The Hartford-Humboldt Wood Ducks lost both of their games at the District 4B tournament in Colman ending their 2021 season. The Wood Ducks entered the tournament as the ninth seed. They played eighth-seeded Salem on Friday, July 23rd and then third-seeded Lennox on Sunday, July 25th.
Despite out-hitting Salem in the game, the Wood Ducks gave up four runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth inning as Salem got an 8-2 victory. Austin Smith had an RBI single for the Wood Ducks in the top of the second to give them a 1-0 lead. R Lind followed that with a solo home run in the top of the third for a 2-0 lead. The score remained 2-0 until Salem scored their eight combined runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Lind had three hits in the game, including the home run, with an RBI. Smith had two hits and an RBI. Drew Eldeen, Blake Svoboda, Tyler Lundborg, and Philip Madsen all had singles in the game. Svoboda pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Nick Seliski pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and a walk.
The Wood Ducks then had to face Lennox in an elimination game on Sunday. Lennox earned a 5-2 victory thanks to a complete game pitched by Drew Sweeter and two home runs by Corey Vasquez.