The Litchfield legion baseball team started out its season with a win Monday. It won 8-6 on the road against Eden Valley-Watkins, thanks in part to 15 hits.
Litchfield led 2-0 going into the sixth inning, when Litch and EVW tallied two runs each. Litch pounded out four runs in the top of the seventh. EVW answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning, but that was all it would get to come up just short.
Joe Pennertz had three hits, including a double, while Carter Block had two hits, including a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Pitcher Owen Boerema struck out eight in four innings of work for the win.
Litchfield next plays at 7 p.m. Thursday against Tri-Town, it's first of five consecutive days of action.
Litchfield Legion 8, Eden Valley-Watkins Legion 6 (June 10)
Litch ... 100 102 4 - 8
EVW ... 000 002 4 - 6
Batting - O. Boerema 1-3, R, BB; C. Marquardt 2-4, R; M. Tibbits 1-4, R; J. Pennertz 3-4, R, RBI; C. Block 2-4, 3R, 2RBI; A. Liestman 2-4, 2RBI; J. Ramthun 0-2; B. Wendlandt 1-2, 2RBI; J. Johnson 1-3; J. Hank 0-1; T. Peterson 2-3, R; Totals - 15-34, 8R, 7RBI, 1BB, 3K
2B - Pennertz, Block, Marquardt
Pitching - O. Boerema (W) 4IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-8K; B. Wendlandt 2IP-2H-2R-0ER-1BB-3K; J. Pennertz 0IP-2H-4R-4ER-4BB-0K; T. Peterson 1IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-1K
Batting - D. Lincoln 2-3, 2R, RBI, BB; L. Jansen 0-2, R, RBI, 2BB; C. Geislinger 1-4, 2RBI; M. Bautsch 0-4; C. Lincoln 1-4, RBI; J. Geislinger 0-3; A. Ramussen 1-2, R, BB; G. Mathies 1-3, R; D. Utecht 0-2, R; Totals - 6-27, 6R, 5RBI, 5BB, 12K
2B - Lincoln, Geislinger, Mathies
Pitching - C. Geislinger (L) 7IP-15-8R-5ER-1BB-3K