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Morris and Chokio both added W's to its respective amateur baseball seasons on Friday, June 30. The Morris Eagles defeated Dumont on the road, and the Chokio Coyotes downed Cottonwood in Chokio. Morris 12, Dumont 0 Morris used a seven-run first to jump ahead and stay ahead on its way to a 12-0 seven inning victory on Friday, June 30 in Wheaton. The Eagles outhit the Saints 16-6 in the game.
A 10-run second inning propelled the Morris junior legion baseball team to a 25-0 five-inning win over Dawson on Friday, June 30 in Dawson.
Since the Hancock Orphans were re-established as an amateur baseball team in 2014, they haven’t had much luck when they have faced the Morris Eagles. Things could change this year, but Morris remains the only unbeaten team in Land O’ Ducks play as of Friday morning (June 30). After dropping five-straight games, Hancock turned things around with a 4-1 10-inning win over Chokio last Friday, June 23 on the road.
Hancock's annual Fourth of July festival ended with the fireworks show on the varsity baseball field in Hancock. The show drew a good crowd. This year's festival was filled with lots of activities including a pancake feed, parade, and tractor pull. RELATED: Lange to conduct July 4 fireworks show , Hancock Fourth of July
The Hancock Orphan baseball team has an 80-year history in Hancock. That history includes being non-existent for several brief time periods since a record of the team was noted in the Hancock Record in 1936.
Wheaton topped Morris 3-1 on Thursday, June 29 in Wheaton. Nelson Schmidt, Lucas Adelman and Sam Adelman all had two hits to pace Wheaton. Schmidt and L. Adelman both had doubles in the game. Parker Dierks and Alex Daugherty led Morris with two hits apiece. Sam Adelman took the complete game win on the mound for Wheaton. He gave up seven hits but only one run while striking out five batters.
Hancock split with Brandon-Evansville in legion baseball action on Thursday, June 29 in Hancock. Hancock took a 9-1 win in game one before falling 9-3 in game two. Hancock is now 3-5 on the season and closes out the regular season next week. Hancock 9, Brandon-Evansville 1 In game one of a doubleheader on Thursday, June 29, Hancock used an eight-run first inning just cruise to a 9-1 win over Brandon-Evansville.
The Morris Eagles came back to win and keep its Land O’ Ducks perfect season intact against Montevideo on Wednesday, June 28 in Morris. After trailing by two, Morris used a four-run sixth inning to take the lead. The Eagles held on through a top of seventh rally by Montevideo to win 4-3.
After falling to the Hancock Orphans in 10 innings on Friday, June 23, the Chokio Coyotes dropped its second straight game. The Montevideo Spartans are now 5-4 after a 3-2 Land O' Ducks win over the Coyotes on Sunday, June 25 in Montevideo. Joe Schlagel led the Spartans, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI at the plate. Cameron Vien also had two hits and two RBI. Colten Vien took the win on the mound, giving up an earned run on two hits in two innings pitched.
An active shooter training was held on University of Minnesota, Morris campus on Thursday, June 29. The training involved emergency personel from several different agencies.