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Area Baseball: Lotthammer fires no-hitter in Rockets' win

RAYMOND - Raymond's Alex Lotthammer fired a no-hitter, striking out 14, in Raymond's 7-0 win over Bird Island on Sunday.

Lotthammer faced 30 Bullfrogs, walking three. He threw 127 pitches and the Rockets didn't commit an errors in his gem.

Raymond's six-run third inning provided more than enough support for Lotthamer. The Rockets' Jordan Smith was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in, Tyler Steen doubled and plated two runners and Joe Schlagel, John Sawatzky and Brett Swanson, who had two hits, all drove in runs.

Raymond 7,

Bird Island 0

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Hitting - Bird Island: Shawn Dollerschell 0-1 bb-2 ... Raymond: Justin Koenen 0-3 r-2, Tyler Steen 1-4 2b rbi-2 r, Jordan Smith 3-3 rbi-2 r, Joe Schlagel 1-3 rbi r, John Sawatzky 1-4 rbi, Jose Rosario 0-3 r, Brett Swanson 2-3 rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Luke Kramer (L) 2.2-6-6-0-2-2, Eric Gass 2.1-2-1-1-0-2, Logan Sandgren 3-0-0-0-2-2 ... Raymond: Alex Lotthammer (W) 9-0-0-0-3-14

Cold Spring 3, Raymond 0

Cold Spring's Joey Stock allowed just one hit in a seven-inning win over Raymond on Sunday in Raymonds.

Raymond's Jose Rosario had the Rockets' lone hit.

The Rockets play at Starbuck at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, then play host to Morris on Friday.

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Hitting - Cold Spring: Eric Loxterkamp 2-3, Garrett Fuchs 2-4 ... Raymond: Jose Rosario 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Visitor: Joey Stock (W) 7-1-0-0-3-5 ... Raymond: Cole Christianson (L) 6-7-3-2-6-3, Rosario 1-1-0-0-0-1

Cold Spring 4,

Bird Island 1

Cold Spring's Justin Thompson allowed a run on six hits and struck out eight as the Springers down the Bullfrogs in a seven-inning non-league game in Raymond on Sunday.

Bird Island's Trent Athmann and Ben Steffel both had two hits and Eric Gass had a hit and scored his team's lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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Hitting - Cold Spring: Joe Dempsey 2-3 2b rbi r-2, Joe Penick 1-2 2b ... Bird Island: Trent Athmann 2-3, Ben Steffel 2-4, Riley Kramer 1-3, Eric Gass 1-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Cold Spring: Justin Thompson (W) 7-6-1-1-2-8 ... Bird Island: Logan Nissen (L) 5-6-4-3-4-4, Eric Gass 2-0-0-0-1-0

Willmar 5, Brookings 3

Josh Tinklenberg had two hits and drove in four of Willmar's runs in a win over Brookings on Saturday in Willmar.

The Rails' Matt Flaig worked all seven innings to get he win. Flaig worked around nine hits and five walks to limit Brookings to two earned runs and he struck out nine.

Willmar's Garret Kooistra and Brayden Sunder both had two hits.

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Hitting - Brookings: Jeff Fish 3-4, Todd Standish 2-4 2b rbi ... Willmar: Sam Vreeman 1-4 r, Gunnar Banks 0-4 r, Garret Kooistra 2-3 2b r, Brayden Sunder 2-3 rbi r-2, Josh Tinklenberg 2-3 rbi-4

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Brookings: Curt Anderson (L) 5-7-5-4-3-6, Tanner Swets 1-0-0-0-0-2 ... Willmar: Matt Flaig (W) 7-9-3-2-5-9

Starbuck 8, Chokio 0

Austin Versteeg pitched a four-hitter and also had two hits and scored a run in the Stars' win over Chokio on Saturday.

Matt Gruber drove in two runs and Michael Gruber and Mike Andreas both had two hits, drove in a run and scored twice.

Versteeg didn't issue a walk and struck out 13.

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Hitting - Starbuck: Michael Gruber 1-3 rbi r-2, Mike Andreas 2-4 rbi r-2, Austin Versteeg 2-4 2b r, Andrew Toop 1-5 r, Jackson Hendrickson 1-3, Matt Gruber 1-5 rbi-2 r, Ryan Amundson 0-3 r ... Chokio: Four with 1 hit

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Austin Versteeg 9-4-0-0-0-13 ... Chokio: Eric Schwagel (L) 6-5-6-3-3-4, Jordan Leuthart 3-3-2-2-2-3

NL-Spicer 10,

NL-Sunburg 1

Scott Rambow homered and drove in three runs and Mike Danielson had three hits and drove in two runs as New London-Spicer wrapped up a County Line League win over Norway Lake-Sunburg at Green Lake Diamonds.

Adam Nibaur worked a complete game, allowing seven hits and striking out nine to get the win.

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Hitting - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Weston Gjerde 2-4, Justin Johnson 1-4 r, James Cortez 2-2, Wayne Rudningen 1-2, Dylan Rudningen 1-3 ... New London-Spicer: John Perkins 2-3 rbi r-3, Austen Hadley 1-4 rbi, Mike Danielson 3-4 rbi-2 r, Scott Rambow 1-5 hr rbi-3 r, Wyatt White 2-4 r-2, Austin Rambow 2-5 2b-2, Josh Soine 1-5 rbi r, Dalton Rambow 1-3 rbi r, Andrew Bangen 2-3 rbi r, Derek Dolezal 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Ryan Torkelson (L) 2-4-4-4-2-2, Gjerde 3-8-5-5-2-0, Johnson 3-4-1-1-1-2 ... New London-Spicer: Adam Nibaur (W) 9-7-1-1-0-9

Litchfield 13,

Atwater 9

Kal Volinkaty homered, doubled and drove in three runs as Litchfield defeated the Chuckers on Saturday in Atwater.

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Atwater 102 600 0-9 9 3

Hitting - Litchfield: Carson Deal 3-6 3b rbi-2, Matt Spreiter 1-5 r-2, Luke Schultz 3-5 2b r-4, Brady Smith 2-5 rbi-3 r, Jake Jones 3-5 2b rbi-2 r-2, Toby Chellin 2-5 2b rbi r, Kal Volinkaty 3-5 hr 2b rbi-3 r-2, Gabe Lecher 2-4 r ... Atwater: Josh Cunningham 2-2 rbi-2 r-3, Jordan Olson 1-4 rbi, Justin Schroeder 1-4 rbi r, Zach Cunningham 0-3 rbi-2, Kobe Holtz 1-3 r, Cullen Hoffmann 1-2 rbi r, Hayden Rouser 2-3 r-2, Nate Ewert 1-2 rbi-2 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Stan Ridgeway (W) 6-9-9-7-1-1 ... Atwater: Olson 4.2-9-6-5-1-7, Jeremy Elkjer (L) 2-10-7-2-0-1

Legion Baseball

Litchfield 4, Watertown 0

Andrew Loch one-hit Watertown and he also had two hits and drove in two runs in Litchfield's victory on Saturday.

Loch walked just two and struck out seven. Dylan Schutz and Max Tibbits both had hits and drove in runs.

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Hitting - Watertown: Ansen Dulas 1-3 ... Litchfield: Max Tibbits 1-3 rbi r, Afton Kaping 1-3 r, Andrew Loch 2-3 2b rbi-2 r, Ezra Kaping 1-2, Dylan Schutz 1-3 rbi, Tyler Sangren 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Watertown: Dulas (L) 6-7-4-1-1-5 ... Litchfield: Loch (W) 7-1-0-0-2-7

W. St. Paul 10,

SH/M 0

West St. Paul won a Legion game over Sacred Heart/MACCRAY in five innings in Raymond.

Jack Howard and Gabe Henker had SH/M's two hits.

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Hitting - West St. Paul: Goblisch 2-3 2b rbi-3 r ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Jack Howard 1-2, Gabe Henker 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - West St. Paul: statistics not provided ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Eli Aaker (L) 2-4-4-4-3-0, Trent Kjersten 2.1-5-5-4-2-0, Jacob Grund 0-2.1-1-1-1-0

Morris 8, SH/M 4

Morris defeated Sacred Heart/MACCRAY in a Legion game in Morris.

SH/M's Jack Howard had two hits and Tony Froland drove in two runs. Eli Aaker doubled and drove in a run and Corbin Wohlman also had a hit and an RBI.

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Hitting - Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Jack Howard 2-4 r, Jacob Grund 0-2 r, Tony Froland 1-3 rbi-2, Spencer Wohlman 0-1 r, Eli Aaker 1-3 2b rbi r, Corbin Wohlman 1-1 rbi ... Morris: A Daugherty 1-2 2b rbi-3 r-2, C Vogel 2-4 3b rbi-2 r-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Spencer Wohlman 4-1-4-2-2-2, Riley Cronen (L) 2-4-4-3-1-1 ... Morris: J Johnson (W) 7-5-4-4-3-3

College Baseball

Mankato 7, Willmar 1

The MoonDogs took both games from the Stingers over the weekend, winning the second game on Sunday in a game called because of lightning in the eighth inning at Bill Taunton Stadium.

All Northwood League teams have Monday off. The Stingers resume their schedule at Bismarck on Tuesday.

Saturday's Result

Mankato 4, Willmar 3

The Stingers fell in 10 innings on Saturday in Mankato.

With the game tied in the bottom of the 10th, Mankato's Austin Bull led off with a walk and scored on Jake Shepski's double.

Willmar tied the game 3-3 in the top of the ninth on back-to-back doubles by Calvin Estrada and Jaxon Hallmark.

Estrada had two hits and Matt Malkin and Caleb Ricca both had hits and drove in runs.

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Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 1-4, Caleb Ricca 1-5 rbi, Richie Garcia 0-3 r, Matt Malkin 1-3 rbi, Calvin Estrada 2-4 r, Jaxon Hallmark 1-4 r, Keaunu Dizor 1-3 r ... Mankato: Jake Shepski 2-4 rbi r, Austin Bull 1-3 r-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Braden Scott 6-7-3-3-1-4, Ben Mora 3-0-0-0-1-2, Noah Fluman (L) 0-1-1-1-1-0 ... Mankato: Jarod Wright 6.2-5-2-2-2-4, Jack Zigan 0.1-0-0-0-0-0, Brandon Pfaadt 2-3-1-1-1-4, Jordan Jackson (W) 1-0-0-0-0-2

Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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