ST. CLOUD - Ben Hanowski finished 4-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Little Falls Legion baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Waite Park Friday in the St. Cloud Tournament.
Little Falls jumped to an early 3-0 lead and Joe Rydeen made it stick as he struck out five, walked one and allowed three earned runs.
Logan Kalis was 2-4 and Mitch LeBlanc finished 1-1.
Little Falls 4 9 1
Waite Park 3 11 0
WP: Joe Rydeen. LP: Chad Hockemeyer. 2B: LF-Ben Hanowski 2. Overall: LF 4-2. Next game: Little Falls host Park Rapids (2) 5 p.m. Monday.
Aitkin sweeps Pierz
AITKIN - Kyle Hoffman hit the game-winning RBI single in the seventh to lead the Aitkin American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 victory over Pierz Thursday.
In game two Mac Jones pitched the win and hit a home run to power Aitkin to the sweep with a 10-7 victory.
Hoffman finished 2-4 with a run and a double in game one. Dustin Goble had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run. Dan Landrus had a hit, run and RBI, Scott Nyberg had an RBI and Brandon Perrine scored a run.
Matt Christensen pitched the win. He gave up three earned runs on five hits with seven walks an four strike outs.
Hoffman finished 2-3 with a run and a double in game two. Jones was 1-2 with a two-run homer. Billy Cluff finished 1-1 with an RBI and Perrine was 2-2 with two RBIs.
Jones allowed three hits and five earned runs.
WP: Matt Christensen. 2B: A-Kyle Hoffman.
WP: Mac Jones. 2B: A-Kyle Hoffman. HR: A-Mac Jones. Overall: A 3-2. Next game: Aitkin at McGregor 6 p.m. Thursday.
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