Nisswa Legion competes at state
Hutchinson used a 13-run inning to eliminate the Nisswa Legion baseball team from the Division I state tournament by a 14-8 score on Sunday, Aug. 3, in Eagan.
TJ Graumann and Matt Casperson each collected two hits, including doubles for Nisswa, which finished the season 19-2-1.
On Saturday, Aug. 2, Nisswa eliminated Chaska 15-8 in a loser's bracket game. Nate DeChaine went 3-4 with two RBI, two doubles and a run. Mizuki Shumsky was 3-4 with three RBI, two walks, two doubles and two runs scored for Nisswa.
Graumann finished 2-4 with a run and a triple. Conor Gessell collected a double, two RBI and two runs and Taylor Streiff hit a triple, drove in two runs and scored once.
Logan Madsen also had two hits with two walks and scored three runs.
Hayden Bukowski pitched 6.2 innings. He allowed seven runs on five hits and five walks. He struck out three. Beau Janousek pitched the final 2.1 innings.
Graumann, Streiff and Drew Sannes all hit two doubles, with Streiff also blasting a home run as Nisswa hit the Tri-City Red out of the state tournament earlier Saturday 10-5.
Streiff finished 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Sannes was 3-5 with three RBI and Graumann drove in two and scored twice on three hits as Nisswa collected 15 hits.
Tory Miller pitched the complete game victory as he struck out seven, walked two and allowed five earned runs on 15 hits.
On Friday, Nisswa earned a split at the opening day of the tournament. Streiff drove in three runs and smashed a triple to lead Nisswa to a 6-3 win over Delano in the first game. Graumann earned the win on the mound, while the Nisswa offense knocked out 10 hits.
Nisswa faced Lakeville North in Game Two and kept it close at 2-2 until Lakeville North posted six runs for the 8-2 win.