Kortje sparks late comeback in game 2
Photos by Kacey Nelson and Gail Mansfield
Fremont 10-2 Whitehall 5-1
Down 5-3 in the bottom of the 5th the Packers dropped a half dozen on the visiting Vikings and Michael Baden shut them down for the final 2 frames to secure the win. Joey DeLong doubled and singled twice, scored 2 and drove in 2 while Payton Mansfield and Drew DeBlake each knocked home a pair.
The Packer defense held tight, finishing with just one error.
In the Nightcap Gabe Van Vleet was tossing a gem from the mound, setting down 15 Vikings on strikes and giving up a lone run on 3 hits. But his team was still down 1-0 and time was running out. Finally thanks to a 7th inning miscue by the visitors Joe Kortje came in to tie it up and send the game into extra innings then capped off his heroics with a run scoring single in the 8th to give the Packers the sweep.
Payton Mansfield took over mound duties in the 7th and blanked the Vikes giving up a walk and striking out 3 to get the win.