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Prep baseball: Monte takes 2 from Melrose
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MONTEVIDEO — The Montevideo baseball team ran its West Central Conference record to 6-3 with a pair of one-run victories over Melrose on Tuesday.

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The Thunder Hawks’ Ricky Schmitz doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 5-4 win over the Dutchmen in Game One.

In Game Two, Jordan Thompson worked a complete game, striking out six and not allowing a walk in a 2-1 T-Hawks victory.

In the seventh inning of the first game, Markus Kranz and Thompson hit one-out singles to set up Schmitz’ game-winner.

In the second game, Thompson allowed three first-inning hits but only two more the rest of the way. The T-Hawks committed back-to-back errors to put runners on first and second with one out, but Thompson got the Dutch to hit two infield pop outs to end the game.

Montevideo, which is 8-4 overall, is set to play at Sauk Centre at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Melrose                000 031 0 — 4 8 3 

Montevideo         001 021 1 — 5 6 0 

HITTING – Melrose: Anthony Welle 2-3 rbi, Drake Meyer 1-4 2b rbi-2 … Montevideo: Austin Hiepler 1-3, Zac Enevoldsen 1-4 rbi, Markus Kranz 1-3 rbi r, Jordan Thompson 1-3 rbi, Ricky Schmitz 2-4 2b rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Melrose: Tyler Braegelmann 5-2-3-1-5-3, Austin Schoenberg (L) 1.1-4-2-1-0-1 … Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff (W) 7-8-4-4-2-1

Game Two

Montevideo 2, Melrose 1

Montevideo         000 002 0 — 2 4 5 

Melrose                100 000 0 — 1 5 2 

HITTING – Montevideo: Kranz 1-2, Schmitz 1-2 rbi, Tristan Weber 1-3, Adam Kilibarda 1-1 … Melrose: Welle 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Montevideo: Jordan Thompson (W) 7-5-1-1-0-6 … Melrose: Cole Van Beck (L) 7-4-2-1-2-4

Game One

Paynesville 5, YME 2

The Bulldogs won a pair of West Central Conference games on Tuesday in Lake Henry.

In Game One, Nick Dingmann and Josh Mackedanz both drove in runs and Mitch Weidner allowed two runs in seven innings.

Austin Vikander hit a two-run home run to account for both Yellow Medicine East runs.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 overall and play Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday in Roscoe.

YME      002 000 0 — 2 5 2 

Paynesville         122 001 x — 5 5 0 

HITTING – Yellow Medicine East: Austin Vikander 1-3 hr rbi-2, Zach Fischer 2-3, Derrick Grund 1-3, Logan DeBlieck 1-3 … Paynesville: Trent Gertken 2-4, Nick Dingmann 1-3 rbi, Jordan Roos 1-2, Josh Mackedanz 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Yellow Medicine East: Joe Sannerud (L) 6-5-5-3-4-1 … Paynesville: Mitch Weidner (W) 7-5-2-2-2-3

Game Two

Paynesville 4, YME 2

Blake Karsch had three hits, including a home run, and he struck out eight in six innings for get the win.

Josh Mackedanz earned a save, getting the Bulldogs out of jam in the bottom of the seventh inning after the Sting’s Chase Richter doubled in two runs.

Paynesville         001 020 1 — 4 9 0 

YME      000 000 2 — 2 4 2 

HITTING – Paynesville: Blake Karsch 3-4 hr rbi, Dingmann 2-3 rbi-2, Roos 1-3, Colin Riley 1-3, Mackedanz 1-2, Chris Strodtman 1-3 … Yellow Medicine East: Chase Richter 1-3, Vikander 1-3, Sannerud 1-2, Jordan Odegard 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Karsch (W) 6-2-2-2-2-8, Josh Mack 1-2-0-0-0-3 … Yellow Medicine East: Dylan Johnson (L) 7-9-4-2-0-1

Minnewaska 9, Benson 1

Minnewaska benefitted from four Benson errors, plating three unearned runs and scoring three runs on wild pitches or passed balls.

The Lakers banged out 10 hits, with two each from Matt McIver, Justin Amundson, Austin Ostrander and Hunter Thompson.

Riley Thompson tossed a complete game for the win and struck out eight.

The Braves (1-2, 3-6) play Thursday at ACGC, and Minnewaska (4-2, 5-4) hosts Melrose on Thursday.

Minn. (4-2, 5-4)   103 014 0 — 9 10 0

Benson (1-2, 3-6)               000 000 1 — 1 5 4

HITTING – Minnewaska: Matt McIver 2-4, rbi, Justin Amundson 2-4, r-2, rbi, Austin VerSteeg 1-4, rbi, Austin Ostrander 2-3, rbi, Hunter Thompson 2-3, 2b, r-2, Michael Gruber 1-1 … Benson: Taner Gimberlin 1-3, Cody Hammerschmidt 1-3, r, Tanner Mikkelson 1-3, Chad Schwarz 1-3, Jacob Connelly 1-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minnewaska: Riley Thompson (W) 7-5-1-1-1-8 … Benson: Brady Young (L) 5-6-5-2-2-8; Jacob Connelly 0-3-4-4-2-0; Gimberlin 2-1-0-0-0-1

Morris/CA drops a pair

The Morris/Chokio-Alberta baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader to Sauk Centre on Tuesday in Morris.

The Mainstreeters defeated the Tigers 16-4 in five innings in the first game, but they needed extra innings to win Game Two, edging MCA 9-8 with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

See Thursday’s Tribune for more information on the games.

Game One

BOLD 13, ACGC 3

Brett Buchtel, batting eighth in the potent Warriors’ lineup, went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI, the biggest part of BOLD’s 14-hit attack.

Brett Grund threw a five-inning five-hitter with two walks for the win.

Losing pitcher Brody Larson left the mound during a seven-run third.

ACGC    010 11—  3  5  5 

BOLD    227 11—13 14 3 

HITTING – ACGC: David Kinzler 1-for-3, Colton Minnick 1-for-3, Derek Dengerud 1-for-2, 2r, rbi; Austin Stien 1-for-1, SF, 2 rbi; Brett Busskohl 1-for-2 … BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-for-3, 2b, 2r, 2 rbi; Lane Stadther 2-for-3, rbi; Riley Kramer 1-for-3, Logan Sandgren 2-for-3, rbi; Ryan Rauenhorst 1-for-2, 3b; Austin Weis 1-for-3, rbi; Ben Steffel 1-for-3, 3b, 2 runs; Max Buchtel 4-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Brett Grund 1-forf-2, 2 runs, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — ACGC: Brody Larson (L) 2.1-8-9-7-1-2, Derek Dengerud 2-6-4-2-4-1 … BOLD: B. Grund (W) 5-5-3-1-2-3

Game Two

BOLD 20, ACGC 1

At Bird Island’s Lions Memorial Park, the home-town Warriors (8-0) put up 15 runs in the third. Trevor Nissen and Logan Sandgren each doubled twice during the inning and Ben Steffel went 1-for-3 in the inning leading off the frame with a single and also making the final out.

BOLD    23(15) 00 —20 12  2 

ACGC    000 01 —  1   3   3 

HITTING – BOLD: Trent Athmann 0-for-0, 4 runs, rbi; Lane Stadther 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Trevor Nissen 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 rbi; Riley Kramer 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Logan Sandgren 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Ben Steffel 1-for-3, rbi; Tyler Lothert 1-for-2, 3 run; Joel Erickson 1-for-4, rbi; Brett Grund 0-for-1, 3 runs, rbi … ACGC: David Kinzler 1-for-1, Jordan Nelson 1-for-3, Brett Busskohl 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BOLD: Lane Stadther (W) 5-3-1-0-2-1… ACGC: Jordan Nelson (L) 2.1-6-11-10-2-2, Colton Minnick 0.1-2-5-5-3-0, Mitchel Macik 0.0-3-4-4-0-0, Derek Dengerud 2.1-1-0-0-1

Wright County

GSL 12, NLS 3

New London-Spicer took a one-run lead in the first inning but the game got away from the Wildcats at that point, with Glencoe-Silver Lake scoring nine runs in the second and third innings and taking home a 12-3 victory on Tuesday at Green Lake Diamond.

GSL’s Levi Vorlicek was 3-for-5 and he also got credit for the win, despite walking seven Wildcats in five innings. He struck out five.

Trey Austvold was 2-for-2 and Brett Olson drove in two Wildcat runs. Eben Pederson and Ian Anderson had the other NLS hits.

The Wildcats are 0-4 in the Wright County Conference and 1-5 overall. They play a doubleheader against Dassel-Cokato at 4 p.m. Thursday at Saints Field in Dassel.

GSL       163 110 0 — 12 14 1 

NLS       200 100 0 —  3   5  5 

HITTING – Glencoe-Silver Lake: Levi Vorlicek 3-5, Teddy Peterson 2-4 2b, Nolan Lepel 2-4 2b … New London-Spicer: Trey Austvold 2-2, Brett Olson 1-1 rbi-2, Eben Pederson 1-2 2b, Ian Anderson 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Glencoe-Silver Lake: Vorlicek (W) 5-3-3-3-7-5 … New London-Spicer: Ryan Vraa (L) 5-12-12-7-2-6, Michael Arnold 2-2-0-0-1-1

Litchfield 6, Annandale 2

Braeden Wahl and Eddie Estrada both had two hits and combined to drive in three runs in the Dragons’ Wright County Conference win Tuesday at Optimist Field in Litchfield.

Estrada was 2-for-2 with a triple and he also scored twice. Wahl was 2-for-3 and Jake Schultz had a hit on his only trip, driving in a run and he scored two runs.

Austin Larson worked five innings, striking out four, for the win, and Ross Wendlandt worked two innings and struck out two.

The Dragons, now 2-4 in the conference and 4-4 overall, play at Glencoe-Silver Lake at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Annandale          000 020 0 — 2 10 4 

Litchfield             202 110 x — 6 5 2 

HITTING – Annandale: Brady Kalla 2-4 rbi, Tanner Olean 2-4 rbi, Brock Fobbe 2-4, Zach Kuefler 2-3 … Litchfield: Braeden Wahl 2-3 rbi-2, Eddie Estrada 2-2 3b rbi r-2, Jake Schultz 1-1 rbi r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Annandale: Kalla (L) 2-4-4-4-3-3, Brett Wadman 2-0-2-1-2-1, Kuefler 2-1-1-0-1-3 … Litchfield: Austin Larson (W) 5-8-2-2-1-4, Ross Wendlandt 2-2-0-0-1-2

Camden

MACCRAY 6, LQPV 5

MACCRAY’s Tyler Moffenbier pitched a complete game, striking out the final batter of the game with the tying run in scoring position.

The Wolverines (5-0, 8-2) scored three in the top of the seventh on two walks, an error, two hits and a squeeze play.

LQPV nearly tied it up, loading the bases down 6-4 with one out. The Eagles’ fifth run scored on a groundout, but they couldn’t push the tying run across.

Moffenbier allowed two earned runs and struck out seven.

Hard-luck loser Brandon Hill also pitched a complete game with two earned runs, and struck out 11.

MACCRAY (5-0, 8-2)        001 200 3 — 6 7 2

LQPV (6-1, 8-4)  001 000 4 — 5 6 2

HITTING – MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-2, rbi, Jacob Aviles 1-4, Chase Christensen 2-4, rbi, Cheyton Homan 1-3, rbi, Ransom Dykema 2-4, 2b, r-2 … LQPV: Sawyer Bohn 1-2, Dylan Lillejord 2-4, 2b, rbi-2, Ty Kanstrup 2-4, rbi, Jon Nielsen 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — MACCRAY: Tyler Moffenbier (W) 7-6-5-2-2-7 … LQPV: Brandon Hill (L) 7-7-6-2-4-11

RTR 14, KMS 3

KMS’ three-run second inning cut Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s lead to two runs but the Saints couldn’t quiet the Knights’ bats in a Camden Conference game Tuesday in Sunburg.

Jordan Engler and Fred Mansfield both were 2-for-3 and drove in runs for KMS, which plays next at Lac qui Parle Valley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

RTR      144 41 — 14 7 0 

KMS      030 00 —  3  5 5

HITTING – Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Mitch Hurst 2-4 rbi-4, Ryan Fischer 1-4 hr rbi-2 … Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Jordan Engler 2-3 rbi, Fred Mansfield 2-3 rbi, Brett Petersen 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Alex Schwing (W) 5-5-3-3-1-9 … Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Nathan Torkelson 3-5-12-3-3-2, Mansfield 1.1-2-2-1-2-2, Jake Magaard 0.2-0-0-0-1-0

Minneota/LHI 11, RCW 7

Minneota/Lincoln HI produced all of its runs in the middle innings and outhit the visiting Jaguars 10-4 despite making two more errors, 6-4.

Hayden Johnson hit a two-run single in the fifth and Colin Thompson added an RBI single in the sixth for Renville County West, which hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Friday.

RCW      010 041 1 —   7  4  4

Minneota/LHI    004 520 x — 11 10 6

HITTING – RCW: Colin Thompson 1-for-2, rbi; Hayden Johnson 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Brady Holwerda 1-for-4 … Minneota/Lincoln HI: Alec Engler 3-for-4, 3b; Jordan Beck 2-for-4, 2b; Brock Buysse 2-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — RCW: Thompson (L) 3-7-6-4-3-4, Holwerda 2-3-5-3-3-1, Johnson 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Minneota/Lincoln HI: Peyton Nuy (W) 4-1-4-3-3-5, Matthew Knutson 1-1-1-0-0-0, Engler 2-2-2-0-2-2

Tomahawk

Game One

Wabasso 8, BLHS 2

Austin Werner and Tate Lange had two hits each, and Josh Swanson knocked in a run for BLHS.

BLHS    000 001 1 — 2

Wabasso               001 025 x — 8

HITTING – BLHS: Trey Weispfennig 1-4, Austin Werner 2-4, Tate Lange 2-3, Josh Swanson 1-4, rbi, Kyle Kubesh 1-3, 2b, Brad Ebbers 1-2 … Wabasso: Dirk Pistulka 1-3, rbi-2, Caleb Salfer 1-2, r-2, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BLHS: Jake Pettit (L) 4-4-1-1-2-5; Josh Swanson 1-1-4-4-4-0; Kyle Kubesh 1-3-3-3-2-2 … Wabasso: Josh Altermatt (W) 6-6-1-1-2-6; Neil Eichten 1-2-1-1-1-1

Game Two

Wabasso 14, BLHS 1

Wabasso’s Neil Eichten rapped four hits, scored four runs and drove in three in the Rabbits’ drubbing of BLHS.

Wabasso               230 450 — 14

BLHS    000 10x — 1

HITTING – Wabasso: Neil Eichten 4-4, r-4, rbi-3, 3b, Nick Altermatt 2-3, r-2, rbi-2, 2b … BLHS: Austin Werner 1-3, Jake Pettit 1-3, r, Tate Lange 1-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Wabasso: Neil Eichten (W) 4-3-1-1-0-6; Nick Altermatt 1-1-0-0-1-3 … BLHS: Sam Nelson (L) 4-9-9-9-3-2; Trey Weispfennig 1-4-5-5-1-0

Central Minn.

Game One

Maple Lake 6, BBE 4

Maple Lake’s Jack Seibert and Nick Preisinger each notched three hits, and Preisinger drove in three runs in Maple Lake’s win.

BBE       003 001 — 4 6 6

Maple Lake         312 00x — 6 7 4

HITTING – BBE: Brian Goodwin 1-3, Trey Heinsius 1-2, Dalon Bitzan 1-3, rbi, James Kuefler 1-2, James Boogaard 1-3, rbi, Adrian Belden 1-3 … ML: Jack Seibert 3-3, 2b, r-2, Nick Preisinger 3-3, rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BBE: James Kuefler (L) 5-7-6-1-1-0 … ML: Preisinger (W) 4-5-3-2-2-0; Graham 2-1-1-0-0-3

Game Two

Maple Lake 14, BBE 6

Maple Lake jumped all over BBE starter Jordan Wosmek, plating nine runs in the first inning.

Brian Goodwin was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Jaguars, and Wosmek had two hits.

Maple Lake         920 102 — 14 12 0

BBE       300 210 — 6 8 7

HITTING – ML: McRae Haney 2-4, r-2, Cal Redemske 3-5, r-2, Lucas Fobbe 1-2, rbi-3 … BBE: Brian Goodwin 3-3, 2b, rbi, Trey Heinsius 1-3, rbi, Dalon Bitzan 1-1, rbi, Jordan Wosmek 2-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — ML: Nate Maas (W) 5-8-6-6-6-3; Dustin Strub 1-0-0-0-0-0 … BBE: Jordan Wosmek (L) 3-7-11-2-6-4; Derek Wiener 2-3-2-1-3-1; Jacob Weller 1-2-1-0-0-0

Pheasant

Game One

Hancock 8, Ashby 4

Hancock jumped out in front of the Arrows early and held on for the win on Tuesday in Hancock.

Taylor Holleman had two hits and got the pitching win, and Zach Copa drove in three runs.

The Owls, who lost the second game, is 5-6 overall. They play at New York Mills at 5 p.m. Friday.

Ashby    101 02 — 4 4 2 

Hancock               340 1x — 8 8 3 

HITTING – Ashby: Reed Hanson 1-2 3b, Blake Ohren 1-2 … Hancock: Taylor Holleman 2-3, Philip Schaefer 1-2, Brandon Shaw 1-2, Zach Copa 1-2 rbi-3, Brady Carter 1-2, Collin Brown 1-3, Logan Kisgen 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ashby: Ohren (L) … Hancock: Holleman (W) 5-4-4-2-3-7

Game Two

Ashby 6, Hancock 5

Ashby seventh-grader Christian Norby hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth to win the game for the Arrows.

Ashby was the home team in a game played in Hancock.

Collin Brown was 3-for-3, and Brandon Shaw and Justin Miller both had two hits for the Owls.

Hancock               101 30 — 5 10 1 

Ashby    112 11 — 6 12 3  

HITTING – Hancock: Shaw 2-2, Brown 3-3, Justin Miller 2-3, Holleman 1-3, Schaefer 1-2, Copa 1-2 … Ashby: Hanson 2-3, Gage Olson 2-2, Morgan Wing 2-2, Miles Wing 2-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Hancock: Shaw 4-11-6-6-4-1, Holleman 0-1-0-0-0-0 … Ashby: Hanson (W)

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