Winner/Colome Legion played five games in a baseball tournament this weekend in Aberdeen.
In the first game, Milbank defeated the Royals 7-2. Ty Bolton was the losing pitcher as he threw a complete game with 7 strikeouts. Kelly O’Bryan had a 2 run home run. Riley Calhoon and Bolton had 2 hits each.
In the next game, Winner/Colome defeated Aberdeen 9-6. Carter Brickman was the winning pitcher with O’Bryan getting the save. Leading hitters were Jeremiah Yeaman with 2 hits, O’Bryan and Levi McClanahan with 2 runs scored.
Huron defeated the Royals 9-1. Brickman, O’Bryan and Andrew Laprath had one hit each.
Winner/Colome shut out Morris, Minn., 10-0. O’Bryan was the winning pitcher. O’Bryan had double, 2 singles and 3 RBIs; Calhoon, 3 hits, McClanahan, a triple and 2 RBIs and Brickman, 2 hits, 3 runs scored.
In the final game, Fargo, N.D., defeated Winner/Colome 11-0. Calhoon and Nick Lantz each had a single.
Earlier in the week, the Royals played at home as they defeated Gregory 21-2 on June 7.
Yeaman was the winning pitcher. O’Bryan had 3 doubles, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored; Brickman, 3 singles, 5 RBIs, 3 runs scored and Riley Calhoon, 4 runs scored.
Coach Drew Weber said the team had a busy week against some tough competition. “Right now we are in a bit of a defensive funk. We will need to be more consistent in the field and make plays to help our pitchers out,” said Weber.
“Offensively, we have been a little bit on a roller coaster and need to get back to being more aggressive at the plate and start attacking opposing pitchers more. We have a full schedule with more tough competition on the way and it will only make us better.”
The Royals will play in Mitchell on June 16 starting at 6 p.m. On June 21, Winner/Colome will travel to Valentine, Neb.