CROSSLAKE -- Crosslake scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to nip Aitkin 2-1 in American Legion baseball.
Todd Szymanski pitched a complete game for Crosslake. He struck out six, walked none and allowed seven hits and one earned run.
Matt Sergent was 2-for-3 and scored the winning run. Ian Dickmeyer led off the fourth with a double and scored Crosslake's other run on a passed ball.
Losing pitcher John Holder also went the distance, allowing four hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Jonathan Arness had a RBI double for Aitkin.
Aitkin 1 7 1
Crosslake 2 4 0
WP-Todd Szymanski (2-0). LP-John Holder. Next game-Staples at Crosslake 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Aitkin 6, Royalton 5
ROYALTON -- Jonathan Arness' RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted Aitkin to a 6-5 Legion baseball victory over Royalton on Tuesday.
Aitkin's Brian Burman pitched 10 innings. He struck out five, walked two and gave up eight hits and five runs. John Holder pitched a scoreless 11th to get the win.
Jacob Mehr had a single, double and two RBI for Aitkin. Burman had two singles and one RBI, Andrew Hartshorn doubled and Dustin Voller singled and drove in a run.
After the third inning, the game remained tied 4-4 until Royalton scored in the top of the 10th.
Trailing 5-4, Hartshorn led off the bottom of the 10th with a double and scored on Burman's single to force the game into the 11.
Royalton 5 8
Aitkin 6 7
WP-John Holder. LP-Trutwin.
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