The Granite Falls Legion team wrapped up their season last weekend. On Thursday they started the playoffs against Fairfax. Fairfax had previously defeated the Legion. The Legion brought their game faces. After a back and forth battle, Jordan Odegard hit in three runs in the 7th inning to put the score out of reach for Fairfax.
Thursday, July 13th Granite Falls 11 – Fairfax 6 Hitting: Jordan Odegard: 2 – 4, 2B, 3 Rbi’s Bennett Knapper: 1 – 4, 2 Rbi’s Austin Friese: 1 – 5, 2B Dalton Anderson: 1 – 2, 2B Koltyn Louwagie: 1 – 3, Rbi Pitching: Jordan Odegard: 3 innings, 4 K’s, 2 walks, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned Brandon Schmidt: 1 inning, 1 K, 2 walks, 1 hit, 2 runs, 1, earned Tom Lindstrom: (W) – 3 innings, 2 K’s, 3 walks, 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned “It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. Fairfax beat us early in the season, so it was nice to go back down there and win in the first round of playoffs. Jordan had a huge 3 run double in the top of the 7th that pretty much sealed up the win.”
The fire continued on Saturday. The Legion was doing well and almost had the game in the bag. BOLD managed to sneak in a few runs right at the end to steal the win. Saturday, July 15th BOLD 4 – Granite Falls 3 Hitting: Austin Friese: 2 – 4 Asa Ulferts: 1 – 3 Brandon Schmidt: 1 – 1, 2B, Rbi Tori Rupp: 1 – 1 Koltyn Louwagie: 1 - 3 Pitching: Brandon Schmidt: 6 2/3 innings, 2 K’s, 2 hits, 6 walks, 2 runs, 1 earned Tom Lindstrom: (L) 1/3 inning, 1 hit
“Brandon pitched a heck of a game. He gave us a chance against a tough lineup, and just pitched his tail off. We had them beat, there is no doubt about it, but we just couldn’t finish it. We played really well, and it was a very tough loss to swallow.” On Sunday, the Legion had to play BOLD again. The Granite Falls team was still shaken from their loss on Saturday, and couldn’t muster the energy to get any offense going. BOLD knocked the Legion out 9-0. Sunday, July 16th BOLD 9 – Granite Falls 0 “We advanced to play BOLD again after Fairfax forfeited. We came out flat, and just could not get anything going offensively. The BOLD pitcher threw a great game, and we did not get a hit off him. It was a tough way to end the season after we had been playing some pretty good baseball. We had an emotional loss against them the day before, and it seemed to carry over to this game.”