VFW Baseball Roundup: Starbuck gets a walk-off win over Willmar

Stars earn 7-6, eight-inning victory over Post 1639 at the Glenwood Junior Legion Tournament.

GLENWOOD — The Starbuck Junior Legion team scored in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Willmar VFW Post 1639 7-6 Sunday.

Austin Ballhagen’s ground out brought home the winning run. Ballhagen finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs, three stolen bases and one RBI.

Jack Majerus went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases for Starbuck, which stole 11 in the game.

For Willmar, Logan Bass was 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk.

Willmar finished 0-3 in the Starbuck Junior Legion tournament played at Glenwood.


Willmar 320 000 10-6 8 2
Starbuck 120 201 01-7 11 2
Hitting - Willmar: Logan Bass 2-4 r-2 rbi bb sb, Dylan Staska 1-3 r bb-2 sb, Cullen Gregory 0-1 r bb, Kadin Brabender 2-5 rbi 2b sb, Mattix Swanson 0-1 bb hbp, Mason Thole 0-4 rbi, Jaydon Garnhardt 1-2, Carter Kallevig 0-2 r, Rich Becker 0-2 r bb-2, Chase Birchard 1-2, William Sportel 1-1 bb … Starbuck: Blake Andreas 1-1 r-2 rbi bb sf sb-2, Jack Majerus 2-3 rbi sb-2, Dylan Alexander 1-4 rbi, P.J. Johnson 1-4, Alex Panitzke 1-3 bb, Austin Weber 0-2 bb-2 sb, Jack Larson 1-4 r-2 sb-3, Austin Ballhagen 3-4 r-3 rbi sb-3, Conner Stein 1-2 rbi 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Staska 4-7-5-4-2-2, Landon Ogdahl (L) 3⅔-4-2-2-2-1 … Starbuck: Ryland Martin 3-6-5-4-6-2, Weber (W) 5-2-1-0-2-6

Paynesville 11, Willmar 1

Grayson Fuchs tossed a two-hitter and also went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI to lead Paynesville to the five-inning win Saturday at Glenwood.

Max Athmann, Eli Nelson, Bryce Vanderbeek, Spencer Lieser and Izaak Schultz all had two hits for Paynesville.

Dylan Staska was 1-for-3 and Landon Ogdahl was 1-for-1 for Willmar.

Willmar 010 00-1 2 2
Paynesville 009 2x-11 12 1
Hitting - Willmar: Dylan Staska 1-3, Cullen Gregory 0-2 bb, Mattix Swanson 0-0 r bb sb-2, Landon Ogdahl 1-1, Henry Michelson 0-1 rbi, Carter Kallevig 0-1 bb … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 1-3 r rbi-2, Max Athmann 2-3 r-2, Eli Nelson 2-3 r rbi-2 2b, Spencer Eisenhaun 1-3 r-2 rbi, Bryce Vanderbeek 2-3 r rbi-2 2b, Spencer Lieser 2-3 r rbi 2b, Austin Pauls 0-1 bb, Bennett Evans 0-2 r rbi, Isaak Schultz 2-2 r rbi, Blake Pung 0-1 r rbi hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Logan Bass (L) 2-7-7-7-1-2, Jaydon Garnhardt 2-5-4-2-0-0 … Paynesville: Fuchs (W) 5-2-1-1-3-3

Albany 20, Willmar 0

The Albany Junior Legion team hammered out 19 hits to beat Willmar Post 1639 Saturday at Glenwood.

Albany 664 4-20 19 0
Willmar 000 0-0 3 5
Hitting - Albany: Devin Hansen 2-4 r rbi, Carter Voss 1-2 r-2 bb, Carson Holthaus 3-4 r-3 rbi-2, Tony Herkenhoff 1-4 r-4 rbi-2, Isaac Evenson 3-3 r-4 rbi bb, Jayden Schafer 2-3 r-3 rbi-3, Jake Langer 3-3 r-2 rbi-4 bb, Brayden Roerick 1-3 rbi bb, Jack Richter 1-4 r rbi-2, Drew Cramlet 2-4 rbi … Willmar: Dylan Staska 1-1, Cullen Gregory 1-2, Logan Bass 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Albany: Jake Langer (W) 4-3-0-0-1-6 … Willmar: Chase Birchard (L) 1 1/3-8-11-10-3-2, Rich Becker ⅔-6-5-2-0-0, Carter Kallevig 1⅔-4-4-0-1-0, Jaydon Garnhardt 1/3-1-0-0-0-0

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