A six-run fourth lifted LaMoure/Litchville-Marion baseball out of an early 3-1 deficit on Monday in Oakes.
The Loboes batted around against the Tornadoes, flipping a two-run Oakes lead into a 7-3 final score in favor of visiting LLM.
Connor Johnson picked up the victory on the mound and batted 4-for-5 at the plate for the Loboes. The sophomore allowed three hits and three runs with a pair of strikeouts over four innings of work while driving in two runs and scoring two offensively. Dalton Madcke (2-for-5) also put up a multi-hit game for the Loboes, clubbing a double and stealing a base.
The Loboes improved to 3-0 overall and are scheduled to play at Sheyenne/New Rockford today (April 20) at 4:30 p.m. LLM is scheduled to play Park River/Fordville-Lankin at 12:30 p.m. this Friday in New Rockford, with a game against Northern Lights to follow at 4:30 p.m.
Oakes dropped to 3-1 overall and has Northern Cass on the schedule today (April 20) on the road.
LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 7, Oakes 3
LLM 100 600 0 -- 7 10 2
OAK 030 000 0 -- 3 8 3
Batteries: L, Conner Johnson, Corban Potts (5) and Garrett Hebl. O, Howard Neustel, Brady McKenna (3), Conor Schall (3) and Brogen Roney. W-Johnson. L-McKenna.
Highlights: L, Johnson 4 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 1 BB; Dalton Madcke 2-5, 2B, SB; Johnson 4-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB; Landon Piehl 1-3, R; Anthony Hanson 1-3, R, 2 RBI, SB; Cyle Warcken 1-4, R, Garrett Hebl 1-2, R, 2 BB, RBI.
Records: LaMoure/LM 3-0. Oakes 3-1.