Rangers find no runs in Wadena
Kyle Dykhoff's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines may as well have said "no runs for you" when the Crosby-Ironton Rangers came to town Tuesday looking for wins.
Kenny Sakry fired a three-hitter as the Wolverines glided to a 6-0 win over their Mid-State foes in the opener. Jonathan Goeden and Jake Rude scattered seven hits in the nightcap as the Wolverines won again by the exact score as Game 1.
"This was a big sweep for us," WDC Head Coach Kyle Dykhoff said. "We are back to .500 and we want to be playing out best baseball heading into the playoffs."
WDC pitchers gave up just two walks in 14 innings of work. Sakry did not walk anyon while fanning five in Game 1. Goeden went the first frive in Game 2 and while he issued two free passes he also fanned five. Rude fanned three in two innings of relief work.
Rude had two hits in the first game and combined with Sakry, Jonathan Goeden and Matt Laughlin to drive in runs. Ryan Redfield and David Najjar both went 2-for-3 in the second game. Redfield scored twice and Najjar drove in two runs.
Three different players collected safeties for Crosby-Ironton in Game 1. Michael Hoge had a pair of hits for the Rangers in Game 2.
The Wolverines evened their conference record at 5-5 while dropping the Rangers to 0-8.
C-I 000 000 0 - 0 3 4
WDC 203 100 x - 6 7 0
Kenny Sakry and Jake Rude; Joe Sura and Brady Sabyan
WP- Sakry; LP- Sura
C-I 000 000 0 - 0 5 2
WDC 103 200 0 - 6 7 1
Matt Malloy and Sabyan; Jonathan Goeden, Jake Rude (6) and Rude, Wyatt Weber
WP- Goeden; LP- Malloy
New York Mills 13,
WDC 3 (5 innings)
The Eagles turned a good ballgame into a rout Friday scoring 11 times in the bottom of the third for a five-inning win over the Wolverines.
The defending Class A state qualifiers found themselves trailing the Wolverines 3-2 in the third when their offense, which has been averaging 10 runs a game, kicked into gear.
Shane Novak went 3-for-4 and scored twice for the Eagles. Adam Snelgrove backed up his own pitching effort with three hits, one run and one RBI. Brandon Kupfer drove in three runs with a double and scored twice. Sam Slieter drove in three runs with two hits.
"We got stung by the big inning," said WDC Head Coach Kyle Dykhoff.
Jake Krause had a pair of safeties for the Wolverines, including a double, and drove in two runs. Jake Rude went 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Snelgrove scattered five hits over five innings and struck out six. Ryan Redfield, who threw a no-hitter against Pequot Lakes April 24, was touched for nine hits nine earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. David Najjar appeared in relief.
The victory gave the Eagles a 10-0 season mark.
WDC 201 00 - 3 5 1
NYM 11(11) 0x - 13 13 2
Ryan Redfield, David Najjar (3) and Jake Rude; Adam Snelgrove and Adam Patron
WP- Snelgrove; LP- Redfield