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NL-S upends Morris Legion in District 7 tourney

New London-Spicer avenged an earlier loss to Morris Legion Post 29 to stay alive in the District 7-North Legion baseball tournament and eliminate the Two-Niners, ending their season with a 10-7 record.

Morris 2, EV-Watkins 0

Morris shutout Eden Valley-Watkins in the first elimination game of the District 7-North Legion baseball tournament on Saturday, July 19.

Morris Legion posted one unearned runs in the 2-0 shutout as EV-W had six errors in the ballgame.

Winning pitcher Bryce Jergenson allowed just two hits while walking two and striking out five.

Noah Grove singled and ended up scoring on a Denner Dougherty single in the third inning to put Morris on the board 1-0. Morris scored another run in the fourth, but couldn’t add any more insurance runs as the Two-Niners left 11 runners stranded on base.

Riley Biesterfeld and Nick Solvie also added hits for Morris.

NL-Spicer 7, Morris 1

Ryan Vraa retired the first 14 batters he faced, then settled for a three hitter as New London-Spicer eliminated Morris from the District 7 tournament with a 7-1 win Sunday afternoon in Wheaton.

Vraa allowed one unearned run, walked one, and struck out six in seven innings as NL-S avenged a loss earlier in the tournament to Morris.

Trey Austvold (two RBI) and Lucas Nordmeyer hit run-scoring singles in the third after Brett Olson singled in a run in the first to put NL-S up 4-0. Ike Goetzman added an RBI single in the fifth as NL-S led 7-0 before Morris got on the board.

Joey Dufault doubled to lead off the sixth and later scored on an error for Morris’ only run. Corey Storck and Ryan Dietz also had hits for Post 29 as the Two-Niners end the season with a 10-7 record.

Morris 2, EV-Watkins 0

EV-W 000 000 0 – 0 2 6

Morris 001 100 x – 2 4 1

HITTING – EV-W: Matt Underberger 1-3, Austin Schlangen 1-3 2b; Morris: Riley Biesterfeld 1-3, Nick Solvie 1-3, Denner Dougherty 1-3 rbi, Noah Grove 1-4 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) – EV-W: Logan Linn 6-4-2-1-3-9 Morris: Bryce Jergenson 7-2-0-0-2-5

NL-Spicer 7, Morris 1

Morris 000 001 0 — 1 3 3

NL-S 131 020 x — 7 8 1

HITTING – Morris: Corey Storck 1-3, Ryan Dietz 1-2, Joey DuFault 1-2 2b; NL-S: Trey Austvold 2-3 rbi-2, Lucas Nordmeyer 2-4 rbi, Wyatt White 1-3, Ryan Vraa 1-3 2b, Brett Olson 1-4 rbi, Ike Goetzman 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Morris: Noah Grove 1-2-1-1-1-0, Riley Biesterfeld (L) 5-6-6-4-4-3; NL-S: Vraa (W) 7-3-1-0-1-6

Brooke Kern

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