Nick Crippin's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Zach Manteufel with the winning run as Storm Lake rallied from an 8-2 deficit to post a 9-8 win for fifth place at a 14-and-under tournament.
Crippin's hit came after T.J. Miller doubled to tie the game. Storm Lake trailed 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh. Ben Smith walked, as did Manteufel. Miller's double scored both runners to tie the game. Tyson Brandt walked to load the bases before Crippin singled.
Storm Lake had 10 hits in the game, three from Crippin and two each from Miller, Tyler Walker and Dallas Eddie. Jon Foell and Walker each drove in two runs. Crippin pitched the last two innings, picking up the win and striking out three.
Storm Lake lost to Rochester 4-2 Sunday. Manteufel pitched six innings, striking out six.
Five different players had hits for Storm Lake; Manteufel, Brandt, Walker, Crippin and Smith. Storm Lake had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh but couldn't score.
The Whitecaps opened tournament play on Saturday with a 7-3 win over New Ulm. Storm Lake popped 13 hits with Eddie collecting four and two each from Lucas Droessler, Crippin and Brandt. Storm Laked rallied from a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth. Smith singled in a pair and Miller drove in the lead run with a hit.
Storm Lake, now 5-9 overall, added an RBI from Manteufel in the fifth and a two-run triple by Droessler in the seventh. Eddie's fourth hit of the game in the seventh drove in Droessler.
Marshall, Minn. handed Storm Lake a 15-5 loss on Saturday. The Whitecaps had 10 hits - three from Crippin and two from Walker.