Granite Falls 10, Dawson 0

It was all Aaron Zieske from the mound Thursday night as the Granite Falls Post 69 hurler fanned Dawson with a no-hitter to lead Granite Falls to a 10-0 win in five innings at Richter Field.


Only a single Dawson hitter reached the base paths (on an error) and that runner would be immediately canceled as Zieske picked up a double-play with the very next hitter. Zieske’s line was immaculate as he allowed no hits, runs or walks and struck out six in the five inning, 10-run called game.


Granite Falls 10, Dawson 0
It was all Aaron Zieske from the mound Thursday night as the Granite Falls Post 69 hurler fanned Dawson with a no-hitter to lead Granite Falls to a 10-0 win in five innings at Richter Field.

Only a single Dawson hitter reached the base paths (on an error) and that runner would be immediately canceled as Zieske picked up a double-play with the very next hitter. Zieske’s line was immaculate as he allowed no hits, runs or walks and struck out six in the five inning, 10-run called game.

 “We played real well and Aaron pitched a dang nice game,” said Post 69 manager Nick Richter. “He threw strikes and never gave them a chance.  He got ahead, and stayed ahead of their hitters. He only threw 50 pitches in five innings, so he was pretty efficient.”

Sparking the offense for Post 69, Austin Thorstad sent a two-run homer into the Minnesota River. Meanwhile, Brandon Grund racked up three RBIs with a 2-for-3 performance. Also, Dylan Hoffman collected two RBIs on a double, while Mason Hegna posted a 2-for-2 line with a double and an RBI.  

“We played great defense, and hit the ball hard,” said Richter.  

Dawson    000 00 — 0 0 1
Granite Falls  050 5x —10 8 1

HITTING
Dawson: no hits
Granite Falls: Dylan Hoffman 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Austin Thorstad 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Devin Dyrdahl 1-for-2, 2b; Mason Hegna 2-for-2, 2b, rbi; Brandon Grund 2-for-3, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)
Dawson: Josh Wagner (L) 32/3-5-8-8-6-2, Jarrett Wagner 1/3-3-2-2-0-0
Granite Falls: Aaron Zieske (W) 5-0-0-0-0-6