Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Snurdbirds advance in State C tournament

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
sports Perham, 56573
Perham Focus
(218) 346-5901 customer support
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

DELANO — A pair of draftees squared off on the mound, as the Midway Snurdbirds defeated the Upsala Blue Jays 4-1 to advance to the second round of the Minnesota State C baseball tournament.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Jan-Erik Lindberg, drafted by the Snurdbirds from Pelican Rapids, allowed only three hits in eight innings to get the win for Midway. Lindberg fanned four and walked three.

Peter Burg, a draftee from Freeport, took the loss throwing six innings in relief of Upsala starter Matt Swanson, who lasted only two innings. All four of the runs allowed by Burg were earned. He struck out five Midway batters.

Blue Jays second baseman John Fuchs had two of the three Upsala hits including an RBI in the seventh inning to score left fielder Brady Burggraff for the Jays only run of the game.

Midway never trailed scoring three times the first time the Snurdbirds got a look at Burg in the third inning and added an insurance run in the fifth.

Shane Hendrickson and Jeff Marjamaa had two-hit performances for the Snurdbirds.

Brett Dormanen and Robert Weaver each had one RBI for Midway.

Midway’s second draftee Ryan Hendrickson from Brandon-Evansville closed out the ninth inning to clinch the victory.

Midway will face the Luverne Redbirds Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Delano Municipal Stadium.

Advertisement
Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
(218) 844-1442
Advertisement
Advertisement