VFW Baseball: Ploof strikes out 13 as Little Falls sweeps Sartell
By PATRICK SLACK
Gabe Ploof and Nick Anderson pitched Little Falls to a 3-1, 4-1 sweep over Sartell, Monday.
Ploof struck out 13 batters in the opening game without issuing a walk over seven innings of work.
Little Falls jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first as Thomas Bell and Alec Zack both doubled and came around to score.
The Flyers picked up their final run in the third when Kyle Boser knocked in Ben Witt after Witt reached with a double.
Witt and Zack each went 2-for-4 with Bell, Ploof, Boser and Michael Fregin also collecting hits.
After allowing a first-inning run in the second game, Anderson escaped a bases-loaded, no-out threat in the second inning and held Sartell off the board the rest of the way to enable Little Falls to come from behind for the win.
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, Austin Fenske singled home Bryce Zawatze and John Lukasavitz to give Little Falls the lead, then came home on a base hit by Evan Athman.
In the fifth, Jeremy Klein walked, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out and stole home on an errant throw to manufacture the final run of the contest.
Fenske went 2-for-2 with Athman, Zawatzke and Lukasavitz also collecting hits.