ENDERLIN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) –
Lisbon’s four runs in the bottom of the fourth were enough to hold off Lidgerwood/Hankinson as they fight to play another day. Designated hitter Caleb Olson and catcher Jayden Bittner both scored on wild pitches to start the scoring for Lisbon. They followed this with a sac fly from left-fielder Cam Opp and an RBI single from second baseman Simon Sveum. This would be enough of a cushion for right-handed starting pitcher Jonah Welter as he continued his solid season with another great outing. Besides giving up three consecutive extra-base hits and two runs in the fourth inning, he was pretty much perfect. In his complete game, he didn’t allow a single walk and gave up seven hits while striking out five. Welter also helped his own cause with a multi-hit day going 2-2 with a walk. After going 2-0 on day three of the tournament they will take on Oakes at 4:00 p.m. for the right to play again at 6:30 p.m. against LaMoure.
LaMoure got their bats going early and held on to their lead to defeat Oakes 11-4. LaMoure scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning including RBI hits from shortstop Corban Potts, right-fielder Mac Bierman and Landon Piehl. Third baseman Anthony Hanson hit a two-run home run as they continued to pour it on. Hanson then added on to his day an RBI single in the second innings and an RBI groundout in the fourth. Centerfielder Tate Mart had two doubles in four at-bats with a run. Starting pitcher Jace Hansen went six innings and allowed just two hits, two earned runs and three walks while striking out two. For Oakes, centerfielder Alex Nelson went deep in the fifth inning for a two-run home run, but it was too little too late. Nelson went 1-2 with three RBI. Pitching was a struggle for Oakes in the first two innings as they allowed nine runs including seven of them in the first time through the hitting order. Oakes will try to stay alive in the tournament as they face Lisbon tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. If they win, they will play LaMoure at 6:30 p.m.