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Bruget tallies 14 strikeouts in 6-0 win
By Staff reports

July 12. 2013 9:50AM
Valley Springs Post 131 evened their season mark at 14-14 by posting three wins and losing one in American Legion baseball action last week.

Head coach Grant Hieb said his team beat a couple of teams that were short-handed due to injury and rules violation.

Early on in the week, Valley Springs silenced Aberdeen 6-0 and then dropped a 2-0 defensive battled to Mitchell.

“There were a couple questionable calls with strikes in that one,” Hieb said. “We just couldn’t put up an runs and Mitchell is always a tough game for us. They don’t set themselves up to lose.”

VS 6, Aberdeen 0
Jacob Bruget hopes every outing could go as well as Tuesday, as he tossed a shutout to carry Valley Springs Post 131 to a 6-0 victory over Aberdeen at Mitchell in seven innings.

Bruget’s 14 strikeouts guided Post 131 to the victory. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball and allowed only three hits.

Hieb was pleased with Bruget’s performance.

“He pitched well,” the coach said. “He’s been knocked around pretty good lately so it was nice to get him back on track.”

Valley Springs blew out Aberdeen thanks to nine hits, including zero extra base hits.
Valley Springs scored two runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Jacob Adams and an RBI single by Jared Mulder.

Cole VanderBeek got on base three times in the game for Post 131. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first inning.

The game’s last lead went to Valley Springs thanks to a first-inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a two-run single by Mulder. After posting one run in the second, Post 131 again scored one in the sixth. In the second, Valley Springs scored on a walk by VanderBeek, bringing home Luke Bauske.

VS – 210 201 0 – 6 9 2
Aberdeen 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

VS – Jacob Bruget and Jacob Mulder, Alec finch (6)
A – Paulson, Allee (7) and Frisco

HRs - None
VS 0, Mitchell 2
Nic Peterson allowed just two runs in the nightcap Tuesday at Mitchell, but Valley Springs Post 131 couldn’t muster any offense in a 2-0 defeat to Mitchell.

Peterson was in control on the bump, as Mitchell managed just two hits. Peterson allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out three during his six innings of work.

Kirby Fuerst got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball, striking out three, walking three and surrendering two hits.

Mitchell went up for good in the first, scoring one run on an RBI single by Josh Schmidt.

VS – 000 000 0 – 0 3 2
Mitchell 100 010 x – 2 2 1

VS – Nic Peterson and Jacob Mulder
Mitchell – Kirby Fuerst and Michael Sadler
HRs - None

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