In a battle of two Lake Conference teams, Wayzata topped rival Eden Prairie by a final of 8-1. Wayzata starter Peyton Gallagher was a beast on the mound, allowing just 1 earned run in a complete game effort.
Wayzata’s offense was on fire today, and it didn’t take long to get it going. Brennan Albert was the first of 3 Trojans to drive in a run in the first inning. Krienke and Nickel were the others. Their bats gave Wayzata a comfortable 3-0 lead after the first inning.
It was more of the same for Wayzata in the 2nd. Albert picked up his second RBI in as many innings with a double to right field. Sam Westermeyer added more insurance with his drive to right, making it a 5-0 Trojan lead.
In the third, Eden Prairie finally got some offense of their own. Jordan Amundson took a ball deep for his first home run of the tournament, cutting the lead down to 5-1. Wayzata responded with another run in the bottom half of the inning to make it 6-1.
Wayzata starter Peyton Gallagher’s dominance was on full display in the 5th inning, as he mowed down hitters and struck out the side. He had a solid outing, finishing with the following line: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.
After two innings with no runs, Wayzata’s potent offense came back alive in the 6th. First, Thomas Grochala drove in the first run of the inning, then Adam Castle added an RBI of his own, pushing the leading to 8-1.
Eden Prairie couldn’t do any damage in the final inning, falling by a final of 8-1.
Up next: Eden Prairie plays @ 10 AM tomorrow morning vs Rosetown. Wayzata will play the winner of tonight’s game between Edina and Tri City Red.