Post 171 rallies to earn split with Walker/Nevis
Kevin Tumberg's Post 171 crew recovered from a drubbing in Game 1 to gain a split with Walker/Nevis June 9 on the Wadena diamond.
Brett Byer and Marcus Woods sparked an 18-2 rout in Game 1 as they both went 3-for-4, scored three times and combined for three RBIs.
Gavin Becker went all the way on the hill. Becker walked five and fanned three but only surrendered four hits.
"We did not come ready to play in Game 1," Tumberg said. "We were flat and made a lot of mistakes that cost us the game. We did not hit the ball real well until our last few at-bats/ We have to give Walker credit. They came ready to play from the get-go and took it to us."
Jake Dykhoff went 2-for-2 and scored once. Jake Krause doubled and drove in a run.
Mike Behl took a pounding in his two innings of work giving up seven runs on eight hits and five walks. Joe Wallgren came on in the third and was touched for six runs.
Dykhoff led the way as the Post 171 crew shook off their pounding in the opener and rallied from a huge 8-0 deficit in the nightcap to post a 9-8 decision.
Dykhoff went 3-for-3, scored twice and drove in three runs. Dykhoff came up with a two-run walk-off double in the bottom of the fifth.
Jarrett Pettit reached base twice in the victory and scored twice.
Logan Gross scored twice for Walker. Logan Schmitz started on the mound for Wadena but gave way to Dykhoff in the fourth. Dykhoff did not surrender any runs as he one-hit Walker. Dykhoff walked two but struck out four to notch the mound win.
Byran Sea suffered the mound loss.
"I am very proud of the effort this team put forth in Game 2," Tumberg said. "We didn't hang our heads and pout about losing Game 1."
Walker/Nevis 063 440 1 - 18 12 0
Wadena 000 020 0 - 2 4 2
Gavin Becker and Nate Goehring; Mike Behl, Joe Wallgren (3) and Wyatt Weber; Gavin Becker and Nate Goehring
WP- Becker; LP- Behl
Walker/Nevis 107 00 - 8 4 1
Wadena 002 52 - 9 7 2
Byran Sea and Nate Goehring; Logan Schmitz, Jake Dykhoff (4) and Jarrett Pettit
WP- Dykhoff; LP- Sea