Legion Baseball Roundup
PRINSBURG -- Ryan Fransen delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning to help his own cause on the mound and propel Sacred Heart/MACCRAY past Prinsburg 4-1 Monday.
Fransen worked all seven innings on the hill to earn the win after striking out nine and giving up just one walk, an earned run and five singles.
The Scarlets (2-2) had a slim 2-1 lead entering the seventh and after Brett Feldman walked and Mitch Treml singled, Fransen singled in both for some insurance.
The Scarlets also scored in the third on Cody Boonstra's double and in the sixth when Griffin Schaub knocked in Fransen with a bases-loaded suicide squeeze.
Prinsburg scored its lone run in the fourth when Tyler Daugherty came home from third on a groundout. Sam Ohden, the losing pitcher, and Nick Daugherty had two hits each for Prinsburg.
SC/MACCRAY 4, Prinsburg 1
SH/MACCRAY 001 001 2 -- 4 4 1
Prinsburg 000 100 0 -- 1 5 0
HITTING - SH/MACCRAY: Cody Boonstra 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Mitch Treml 1-for-4; Ryan Fransen 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Chris Feldman 1-for-3 ... Prinsburg: Sam Ohden 2-for-3; Tyler Daugherty 1-for-2; Nick Daugherty 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- SH/MACCRAY: Fransen (W) 7-5-1-1-1-9 ... Prinsburg: Ohden (L) 6-2-2-2-5-6, Grant Hoekstra 1-2-2-2-1-1
Granite Falls 11, Minneota 10
Granite Falls escaped a bases-loaded game in the seventh to remain unbeaten. Minneota plated two runs in the seventh to pull within one, but Elliot Carmany, after walking a batter to load the bases, fielded a popup near the mound to end the game and put Granite Falls' record at 6-0.
Adam Koepke legged out a three-run triple in the fourth and Aaron Zieske singled three times with two knocking in a run in the first and fourth. Zieske also scored what proved to be the winning run after coming home on Reed Raddatz's sacrifice fly to left field in the sixth.
Minneota 006 020 2 -- 10 6 2
Granite Falls 402 401 x -- 11 10 3
HITTING - Minneota: Lee Bot 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Cal Swedeinski 1-for-5, 2 rbi ... Granite Falls: Aaron Zieske 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Austin Thorstad 2-for-3; Adam Koepke 2-for-2, 3b, 3 rbi; Chris Jensen 1-for-3, rbi; Reed Raddatz 1-for-3, rbi; Elliot Carmany 1-for-3, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Josh Bednarek 3-5-6-4-3-4, Austin Buysse (L) 3-5-5-5-1-2 ... Granite Falls: Thorstad 3-4-6-4-4-3, Jake Sharkey (W) 3-2-4-4-3-1, Carmany (S) 1-0-0-0-1-2
NL-Spicer 7, Fairfax 4
New London-Spicer improved to 5-2 after outhitting Fairfax 7-4 and surviving winning pitcher Jordan Payne's nine walks.
Seven different players had a hit for NLS. Aaron Clancy knocked in two runs in the first with a triple, Nick Bergeson doubled in two more runs in the second and Logan Brink had an RBI-single in the first.
Payne struck out seven in a complete-game performance and was aided by NLS taking a 5-0 lead after two innings. Fairfax, which fell 5-4 to NLS two days earlier, plated four runs in the third to pull within one.
Fairfax 004 000 0 -- 4 4 3
NLS 321 010 x -- 7 7 1
HITTING - Fairfax: Bryce Lindeman 1-for-3, 2b; Lucas Seehafer 1-for-2; Zach Black 1-for-3; Arthur Forst 1-for-3 ... NLS: Ryan Vraa 1-for-3, 2 runs; Steven Ammerman 1-for-4, 2 runs; Nick Bergeson 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Aaron Clancy 1-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Logan Brink 1-for-3, rbi; Lucas Nordmeyer 1-for-2; Aaron Ruter 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Fairfax: Tanner Buettner (L) 6-7-7-5-4-6 ... NLS: Jordan Payne (W) 7-4-4-4-9-7
Morris 12, Clinton 1
Morris scored four runs in the first inning and didn't look back, beating Clinton in five innings.
Andrew Rentz was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI.
Tanner Torgerson got the win, going five innings and giving up three hits, one run while striking out seven.
Morris 405 30 -- 12 11 0
Clinton 100 00 -- 1 3 3
HITTING - Morris: Tanner Picht 2-for-3 3b rbi, Chandler Erickson 1-for-3 rbi, Tyler Henricks 1-for-3 rbi run, Jacob Torgerson 1-for-4 2 runs rbi, Bryce Jergenson 1-for-3 rbi, Lincoln Berteg 1-for-2 2b 2 runs rbi, Andrew Rentz 3-for-3 2b's 3 rbi, ... Clinton: Dave Mobert 1-for-3 run, Tanner Taffe 1-for-2 Keane Turner 1-for-1 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Torgerson (W) 5-3-1-1-1-7 ... Clinton: Taffe (L) 5-11-12-9-0-3
Montevideo 12, Madison 2
Montevideo scored early and often, thrashing Madison in five innings.
Jake Bednar was 3-for-3 with four RBI and Ricky Schmitz was had two hits and three RBI.
Jordan Thompson pitched all five innings for Montevideo, allowing two runs on four hits and struck out two.
Sam Haas had two hits and an RBI for Madison.
Montevideo 362 01 -- 12 12 1
Madison 100 10 -- 2 4 2
HITTING - Montevideo: Joe Bednar 1-for-4, 2 runs, Brett Bergeson 1-for-5, Colton Vien 1-for-1, 2 runs, Austin Hoehne 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi, Jake Bednar 3-for-3, 4 rbi, Jordan Thompson 2-for-4, 2 rbi, Ricky Schmitz 2-for-3, 3 rbi, Kyle TeBeest 1-for-3, rbi ... Madison: Sam Haas 2-for-2, rbi, Dylan Erickson 1-for-2, Jacob Redepenning 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Jordan Thompson (W) 5-4-2-2-1-2 ... Madison: Ben Morken (L) 1.1-5-8-7-1-1; Trent Hanson .2-2-3-2-2-0; Dylan Erickson 1-2-0-0-0-0; Nick Burkleo 2-3-1-1-1-0