Snurdbirds extend win streak to 8
Midway extended its amateur baseball winning streak to eight games in a row with three victories over Lake and Pine League rivals last weekend.
Shane Hendrickson and Brad Lusti combined on a there-hitter as the Snurdbirds blanked Huntersville 10-0 last Friday night at Menahga. Jake Lund went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer, two runs and five RBI while Zach Etter went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBI. Hendrickson went 2 for 4, Derek Dormanen went 2 for 4 with two runs, and Robert Weaver went 2 for 4. Hendrickson gave up three hits and struck out seven over seven innings for the win. Midway scored five times in the eighth to end this game early via the 10-run rule.
A six-run first inning sparked Midway to a 13-5 win over Wolf Lake Sunday afternoon. Dylan Walsh's two-run double gave Wolf Lake a 2-0 lead in the first before an RBI double by Hendrickson and RBI singles by Bobby Lusti, Brandon Mickelson, Sean Dormanen and Drew Rasmussen gave Midway a 6-2 lead. The Snurdbirds scored five times in the fifth to seal the win. Steve Wetterling hit a pair of solo homers and went 3 for 5, Rasmussen went 2 for 4 with three RBI, Hendrickson went 2 for 5 with two runs, Bobby Lusti went 2 for 5, Mickelson went 3 for 5 with two runs, and Kyle Dormanen went 2 for 3 to pace Midway's 18-hit attack. Brett Dormanen picked up the win, allowing three unearned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Etter and Rasmussen finished up.
Hendrickson and Derek Dormanen hit homers in leading Midway to a 10-6 win over Nimrod Sunday afternoon. A six-run fifth inning sparked the win. Hendrickson and Derek Dormanen scored twice and drove in two runs apiece while Weaver went 2 for 4 with two RBI to lead Midway's 10-hit attack. Lund pitched the first 4 2/3 innings, allowing four unearned runs on five hits. Brad Lusti earned the win by allowing two unearned runs on one hit and four walks over the final 4 1/3 innings.
Midway improved to 11-1 against Lake and Pine League teams and 19-5 overall.
Midway wins title at Nimrod
Brett Dormanen, Lund, Brad Lusti and Derek Dormanen pitched Midway to the championship of the 6th annual Nimrod Invitational amateur baseball tournament.
In the tournament opener on June 29, Brett Dormanen scattered seven hits and four walks and allowed one unearned run as Midway defeated Greenwald 13-3 in five innings.
Lund followed with a five-hitter as Midway edged Jordan 3-1 on June 30.
Midway claimed the title with an 11-4 win over Nimrod on July 1 as Lusti and Derek Dormanen combined on a nine-hitter.
The Snurdbirds belted out 11 hits in the win over Greenwald. Etter went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, Derek Dormanen went 2 for 4 with two RBI, Mike Baso went 2 for 4 with two runs, and Lund, Mickelson and Brad Lusti scored two runs each.
Wetterling went 2 for 3, including a solo home run, and scored two runs while Etter and Weaver drove in runs in leading Midway past Jordan.
A four-run second inning and six-run fifth inning powered Midway past Nimrod in the title game. Etter and Weaver hit home runs with Etter scoring twice and driving in three runs. Derek Dormanen went 3 for 4 with two RBI and Weaver went 2 for 2 with two runs scored. Baso, Jeff Marjamaa and Pete Marjamaa also drove in runs. Brad Lusti earned the win, allowing three runs on seven hits over the first four innings while Derek Dormanen gave up one unearned run on two hits over the final three innings for the save.
Midway suffers first L&P loss
Midway had its undefeated record in Lake and Pine League play end with an 8-1 loss to Bemidji on June 22.
Prior to that game, the Snurdbirds were defeated by Moorhead 3-1 on June 15 despite holding a 10-5 advantage in hits. Five errors led to three unearned runs for the Brewers. Derek Dormanen went 2 for 4 while Hendrickson drove in Brad Lusti for Midway's only run. Lund took the loss despite allowing four hits over eight innings.
A 17-hit attack sparked Midway to a 16-2 win at Staples on June 16. Etter went 3 for 5 with four runs and four RBI, Derek Dormanen went 3 for 3 with three RBI, Rasmussen went 2 for 3 with three runs, Baso went 2 for 3 and Weaver drove in three runs. Brett Dormanen picked up the win, allowing three hits and one earned run over the first five innings. Pete Marjamaa pitched the final two innings as the two pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts.
Midway followed with a 15-hit attack in a 14-3 win at Nisswa on June 16. Hendrickson went 2 for 5 with two runs, Etter went 2 for 5 with two runs, Lund scored twice and had two RBI, Derek Dormanen went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI, Baso went 2 for 3 with three RBI, Lusti went 2 for 4 and Pete Marjamaa went 2 for 2 with two runs. Hendrickson earned the win, allowing seven hits and one run over the first six innings.
Bemidji scored four times in the fourth and three times in the sixth to hand Midway its first league loss on June 22. Pete Marjamaa went 2 for 3 and drove in Mickelson for Midway's lone run. Lund took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits over the first 5 1/3 innings. Midway was held to only four hits.
Midway blasted out 12 hits in a 12-3 win at Verndale on June 23. Derek Dormanen went 3 for 5 with three RBI, Jeff Marjamaa went 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBI, Ray Mueller went 2 for 4 with two runs, Brett Dormanen went 3 for 5 with two RBI, and Sean Dormanen scored there times. Brett Dormanen went the distance, allowing seven hits and striking out 11, for the win.
Hendrickson threw a three-hit shutout as Midway blanked Sebeka 10-0 on June 24. Wetterling led the Snurdbirds' 13-hit attack by going 3 for 4 with two homers, two runs and six RBI. Rasmussen went 2 for 4 with two RBI and Hendrickson went 3 for 5 with two runs.