Lane Dilly applies a tag to a West Central Area player at second base during Thursday’s regular season opener against the Knights. The game was played at Tony Kawlewski Field in Henning. 

OTC drops road game to Sebeka on Friday night

Otter Tail Central opened its season on Thursday night with a 5-1 loss to West Central Area at Tony Kawlewski Field in Henning. West Central Area scored on a single by Ashton Danner, a single by Camden Anderson, and a groundout by Ryder Staples in the first inning.

Chris Rinicker tries to throw out a person at first base during Thursday’s game against West Central Area. 

Colton Lindquest took the win for the Knights. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four. Camden Anderson threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Anderson recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for West Central Area.

Kayne Cameron took the loss for the Bulldogs. Cameron allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out five and walking zero as the defense behind the pitchers gave up 3 errors. 

“Both Kayne Cameron and Chris Rinicker threw really well tonight, of the 5 runs we gave up only 2 were earned and even those could have been prevented situationally.”

Head Coach Ryan Hendrickson.

Wyatt Severson, Hunter Haugen, Joey Kupfer, and Owen Buehler all had one hit to lead the Bulldogs.

West Central Area racked up nine hits on the day. Danner, Anderson, and Jordan Lohse all managed multiple hits for West Central Area.


OTC fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-0 loss to Sebeka on Friday. Sebeka scored on an error, a home run by Spencer Lake, and a home run by Torrey Carlson in the first inning to go down 5-0 early in the game. 

OTC struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Sebeka, giving up eight runs.

A single by Gavin Pausch in the third inning was there only hit for OTC.

Lake earned the victory on the mound for Sebeka. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out seven and walking zero. Mason Heimo and Dawson Bullock entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Tyson Misegades took the loss for the Bulldogs. The pitcher allowed seven hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out three.

Sebeka socked two home runs on the day. Lake put one out in the first inning. Carlson went for the long ball in the first inning.

Wyatt Severson and Pausch each managed one hit to lead OTC.

Sebeka scattered eight hits in the game. Brady Lake and Carlson all managed multiple hits for Sebeka. Sebeka didn’t commit a single error in the field. Levi Stevens had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team.