Legion team bounces back after loss

On Thursday, July 9, the Maple Lake Legion baseball team traveled to Mound for another chance to keep their perfect season going. That is exactly what they did as they jumped out to an early lead and kept adding to it as the game went on.

After a scoreless top of the first for Maple Lake, Mitch Wurm took the mound and shut down Mound, allowing one hit in the inning. Nick Hudek reached on an error with one out in the second. He was later driven in by Brian Redemske's two-out, ground-rule double, making the score 1-0.

After a scoreless bottom of the second by Wurm, Maple Lake added another run when Pete Nordlie scored on Luke Fobbe's first hit of the game. Wurm continued to challenge hitters by throwing strikes and once again kept Mound off the board in the third. Redemske hit his second double of the game and extended the lead to 3-0 by driving in Hudek who singled to lead off the inning.

Wurm allowed one run in the bottom of the fourth when a Mound hitter took him deep for a home run. He then answered by retiring the next three batters he faced. Maple Lake answered with six runs of their own over the next two innings with RBI hits coming from Fobbe, Riley Decker, Wurm and Nordlie.

Pitching with a 9-1 lead, Wurm shut down the Mound hitters in the sixth, retiring the first three batters he faced. Hudek extended the lead to 10-1 when he drove in Wurm with a single in the seventh.

Jordan Kelm came into the game in the seventh to relieve Wurm on the mound and retired the first three batters he faced as well. He then allowed two runs in the eighth, but Maple Lake scored three more in the ninth to bring the final score to 13-3, which brought their record to 9-0.

Offensively for Maple Lake, Luke Fobbe got his second five-hit game of the season by going 5-for-6 at the plate with 5 RBIs and 2 doubles. Nick Hudek and Brian Redemske also had multi-hit games.

See player stats and read more about the Legion baseball games against Delano and Monticello in this week's Messenger.

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