Bird Island Tournament
The Granite Falls Legion Post 69 team looked good at the Bird Island Tournament over the weekend with two wins and a championship berth
The championship game would be called on acount of rain, Sunday.
In the first game Granite Falls downed West St. Paul 5-2. In the second game Post 69 beat New London Spicer 7-4.
See coach Nick Richter’s recounts of his team’s wins below:
G.F. 5, West St. Paul 2
Said coach Nick Richter of Post 69’s first game: "West St. Paul was a pretty good team. It was our 2nd game, their 16th. Aaron pitched a heck of a game, our defense played great behind him, and Aaron didn’t give them much of a chance. He threw strikes, we hit the ball well as a team, and just played a real nice game.”
Brandon Grund: 3 – 4, 2B, Rbi
Aaron Zieske: 2 – 4, 2B, Rbi
Adam Koepke: 1 – 3, Rbi
Reed Raddatz: 1 - 3
Ryan Reishus: 2 - 3, 2B, 2 Rbi’s
Chris Jensen: 1 - 2
Aaron Zieske: W - 7 innings, 8 K's, 3 walks, 6 hits
Granite Falls 7, vs. New London-Spicer 4
Said coach Nick Richter of Post 69’s game against New London-Spicer, “We took advantage of some NL-S shaky pitching, and scored 7 runs in the first two innings. We played well defensively and made all the plays. Ryan had a heck of a game offensively, and has been swinging the bat real well to start the season.”
Aaron Zieske: 1 – 3
Austin Thorstad: 1 – 2, Rbi
Ryan Reishus: 2 – 4, 4 Rbi’s
Austin Vikander: 1 – 1
Austin Thorstad: W – 4 innings, 1 K, 4 walks, 4 hits
Jake Sharkey: 2 innings, 4 walks, 1 hit
Aaron Zieske: Save – 1 inning, 1 hit
GF 4, Prinsburg 1
The big first baseman Ryan Reishus let loose with a two-run double in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie for Granite Falls Post 69 as they downed Prinsburg 4-1 in Pinsburg’s opener Thursday.
Adam Koepke added RBI singles in the third and sixth to bookend Reishus and help Elliot Carmany earn the win.
Carmany struck out five and gave up three hits and three walks, but not an earned run as Granite Falls committed two errors.
Grant Hoekstra, Sam Ohden — the losing pitcher — and Tyler Daugherty all singled to account for Prinsburg’s three hits.
Prinsburg 010 000 0 — 1 3 0
G.F. 001 021 x — 4 9 2
Prinsburg: Grant Hoekstra 1-for-3; Sam Ohden 1-for-4; Tyler Daugherty 1-for-4
Granite Falls: Brandon Grund 1-for-3; Garrett Lundgren 1-for-1; Aaron Zieske 1-for-2, 2b; Adam Koepke 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Ryan Reishus 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Chris Jensen 2-for-3
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Prinsburg: Sam Ohden (L) 5-7-3-3-5-2, Neil Brouwer 1-2-1-1-0-1
Granite Falls: Elliot Carmany (W) 7-3-1-0-3-5