VFW baseball: Willmar I blows out Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- The Willmar VFW I's offense cranked up early and overwhelmed Montevideo 16-4 in five innings on Tuesday.
Willmar's Evan VanDenEinde was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, and Cole Hagen had a double and drove in three runs. Bryce Broman also drove in two runs.
Adam Nibaur one-hit Montevideo and struck out three in three innings to earn the win.
Monte's Jeff Rohloff had two hits and Jordan Jensen singled in two runs.
Willmar I is 5-4 overall and had a bye in the first round of this weekend's Willmar VFW Invitational Tournament, which begins Friday. Willmar plays Madison in a non-tournament game at 6 p.m. Friday at Baker Field.
The invitational field also includes Willmar VFW II, Hutchinson, Paynesville, New London-Spicer, Litchfield and Esko.
Willmar I 16, Montevideo 4
Willmar I 244 06 -- 16 10 0
Montevideo 000 40 -- 4 5 6
HITTING - Willmar I: Tyler Stegeman 1-for-2 rbi, Zach Horman 1-for-2, Evan VanDenEinde 3-for-4 rbi-3, Tony McCleary 1-for- 3, Adam Nibaur 1-for-2 rbi, Cole Hagen 1-for-4 2b rbi-3, Bryce Broman 1-for-2 rbi-2, Austin Smith 1-for-4 2b rbi ... Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 2-for-3, Markus Kranz 1-for-1, Jordan Jensen 1-for-2 rbi-2, Tristan Weber 1-for-2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar I: Nibaur (W) 3-1-0-0-0-3, Jacob Robinson 2-4-4-3-3-4... Montevideo: Spencer Hildahl (L) 2-4-10-8-5-0, Kranz 1-2-3-*-8-2, Weber 2-4-3-*-0-0
Willmar VFW II 14,
Adam Herman and Malik Rivers both had two hits, including triples, and drove in two runs each in Willmar VFW II's first win of the summer at Dawson Tuesday night.
Herman scored three runs and Rivers two, and Mike Keith had Willmar II's other hit and drove in a run. Herman finished on the mound and struck out eight to earn the victory.
Christian Thoen and Yale Hofmann both had two hits and two RBIs for Dawson.
Willmar II opens the Willmar VFW Invitational Tournament playing New London-Spicer on Friday at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer.
Willmar II 202 433 0 -- 14 5 2
Dawson 130 610 1 -- 12 4 2
HITTING - Willmar II: Adam Herman 2-for-3 3b rbi-3 r-4, Malik Rivers 2-for-3 3b rbi-3 r-2, Mike Keith 1-for-4 rbi ... Dawson: Christian Thoen 2-for-2 rbi-2, Yale Hofmann 2-for-4 rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar II: Isaac Kobenia 3.1 IP, Herman (W) 3.2 IP 8 K ... Dawson: Dalton Palmer (L)