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Blackduck Legion soars past Wadena

Wadena Legion shortstop Zac Schertler looks on as second baseman Tanner Horn erases Blackduck baserunner Aaron Nissen and goes after a double play in Wednesday night's game on the Wadena diamond.

Kevin Tumberg’s Wadena Legion team was unprepared for what Blackduck had in store for them Wednesday and surrendered 31 runs in a doubleheader defeat.

Blackduck crushed Wadena 20-2 in the opener behind strong performances by Tanner Depew and Evan Weisert. Depew scored four runs as he reached on one hit and three walks. Weisert made himself troublesome at the plate by going 4-for-5 and driving in four runs.

Wyatt Weber went 2-for-3 for Wadena and drove in one run. Mitch Swanson walked and scored a run.

Weisert also got the job done on the mound where he allowed only three hits. Weisert went all five innings despite surrendering four walks.

Kyle Kern started on the hill for Wadena but gave way to Jake Krause. The two Wadena pitchers combined for 11 walks. Blackduck came up with eight unearned runs as Wadena committed four errors.

Blackduck claimed the second game 11-1 as five errors and six walks by pitcher Mike Behl and produced another five-inning decision.

Dylan Weisert led Blackduck at the plate with three hits in four trips, two runs and two RBIs.

Evan Weisert stayed on the mound and limited the Post 171 crew to only two hits in three innings of work.

Tristan Lecomte scored Wadena’s only run in the top of the fifth when he reached base on a walk, one of just two issued by Weisert.

“We are a lot better team than we showed on Wednesday night,” Tumberg said. “We have to get some things figured out defensively and get our bats going before we can start competing better. We have been 10-runned in three of our last four games and there are no excuses for that.”

The losses dropped Wadena to 2-4 on the season.

(Game 1)

Blackduck162 47 - 20 12 1

Wadena110 00 - 2 3 4

WP- Evan Weisert; LP- Kyle Kern

(Game 2)

Wadena000 01 - 1 3 5

Blackduck304 22 - 11 9 0

WP- Evan Weisert; LP- Mike Behl