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Members of the WDC 14-15 Babe Ruth baseball team took second Sunday in a state tournament at Cold Spring. Front row, L-R, Noah Ross, Preston Warren, Bryce Cooper and Tyler Wheeler. Middle row, L-R, Andrew Simmons, Isaac Witthuhn, Isaac Anderson, Brady Adams, Andrew Sudnby, Logan Schmitz and Andrew McCullough. Back row, L-R, Coach Tom Harthan, Luke Weniger, Zac Schertler, Logan Wacker, Jake Dykhoff, Coach Wayne Dykhoff and Ryan Anderson. Not pictured, Blaine Snyder and Jackson Becker.

WDC Babe Ruth takes second in state tournament

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Wayne Dykhoff’s Wadena-Deer Creek Senior Babe Ruth team racked up three victories in five decisions over four days to capture runner-up honors in the 13-15 state tournament at Cold Spring.

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Logan Wacker, Andrew Sundby and Andrew McCullough combined for six hits and three RBIs as WDC whipped Parkers Prairie 8-2 in their tournament opener on Thursday.

Jake Dykhoff fanned seven to chalk up the mound win.
Zac Schertler helped his own pitching cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with two ribbies as WDC topped Royalton 6-2 Friday afternoon.

Dykhoff and Logan Schmitz backed Schertler up at the plate with two hits apiece. Dykhoff also drove in a run.

Schertler recorded seven strikeouts in a complete game performance.

Dykhoff, McCullough, Isaac Anderson and Isaac Witthuhn combined for six hits and six RBIs in leading WDC past Melrose 9-6 Saturday afternoon.

Wacker gained the win by going all seven innings on the hill.

Saturday’s victory set up a Sunday afternoon championship game with the undefeated Cold Spring Black squad. The Black staged a three-run third to claim a 3-1 victory. Luke Weniger, a draftee from Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, was charged with the loss. Weniger, Dykhoff and Ross hit safely for WDC with Ross driving in his club’s only run.

The Cold Spring Black charged out to an 8-2 lead by the third inning of Game 2 en route to an 8-6 win.

Schertler went 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in a run for WDC. Wacker, Witthuhn and Dykhoff combined for four hits and five RBIs.

Dykhoff was hung with the pitching loss.

The two losses to Cold Spring gave WDC a final season record of 29-5.

“It wasn’t our day as every time we gained the momentum in these games we ran into two roadblocks,” Dykhoff said.

PP001 001 0 - 2

WDC300 014 0 - 8

WP-Dykhoff; LP- Samuelson

Royalton100 010 0 - 2

WDC122 100 0 - 6

WP- Schertler; LP- Billmeyer

WDC101 007 0 - 9

Melrose100 003 2 - 6

WP- Wacker; LP- Moscho

(Game 1)

Cold Spring Black003 000 0 - 3

WDC010 000 0 - 1

WP- Tobrake; LP- Weniger

(Game 2)

Cold Spring Black062 000 0 - 8

WDC110 004 0 - 6

WP- Barth; LP- Dykhoff

 
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