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Motivational ploy results in playoff victory for Worthington; Pipestone defeats Slayton

Published 07/18/2008, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — A little extra motivation went a long way Thursday in the Worthington VFW baseball team’s 6-2 victory over Adrian. In an effort to get his team fired up, Worthington coach Ryan Weber highlighted and posted an article outside of the home team’s dugout quoting Adrian starting pitcher Luke Tiesler’s desire to “take (Worthington) down.” Weber’s ploy worked. Top-seeded Worthington scored four first-inning runs off Tiesler en route to a second-round playoff victory.

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