Britton (SD) 5, G.F. 1
“It was a nice little road trip,” said Granite Falls Kilowatt manager Mike Richter after his team returned from a weekend of playing baseball in northeastern South Dakota. “It’s always fun to play teams that you don’t normally play and it was just a great chance to hang with the guys and get to know everyone a bit better before we start these playoffs.”
While the trip was a success in camradrie building, there was no success in the win/loss column as the Kilowatts came home with two losses. The first came as a 10-0 loss to a veteran Groton (SD) team on Saturday. The next was a 5-1 loss to the Britton Lumberjacks.
Mike has a cousin, B.J. Richter, who leads the Lumberjacks and helped organize the town team boarder battle.
“They’re a fun group of guys,” said Mike of the Britton squad. “Their trying to get baseball going a little stronger up there. So, it was a good time.”
The Kilowatts start playoffs this week with a first round game in Bird Island. There next game will come on Friday, either home or away, depending on wins/losses and seeding.
G.F. 001 000 000 — 1 5 1
Britton (SD)000 120 20x — 5 10 1
Granite Falls: Dylan Lindstrom 2-for-4; Tyler Kanten 1-for-4, 3b; Craig Lisul 1-for-4, rbi; Nick Richter 1-for-1; Tyler Dammann 1-for-1
Granite Falls: Tyler Kanten 4-6-1-1-2-1; Nick Richter (L) 3-4-4-4-4-2; Dylan Lindstrom 1-0-0-0-0-0
Groton (SD) 10, G.F. 0
G.F. 000 000 000 — 0 5 1
Groton (SD) 262 020 00x — 10 10 1
Granite Falls: Travis Enger 1-for-3; Tyler Dammann 1-for-3; Tyler Kanten 1-for-3; King Richter 2-for-3
Granite Falls: Adam Brewers (L) 3-7-8-6-1-3; Cody Fruin 2-3-2-2-0-3; Aric Roeller 1-0-0-0-0-1