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Legion Baseball: MACCRAY holds off Granite; BOLD blanks BL-Hector, 1-0

GRANITE FALLS -- MACCRAY held off Granite Falls' late rally by adding an insurance run in the sixth inning en route to an 8-6 victory in American Legion baseball on Monday.

MACCRAY (1-0) held a 7-0 lead in the fifth, but Granite Falls (0-1) scored six runs in the bottom of the frame with Braden Lee, Andrew Walters and Tyler Flattum driving in one run each.

Jordan Smith pitched two hitless innings and recorded two strikeouts for the save.

Caleb Hanson had two hits and an RBI to lead MACCRAY.

MACCRAY 8, Granite Falls 6

MACCRAY 212 111 0 -- 8 9 4

Granite Falls 000 060 0 -- 6 6 5

HITTING - MACCRAY: Brandon Madsen 2-for-2, rbi; Tyler Dammann 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Smith 1-for-3; Ben Ruter 1-for-3, rbi; Caleb Hanson 2-for-4, rbi; Tyler Wrede 1-for-3, rbi; Shawn Condon 1-for-3 ... Granite Falls: Taylor Tollefson 1-for-3; Braden Lee 1-for-4, rbi; Andrew Walters 1-for-3, rbi; Tyler Flattum 1-for-4, rbi; Steve Kvam 1-for-3, 2b; Tom Rude 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Ben Ruter (W) 4Xc-6-6-2-4; Kelly Siverhus Zc-0-0-0-1-0; Jordan Smith (S) 2-0-0-0-0-2 ... Granite Falls: Taylor Tollefson 5-8-7-5-2-1; Tyler Flatum 2-1-1-0-2-2

Morris 2, Chokio 1

Matt Wohlers hit a two-run double in the fourth inning to give Morris (1-0) a 2-1 lead.

Dustin Sauter earned the win, pitching five innings. He gave up one run on six hits. Nate Gades threw the last two innings for the save.

Chokio 010 000 0 -- 1 7 3

Morris 000 200 x -- 2 9 3

HITTING - Chokio: Nate Gibson 2-for-3 ... Morris: Josh Griffith 3-for-3; Matt Wohlers 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Siegel 1-for-3; Dustin Sauter 1-for-2; Darrick Henrich 1-for-3; Danton Hein 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Chokio: Tanner Gramm (L) 6-9-2-2-1-3 ... Morris: Dustin Sauter (W) 5-6-1-1-0-1, Nate Gades (S) 2-1-0-0-0-2

Paynesville 8, Sauk Centre 3

Shane Kampsen hit a two-run triple and Keegan Meagher had an RBI double in the third inning to give Paynesville (1-0) a 3-2 lead.

Paynesville took control with five runs in the fifth, highlighted by Jason Kampsen's two-run single.

Sauk Centre 110 001 0 -- 3 7 2

Paynesville 003 050 x -- 8 12 2

HITTING - Sauk Centre: Brian Dawson 2-for-4 ... Paynesville: Brett Savelkoul 2-for-4; Colin Spooner 3-for-3, 2 runs; Shane Kampsen 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3b, 2 rbi; Keegan Meagher 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Nathan Nietfeld 1-for-3, rbi; Casey Hess 1-for-1, rbi; Jason Kampsen 1-for-1, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Ethan Meyer (L) 6-12-8-8-0-1 ... Paynesville: Keegan Meagher (W) 7-7-3-3-3-5

Madison 9, Sacred Heart 5

Madison (1-0) pounded out three home runs in three innings. Bryce Hiepler hit a solo homer in the second, Scott Omland belted a two-run homer in the sixth and Tom Zupan clubbed a three-run homer in the seventh.

Dakota Freiborg had three hits, including two doubles, to lead Sacred Heart (0-1).

Madison 010 012 5 -- 9 6 0

Sacred Heart 000 121 1 -- 5 10 2

HITTING - Madison: Jared Weber 1-for-3; Zach Ronglien 1-for-4; Scott Omland 2-for-4, 2b, 2-run HR, 4 rbi; Bryce Hiepler 1-for-2, solo HR, rbi; Tom Zupan 1-for-2, 3-run HR, 3 rbi ... Sacred Heart: Phil Erickson 1-for-4; Adam Loe 1-for-2, rbi; Dakota Freiborg 3-for-4, 2 2b's; Mike Fischer 1-for-4; Drew Hultquist 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Steve Gens 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Madison: Bryce Hiepler 4-3-1-1-1-3, Baxter DuFrane (W) 3-7-3-3-1-3 ... Sacred Heart: Adam Loe 5-3-4-4-3-7, Phil Erickson (L) 2-3-5-4-3-2

BOLD 1, BL-Hector 0

Shawn Dollerschell's double in the third inning was the only score in a pitcher's duel for BOLD (1-0).

Dylan Gass of BOLD allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings. He struck out 11 and walked two.

Eric Schultz of BLH (0-1) gave up just four hits in the loss. He struck out six and walked three.

BLH 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2

BOLD 001 000 x -- 1 4 3

HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Eric Schultz 2-for-3 ... BOLD: Kyle Seehusen 1-for-3; Dylan Gass 1-for-2; Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Jon Caspers 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector: Eric Schultz 6-4-1-1-3-6 ... BOLD: Dylan Gass (W) 7-2-0-0-2-11

Redwood Valley 13, Montevideo 7

Mahlon Zimmermann hit a grand slam in the secondd inning and Luke Bohn added a two-run homer in the fourth to lead Redwood Falls (1-0).

Josh Anderson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for Montevideo (0-1) and Mitch Christianson added two hits and two RBI.

Montevideo 010 012 3 -- 7 13 0

Redwood Falls 240 403 x -- 13 9 1

HITTING - Montevideo: Eldon Evans 1-for-5, rbi; Cam Vien 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Troy Hendrickson 1-for-1, 2b; Grant Kaihoi 2-for-3, 2 runs; Josh Anderson 3-for-4, rbi, 2 runs; Tyler Grey 2-for-3; Andy Schultz 1-for-2, rbi; Mitch Christianson 2-for-4, 2 rbi ... Redwood Falls: Justin Theis 1-for-4; Zach Raddatz 2-for-3, 2 rbi, 3 runs; Mahlon Zimmermann 1-for-2, grand-slam HR, 4 rbi; Luke Bohn 2-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi, 3 runs; Brandon Haggert 1-for-2, rbi; Jordan Soupir 1-for-1; Tyler Sandgren 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: John Schmidt (L) 3Zc-7-10-10-5-1; Eldon Evans 2Xc-2-3-3-5-3 ... Redwood Falls: Brody Raymond (W) 5-5-2-2-2-4; Tyler Sandgren 2-8-5-5-1-0