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Wadena-Deer Creek Legion second baseman Kevin Tumberg pegs the ball to first after retirng Sebeka's Brenen Brockpahler in Monday night's game at Bluffton.

WDC and Sebeka split twin bill

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A terrific fifth inning kick propelled the Wadena-Deer Creek Legion team to a 10-4 victory over Sebeka Monday night and gave Kyle Dykhoff's club a doubleheader split.


Sebeka claimed the opener 6-3 as Paul Funk went the distance on the mound. Funk, one of three Sebeka High School players to earn All-State Tournament honors in the recent Class A state championship playoffs, allowed 10 hits but walked only one while fanning four.

Sebeka jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two frames and kept WDC at bay until the fifth when they scored twice.

Funk joined Brenan Brockpahler and Brandon Mickelson in collecting two hits. All three players had one RBI.

David Najjar, Cody Redfield and Cory Tumberg came up with two hits apiece for WDC.

Colter Pettit went five innings and took the loss. Derrick Rude pitched the final two frames.

Sebeka took a 3-2 lead into the fifth inning of Game 2 but a sweep was not in the books as WDC racked up eight runs for a 10-3 lead.

Kevin Tumberg had three hits to lead the locals but Cory Tumberg hurt the Sebeka more with two hits and three RBIs. Ryan Redfield and Jake Rude also did some damage as they collected two ribbies apiece.

Alex Brockpahler led Sebeka with a 3-for-3 night at the plate.

Kevin Tumberg went all the way to gain the pitching win. Tumberg gave up one walk while fanning four. Brenen Brockpahler was hung with the loss.

The Wadena Legion club issued 12 walks in a 7-6 loss to Bertha-Hewitt June 24.

"We gave them 12 free passes, it's hard to win when you give them that much," Dykhoff said.

The game was not decided until the top of the ninth when Bertha-Hewitt pushed the go-ahead run across.

Patrick Riewer and Daryn Kirscht went 2-for-4 in the win. Both players scored a run.

Tumberg went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the loss. Ryan Redfield went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Najjar and Derrick Rude both came up with two hits and one RBI.

WDC split a doubleheader with Cass Lake June 22 losing the opener 5-3 but dominating the nightcap 9-0.

Chad Wittner benefited from a five-run surge in the fifth and sixth innings as Cass Lake rallied to win Game 1. WDC out-hit Cass Lake 12-5.

"We out-played them the whole game, we just couldn't bunch our hits together," Dykhoff said.

Kevin Tumberg and Pettit both went 3-for-4 at the plate and combined for 3 doubles. Najjar went 2-for-4.

Taylor Humphrey carried Cass Lake with two hits and two RBIs.

Derrick Rude struck out 10 batters in a complete game performance for WDC.

Pettit fired a two-hitter as WDC breezed to a five-inning victory in Game 2.

Pettit gave way to Tyler Wohlwend in the fifth but left the game with five strikeouts to his credit.

Cody Redfield collected four hits in four trips to the plate and drove in four runs. Ryan Nelson was 3-for-4 with a double. Tumberg was 3-for-4, scored four times, banged out two doubles and drove in two runs. Cory Tumberg went 1-for-2 with one run and one RBI.

Wittner and Mike Hanson had the only hits for Cass Lake.

(Game 1)

Sebeka 220 020 0 - 6 11 2

WDC 000 020 1 - 3 10 2

Paul Funk and Josh Kinnunen; Colter Pettit, Derrick Rude (6) and Tyler Wohlwend

WP- Funk; LP- Pettit

(Game 2)

WDC 010 18 - 10 9 2

Sebeka 200 11 - 4 7 2

Kevin Tumberg and Jake Rude; Brenen Brockpahler, Derek Pihlja (5) and Josh Kinnunen

WP- Tumberg; LP- Brockpahler

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