By John Rittenhouse
The Luverne VFW baseball team played one of two games that were scheduled to be staged since last Thursday.
The young Cardinals raised their league record to 3-2 with a one-run home victory over Marshall Orange Thursday.
A scheduling hitch caused Monday's game with Slayton to be postponed. Luverne thought Slayton would come to Redbird Field to play two games, and Slayton was under the impression that the Cards would be traveling to their field. Both teams showed up at their home fields, waiting for opponents that would not make an appearance.
Luverne, 12-7 overall, hosts Edgerton for two games tonight before playing two games in Pipestone Monday.
The Cardinals will play at the New Ulm Tournament Saturday and Sunday.
Luverne 10, MO 9
The Cardinals came out on top in a wild one-run game over Marshall Orange at Redbird Field Thursday.
Marshall sported an 8-6 lead after three and one-half innings of play, but Luverne outscored the visitors 4-1 the rest of the way to win by one run.
The score was tied at nine when the Cardinals produced what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
Marshall tied the game at nine by scoring once in the top of the sixth, but Luverne countered with a single by Adam Reisch before he scored the winning run on Jordan KoppÕs single in the bottom of the sixth.
Marshall led 2-0 after one-half inning of play before Luverne moved in front 6-2 in the bottom of the first.
Joey Pick singled and Jake Studer reached base on an error to get things rolling for Luverne in the first. Reisch doubled home two runs and scored on Jesse Kuhlman's double to give the Cards a 3-2 edge.
After Kopp singled, Nick Uilk and Rob Fodness singled home runs before the final run of the inning scored on an error.
Orange scored three runs in the second inning, one in the third and two in the fourth to gain a 8-6 edge.
Luverne countered with one run in the bottom of the fourth before taking a 9-8 lead with a two-run fifth inning.
Scott Bowman singled before scoring on Studer's sacrifice fly to trim Marshall's lead to one run (8-7) in the fourth.
Kuhlman walked, moved to third on a single by Kopp and scored the first run of the fifth inning when Kopp got caught in a rundown between first and second base. Kopp, who reached second base safely at the end of the rundown, scored on Adam Kurtz's single to give the Cards a 9-8 edge.
Kopp, who led Luverne at the plate with three hits, pitched all seven innings to pick up the win. He recorded two strikeouts.
Box score AB R H BI
Boen 2 0 0 0
Kurtz 1 0 1 1
Pick 4 1 1 0
Studer 4 1 0 1
Reisch 4 2 2 2
Kuhlman 2 2 1 1
Kopp 4 2 3 1
Uilk 4 1 1 1
Fodness 3 0 1 1
Bowman 3 1 1 0