Class C Friday roundup (Faribault): Tschida pitches, hits Watertown past Webster 4-1

By Pat Beck

ScoreMonster Contributor

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Photos via: Justin Braun Photography

Pat Tschida led the Watertown Red Devils on the mound and at the plate in a 4-1 win over the Webster Sox at Bell Field.

Tschida pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, no walks and eight strikeouts to earn the victory. He also batted 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.

Matt Butler finished up the last two scoreless innings for the Red Devils, striking out five of the seven batters he faced while walking none.

Other hitting leaders for Watertown included Andrew Nichols who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

The Red Devils jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Tschida led off the game with a walk, went to second on a fielder’s choice  and third on a sacrifice fly to right by Ben Smith. Tschida scored on an RBI single to right by Zach Iten.

Watertown upped its lead to 2-0 with a run in the fifth inning. Tschida again started the rally with a lead-off double to left center. He advanced to second on a fielder’s choice, third on a sacrifice bunt by Smith and home on a passed ball.

Webster cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the fifth. William Wareham singled to center, went to second on a fielder’s choice and scored on a single to right center by Jordan Huwe.

Watertown scored two more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-1 lead. Nichols singled, Ben Theisen walked, and Tschida drove them both in with a double to right center.

Webster starting pitched Peter Tveite lasted seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits, three walks and eight strikeouts.

James Fuerniss, a draftee from New Prague, pitched the eighth inning with no runs on no hits, one walk and one strikeout.

Dave Picha finished up the ninth inning by allowing no runs on no hits, no walks and one strikeout.

Three players had a hit for the Sox: Jacob Bellile went 1-for-4, Wareham finished 1-for-3 with a run; and Huwe batted 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Watertown advances to the quarterfinals at 11 a.m. Sunday against the winner of Bird Island and Red Wing.

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