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There were more than 650 on hand Monday when Harmon Killebrew, the famous Minnesota Twins slugger, appeared at Tri-County Hospital's Men's Night Out. Killebrew, who was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1984 and now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., is a personal friend of Wadena physician Dr. Stephen Davis and Davis was credited with bringing the great home run hitter to town. Killebrew hit 573 homers during his major league career and won or shared six American League home run titles between 1959 and 1969.
Baseball Wadena-Deer Creek 12, New York Mills 0 WP: Kevin Tumberg, 11 strikeouts Ryan Nelson 4 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBI Kevin Tumberg 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBI Tennis Park Rapids 4, Wadena 3 Singles 1 Alex Renner (PR) def. Mike Paavola (WDC) 6-3, 6-1 2 Taylor Garcia (WDC) def. Armando Padlilla (PR) 6-4. 4-6, 6-2 3 Austin Korkowski (WDC) def. Jonah Pearson (PR) 6-0, 6-1 4 Cory Pettow (WDC) def. Bob Swanstrom (PR) 6-0, 6-1 Doubles 1 Scott Smith-Max Brinon (PR) def. Drew Larson-Joey Pate (WDC) 6-0, 6-1 2 Kyle Dickinson-James Kujawa (PR) def.
Softball Otter Tail Central 5-9, Verndale 0-0 Baseball (Game 1) OTC 12, Verndale 2 WP- Brett Collins; LP- Dustin Motschenbacher Clay Cottrell 2-3, 1 RBI; Dustin Motschenbacher 2-3; Mike Hejhal 1-3, 1 RBI (Game 2) OTC 5, Verndale 4 WP- Jeff Hamann; LP- Dallas Ehrmantraut Hejhal 1-3, 1 RBI; Cody Yungbauer 1-3, 1 RBI; Shane Ollila 1 RBI Tennis Aitkin 7, WDC 0 Singles 1 Nick Sundholm (A) def. Mike Paavola (WDC) 6-2, 6-0 2 Alex Anderson (A) def. Taylor Garcia (WDC) 6-1, 6-2 3 Dan Klucas (A) def. Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-4, 6-0 4 Jack Reeves (A) def.
Softball WDC 3, Pine River-Backus 2 WP- Steph Hahn, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts Leah Dykhoff 2-3 1 RBI Sam Holweger 1-3 1 run
Tennis Park Rapids Invitational Singles Mike Paavola 0-3 Taylor Garcia 0-3 Drew Larson 0-3 Doubles Cory Pettrow-Joe Pate 0-3 Kevin Jensen-Matt Green 0-3 Softball Fosston Invitational WDC 11, Ada-Borup 0 WP - Kelly DeFoe, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts Caitlyn Peters 3-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI Leah Dykhoff 2-4 6 RBI Indus 6, WDC 2 LP-Steph Hahn 2 walks, 11 strikeouts WDC 30, Northome-Kelliher 2 WP-Steph Hahn, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts Lexi Hoemberg 4-6, 3 runs, 2 RBI Leah Dykhoff 4-5, 4 runs 1 RBI Sam Holweger 3-4, 5 runs, 2 RBI
The Verndale Pirates shook off a dominating performance by Sebeka's Alex Brockpahler in Game 1 Tuesday to claim the nightcap 6-3 for their first victory of the 2010 season. Brockpahler surrendered only three hits as Sebeka claimed the opener 7-0. The Sebeka lefty walked thee while striking out 10. The Pirates helped the Trojans by committing five errors. Clay Cottrell took the mound for Verndale in Game 2 and notched the victory as the Pirates triumphed 6-4. Dallas Ehrmantraut collected a pair of hits for Verndale while Cottrell reached twice on a base hit and a walk.
The Breckenridge Cowboys capitalized on four Wadena-Deer Creek errors Tuesday to hand Kyle Dykhoff's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 3-2 loss on the local diamond. Casey Materi, who had two of Breck's eight hits, drove in Zack Hegge with the game-winning run in the sixth inning. Walker Busse and Preston Kappes out-dueled Derrick Rude and Kevin Tumberg in the windy conditions. Busse worked the first four frames and struck out four while surrendering three hits and two walks. Kappes walked two and fanned five in his relief role. The WDC hurlers did not allow an earned run.