LEGION BASEBALL ROUNDUP: King pitches Worthington to victoryMANKATO — Matt King scattered four hits while walking one and striking out 10 in a complete-game shutout Tuesday night to lead Worthington’s American Legion baseball team to a 10-0 victory against Eagle Lake (Mankato) in the nightcap of a split-doubleheader.
MANKATO — Matt King scattered four hits while walking one and striking out 10 in a complete-game shutout Tuesday night to lead Worthington’s American Legion baseball team to a 10-0 victory against Eagle Lake (Mankato) in the nightcap of a split-doubleheader.
Post 5 suffered an 8-7 loss to Mankato West in the opener.
Mitchell Jensen had three hits, and Stuart Rogers, Steven Kremer and Derek Busswitz each notched two hits to lead Worthington, which scored once in the first inning, four times in the second and three times in the third to take an early lead and provide King with more than enough run support.
Jensen and Busswitz each finished with two RBI.
Worthington trailed 7-1 after three innings against Mankato West before attempting a furious comeback. Post 5 scored four times in the fourth and once in each the fifth and sixth innings to tie the score, but Mankato West notched back-to-back-to-back hits in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a walk-off win.
Kremer, who crushed a two-run home run in Worthington’s four-run fourth frame, Busswitz, Ethan Duffy and Adam Munkel each had two hits.
Duffy also had two RBI.
Joe Ahrens, who suffered the loss, allowed eight runs on 15 hits while walking four and striking out two in a complete-game effort.
Worthington (18-4) will face Brookings (S.D.) on Friday night to open a tournament in Sioux Falls (S.D.).
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Wgtn. 010 411 0 — 7 10 2
MW 421 000 1 — 8 15 2
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Wgtn. 143 000 2 — 10 12 2
EL 000 000 0 — 0 4 4
Jackson 6, Windom 2
WINDOM — Brock Thaemlitz and Joel Hartzler each had three hits and an RBI on Wednesday night to lead Jackson’s American Legion baseball team in a 6-2 victory against Windom.
The game was a continuation from Tuesday night’s contest, which was postponed after the first inning because of poor weather.
Hartzler went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Thaemlitz went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
Tyler Rettig allowed two runs on three hits while walking seven and striking out four batters in four and two-thirds innings to earn the win.
Trevon Bargfrede went 2-for-4 with a double, and Ryan Rasche went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI for Jackson, which will face Redwood Falls tonight at Island Park.
Sam Fischenich, who suffered the loss for Windom, allowed six runs on 13 hits while walking two and striking out four in a complete-game effort. He also was Windom’s leading hitter, going 2-for-3 with a double.
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Jackson 100 200 3 — 6 13 0
Windom 001 010 0 — 2 3 1