Legion Baseball: Becker Rally Sinks Sixers
Becker rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the St. Cloud 76ers 5-4 Monday night at Dick Putz Field. Becker used a walk and a pair of errors to manufacture the runs.
With St. Cloud holding a 4-2 lead in the seventh, Austin Nikolas came on to close out the game for the 76ers. Weston Schug led off and hit a ground ball to Logan Alshire, whose throw pulled Rhett Fruth off the bag at first.
Clayton Gallus followed with a walk to put runners on first and second base with no one out. Connor Rolf's bunt with two strikes went back to Nikolas, who threw wildly to third base, allowing Schug and Gallus to score. Rolf would score on a groundout.
Ethan Hopper led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a booming double to right-center field, but sloppy baserunning caused a pair of runners to be thrown out at third base on a single play.
Rhett Fruth was 1-2 with a double and two runs scored for the 76ers, and Nick Schmitt was 1-2 with a pair of runs batted in.
The St. Cloud Chutes beat Cold Spring 4-2 at Dick Putz Field in the first game of the twinbill at the MAC.
Tyler Bautch was 2-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, and Rudy Sauerer pitched a complete game for the Chutes.
Little Falls shut out Sartell 10-0 in LF.