Baseball: Hilltoppers stage comeback over Wolverines in Class 2A consolation championshp
Recap from Wadena-Deer Creek state baseball from June 15 in St. Cloud.
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.
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.
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.