Connor Twidwell

Connor Twidwell gets mobbed by his teammates after a two-run homer during Breckenridge’s sweep of Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Thursday, May 16.

Breckenridge stretched their win streak to half a dozen games with a pair of wins over Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, at home. The scores were 9-2 and 13-1 in six innings on Thursday, May 16.

All 10 of the Cowboy 12th graders played a part in the victories on Senior Night. Some players, like Cade Kelsen, Chris Korinek and Hayden Schuler, haven’t been regulars in the lineup this year, but they all reached base and scored a run in the sweep.

“It was nice because everybody got to play, everybody got to bat and a lot of those guys got hits,” Breckenridge coach Kevin Hiedeman said. “Those kids deserve it just as much. It’s great all those guys contributed so it was a good night all the way around.”

Breck stumbled out the gates in their first game, but caught fire at the end to put Pelican away. Jake Wendorff picked up the win on the mound.

A lot of players were in different spots due to injuries or a player missing due to grades. Brayden Wahl was one of them, moving from right field to catcher and playing the entire second game behind the plate.

“We’re banged up. Everybody’s got scrapes and bruises,” Hiedeman said. “Brayden Wahl hasn’t hardly caught all year for us. Brayden stepped in and did a good job catching tonight.”

The highlight of the sweep was a two-run dinger from Connor Twidwell in the nightcap. Trying his best to contain his laughter after a comment from a teammate in the dugout, the sophomore first baseman boomed one over the left field fence with a grin on his face. It was an even bigger smile when his team greeted him at home plate.

“Connor Twidwell had four or five hits in a row and a towering bomb for a home run,” Hiedeman said.

Seemingly every Cowboy was putting the bat on the ball to cap off the night in six innings. Not only did Breck dominate offensively, but the pitching and fielding was equally sharp. Cooper Yaggie nabbed the win and in the two games BHS only committed one error.

“We played pretty good defense. Hunter (Feigum) looked really good at short. He’s getting better every game defensively. He is a night and day difference how much better he is than when we started,” Hiedeman said.

Breck is 10-2 in their conference games on the year, only falling to undefeated Perham, Minnesota. They move on to play Border West, Minnesota, in a game hosted at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley High School. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.

“That’s the most conference wins we’ve had in a long time,” Hiedeman said. “We’re in the point with sections where all these games matter for the QRF.”

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