Wadena Legion headed for district baseball tournament
Joe Wallgren fired a three-hitter and the Wadena lineup put together 12 hits in routing Blackduck 14-0 June 13 in a sub-district game at Park Rapids.
Wallgren issued five walked while striking out four.
"Unbelievable," Tumberg said. "We came out and absolutely dominated in all aspects of this game. Joe threw a fantastic game for us and our defense had his back the entire game. Our bats were hot from the start and never cooled off."
Post 171 tacked up seven runs before Blackduck even came to bat. The Wadena club added five more runs in the second.
Wadena had four standouts at the plate. Isaac Laughlin was 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Thomas Brekke reached base three times, scored once and drove in a pair of runs. Wyatt Fitzimmons also reached base three times and added two runs and two RBIs. Zac Schertler had two runs, two hits and scored twice.
"We are finally seeing the ball well batters 1-9," Tumberg added. "As I said early this summer, once that happens we are going to be tough to beat."
The victory, coupled with a 12-7 upset of No. 1-ranked Sebeka earlier on Monday, qualified Post 171 for the District tournament which begins July 24 in Browerville.
Wadena 750 11 — 14 12 0
Blackduck 000 00 — 0 3 3
Joe Wallgren and Wyatt Weber; Jacob Peterson, Matt Patch (1) and Dylan Dexter
WP- Wallgren; LP- Peterson
Wadena 12, Sebeka 7
Jake Krause went 4-for-4 with two doubles, scored four times and drove in a run as Wadena smoked top-ranked Sebeka in Monday's first sub-district contest.
Sebeka was guilty of six errors in the game and saw a 5-1 edge in the second inning vanish by the sixth when Post 171 tacked up four unanswered runs for a 9-7 lead.
Wadena errors led to Sebeka's early advantage.
"We made a couple of fielding errors early in the game but once those playoff jitters left us we settled in and played a great game," Tumberg said.
Christian Berg opened the game on the hill for Wadena but left in the fifth after issuing eight walks and giving up five unearned runs.
Tanner Horn came on in relief of Berg and got two outs before taking a hard-hit ball off his ankle. Mike Behl was called on to finish up and held Sebeka scoreless for 1 2/3 innings.
Berg had a big game at the plate reaching base three times, scoring three runs and driving in three. Jake Dykhoff came up with two ribbies, one run and one hit.
Sebeka was led at the plate by Tom Tellers who reached base three times and scored three times.
Wadena 102 204 3 — 12 10 3
Sebeka 410 200 0 — 7 7 6
Christian Berg, Tanner Horn (5), Mike Behl (6) and Wyatt Weber; Sam Tellers and Taylor Carlson
WP- Berg; LP- Tellers