Willmar, KMS open with wins
ELROSA - BBE took an early lead in their home BBE Invite Friday night against Willmar but the Cardinals quickly made that lead disappear.
Willmar rebounded from the 1-0 deficit to take an 11-1 win in the opening night of the wood bat tournament held in Elrosa. The Cardinals racked up 13 hits, including four doubles, on the way to their sixth win of the season.
Caleb Owens led from the top of the lineup with a pair of hits and RBIs. He was joined by Jon broma, Drey Dirksen and Caleb Ditmarson, who each had two-hit games.
On the mound, Ditmarson settled in after a rocky first inning. He tossed three scoreless innings after the opening inning to take the win. Zak Madsen pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth inning with three strikeouts and Dirksen added a scoreless seventh with two strikeouts.
Ryan Illies scored BBE's only run in the bottom of the first inning thanks to an RBI double by Jackson Peter. Thaniel Cebulla took the loss from the mound but finished with a two-hit game for the Jaguars.
BBE will get the chance to take on Browerville Saturday while Willmar will take on KMS.
Willmar 11, BBE 1
Willmar 020 500 4-11 13 2
BBE 100 000 0-1 6 4
Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Owens 2-2 sb-2 rbi-2 r, Blake VanDenEinde 1-2 rbi, Jon Broman 2-4 sb r, Brady Bauman 1-1 rbi, Jack Baumgart 1-5 2b rbi, Kaden Kessler-Gross 1-1 2b r, Drey Dirksen 2-4 2b r, Caleb Ditmarson 2-3 rbi-2 r-2, Zak Madsen 0-2 r-2, Ashton Gregory 0-0 r, Wade Fischer 0-1 r, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-2 rbi r ... BBE: Ryan Illies 1-2 r, Jackson Peter 1-3 2b rbi, Thaniel Cebulla 2-3, Abe Peter 1-4, Ben Schumann 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Caleb Ditmarson (W) 4-5-1-1-3-3, Zak Madsen 2-1-0-0-0-3, Drey Dirksen 1-0-0-0-1-2 ... BBE: Cebulla (L) 2-3-2-2-2-0, Jackson Peter 4-8-9-4-4-1, Eli Buchholz 1-2-0-0-0-1
KMS 12, Browerville 0
Dylan Rudningen tossed a no-hitter as KMS provided plenty of offense in the opening game of the BBE Invite.
Rudningen struck out 12 batters and came just four walks shy of a perfect game.
Ryan Torkelson led the charge offensively, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Rudningen and Weston Gjerde each scored three times and Caleb Collins finished the day with a 2-for-3 performance that included two RBIs and two runs.
KMS 303 42-12 8 0
Browerville 000 00-0 0 2
Hitting - KMS: Weston Gjerde 1-2 r-3, Dylan Rudningen 1-1 r-3, Caleb Collins 2-3 rbi-2 r-2, Ryan Torkelson 3-3 rbi-4 r, Regan Carlson 1-4 rbi-2 r, Isaac Call 0-2 r, Ethan Hauge 0-0 r ... Browerville: No hits
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Dylan Rudningen (W) 5-0-0-0-4-12 ... Browerville: Nate Petermeier (L) 3-4-6-4-1-1, Ian Gould 2-4-6-5-0-1