Jr. Legion Wins State Consolation Championship

Winner Junior Legion baseball team defeated Clark 6-5 Sunday morning to take the consolation championship held at Leahy Bowl in Winner.

The Winner team had to go extra innings to claim the victory as the scored was tied 5-5 after seven innings.

Winner got thing moving in the second inning when Zach Bohnet laid down a sacrifice bunt scoring one run.

Jacob Beckers led things off on the mound. He lasted five innings allowing five hits and four runs while striking out five.

Phillip Jorgensen, Aaron Gilchrist and Oscar Pravecek all collected multiple hits.

In Winner’s opening game of the state tournament, they were shut out 9-0 by Lennox on Friday evening. Lennox went on win to the state meet.

A double by Pravecek in the first inning was a positive for the host team.

Joren Bruun took the loss.

Pravecek, Tyler Olson and Jorgensen all managed hits for Winner.

In a game at noon on Saturday, Winner got down to business and shut out Wessington Springs 11-0. The victory propelled the Winner Junior Legion into Sunday’s consolation championship.

On Saturday, Winner had two really big innings. In the second they scored 6 runs and added five more in the third inning.

Evan Farner got the win for Winner. He allowed one hit, zero runs over five innings striking out eight and walking one.

Winner totaled 8 hits in the game.

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