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Post 4690 bombs Redfield, score 46 runs in 10 innings

by George Thompson
sports@reporterandfarmer.com
Post 4690 unleashed for 46 runs in 10 innings as they swept Redfield in a VFW away double header played July 13. The scores were 14-2 and 32-9.
The opener looked to be a pitchers’ duel through the first two innings as Webster led 1-0. Post 4690 broke it open in the third frame by scoring four unanswered runs to go up 5-0. The next inning was no better for Redfield who gave up three more runs to trail 8-0.
Webster put six more insurance runs on the board before giving up two in the fifth to win 14-2.
Braden Rithmiller not-ched a win on the mound going all five innings and giving up four hits while striking out nine and walking five.
“Another awesome show by Braden,” commented coach Matt Amdahl. “It’s impressive how well the team rallies and steps it up when he is pitching. When Braden is on the mound it’s obvious the team plays at a new level.”
Riley Reetz went three for five at the plate with a pair of singles and a home run. He also stole three bases. Rithmiller was four for four at the plate and Marcus Block went three for four with a double.
“Every player had at least one hit,” said Amdahl. “It was nice to see the bats rolling. Riley hit a solo home run over the left field fence that was estimated at 345 feet. We had nine stolen bases.”
In the nightcap Redfield moved out to a 3-2 lead after one and extended it to 4-2 after two.
Webster exploded for seven unanswered runs in the third then scored six more in the fourth.
Redfield countered with five runs of their own in the fourth to cut the deficit to 15-9, but Post 4690 answered back with 17 runs in the final frame to win impressively, 32-9.
Tanner Valsvig took a win on the mound going four innings and allowing all nine runs on nine hits.
“Another solid defensive outing,” remarked Amdahl. “We really came together and played as a team. Every player moved on every pitch. A few walks and timely hits allowed Redfield to score a few runs.”
Devon Koslowski was five for six at the plate with a double. Reetz was three for seven including a double and a triple with one stolen base.
“Seven players with multiple hits,” said Amdahl. “In all my experience I’ve never seen so many line drive hits during one game. It was impressive to watch these guys step up to the plate. There was no question these guys were there to hit.”
A pair of wins left Post 4690 at 9-6 on the season.
Win two with Warner
Post 4690 swept Warner here July 16 by scores of 3-1 and 13-4.
The opener was a pitchers duel with both sides scoring a lone run in the first. Webster went ahead 2-1 in the second frame. Neither team scored in the next two innings, but Webster got an insurance run in the sixth. Warner didn’t cross the plate in the final frame and was tagged with a 3-1 loss.
Noah Thurston got the win pitching a complete game allowing just three hits while recording eight strikeouts and giving up two walks.
Nick Ketchum had a good night in the batter’s box going three for three with single, double and a triple. Devon Koslowski and Chase Amdahl both slapped RBI scoring singles.
“Noah did a great job of pitching,” remarked assistant coach Trent Roerig. “He really controlled the game. Our defense played solid behind his pitching performance.”
In the nightcap Webster jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one and put this one out of reach in the second with nine unanswered runs.
Warner got on the board with a lone run in the fourth and added three more in the fifth.
Marcus Block claimed a win on the mound throwing five innings and giving up four runs on four hits while striking out six. Braden Rithmiller came for two innings of relief and pitched a shutout.
Post 4690 had a host of sluggers. Ketchum had a triple and a single good for four RBIs. Block went two for three with an RBI. Koslowski and Amdahl had two singles each. Rithmiller stroked two singles resulting in two RBIs while Trevor Case and had a single and an RBI.
“We came out hitting in the first two innings and Marcus did an excellent job of throwing strikes,” commented Roerig.
The two wins put Post 4690 at 11-6 on the season.

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