Alexandria edges Willmar at CLC matchup
WILLMAR - A three-run fifth helped Alexandria hold off Willmar 6-4 on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Alexandria's Blake Hoelscher had three hits, including a triple and a double, and he drove in three runs.
Willmar Andy Schultz was 3-for-4 and Jon Broman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Drey Dirksen was 2-for-3 and scored a run and Brady Bauman pitched well in relief, allowing just a hit and striking out two in two innings.
Willmar plays at Sauk Rapids at 6 p.m. today.
Alexandria 6, Willmar 4
Alexandria 300 030 0-6 9 2
Willmar 200 110 0-4 8 1
Hitting - Alexandria: Blake Hoelscher 3-4 2b 3b rbi-3 r ... Willmar: Caleb Ditmarson 0-3 r, Jack Baumgart 0-4 rbi, Andy Schultz 3-4 r, Drey Dirksen 2-3 r, Jon Broman 2-4 rbi-2, Zak Madsen 0-3 rbi, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Alexandria: Hoelscher 3-5-2-2-2-3, Riley Nelson (W) 1-0-1-1-2-0, Jason Tikkanen (Sv) 3-3-1-0-0-2 ... Willmar: Jayden Dierenfeld (L) 5-8-6-6-3-0, Brady Bauman 2-1-0-0-0-2
KMS 7, MACCRAY 2
Dylan Rudningen and Josh Peterson both had two hits and drove in two runs as KMS defeated MACCRAY on Thursday in Raymond.
Ryan Torkelson started for the Eagles and pitched no-hit ball for five innings, striking out five.
KMS' Weston Gjerde was 3-for-4 with an RBI and he scored twice.
MACCRAY's Rhys Schwitters and Isaac Strommer both had RBIs and Brooks Asche had the Wolverines' lone hit and scored a run.
KMS 040 300 0-7 9 0
MACCRAY 000 000 2-2 1 4
Hitting - KMS: Weston Gjerde 3-4 rbi r-2, Dylan Rudningen 2-2 rbi-2 r-2, Josh Peterson 2-4 rbi-2, Ryan Torkelson 1-4, Ethan Hauge 1-3 r-2 ... MACCRAY: Rhys Schwitters 0-2 rbi, Isaac Strommer 0-1 rbi, Brooks Asche 1-3 r, Eli Aker 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Ryan Torkelson (W) 5-0-0-0-1-5, Levi Sweere 1.2-1-2-2-4-3, Noah Thorson 0.1-0-0-0-1-1 ... MACCRAY: Eli Aker (L) 3.1-7-7-2-2-1, Brooks Asche 3.2-2-0-0-2-3
D-B 10, Lakeview 0
Austin Schmitt fired a no-hitter and had a three RBI game to power Dawson-Boyd past Lakeview.
Tyler Franzky swatted a home run and also finished with three RBIs while Brendan Nelson added a pair of hits to help the Blackjacks.
Lakeview 000 00-0 0 1
Dawson-Boyd 260 2x-10 9 2
Hitting - Lakeview: No hits ... Dawson-Boyd: Alex Swenson 1-2 r-2, Austin Schmitt 1-2 3b rbi-3 r-2, Nick Thompson 1-2 rbi r-2, Tyler Franzky 1-1 hr rbi-3 r-2, Brendan Nelson 2-3 rbi-2, Carter Anderson 1-2, Presten Gruwell 0-3 r, Keaton Schuelke 2-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Imes (L) 1.1-5-8-7-3-0, Dopp 2.2-4-2-2-0-2 ... Dawson-Boyd: Schmitt (W) 5-0-0-0-3-7
BOLD 11, Benson 1
BOLD's Matt Moorse kept his season's WHIP to miniscule levels thanks to a one-hit, two walk performance on the mound against Benson Thursday.
Moorse allowed just one run on one hit from the bump as his Warrior offense contributed heavily to the cause. The Warriors scored seven runs in the second inning thanks to stat-stuffing days from Luke Ryan and Jordan Sagedahl.
Benson 000 10-1 1 2
BOLD 170 21-11 13 0
Hitting - Benson: Dan Lenarz 0-1 sb r, Matt Ebnet 1-2 ... BOLD: Luke Ryan 2-4 2b sb rbi r-2, Jordan Sagedahl 2-3 2b sb rbi-2 r-2, James Woelfel 2-3 rbi-3 r, Jack Peppel 1-3, Hayden Tersteeg 1-2 sb rbi r-2, Riley Weis 1-2 2b rbi-2, Cade Morse 1-1 r, Kyle Kostohryz 1-1 rbi r, Andrew Sheehan 0-1 r, Mat Moorse 2-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Hunter Mondor (L) 4-11-10-10-4-4, Matt Lenarz 0.1-2-1-1-0-1... BOLD: Moorse (W) 5-1-1-1-2-4
RCW 10, CMCS 3
RCW put up three crooked innings to cruise past CMCS in Prinsburg Thursday.
Trent Kjersten earned the win from the bump, tossing five innings with six strikeouts. The Jaguar lineup provided plenty of support, though, starting with Jacob Grund who went 3-for-3 with three stolen bases and a pair of runs scored.
Tony and Tyler Froland combined to go 4-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored.
CMCS play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Prinsburg.
RCW 402 004 0-10 10 1
CMCS 200 100 0-3 3 4
Hitting - RCW: Jacob Grund 3-3 sb-3 r-2, Jack Howard 2-5 sb r-2, Tony Froland 2-3 rbi-2 r-3, Spencer Wohlman 0-2 rbi r-2, Justin Schrupp 1-2 rbi r, Tyler Froland 2-3 2b sb-2 rbi-3 ... CMCS: Jay Marcus 1-2 r, Micah VanderBeek 1-4, Mason Dehmlow 1-2 rbi, Mason Beekman 0-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Trent Kjersten (W) 5-3-3-2-6-6, Jack Howard 2-0-0-0-1-3 ... CMCS: Micah VanderBeek (L) 4.1-6-6-4-3-4, Simon Van Dyken 1.2-3-4-4-2-3, Tucker Dehmlow 1-1-0-0-0-1
Maple Lake 8, BBE 0
Maple Lake's Ben Reiley tossed a no-hitter in an 8-0 win against BBE.
He helped his own cause with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with a triple, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored. He also struck out six Jaguar batters.
ML 401 111-8 11 3
BBE 000 000-0 0 3
Hitting - Maple Lake: Ben Reiley 2-3 3b rbi-3 r-2 ... BBE: None
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Maple Lake: Reiley (W) 6-0-0-0-0-6 ... BBE: Dylan Meyer (L) 3-5-5-0-2-0, Eli Bucholz 3-6-3-3-0-2
Maple Lake 8, BBE 5
Brock Goelz doubled twice and drove in two runs and Mitch Hoistad pitched three-hit ball over the final four innings to get the win as Maple Lake won the first game of a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader on Thursday.
BBE's Adam Jaeger had two hits and score twice and Ryan Illies doubled and drove in two runs.
BBE 230 000-5 7 4
Maple Lake 412 01x-8 9 2
Hitting - BBE: Adam Jaeger 2-3 r-2, Ryan Illies 1-4 2b rbi-2 r, Jackson Peter 1-2 rbi, Thaniel Cebulla 1-2, Cody Lewis 1-2, Ashton Dingmann 1-3 r ... Maple Lake: Ben Clapp 2-3 rbi r, Brock Goelz 2-3 2b-2 rbi-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Cebulla (L) 5-9-8-4-1-2 ... Maple Lake: Nate Hogan 2-4-5-1-3-1, Mitch Hoistad (W) 4-3-0-0-0-1
LQPV 4, YME 0
Evan Benson hit a moonshot in the first inning and that proved to be enough as he tossed a three-hit shutout from the mound.
Wyatt Halvorson added a solo home run in the third inning to double the lead
Host KMS tomorrow 5
YME 000 000 0-0 3 3
LQPV 101 101 x-4 5 1
Hitting - Yellow Medicine East: Ethan Peterson 1-3 3b, Tate Schulte 1-1, Ayden Friese 1-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Payton Mortenson 2-3 2b, Evan Benson 1-3 hr rbi r, Brett Baldwin 1-3, Wyatt Halvorson 1-2 hr
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Yellow Medicine East: Bennett Knapper (L) 6-5-4-2-2-3 ... LQPV: Evan Benson (W) 7-3-0-0-2-5
Minnewaska 7, ACGC 4
A five-run fifth powered Minnewaska to a win and a sweep of ACGC on Thursday.
Minnewaska's Colin Weidauer was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and Sean Kelling had a hit and drove in a pair of runs. Kelling also worked a complete game to get the win.
ACGC's Kobe Holtz and Noah Cunningham both had hits and RBIs.
ACGC 300 010-4 6 1
Minnewaska 101 05x-7 7 3
Hitting - ACGC: David Kingery 1-3, Jaren Kaddatz 0-1 rbi r, Kobe Holtz 1-3 rbi r, Josh Kingery 1-3, Noah Cunningham 1-3 rbi, Elijah Albrecht 1-3, Jordan Schumacher 1-2 r ... Minnewaska: Ryan Christenson 1-2 r-2, Matthew Gruber 1-2 r-2, Colin Weidauer 2-3 rbi-3 r, Sean Kelling 1-2 rbi-2 r, Ryan Amundson 1-2 r, Clay Blair 1-3 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Josh Kingery (L) 4-3-4-2-6-8, Jordan Schultz 1-4-3-3-0-0 ... Minnewaska: Kelling (W) 6-6-4-2-1-5
Minnewaska 10, ACGC 4
The fifth inning was the turning point in both Minnewaska wins over ACGC on Thursday, with the Lakers scoring six in that inning to win the first game of a West Central Conference doubleheader on Thursday.
The Lakers also took full advantage of four ACGC errors, scoring six unearned runs.
Minnewaska's Clay Blair had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs, and Matthew Gruber had a hit and also drove in two runs.
ACGC's David Kingery and Jordan Schultz both had doubles and drove in runs.
Minnewaska 003 601-10 5 0
ACGC 010 300-4 5 4
Hitting - Minnewaska: Connor Westberg 1-3 2b r-2, Ryan Christenson 0-2 rbi r-2, Matthew Gruber 1-3 rbi-2 r, Colin Weidauer 1-4 2b rbi, Clay Blair 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2 ... ACGC: David Kingery 1-4 2b rbi, J Kingery 1-1 r, Josh Kinzler 1-3 r, Noah Cunningham 1-2 2b r, Jordan Schultz 1-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Christenson (W) 3.1-2-4-3-4-3, Luke Barkheim 2.2-3-0-0-1-4 ... ACGC: Kobe Holtz (L) 3.1-1-5-3-3-7, Jaren Kaddatz 2.2-4-5-1-2-1
Paynesville 3, EVW 2
Paynesville moved to 11-1 despite only recording one hit in a 3-2 win over Eden Valley-Watkins.
The Bulldogs took advantage of three walks and three hit batsmen and Sam Oehrlein knocked in Matthew Leiser on a double in the fifth inning to take the lead for good.
Sam Hopfer was clinical on the mound for the Bulldogs, only running into trouble in a two-run third inning. He struck out five in the win.
EVW 002 000-2 3 3
Paynesville 010 110-3 1 0
Hitting - Eden Valley-Watkins: Carson Geislinger 1-3, Brad Dockendorf 1-2 2b rbi ... Paynesville: Sam Oehrlein 1-3 2b rbi, Matthew Leiser 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Geislinger (L) 6-1-3-3-3-3 ... Paynesville: Sam Hopfer (W) 6-3-2-2-0-5
Paynesville 9, EVW 1
Zach Osendorf smacked a three-run home run as part of five-run third inning as Paynesville rolled to victory.
Grant Ludwig added a pair of hits to complement his pitcher, Spencer Imholte, who struck out eight in his one-run performance from the mound.
Paynesville 115 110-9 6 2
EVW 010 000-1 4 3
Hitting - Paynesville: Grant Ludwig 2-2 rbi-2, Zach Osendorf 1-2 hr rbi-3 r, Luke Johnson 1-2, Levi Bast 1-2, Ryan Wistad 1-1 2b rbi ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Luke Jansen 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Spencer Imholte (W) 6-4-1-1-1-8 ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Luke Jansen (L) 5-5-9-6-5-0, name not available 1-1-0-0-0-0
Litchfield 8, Annandale 7
Ezra Kaping had two hits and drove in three runs and Afton Kaping also had two hits and drove in a pair as Litchfield split a doubleheader with Annandale on Friday.
Afton Kaping also got the final two outs to earn a save. Carter Block got the win.
The Dragons play a makeup game at Norwood Young America at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Annandale 401 002-7 8 5
Litchfield 013 04x-8 8 0
Hitting - Annandale: AJ Hinz 2-3 2b, Cuyler Helwig 2-3 2b rbi-2, Jordan Picka 2-3 hr-2 rbi-5 r-2 ... Litchfield: Andrew Loch 1-1, Owen Boerema 1-3, John Kiehn 1-3 r-2, Max Tibbits 1-3 2b rbi r-2, Afton Kaping 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2, Ezra Kaping 2-3 2b rbi-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Annandale: Helwig (L) 5-8-8-4-1-1 ... Litchfield: Carter Block (W) 5.1-8-7-7-2-2, A. Kaping (Sv) 0.2-0-0-0-0-0
Annandale 3, Litchfield 2
Annandale's Brandon Bostrom singled in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday.
Litchfield was no-hit into the fifth inning but scored twice in the top of the seventh to tie the game.
Litchfield's Owen Boerema and John Kiehn both had hits and drove in runs.
Litchfield 000 002-2 3 2
Annandale 200 001-3 4 1
Hitting - Litchfield: Owen Boerema 1-1 2b rbi r bb-2, John Kiehn 1-3 2b rbi, Riley DeWolf 1-2 ... Annandale: AJ Hinz 1-3 rbi, Brandon Bostrom 1-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Andrew Loch (L) 5.1-4-3-1-5-4 ... Annandale: Peyton Fobbe (W) 6-3-2-0-3-2