Osakis Legion moves to 4-0
The Osakis Legion baseball team continued its hot start to the summer with a 10-2 win over Browerville and a 10-9 win over Clinton that moved them to 4-0 on the summer.
Osakis found itself down 7-1 after an inning and a half. They chipped away from there, starting with three runs in the bottom of the second. They added three each in the third and sixth innings before Jordan Frederick closed things out on the mound by striking out the side in his only inning of work.
“A nice comeback win for these kids, especially being without Drew [Fearing] today,” coach Shad Schmidt said. “One thing our guys have to realize is that they cannot rely on the older, experienced guys to carry the team all the time. We made too many errors today and forced our pitchers, whom we are short on right now anyway, to get extra outs and that hurt us. Fortunately the guys did not give up and they found a way to get a win.”
Osakis got some production from throughout the lineup as eight different players had a hit against Clinton. Brandon Giesler, Ky Zimmel and Frederick each had two hits to lead the way. Hunter Scherr added a double and three RBIs.
Osakis wasted no time getting started against Browerville as Fearing drove a triple to the right-center field gap as part of a three-run first inning. They added three more in the second inning, one in the third, two in the fourth and one more in the fifth.
Jordan Frederick helped the offense with three runs after a hit, a walk and a stolen base. Fearing finished with two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Brandon Giesler reached three times on a hit and two walks to go along with two runs and an RBI, while Jarrett Weispfennig added two hits, a run and an RBI.
Fearing also got the win on the mound in 2 1/3 innings of work. He allowed just two walks and struck out three in relief of Giesler. He went the first 3 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and five walks as Browerville got to him for two runs in the fourth on two doubles and four walks. Giesler struck out three. Young players in Reid DeWenter (1B, RBI) and Zach Weir also made their Legion debuts.
"Because of all the injuries, we needed some depth so we asked Reid and Zach to play Legion with us when they are not playing Babe Ruth baseball," Schmidt said. "They are both younger guys, but we feel they can help us out and it will be good for their development as we will probably be counting on them to play varsity next season."
Osakis 10, Clinton 9
OSAKIS PITCHING – Giesler – (Start) 1 1/3IP, 5H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB; Scherr – W, 4 2/3IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 2SO; Frederick – S, 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 3SO
OSAKIS OFFENSE – K. Zimmel – 2 1B, 2 runs; Frederick – 2 1B, RBI; Giesler – 2 1B, 1 run; Cody DeWenter – BB, 1 run; Niehoff – 2B, BB, 1 run; Brady Berberich – 1B, HBP, 1 run, 2 RBI; Jarrett Weispfennig – 1B, 2 BB, 2 runs, RBI; Scherr – 2B, 1 run, 3 RBI; Piekarski – 1B, 1 run, RBI
Osakis 10, Browerville 2 (F/6 innings)
OSAKIS PITCHING – Fearing – 2 1/3 innings, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3SO; Giesler – 3 2/3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 2SO
OSAKIS OFFENSE – Fearing – 1B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Frederick – 1B, BB, SB, 3 runs; Giesler – 1B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 runs; Cody DeWenter – 1B, BB, 1 run; Brady Berberich – 1B; Weispfennig – 2 1B, 1 run, RBI; Jeff Piekarski – 1B, RBI; R. DeWenter – 1B, RBI; Jesse Sorensen – BB, 1 run