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Madison Legion Suffers Back To Back Walk-off Losses

The Madison Legion squad lost in walk-off fashion not once but twice on Saturday at Brookings. Game one saw Brookings score three runs in the bottom of the seventh, to win 5-4. In Game two, Madison scored twice in the top of the seventh to take a one run advantage, only to see Brookings score twice in the home half for the sweep.

Keaton Nighbert led the way offensively in the first tilt, going three for four from the lead-off spot and scoring twice. Logan Albee picked up a pair of hits and scored twice himself. Zach Whitlock drove in a pair for the visitors. Tyler Tappe started on the mound and went six and a third inning. Aston Nills came in to relieve Tappe and could not secure the final out in the loss.

The nightcap proved to be a little more of a roller-coaster, Brookings scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 10-3 after three innings. Madison would erupt for nine runs in the top of the fourth, to lead 12-10. Brookings countered with three runs in the fifth, setting up the wild finish in the seventh. Ben Lester went two for three with two runs scored and two driven in, Tappe scored three times in the game.

With the losses, Madison Legion fell to 5-3 on the summer and will be back in action this evening, traveling to take on Volga in a rematch from Friday night.


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