Prep Baseball: Morris finishes 2nd in WC South
MORRIS -- Ryan Beyer's two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning was all Morris needed to nip Lac qui Parle Valley 2-1 in West Central South baseball on Tuesday.
With the win and Yellow Medicine East's loss to Benson, Morris finishes alone in second. Paynesville clinched the crown on Monday.
The game was scoreless after four innings. The Tigers then got a pinch-hit single by Mitch Kill to start the fifth, followed by a walk to Cole Riley, also pinch-hitting. Trent Hansen walked to load the bases and Beyer ripped a single past short to score Kill and Riley.
The Eagles got one run back in the sixth on a walk, a double by Eric Paulson and a ground out. With the tying run on third, Eric Riley got a strikeout to end the threat.
Riley got the win with three innings of two-hit relief. Tyler Hansen pitched the first four innings, allowing two hits and no runs.
Eagles starter Sam Haas and Blaine Tostenson combined on a three hitter. The loss went to Haas, who threw the first 4Zc innings.
Morris 2, LQPV 1
LQPV (9-7, 11-9) 000 001 0 -- 1 4 1
Morris (10-6, 14-6) 000 020 x -- 2 3 1
HITTING - LQPV: Sam Haas 1-for-4, Eric Paulson 2-for-3, Trent Hansen 1-for-3 ... Morris: Ryan Beyer 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Tanner Berning 1-for-2, Mitch Kill 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- LQPV: Sam Haas (L) 4Zc-3-2-2-4-4, Blaine Tostenson 1Xc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Morris: Tyler Hansen 4-2-0-0-3-0, Eric Riley (W) 3-2-1-1-3-3
BOLD 10, ACGC 0
Kyle Krause and Kyle Athmann of the Warriors combined to two-hit the Falcons over five innings.
Krause pitched the first three innings for the win. He allowed both hits and struck out three. Athmann picked up two strikeouts in two innings.
Ben Albrecht went 2-for-2 to lead BOLD.
Trever Heining doubled and Randy Peterson had a single for ACGC.
BOLD (9-7, 12-7) 232 21 --10 8 0
ACGC 000 00 -- 0 2 4
HITTING - BOLD: Ben Albrecht 2-for-2; Kyle Athmann 1-for-2, rbi; Zach Remillard 1-for-2; Jordon Skeie 1-for-1, rbi; Kyle Krause 1-for-2; Mike Kingstrom 1-for-2 ... ACGC: Trever Heining 1-for-2, 2b; Randy Peterson 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Kyle Krause (W) 3-2-0-0-0-3, Kyle Athmann 2-0-0-0-0-2 ... ACGC: Matt Lee (L) 4-7-9-5-4-0, Dustin Ericson 1-1-1-1-2-1
Montevideo 10, ACGC 0
Joe Bednar was 2-for-3, including a double, to lead the Thunder Hawks. He supplied a two-run single in a six-run third inning. Brett Bergeson also drove in a run with a double and and Jerad Schmitt plated two more with a single.
Mitch Christensen, Christian Brabender and Troy Hendrickson combined on the two-hit shutout. The win went to Brabender.
Monte (9-7, 11-9) 306 001 --10 8 1
ACGC (0-16, 1-17) 000 000 -- 0 2 2
HITTING - Montevideo: Joe Bednar 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Tyler Kuno 1-for-3, Colton Vien 1-for-1, rbi; Christian Brabender 1-for-1, rbi; Brett Bergeson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Jerad Schmitt 1-for-2, 2 rbi ... ACGC: Trevor Heining 1-for-2, 2b; Mitch Tauer 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Mitch Christensen 3-1-0-0-1-4, Christian Brabender (W) 2-1-0-0-3-1, Troy Hendrickson 1-0-0-0-2-1 ... ACGC: Mitch Tauer (L) 3-7-9-7-1-3, Dustin Ericson 3-1-1-1-3-2
Benson 5, YME 0
Benson's Luke Schwarz fashioned a four-hit shutout, while walking one and striking out six.
Carter Fennell and Cameron Simmonds singled to start the sixth inning and Kyle Pederson, Schwarz and Cody Jaeger followed with run-scoring doubles as the first five batters reached base in the inning for Benson (6-10, 7-11).
Dylan Lindstrom doubled and singled for YME, which never advanced a runner past second base.
Ben. (6-10, 7-11) 000 014 0 -- 5 9 0
YME (9-7, 10-9) 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
HITTING - Benson: Carter Fennell 2-for-4; Cameron Simmonds 2-for-4; Kyle Pederson 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Luke Schwarz 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Cody Jaeger 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Anthony Berreau 1-for-3; Andrew Fath 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... YME: Dylan Lindstrom 2-for-3, 2b; Tyler Sand 1-for-1, 2b; Devan Dyrdahl 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Luke Schwarz (W) 7-4-0-0-1-6 ... YME: Dylan Lindstrom 2-1-0-0-0-1, Tyler Sand (L) 3-2-1-1-1-2, Travis Enger 1-5-4-4-0-1, Derek Dyrdahl 1-2-0-0-0-1