VFW Baseball: Little Falls sweeps pair over Litchfield
By PATRICK SLACK
After splitting its three previous doubleheaders, Little Falls swept a pair over Litchfield 6-5, 5-1, Thursday.
In the opener, Little Falls came up empty handed in the first after loading the bases and faced the prospect of doing so again with the bases filled and two outs in the second.
But Ben Witt came through with a three-run double to help Little Falls gain control early, then the Flyers rallied late on squeeze bunts by Gabe Ploof and Bryce Zawatzke and an RBI single by Michael Fregin to pull out the win.
Brett Strack held Litchfield to one unearned run over the final three innings to earn the save.
Alec Zack, Thomas Bell, Witt and Zawatzke all doubled for Little Falls, with Ploof, Kyle Boser and Lucas Cofell also providing hits.
Adam Hallberg started and struck out five to earn the win.
Little Falls scored three times in the first and twice in the fifth in the finale to complete the sweep.
Dane Peterson went 2-for-3 with Brett Strack, Nick Anderson, Cofell and Hallberg also collecting hits.
Thomas Bell earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief.
Little Falls 6 10 2
Litchfield 5 9 0
Little Falls—Ben Witt: 2-4, 2B; Alec Zack: 2-4, 2B; Bryce Zawatzke: 1-2, 2B; Thomas Bell: 1-4, 2B; Kyle Boser: 1-1; Gabe Ploof: 1-1; Lucas Cofell: 1-4; WP-Adam Hallberg: 4-IP, 4-R, 8-H, 4-BB, 5-K; SV-Brett Strack: 3-IP, 1-R, 0-ER, 1-H, 0-BB, 3-K.