AMATEUR BASEBALL: Buttermakers take opening game of series against Luverne, 6-5

LUVERNE — Hadley defeated Luverne 6-5 in Game 1 of a Region 13C Tournament series.

Blake Rogers got the Buttermakers on the board early with a three-run home run.

Luverne quickly took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the first.

After the teams each tacked on an extra run to make it a 5-4 Luverne lead through five innings, Max Zwart tied the game with an RBI double. An infield single by Chris Halbur scored Rogers from third base as the Buttermakers retook the lead.

Hadley will host Game 2 of the series Saturday afternoon, wth first pitch set for 2 p.m.

Hadley 301 002 000 — 6

Luverne 410 000 000 — 5