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Prep baseball roundup: BOLD wins West Central Conference title

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Prep baseball roundup: BOLD wins West Central Conference title
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ROSCOE — The BOLD Warriors scored five times in the top of the seventh to snap a 3-3 tie and defeat Paynesville 8-3 at the Roscoe ballpark on Tuesday.

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The Warriors clinched their third straight West Central Conference title with a 12-1 record. Paynesville has two losses in conference play, both to the Warriors.

BOLD (14-2) begins defense of its 2013 State Championship on Saturday hosting Cedar Mountain-Comfrey at 1 p.m. BOLD is No. 2, behind New Ulm Cathedral, in Section 2A.

Logan Sandgren, who beat the Dogs earlier in the month, threw a two-hitter with three walks and nine strikeouts.

The Bulldogs scored three in the third helped by a Blake Karsch two-run single, but the Warriors tied it with three of their own in the fifth.

Riley Kramer had two of BOLD’s 10 hits. Brett Grund supplied a two-run double.

BOLD 8, Paynesville 3

BOLD    000 030 5— 8  10  2 

Paynesville         003 000 0 —3    2  1 

HITTING – BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-for-3, 2 sb’s, 2 runs; Lane Stadther 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Trevor Nissen 1-for-4, rbi; Riley Kramer 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Logan Sandgren 1-for-4, Ben Steffel 1-for-4, Tyler Lothert 2-for-3, Brett Grund 1-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, rbi … Paynesville: Grant Thompson 0-for-2, run; Blake Karsch 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Brandon Schleper 1-for-3, Josh Mackedzanz 0-for-1, run

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BOLD: Logan Sandgren (W) 7-2-3-3-3-9 … Paynesville: Jordan Roos 4-1-0-0-0-3, Mitch Weidner (L) 2.1-6-7-4-1-2, Brandon Schleper 0.2-3-1-1-0-0

Game One

Minnewaska 5,

Sauk Centre 1

Austin VerSteeg threw a gem walking two and fanning seven in a four-hitter. Justin Amundson, the Lakers’ leadoff, singled twice and doubled while Jon Nygaard in the No. 2 slot had virtually the same line, two singles, a double and two runs.

Minnewaska       102 001 1— 5 12 1

Sauk Centre       001 000 0 — 1  5  0

HITTING – Waska: Justin Amundson 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2b; Jon Nygaard 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2b; Austin VerSteeg 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Austin Ostrander 1-for-2, Matt Paulson 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Riley Thompson 1-for-2, 2b; Jayden Beecher 1-for-4, rbi … Sauk Centre: Adam Froseth 2-for-3, run; Josh Buschette 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Waska: Austin VerSteeg (W) 7-4-1-0-2-7 … Sauk Centre: Will Funk (L) 6-10-4-4-4-7, Billy Moritz 1-2-1-1-0-1

Game Two

Minnewaska 4,

Sauk Centre 3

Justin Amundson, who drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh, scored on a wild pitch to give the Lakers a walk-off win.

Minnewaska built a 3-2 lead on a bases-loaded walk by Austin Ostrander, and an RBI double by Amundson, but the ’Streeters tied it in the top of the sixth.

Michael Gruber earned the win in relief with one scoreless inning.

Sauk Centre       200 001 0 — 3 7 1

Minnewaska       001 200 1 — 4 5 2

HITTING – Sauk Centre: Jake Haskamp 2-3, rbi-3, HR … Minnewaska: Justin Amundson 1-2, 2b, rbi, Austin VerSteeg 2-4, Riley Thompson 1-3, Hunter Thompson 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Sauk Centre: Josh Buschette (L) 6-5-4-4-7-7 … Minnewaska: Riley Thompson 6-6-3-3-1-5; Michael Gruber (W) 1-1-0-0-0-1

Montevideo 7,

Morris/CA 1

Jordan Thompson was masterful on the mound, allowing only an unearned run and striking out six in the Thunder Hawks’ West Central Conference win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Thompson also drove in two runs and Spencer Hildahl drove in three.

Jeff Rohloff was 2-for-4 and scored twice and Ricky Schmitz was 2-for-3 and scored a run.

Four Tigers all had one hit. They play at Minnewaska at 4 p.m. today.

Montevideo         021 031 0 — 7 10 2 

Morris/CA            001 000 0 — 1  4  3 

HITTING – Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 2-4 3b r-2, Austin Hiepler 1-3 rbi, Zac Enevoldsen 1-4 rbi, Markus Kranz 1-4 r-2, Jordan Thompson 1-3 rbi-3, Ricky Schmitz 2-3 2b r, Spencer Hildahl 1-2 rbi-3, Logan Knoshal 1-3 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Bryce Jergenson 1-3 r, Corey Storck 1-3, Gage Backman 1-3, Chase Wilts 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Montevideo: Thompson (W) 7-4-1-0-1-6 … Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Noah Grove (L 4-6-3-3-0-3, Brady Jergenson 3-3-4-2-0-3

Game One

Benson 6, YME 4

Cody Hammerschmidt homered for the second straight day during the Braves’ six-run third innings.

YME................................220 00— 4  8  1

Benson 060 00—6  7  1 

HITTING – Benson: Chad Schwartz 2-for-2, 2b; Adam Lindahl 2-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Cody Hammerschmidt 1-for-2, 2 run HR; Brady Young 1-for-2, Aaron Ahrndt 1-for-3, 3b, rbi… YME: Austin Vikander 1-for-2, Blake Lindstrom 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Dylan Johnson 1-for-3, Joe Sannerud 1-for-3, rbi, 2b; Derrick Grund 1-for-3, Chase Richter 2-for-2, Jordan Odegard 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Benson: Chad Schwartz (W) 4.1-7-4-3-2-1, Connor Staton (S) 0.2-1-0-0-0-0 … YME: Joe Sannerud (L) 4-7-6-5-2-2

Game Two

Benson 13, YME 2

Benson goes 5-11 in the regular season. The No. 7 Braves play Saturday at Montevideo, vs the ThunderHawks, the No. 2 seed, at 11 a.m. in Section 3AA-North. YME plays today in a pigtail vs. Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. at Montevideo.

Benson 232 33—13 11 1 

YME      101 00 — 2   4  4  

HITTING – Benson: Tanner Gimberlin 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Cody Hammerschmidt 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2b, rbi; Tanner Mikkelson 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Brady Young 2-for-4, 3b, 4 rbi; Chad Schwartz 2-for-4; Jacob Connelly 2-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Adam Lindahl 1-for-3, 3 sb’s, rbi … YME: Austin Vikander 1-for-3, Joe Sannerud 1-for-2, rbi, 2b; Zach Fischer 1-for-2, John Espinoza 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Benson: Conner Staton (W) 3-3-2-1-1-0, Connelly 1-1-0-0-1-2, Mikkelson 1-0-0-0-1-0 … YME: Blake Lindstrom (L) 1.2-6-5-4-0-0, Logan Thorstad 2.1-4-7-4-6-0, Dylan Johnson 1-1-1-1-1-1

Camden

Lakeview 8, KMS 5

KMS surrendered six unearned runs on seven errors and fell to Lakeview for its 13th loss of the season.

Fred Mansfield and Rylan Hatlestad both knocked two hits, and Caleb Collins was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jordan Engler took the loss, going 4.1 innings and allowing two earned runs.

The Fighting Saints (3-13) open Section 5A play as the No. 10 seed on Thursday at 7-seed Royalton. 

KMS (3-13)          030 200 0 — 5 9 7

Lakeview             402 020 x — 8 8 5

HITTING – KMS: Jordan Engler 1-4, Caleb Collins 1-4, rbi-2, Fred Mansfield 2-4, Rylan Hatlestad 2-4, rbi, Nathan Torkelson 1-4, Travis Lamecker 1-3, Brett Peterson 1-4 … Lakeview: Jacob Rousch 2-4, 2b, Brad Boerboom 2-2, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — KMS: Engler (L) 4.1-8-8-2-3-1; Brandon Dahl 1.2-0-0-0-1-0 … Lakeview: Jacob Neu (W) 5-7-5-0-1-4; Boerboom (S) 2-2-0-0-0-2

Minneota 9, CMCS 0

Minneota’s Peyton Nuy was tough on the Bluejays, allowing just one hit in a Camden Conference game Tuesday in Minneota.

Nuy didn’t walk a batter and struck out six. Austin Bulthuis managed CMCS’ only hit, a single in the fourth inning.

The Bluejays are off until playing Lakeview at 1 p.m. Saturday to open the section playoffs in Madison.

CMCS    000 000 0 — 0  1  3 

Minneota             001 422 x — 9 12 1 

HITTING – Central Minnesota Christian School: Austin Bulthuis 1-2 … Minneota: Jordan Beck 4-4 r-2, Andrew Behnke 2-4 r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Central Minnesota Christian School: TJ Stoel (L) 3-3-1-0-0-2, Bulthuis 2-8-6-5-0-0, Matthew VanEps 1-1-2-1-2-0 … Minneota: Peyton Nuy (W) 7-1-0-0-0-6

Non-Conference

New London-Spicer 4, Lac qui Parle Valley 2

Jonny DeGeest pitch five innings of one-hit, scoreless baseball for the win. Jarrett Hatlestad’s two-run dinger in the top of the sixth. put the Wildcats up 4-0.

Lac qui Parle Valley scored two unearned runs off Ryan Vraa pitching in the sixth; Hatlestad tossed a scoreless seventh for the save.

Vraa was a terror at the plate, lashing three doubles and driving in a run. Trey Austvold double twice.

Ty Kanstrup had the lone hit for the Eagles, who finish 14-6 and will play Canby in Section 3A-North on Saturday in Madison. Lakeview and Central Minnesota Christian also play at the Madison ballpark.

NLS       110 002 0— 4  9  2

LQPV    000 002 0 —2  1  4 

HITTING – New London-Spicer: Trey Austvold 2-for-4, 2 2b’s; Lucas Nordmeyer 1-for-4, Ryan Vraa 3-for-3, 3 2b’s, rbi; Jarrett Hatlestad 1-for-4, 2-run HR; Brett Olson 1-for-2, Ike Goetzman 1-for-3, rbi … Lac qui Parle Valley: Ty Kanstrup 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — NLS: Jonny DeGeest (W) 5-1-0-0-3-7, Ryan Vraa 1-0-2-0-2-1, Jarrett Hatlestad (S) 1-0-0-0-0-1 … LQPV: Garrett Olson (L) 4-6-2-1-0-3, Brandon Hill 3-3-2-2-3-1

Litchfield 3, HLWW 1

A clutch two-out single from Brandon Behnke scored Jake Schultz, who singled, and Cody Klabunde, who walked, in the sixth inning allowed the Dragons to break a 1-1 tie and end the regular season on a high note.

The Dragons worked three pitchers with middle reliever Riley Johnson gaining the win after throwing a scoreless fourth, fifth and sixth. Schultz picked up a save after striking out two Lakers (12-6) in the seventh.

Litchfield tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth when Eddie Estrada tripled leading off the frame and coming home on a shallow sacrifice fly from Braeden Wahl.

Litchfield             000 102 0 — 3 4 1

HLWW 010 000 0 — 1 3 0

HITTING – Litchfield: Jake Schultz 1-3 run, Cody Klabunde 1-2 2b run, Eddie Estrada 1-2 3b run, Braeden Wahl 0-2 sac fly rbi, Brandon Behnke 1-3 rbi-2 … HLWW: Riley Gruenhagen 2-3, Austin Solberg 1-3 3b rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Russ Wendlandt 3-1-1-0-1-3, Riley Johnson (W) 3-2-0-0-1-2, Schultz (S) 1-0-0-0-0-2 … HLWW: Jordan Steffer 2-1-0-0-1-4, Joe Aalid 1-0-0-0-1-1, Brady Jenkins 2-1-1-1-0-3, Gruenhagen (L) 2-2-2-2-2-2

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