Hayfield Heat are one game from Region tournament

Published 7:23pm Sunday, July 22, 2012

HAYFIELD — The Hayfield Heat kept their season alive when they beat Wanamingo 8-3 in a Twin Rivers Tournament elimination game Sunday.

The No. 3 seeded Heat lost to Kasson 2-1 Saturday in Hayfield after allowing a two-out, two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth, and they had to play with their backs to the wall against No. 7 Wanamingo.

Travis Kauffman hit a solo homer in Sunday’s win for the Heat (16-7 overall), who will play at Region qualifying game against Winona in either Marcusen Park or Riverland Community College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Kasson 2, Heat 1

Heat pitching: Ben Pollock (L), 9 IP, 3 H, 7 BB, 2 ER, 7 K

Heat hitting: Shane Barry, 3-for-4; Tyler Krekling, 1-for-3, BB; Shane Palmer, 2-for-4, double; Darin Wagner, 1-for-4; Kasey Krekling, 1-for-4, double, R; Jake Krier, 1-for-4

Heat 8, Wanamingo, 3

Heat pitching: Kasey Krekling (W), 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 HBP; Tyler Krekling, 4 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 ER, 1 K

Heat hitting: Tyler Krekling, 0-for-3, 2 R, BB; Tyler Nelson, 2-for-5, R; Palmer, 2-for-5, R, SB; Wagner, 1-for-5, double, R; Travis Kauffman, 2-for-3, HR, R, RBI, 2 BBs; Kasey Krekling, 2-for-5, R; Barry, 2-for-4

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