June 21, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.
The Sauk Centre Legion team played five games in six days they stayed as they downed Long Prairie 7-2 on June 14, edged Osakis 2-0 June 15, fell 2-1 to Paynesville on Monday, June 18 before playing in a doubleheader Tuesday, June 19 in Nisswa.
Results from the Nisswa doubleheader were not available at press time.
Sauk Centre 7
Long Prairie 3
LONG PRAIRIE – Two-run rallies in the eighth and ninth innings helped Sauk Centre win Thursday, June 14. The top part of the line-up came through for Sauk Centre as Andrew Bick (1-5), Jake Zollman (2-5) and Dylan Haskamp had hits to either drive in runs or start rallies. The team also had a three-run rally in the fourth inning as it took a 3-2 lead.
There was a double header scheduled that night but concerns over pitching resulted in a change to a one nine-inning game. Sauk Centre made use of its pitching staff with Bick, Casey Schirmers and Haskamp pitching. Bick, pitched six innings earned the win.
Sauk Centre 2
SAUK CENTRE – Zollman scattered four Osakis hit in a complete game shut out Friday night, June 15. He struck out 10 in the game and was supported by a solid defense.
Defense was the difference in the game. Sauk Centre scored in the second after Haskamp reached on an error. After a sacrifice bunt by Schirmers, Haskamp scored on an infield error that allowed Dusty Karl to reach base.
The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning when Sauk Centre had its first hits of the game. Back-to-back singles by Ethan Beste and Jack Zollman produced a second run. Beste scored and Zollman had the RBI.
With two out Osakis put a runner on first with a single. The possible rallied died as Zollman had the final batter pop out to Beste at second base.
Sauk Centre 1
SAUK CENTRE – Two unearned runs by Paynesville late in the game resulted in Sauk Centre’s first loss of the year.
Sauk Centre 7
Sauk Centre 000 300 022-7 7 3
Long Prairie 200 000 010-3 6 2
Sauk Centre: Bick 1-5 r bi d, Beste 1-5, Zollman 2-5 2r, Haskamp 1-4 2 bi bb sb, Schirmers 0-2 2bb, Karl 0-1 bb r, Trenton Wall 1-1, Jake Jennissen 1-2 r bi, Weiers 0-2, Sorenson 0-3, Zenzen 0-1. Pitching: Bick-W 6i 3h 2r 2er k 2bb hp, Schirmers 2i 2h r 0er 3k bb, Haskamp i k. LOB: Sauk Centre-7 Long Prairie-7. Sauk Centre 2
Osakis 000 000 0-0 4 2
Sauk Centre 010 001 x-2 2 2
Sauk Centre: Andrew Bick 0-3, Ethan Beste 0-2, Dom Ritter 1-1 r, Jake Zollman 1-3 bi, Dylan Haskamp 0-3 r, Casey Schirmers 0-2 bb, Dusty Karl 0-2, Irvin Brenes 0-1 hp, Greg Weiers 0-2, Marcus Schmiesing 0-2 Preston Sorenson 0-0, Teddy Zenzen 0-2. Pitching: Zollman-W 7i 4h 3bb 10k. LOB: Osakis-6, Sauk Cente-3. DP: Sauk Centre.
Paynesville stats not available.