Staples-Motley tops Post 171
Gunner Johnson out-dueled Kevin Tumberg Monday as Staples-Motley handed Wadena-Deer Creek a 2-0 loss in American Legion playoff action.
Johnson fired a three-hitter and his teammates played errorless ball behind him.
Staples-Motley scored a run in the first and added one more in the fifth. Tumberg gave up only one earned run, three hits and two walks while striking out five.
"It was a pitching duel that we just came out on the wrong end of," WDC skipper Kyle Dykhoff said.
Johnson led Staples-Motley at the plate with two hits and one RBI. Matt Hagen, Cole Lugert and Nick Goeden came up with Post 171's three hits.
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Kevin Tumberg and Cole Lugert; Gunner Johnson and Trevor Ness