Mudhens rout Madison; playoffs next
Adam Durfee and Tate Walerius hit home runs during a three-run sixth inning and the Minneota Mudhens routed Madison 11-0 in a Land O' Ducks league game on Saturday.
The Mudhens (3-3, 8-4) collected 12 hits, including a single and a pair of doubles by Austin Buysse, who also drove in three runs. Jake Leighton and Austin DeVlaeminck had two hits apiece.
Peyton Nuy hurled six scoreless innings for the win. He walked three and struck out six. Adam Durfee pitch a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two.
"We played a pretty good game," said player/manager Tyson Sonnenburg. "We hit the ball well and pitched very well. We have been struggling a little with some guys being gone, but we got some of them back for this game and that definitely helped our lineup out."
Durfee led off the sixth inning with a solo home run. After Danny Hennen walked with two outs, Walerius followed with a two-run homer.
"Tate hit his first amateur ball home run, which was a pretty cool moment," said Sonnenburg. "And seeing Durfee hit a home run is nothing new for us. We've seen him do that plenty of times. Adam is getting a lot more confident at the player after missing last season with a torn labrum."
The Mudhens broke open the game with a five-run fifth inning when they amassed seven of their 12 hits. Tyson Sonnenburg led off the inning with a single and Durfee followed with a double. Austin Buysse then singled home both runners. DeVlaeminck singled and Danny Hennen drove in two runs with a single. With two outs, Beau Buysse singled and Leighton then doubled in the fifth run.
Minneota starts Region 9C playoffs at 5 p.m. on Saturday against the Dawson Drakes at Madison. If the Mudhens win that game, they would advance to play Dumont on Sunday in Madison.
"We're still missing a couple of guys and we hope to get them back for the playoffs and make a big run at this thing," said Sonnenburg.
(Saturday, July 18)
Minneota 11, Madison 0
Minneota.........002 053 1 - 11 12 2
Madison..........000 000 0 - 0 2 3
Minneota hitting: Jake Leighton 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Tyson Sonnenburg 1-for-4; Adam Durfee 2-for-5, 2 RBI; Austin Buysse 3-for-5, 3 rbi; Austin DeVlaeminck 2-for-4; Danny Hennen 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Tate Walerius 1-for-4, 2 RBI
2B-Leighton, A.Buysse 2. HR-Durfee, Walerius. BB-Beau Buysse. Tyson Sonnenburg, Danny Hennen. HBP-Beau Buysse. SAC-Durfee, Leighton.
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Peyton Nuy (W) 6-2-0-0-3-6, Adam Durfee 1-0-0-0-0-2