Legion baseball: Moorhead Blues drop 2 games at Battle of Omaha

Cullen Wilson drove in four runs on the day for Moorhead

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OMAHA, Neb. — The Moorhead Blues fell 6-5 on a walk-off to Skutt (Neb.) and 6-3 to Byrd (La.) on Thursday at the Battle of Omaha American Legion baseball tournament.

The Blues jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against Skutt. Cullen Wilson hit a two-run single to give the Blues a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Carter Heinsch had an RBI groundout in the top of the second to put Moorhead up 3-0.

Skutt sliced it to 3-2, but Wilson came through with another two-run single to put Moorhead up 5-2 in the top of the fifth. Skutt trimmed it to 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth and tied it the following inning. Skutt then won it with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh.

Against Byrd, Heinsch gave the Blues a 1-0 lead in the third with an RBI double. That 1-0 lead would last until the seventh inning. Byrd came alive in the top of the seventh, plating six runs to take a 6-1 lead.

The Blues threatened in the bottom of the seventh, with Brett Letness scoring on a wild pitch and Zach Taft hitting an RBI single. That's as close as Moorhead got, however.


The Blues (7-5) are scheduled to play Lincoln Northeast at 2 p.m. Friday and Adrian at 4:30 p.m.

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