Prep Baseball: Litchfield thwarts late W-M comeback bid; wins slugfest
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield scored at least one run in each inning en route to tipping Watertown-Mayer 12-11 in Wright County Conference baseball action Friday.
Eric Hulterstrum, who didn't have a hit, but scored two runs, hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth to give the Dragons (4-3, 4-4) a 12-9 lead.
Watertown-Mayer rallied for two runs off of reliever David Yordi in the seventh, but Litchfield was able to finish off the victory.
With the strong wind blowing to the outfield, both teams started the game with home runs.
Adam Mitzko hit a three-run shot in the top of the first, but Litchfield's Aaron Solbrack answered with a two-run blast in the bottom of the frame.
Nick Buschette went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and four RBI to lead the Dragons. Nic Johnson added three hits.
Litchfield 12, Watertown-Mayer 11
Watrtwn-Mayer 302 220 2 -- 11 8 4
Litchfield 231 231 x -- 12 14 6
HITTING - Watertown-Mayer: Zach Muchinski 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Adam Mitzko 2-for-3, 3-run HR, 4 rbi; Ryan Hangertner 2-for-3, 4 runs, rbi ... Litchfield: Nick Buschette 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 2b's, 4 rbi; Nic Johnson 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Aaron Solbrack 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 3 rbi (1st); Shane Gutormson 1-for-4; Brady Smith 2-for-4, rbi; Brian Malepsy 1-for-3; Matt Spreiter 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Watertown-Mayer: Trevor Luedke (L) 6-14-12-10-1-1 ... Litchfield: Tyler Kielty 4Zc-7-9-4-4-6; David Yordi (W) 2Xc-1-2-0-3-4
Non-Conference Minnewaska 8, Sauk Centre 2
The Lakers (3-6) scored five times in the fifth inning to vault in front of the Mainstreeters on Friday.
Minnewaska, which had lost two games earlier the week, had a breakout game with 12 hits.
Alex Henricks led the assault with three hits while Mike Whittemore, Jeremy Walker and Trenton Berg had two hits each. Kevin Jenks tripled in a run.
Berg threw the first four innings, allowing both runs, then got outstanding relief from Cory Holten the last three innings.
Minnewaska 000 151 1 -- 8 12 2
Sauk Centre 010 100 0 -- 2 5 2
HITTING - Minnewaska: Alex Henricks 3-for-4, 2 runs; Mike Whittemore 2-for-3, rbi; Jeremy Walker 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Trenton Berg 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Kevin Jenks 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Cory Jackson 1-for-2 ... Sauk Centre: Ted Kohorst 1-for-3, Justin Zabrowski 2-for-3, Shay Mieczkowski 1-for-1, 2b, rbi; Logan Stepan 1-for-2, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnwaska: Trenton Berg (W) 4-4-2-2-3-4, Cory Holten 3-1-0-0-1-2 ... Sauk Centre: Shane Trattles (L) 5-7-6-6-4-4, David Moe 2-5-2-2-3-0
BOLD 14, Red. Valley 7
This was a big night for the Warriors' winning pitcher Shawn Dollerschell, who went 4-for-5 with the bat to drive in six runs. Ross Nelson added three safeties to BOLD's 14-hit assault on four Redwood Valley pitchers.
Dre Arrendondo doubled and Erik Wieneke homered, each driving in three runs for the Cardinals with one swing of the bat.
BOLD 120 218 0 -- 14 14 3
Redwood V. 000 303 0 -- 6 7 4
HITTING - BOLD: Shawn Dollerschell 4-for-5, 6 rbi; Ross Nelson 3-for-4, 2b; Sam Steffel 2-for-3, Derek Smith 1-for-3, 2b; Taylor Wertish 1-for-3, 2b; Kyle Seehusen 1-for-3, Dylan Gass 1-for-5, Tyler Hebrink 1-for-6, 2b ... Redwood Valley: Elliott Serbus 1-for-4, Dre Arrendondo 1-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Brandon Lechner 2-for-4, Erik Wieneke 1-for-3, 3-run HR; Eric Miller 1-for-4, Sam Knudsen 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Shawn Dollerschell (W) 6-7-6-6-4-2, Kyle Seehusen 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Redwood Valley: Sam Knudsen (L) 5-9-6-4-3-3, Trevor Sandgren 1-4-8-4-5-0, Elliott Serbus Xc-1-3-0-4-0, Erich Panitzke Zc-0-0-0-0-0
Morris Invite MACCRAY 11, West Central 1
The Wolverines (6-0) piled up 10 hits to blow by West Central in six innings.
The run production made it easy for Ethan Pauling who cruised to the win on a five hitter with 10 strikeouts. He walked one.
Tyler Dammann, Jordan Smith, Tyler Wrede, and Jordan Ruter had two hits apiece for MACCRAY. Shaun Condon knocked in two runs.
Today, the Wolverines are scheduled to play Pelican Rapids at 11 a.m. and Morris at 1:30 p.m.
West Central 000 100 -- 1 5 2
MACCRAY 352 001 -- 11 10 0
HITTING - West Central: Alan Strom 2-for-3, 2 sb's; Brent Anderson 2-for-2, Bryan Okin 1-for-3 ... MACCRAY: Tyler Dammann 2-for-3, 3 runs, rbi, 2 sb's; Jordan Smith 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Tyler Wrede 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Jordan Ruter 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Shaun Condon 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Dylan Aeikens 1-for-3, 2 sb's
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- West Central: Carlton Blasryk (L) 2-5-8-8-6-2, name not available 3-5-3-2-0-2 ... MACCRAY: Ethan Pauling (W) 6-5-1-1-1-10