Watertown Legion team upsets Plato

The Watertown Post 121 American Legion baseball team picked up a big win last week when it knocked off conference leading Plato 4-3 on Monday, July 2. It was the team’s only game of the week before the Fourth of July holiday.

Matt Schreder got the win on the mound for Watertown after another stellar outing. He struck out seven in the win.

"He pitched another outstanding game," Watertown coach Steve Hangartner said.

Watertown scored first when Joey Reinert laid down a successful squeeze bunt in the first inning to plate Adam Parker. Parker had reached on a walk and moved to third on a line drive base hit from Alex Runck.

Plato scored three times in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead, but Watertown tied the game in the fifth. In the bottom of the seventh, with two men out, Ben Cole hammered a single to left. That’s when Brendan Weege stepped up to smack a hit into the gap, allowing Cole to score from first to win the game.

Watertown is now 9-8 overall and 5-4 in the conference. Post 121 played Tuesday, July 10 against Delano, and will play host to Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. Thursday and Montgomery at 7 p.m. Friday. The team also will host Yankton S.D. in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, and close the regular season Tuesday, July 17, at Jordan at 6:30 p.m.