The DC 18U baseball team dropped three games in recent action, falling to Wayzata 6-4, Annandale 3-2, and Litchfield 6-1.
Wayzata 6, DC 4
DASSEL – Wayzata outhit the Chargers 12-5 in a 6-4 victory at Dassel.
DC simply could not find the timely hit, as they had six walks and three hit batters, but left nine men on base.
Four out of the team’s five hits, and all four RBI, came from the top two hitters in their lineup, Grayson Londerville and Sanders Asplin.
Asplin went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Londerville reached base all four times with a single, a double, and two walks. He also drove in two, and scored a run.
Annandale 3, DC 2
ANNANDALE – The Annandale Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to take a walkoff, 3-2 victory over the Chargers.
DC managed just five hits in the game, and six baserunners total.
The Chargers scored runs in the first and second to go up 2-0. In the first, Londerville led off with a single, stole second, reached third on a groundout, and scored on a ground ball off the bat of Austin Kantola.
In the second, N. Niemela hit an RBI double to score Halonen.
That would be it for offense from DC, however, and the Cardinals rallied for two in the fourth before getting their run in the seventh on a triple and game-ending infield error.
Litchfield 6, DC 1
DASSEL – The visiting Dragons rallied late to score a 6-1 victory over the Chargers.
“It was a tight game for five innings, but a huge seventh for Litch put us away,” said Flick.
Indeed, starting pitcher Jackson Martin cruised through five scoreless innings, but gave up two runs in the sixth, and four in the seventh.
The Chargers’ only run came in the second inning. Halonen led off the inning with a single, moved to second on a N. Niemela single, and after a double play, scored on a Terning single.
Jacob Niemela was the only DC player with more than one hit, going 2-for-3.