BASE: Post 17 comes away with two season opening wins at Aberdeen

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ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Watertown Post 17 would come away with two season-opening wins at Aberdeen yesterday.

Game one saw the purple and gold down the Smittys 15-1 in a 10-run rule game called in the sixth inning. Jack Heesch led the way with a two-hit, four-RBI night, Kolby Lacher and Ben Althoff added two hits and two RBI’s while Braedon Zaug had three hits and two RBIs. Andrew Czech pitched all six innings allowing one hit, one run, one earned while tossing seven strikeouts and walking four.

Game two was a 5-1 W for Watertown. Ryan Roby had two of the Post 17 six hits in the game. Drew Dentzer, Zaug, Heesch, and Althoff each had one hit. Zaug, Heesch, and Althoff would each send one past the plate. Jackson Maag pitched five innings allowing four hits, no runs, five K’s, and walking four. Weston Everson pitched two innings in relief.

Watertown (2-0) will play host to a weekend series with Fargo Post 400 Saturday and Sunday. Coach Neale says 400 is a team that has grown quickly:

4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. I’ll have coverage of those games on 1480 KSDR and