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Amateur Baseball: Sacred Heart topples Cornbelt champion Milroy

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Amateur Baseball: Sacred Heart topples Cornbelt champion Milroy
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SACRED HEART — Run-scoring singles from Mike Kuschel (first inning), Trent Novotny (sixth inning) and Dakota Freiborg (seventh inning) aided Sacred Heart’s 4-2 win over the Cornbelt League’s regular-season champion Milroy Yankees Sunday.

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Sacred Heart is tied with Bird Island in the league standings at 7-4 with one game remaining for both. The Saints (10-7 overall) are at Granite Falls and Bird Island (13-4 overall) is at Marshall on Tuesday. The Saints have the tiebreaker.

The league playoffs start next Sunday with the two top finishers receiving first-round byes.

Jeremy Hinderks was on the mound for all nine innings to collect the win, striking out four and giving up seven hits and two earned runs without issuing a walk.

The Saints tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth when Ryan Hebrink scored on Milroy’s fourth error of the game.

Sacred Heart 4, Milroy 2

Milroy   101 000 000 — 2 7 4

Sacred Heart      100 011 10x — 4 5 3

HITTING – Milroy: Brian Dolan 2-4, Andy Schmidt 2-4, Matt Bauer 2-4 rbi, Eric Dolan 1-4 rbi … Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 1-5 rbi, Jeremy Hinderks 1-3, Mike Kuschel 1-2 rbi, Dakota Freiborg 1-3 rbi, Mike Johnson 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Milroy: Nate Deutz 5-2-2-1-5-7, Anthony Rohlik (L) 3-3-2-1-1-4 … Sacred Heart: Hinderks (W) 9-7-2-2-0-4

Bird Island 5, Granite Falls 1

Jesse Bjur and Brad Gass teamed up to allow just one run and eight hits in Bird Island’s victory over the Kilowatts on Sunday.

Bjur got the win, working the first five innings. Gass allowed just three hits over the final four innings.

Mark Neubauer was 2-for-3 and he drove in three runs, and Shawn Dollerschell and Tyler Hebrink both had two hits and scored twice for the Bullfrogs (7-4, 13-4).

Granite Falls’ Aaron Zieske was 3-for-3 and Cody Fruin was 2-for-4.

Both teams play in makeup games on Tuesday, Bird Island at Marshall and Granite Falls home against Sacred Heart.

Bird Island           200 020 100 — 5 11 0 

Granite Falls       000 010 000 — 1  8  0 

HITTING – Bird Island: Elliot Serbus 1-4 r, Dylan Gass 1-5, Shawn Dollerschell 2-4 rbi r-2, Tyler Hebrink 2-4 r-2, Logan Swan 1-5, Mark Neubauer 2-3 rbi-3, Andrew Brooks 1-4 rbi, Jake Marcus 1-3 … Granite Falls: Cody Fruin 2-4, Craig Listul 1-4 2b rbi, Aaron Zieske 3-3, Shaun Condon 2-4, Dylan Lindstron 0-3 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Bird Island: Jesse Bjur (W) 5-5-1-1-4-5, Brad Gass 4-3-0-0-1-2 … Granite Falls: Adam Brewers (L) 7-11-5-5-3-2, Dylan Lindstrom 2-0-0-0-0-4

Marshall 8, Raymond 2

Big Marshall innings and errors plagued the Rockets on Sunday night.

Raymond committed five errors, helping the A’s score three runs in the second inning and four in the fifth.

Tyler Steen was 2-for-5 and doubled in one Rocket run and Caleb Hanson had Raymond’s other RBI.

The Rockets finished their Cornbelt League schedule 7-5 and they are 19-8 overall. Raymond plays at Atwater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Marshall               030 140 000 — 8 9 1 

Raymond             000 010 010 — 2 7 5 

HITTING – Marshall: Zach Olson 2-5, Andrew Kinney 2-5, Doug Nead 1-3 rbi-2 … Raymond: Tyler Steen 2-5 2b rbi, Jordan Smith 1-4, Brandan Madsen 1-4, Justin Koenen 2-4 2b, Caleb Hanson 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Marshall: WP-Mason Schnable … Raymond: John Sawatzky (L) 4.1-7-7-5-2-2, Calvin Kosminskas 0.1-1-1-0-1-0, Koenen 3.1-1-0-0-1-3, Zach Nelson 1-0-0-0-0-0

Ortonville 8, Montevideo 0

Tony Schake five-hit Montevideo, striking out 13, in a Land O’ Ducks League win Sunday.

Christian Brabender and Jarrod Holmgren both had two hits for Montevideo.

Montevideo       000 000 000 — 0  5  3 

Ortonville            006 000 02x — 8 12 0 

HITTING – Montevideo: Christian Brabender 2-4, Jarrod Holmgren 2-4, Colton Vien 1-4 … Ortonville: Riley Sammon 3-5 2b rbi-2, Chris Fellows 2-4 rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Montevideo: Colton Vien (L) 3-8-6-4-2-3, Chuck Vien 4-2-0-0-2-2, Cameron Vien 1-2-2-2-1-1 … Ortonville: Tony Schake (W) 9-5-0-0-0-13

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