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WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) – Watertown Post 17 earned a doubleheader sweep of Groton Thursday night.

The purple and gold would put an eight spot on the board and send 15 batters to the plate in the fifth inning in a 16-6 game one victory which was called in the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule. Six Watertown players would have a multiple-hit game led by Andrew Czech with three hits and four RBIs. Ben Althoff smashed a two-run homer in the game on his way to a two-hit, two-RBI night. Post 17 would end game one with 18 hits. Chase Christenson pitched three solid innings in relief allowing two hits, one run, and walking three while striking out one.

Watertown would bat around the order in the second and third innings en route to an 18-3 win in game two of the night called in the third inning due to the 15-run rule. Watertown had 16 hits in the game, three of them from Kolby Lacher. Drew Denzer, Braedon Zaug, Thatcher Rotch, Bryce Hult, Carson Mutschler and Jack Heesch all had two hits. Kyle Karst pitched all three innings allowing four hits, three runs while fanning five.

Watertown Post 17 Coach Ryan Neale says after a slow night at the plate against Sioux Falls on Wednesday, they got the bats going Thursday against Groton:

Next up for Watertown (9-10) will travel to Yankton on June 7th.

The Watertown Junior Legion got two wins at Pierre on Thursday a 15-2 game one W called in the fifth inning due to the ten-run rule and a 19-6 win in game two. Junior Legion (12-5) comes home to face Yankton also on June 7th.

It’s a busy weekend for the Watertown Baseball Association with the Slugfest Scramble Golf Tournament will be played today and the Pizza Ranch Tournament this weekend across Watertown. Director of Baseball Operations for the Watertown Baseball Association Ryan Neale gives us the rundown of the events:

For more information on the Pizza Ranch Tournament visit WatertownBaseball.com.