Prep baseball roundup: Lac qui Parle downs Thunder Hawks
MONTEVIDEO — The Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles have picked right up where they left off last June at Target Field.
Yes, they did lose to St. Agnes in the Class A Championship game but that did little to detract from their thrilling march through the Section 3 Tournament and then the first two rounds of state at Chaska.
After whipping Montevideo on Tuesday 8-1, the Eagles are 8-0 despite significant graduation losses.
Sophomore Garrett Olson pitched the win, allowing 3 hits and an unearned run over six. He’s one of seven sophomores on the roster complementing seven seniors and a lone junior (pitcher Sawyer Bohn).
Senior Colby Siegert, batting leadoff, had a pair of hits and scored 3 times. Sophomore Brandon Hill, son of head coach Bart Hill, also had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs.
Preston Kraft, the Eagles’ sturdy catcher, scored a pair of runs and plated another.
Jake Bednar, the losing pitcher, had one of the Hawks’ 3 hits. Austin Hiepler and Jordan Thompson also singled off Olson.
LQPV 8, Montevideo 1
LQPV 310 000 4 — 8 7 2
Montevideo 001 000 0 — 1 3 2
HITTING – LQPV: Colby Siegert 2-for-, 3 runs; Brandon Hill 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Garrett Olson 1-for-2, rbi; Cory Henneberg 1-for-1, rbi; Preston Kraft 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi… Montevideo: Jake Bednar 1-for-3, rbi; Austin Hiepler 1-for-2, Jordan Thompson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – LQPV: Garrett Olson (W) 6-3-1-0-2-4, Ben Morken 1-0-0-0-1-2 … Montevideo: Jake Bednar (L) 5-4-4-4-4-5, Ricky Schmitz 2-3-4-4-3-0
Wright County West
LITCHFIELD — Dylan Koll pitched a two-hitter and Ryan Wahl delivered the game-winning hit in game one as Litchfield split a Wright County Conference doubleheader with Annandale on Tuesday.
The Dragons won the first game 1-0 but in the nightcap Annandale scored seven runs in the fourth and Litchfield’s rally fell just short in a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals.
The Dragons are 3-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall. They play host to Glencoe-Silver Lake in a doubleheader 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
In game one, after getting the third out in the first inning, Koll set down another 15 straight Annandale hitters before allowing his lone walk to lead off the seventh. He struck out four.
The Dragons scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the seventh when Zach Kinny reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and advanced to third on Nate King’s single. Wahl followed with a single between third and short to bring home Kinny.
The Dragons led 2-0 in game two before the Cardinals broke out in the fourth inning. Litchfield scored three in the fifth and another in the sixth but couldn’t get the game-tying run.
Eddie Estrada had two hits and drove in two runs and Wahl had two hits and an RBI.
Annandale 000 000 0 — 0 2 0
Litchfield 000 000 1 — 1 5 0
HITTING – Annandaler: Tanner Olean 1-3, Brett Ahsenmacher 1-3 … Litchfield: Eddie Estrada 1-3, Nate King 1-3, Ryan Wahl 2-3 rbi, Dan Oster 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Annandale: LP-Brady Kalla 6.1-5-1-1-1-4 … Litchfield: WP-Dylan Koll 7-2-0-0-1-4
Litchfield 000 231 0 — 6 7 2
Annandale 000 700 x — 7 10 1
HITTING – Litchfield: Koll 2-4 r-2, Estrada 2-4 rbi-2, Zach Kinny 1-4 rbi, Wahl 2-3 2b rbi r … Annandale: Olean 3-4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Litchfield: LP-Austin Larson … Annandale: WP-Trent Norgren, Sv-Zach Kuefler
RCW 7, KMS 6
Walks and four hits helped Renville County West overcome five errors in a conference win on Tuesday.
Griffin Schaub singled in two runs in the Jaguars’ four-run second inning, and two walks, a KMS throwing error and a wild pitch led to RCW’s deciding runs.
Schaub had two of the Jaguars’ four hits, and Hayden Johnson was 1-for-3 and drove in two runs. Johnson also work five innings to get the win.
KMS’ Jordan Engler and Kyle Baker both had two hits and drove in runs.
The Jaguars, now 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the league, play at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
KMS 101 011 2 — 6 8 1
RCW 140 002 x — 7 4 5
HITTING – KMS: Jordan Engler 2-3 rbi, Kyle Baker 2-2 rbi, Mitch Tollefson 1-4, Rylan Hatlestad 1-4, Fred Mansfield 1-3 … RCW: Chris Feldman 1-2, Griffin Schaub 2-3 2b rbi-2, Hayden Johnson 1-3 rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – KMS: LP-Engler 4-4-5-5-6-1 … RCW: WP-Johnson 4-5-4-3-4-6
West Cent. North
Morris/CA 2, Melrose 0
Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Bryce Jergenson had three hits and Jake Torgerson held Melrose to just four singles while striking out six and not issuing a walk in a 76-pitch performance over seven innings of work.
The crisply-played game took only an hour and 15 minutes to complete and saw the Tigers score twice in the third. Jergenson doubled to lead off the frame and Lincoln Berget then drew the second of his three walks. Logan Manska moved over the runners with a sacrifice bunt and Tom Holland grounded out to knock in Jergenson with the game’s first run. Berget then scored on a wild pitch.
Tyler Henrichs added two hits for the unbeaten Tigers (8-0), who host Minnewaska in another WC North game Thursday.
Melrose 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
Morris/CA 002 000 x — 2 6 0
HITTING – Melrose: Austin Schoenberg 1-3, Trevor Sawyer 1-3, Ty Reller 1-3, Anthony Welle 1-2 … MCA: Bryce Jergenson 3-3, Tyler Henrichs 2-3, Chandler Erickson 1-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Melrose: Mitch Reller (L) … MCA: Jake Torgerson (W) 7-4-0-0-0-6
Minnewaska 9, ACGC 8
Minnewaska’s Austin Giese earned a two-out save with the tying run at the plate, and the Lakers escaped with a win after allowing 6 runs in the top of the seventh to ACGC.
The Falcons led 2-1 into the sixth inning when the Lakers put up 8 runs in the bottom of the sixth on 6 hits and 2 errors.
ACGC rallied to within one in the top of the seventh on 3 hits and 3 hit batters before Giese induced a groundout and struck out the final batter of the game.
Jake Amundson was 2-for-2 with a double and 3 runs scored for the Lakers (3-3), and Tyler Nielsen and Matt Paulson each had 2 RBIs.
ACGC’s David Kinzler had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
The Lakers play at Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday, and ACGC is at BOLD on Thursday.
ACGC 001 010 6 — 8 5 4
Minnewaska (3-3) 100 008 x — 9 8 6
HITTING – ACGC: David Kinzler 2-5, rbi-2, Jordan Nelson (uniform No. 9) 1-3, Jordan Nelson (uniform No. 6) 1-4, 2b, rbi, Brett Busskohl 1-2 … Minnewaska: Jake Amundson 2-2, 2b, runs-3, Jon Nygaard 1-3, Tyler Nielsen 2-3, rbi-2, Austin Giese 1-2, Matt Paulson 1-3, 2b, rbi-2, Jayden Beecher 1-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – ACGC: LP-Brody Larson 5.1-8-8-5-4-2 … Minnewaska: WP-Jayden Beecher 1-2-6-5-1-1
West Cent. South
Paynesville 11, YME 0
Nathan Meyer hit a two-run homer and pitched five shutout innings while striking out 8.
The Bulldogs (3-0, 4-3) got to YME early with all 11 runs coming in the first two innings.
Matt Quade added 2 hits and 2 RBIs, and Jordan Roos drove in 2.
Paynesville next plays at Foley on Friday, while YME is at Benson on Thursday.
YME 000 00 — 0 1 5
Paynesville (3-0, 4-3) 650 0x — 11 7 1
HITTING – YME: Austin Vikander 1-2 … Paynesville: Nathan Meyer 2-3, rbi-3, 2-run HR, Matt Quade 2-3, rbi-2, Nick Dingmann 1-3, rbi, Jordan Roos 1-2, rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – YME: LP-Connor Christianson … Paynesville: WP-Nathan Meyer 5-1-0-0-0-8
Paynesville 3, YME 0
Meyer homered again and was 3-for-3, while Jordan Roos pitched 6 shutout innings.
Nick Dingmann was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
YME 000 000 — 0 3 1
Paynesville 100 11x — 3 6 1
HITTING – YME: Joe Sannerud 1-2, Austin Vikander 1-1, 3b, Ben Trevino 1-2 … Paynesville: Nathan Meyer 3-3, HR, 2b, Nick Dingmann 2-3, 3b, rbi, Jordan Roos 1-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – YME: LP-Blake Lindstrom 5-6-3-2-1-0 … Paynesville: WP-Jordan Roos 6-3-0-0-5-4
BOLD 6, Benson 0
Riley Kramer pitched a superb six-inning game, allowing three hits and striking out eight in a victory over Benson on Tuesday.
Lane Stadther had two hits and drove in a run and Sawyer Tersteeg drove in two runs for the Warriors.
BOLD 410 100 — 6 6 0
Benson 000 000 — 9 3 1
HITTING – BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-3 r, Lane Stadther 2-3 rbi r, Trevor Nissen 0-2 rbi r, Sawyer Tersteeg 1-3 rbi-2, Austin Weis 1-1 rbi r, Tyler Rock 1-2 … Benson: Chad Schwarz 1-3, Brady McDonald 1-1 Aaron Ahrndt 1-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – BOLD: WP-Riley Kramer 6-3-0-0-3-8 … Benson: LP-Schwarz 6-6-6-2-8-1
St. Cloud Tech 7, Willmar 0
ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud Tech allowed the Willmar baseball team just two hits in a 7-0 victory on Tuesday at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
The Cardinals continue to struggle, opening the spring 0-6.
The Cards play Sartell-St. Stephen on Thursday at Taunton Stadium.
No other details about the game were available at press time.