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Legion baseball roundup: Willmar drops regular-season finale

Legion baseball report for Sunday, July 17, 2022, in west central Minnesota. New Ulm's four-run 4th leads to 6-3 victory over Post 167

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WILLMAR — The Willmar American Legion baseball team took a loss in its regular-season finale on Saturday.

New Ulm put up four runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 6-3 win over 10th-ranked Post 167 at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Scoreless through three innings, New Ulm took the lead in the fourth after a two-run home run by Carter Lang. Later in the inning, Evan Wiltscheck scored on a passed ball, and Isaiah Rieser hit an RBI single.

Jaden Drill was 3-for-4 for New Ulm with three doubles, a run and an RBI. Starter Grant Burns got the victory after striking out five in 6-1/3 innings.

Five different Willmar players — Sam Etterman, Ian Koosman, Hunter Magnuson, Alex Schramm and Jason Malmgren — got hits in the loss. Etterman, Magnuson and Malmgren each had an RBI. Cayden Hansen scored a run. He was also hit with the loss after five strikeouts over four innings.

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Post 167 earned the top seed in the DI Sub-State 15 tournament. They begin postseason play at 6:30 p.m. Monday against Mound at Bill Taunton Stadium.

New Ulm 6, Willmar 3

New Ulm   000   400   2-6   8   0
Willmar     000   020   1-3   5   3
Hitting - New Ulm: Maddox Mortensen 1-4 2b r, Jaden Drill 3-4 2b-3 r rbi, Carter Lang 1-3 hr r rbi-2 bb, Evan Wiltscheck 1-3 r, Levi Franta 1-3 r, Isaiah Rieser 1-2 rbi bb, Jacob Berg 0-4 r … Willmar: Sam Etterman 1-3 rbi bb, Ian Koosman 1-4, Hunter Magnuson 1-2 rbi hbp-2, Alex Schramm 1-2 bb-2 sb, Jason Malmgren 1-3 r rbi, Cayden Hansen 0-3 r hbp, Sam Raitz 0-1 r sb hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Ulm: Grant Bruns (W) 6.1-4-3-3-2-5, Franta 0.2-1-0-0-1-0 … Willmar: Hansen (L) 4-4-4-2-2-5, Malmgren 3-4-2-0-0-0

Tri-Town 9, Albany 3

The Tri-Town Black Sox won the DII Central Sub-State Central Pod following a win over Albany at Kingery Field in Atwater.

Connor Barker put a beating on the baseball. He finished 4-for-4 with two home runs — a solo homer in the third and a grand slam in the sixth. Barker had five RBis and scored three runs.

Jack Peterson got the win on the mound after striking out nine over 5-2/3 innings. He was also 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Tri-Town opens a best-of-three series with North Pod champion Kimball at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kimball. Games 2 and 3, if necessary, will be played Thursday at Atwater.

Albany        000   111   0-3   6   2
Tri-Town     021   015   x-9   12   3
Hitting - Albany: Brandon Holm 2-3 rbi, Carter Voss 1-3 r-2, Isaac Evenson 1-3 2b rbi, Jake Lauer 1-3, Drew Cramlet 1-3 rbi, Izaac Hutchinson 0-3 r bb… Tri-Town: Josh Kingery 1-2 2b r rbi-2 bb-2, Logan Straumann 1-4 r rbi, Jack Peterson 1-3 r hbp, Connor Barker 4-4 hr-2 2b r-3 rbi-5, Jaxon Behm 1-4 rbi, Zach Bagley 2-3 r sb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1-3 r, Jaxon Drange 1-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Albany: Holm (L) 5.1-11-8-8-3-1, Cramlet 0.2-1-1-1-0-0 … Tri-Town: Peterson (W) 5.2-6-3-1-2-9, Barker 1.1-0-0-0-1-3

SH/MACCRAY 6, Redwood Falls 1

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY reached the DII Central Sub-State final four after winning the South Pod with a victory over Redwood Falls at Sacred Heart.

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Brooks Asche and Tyler Froland combined to hold Redwood Falls to four hits. Asche got the win for the Scarlets after tallying seven strikeouts over 6-1/3 innings. Froland got the final two outs, keeping Redwood Falls off the bases.

Dreyer Homan led Sacred Heart/MACCRAY’s offense, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run. Carter Rice also drove in two runs, finishing 1-for-2.

The Scarlets kick off a best-of-three series with East Pod champion Howard Lake Tuesday at Howard Lake. Games 2 and 3, if necessary, will take place Thursday in Sacred Heart.

Redwood Falls    000   100   0-1   4   0
SH/MACCRAY     400   011   x-6   5   3
Hitting - Redwood Falls: Gavin Brandt 1-3, Brandon lang 1-3 r, Jacob Hildebrandt 1-3, Rylan Bisel 1-3 rbi … SH/MACCRAY: Dreyer Homan 2-3 2b r rbi-2, Brooks Asche 1-3 r, Carter Rice 1-2 rbi-2 sac, Isaac Haen 1-3 rbi, Camden Wohlman 0-1 r-2 bb-2, Tyler Froland 0-2 r bb, Tyler Amsden 0-2 r hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Redwood Falls: Tyson Irlbeck (L) 6-5-6-6-4-5 … SH/MACCRAY: Asche (W) 6.1-4-1-0-3-7, Froland 0.2-0-0-0-0-1

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