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WAHPETON, N.D. — The La Crescent American Legion baseball team opened the Central Plains Division II tournament with a 9-0 victory over Wahpeton.

First baseman Cade McCool went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI for La Crescent (30-7), which plays Carrington, N.D., in a second-round game at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Cade McCool mug


If La Crescent wins that game, it doesn’t play again until Saturday. If Carrington wins, La Crescent plays an elimination game at 4 p.m. Friday.

McCool hit a two-run double to highlight a three-run third inning, and Gavin Christianson hit a two-run single to highlight a four-run fifth for La Crescent.

Bryce Weymiller pitched a complete game for La Crescent and held Wahpeton to three hits while walking two and striking out seven.


Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.