BASEBALL: Woodpeckers finish 4th at state tournament to cap 2022 season
A strong summer season for the Bemidji Junior Legion baseball team has come to a close.
BLOOMINGTON – A strong summer season for the Bemidji Junior Legion baseball team has come to a close.
The Woodpeckers met their match on Saturday in Bloomington, losing 6-2 to Delano to end their run at the state tournament.
Delano wasted no time, taking a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and largely cruising from there. Bemidji got one run back in the second inning on an RBI groundout by Gunner Ganske, but Delano matched it with a run in the third.
Down 6-1 after five innings, the Woodpeckers scratched across another run in the sixth, as Stonewall Gessner scored on an error. But that was the last of the scoring for Bemidji in the 2022 season, and the Woodpeckers were eliminated from the tournament.
Dylan Waukazo took the loss on the mound for Bemidji, allowing six runs on seven hits in five innings pitched.
The Woodpeckers finished fourth at the state tournament for the second consecutive year and posted an overall record of 15-10 this season.
Delano 6, Bemidji 2
DEL 401 010 0 – 6-7-2
BEM 010 001 0 – 2-5-2
WP: Collings (CG, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)
LP: Waukazo (5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K)