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Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake

BIG LAKE - Big Lake piled up 11 hits and kept Willmar bats guessing on the way to a 12-2 victory Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals only managed two hits in the ballgame while the Hornets were able to put up crooked numbers in all but the third inning.

Nick Harris led the Hornets with a 3-for-4 performance, tacking on three RBIs and three runs scored.

Willmar will play a doubleheader Tuesday against Fergus Falls.

Big Lake 12, Willmar 2

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Hitting - Willmar: Brayden Sunger 0-2 r, Drey Dirksen 1-1 rbi, Avery Smith 0-0 r, Zach Madsen 1-2 ... Big Lake: Tanner Teige 2-4 2b rbi r-3, Nick Harris 3-4 rbi-3 r-3, Chance Halligan 2-3 2b rbi-4

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Caleb Ditmarson (L) 2-6-7-7-1-1, Grant Bangen 2.2-5-5-0-0-4 ... Big Lake: Matthewi Chuba (W) 4-2-2-2-6-2, Nick Harris 1-0-0-0-0-0

MACCRAY 4, Pelican Rapids 1

MACCRAY's Eli Aker dazzled on Saturday, striking five out in seven innings of work. He allowed only two hits but Tyler Haarstick was able to tag him for a home run in the opening inning to prevent a shutout.

Colton Ammerman led the Wolverines with a 2-for-4 night, adding a double and a pair of RBIs before the end of the game.

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Hitting - MACCRAY: Colton Ammerman 2-4 2b rbi-2 r, Ben Henker 1-3, Braden Hoekstra 1-2 r-2 ... Pelican Rapids: Tyler Haarstick 1-3 hr rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Eli Aker (W) 7-2-1-1-1-5 ... Pelican Rapids: Matt Osborne (L) 6.2-4-4-1-3-7, Oakley Kress 0.1-0-0-0-0-0

Morris/CA 8, MACCRAY 3

Morris/Chokio-Alberta played strong defense all around and took advantage of their five hits to take down MACCRAY 8-3.

The Wolverines outhit the Tigers 6-5 but committed five errors in the loss.

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Hitting - MACCRAY: Colton Swart 1-4 r, Colton Ammermann 1-4 r, Dalton Struxness 1-4 rbi, Nic Pieper 1-2 rbi, Brett Harguth 1-2 rbi, Braden Hoekstra 1-2 ... Morris/CA: Chandler Vogel 1-2 rbi r, Toby sayles 0-3 r-2 rbi, Mitchell Dufault 1-2 rbi r, Denner Dougherty 1-3 rbi, Ryan Dietz 1-3 r, Jared Rohloff 0-2 r-2, Brenden Goulet 1-3 rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Thomas Kirking (L) 4-4-5-1-5-4, Riley Cronen 2-1-3-1-3-0 ... Morris/CA: Dierks (W) 2-5-3-3-1-3, Vogel 4-1-0-0-3-6, Sayles 1-0-0-0-1-2

Foley 5, Paynesville 0

Foley's Alex Foss was nearly unhittable Saturday as he struck out eight Paynesville batters and only allowed a pair of hits.

The Falcons scored all five of its runs in the first three innings and Foss was able to keep the Bulldogs at bay from start to finish.

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Hitting - Foley: Drew Beier 2-4, Grant Mumm 2-3... Paynesville: Zach Mackedanz 1-3, Garret Leusink 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Foley: Alex Foss (W) 7-2-0-0-0-8 ... Paynesville: Gavin Stanger (L) 4-7-4-1-1-1, Grant Fuchs 1-2-0-0-0-2 Gabrielson 1-1-0-0-0-2, Sam Oehrlein 1-0-0-0-0-2

Paynesville 4, Fridley 0

Austin Imholte spun a gem for Paynesville in a 4-0 win over Fridley who entered the game 7-1.

Imholte flirted with a no-hitter but allowed a single in the sixth inning.

The Bulldogs piled on four runs in the second inning to take the win.

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Hitting - Visitor: Andrew Burige 1-3 ... Paynesville: Sam Haines 1-3, Grant Fuchs 1-3, Leusink 1-3, Gabrielson 1-3 rbi, Sam Oehrlein 0-2 rbi, Zack Schroeder 0-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Fridley: Evan Shaw (L) 6-5-4-3-0-6 ... Home: Austin Imholte (W) 7-1-0-0-1-4

Prep Softball

ACGC 2, West Lutheran 1

Madison Denton's infield single and a West Lutheran throwing error allowed Rylie Wilner to score the winning run in the eighth inning on Saturday in Grove City.

Wilner lead off the eighth inning with a double.

Maree Lee accounted for the Falcons' other run with a solo home run in the fifth inning. ACGC's Taryn Reinke got the win, working all eight innings and striking out 11.

The Falcons, now 2-5, play host to Melrose in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Grove City.

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Hitting - West Lutheran: Miranda Walberg 2-4 rbi, Afton Zemke 1-3 r ... ACGC: Maree Lee 2-3 hr rbi r, Rylie Wilner 2-4 2b-2, Alex Hovey 1-4, Madison Denton 1-4, Shauna Wehking 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - West Lutheran: Zemke (L) 7-7-2-1-1-11 ... ACGC: Taryn Reinke (W) 8-5-1-1-5-11

College Baseball

St. Cloud Tech 3, Ridgewater 0

St. Cloud Tech kept Ridgewater's batters guessing in a 3-0 shutout on Sunday.

Noah Harried had a pair of hits for the Warriors but they were unable to scratch across a run.

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Hitting - St. Cloud Tech: not available ... Ridgewater: Braxton Smith 1-2, Kenneth Cruz 1-3, Archy Olson 1-2, Joseann Rios 1-3, John Carlos 1-3 2b, Noah Harried 2-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Cloud Tech: not available ... Ridgewater: Jorge Ramos (W) 7-7-3-1-4-5

St. Cloud Tech 7, Ridgewater 3

Ridgewater couldn't slow down St. Cloud Tech's power offense as they allowed a pair of homeruns on the way to a loss.

Braxton Smith finished the game 2-for-3 with a double and Diego Martiarina added a triple.

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Hitting - St. Cloud Tech: not available ... Ridgewater: Braxton Smith 2-3 2b, Archy Olson 1-3, Joseann Rios 1-3, Winston Lane 0-2 r, John Carlos 1-3 r, Diego Martiarina 1-3 3b rbi-2 r, Noah Harried 0-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Cloud Tech: not available ... Ridgewater: Albert Geno (L) 5.1-6-6-6-4-5, Daniel Villages 1.2-2-1-1-1-1

Ridgewater 7, Fergus Falls 3

Ridgewater's Noah Lantern and Colton Blain combined to allow three hits in a 7-3 victory over Fergus Falls.

Archy Olson and Joseann Rios each hit a homerun to lead the Warriors.

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Hitting - Ridgewater: Kenneth Cruz 1-4 2b rbi, Archy Olson 1-3 hr rbi r, Josh Tinklenburg 1-3 r, Joseann Rios 2-3 2b hr rbi r, Austin Green 0-2 r, John Carlos 1-4 r, Diego Martiarina 2-3 2b rbi r, Noah Harried 1-3 rbi r ... Fergus Falls: Boutain 1-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Noah Lantern (W) 5-1-3-2-4-4, Colton Blain 2-1-0-0-2-0 ... Fergus Falls: not available

Ridgewater 7, Fergus Falls 4

Ridgewater spread runs out throughout Saturday's game and kept Fergus Falls to only one scoring inning to take the win.

Fergus Falls scored all four of their runs in the second inning but the Warriors were able to compile nine hits on the way to the sweep.

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Hitting - Ridgewater: Braxton Smith 1-4 r, Cruz 1-1 2b r-2, Olson 0-1 rbi r, Tinklenburg 3-4 rbi-2 r, rios 2-2 rbi r, carlos 1-3, Martiarina 1-3 2b rbi-2 ... Fergus Falls: Bradsteen 2-4 rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Miguel Cirino 2-1-4-0-2-2, Zack Nelson 4.2-6-0-0-1-2, Blain .1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Fergus Falls: Anderson 6-8-5-5-4-3, name not available 1-1-2-2-4-0