Legion Baseball Roundup: Litchfield scores twice in 7th to trip up Hector
HECTOR -- Litchfield scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, and Stan Ridgeway finished off his complete game in the bottom of the inning for a Legion win on Thursday in Hector.
HECTOR - Litchfield scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, and Stan Ridgeway finished off his complete game in the bottom of the inning for a Legion win on Thursday in Hector.
Litchfield’s Hayden Lien doubled to lead off the seventh and scored on Dylan Kotzer’s single, and Jake Schultz, who walked with one out, came around to score the winning run.
Ridgeway gave up nine hits and a walk, but surrendered just three earned runs and he struck out five.
Lien and Kotzer both had two hits and Kotzer finished with two RBIs.
Hector’s Tanner Edwards, Brad Ebbers and Mason Olinger both had two hits. Ebbers drove in two runs.
Litchfield 5, Hector 4
Litchfield 001 011 2 - 5 7 4
Hector 201 010 0 - 4 9 1
HITTING – Litchfield: Jake Schultz 0-2 rbi r, Dylan Kotzer 2-4 rbi-2, Hunter Czycalla 1-3, Stan Ridgeway 1-2 r, Marcus Huhn 1-4 rbi, Ross Wendlandt 0-1 r, Hayden Lien 2b 2-3 r, Luke Schultz 0-3 r … Hector: Tanner Edwards 2-4, Brock Luthens 0-3 r, Jake Pettit 1-2 r, Brad Ebbers 2-4 rbi-2 r, Mason OIinger 2-4 r, Austin Pagenkopf 1-4 rbi, Sam Nelson 1-3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Stan Ridgeway (W) 7-9-4-3-1-5 … Hector: Trey Weispfennig (L) 6.1-6-5-4-3-6, Pettit 0.2-1-0-0-2-1
BOLD 12, Eden Valley-Watkins 2
All nine BOLD starters had at least one hit as the Mudhens wrapped up the Legion victory in five innings in Bird Island.
Austin Weis hit a two-run homer and went the distance for the win. He allowed two unearned runs and struck out eight.
Trevor Nissen had two hits and drove in a pair of runs and Riley Kramer, Ben Steffel and Lane Stadther all had two hits.
BOLD improved to 6-8 and plays a doubleheader on Saturday at home, beginning with Hutchinson at 11 a.m. The Mudhens then play Tri-Town in the afternoon.
EV-Watkins 002 00 - 2 4 2
BOLD 412 41 - 12 13 1
HITTING – Eden Valley-Watkins: Luke Ludwig 1-3, Travis Theilen 1-2, Hunter Mathies 1-2, Cory Mathies 1-2 … BOLD: Ben Steffel 2-4 rbi, Lane Stadther 2-3, Austin Weis 1-3 hr rbi-2, Riley Kramer 2-2 rbi, Max Buchtel 1-3, Trevor Nissen 2-3 rbi-2, Hunter Evenson 1-2, Logan Nissen 1-2 rbi, Brecken Ebnet 1-2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Theilen (L) 4-12-11-7-4-3, Rick Yanish 0-1-1-0-0-0 … BOLD: Weis (W) 5-4-2-0-1-8
Granite Falls 6, Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 5
A defensive interference call allowed Granite Falls to score the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Blake Lindstrom pitched a scoreless seventh and picked up the win over Sacred Heart/MACCRAY on Thursday in Sacred Heart.
Lindstrom worked the final 5-2/3 innings and also had two hits. Chase Richter drove two runs.
SH/MACCRAY’s Colin Thompson had two hits and Chase Christensen, Connor Cronen and Jack Dykema all drove in runs.
Granite Falls 003 102 0 - 6 7 2
SH/MACCRAY 050 000 0 - 5 7 2
HITTING – Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 1-3, Blake Lindstrom 2-4, Chase Richter 1-4 rbi-2, Daniel Grund 1-2, Joe Sannerud 1-4 … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Jack Dykema 1-4 rbi, Colin Thompson 2-4, Carter Asche 1-3, Derick Sommers 1-3, Connor Cronen 1-2 rbi, Chase Christensen 1-3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Logan Thorstad 1.1-6-5-4-2-0, Lindstrom (W) 5.2-1-0-0-0-3 … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Brady Holwerda 3.1-5-4-4-4-5, Sommers 1.2-2-0-0-1-2, Asche (L) 2-0-2-1-1-3
GFW 2, Tri-Town 1
Tanner Wenninger was one out from pitching a no-hitter and pinch-hitter Matt Henderson hit an RBI double in the sixth inning to lift the visitors based out of Fairfax on Thursday.
Tri-Town owned a 1-0 lead when Jaren Kaddatz walked and scored on error in the third. But Adam Johnson’s one-out single in the seventh inning was the Black Sox’s next-best chance of scoring as Wenniger struck out six in the victory.
GFW 000 011 0 - 2 7 1
Tri-Town 001 000 0 - 1 1 1
HITTING – Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Jacob Unger 2-2 bb-2 rbi, Brady Roiger 2-3, Rafael Herrera 2-4, Matt Henderson 1-1 2b rbi … Tri-Town: Adam Johnson 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Tanner Wenniger (W) 7-1-1-0-2-6 … Tri-Town: Ethan Schultz (L) 5.1-7-2-2-1-6, Brody Larson 1.2-1-0-0-0-2
Cottonwood 5, Montevideo 2
Brad Boerboom and Chris Berg both drove in two runs to lead Cottonwood to the Legion victory on Thursday in Montevideo.
Adam Kilibarda drove in both Montevideo runs in the fifth inning.
Cottonwood 000 220 1 - 5 7 3
Montevideo 000 020 0 - 2 3 2
HITTING – Cottonwood: Chris Berg 2-3 rbi-2, Brad Boerboom 1-3 rbi-2 … Montevideo: Christian Kanten 1-4, Zac Enevoldsen 1-3, Adam Kilibarda 1-3 rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Cottonwood: Seth Boerboom (W) 7-3-2-0-2-4 … Montevideo: Enevoldsen (L) 4-4-2-3-2, Garrett Christianson 3-3-3-2-1-0
Glenwood 7, Kerkhoven 1
Glenwood broke open a close game with a four-run fifth inning against Kerkhoven at Minnewaska High School.
Austin VerSteeg was 3-for-4 with three doubles and he drove in two runs. Jon Nygaard was 2-for-4 and Ryder Lynk singled and drove in two runs.
Riley Thompson allowed five hits over seven innings and he struck out five to get the win.
Kerkhoven’s Brandin Dahl doubled and drove in his team’s lone run.
Kerkhoven 000 001 0 - 1 5 3
Glenwood 001 141 x - 7 9 1
HITTING – Kerkhoven: Caleb Collins 1-2, Brandin Dahl 1-2 2b rbi, Nathan Torkelson 1-2, Aaron Collins 1-1, Brandon Rasmussen 1-3 … Glenwood: Jon Nygaard 2-4, Austin VerSteeg 3-4 2b-3 rbi-2, Riley Kinny 1-1 rbi, Justin Amundson 1-2, Matt McIver 1-3 rbi, Ryder Lynk 1-2 rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kerkhoven: Torkelson (L) 4-5-5-4-3-2, Rasmussen 2-4-2-1-1-1 … Glenwood: Riley Thompson (W) 7-5-1-1-3-5