Winner/Colome Legion baseball team won the Region 4B title with an 11-8 victory over Wagner on Saturday. With the victory, the Royals advance to the State Class B tournament which starts Friday in Webster. Winner/Colome will play Milbank at 5 p.m.
Ty Bolton started on the mound for the Royals in the Championship game as he pitched four innings, giving up 7 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits, 6 walks and 3 strikeouts. Kelly O’Bryan earned the win in relief pitching 5 innings and giving up 1 unearned run on 2 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
Drew DeMers had 4 singles, 4 RBIs and scored 3 runs. Nick Lantz had 3 singles and 2 RBIs. Reed Harter had 2 singles and 3 runs scored. Riley Calhoon had 2 singles and 3 runs scored.
In the second game of the regional, Winner/Colome defeated Platte 11-10.
DeMers had 3 singles and 3 RBIs. Reed Harter had a triple, single and 4 runs scored and Kelly OBryan had 2 singles and 3 RBIs. Nick Lantz had a double and 4 RBIs.
In pitching, Reed Harter threw 6 2/3 inning to earn the win. He gave up no runs with 5 walks and 8 strikeouts. Ty Bolton started the game and gave up 8 runs (7 earned) on 4 hits, 6 walks and 2 strikeouts.
In the semifinal game to advance to the finals, Winner/Colome defeated Parkston 6-4 in 12 innings.
Harter had 2 RBI double in the top of the 12th inning to give the Royals the lead. Calhoon had a double and 2 singles. Harter finished with a double, single, 2 runs scored. DeMers had a double, single and 2 runs scored.
In pitching, Carter Brickman started the game and pitches 6 2/3 innings and gave up 2 unearned runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Harter earned the win in relief pitching 4 1/3 inning and giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
O’Bryan earned the save pitching the 12th inning and striking out 2.
Weber said Winner trailed by 8 runs early against Platte and really battled in a marathon game against Parkston. “This is kind of indicative of the never give up attitude that our players have had since the beginning of the club ball season. It is an honor to make a state tournament and I’m so proud of our guys for coming up big and reaching this milestone,” said Weber.