VS Legion posts 3 wins, 2 losses
July 10. 2012 2:38PM
Three wins and two losses were added to Post 131’s season record last week, as the Valley Springs Legion baseball team competed in Minnesota.
Valley Springs 7, Marshall, Minn. 6
On Thursday, the team garnered a 7-6 win against Marshall, Minn., thanks largely to Jacob Adams’ two-run double in the seventh. In addition to Adams’ big hit, Dylan Rock had a double and two singles and Brady Mutschler and Trevor Crow each contributed two hits.
For Marshall, Matt Camplon singled and doubled.
“They kept fighting back at us but we held them off,” said coach Grant Hieb.
Valley Springs 100 030 300 – 7 12 1
Marshall 002 030 100 – 6 11 4
VS – Jared Mulder, Jacob Mulder (5), Sam Rall (7), Jacob Adams (9) and Kyle Klumpp
M – Riley Carpenter and Colton Peterson
HRs – None.
Upper Midwest Classic – New Ulm, Minn.
Coon Rapids 14, Valley Springs 3
The bats were somewhat silences for Post 131 in their 14-3 loss to Coon Rapids, Minn., Friday in the Upper Midwest Classic. The most notable of the team’s four hits was a double by Jacob Adams.
“To be honest, they had a lot of hits, but they weren’t hard hits. They just found every hole,” Hieb said.
Coon Rapids 230 220 5 – 14 19 4
Valley Springs 100 000 2 – 3 4 2
VS – Tommy Gardner, Sam Rall (7) and Jacob Mulder and Kyle Klumpp (5)
Eastview 7, Valley Springs 2
Valley Springs suffered their third setback by a Minnesota team in two days. This time, Post 131 came up short against the high-powered Eastview, Minn., team.
“They are good,” Hieb said. “And they could hit the ball.”
Eastview, Hieb said, is one of the strongest programs Post 131 has gone up against this season. The team, which won a state title in high school ball this past spring, features an infield of players all headed for college baseball programs.
Valley Springs’ offense was lead by Jacob Mulder’s lone hit and RBI.
Dylan Rock opened on the mound and was relieved by Sam Rall in the sixth.
“Dylan pitched well to keep us in the game with the heat,” Hieb said.
Eastview 010 400 2 – 7 8 0
Valley Springs 000 110 0 – 2 5 3
VS – Dylan Rock, Sam Rall (6) and Jacob Mulder and Kyle Klumpp (7)
Valley Springs 12, Sleepy Eye, Minn. 2
Post 131 got back on the winning side by recording a 12-2 win against Sleepy Eye, Minn.
“They’re an average team and we beat them up pretty bad,” said Hieb, whose team took care of Sleepy Eye by the 10-run rule in six innings.
Adams led the offensive attack for Valley Springs. He had a homer and three RBI.
Kyle Klumpp and Trey Etrheim each singled and doubled and Rock tripled for Valley Springs.
Hieb commented on the pitching efforts of Eric Roach, “who pitched us out of some jams,” Hieb said.
Valley Springs 104 241 – 12 11 1
Sleepy Eye 001 100 – 2 4 4
VS – Eric Roach and Kyle Klumpp
Valley Springs 6, Post 15 East 4
Valley Springs Post 131 defeated familiar foe Post 15 East 6-4 on a Jacob Adams walk-off grand slam.
With two outs on the board and two strikes against him, Adams crushed the ball, sending it at least 430 feet over the centerfield fence.
“It was awesome,” Hieb said. “We’ve been trying to get him to sit back … but he says he’s only 16 and is why he can’t hit it hard when he’s sitting back.”
Valley Springs also got two hits each from Adam Guthmiller and Brady Mutschler.
“This was a big win for us and it was good to see our younger guys step up,” Hieb said.
Post 15 East 020 110 0 – 4 5 1
Valley Springs 000 200 4 – 6 7 0
VS – Jacob Bruget, Jacob Adams (7) and Jacob Mulder
Post 15 – Jack Gordon and Brooks Cross
Post 131, now 19-17 on the season, host Mitchell at 6 p.m. tonight at Legion Park in Valley Springs, and then hits the road for Edina, Minn, for the Friday-Sunday Gopher Classic. Valley Springs faces Woodbury (Minn.) Blue and Prior Lake, Minn., on Friday. Saturday’s lineup includes two more Minnesota teams, Rosetown (Roseville) and Edina, and Sunday, Post 131 will face Chippewa Falls, Wis. Next Tuesday, Valley Springs heads to Huron for a doubleheader, facing the home team at 2 p.m. and Aberdeen at 4 p.m.