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Prep Baseball: MACCRAY topples YME, Dawson-Boyd in 3A-North

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CANBY -- Riley Aeikens and Jarrod Holmgren turned in outstanding pitching performances on Saturday, leading MACCRAY to a pair of wins in the Section 3A-North baseball tournament.

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The Wolverines (10-7) edged Yellow Medicine East 3-1 in the first round as Aeikens hurled a four-hitter. MACCRAY followed with a 6-1 triumph over Dawson-Boyd (5-11) in the second round as Holmgren struck out 11 in his four-hitter.

First round

MACCRAY 3, YME 1

Aeikens walked none and struck out five in earning the win.

MACCRAY scored all three of its runs in the third inning. With one out, Jamie Boonstra and Darren Eschen walked and Holmgren followed with a run-scoring single. With two outs, Riley Aeikens singled in two more runs.

Dylan Lindstrom abosorbed the loss despite allowing only four hits and striking out 13.

YME finished 8-11.

MACCRAY 003 000 0 -- 3 4 3

YME 000 001 0 -- 1 4 3

HITTING - MACCRAY: Jarrod Holmgren 2-for-3, rbi; Riley Aeikens 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Corey Abbas 1-for-3 ... Yellow Medicine East: Devon Dyrdahl 1-for-3; Garrett Cole 1-for-3; Luke Stevens 1-for-3; Derek Dyrdahl 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Riley Aeikens (W) 7-4-1-1-0-5 ... Yellow Medicine East: Dylan Lindstrom (L) 7-4-3-3-3-13

Ortonville 10, RCW 4

Oronville scored seven runs over the first two innings and went on to oust Renville County West.

Austin Link had two of the Jaguars' (7-8) seven hits. Brett Feldman drove in two runs and Mitch Treml drove in one.

Steve Jakel took the loss.

RCW 001 002 1 -- 4 7 3

Ortonville 340 003 x --10 9 1

HITTING - Renville County West: Brian Feldman 1-for-3; Austin Link 2-for-3; Brett Feldman 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Steve Jakel 1-for-3; Mitch Treml 1-for-3, rbi; Griffin Schaub 1-for-3 ... Ortonville: D.Benden 1-for-3; B.Nelson 1-for-4; C.Koefler 3-for-4; T.Radermacher 1-for-3, 3 rbi; A.Schneider 1-for-3; R.Papasso 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Steve Jakel (L) 2-6-7-3-1-3, Mitch Treml 4-3-3-1-3-6 ... Ortonville: D.Pillatski (W) 7-7-4-3-3-11

Minneota 5, KMS 1

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (9-9) outhit Minneota 8-6, but were unable to get any timely hits, leaving 11 runners on base.

The Vikings scored all five of their runs after two were out in the fourth inning with five of their hits.

KMS 010 000 0 -- 1 8 1

Minneota 000 500 x -- 5 6 1

HITTING - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 1-for-4, 2b; Aaron Doraska 1-for-3; Isaac Froehlich 2-for-4, 2b; Brenda Hjelle 2-for-3; Jesse Engler 1-for-3, rbi; Kyle Baker 1-for-2 ... Minneota: Beau Buysse 1-for-3; Adam Josephson 1-for-2, 2b; Brandon Anderson 1-for-3, rbi; Josh Bednarek 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Cal Swedzinski 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Lee Bot 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson (L) 6-6-5-5-1-6 ... Minneota: Adam Josephson (L) 7-8-1-1-5-6

Second round

MACCRAY 6, Dawson-Boyd 1

Holmgren allowed a first-inning run when Nate Roisen singled, stole second and scored on a single by Kollin Dahl. But the right-hander allowed only two hits the rest of the way.

Corey Abbas went 3-for-3 to spark the Wolverines' eight-hit attack.

D-Boyd 100 000 0 -- 1 4 4

MACCRAY 200 211 x -- 6 8 1

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Nate Roisen 3-for-3; Kollin Dahl 1-for-3, rbi ... MACCRAY: Jamie Boonstra 1-for-3, rbi; Daren Eschen 1-for-4; Jarrod Holmgren 1-for-4; Seth Hinrichs 1-for-3; Darren Westerman 1-for-3; Corey Abbas 3-for-3, 2 runs

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Jarret Wager (L) 5-8-6-3-2-3, Cody Husby 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... MACCRAY: Jarrod Holmgren (W) 7-4-1-1-0-11

Section 5A-West EVW 16, BBE 13

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (8-13) led top-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins 9-5 in the fourth inning before the Eagles (16-2) plated 11 runs over the next three innings.

The Jaguars had nine hits off three Eden Valley-Watkins pitchers, including two by Kevin Kuefler, who drove in three runs.

Brady Weller was tagged with the loss.

Matt Geislinger pitched 11/3 hitless innings of relief for the win. He walked one and struck out three.

Grant Warren hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Eagles. John Bautch and Mitch Geislinger drove in three runs each.

BBE 060 300 4 --13 9 6

EV-Watkins 230 434 x --16 14 4

HITTING - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Tucker Cebulla 1-for-2; Kirby Montbriand 1-for-2; Kevin Kuefler 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Brandon Roelike 1-for-5, 2b; Brady Weller 1-for-5, 2b; Travis Westaby 1-for-4; Austin Imdieke 1-for-4; Brian Goodwin 1-for-1 ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Grant Warren 2-for-3, 3-run HR, 4 rbi; John Bautch 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Mitch Geislinger 2-for-5, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Brady Weller (L) 4Xc-10-12-6-4-2, Kirby Montbriand 1Zc-4-4-1-1-0 ... Eden Valley-Watkins: John Bautch 3Zc-6-9-6-6-4, Matt Geislinger (W) 1Xc-0-0-0-1-3, Alex Geislinger 2-3-4-2-1-0

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