G.F. 11, Minneota 10
Granite Falls Legion Post 69 continues to roll and extended their undefeated streak to six games Monday with a 11-10 heart-stopper over Minneota at Richter Field.
Granite Falls had to fight late in the game to hold onto the win with Minneota loading the bases in their half of the seventh inning. With an 11-8 lead heading into the final inning, Granite Falls let two Minneota runs cross the plate to bring the score to 11-10. Elliot Carmany, on to save the game for Post 69, then walked a batter to load the bases with two outs. Yet, a shallow popup, back to the pitcher, ended the Minneota threat and extended Post 69’s unbeaten streak to 6-0.
Adam Koepke led Granite offensively with a 2-for-2 performance that included a gutsy triple in the fourth and three RBIs. Aaron Zieske knocked three singles in the game, with RBI hits coming in the first and fourth innings. Zieske also crossed the plate as the winning run in the sixth with the help of a Reed Raddatz sacrifice fly to left.
Post 69 will continue to march through their season Thursday against Cottonwood, in Cottonwood.
Minneota 006 020 2 — 10 6 2
G.F. 402 401 x — 11 10 3
Minneota: Lee Bot 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Cal Swedeinski 1-for-5, 2 rbi
Granite Falls: Aaron Zieske 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Austin Thorstad 2-for-3; Adam Koepke 2-for-2, 3b, 3 rbi; Chris Jensen 1-for-3, rbi; Reed Raddatz 1-for-3, rbi; Elliot Carmany 1-for-3, 2b, rbi
Minneota: Josh Bednarek 3-5-6-4-3-4, Austin Buysse (L) 3-5-5-5-1-2
Granite Falls: Thorstad 3-4-6-4-4-3, Jake Sharkey (W) 3-2-4-4-3-1, Carmany (S) 1-0-0-0-1-2
Granite Falls 11, Madison 1
Granite Falls Legion Post 69 drubbed Madison 11-1, in five innings, Thursday in Madison.
Aaron Zieske pitched the win allowing just one hit with three strikeouts and four walks.
Said head coach Nick Richter, “Aaron threw a gem. Our defense played great behind him, and he didn’t give them much of a chance. We hit the ball well, made the plays, and played a real nice game.”
Brandon Grund: 1 – 2,
Aaron Zieske: 2 – 4, 2 2B’s, 2 Rbi’s
Adam Koepke: 1 – 2, Rbi
Reed Raddatz: 1 – 1, 3B, 3 walks, 3 Rbi’s
Austin Thorstad: 1 – 3
Chris Jensen: 1 – 3, Rbi
Elliot Carmany: 1 – 3
Aaron Zieske: W – 5 innings, 3 K's, 4 walks, 1 hit