With the game tied 9-9 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Cooper Mulder hit a single to left field scoring Landon Holewa for the walk-off game-winner giving West Central Royal 14U a 10-9 win over Flandreau on Monday, June 14th in Humboldt.
Flandreau struck first with a run in the top of the first inning, but West Central scored twice in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Mulder and an RBI ground out by Stone Loof. West Central extended the lead when Preston Hostetler scored on an error to make the score 3-1. Flandreau tied the game, 3-3, in the top of the fourth with two runs.
West Central regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run double by Holewa. Both teams scored in the fifth inning. Mulder scored on a single by Quincey Stephens, and West Central led 6-4 after five innings. Flandreau took thee lead in the top of the sixth with four runs, but West Central responded with three in the bottom of the sixth. Mulder drove home two with a single to tie the game 8-8. CJ DenBoer scored on a wild pitch to give West Central the lead again 9-8. Flandreau tied the game in the top of the seventh inning, 9-9, to force extra innings, but Mulder’s hit ended the game in the eighth.
Mulder finished with three hits and four RBIs. Holewa had four hits, one a double, with two RBIs. DenBoer had three hits. Hostetler finished with two hits. Loof and Stephens both had a hit and an RBI. Gavin DeHaven had a double. Lando Whiting and Cody Opitz both had hits.
DenBoer pitched four innings allowing three runs, all unearned, on two hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Whiting pitched two innings allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Hostetler pitched two innings allowing one earned run on a hit with two walks and two strikeouts.
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