West Central 16U held a 7-5 lead after four innings, but Garretson scored four runs late in the game to steal a 9-7 win on Thursday, June 17th.
Garretson got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning. The first seven batters reached safely, and Garretson scored four times before an out was recorded. West Central responded with a big inning of their own in the bottom of the first to tie the game 4-4. Duece Sherard led the inning with a triple. Justin Zirpel followed with an RBI double. Gage Nelson and Dylan Stromer had back-to-back RBI triples, and Braydon Odegaard had an RBI single.
West Central took the lead in the bottom of the fourth after Garretson scored a run in the top of the fourth. Stromer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to tie the game 5-5. Odegaard followed with a two-run single to give West Central the 7-5 lead.
Garretson, however, scored three times in the top of the fifth inning with two outs to regain the lead at 8-7. They added one more run in the top of the sixth.
Odegaard had two hits with three RBIs. Zirpel had two hits, including a double, with an RBI. Stromer had a triple with two RBIs. Nelson had two hits, one of those a triple. Sherard finished with a triple, and Andrew Zimmer had a double.
Owen Heath pitched four innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Zimmer pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing four runs, none of them earned, on three hits with three walks and a strikeout. Odegaard pitched an inning allowing a hit and two strikeouts.
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