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Kindred, Oakes notch wins at Southeast Region tournament

KINDRED, N.D.-The bats came alive Thursday for top-seeded Kindred in the second round of the Class B Southeast Region American Legion baseball tournament.

Kindred's Fletcher Andel pitches against Enderlin Thursday, July 23, 2015, during the North Dakota Class B Southeast Region American Legion baseball tournament in Kindred.David Samson / The Forum
Kindred's Fletcher Andel pitches against Enderlin Thursday, July 23, 2015, during the North Dakota Class B Southeast Region American Legion baseball tournament in Kindred.David Samson / The Forum

KINDRED, N.D.-The bats came alive Thursday for top-seeded Kindred in the second round of the Class B Southeast Region American Legion baseball tournament.

The results was a five-inning 10-0 win over Enderlin at the Ballpark at Kindred, which was coming off a first-round win in which it scored only two runs..

Fletcher Andel pitched a two-hit shutout over five innings for Kindred. He fanned five batters and walked two. Andel helped himself at the plate going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Kindred scored six runs in the second inning to go up 7-0. Zach Cossette hit a two-out, bases-loaded double to drive in three runs. Christian Danielson, Brock Benson and Tyson Tallackson scored.

"That was a big momentum thing for us," Kindred coach Scott Milbrandt said. "Score three runs like that. That really helped us."

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Three runs in the top of the fifth gave Kindred the 10-0 lead they needed to end the game via mercy rule if they could hold Enderlin scoreless in the bottom half of the inning. Enderlin threatened in the fifth inning but were not able to score a run to force the game to continue. Andel struck out Dusty Anderson with the bases loaded to end the game.

Kindred moves on to face Oakes in the quarterfinals. The Vikings will looks to keep their bats hot against an Oakes team that has not yet allowed a run in the tournament.

"We hope we bring our sticks along against Oakes," Milbrandt said. "They're a very good ball club. We better be ready to play tomorrow."

Oakes pitcher Jon Tyre pitched a seven-inning shutout and allowed four hits in Oakes' 4-0 win over Galchutt Thursday. He had four strikeouts, two walks, and hit three batters.

"He had a couple beans but he always keeps it around the strike zone," said Oakes manager Cory Schall. "He throws hard and he has good pop in his ball. He's a very smart kid too. It was was a good showing today."

Bryce Meehl drove in Ethan Zetocha with a double to right to score the first run of the game for Oakes in the third inning. With Tyre throwing a shutout, Meehl's RBI was the game-winner. Oakes added two more runs in the third.

Meehl went 2-for-3 in the game with two doubles, an RBI and scored two runs. He scored his second run of the game after hitting his second double in the fifth.

LaMoure defeated Lisbon-Gwinner 13-6 in the loser-out bracket. LaMoure jumped out to an early 5 run lead. Lisbon-Gwinner scored the next six runs to take a 6-5 lead. LaMoure came back with seven runs in the fifth inning to seal the game and eliminate Lisbon-Gwinner.

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Lidgerwood defeated Hankinson-Fairmount 3-0 in the other loser-bracket game. Brandon Wyum pitched a one-hit shutout for Lidgerwood.

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