The Humboldt/Hartford Wood Ducks scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game 3-3, but the Flandreau Cardinals got a game-winning hit with two-outs in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-3 Cornbelt League win on Thursday, June 2nd.
Flandreau scored in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out hit for an early 1-0 lead. The game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning. The Cardinals scored two more runs after a hit batter and three straight singles for a 3-0 lead.
The Wood Ducks put together a two-out rally in the top of the seventh. Tyler Lundborg hit a single to left field. Logan Colwill reached on an error. Nathan Adrian had an RBI single, and Grafton Stroup followed with a two-run double to tie the game 3-3. The score remained tied until the bottom of the ninth. Flandreau put some pressure on the Wood Ducks when two batters reached with one out. Preston Riddle got a strikeout for the second out, but two straight singles ended the game.
Stroup had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Adrian had a single and an RBI. Ryan Healty finished with two hits. Bennett Sebert and Lundborg each had a single. Riddle pitched 8 2/3 innings allowing four runs, three earned, on 11 hits and a walk while getting 16 strikeouts.