ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Legion baseball: Willmar's bats come alive

Post 167 shells Cold Spring Post 455 10-0 in five innings at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Baseball roundup
Willmar American Legion Post 167 shortstop Ian Koosman beats out a throw to homeplate to score the team's second run of the game in a 10-0 win against Cold Spring Post 455 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
We are part of The Trust Project.

WILLMAR — The bats came alive after two consecutive shutout innings to start the game, but it only showed for the home team.

Willmar Post 167 dominated Cold Spring Post 455 in a 10-0 win that saw the matchup reach five innings Wednesday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium.

JasonMalmgren&JaydonGarnhardt.jpg
Willmar American Legion Post 167 teammates Jason Malmgren (left) and Jaydon Garnhardt (right) talk in the dugout during a game against Cold Spring Post 455 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Hunter Magnuson led the way on both sides of the baseball for Willmar.

Magnuson pitched all five innings, holding to three hits. He struck out 10 and walked two.

The 2021 Willmar Senior High graduate also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a blazing home run and one walk, recording five RBIs and scoring a run.

ADVERTISEMENT

CaydenHansenTag.jpg
Willmar American Legion Post 167 second baseman Cayden Hansen tags out Cold Spring Post 455 runner in Luke Van Erp during a summer ball game on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

The rout began when Sam Etterman, who went 2-for-3, reached home to score Willmar’s first run in the third inning. He later added two more runs in the win.

The duo of Etterman and Magnuson combined for four of Willmar’s nine hits. Seven of 11 batters recorded a hit for Post 167.Ian Koosman and Cayden Hansen both recorded two RBIs for Willmar.

Thad Lieser, Brady Schafer and Beck Loesch had hits for Cold Spring.

Post 167 heads to the Marshall Wood Bat Tournament on Friday through Sunday.

HunterMagnuson.jpg
Willmar American Legion Post 167 starting pitcher Hunter Magnuson prepares to throw a pitch toward homeplate against Cold Spring Post 455 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Willmar 10, Cold Spring 0

Cold Spring    000   00-0   3   0
Willmar            002   62-10   9   1
Hitting - Cold Spring: Thad Lieser 1-3, Brady Schafer 1-1, Beck Loesch 1-1 … Willmar: Sam Etterman 2-3 r-3, Ian Koosman 1-1 r-1 rbi-2, Hunter Magnuson 2-3 r-1 rbi-5 hr, Dylan Arndorfer 1-1 r, Cayden Hansen 1-2 r rbi-2, Carter Schow 1-3, Kadin Brabender 1-2 r, Sam Raitz 0-1 r, Jason Malmgren 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Cold Spring: Evan Acheson (L) 3-3-2-2-4-4, Tyler Lardy 1.2-6-8-7-4-1… Willmar: Magnuson (W) 5-3-0-0-2-10

More Baseball:
Recent baseball coverage from the West Central Tribune.
Willmar takes 3 of 4 from Eau Claire, including 5-2 Thursday night at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark.
American Legion baseball report for Thursday, June 30, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Camden Wohlman, Tyler Amsden and Tyler Froland all have two hits in the win. Meanwhile, Kerkhoven sweeps a doubleheader from Granite Falls.
Amateur baseball report for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Pirates beat Silver Streaks 1-0 before a large crowd and the Fox9 television cameras. Also, Starbuck downs Norway Lake-Sunburg.
Amateur baseball report for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Bullfrogs score six times in the second inning to beat the Kilowatts 9-6 in a Corn Belt League game. The Atwater Chuckers and Raymond Rockets also win games Wednesday.
American Legion baseball report for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Post 167 overcomes an adventurous fourth inning in a 7-4 victory.
Right-hander dominates, first baseman homers in 10-2 win over Eau Claire
VFW/Legion baseball report for Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Willmar remains hot after beating Litchfield 3-1. And,Starbuck's late rally gives it a Junior Legion victory.
The Express limit the Stingers to four hits in a 3-2 victory.
Pro
His return means that Luis Arraez, who had shifted over to second base, will move back to first, where he has seen most of his playing time this season
KMS, Paynesville, MACCRAY pace the area with three selections each

Related Topics: BASEBALLAMERICAN LEGIONWILLMARCOLD SPRING
Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in June 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
What to read next
Amateur golf report for Thursday, June 30, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Jed Baranczyk and Leah Skaar shoot 6-under-par to finish three strokes off the winners of the two-day event in Northfield.
Action-packed evening at KRA sees Brooten's Vogel, Lowry's Johnson earn feature wins
The Kandi Elite 14-1s went 13-0, winning 26 of 30 sets at the AAU tournament.