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Prep Baseball: Kraft's three HRs help LQPV win own tourney

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Tribune Staff Reports

MADISON -- Lac qui Parle won its own tournament in dramatic fashion in Saturday, downing Dawson-Boyd in the Eagles' first game, then scoring the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 12-11 victory over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the second game of the three-team tournament.

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The wins improved LQPV to 8-7 overall.

In the second game, CGB's Logan Nordly hit a grand slam in the fifth inning for a 10-3 lead. But LQPV scored five runs in the bottom of the inning, and Preston Kraft hit a two-run homer -- his third homer of the tournament -- in the sixth to tie the game 10-10.

CGB's Keane Turner singled in a run in the top of the seventh inning, and LQPV's Cody Siegert countered with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning to force extra frames.

Eagles' reliever Brandon Bornhorst struck out the side in the eighth, and the Eagles' Jalen Baldwin reached in the bottom of the eighth when he was hit by a pitch. Baldwin stole second and reached third on a throwing error, then scored on Brandon Hill's game-winning single.

Kraft had the two homers among his four hits and he drove in five runs, and Sam Haas tripled twice, doubled and scored three runs. Colby Siegert had two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs.

In LQPV's first game against the Blackjacks, two-out hits made the difference.

The Eagles' Ben Morken hit a three-run double with two outs in the first inning, and Kraft connected on a grand slam in the sixth with two outs that put LQPV up by eight runs.

Siegert got the win, working a complete game, scattering nine hits and striking out seven.

Haas was 4-for-4 and Siegert scored three runs.

Game One

LQPV 10, D-B 3

Dawson-Boyd 002 000 1 -- 3 9 5

LQPV 321 004 x -- 10 7 0

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Esten Weber 1-for-4 rbi, Justin Lee 2-for-3 2b rbi, Jordan Staab 2-for-3 2b rbi, Mike Lee 2-for-3, Josh Wager 2-for-3 ... LQPV: Colby Siegert 1-for-3 r-3, Sam Haas 4-for-4 2b, Preston Kraft 1-for-3 grand slam rbi-4, Ben Morken 1-for-4 2b rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Daniel Baldwin (L) 6-7-10-6-3-5 ... LQPV: Siegert (W) 7-9-3-3-0-7

Game Two

LQPV 12, CGB 11

CGB 041 050 10 -- 11 7 5

LQPV 102 052 11 -- 12 12 2

HITTING - Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Logan Nordly 1-for-4 grand slam rbi-4, Keane Turner 2-for-4 rbi, Alex Barutt 2-for-5 rbi-2 ... LQPV: Siegert 2-for-4 2b rbi-2, Haas 3-for-4 3b-2 2b r-3, Kraft 4-for-5 hr-2 2b rbi-5 r-3, Brandon Hill 1-for-3 rbi, Austin Haas 1-for-1, Paul Blom 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley: Tanner Tufte 5-8-8-4-4-6, Zak Adelman (L) 2.1-4-4-4-2-0 ... LQPV: Eric Smith 3-4-5-3-1-1, Ben Morken 1.2-2-5-5-2-5, Garrett Olson 1.1-0-1-1-1-2, Brandon Bornhorst (W) 2-1-0-0-1-4

Wright County

Litchfield lost to Delano 4-2 in a late game on Thursday, then pulled out an 11-9 victory over Dassel-Cokato on Friday.

Mike Spreiter's two-run double provided the go-ahead and winning runs in the Dragons' win over D-C. Spreiter was 3-for-3 with a double and the two RBIs. Dylan Koll was 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI and he scored three runs. Eddie Estrada and Austin Jones both had two hits, and Trevor Park had a hit, drew four walks and scored three runs.

In Thursday's loss, Zach Kinny, Estrada, Jones and Dave Brown had Litchfield's hits. Tyler Larson and Park had the Dragons' RBIs and Park and Mitch Wollin scored the two runs.

Litchfield is now 6-7 in the Wright County Conference and 6-8 overall. The Dragons play next against Annandale at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Litchfield.

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