Rude slings four-hitter in 2-1 Wolverine win
Wadena-Deer Creek's pitching ace was on Tuesday and that was bad news for the Sebeka Trojans.
Derrick Rude fired a four-hitter Tuesday as the Wolverines edged the Trojans 2-1.
"He threw very well and the defense played pretty well behind him," WDC head coach Kyle Dykhoff said. "It takes him a few innings to get loose. If you get to Derrick you are going to have to get to him in the first two innings."
The Wolverines scored the winning run when two Sebeka outfielders collided as they went after a ball hit into the gap. Both WDC runs in the game were unearned.
The WDC right-hander struck out 11 batters while walking just one. Sebeka's lone run was unearned.
Kenny Sakry had two hits for the Wolverines while Jake Rude came up with a double. Colter Pettit went 1-for-3 and scored a run.
Cody Pulju collected a pair of safeties for the Trojans. Brenan Brockpahler drove in Sebeka's first inning run.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak by the Trojans who reached the Class A state tournament last year and have a 12-7 mark this season.
The Wolverines won for the fourth straight time to improve their record to 9-8.
Sebeka 100 000 0 - 1 5 3
WDC 001 010 x - 2 7 2
Derrick Rude and Jake Rude; LP- Travis Titcomb, Cody Pulju and Brenen Brockpahler
WP- Rude; LP- Pulju
Wadena-Deer Creek 3,
David Najjar collected the game-winning walk off hit Monday as the Wolverines nipped the Silverstreaks.
Ryan Redfield went all the way on the mound for WDC, striking out nine while walking four and surrendering just five hits.
"Redfield pitching a solid game, backed by some good defense," WDC head coach Kyle Dykhoff said.
The victory was the third straight for the Wolverines and evened their season log at 8-8.
Najjar went 2-for-4 in the victory while Jake Rude doubled, sacrificed and drove in two runs and Ryan Redfield tripled and scored.
Kyle Swenstad went 2-for-3 in the loss.
Osakis 100 001 0 - 2 5 0
WDC 100 100 1 - 3 6 2
Kilar Zimmel and Doug Zimmel; Ryan Redfield and Jake Rude
WP- Redfield; LP- Zimmel