LEGION BASEBALL: Luverne wins late-night Legion baseball clash against Redwood FallsREDWOOD FALLS — It was a late start for Luverne and Redwood Falls in their Second District American Legion Baseball Tournament matchup on Sunday night, the game getting started at 10 p.m. and finishing at 12:30 a.m.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
REDWOOD FALLS — It was a late start for Luverne and Redwood Falls in their Second District American Legion Baseball Tournament matchup on Sunday night, the game getting started at 10 p.m. and finishing at 12:30 a.m.
Both team’s starters showed their fatigue by combining to walk 22 batters in a game that had only 10 combined hits, but Luverne managed to pull out an 11-5 win in the contest.
Cody Christensen (2 1/3 innings pitched, three hits, five runs, seven walks, two strikeouts) started for Luverne and John Fodness (4 2/3 innings pitched, one hit, four walks, two strikeouts) picked up the win in relief.
Fodness (3-for-4, two runs, RBI) and Joey Slieter (3-for-4, RBI) combined for all six of Luverne’s hits.
The Luverne offense was helped by having 11 batters walked and two hit by pitches. The team also scored almost half of its runs on passed balls, including both of its runs in the second inning.
Luverne had only three RBI in the game, with Connor Fitzer executing a suicide-squeeze in the fifth for the team’s other RBI.
Jeremy Reisdorfer had no official at bats but scored three runs for Luverne.
Luverne will now play in the championship game of the tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Redwood Falls. The team’s opponent will be either Pipestone, Springfield or Redwood Falls.
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