Prep Baseball: Paynesville takes 2-game lead in WCS with sweep
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville took a two-game lead over Minnewaska in the West Central South Conference baseball race with a doubleheader sweep of Benson Thursday.
The Bulldogs won 4-1 and 3-2.
Both Paynesville (10-3, 12-5) and Minnewaska (8-5, 9-7) have three conference games remaining. Lac qui Parle Valley, Morris and Yellow Medicine East are three games back in the loss column.
Jason Kampsen pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk to lead the Bulldogs to a win in the first game. Jordan Lieser and Eric Wolbeck had two hits each.
Jake Manska doubled and Cody Jaeger had a single for Benson's two hits.
In the second game, Josh Bungum threw a three-hitter for Paynesville, which rallied for two runs in the sixth on singles by Kampsen and Lieser to take a 3-2 lead and hold on for the win.
Lieser and Casey Hess had two hits each.
Paynesville 4, Benson 1
Benson 001 000 0 -- 1 2 3
Paynesville 100 003 x -- 4 8 1
HITTING - Benson: Cody Jaeger 1-for-3; Jake Manska 1-for-2, 2b ... Paynesville: Justin Wendlandt 1-for-3; Aaron Savelkoul 1-for-3; Jason Kampsen 1-for-3; Jordan Lieser 2-for-3, rbi; Eric Wolbeck 2-for-3; Aaron Lund 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Brennan Kent (L) 6-8-4-2-3-2 ... Paynesville: Jason Kampsen (W) 7-2-1-0-1-7
Paynesville 3, Benson 2
P'ville (10-3, 12-5) 100 002 0 -- 3 5 1
Ben (3-10, 4-11) 100 010 0 -- 2 3 1
HITTING - Paynesville: Casey Hess 1-for-2, 2b; Jason Kampsen 1-for-3; Jordan Lieser 2-for-3, rbi; Josh Bungum 1-for-3 ... Benson: Cameron Simmonds 1-for-2; Kyle Peterson 1-for-2, rbi; Luke Schwarz 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Josh Bungum (W) 7-3-2-2-5-5 ... Benson: Luke Schwarz (L) 7-5-3-2-3-8
YME 5, ACGC 2
YME capitalized on an error in the seventh inning with RBI singles from Tyler Sand and Jordan Hagert to take a 5-2 lead.
Hagert paced the Sting with three hits. Derek Dyrdahl added two hits.
Dylan Lindstrom pitched the final two innings for the win. He struck out six and walked two.
Trever Heining, Hayden Rouser, Mitch Tauer and Tyler Henkelman had one hit each for the Falcons.
YME (8-6, 9-7) 001 010 3 -- 5 9 1
ACGC (0-13, 0-14) 000 101 0 -- 2 4 6
HITTING - YME: Derek Dyrdahl 2-for-4; Jordan Hagert 3-for-4, rbi; Dylan Hoffman 1-for-4, rbi; Dylan Lindstrom 1-for-4; Tyler Sand 1-for-4, rbi; Garrett Cole 1-for-3 ... ACGC: Trever Heining 1-for-4; Hayden Rouser 1-for-3; Mitch Tauer 1-for-2; Tyler Henkelman 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- YME: Travis Enger 5-3-2-2-1-4; Dylan Lindstrom (W) 2-1-0-0-2-6 ... ACGC: Trever Heining (L) 7-9-5-1-3-6
LQPV 6, Minnewaska 5
Lac qui Parle Valley (9-6, 11-8) scored three times in the fourth and twice in the seventh, both times after there were two outs, to hurt Minnewaska's chances of winning the conference title.
The Eagles' two runs in the seventh were unearned as a Minnewaska (8-5, 9-7) fielding error allowed Jordan Schwarz and Zach Moen to score and break a 4-4 tie. Ryan Kleven and Trenton Berg hit back-to-back doubles to pull the Lakers within one in the bottom half of the frame, but Scott Bormann got a strikeout and fly out to save the win for LQPV reliever Blair Tostenson.
Chase Keimig tripled and scored on Bormann's single and Jacob Redepenning singled in two more runs in the fourth for LQPV.
Mike Whittemore hit a two-run homer in the third to give Minnewaska a 4-0 lead.
LQPV (9-6, 11-8) 000 310 2 -- 6 7 0
Waska (8-5, 9-7) 202 000 1 -- 5 8 3
HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Chase Keimig 2-for-4, 3b, 2 runs; Scott Bormann 1-for-2, rbi; Seth Haas 1-for-3; Jacob Redepenning 1-for-1, 2 rbi; Jordan Schwarz 1-for-1; Sam Haas 1-for-3, 2b ... Minnewaska: Trenton Berg 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Mike Whittemore 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Shane Bosek 2-for-3, 2b; Ryan Kleven 1-for-2, 2b; Kevin Jenks 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Joey Schreck 22/3-5-4-4-1-2, Blair Tostenson (W) 31/3-1-0-0-0-3, Brandon Bornhorst 1/3-2-1-1-0-0, Scott Bormann (S) 2/3-0-0-0-1-1 ... Minnewaska: Cory Holten 32/3-4-3-3-2-1, Mike Whittemore 31/3-3-3-1-2-3
Morris 10, Montevideo 8
Travis Rinkenberger drove in two runs with a double in the seventh inning to tie the game, then a muffed throw to home plate that got away from the Montevideo catcher allowed Morris (8-6, 11-6) to plate two more runs.
Montevideo (7-7, 9-8) had tied the game in the sixth on Ryan Tostenson's single. He finished with three RBI. Tyler Kuno went 3-for-3 and Troy Hendrickson went 3-for-4.
Mitch Carbert had three hits to pace the Tigers.
Morris (8-6, 11-6) 022 011 4 -- 10 11 2
Monte (7-7, 9-8) 230 021 0 -- 8 11 4
HITTING - Morris: Tyler Hansen 2-for-5, rbi; Ryan Beyer 2-for-5; Eric Riley 1-for-3; Mitch Carbert 3-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Brady Valnes 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Mitch Kill 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Travis Rinkenberger 1-for-1, 2b, 2 rbi ... Montevideo: Troy Hendrickson 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Tyler Kuno 3-for-3; Ryan Tostenson 1-for-4, 3 rbi; Colton Vien 1-for-4, rbi; Joe Bednar 1-for-4, rbi; Christian Brabender 1-for-3; Jerad Schmitt 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Matt Lembcke 4Xc-9-7-4-0-0; Ethan Bruer (W) 2Zc-2-1-1-3-0 ... Montevideo: Mitch Christensen 5Zc-8-6-4-3-4; Troy Hendrickson (L) 1Xc-3-4-2-1-0
Non-Conference BLH 8, LP/WHT
In the Mustangs last chance to get a victory in the regular season, they got it done with a six-run rally in the top of the seventh at Lester Prairie.
Trailing 5-2, BLH's Evan Ludowese, Ben Meiers, and Ryan Coulter supplied RBI hits with other run-scoring at bats provided by Austin Ludowese, Mason Clark and Brandon Huls.
Mason Clark went the distance on a seven-hitter for the win.
Buffalo Lake-Hector returns to Lester Prairie on Monday to start the playoffs.
BLH (1-17) 200 000 6 -- 8 10 2
LP/WHT 005 000 0 -- 5 7 0
HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Logan Boomgarden 1-for-3, 3b, 2 runs; Austin Ludowese 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Evan Ludowese 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Ben Meiers 1-for-2, rbi; Mason Clark 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brandon Huls 1-for-3, rbi; Ryan Coulter 1-for-4, rbi; Riley Kramer 1-for-2 ... Lester Prairie/Winsted Holy Trinity: Caleb Buesing 2-for-4, Evan Runnersma 1-for-2, Brandon Mortz 1-for-2, Jared Kadrie 1-for-3, Sam Scoblic 1-for-3, Ryan Quast 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector: Mason Clark (W) 7-7-5-4-4-5 ... Lester Prairie/Winsted Holy Trinity: Ryan Quast (L) 7-10-8-8-5-5
BOLD 8, Sleepy Eye 6
The Warriors plated three runs in the sixth inning on a Tyler Hebrink double and two Sleepy Eye errors.
Hebrink led the team with three hits. Tate Neubauer had two doubles and Jake Skeie added two hits.
Jake Stevens went the distance for the win. He allowed 10 hits, struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.
Brooks Domeier paced Sleepy Eye with three hits and scored two runs.
S.Eye (9-10) 030 010 2 -- 6 10 5
BOLD (11-5) 032 003 x -- 8 10 1
HITTING - Sleepy Eye: Brooks Domeier 3-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Caleb Hillshiem 2-for-4; Genaro Roman 2-for-3, 2b ... BOLD: Tyler Hebrink 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Zach Remillard 1-for-3, 3b; Alex Gay 1-for-4, 3b; Tate Neubauer 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 runs, rbi; Ben Albrecht 1-for-3; Jake Skeie 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sleepy Eye: Brooks Domeier (L) 3-8-5-5-2-0; Caleb Hillshiem 3-2-3-1-0-6 ... BOLD: Jake Stevens (W) 7-10-6-3-0-7
NLS 5, BBE 4
New London-Spicer's Kevin Soine launched a three-run homer over the right-field fence at Elrosa to overcome a 4-2 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa lead through five innings.
Soine, who also singled twice, also got the win throwing 2Xc innings of scoreless relief with six strikeouts.
Brady Weller and Travis Westaby had two hits each for BBE.
Brandon DeKok went the distance and took the loss.
NLS (7-8) 101 003 0 -- 5 9 4
BBE (4-11) 100 120 0 -- 4 7 4
HITTING - New London-Spicer: Shwan Hatlestad 2-for-3; Kevin Soine 3-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Tanner Tobkin 2-for-4, rbi; Mitch Ejnik 1-for-4; Andrew Clancy 1-for-3 ... BBE: Travis Westaby 2-for-3; Brandon Roelike 1-for-3, 2b; Nolan Zachman 1-for-2; Brady Weller 2-for-3; Brady Koehler 1-for-2, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Tyler Haats 4Zc-6-3-2-3-1, Kevin Soine (W) 2Xc-1-1-0-2-6 ... BBE: Brandon DeKok (L) 7-9-5-4-4-5