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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Legion baseball: Crookston's season ends at 14-5 with 4th loss to RLC

  • Cody Wardner hit 2 doubles and had 5 RBI in Friday's game.
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  • One of the best American Legion baseball seasons for Crookston Post 20 ended Friday in a 11-9 loss to Red Lake County at the District 9, Division II Tournament in Pelican Rapids, Minn.
    Crookston's season finishes at 14-5 as Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton won the tournament Saturday 6-0 over Hawley. Hawley edged Red Lake County 8-7 Saturday to advance to the championship game.
    Crookston got off to a great start Friday against Red Lake County with Cody Wardner ripping a bases loaded double to left that scored all three in the first inning.
    Seth Desrosier started on the mound for Crookston and allowed three runs in the third as Red Lake County tied it up.
    Crookston answered in the fourth, though, scoring six when Cody Magsam drove in a run on a chopper up the middle, Desrosier singled to score one and Aaron Hollcraft was hit by a pitch to bring in another run. Brandon Kresl hit a sacrifice fly to score another run, making it 7-3. Hollcraft then stole second and Wardner ripped another double to left, scoring two.
    The Crookston bats would fall silent after that as Red Lake County took over, scoring two in the fifth to cut the deficit to 9-5. It then scored three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh for the victory.
    Desrosier pitched six innings, allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits and four walks. Joey Koenig pitched the final inning, taking the loss, giving up three earned runs on four hits and no walks.
    Jake Magnell pitched 3 2/3 innings for Red Lake County, allowing six earned runs, nine total. Wyatt Casavan got the win, throwing 2 1/3 shutout innings. Lars Brevik earned the save by pitching a perfect seventh inning.
    Wardner finished 3-of-4 at the plate with two doubles and five RBI. Magsam and Hollcraft each had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run.
    Brevik went 2-of-4 for Red Lake County with a home run and five RBI. Casavan went 3-of-3 with three runs scored and two RBI. Magnell was 2-of-2 with two RBI and three runs scored.
    The loss was Crookston's fourth of the season to Red Lake County.
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