Prep Baseball: Peterson's 3 homers lift NLS past LPGE
LONG PRAIRIE -- Luke Peterson cracked three home runs as New London-Spicer outslugged Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 15-13 in a West Central North Conference game on Thursday.
Peterson hit a solo home run in the first inning, followed with a three-run shot in the second and added another solo homer in the seventh.
Jack Hartley also added a two-run homer in the fifth as the Wildcats amassed 14 hits. Luke Reiter, Kevin Soine, Andrew Clancy and Billy Dean each had two hits for NLS.
Clancy earned the win for the Wildcats with 4Xc innings. Hartley pitched 2Zc innings of relief, allowing two runs in the bottom of the seventh before escaping further damage.
NLS 15, LPGE 13
NL-Spicer 231 240 3 -- 15 14 3
LPGE 202 250 2 -- 13 9 3
HITTING - New London-Spicer: Luke Peterson 3-for-5, 2 HR, 3-run HR, 5 rbi; Jack Hartley 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 4 rbi; Luke Reiter 3-for-5, 2 2b, 2 rbi; Kevin Soine 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Andrew Clancy 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Billy Dean 2-for-3, rbi; Caleb Friedrich 1-for-3 ... Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: DJ Ruby 2-for-2, 2b, 4 rbi; Taylor Kaiser 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Zach Miller 1-for-3, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Andrew Clancy (W) 4Xc-7-11-9-5-6; Jack Hartley 2Zc-2-2-2-1-0 ... Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: DJ Ruby 2-5-5-5-1-0; Zach Miller (L) 5-9-10-8-2-4
West Central South
Paynesville 10, Montevideo 3
Paynesville spread out nine hits among eight batters to top Montevideo.
The league-leading Bulldogs (10-2, 11-3) scored four runs in the second inning, highlighted by RBI singles from Casey Hess and Shane Kampsen, five runs in the fifth with an RBI double from Nathan Nietfeld and another run in the sixth. Kampsen led the team with two hits.
Ryan Tostenson and Christian Brabender had two hits each for the Thunder Hawks (2-8, 3-10).
Aaron Savelkoul threw the first six innings for the win. He allowed six hits, struck out three and walked one.
Paynesville 040 051 0 -- 10 9 0
Montevideo 100 002 0 -- 3 6 4
HITTING - Paynesville: Casey Hess 1-for-3, rbi; Shane Kampsen 2-for-5, rbi; Nathan Nietfeld 1-for-4, 2b; Aaron Savelkoul 1-for-4; Eric Wolbeck 1-for-2, rbi; Jon Kerzman 1-for-4; Jason Kampsen 1-for-3, rbi; Kyle Lieser 1-for-1 ... Montevideo: Ryan Tostenson 2-for-3, 2b; Christian Brabender 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jerad Schmitt 1-for-2; Spencer Jorgenson 1-for-2, 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Payneville: Aaron Savelkoul (W) 6-6-3-3-1-3; Jon Kerzman 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Montevideo: Jerad Schmitt (L) 4Zc-8-9-4-4-2; Mitch Christensen 2Xc-1-1-0-3-1
LQPV 11, Benson 8
Tronn Tosel went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits and four RBI and Baxter DuFrane had two hits, scored three runs and drove in three to lead the Eagles (8-4, 8-6).
DuFrane hit a two-run double in the first inning and Tosel unleashed a two-run triple in the second inning.
Benson's big inning came in the second. The Braves took two walks and loaded the bases with a single, then scored its first run with a walk. Dan Martin and Kyle Peterson hit RBI singles in the inning.
Benson 050 200 0 -- 8 8 0
LQPV 432 110 x -- 11 14 3
HITTING - Benson: Dan Martin 2-for-5, rbi; Brennan Kent 1-for-3, rbi; Kyle Peterson 3-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Luke Schwartz 1-for-3; Jake Manska 1-for-2, 2 runs, rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Scott Bormann 2-for-4; Baxter DuFrane 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2b, 3 rbi; Tronn Tosel 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 3b, 4 rbi; Jordan Schwarz 1-for-3; Eric Paulson 1-for-3, rbi; Cory Wildung 2-for-3, 2 runs; Colton Kanstrup 2-for-3, 2 runs; Stephen Enger 1-for-1, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Carter Fennell (L) 2-7-7-7-1-0; Brennan Kent 4-7-4-4-5-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Joey Schreck 2Zc-4-5-4-4-1; Aaron Olson (W) 4Xc-4-3-2-4-3