Post 15 pitching shines at KLN Classic
Despite only winning one of three games, the Detroit Lakes American Legion Post 15 baseball team continued to pitch well at the KLN Classic baseball tournament last weekend.
“Pitching has been good this year,” head coach Phil Kirchner said. “We just need to be more consistent with the bats and defense.”
Logan Lund pitched a complete game, striking out seven, in the Junior Legion tournament opener against Cherry giving up one unearned run in a tough 1-0 loss.
Cherry loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning scoring the only run of the game on a passed ball.
DL had two runners on base in both the second and third frames but were unable to move baserunners - a struggle that lasted through all three games. Post 15 scored only two runs in three games.
Game two moved to Dent where DL faced Perham dropping a 5-1 decision. Jake Bishop had two hits.
Post 15 salvaged a win in game three defeating Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 1-0 in eight innings at Russ Jacobson field in New York Mills.
Zack Oistad struck out 11 in seven innings on the hill and Trevor Schnathorst fanned the side to earn the save in extra innings.
Andrew Kulik hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning.
DL had seven hits while D-G-F managed only one off of Oistad.
Delano defeated Grand Rapids 8-3 to win the Black Bracket. Perham was the consolation winner after a 6-5 victory over Bemidji.
Albany defeated Fargo 10-4 to win the Junior Legion Blue Bracket.
In Legion play, Wadena beat Perham 8-1 in the title game.
Post 15 has a record of 3-6 overall heading into games at Bemidji Thursday, June 27 and a home doubleheader Friday against Dickinson, North Dakota at 5 and 7 p.m., at Washington Park.