Adrian, Luverne still alive in Legion tourney

Adrian, which lost to Springfield on Friday in its initial game in the tournament, will next take on Wabasso in the double-elimination event. That matchup is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday.

Luverne, meanwhile, followed up its first-round victory on Friday with a Saturday triumph before a setback Sunday sent it into the losers’ bracket. Luverne will face the Adrian vs. Wabasso winner at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Jackson, which also won its first-round game, was defeated Saturday and Sunday and is now out of the tournament.

Adrian 4, Windom 0

Adrian 5, Winnebago/Blue Earth 4

Jake Stammer hurled a complete-game shutout as Adrian eliminated Windom in its Saturday game. Stammer allowed five hits and struck out four while hitting two Windom batters.

Landon Rogers started things off well for Adrian, as he connected on the first pitch of the afternoon for a triple. A Stammer fielder’s choice made it a 1-0 game, and Adrian would add another run in the second when Alex Loosbrock reached on an error, stole second base and came home on an RBI single by Zach Hendel.

A Nick Harder single and a couple of Windom fielding errors helped make the score 4-0 in the third, and that would be more than enough for Stammer on the mound. Rogers had a triple and single in the game, and Harder also had a pair of hits. With the loss, Windom was elimininated from the tournament.

On Sunday, Adrian trailed Winnebago/Blue Earth 4-0 going into the last of the seventh and had managed just one hit offensively against hurler Zac Schonrock. But Mitchell Wagner began the inning by reaching on an error, and a double from Zack Loosbrock quickly got Adrian on the scoreboard.

Brent Hokeness would also reach on a defensive miscue, and a Zach Hendel single made it a 4-2 ballgame. With two outs, Jeffery Cowels singled and Rogers delivered a bases-loaded hit to trim the deficit to 4-3. An RBI single brought home Hendel to knot the score, and Wagner then singled in pinch-runner Tristan White for the walk-off…

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