Prep baseball roundup: Haas tosses LQPV's second straight no-hitter
MADISON -- Another game for Lac qui Parle Valley, another no-hitter for Lac qui Parle Valley.
Sam Haas threw the Eagles' second no-hitter of the season behind nine strikeouts as LQPV upended Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 6-0 Thursday in a West Central South Conference tilt.
Haas issued four walks, but the senior right-hander notched two strikeouts in each of the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to escape some jams. Haas walked two Falcons in the fifth before getting the third out on a strikeout.
ACGC had a runner reach third base in the sixth, but Haas notched a strikeout, induced a pop up and fielded a comebacker to keep the Falcons off the scoreboard.
A three-run fifth gave Haas and the Eagles (1-0, 2-0) some breathing room. Ben Morken led off the frame with an infield single and moved over to third after John Weeding and Colby Siegert reached on bunts. Haas then drove in Morken with a single, but ACGC then turned a 2-3 double play. Preston Kraft kept the inning alive, however, by driving in Haas and Siegert with a two-out single.
Weeding also knocked in a run in the sixth with a suicide squeeze.
Jordan Nelson worked all seven innings for ACGC, giving up eight hits, four earned runs and two walks while striking out three.
LQPV 6, ACGC 0
ACGC (0-1, 0-2) 000 000 0 -- 0 0 1
LQPV (1-0, 2-0) 010 032 x -- 6 8 1
HITTING - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: none ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Sam Haas 1-for-4, rbi; Preston Kraft 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Brandon Bornhorst 1-for-3; Ben Morken 1-for-2; Eric Smith 1-for-1; John Weeding 1-for-2, rbi, Colby Siegert 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Jordan Nelson (L) 6-8-6-4-2-3 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Sam Haas (W) 7-0-0-0-4-9
Montevideo 3, YME 2
Colton Vien hit a base hit in the ninth inning to score Brett Bergeson and Montevideo walked off to beat Yellow Medicine East 3-2 on Thursday.
YME led in the sixth inning, scoring on a third inning groundout by Devin Dyrdahl and a sixth inning base hit from Adam Koepke.
Montevideo tied it up in the sixth with an RBI groundout from Ricky Schmitz to score Austin Hoehne and send the game into extra innings.
After a scoreless eighth, Bergeson led off the ninth with a base hit.
Kyle TeBeest bunted him over to second to set up Vien's game-winner.
Jacob Sharkey pitched 1-1/3 innings for the Sting and took the loss.
Jordan Thompson threw three scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win for Montevideo.
The Thunder Hawks could have ended it earlier but wasted some late scoring opportunities.
In the seventh, Vien was on second with two outs and Austin Hoehne hit a line drive that would have driven in the game-winning run, but it hit Vien on the basepaths to end the threat.
An inning later, Montevideo loaded the bases with nobody out, but a strikeout and a line-drive double play ended the inning.
YME (0-1, 1-2) 001 001 000 -- 2 3 3
Monte (1-0, 2-0) 000 101 001 -- 3 9 5
HITTING - Yellow Medicine East: Brandon Grund 1-for-5, Aaron Zieske 1-for-4, Adam Koepke 1-for-3, rbi, Devon Dyrdahl 0-for-4, rbi... Montevideo: Brett Bergeson 1-for-3, Kyle TeBeest 1-for-4, Colton Vien 3-for-5, rbi, Austin Hoehne 3-for-4, 2b, rbi, Tanner Lindemann 1-for-2, Ricky Schmitz 0-for-4, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Aaron Zieske 5-4-1-1-4-6; Brendon Steckelberg 2-3-1-1-3-1; Jacob Sharkey (L) 1.1-2-1-1-1-1 ... Montevideo: Colton Vien 6-3-2-1-3-8; Jordan Thompson (W) 3-0-0-0-2-1
BOLD 11, Morris/CA 7
Trailing 7-6, BOLD plated five runs in the sixth highlighted by Logan Sandgren's bases-clearing triple. Sandgren finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Kyle Athmann added two hits and an RBI, and Jake Marcus knocked in two more runs for the Warriors.
Mac Beyer's RBI single and Tyler Henrichs' two-run double helped Morris/Chokio-Alberta take a 3-0 lead in the top half of the third. The Tigers pulled ahead 7-5 in the fifth behind RBI singles from Jake Torgerson and Tom Holland.
MCA 003 220 0 -- 7 9 2
BOLD 004 115 x -- 11 8 3
HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tom Holland 3-for-5, 2 runs; Tanner Picht 2-for-3, rbi; Mac Beyer 1-for-3, rbi; Tyler Henrichs 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Jake Torgerson 1-for-4 ... BOLD: Kyle Athmann 2-for-3, rbi; Zach Remillard 1-for-3; Jake Marcus 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Logan Sandgren 3-for-4, 3b, 4 rbi; Jordan Skeie 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Sam Mattson 5-3-6-5-3-6, Jake Torgerson (L) 1-5-5-4-1-0 ... BOLD: Jake Marcus 4-7-5-4-3-3, Riley Kramer (W) 3-2-2-1-1-1
BOLD 5, Morris/CA 1
Riley Kramer's RBI single with bases loaded in the first and Kyle Athmann's run-scoring triple in the second gave BOLD (2-0, 4-1) a quick 2-0 lead. Zach Remillard added a sacrifice fly in the fourth and Tyler Seehusen capped the BOLD scoring with a two-run single in the fifth.
Logan Sandgren struck out seven and surrendered just four hits and one walk to earn a complete-game win.
The Tigers (0-2, 0-2) produced their lone run in the sixth when Mac Beyer doubled in Tyler Picht, who reached with a double.
BOLD 110 120 0 -- 5 8 1
MCA 000 001 0 -- 1 4 2
HITTING - BOLD: Kyle Athmann 1-for-3, 3b, rbi; Zach Remillard 1-for-3, rbi; Logan Sandgren 2-for-2; Riley Kramer 2-for-4, 2b; Tyler Seehusen 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Trent Athmann 1-for-2 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tom Holland 1-for-3; Tanner Picht 1-for-3, 2b; Mac Beyer 2-for-3, 2 2b's, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Logan Sandgren (W) 7-4-1-1-1-7 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Mac Beyer (L) 5-8-5-4-4-5, Chandler Erickson 2-0-0-0-2-4
West Cent. North
Sauk Centre 6, NLS 5
New London-Spicer starter Tanner Tobkin limited Sauk Centre to four hits, but the Storm made them count, as the Wildcats lost 6-5.
Three of Sauk Centre's hits came in the fourth inning and were capped by a grand slam by sophomore third baseman Trent Berscheit.
The Wildcats were trailing 1-0 when Patrick Knoblauch led off the fourth with a single. A walk, a single, a sacrifice fly and a hit batter followed to load the bases for Berscheit who drove it over the left-center field fence.
NLS made up some ground when Ryan Vraa led off the fifth with a single. Brady Schmitz and Aaron Ruter walked and Steven Ammermann singled to drive in two runs. Nick Bergeson followed with a triple to score another.
The Wildcats added two more runs on a Schmitz groundout in the sixth and a Mitch Ejnik single in the seventh.
NL-Spicer (0-1, 1-2) 000 031 1 -- 5 8 2
Sauk Cen. (1-0, 1-0) 010 500 0 -- 6 4 2
HITTING - New London-Spicer: Steven Ammermann 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi, Nick Bergeson 2-for-4, 3b, Mitch Ejnik 1-for-4, rbi, Tanner Tobkin 1-for-4, Grant Vagle 1-for-4, 2b, Ryan Vraa 1-for-2 ... Sauk Centre: Patrick Knoblauch 1-for-2, Michael Knoblauch 1-for-2, 2 runs, Josh Buschette 1-for-2, Trent Berscheit 1-for-3, grand slam hr
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Tanner Tobkin (L) 5-4-6-6-4-6; Ryan Vraa 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Sauk Centre: Michael Knoblauch (W) 5-x-3-3-x-x; Nick Adams 2-x-0-2-x-x
Albany 11, Waska 1
Albany put 10 runs up on the scoreboard in the third to sink Minnewaska's 1-0 lead.
Austin Giese singled in the first and later scored in frame on Blake Johnsrud's double. Those were the only two hits for the Lakers (0-1, 0-2) as Albany (1-0, 2-1) starter Scott Litchy threw four solid innings to earn the win, striking out seven without issuing a walk.
Waska (0-1, 0-2) 100 00 -- 1 2 5
Albany (1-0, 2-1) 00(10) 2x -- 11 9 0
HITTING - Minnewaska: Austin Giese 1-for-2; Blake Johnsrud 1-for-2, 2b, rbi ... Albany: Michael Schlangen 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Scott Litchy 1-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Cody Stich 1-for-3, 2 runs; Brandon Blattner 1-for-2, 2b, 2 runs
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Cody Blevins (L) 2.2-6-10-6-2-3, Zach Sanford 1.1-3-1-1-0-1 ... Albany: Litchy (W) 4-2-1-1-0-7, Josh Olmscheid 1-0-0-0-1-1
MACCRAY 5, Benson 4
RAYMOND -- Things looked dark for the MACCRAY Wolverines after Benson scored twice in the top of the seventh at Lilleberg Field to up the lead to 4-1.
But it wasn't over; the home team pushed across 4 runs in the bottom of the frame to pull a 5-4 win out of the hat on Thursday in a non-conference baseball game.
In their home debut, the Wolverines (1-2) four free passes and singles by Caleb Melin and Cody Boonstra to fuel the rally. Cory Abbas touched home with the winning run when Alex Wrebe walked with still no out.
Relief hurler Tyler Donner claimed the win though he gave up the two run in the upper half of the seventh, the only inning he threw. Looking sharp on the hill, Riley Aeikens went the first six allowing 5 hits, 2 walks and 1 earned run.
Morgan Staton went the first six for Benson on 6 hits and 6 strikeouts with 4 walks. The loss went to reliever Matt Arndt, who started the seventh.
Luke Schwarz had half the Braves' 6 hits, one of the three a double.
Benson 010 100 2 -- 4 6 0
MACCRAY (1-2) 100 000 4 -- 5 7 3
HITTING - Benson: Matt Arndt 1-for-3, Luke Schwarz 3-for-3, rbi, 2b; Carl Hoffman 1-for-3, Austin Norby 1-for-2 ... MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-for-3, 2 runs; Cody Boonstra 1-for-2, Cory Abbas 2-for-3, rbi; Riley Aeikens 1-for-2, 3b; Tyler Donner 2-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Morgan Staton 6-6-3-3-4-6, Matt Arndt (L) 0-1-2-2-2-0, Jake Huston 0-0-0-0-2-0 ... MACCRAY: Riley Aeikens 6-5-2-1-2-5, Tyler Donner (W) 1-1-2-1-1-1
Canby 9, RCW 2
The Jaguars fell behind early and couldn't recover in a Camden Conference game on Thursday in Sacred Heart.
Mitch Treml had both Jaguar hits, including a double, and he drove in a run.
RCW, 0-1 in the conference and 0-2 overall, plays at MACCRAY at 4:30 p.m. today.
Canby 201 410 1 -- 9 9 1
RCW 000 011 0 -- 2 2 6
HITTING - Canby: Cole Morris 2-for-4 rbi, Tate Citrowske 2-for-2 2b rbi, Stephen Huber 2-for-3 rbi-2 ... Renville County West: Tucker Harazin 2-for-3 2b rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Canby: Chris Kaadatz (W) 7-2-2-1-3-9 ... Renville County West: Mitch Treml (L, 0-1) 4-6-7-4-2-6, Griffin Schaub 3-3-2-0-2-4
CMCS 5, RTR 4
Chris Van Dyken's two-out, solo home run in the top of the seventh inning provided the winning run in the Bluejays' season-opening victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday in Tyler.
Van Dyken hit his shot over the left-center field fence.
"It was a frozen rope," said CMCS head coach Bob Stoel. "It probably didn't get 20 feet off the ground. We'll take it."
Van Dyken had three hits and drove in three runs. Tyler Daugherty worked a complete game for the win, allowing just one earned run, and he helped himself with a run-scoring double.
The Bluejays play next at Renville County West on Monday.
CMCS 200 020 1 -- 5 5 4
RTR 300 100 0 -- 4 7 1
HITTING - CMCS: Chris Van Dyken 3-for-4 hr rbi-3 r, Tyler Daugherty 1-for-3 2b rbi, Nick Daugherty 1-for-4, Nate Gerdes 0-for-3 r-2, Grant Hoekstra 0-for-2 r, Sam Ohden 0-for-2 r ... RTR: Abel Romandia 2-for-4 hr rbi-3 r, Brent Wiering 2-for-3 r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- CMCS: T.Daugherty (W, 1-0) 7-7-4-1-7-5 ... RTR: Shay Wabeke (L) 7-5-5-3-5-7
BLHS 7, Sleepy Eye 0
Ryan Haun tossed a three-hitter and the Mustangs evened their conference record with a win Thursday in Sleepy Eye.
Haun, who just returned from a class trip, hadn't thrown for a week but he was in command throughout, said BLHS head coach Curt Strand.
"He threw very well," Strand said. "He didn't have the velocity he normally has, but he changed speeds and kept the ball down. That's when he's at his best."
BLHS held on to a two-run lead but broke open the game with a five-run seventh inning.
Ben Maiers was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, and Tyler Pagenkopf had two hits and drove in a pair.
The Mustangs, now 1-1 in the conference and 2-1 overall, play at Minnesota Valley Lutheran at 5 p.m. Monday.
BLHS 001 100 5 -- 7 11 0
Sleepy Eye 000 000 0 -- 0 3 3
HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart: Austin Ludowese 1-for-4, Taylor Broderius 1-for-4 rbi, Ben Maiers 3-for-4 3b rbi-2, Mason Clark 1-for-4 2b rbi, Brandon Huls 2-for-4, Ryan Coulter 1-for-3, Tyler Pagenkopf 2-for-3 rbi-2 ... Sleepy Eye: Klein 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart: Ryan Haun (W, 1-0) 7-3-0-0-0-8 ... Sleepy Eye: Klein (L)
Orono 1, Litchfield 0
Both pitchers carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning when Orono strung together singles by Jake Flmmer and Tom Gander-Ostrum (around a sac bunt) for the game's only run.
Zach Kinny led off the sixth inning with a single for the Dragons' only hit.
Tom Wachman threw a beauty for the Spartans. His 1-hitter included 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Losing pitcher in a sound early-season outing, David Hamm departed after 5 innings after allowing 4 hits, walking 3 and whiffing 1.
After scoring just 2 runs in 3 road games to open the season, the Dragons open at Optimist Field today hosting Waconia.
Litchfield (0-2, 0-3) 000 000 0 -- 0 1 2
Orono (1-1, 1-1) 000 010 x -- 1 4 1
HITTING - Orono: Jake Flemmer 1-for-3, rbi; Tom Gander-Ostrum 1-for-2 ... Litchfield: Zach Kinny 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Orono: Tom Wachman (W) 7-1-0-0-4-5 ... Litchfield: David Hamm (L) 5Zc-4-1-1-3-1, Dan Oster Xc-0-0-0-0-0-0