Hanowskis propel Little Falls sweep of Willmar
WILLMAR -- Little Falls sunk Willmar twice on Thursday 10-1 and 13-3 at Baker Diamond. The first game was a completion of a suspended game from an April 21 downpour at the Flyers' field. The Flyers had 19 hits to go with 13 free passes issued by ...
WILLMAR -- Little Falls sunk Willmar twice on Thursday 10-1 and 13-3 at Baker Diamond.
The first game was a completion of a suspended game from an April 21 downpour at the Flyers' field.
The Flyers had 19 hits to go with 13 free passes issued by four Willmar pitchers.
Willmar saw the last of the Hanowski brothers -- at least as a pair. Beau, the Flyers' leadoff hitter, scored five runs in the two games and had three hits. The senior center fielder has signed with South Dakota State to play baseball.
Ben, a junior shortstop who has already signed to play hockey at St. Cloud State, totaled seven RBI on his five hits.
Willmar third baseman Jordan Smith went 2-for-3 in the continued game.
Willmar piled up nine hits in the nightcap, but left eight runners on base. Matt Odom and John Sawatzky each had a pair of hits while Alec Saunders and Logan Birkland each doubled.
Scott Skaalerud, who started at Little Falls, anhd also yesterday at Willmar was the losing pitcher in both games.
Willmar dropped to 4-6 in the Central Lakes and 6-7 overall. The Flyers are now 8-3, all CLC games.
Little Falls 10, Willmar 1
Willmar 001 000 0 -- 1 5 2
Home 511 101 x - 10 8 3
HITTING - Willmar: Tim Chermak 1-for-3, Jordan Smith 2-for-3, 2b; Alex Saunders 1-for-3, John Sawatzky 1-for-2... Little Falls: Beau Hanowski 2-for-4, 2b; Riley Hirsch 1-for-3, 3 runs; Ben Hanowski 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Joe Rydeen 1-for-2, 3-run HR, SF, 4 rbi; Ben Nelson 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Scott Skaalerud (L) 3-5-7-4-4-2, Justin Hamann 3-3-3-3-2-0 ... Little Falls: Andrew Lange (W) 4Xc-4-1-1-2-6, Michael Sperl (W) 2Zc-1-0-0-1-1
Little Falls 13, Willmar 3
Little Falls 410 053 -- 13 11 3
Willmar 100 020 -- 3 9 5
HITTING - Little Falls: Beau Hanowski 1-for-5, 3 runs, 2 sb; Riley Hirsch 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 bb; Ben Hanowki 2-for-4, 4 rbi; Andrew Lange 1-for-4, rbi; Logan Kalis 3-for-4, 2 runs; Pete Suska 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 sb, rbi; Mitch LeBlanc 1-for-4 ... Willmar: Matt Odom 2-for-4, rbi; Jordan Smith 1-for-2, Alec Saunders 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Mike Dunham 1-for-2, John Sawatzky 2-for-3, Logan Birkland 1-for-3, 2b; Alex Malmgren 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Little Falls: Logan Kalis (W) 6-9-3-3-5-7 ... Willmar: Scott Skaalerud 4-5-5-4-4-2, Nick DeVries 2-6-8-1-3-1