Legion Post 214 Hornets split with Crookston to end the season

LEGION POST 214 HORNET TYLER HENNEN warms up with his teammates cheering him on. Teamates include, from left, Hennen, Adam Gustafson, Gavin Gullickson, Izyk Strege, Chisum Schmiedeberg, Carter Larson, Isaac Folland and Hayden Hennen. (Submitted photo)

The Legion Post 214 Hornets had a great summer of baseball. They may not have ended with a winning record, but they had a tough schedule and battled tough against every team.  This talented group of athletes showed true tenacity.
The Hornets ended their season Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Crookston, Minn., with a double header.
After holding a big lead most of the first game,  the Hornets lost 8-9.
In that close one, Tyler Hennen was 3-4 with two stolen bases. He scored three runs. Izyk Strege was 2-4 with one stolen base, one run and one RBI.  Calvin Hanson was 2-4 with two stolen bases, three RBIs and one run. This young quick team kept the crowd on their feet but came up just short.
Game two got started just after 9 p.m.  It was a late night, but it was a beautiful night for baseball.
In this one, Hennen was again a leader on the team, batting 2-3, with two stolen bases, one RBI and one run. Hanson helped the team out batting  2-3 with one RBI and two stolen bases. Frank Finney hit 2-3. Strege pitched all five innings. He threw seven strikeouts and had only three earned runs. In the bottom of the fifth, with the score sitting at 5-4, Hennen threw out the tying run from centerfield to catcher Adam Gustafson.  What an ending! The Hornets finished their short, fun season with a victory of 5-4.
The Hornets are sponsored by American Legion Post 214 of Lancaster. They are coached by Reese Steen, who is assisted by Jagger Olson.

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