VFW BASEBALL: Worthington VFW splits Friday night doubleheader
ALEXANDRIA -- Worthington VFW split a tournament doubleheader in Alexandria Friday, earning a 3-0 victory over Proctor and a 10-0 loss to Alexandria.
In Game 1, Worthington would earn an early lead, putting the team up 1-0 after the first. Worthington would later get two more runs, one each in the bottom of the third and fourth, to give Worthington a 3-0 lead.
Worthington starting pitcher Tristan Sorenson would make sure Proctor would not be able to mount any kind of comeback, shutting down Proctor's offense while fanning six batters and only walking two. Sorenson would earn the complete game win after pitching all seven innings for Worthington.
Sorenson also dominated on the offensive side of the ball, hitting 3-for-3 with two runs. Logan Thuringer went 2-for-3 with teammate Cole Dierks going 1-for-3 with two runs for Worthington.
In Game two, Worthington would hold its own for the first two innings before a slew of errors in the field allowed Alexandria to score five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Alexandria would go on to add five more runs over the next two innings to give themselves a 10-0 win.
Worthington starting pitcher Ryan Lee pitched three innings in the loss, while allowing six hits and striking out three. All the runs scored on Lee were unearned due to five errors by Worthington.
Worthington VFW (22-9) plays today at 9 a.m. against Madison, Minn.
Game 1 R H E
Proctor 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1
WGTN 101 100 X -- 383
Game 2 R H E
WGTN 000 00 -- 0 1 5
Alexandria 005 32 -- 10 7 0
Okabena Legion moves on with 4-3 win
HERON LAKE -- In legion sectionals Friday, Okabena Legion won 4-3 over Edgerton to move on to the next round.
Okabena's Alex Meyer pitched all nine innings of the game striking out 10 and only allowing two earned runs.
Luke Hinkels and Mark Ferguson both went 2-for-3, with Hinkels getting an inside-the-park home-run.
Luke Nibblelinek picked up the loss for Edgerton, pitching seven innings and striking out one batter.
Okabena moves on to play Pipestone today in Luverne.
R H E
Okabena 310 000 0 -- 4 7 1
Edgerton 000 003 0 -- 3 4 2