Vultures chalk up two road wins
The Minneota Senior Vultures came away with a pair of road wins last week, defeating Heron Lake-Okabena 12-2 on Thursday and blanking Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 6-0 on Monday.
Playoffs begin on Thursday, Aug. 6. Minneota will host Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 7 p.m. and K.P. Kompelien Field.
Against RTR, Thor Fischer went the distance for the win on a two-hitter. The right-hander walked three and struck out eight in a solid performance.
Josh Schuelke had two of Minneota's six hits. Ben Skorczewski, Carter Schuelke, Braeden Panka and Grady Moorse had the other hits for the Senior Vultures.
In the rout over Heron Lake-Okabena, Tate Walerius went 3-for-3, while Jacob Hennen and AJ Myhre had two hits apiece, Ben Skorczewski, Josh Schuelke and Braeden Panks each had a hit.
AJ Myhre started for Minneota and allowed only one run in two innings. Carter Schuelke got the win in relief, tossing two innings and giving up three hits and one run. Skorczewski pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
(Monday, Aug. 3)
Minneota 6, RTR 0
Minneota hitting: Ben Skorczewski 1-for-2, Josh Schuelke 2-for-3, Carter Schuelke 1-for-2, Braeden Panka 1-for-3, Grady Moorse 1-for-2
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Thor Fischer (W) 7-2-0-0-3-8
(Thursday, July 30)
Minneota 12, Heron Lake-Okabena 2
Minneota hitting: Ben Skorczewski 1-for-2, Josh Schuelke 1-for-2, Tate Walerius 3-for-3, Jacob Hennen 2-for-2, AJ Myhre 2-for-3, Braeden Panka 1-for-4
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): AJ Myhre 2-4-1-1-0-2, Carter Schuelke (W) 2-3-1-1-0-1, Ben Skorczewski (S) 1-2-0-0-0-1
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Junior Vultures top Slayton, 6-3
Jackson Esping, who is batting a robust .612 this season, went 2-for-3 to spark the Junior Vultures to a 6-3 triumph over Slayton on Monday night.
Isaac Pohlen and Zack Fier had the other two Minneota hits.
Pohlen, the second of three Minneota hurlers, got the win. He allowed only one hit and no runs over two innings. He walked two and struck out three. Ryan Dalager pitched the first two innings and Peyton Gillund finished.
The Junior Vultures will be in playoff action on Friday at a time and date to be determined.
(Monday, Aug, 3)
Minneota 6, Slayton 3
Minneota hitting: Jackson Esping 2-for-3, Isaac Pohlen 1-for-3, Zack Fier 1-for-2
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Ryan Dalager 2-1-3-3-4-4, Isaac Pohlen (W) 2-1-0-0-2-3, Peyton Gillund 1-1-0-0-0-1