Tri-Valley and Flandreau put on an offensive show in Flandreau on Thursday, July 8th. The two teams combined for 27 runs and 36 hits in the seven-inning game. Tri-Valley’s late runs secured a 14-13 victory.
Tri-Valley scored three runs in the top of the first inning only to see Flandreau score two in the bottom of the first. Tri-Valley then scored one run in the second, and Flandreau scored two more times. The game was tied 4-4 after two innings.
Flandreau took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with three runs for a 7-4 lead. Tri-Valley, however, scored six times in the fifth inning to regain the lead 10-7. Flandreau cut the lead to one with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Tri-Valley scored four times in the top of the seventh to lead 14-9, and all four runs were needed. Flandreau scored four times in the bottom of the seventh and has the tying run on third base when the third out was recorded.
Cole Focken had four hits, including a double, with three RBIs. Mason Hendrixson and Lawson Loiseau both had three hits and an RBI each. Aidan Heitkamp had two hits, one double, and an RBI. Brendan Newman had two hits and an RBI. Everett Althoff also had two hits. Noah Haynes had a double and two RBIs. Derek Van Asselt had a hit and two RBIs. Kaden Egger, Tanner Van Asselt, and Troy Nebelsick all had a hit in the game as well.
Althoff pitched three innings allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits and five walks and a strikeout. Hendrixson pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three earned runs on seven hit with two walks and three strikeouts. Haynes pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing four runs, two earned on three hits with a walk and a strikeout.