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KCC finishes season with losses to LOW, WM

KCC 3 — LOW 7
Kittson County Central fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-3 loss to Lake of the Woods on Thursday, May 25.
Lake of the Woods got things moving in the first inning. An error scored 1 run for Lake of the Woods. The Bears added 5 more runs in the fourth inning, taking a 6-0 lead.
But KCC started a comeback and tallied 3 runs in the fifth inning. Bearcat batters contributing to the big inning included Ethan Hanson and Chisum Schmiedeberg with back-to-back doubles, both knocking in runs in the inning.
Charlie Eack was the winning pitcher for Lake of the Woods. The bulldog allowed 2 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings, striking out 7.
Eli Swanson took the loss for KCC. The righthander lasted 6 innings, allowing 4 hits and 7 runs while striking out 3.
The loss ends the Bearcats regular season with 2 wins and 11 losses on the season. KCC earned 3 points in the Northwest Diamond Conference. The Bearcats will be the seventh seed in the Section 8A tournament, playing the second seed, West Marshall Fusion in Argyle on Tuesday, May 30 at 4:30.
KCC 1 — WM 6
Kittson County Central fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-1 loss to West Marshall on Tuesday, May 30. West Marshall took the lead on back-to-back doubles by Demetrius Oberg and Jackson Kekke in the first inning. West Marshall also scored 3 runs in the third inning. The big inning for West Marshall came thanks to a single by Jackson Woinarowicz and a double by Aiden Anderson.
Woinarowicz was credited with the victory for West Marshall. The fireballer allowed 2 hits and zero runs over 6 and a third innings, striking out 7 and walking zero. Eli Swanson took the loss for Kittson County Central. The righthander lasted six innings, allowing 8 hits and 6 runs while striking out 5 and walking 1. KCC scored a run in the seventh inning when Dana Brown singled in Isaac Gustafson who had doubled earlier in the inning. Brody Scalese and Isaac Folland had the other 2 hits for the Bearcats in the game.
Comments from Coach Chad Kujava:
KCC ended the season with a 2-12 record. It was a fun season despite the lack of wins. We really did play good baseball most of the time. There were a few innings when we lost focus and lack of experience cost us, and our opponents put up a big inning. Chisum Schmiedeberg was selected as an All NW Diamond player for his play at catcher and pitcher. Overall, I am proud of our effort and thankful for the hard work and good attitudes the players had all season. I look forward to next spring!

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