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Legion baseball tournament: Tri-Town earns a return trip to state

The Black Sox beat Howard Lake 6-0 to win the Division II Central Sub-State title, sending them to Luverne for the state tournament. Morris beats Kerkhoven to also earn a state berth.

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HOWARD LAKE — The Tri-Town Black Sox have earned a return trip to the state American Legion Baseball Tournament.

The Black Sox beat Howard Lake 6-0 on Saturday, getting a complete-game four-hitter from Jack Peterson and another big offensive game from Josh Kingery to win the Central Sub-State Division II title.

Tri-Town plays Dillworth-Glyndon-Felton in the state Division II tournament at 4 p.m. Friday in Luverne.

“We’re really excited,” Tri-Town head coach Chris Fellows said. “We have some great confidence behind us now getting there back-to-back (years).

“We’re looking forward to it.”

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Tri-Town, made up of players from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School, took second in the state tournament last August.

Peterson struck out 10 and walked no one, allowing four hits.

Kingery went 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs. He led the game off with a home run and also hit another shot as well as a double. Peterson and Terrell Rinne each added two hits for Tri-Town.

Tri-Town 6, Howard Lake 0

Tri-Town           300   030   0-6   11   0
Howard Lake    000   000   0-0   4   1
Hitting - Tri-Town: Josh Kingery 3-5 r-2 rbi-3, Logan Straumann 1-4 r, Josh Peterson 2-4 r, Connor Barker 0-2 bb-2, Jaxon Behm 1-4 rbi-2, Terrell Renne 2-4, Zach Bagley 1-2 r bb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1-3 r bb … Howard Lake: Mason Macziewski 1-3, Aiden Debner 1-3, Leo Duski 1-3, Jack Stutsman 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tri-Town: Peterson (W) 7-4-0-0-0-10… Howard Lake: Bennett Anderson (L) 4.2-9-6-3-4-4, Duski 2.1-2-0-0-0-4

Morris 9, Kerkhoven 7

Jumping out to a 9-1 lead after three innings, Morris was able to withstand a comeback from Kerkhoven to win the Division II West Central Sub-State championship at Marthaler Field in Glenwood.

Durgin Decker was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs for Morris. Brett Hanson went 1-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. From the leadoff spot, Brandon Jergenson finished 1-for-3 with three runs and a pair of stolen bases.

Kerkhoven earned its way into the West Central championship after beating Ashby 12-1 in an elimination game Saturday.

Hunter Wilts led Kerkhoven’s batters, finishing 2-for-2 with a double, three runs and an RBI. Chase Magaard also had two hits, going 2-for-2 with a double. Isaac Rudningen drove in a pair of runs and scored another, finishing 1-for-4.

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Kerkhoven   001   033   0-7   8   3
Morris           234   000   x-9   7   4
Hitting - Kerkhoven: Isaac Rudningen 1-4 r rbi-2 sb, Jaiden Henjum 1-3 hbp, Chase Magaard 2-4 2b, Hunter Kallstrom 1-3 2b r hbp, Travis Engelke 1-4 r, Hunter Wilts 2-2 2b r-3 rbi bb sb, Luke Jeseritz 0-3 r rbi bb, Wylee Lottman 0-4 rbi sb-2 … Morris: Brandon Jergenson 1-3 r-3 bb sb-2, Brett Hanson 1-3 2b r rbi-3 bb sb, Sam Kleinwolterink 1-3 rbi, Kaleb Breuer 1-3, Durgin Decker 2-3 r-2, Ross Marty 1-3 r-2 rbi, Dylan Rose 0-2 rbi-2 bb sf sb, Kyle Fehr 0-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kerkhoven: Kallstrom (L) 2-4-5-3-2-0, Engelke 1-3-4-0-1-0, Lottman 3-0-0-0-0-5 … Morris: Rose (W) 5-5-4-2-2-4, Dan Travis 0.2-3-3-3-0-0, Decker (Sv) 1.1-0-0-0-0-1

Saturday

Tri-Town 11, Howard Lake 1

The Tri-Town Black Sox opened the best-of-three DII Central Sub-State championship series with a five-inning victory over Howard Lake at Kingery Field in Atwater.

Pitcher Josh Kingery got the complete-game victory for Tri-Town. He struck out eight while giving up one run on three hits and one walk. He was also 1-for-3 with three runs.

Tri-Town out-hit Howard Lake 13-3.

Jaxon Behm hit three doubles for the Black Sox, going 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Connor Barker was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Logan Straumann drove in three runs and scored another in a 2-for-4 effort.

Howard Lake   100   00-1   3   1
Tri-Town           040   25-11   13   0
Hitting - Howard Lake: Mason Macziewski 1-2 r bb, Aidan Debner 1-2 rbi, Leo Duske 1-2 … Tri-Town: Josh Kingery 1-3 r-3 bb sb, Logan Straumann 2-4 2b r rbi-3, Jack Peterson 1-3 r rbi bb, Connor Barker 3-4 rbi, Jaxon Behm 4-4 2b-3 r rbi, Zach Bagley 1-3 r rbi, Jaxon Drange 1-2 r-2 bb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 0-1 r-2 bb hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Howard Lake: Colton Long (L) 4-9-6-3-2-5, Jack Stutsman 0-1-4-4-3-0, A Zeimerman 0-3-1-1-0-0 … Tri-Town: Kingery (W) 5-3-1-1-1-8 

Morris 2, Kerkhoven 0

Brett Hanson threw a complete-game shutout for Morris as they beat Kerkhoven to advance to the DII West Central Sub-State championship at Marthaler Field in Glenwood.

Hanson held Kerkhoven to four hits with no walks, striking out two. Durgin Decker drove in both of Morris’ runs, finishing 1-for-3.

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Luke Jeseritz was 2-for-2 for Kerkhoven. Jaiden Henjum and Isaac Rudningen were both 1-for-3, with Henjum hitting for a double.

Morris            000   200   0-2   5   0
Kerkhoven     000   000   0-0   4   1Hitting - Morris: Dylan Rose 1-3, Sam Kleinwolterink 1-2 r bb, Kyle Fehr 1-3, Durgin Decker 1-3 rbi-2, Ross Marty 1-3 3b, Kaleb Breuer 0-3 r … Kerkhoven: Isaac Rudningen 1-3, Jaide Henjum 1-3 2b, Luke Jeseritz 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris: Brett Hanson (W) 7-4-0-0-0-2 … Kerkhoven: Henjum (L) 7-5-2-0-1-5

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