Watertown Legion team wins four more games

Adam Parker connects with a pitch during a win last week over Belle Plaine.

Adam Parker connects with a pitch during a win last week over Belle Plaine.

PJ Hangartner is tagged out at the plate last week against Belle Plaine, but Watertown still won with ease.

PJ Hangartner is tagged out at the plate last week against Belle Plaine, but Watertown still won with ease.

The Watertown American Legion baseball team went 4-1 in recent action, picking up wins over Belle Plaine, Montgomery, Delano and Holy Family, but losing to Norwood in a tight 1-0 game.

Against Belle Plaine, Watertown came out on top, 10-1. P.J. Hangartner led the offense by going 3-for-3 with a walk and Brendan Weege and Andrew Nichols both finished 3-for-4. Others that had hits for Watertown included Jordan Berrios, Mark Sandquist, Alex Runck and Bryce Duske. Weege picked up the win on the mound.

Watertown also earned an 8-2 victory over Montgomery. Weege led the offense by going 2-for-4, while Elsenpeter, Nichols, Andy Opheim, and Hangartner all had hits as well. Michael Herd picked up the win on the mound.

In an 8-4 win over Holy Family, Adam Parker’s bases-loaded double was the key hit in a seventh-run sixth inning that lifted the Royals to victory. Nick Tschida was 2-for-3 and Parker was 2-for-4, while Elsenpeter, Nichols, Zach Iten, Weege, Runck and Duske all had one hit apiece as well.

Watertown also picked up an 8-0 win over Delano, though not stats were available from that game.

In the 1-0 loss to Norwood, Herd threw a three-hitter for Watertown, which could muster only two hits of its own in the loss. Nichols and Weege had one hit apiece.

After closing the regular season on Tuesday, Watertown will enter the district playoffs July 19-28, which are being played at Norwood.

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