Prep Baseball: Litch's Valiant no-hits Annandale in 5-0 win
LITCHFIELD -- Aaron Valiant pitched a no-hitter as the Litchfield Dragons blanked Annandale 5-0 in Wright County baseball on Tuesday at Optimist Park.
Valiant walked four and struck out four while pitching his third shutout this spring.
Litchfield (9-4, 9-5) got two runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Brady Smith and an RBI single by Matt Spreiter.
Annandale (6-6, 7-5) beat Litchfield 9-7 in the first meeting on April 14.
Litchfield 5, Annandale 0
Annandale 000 000 0 -- 0 0 1
Litchfield 000 203 x -- 5 8 0
HITTING - Annandale: no hits ... Litchfield: Tyler Kielty 2-for-3, rbi; Nick Buschette 1-for-4, 2b; Matt Spreiter 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Shane Gutormson 1-for-3, Nick Johnson 1-for-3, Brady Smith 1-for-1, rbi; Kurt Gartner 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Annandale: Dylan Wagener (L) 5Zc-7-5-4-2-3, Steve Peterson Xc-1-0-0-0-1 ... Litchfield: Aaron Valiant (W) 7-0-0-0-4-4
West Central North
Game One Sauk Centre 11, NLS 7
(8 innings) -- Andrew Clancy took the loss for NLS (6-6, 6-4) in the opener.
No other information was available.
Sauk Centre 012 020 06 -- 11
NL-Spicer 030 110 02 -- 7
HITTING - Sauk Centre: not available ... New London-Spicer: not available
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Andrew Gieske (W) ... New London-Spicer: Andrew Clancy (L)
NLS 12, Sauk Centre 2,
Shawn Hatlestad earned the win in the second game as NLS routed Sauk Centre in six innings.
No other information was available.
NL-Spicer 204 321 -- 12
Sauk Centre 000 200 -- 2
HITTING - New London-Spicer: not available ... Sauk Centre: not available
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Shawn Hatlestad (W) ... Sauk Centre: Adam Polopnick (L)
Pierz 13, BBE 5
Mitch Woitalla hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give Pierz (7-1, 9-1) an 8-0 lead.
Alex Thompson slugged a solo home run in the fifth and finished with two RBI to lead the Jaguars (2-8, 3-9). Tyler Cebulla also drove in two runs.
BBE 000 032 0 -- 5 5 1
Pierz 620 005 x -- 13 12 3
HITTING - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Tyler Cebulla 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Alex Thompson 2-for-3, 2b, solo HR, 2 rbi; Kevin Keufler 1-for-3; Brandon DeKok 1-for-3 ... Pierz: Tyler Monson 3-for-5, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Mitch Woitalla 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Josh Beier (L) 2-8-8-7-1-1; Brandon DeKok 2-1-0-0-1-2; Tyler Cebulla 1Xc-4-5-5-2-2; Anthony Rooney Zc-0-0-0-1-0 ... Pierz: Tyler Monson (W) 6-5-5-3-1-4
Hancock 12, Dawson-Boyd 2
Drew Schmidgall had a perfect game through four innings until Dawson-Boyd broke through with its only two hits in the top of the fifth inning.
Cory Schroeder had four hits for the Owls (7-3), including a double, and drove in three runs. Tyler Kellner also had two hits and drove in two runs. Derrick Foss also knocked in two runs.
Joe Haugen and Jake Bothun picked up Dawson-Boyd's hits.
Dawson-Boyd 000 02 -- 2 2 *
Hancock 063 21 -- 12 13 *
HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Joe Haugen 1-for-2; Jake Bothun 1-for-3, rbi ... Hancock: Cory Schroeder 4-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Derrick Foss 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Drew Schmidgall 1-for-1, rbi; Tyler Kellner 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Zach Walstad 2-for-4; Bryan Shaw 1-for-2; Nathan Dahlman 1-for-2, rbi; Blake Swenson 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Josh Staab (L) 3Zc-9-9-9-4-0 ... Hancock: Drew Schmidgall (W) 5-2-2-1-1-2
MACCRAY 11, Buffalo Lake-Hector 1
Senior Jordan Smith became MACCRAY's all-time hit leader when he smacked a two-run homer to center field in the fourth inning. His 104th career hit is one more than Nate Dammann, a 2000 graduate and now the Minnesota Twins' bullpen catcher.
Shaun Condon hit a solo homer in the fifth and Brandon Madsen was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
The Mustangs (0-12) managed one hit off three MACCRAY (11-1) pitchers, a home run by Joe Kubesh in the fourth.
BL-Hector 000 100 -- 1 1 4
MACCRAY 222 212 -- 11 12 0
HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Joe Kubesh1-for-2, solo HR ... MACCRAY: Tyler Dammann 1-for-4, Jordan Ruter 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2b; Brandon Madsen 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Ethan Pauling 1-for-2, Caleb Hanson 2-for-3, Shaun Condon 2-for-3, 2 runs, solo HR, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector: Ryan Haun (L) 5-9-9-6-4-2, Joe Kubesh Zc-3-2-2-1-1 ... MACCRAY: Jordan Ruter (W) 3-0-0-0-1-5, Caleb Hanson 2-1-1-1-1-2, Shaun Condon 1-0-0-0-0-1