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Monday, July 17, 2017

Post 612 Splits Games with WCA/B-E

By Cary Knudson - Ashby, MN

Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 traveled to Ashby, Saturday to take on West Central Area- Brandon-Evansville in a Double Header. The teams each one game, Post 612 won the first game 17-6 and WCA-B-E won the second game 5-4.

In the first game, bats blistered as Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 Defeats WCA-B-E Jr Legion, 17-6. Post 612 banged out 15 hits. Christian and Jaden Norby (brothers) playing on their home field led Post 612 at the plate. The Norby’s play for the Ashby High School. Christian, the eldest, went 2-4 with a double and triple that knocked in 2 Post 612 runners. Jaden went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI.

Christian Norby earned the win for Fergus Falls VFW Post 612. He threw five and two-thirds innings, giving up six runs, six hits, and striking out seven. Norby for the year is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.05 in 26.2 innings pitched. He also leads the team with 35 strike outs of opposing batters.

Nic Pearson (3-6, 2rbi), Brock Kotschevar (2-3, RBI), Ashwin Stratton (2-4, RBI), Cole Knudson (2-3, 2-2b, 2rbi), and Norby each collected multiple hits for Fergus Falls VFW Post 612. Chase Jensen (1-5) led Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 with three runs batted in. Kotschevar led Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases.

Game two, Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 could not erase 5-Run deficit in their 5-4 loss to WCA-B-E Jr Legion.

Despite a 5-run deficit in the second inning, Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 almost came all the way back, eventually falling 5-4 to WCA-B-E Jr Legion. Post 612 had tying run and go ahead runners at 2nd and 3rd base with one out in the bottom of the 5th, but could not score. WCA-B-E centerfielder robbed Christian Norby of an extra base hit that would have put Post 612 in the lead.

Jaden Norby took the loss for Fergus Falls VFW Post 612. He threw one and one-third innings, allowing five runs, five hits, and striking out three. Brock Kotschevar finished the game throwing 5 and 2/3 innings of scoreless pitching. He allowed only 4 hits, 3 walks and striking out 2.

Post 612 was held to only 6 hits in the game 2. Jaden Norby (2-3, 2b) and Mason Hoffman (1-4, 2b, RBI) led Post 612 hitters.

Fergus Falls VFW 612 improves to 23-6-1 on the 2017 season.

Next games will be in Willmar Tuesday night, 5 and 7pm.

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