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Baseball: Hilltoppers stage comeback over Wolverines in Class 2A consolation championshp

Recap from Wadena-Deer Creek state baseball from June 15 in St. Cloud.

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Max Berrisford celebrates at second abse after tying the game with a double in the fifth inning in the Wolverines' 5-4 loss against Marshall School of Duluth in the Class 2A state consolation championship game on June 15, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Jared Rubado / Wadena Pioneer Journal
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ST. CLOUD – The Marshall School of Duluth baseball team refused to go away in the Class 2A consolation championship game on Wednesday night.

The Hilltoppers came back from a 4-5 deficit to beat Wadena-Deer Creek 5-4 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.

After Marshall scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Max Berrisford tied the game with an RBI triple into left field. Aiden Westerbur gave the Hilltoppers a one-run lead on an RBI double two batters later.

The Wolverines threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning. Connor Davis reached base with a one-out walk before Evan Lunde hit a ball into the ivy on the outfield wall for a ground-rule double.

With runners on second and third with one out, Carson Kern hit a ball to Berrisford at third, who threw out Kobe Snyder, the courtesy runner, at home. Tyson Barthel grounded out to short to end the game.

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Wadena-Deer Creek's Carson Kern camps under a pop fly in the Wolverines' 5-4 loss against Marshall School of Duluth in the Class 2A state consolation championship game on June 15, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Jared Rubado / Wadena Pioneer Journal

WDC got on the board with two runs in the first inning. Lunde was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Kern doubled the lead on an infield single.

Payton Rondestvedt made it 3-0 in the second inning with an RBI single. The Wolverines took their largest lead of the game in the fourth, an inning where Josh Dykhoff tripled.

Isaac Hamann got the start on the mound for WDC. Connor Davis came in relief after 4.1 innings. Hamman allowed two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Marshall’s Ethen Carlson threw a complete game. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits with three walks. He also struck out nine batters.

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Wadnea_Deer Creek's Payton ROndestvedt waits for a pitch in the Wolverines' 5-4 loss against Marshall School of Duluth in the Class 2A state consolation championship game on June 15, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Jared Rubado / Wadena Pioneer Journal

WDC got to the consolation championship with a 6-3 win over Sibley East at St. Cloud Orthopedics Field in Sartell.

Tyson Barthel threw 6.1 innings on the mound in his first start of the playoffs. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits and tallied three strikeouts.

Connor Davis was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Dykhoff went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. WDC took advantage of three Sibley East errors to score six runs with only five hits.

The Wolverines finished the season 24-6.

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Wadena-Deer Creek's Connor Davis pitches in the Wolverines' 5-4 loss against Marshall School of Duluth in the Class 2A state consolation championship game on June 15, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Jared Rubado / Wadena Pioneer Journal

WDC 210 100 0 - 4 - 8 - 3

DULUTH MARSHALL 000 320 X - 5 - 6 - 2

WDC PITCHING- Isaac Hamann 4.1IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K; Connor Davis 12IP, 0H, R, 0ER, 1BB, 0K

WDC HITTING- Isaac Hamann 2-3, RBI; Josh Dykhoff 2-4, R; Payton Rondestvedt 1-3, R, RBI, BB; 2K; Connor Davis 0-2, 2BB, 2K; Evan Lunde 1-3, RBI, K; Carson Kern 1-4, RBI; Tyson Barthel 0-3, K; Payton Church 1-3, R; Teshe Loer 0-2, 2K; Kobe Snyder R

SIBLEY EAST 010 010 1 - 3

WADENA-DEER CREEK 300 210 X - 6

WDC PITCHING- Tyson Barthel 6.1IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K; Isaac Hamann 0.2IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3K

WDC HITTING- Isaac Hamann 1-2, 2R, 2BB; Josh Dykhoff 1-3, 2R, BB, 2B; Payton Rondestvedt0-4, RBI, 2K; Connor Davis 2-2, R, RBI, BB; Evan Lunde 0-3, K; Brandon Wheeler 0-1; Carson Kern 0-2, R, BB, K; Tyson Barthel 1-2, 2RBI, 2BB; Peyton Church 0-2, RBI; Teshe Loer 0-3

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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