Wadena-Deer Creek Legion gains split with Sebeka
Kyle Dykhoff saw his Wadena-Deer Creek Legion team improve their season log to 8-3-1 Tuesday night with a split at Sebeka.
The hometown Sebeka nine scratched out a 5-4 victory in Game 1 as Taylor Carlson went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Sebeka scored the game-winning run in the top of the sixth to break a 4-all tie.
Ryan Redfield had a pair of safeties for WDC along with a double and one RBI.
Kenny Sakry walked three and fanned four in the loss. The WDC club was guilty of four errors. Stetson Berkman gained the win with relief help from Paul Funk.
Jeremy Hoemberg worked five good innings and Jake Rude pitched hitless relief for one as WDC nipped Sebeka 3-2 in a six-inning nightcap.
Redfield went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Mitch Swanson, Cory Tumberg and Ricky Price all had one safety.
Funk was the only Sebeka player to collect multiple hits going 2-for-2 with one run.
Sebeka 210 011 0 - 5 7 3
WDC 002 020 0 - 4 5 4
Stetson Berkman, Paul Funk (7) and Jason Steinke; Kenny Sakry, Jake Rude (7) and Wyatt Weber
WP- Berkman; LP- Sakry; Save- Funk
WDC 011 100 x - 3 6 1
Sebeka 200 000 x - 2 3 0
Jeremy Hoemberg, Jake Rude (6) and Isaac Laughlin; Jason Steinke and Teague Newman
WP- Hoemberg; LP- Steinke; Save- Rude
WDC 3-6, Park Rapids 4-6
The WDC American Legion squad had to settle for a 6-6 tie in Game 2 Monday on the Park Rapids diamond.
Darkness forced the end of the nightcap after six frames.
WDC exploded for five runs in the first inning of Game two, but strong relief work by Rilee Johnson enabled Park Rapids to tie the game 5-all after four innings. Johnson came on in the first to relieve starter Cory Gartner and scattered three hits over the next 5 1/3 innings.
Kenny Sakry led WDC at the plate with two hits, including a ripple, one run and two RBIs. Kyle Goplerud and Tyler McCollum both went 2-for-3 at the plate for Park Rapids.
Jonathan Goeden went all the way for WDC allowing 10 hits, and two walks while fanning two.
Park Rapids claimed the opener 4-3, despite being held to just two hits by WDC hurler Ryan Redfield.
David Dirks threw five shutout innings in the seven-inning game to notch the win.
Jake Rude doubled twice and scored twice for WDC. Jake Krause went 2-for-3 with one ribbie.
Cory Odlund had both hits for Park Rapids and scored twice.
WDC 100 002 0 - 3 7 2
PR 000 220 x - 4 2 1
WP-Dirks; LP- Redfield
WDC 500 010 - 6 4 2
PR 004 110 - 6 10 3
WDC 10-15, BHV 0-0
Four pitchers combined to throw two shutouts June 18 as the Wadena-Deer Creek American Legion trounced Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 10-0 and 15-0.
Ryan Redfield and Jake Rude teamed up for a one-hitter in the opener. Redfield fanned five and walked two in three perfect innings. Rude finished up by striking out four in two innings of work. Eric Blaha came up with BHV's lone hit.
Jake Krause came up big for WDC with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Christian Berg had a strong game in the lead-off spot going 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Jonathan Goeden scored twice.
Ethan Bakken was hung with the loss.
Krause and Kenny Sakry combined to toss four shutout innings in Game 2. Krause went three frames, walking one and fanning three. Sakry walked one and fanned one in a single inning of work.
Joey Price went 2-for-2, scored twice and drove in four runs for the WDC Legion squad. Berg, Krause and Wyatt Weber combined for six hits, five runs and three RBIs.
Joe VanDenHeuvel had BHV's only hit off WDC pitching.
Eric Blaha was saddled with the mound loss.
BHV 000 00 - 0 1 5
WDC 018 01 - 10 8 1
Ethan Bakken, Eric Blaha (4) and Austin Selvey; Ryan Redfield, Jake Rude (4) and Christian Berg
BHV 000 0 - 0 1 5
WDC 186 x - 15 13 0
Eric Blaha, Travis Eckel (3) and Matt Fretham; Jake Krause, Kenny Sakry (4) and Wyatt Weber