Legion Baseball Roundup: Scarlets edge Prinsburg
SACRED HEART — Carter Asche survived a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning and a couple of RBI singles allowed Sacred Heart/MACCRAY to outlast Prinsburg 3-1 Monday in an American Legion baseball game.
Prinsburg was held scoreless for the first six innings before cutting into the Scarlets’ lead in the seventh. The visitors loaded the bases with one out and Sam Ohden hit a deep flyball to left-center that SHM left fielder Ransom Dykema hauled in at the warning track. Jacob VanDyken tagged up from third base to score, but Asche then induced a groundout to end the game and pick up the complete-game victory.
Asche shook off issuing six walks by allowing just three hits — two to Grant Hoekstra — and striking out four. Asche also drove in the game’s first run when he hit into a fielder’s choice in the second that allowed Dylan Abraham to score.
Abraham and Mitch Treml then supplied the Scarlets (4-1) a pair of run-scoring singles in the third.
Ohden was tagged with the loss after throwing the first three innings. T.J. Stoel then kept Prinsburg in the game by holding SHM hitless and scoreless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
SH/MACCRAY 3, Prinsburg 1
Prinsburg 000 000 1 — 1 3 1
SH/MACCRAY 012 000 x — 3 3 1
HITTING – Prinsburg: Grant Hoekstra 2-4, Zach Zwart 1-3 … SHM: Mitch Treml 1-3 rbi, Dylan Abraham 1-3 rbi, Tyler Donner 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Prinsburg: Sam Ohden (L) 3-3-3-3-2-2, T.J. Stoel 3-0-0-0-0-0 … SHM: Carter Asche (W) 7-3-1-1-6-4
Morris 3, Wheaton 2
Jacob Torgerson reached base in the seventh inning with a one-out bunt, stole second, moved to third on Bryce Jergenson’s flyball and then came home on Chandler Erickson’s soft liner that fell into right field, allowing Morris (5-0) to stay unbeaten.
Torgerson, who produced the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, retired all six batters he faced in the sixth and seventh innings to get the win in relief of Jergenson and Danny Tracy.
Jergenson followed Torgerson’s sac fly with a single that brought in Austin Dierks and gave Morris a 2-0 lead.
Wheaton 000 002 0 — 2 3 1
Morris 000 020 1 — 3 11 1
HITTING – Wheaton: Patrick Backman 2-3 2b rbi … Morris: Jacob Torgerson 1-3 run sb rbi, Bryce Jergenson 1-4 rbi, Chandler Erickson 1-4 rbi, Mac Beyer 2-3, Tyler Henrichs 1-1, Austin Dierks 2-2 run, Danny Tracy 1-3, Logan Manska 2-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Wheaton: Tanner Kirkeide (L) 6.2-11-3-3-1-1 … Morris: Jergenson 4-1-0-0-3-6, Tracy 1-2-2-2-3-1, Torgerson (W) 2-0-0-0-0-4
EVW 17, Kerkhoven 0
Kerkhoven pitchers issued 14 walks in a 17-0 drubbing at the hands of Eden Valley-Watkins.
EVW’s Hayden Wilner was 4-for-5 with a double and a home run, and Alex Geislinger doubled twice.
EV-Watkins 214 73 — 17 12 0
Kerkhoven (2-3) 000 00 — 0 2 3
HITTING – EVW: Hayden Wilner 4-5, 2b, HR, Alex Geislinger 2-4, 2 2b, Austin Berg 2-5 … Kerkhoven: Kyle Baker 1-2, Fred Mansfield 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — EVW: Austin Berg (W) 4-2-0-0-1-3; Austin Schlangen 1-0-0-0-1-3 … Kerkhoven: Rylan Hatlestad (L) 3-6-7-6-5-4; Brendan Hjelle 0.2-3-7-4-4-3; Fred Mansfield 0.1-3-3-3-4-0; Austen Bowman 1-0-0-0-1-2
Montevideo 2, Madison 1
Madison loaded the bases in the seventh after Jordan Thompson got two quick outs, but Thompson then induced a flyout to end the game and earn a complete-game victory.
Thompson struck out 10 — getting at least one strikeout in each inning — and gave up just four singles and a double while walking only one Madison batter.
Montevideo (5-1) got its two runs in the first when Tristan Weber singled, Zac Envoldsen and Marcus Kranz drew back-to-back walks and Austin Hiepler singled to right, bringing in Weber and Envoldsen.
Rain earlier in the day Monday pushed back the starting time an hour to 8 p.m.
Madison scored in the sixth when Jalen Baldwin came home on Ben Morken’s groundout. Morken was the hard-luck loser after striking out eight and giving up six hits and four walks in six innings.
Madison 000 001 0 — 1 5 1
Montevideo 200 000 x — 2 6 3
HITTING – Madison: Brandon Hill 1-4, Preston Kraft 1-3 2b, Jalen Baldwin 1-4 run, Nick Burkleo 1-3, Cory Henneberg 1-3 … Montevideo: Tristan Weber 2-2 run, Jordan Thompson 1-3, Austin Hiepler 1-3 2-rbi, Spencer Hildahl 1-3, Adam Kilibarda 1-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Madison: Ben Morken (L) 6-6-2-2-4-8 … Montevideo: Thompson (W) 7-5-1-1-1-10