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BHV Legion club splits with Park Rapids

Travis Eckel tossed a one-hit gem as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Legion team blanked Park Rapids 10-0 Monday to gain a split in a doubleheader.

 The five-inning game saw Eckel walking two and fanning five.

Eckel was joined by Ethan Korfe, Matt Lipinski and Zach Johnson in driving two runs apiece. Preston Riewer had two hits in three trips while scoring three runs. Korfe and C.J. Baumgartner combined for four runs.

 Paul Prenevost singled for BHV’s lone hit.

 Rilee Johnson walked 11 in the loss.

 Drew Bade went 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in three runs as Park Rapids dominated the opener 16-3.

 Park Rapids’ Cory Gartner was 2-for-3, scored three runs and drove in one. David Dirks was just 1-for-2 at the plate but scored three times and drove in one run.

 Six BHV players collected one hit apiece. Eckel was 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI. John rench was 1-for-2 with one run and one RBI. John VanDenheuvel also drove in a run for BHV.

Dirks went all the way for BHV amd finished with two walks and four strikeouts. Riewer started on the hill for BHV and went two frames before giving way to John French. Eckel finished up by pitching the final 2 ⅓ frames.

(Game 1)

PR217060 - 1664

BHV010020 - 367

WP- David Dirks; LP- Preston Riewer

(Game 2)

BHV 001 54 - 1062

PR000 00 - 012

WP- Travis Eckel; LP- Rilee Johnson