Junior Legion drops heartbreaker to open state tournament


WATERTOWN – Facing the top-seeded team in the tournament, the Huron Junior Legion team lost in heartbreaking manner on Thursday night to Renner at the state 16U tournament in Watertown by the score of 7-6.

Huron took an early 1-0 lead, and that lasted a few innings into the game, but the game was back and forth until the very end, when Renner won the game on a sacrifice fly.

Coach Jason Babl was very pleased with his team’s effort, noting that the team had split in an earlier series against Renner.

“We’ve played them tough all year,” Babl said. “A couple mistakes in the field led to a couple runs today, and that was really the difference.”

He was very pleased with the overall attitude coming off the loss, and looked forward to Friday’s game against Sioux Falls West in pool play.

Sioux Falls West lost 8-7 to Watertown on Thursday.

Results from Friday’s game were not available at press time.

Huron will play Watertown tonight at 6 p.m. at the stadium in Watertown.

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