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Webster Legion sends Sisseton packing

by Emre K. Erku

Starting pitcher Braden Rithmiller may as well be fuming with smoke because he is red hot.
Facing Sisseton June 20 at Bob Wiley Field, Rithmil- ler pitched a complete game, striking out seven batters.

“Braden pitched a great game and got help from his defense,” said Webster head coach Chad Hesla. “We played pretty well tonight. We hit the ball and got guys on base.”

After scoring three runs at the bottom of the first inning, the Legion scored four more runs before finishing the game. Rithmiller was able to pitch around some tight situations at the middle of the game, leaving the bases juiced on more than one occasion. He allowed just one run at the top of six.

For their sticks, Chase Amdahl and Chandler Day recorded an RBI each while speedster Riley Reetz continued his effective thievery on the bags as he stole three bases. Additionally, Rithmiller and Nick Ketchum recorded a double each.

Webster ended the game with eight hits and four errors.

Cashed by Milbank

Webster gave up six hits to lose against Milbank at Bob Wiley Field June 22.

Legion pitcher Devin Koslowski pitched great through the fourth, recorded five strikeouts and giving up just three runs, until Helsa pulled him after the fourth.

“Devin pitched well for us and came out of the game with the lead after four innings,” said Hesla, whose team led 5-3 going into the fifth. “Trevor Case pitched great in relief.”

However, Webster managed to give up eight runs between the fifth and ninth innings as Justus Reidburn, Case and Ketchum couldn’t hold ‘em at the mound.

At the dish, Day recorded two RBI while Reetz and Rithmiller had one each.

To end, Webster ended with eight hits and three errors.

“(We’re) starting to get rid of our errors and play better on defense,” said Hesla. “Pretty good game facing a great pitcher. We scored five runs in the thrid inning on him and we left seven guys on base.”

Hesla was referring to Milbank pitcher Dominic Boerger, who, in nine innings, struck out 12 batters.

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