Legion team records a win against Cannon Falls

American Legion Post #79 first base coach Steven Rosier (right) tells Pat Lloyd to keep going at the home game at Memorial Park on Thursday, June 27. (Wade Young Photo)

The Montgomery Legion Post 79 baseball team continued their busy season last week when they took on Belle Plaine on Wednesday, and Cannon Falls on Thursday.

Belle Plaine 8 – Montgomery 3

The home team traveled to Tiger Park in Belle Plaine on Wednesday, June 26, for a Legion baseball tilt. When the dust finally settled, Belle Plaine came away with an 8-3 victory. 

Montgomery opened the scoring in the top of the first with Cole Pint scoring on an RBI single by Nathan Rosier. In the bottom of the second, Belle Plaine took advantage of two Montgomery errors and grabbed a 2-1 lead. Post 79 regained the lead at 3-2 in the top of the third when Ryan Iverson and Robbie D’Amato singled and both scored on a two out double by Aaron Dwyer. Belle Plaine went ahead for good in the fifth scoring three times on four hits and added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the final score 8-3 in favor of Belle Plaine. 

Cole Pint started on the hill for Montgomery and pitched five innings giving up six runs on six hits along with two walks and one strike out. Iverson and Feddema led the offense with two hits apiece. Pint, Pat Lloyd, D’Amato, Rosier and Dwyer each collected one hit.

Montgomery 3 – Cannon Falls 2

Montgomery went two extra innings to defeat a very good Cannon Falls Legion baseball team by a score of 3-2 the following day. Ryan Iverson delivered the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out. Cannon Falls opened the scoring in the top of the third inning on a double, a fielder’s choice and an error. After being held hitless through four innings, Feddema opened the fifth with a single. With two out, Lloyd hit a double scoring Joe Kalina with the tying run, putting the score at 1-1. Cannon Falls then took advantage of two Montgomery errors and scored the go ahead run without the benefit of a hit. 

In the bottom of the sixth, it was Post 79’s turn to take advantage of a mistake.  Ryan Thompson opened the inning by reaching on an error. After a sacrifice bunt by Rosier moved D’Amato to second base, Ted Christian laced a double to right scoring the tying run making the score 2-2. The score remained tied until Iverson’s RBI single in the ninth.  

Joe Rynda started for Post 79 going five innings, giving up one run on only three hits while walking three and striking out five Bomber hitters. Christian went four innings allowing one run on three hits, one walk and striking out five in picking up the win in relief. Leading hitters for Montgomery were Christian with a double and a single along with one hit apiece from Lloyd, Iverson and Feddema. 

Montgomery Post 79 played on Monday, July 1 against Jordan, and on Tuesday, July 2 vs. Kenyon-Wannamingo at Memorial Park.