State Baseball: Wolverines drop state consolation final
Wadena-Deer Creek at the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament June 15
ST. CLOUD — The Marshall School of Duluth baseball team refused to go away in the Class 2A consolation championship game on Wednesday, June 15.
The Hilltoppers came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Wadena-Deer Creek 5-4 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
After Marshall scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Max Berrisford tied the game with an RBI triple into left field. Aiden Westerbur gave the Hilltoppers a one-run lead on an RBI double two batters later.
The Wolverines threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning. Connor Davis reached base with a one-out walk before Evan Lunde hit a ball into the ivy on the outfield wall for a ground rule double.
With runners on second and third with one out, Carson Kern hit a ball to Berrisford at third, who threw out Kobe Snyder, the courtesy runner, at home. Tyson Barthel grounded out to short to end the game.
WDC got on the board with two runs in the first inning. Lunde was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Kern doubled the lead on an infield single.
Payton Rondestvedt made it 3-0 in the second inning with an RBI single. The Wolverines took their largest lead of the game in the fourth, an inning where Josh Dykhoff tripled.
Isaac Hamann got the start on the mound for WDC. Connor Davis came in relief after 4.1 innings. Hamann suffered the loss.
WDC got to the consolation championship with a 6-3 win over Sibley East at St. Cloud Orthopedics Field in Sartell.
The Wolverines finished the season 24-6.