Otter Tail Central legion tops Barnesville 5-2 in playoffsPublished 10:31am Friday, July 19, 2013
URBANK — The Otter Tail Central legion team was clicking on cylinders entering the South Sub-District 9 playoffs and continued to roll as it topped Barnesville 5-2 Thursday.
OTC jumped out to an early two-run lead as Aaron Butler doubled in Collin Teich and scored on an error in the bottom of the first.
Barnesville would tie the game with runs in the second and fourth, but a three-run sixth, that saw Butler cash in two runs on a bases loaded single, would give OTC the win.
“Butler showed why he was voted in as the conference MVP when he hit a two-run single to right center field,” OTC coach Ryan Hendrickson said. “That was just another time Butler showed off his clutch hitting abilities.”
Hendrickson also pulled down some hardware being named co-coach of the year and pitcher Zack Torgerson was named pitcher of the year in the conference. Butler, Torgerson, Teich and winning pitcher Nick Trosdahl were named to the All-Conference team.
OTC will now take on Hawley in a 4 p.m. showdown.