Midway shuts out Huntersville in finale
Stetson Burkman and Cory Odland combined on a six-hitter and Steve Wetterling hit three home runs as Midway closed out the Lake and Pine League regular season with a 10-0 win over Huntersville Sunday afternoon at Midway.
The Snurdbirds scored three runs in the first inning, two runs in the second inning, one run in the fourth inning and one run in the sixth inning before ending this game early because of the 10-run rule by scoring three times in the seventh.
The win gave Midway a 12-2 record in Lake and Pine League play to top the standings and earn the No. 1 seed for the Region 14C tournament. The Snurdbirds, who improved to 19-4 overall, will open region play against either Perham or Sebeka today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Perham.
Wetterling went 4 for 5 with four runs and five RBI while Odland went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI to pace Midway's 15-hit attack. Preston Riewer (2 for 4 with two runs), Chris Baso (2 for 3 with a run and an RBI) and Brett Dormanen (2 for 4 with an RBI) also contributed two hits. Also contributing offensively for the Snurdbirds were Mike Baso (1 for 2, one RBI), Burkman (1 for 4, one run) and Drew Rasmussen (1 for 4). Riewer and Chris Baso had doubles while Burkman belted a triple.
Burkman allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three over the first five innings for the win. Odland struck out three over two hitless innings.
Brewers blank Midway
Midway managed only three hits in a 5-0 loss to the Moorhead Brewers July 28 at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo.
Doubles by Mike Baso and Chris Baso and a single by Zach Etter provided the only hits for the Snurdbirds, who had a seven-game winning streak snapped.
Moorhead scored three runs in the first and single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Pete Marjamaa started and took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk with one strikeout in four innings. Etter gave up two runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 1 ⅓ innings before Riewer finished up by allowing one hit and one walk with three strikeouts over the final 2 ⅔ innings.