VFW Baseball: Willmar, Alex to play for district title today
SPICER -- Willmar won three of four games in the District 5 VFW tournament this past weekend and moved into today's championship game. Willmar lost its first game on Saturday to Morris, 4-1, then reeled off three straight wins. Willmar will play ...
SPICER -- Willmar won three of four games in the District 5 VFW tournament this past weekend and moved into today's championship game.
Willmar lost its first game on Saturday to Morris, 4-1, then reeled off three straight wins.
Willmar will play Alexandria today at 6 p.m. and will have to win twice to advance to state.
Willmar 16, Madison 6
Willmar pounded out 14 hits against four Madison pitchers, including a 4-for-5 performance from Sam Spaulding, who drove in three runs.
Tyler Brower, Jordan Ruter, Jacob Damhof and Jacob Rambow had two hits each for Willmar. Rambow, Brower, Damhof and Adam Fagerstrom drove in two runs each.
Andrew Bangen gor the win in relief with three shutout innings.
Willmar 432 301 3 -- 16 14 4
Madison 040 002 0 -- 6 9 2
HITTING - Willmar: Adam Fagerstrom 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Tyler Brower 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; John Sawatzky 1-for-2, 3 runs, rbi; Jordan Ruter 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Jake Tone 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Jacob Damhof 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3b, 2 rbi; Jacob Rambow 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Sam Spaulding 4-for-5, 3 rbi; Andrew Bangen 1-for-2, 2b ... Madison: Ryan Hoium 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Trent Hansen 1-for-2; Chase Kermig 1-for-3, rbi; Stephen Dison 2-for-3; Blair Tostenson 1-for-1; Jordan Schwartz 3-for-4, rbi; Zach Moen 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Jordan Ruter 3-5-4-2-1-0, Andrew Bangen (W) 3-2-0-0-0-2, Jacob Damhof 1-2-2-2-1-1 ... Madison: Eric Paulson (L)
Willmar 12, Morris 2
Willmar pounded the No. 1 seed, rapping 16 hits.
Tyler Brower and Andrew Bangen had three hits apiece for Post 1839. Adam Fagerstrom, Austin Adamson, Jacob Damhof and Sam Spaulding had two hits each.
Nathaniel Swoyer went all seven innings for the win, scattering eight hits. He walked one and struck out 11.
Willmar 250 030 2 -- 12 16 0
Morris 001 100 0 -- 2 8 1
HITTING - Willmar: Adam Fagerstrom 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Austin Adamson 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 bb's; Tyler Brower 3-for-5, 2 rbi; Tone 1-for-2; Jacob Damhof 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2b; Jacob Rambow 1-for-4, rbi; Sam Spaulding 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Andrew Bangen 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2b, rbi ... Morris: Dion Erickson 1-for-4; Tanner Borning 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Cole Riley 1-for-2; Ryan Beyer 3-for-4, 2b; Eric Riley 1-for-3, rbi; Travis Bonkenbacker 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Nathaniel Swoyer (W) 7-8-2-2-1-11 ... Morris: Tyler Hanson (L) 4-9-7-7-2-0, Ethan Bruer 3-7-5-5-2-1
Morris 4, Willmar 1
Andrew Bangen drove in the only run for Willmar in the fifth inning.
Willmar 000 010 0 -- 1 5 2
Morris 110 020 x -- 4 6 1
HITTING - Willmar: Austin Adamson 1-for-3; John Sawatzky 1-for-2; Jacob Rambow 1-for-3; Sam Spaulding 1-for-3; Andrew Bangen 1-for-2, rbi ... Morris: Alex Erickson 2-for-3, 2 2b's, rbi; Eric Riley 1-for-3; Brady Valnes 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Milton Kall 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Tyler Brower (L) 5-5-4-2-0-5, Nathaniel Swoyer 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Morris: Eric Riley (W) 7-5-1-1-2-3
Willmar 8, Ortonville 4
John Sawatzky rapped a paiur of doubles and Austin Adamson and Andrew Bangen also had two hits for Willmar.
Jacob Damhof worked four innings for the win, giving up five hits and three runs. Bangen got the save with three strong innings in which he gave up no hits and one unearned run.
Ortonville 001 200 1 -- 4 5 2
Willmar 241 001 x -- 8 10 2
HITTING - Ortonville: Taylor Radermacher 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Winter 1-for-4, 2b; Andy Strei 1-for-4, rbi; Isaac Knutson 1-for-4 .... Willmar: Adam Fagerstrom 1-for-4; Austin Adamson 2-for-3, rbi; Tyler Brower 1-for-3, 2 rbi; John Sawatzky 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Jacob Damhof 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jake Tone 1-for-2; Andrew Bangen 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ortonville: Jordan Ruter 3-5-4-2-1-0, Andrew Bangen (W) 3-2-0-0-0-2, Jacob Damhof 1-2-2-2-1-1 ... Willmar: Jacob Damhof (W) 4-5-3-3-5-3, Andrew Bangen (S) 3-0-1-0-0-3