The VFW baseball team completed its regular season with a double header sweep at home against Cold Spring to finish the season with a 23-5 record.
In the first game, Alec Zack led off with a walk and an error on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Gabe Ploof, which left runners at second and third with no outs. After one out, Kyle Boser had a RBI single to make it 1-0. The second run scored on a Thomas Bell safety squeeze to make it 2-0.
In the third, Boser led off with a single. Bell reached on a fielder’s choice where no out was recorded. Both scored on Michael Fregin’s 2 RBI single for the final score, 4-0.
Boser went 2-3, Lucas Cofell was 1-3 with a double and Ben Witt and Michael Fregin added a hit each in the win.
Cold Spring 0R 8H 2E
Little Falls 4R 7H 0E
WP – Nick Anderson – 7IP, 4K, 0BB, 8H, 0R.
Little Falls 6, Cold Spring 1
The first batter of game two reached base on an error and scored on a balk, but after that, Adam Hallberg was flawless as he pitched a five-inning no-hitter.
Little Falls scored all of its runs in the fourth on four hits and three walks. Hunter Kleinschmidt had the big hit of game, breaking a 1-1 tie.
Little Falls finishes the regular season with a record of 23-5 (8-3 in the league).
Cold Spring 1R 0H 1E
Little Falls 6R 6H 1E
WP – Adam Hallberg – 5IP, 6K, 1BB, 0H, 1R, 0ER.
Little Falls 13, St. Cloud 2
Little Falls VFW scored 24 runs on 24 hits in a double header sweep of St. Cloud Red Monday, to run its record to 21-5 on the year (7-3 in league play).
Kyle Boser dominated game one as he pitched a complete game two-hitter and went 4-4 at the plate as he hit for the cycle and 6 RBI.
In the first inning, Gabe Ploof doubled and scored on Kyle Boser’s two-out RBI single to make it 1-0.
With two outs, Ben Witt doubled and scored on Boser’s RBI double to make it 2-0 in the third.
When Witt doubled in the fifth, he went to third on a passed ball and Boser walked. Witt scored on an infield ground ball. A second run came in on a balk and Bryce Zawatzke had an RBI double to make it 5-0.
Ploof, Witt and Boser teamed up in the sixth inning with a single, triple and two-run HR, respectively, bringing the score to 8-0.
Singles by Michael Fregin, Lucas Cofell and Brett Strack loaded the bases in the seventh. Alec Zack singled to make it 9-0 and Ploof singled to make it 10-0. Witt grounded out but picked up an RBI to make it 11-0, then Boser completed the cycle by hitting a triple to right-center and score two more runs.
Little Falls 13R 15H 2E
St. Cloud 2R 2H 1E
WP – Kyle Boser – 7IP, 7K, 4BB, 2H, 2R, 1ER.
Little Falls: Boser – 4-4, HR, dbl, trp, 6 RBI; Witt – 3-5; Witt – 3-5, 2 dbl and 1 trp; Ploof – 3-5, dbl.
Little Falls 11, St. Cloud 1
Little Falls collected 10 walks and pounded out nine hits to win a shortened game two, 11-1.
Little Falls 11R 9H 2E
St. Cloud 1R 1H 1E
WP – Brett Strack – 4IP, 1H, 1K, 1BB, 1R, 0ER.
Little Falls: John Lukasavitz 2-3; Michael Fregin 2-4; Evan Athman 1-3, dbl.
Little Falls 5, Foley 1
The Little Falls VFW team split a double header at Foley, July 12.
Alec Zack and Gabe Ploof led off the first game with singles and after one run scored on a ground out. Kyle Boser hit a deep sacrifice fly to make the score 2-9.
Adam Hallberg led off the inning with a trip and scored on Lucas Cofell’s sacrifice fly.
Ploof reached on an error and scored on Thomas Bell’s RBI single.
Boser walked and later scored on Hallberg’s RBI single. Adam Hallberg was the winning pitcher in the 5-1 win for Little Falls.
Little Falls 5R 7H 2E
Foley 1R 4H 1E
Little Falls — Hallberg – 2-3, triple; Ben Witt – 1-3, double; Ploof – 1-3; Zack – 1-4; Bell – 1-1; Bryce Zawatzke – 1-3. WP: Adam Hallberg – 7IP, 8K, 3BB, 4H, 1R, 0ER.
Little Falls 1, Foley 6
Little Falls’ only run in the second game came in the first as Nick Anderson was hit by a pitch and later scored on John Lukasavitz’s RBI single. Both hits came in the first inning (Austin Fenske single). Little Falls had two hits and two walks in the inning, but a base running miscue took the team out of the inning. Little Falls did not threaten again, falling 1-6.
Little Falls 1R 2H 2E
Foley 6R 6H 0E
LP: Thomas Bell – 4IP, 2K, 2BB, 6H, 6R, 6ER.