Owatonna Post 77 American Legion baseball rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat Sioux Falls West 10-9 at Dartt's Park. The VFW clobbered Rochester Lourdes 17-1 at Hudson Field.

Grant Wehseler started on the mound for Post 77 Thursday. He hit a ball in the sixth inning that resulted in the winning run. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media

Post 77 had just two base runners over the first four innings in a Thursday night game against Sioux Falls West at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park. Post 15 scored six runs in the fifth inning to amass a 7-0 lead. Owatonna scored a pair in the bottom of the fifth then had everything fall into place in the sixth.

The series of plays began with a Trey Fails run scoring single. Nick Poe added a two-out two-run double two batters later. Clay Leidall followed with an RBI double. Sam Hylle singled home a run. Alec Holcomb and Blake Westphal walked. Grant Wehseler's smash was whiffed by the short stop for a three-run error.

Defensively for Owatonna, short stop Nick Medo and third baseman Fails each made a slick play. Wehseler tossed four solid innings before tiring in the fifth. Brady Fisher and Blake Westphal each took a turn on the mound.

Post 15 from South Dakota stopped in Owatonna on their way to the Gopher Classic in the twin cities.


Owatonna's VFW team went to Rochester and crushed Lourdes 17-1 at Hudson Field on Thursday. Post 3723 hosts the Summer Classic this weekend, with their first game Saturday at 10AM against Blaine at Willow Creek.