Breckenridge Post 53 squeaked out a 4-3 victory in eight innings against Pelican Rapids in Minnesota Lakes Conference play Tuesday, June 25.
Jake Wendorff started on the mound for Post 53 and gave up three runs. After walking a batter, giving up a couple singles, making an error in the field, and a wild pitch, we ended the first inning down 3-0. It was not the start we were looking for. The offense didn’t fare much better stranding runners in multiple innings.
Post 53 didn’t score their first run until the bottom of the fourth when Jeremy Stack walked and Mitch Porter doubled to score Stack. We were fortunate to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh when Hunter Feigum was hit by a pitch, Stack tripled scoring Feigum, making the score 3-2.
Brayden Wahl singled scoring Stack to tie the game. We had a chance to win it in the bottom of the seventh but didn’t get it done. We ended up scoring the winning run in the eighth when Jack Aigner was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Hayden Schuler ran for Aigner and stole second base. Max Johnson laid down a sac bunt to move Schuler to third and he scored on a game winning wild pitch.
The player of the game has to go to Luke Arnhalt. Arnhalt pitched five and two-thirds shutout innings striking out five, walking three and giving up five hits. When we got in a jam and needed strikes, Luke stepped up.
Post 53 is on the road to Barnesville, Minnesota, on Wednesday, June 26.