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Legion Baseball: River Falls clinches spot in state ttitle game

River Falls baseball Post 121 baseball team

Braden Mork's two-out, two-strike single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Adam Feyereisen from second base to give River Falls Post a 2-1 victory over defending state champion Holmen at the Wisconsin American Legion Class AA State Tournament Sunday, July 29, in Baraboo.

The win leaves River Falls as the only undefeated team at the double-elimination tournament and clinches a spot in the state title game Tuesday, July 31, at 4 p.m. They will play once-beaten New London Monday, July 30 at 4 p.m.

Mork threw the first six innings Sunday and struck out five before getting the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Bevens worked a scoreless top of the seventh to earn the pitching victory. Jake Lindsay was also 3-for-4 at the plate.

One day earlier Feyereisen singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and Tyler Penny threw three innings of scoreless relief as Post 121 advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6 victory over Antigo.

Joey Davis was 2-for-4 with a double and Lindsay drove in a pair of runs while Penny earned the pitching victory in relief of starter Joe Stoffel, who worked the first five innings on the mound.

River Falls moved into the winner's bracket at the double elimination Tournament with a 6-0 victory over Lomira/Theresa Friday, July 27.

Starting pitcher Lindsay struck out nine in six innings of shutout ball before giving way to Blevens for a scoreless seventh. Lindsay helped himself with an RBI double while Feyereisen added a two-run single.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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