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Woodbury Blue’s arms lead to stellar week

Woodbury Blue Legion’s strength likely lies in the arms of its pitching staff.

That staff showed just how deep it was last weekend at the Gopher Classic.

Woodbury (10-4-1) allowed only nine runs in five games at the classic as Post 501 rolled to a 4-1 mark in Bloomington.

Nick Bentley allowed just five hits and no earned runs in Woodbury’s 9-1 win over Bloomington Gold to open the Classic.

Woodbury Blue was able to bust the game open with an eight-run third that saw 12 batters step to the dish.

Logan Welch and Nick McLaughlin led the way offensively, with both players collecting two hits and scoring two runs.

Woodbury’s lone stumble of the Gopher Classic came in a 6-0 loss at the hands of the Billings Royals.

The game was knotted through three innings, but Billings blew it open with a four-run fourth inning.

Ben Meyer started on the bump for Woodbury. He was serviceable, allowing just six hits, but five walks and five errors eventually did Woodbury in.

Post 501 failed to provide any sort of offensive support. Woodbury Blue mustered just three hits in the defeat.

But Woodbury Blue bounced back a day later as it topped the Rochester A’s 5-0 behind a masterful performance from Jake Dickmeyer.

Dickmeyer allowed two hits and struck out four batters en route to the shutout victory.

Meyer and Nick Yan each recorded two hits for Woodbury, with Yan knocking in two of the team’s five runs.

Woodbury’s offense delivered its best performance of the weekend in a 7-1 win over Omaha Roncalli on Saturday night.

Post 501’s bats exploded for 10 hits, including two monster doubles from Jordan Wilkerson, who drove in four runs.

That was more than enough support for Nick Gehrt. Gehrt allowed just five hits and no earned runs in a complete game performance on the mound.

Woodbury Blue wrapped up the weekend with a 4-1 win over Brooklyn Park.

Meyer and Bentley each threw for the second time in the weekend. The two tossed three innings apiece and combined to strike out nine Brooklyn Park batters.

Yan and Sebastian Holte-Mancera delivered a large chunk of Woodbury’s offensive production, with the tandem supplying four of Woodbury’s eight hits.