The Winner Jr. Legion team defeated Gregory June 4 at Leahy Bowl by a score of 9-7.
After trailing 6-0 early, Winner battled back with a 4-run bottom of the 3rd, and took the lead for good with a 5-run 5th inning.
The offense had a big night, belting out 13 hits, including a 3 for 4 night from Kameron Meiners. Joren Bruun was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s, while Phillip Jorgensen added 2 hits (both triples), and 3 RBI’s.
Joren Bruun got the start on the mound and went 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 7 runs (4 earned), while striking out 3. Jacob Beckers pitched 3 strong innings in relief, giving up just one hit, no runs, and striking out 5.
“The defense struggled early, committing 4 errors, leading to 3 unearned runs. After that, the boys played well in the field, and the offense really picked us up,” said coach Kory Foss.
“ We put a lot of good swings on the ball and found some gaps. It’s always nice when the offense clicks because it seems to pick everyone up and that then carries over to the defensive side,” said Foss.
With the victory, Winner Jr. Legion moves to 3-0 on the year.
Winner Junior Legion baseball team won a high scoring battle June 2 in Platte with an 18-10 victory.
On a day when the winds were swirling, every ball hit in the air was a challenge for fielders and as a result each team committed five errors.
After falling behind 9-6 early, Winner stormed back to outscore Platte 12-1 over the next four innings.
Kameron Meiners got the win on the mound after coming in relief for starter Phillip Jorgensen. Aaron Gilchrist closed the door pitching the final three innings while only giving up one run on three hits.
Winner racked up 13 hits for the day led by Colby Kaiser who was 4-4.
Oscar Pravecek had a big game at the plate as well going 2 for 2 with a two run home run to left while walking three times and scoring five runs.
Fred Whiting was 2-3 with 4 RBI’s including a big double in a four run fourth inning.
Jorgensen went 3-5 with an RBI.
Winner Junior Legion beat Bennett Counties Legion team by a score of 14-4 in 6 innings on June 6. The game was called due to the 10-run rule.
Kameron Meiners was 3 for 5 at the plate with 3 RBI’s. Philip Jorgensen was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Oscar Pravecek was 2 for 3. Landon Theiman added a hit and an RBI.
Kameron Meiners started and pitched 4 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5. Fred Whiting pitched a scoreless inning, striking out one.
Overall, it was a good game for our offense with 13 hits said coach Kory Foss. “We’re getting contributions from all parts of our order, as 9 different players had at least 1 hit. Kameron did a nice job on the mound, and didn’t give up a hit until the 4th inning. Fred threw well in his inning of relief, which was nice to see as it was his first time on the mound this summer. The defense played well, and didn’t commit an error, which was encouraging because we’ve struggled with that at times early this season,” said Foss.
With the win Winner moves to 4-0 on the year.