Legion Baseball | Winona 9-6, Patriots 8-2

Post-Bulletin staff

WINONA — The powerful Rochester Patriots weren’t so powerful Wednesday night. Winona took both ends of a doubleheader from the Patriots, winning 9-8 and 6-2 in American Legion baseball.

"It was kind of a disappointing day for us," Patriots coach Terry Heiderscheit said. "Winona did a good job and did what they had to do to win both games."

The Patriots jumped to a 4-0 lead in Game 1 but couldn’t hold it. They were hurt badly by five errors.

Brian Ness was 2-for-4 for the Patriots with a home run and three RBIs.


In the second game the Patriots fell behind early, trailing 4-0 after three innings. Rochester didn’t get on the scoreboard until the top of the seventh inning. Joe Moen was 3-for-3 for the Patriots and Brian Anderson 2-4.

The Patriots are 9-2 in the First District and 17-6 overall. The play in the Gopher Classic in Bloomington at 7:30 p.m. Friday. They open against the Bloomington Gold.


First game

Patriots 400 202 0 — 8 5 5

Winona 021 042 x — 9 10 1

WP: Wolfe. LP: Kris Long 2 IP, 4 K, 0 BB.



Second game

Patriots 000 000 2 — 2 9 1

Winona 103 110 x — 6 12 1

WP: Walter 7 K, 2 BB. LP: Brett Gwaltney 1 K, 3 BB.

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