VFW BASEBALL: Worthington VFW beats Adrian 10-7WORTHINGTON — The Adrian VFW baseball team made a comeback in the top of the fifth inning, but it just was not enough to take down Worthington Post 3958.
WORTHINGTON — The Adrian VFW baseball team made a comeback in the top of the fifth inning, but it just was not enough to take down Worthington Post 3958.
Worthington won the game 10-7 in seven innings. It wasn’t the prettiest display of baseball for Post 3958, but the squad pulled it out.
“I am very frustrated, even though we got a win,” Hostikka said. “We had a 9-3 lead, then a 10-3 lead, and we did not execute.”
Between Worthington and Adrian, 21 walks were to be had in seven innings, with only seven strikeouts.
The action got off to a quick start, with both teams putting runs on the board in the first inning.
Tony Lynn started off Adrian’s inning with a single. Then Jordan Bertrand and Trey Henning both got walked to fill the bases.
Jordan Dingmann singled off of a bunt, which scored Lynn.
Brady Lonneman and Tony Sieve were walked to score Bertrand and Henning to make the score 3-0.
Post 3958 fired back in the first inning to bring the score in their favor.
Tristan Sorenson led off the inning with a walk. A wild throw by the pitcher to first had Sorenson running all the way home to get Worthington’s first run. Logan Thuringer walked and then got to third on a wild throw on a pickoff attempt.
The pitcher for Adrian, Nick Reyne, then balked and brought Thuringer in to score to bring the score 3-1.
Worthington’s Ryan Lee ended up getting walked, and then Roque Soto ripped a single to left field. A wild throw to first to try to catch Soto leading off had Lee and Soto advancing to second and third.
Trevor Wietzema then walked to fill the bases for Post 3958. A wild pitch by Reyne scored lee to make it 3-2, and then Nate Braaksma hit a single which scored Soto to tie the game.
Blake Fauske hit a single and stole second. Then Oliver Wolyniec stepped up and hit a huge double that scored Wietzema and Fauske.
Sorenson ended up walking while a wild pitch put Wolyniec on third base, and then another balk ended up having Wolyniec get home to make the score 7-3.
Worthington’s Thuringer came up to bat and hit a single which scored Sorenson and then a wild throw put him on second
Soto stepped up to bat and hit a double off of a missed fielding attempt by Adrian. And at the end of the first inning, the score was 9-3.
No one scored in the second inning, but Worthington put another run on the board in the bottom of the third inning when Sorenson was walked. Thuringer stepped up at the plate, and the new pitcher for Adrian, Tony Lynn, threw a wild pitch which had Sorenson advance to second.
Thuringer then bunted and ended up with a double, and when the wild throw was coming to second base, Sorenson took advantage and went home to make the score 10-3 at the end of the third.
Adrian then tried to make a comeback in the middle of the game.
In the top of the fourth, Adrian started out the inning by Taylor Recker getting hit by a pitch to have a man on base. Then, after Recker stole second base, and two groundouts with him advancing every time, he scored to make the game 10-4.
After a Reyne single, Bertrand took advantage and hit a single which had Reyne scoring off of a fielding error to make the game 10-5 in favor of Worthington.
Adrian continued to put runs on the board in the top of the fifth inning.
Lonneman walked to start off the inning. Recker then ended up getting walked, and on a wild pitch at his at-bat, Lonneman advanced to second base. Jake Diekmann also walked to have the bases loaded for Lynn. Lynn ended up walking and scoring Lonneman to make the score 10-6.
The next batter up, Reyne, hit a deep sacrifice fly to left field, which brought in Recker to make the score 10-7 at the end of the top of the fifth inning.
“We were down 9-3, but I am really proud of my boys,” said Adrian head coach Kevin Nowotny said. “We had our chances, but that is baseball.”
That would be the last run scored by either team.
Worthington Post 3958 now has a 6-2 record and a 2-0 record in the league. They will play again today at Luverne against New Ulm.
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