Legion Baseball: River Falls clinches spot in state ttitle game
Braden Mork's two-out, two-strike single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Adam Feyereisen from second base to give River Falls Post a 2-1 victory over defending state champion Holmen at the Wisconsin American Legion Class AA State Tournament Sunday, July 29, in Baraboo.
The win leaves River Falls as the only undefeated team at the double-elimination tournament and clinches a spot in the state title game Tuesday, July 31, at 4 p.m. They will play once-beaten New London Monday, July 30 at 4 p.m.
Mork threw the first six innings Sunday and struck out five before getting the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Bevens worked a scoreless top of the seventh to earn the pitching victory. Jake Lindsay was also 3-for-4 at the plate.
One day earlier Feyereisen singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and Tyler Penny threw three innings of scoreless relief as Post 121 advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6 victory over Antigo.
Joey Davis was 2-for-4 with a double and Lindsay drove in a pair of runs while Penny earned the pitching victory in relief of starter Joe Stoffel, who worked the first five innings on the mound.
River Falls moved into the winner's bracket at the double elimination Tournament with a 6-0 victory over Lomira/Theresa Friday, July 27.
Starting pitcher Lindsay struck out nine in six innings of shutout ball before giving way to Blevens for a scoreless seventh. Lindsay helped himself with an RBI double while Feyereisen added a two-run single.