Black Sox win Battle of the Towns
KERKHOVEN - Tri-Town methodically piled up runs to support three pitchers in a 9-1 victory over K-Town on Thursday.
David Kingery had three hits, including two doubles, drove in a run and scored twice. Kingery also got the start, working five innings and allowing an unearned run and striking out four.
Josh Kingery got the win, working the middle three innings and allowing just a hit and striking out four. Noah Cunningham worked a scoreless seventh inning.
Tri-Town's Jordan Schumacher had two hits, including a double, drove in a run and score two runs. Josh Kinzler had two hits and scored a run, Jaren Kaddatz singled in a run and Noah Cunningham had a hit and scored twice.
K-Town's Weston Gjerde and Dylan Rudningen both had two hits and Gjerde scored his team's lone run.
Tri-Town 9, K-Town 1
Tri-Town 110 311 2-9 10 1
K-Town 100 000 0-1 4 3
Hitting - Tri-Town: David Kingery 3-5 2b-2 rbi r-2, Jaren Kaddatz 1-4 rbi, Josh Kingery 1-4 rbi-2, Josh Kinzler 2-4 r, Noah Cunningham 1-4 r-2, Jordan Schultz 0-0 r-2, Jordan Schumacher 2-3 2b rbi r-2 ... K-Town: Weston Gjerde 2-3 r, Dylan Rudningen 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tri-Town: David Kingery 3-3-1-0-2-4, Josh Kingery (W) 3-1-0-0-0-4, Cunningham 1-0-0-0-1-0 ... K-Town: Weston Gjerde (L) 5-7-6-3-3-4, Noah Thorson 2-3-3-1-0-0
Litchfield 3, EVW 0
Litchfield's Afton Kaping spun a four-hit gem, shutting out Eden Valley-Watkins in a 3-0 win.
Litchfield scattered three runs in separate innings and both Afton and Ezra Kaping finished with doubles in the ball game. Owen Boerema led Litchfield with a pair of hits, including a double.
EVW 000 000 0-0 4 2
Litchfield 010 101 x-3 7 0
Hitting - Eden Valley-Watkins: Carson Geislinger 1-3, Andrew Bautsch 2-2, Grant Johnson 1-2 ... Litchfield: Tyler Sangren 1-2 rbi, Afton Kaping 1-4 2b, Ezra Kaping 1-3 2b, Alex Gruenke 0-0 r, Joe Pennertz 0-2 r, Andrew Loch 1-3, Josh Johnson 1-1 2b r, Owen Boerema 2-3 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Geislinger (L) 2-2-1-1-1-3-1, Mitch Vtecht 4-5-2-1-2-0 ... Litchfield: A Kaping (W) 7-4-0-0-2-4
Madison 11, Canby 1
Caden Bjornjeld and Korbin Kells drove in a combined seven runs as Madison cruised Canby Thursday night.
Braiden Kittelson tossed all six innings, allowing just two Canby hits for the win.
Madison will take next week off and play a doubleheader against Minneota in Madison July 9.
Canby 100 000-1 2 3
Madison 201 062-11 8 1
Hitting - Canby: Hunter Cleveland 1-2 rbi ... Madison: Payton Mortenson 1-2, Braiden Kittelson 2-4, Evan Benson 2-3 rbi, Korbin Kells 1-1 2b rbi-3, Caden Bjornjeld 1-4 2b rbi-4, Isaac Gerdes 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Canby: Nolan Harding (L) 2-4-3-2-2-1, Bryce Hanson 2-1-2-1-4-0, Kayden Ryerson 2-3-6-5-3-0 ... Madison: Kittelson (W) 6-2-1-1-2-6
Granite Falls 3, Montevideo 1
Granite Falls scored three runs in the fifth inning to top Montevideo in a quick, well-pitched game Thursday night.
Montevideo took the early 1-0 lead but Granite Falls logged three of their four hits in the fifth inning for the win. Nick Lindstrom drove in two of those runs.
Blaine Sederstrom led Montevideo with a pair of hits and a run scored.
Both teams will play this weekend in Montevideo's tournament, also featuring Benson and New London-Spicer, in addition to Dakota Valley from Sioux City, South Dakota, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Osakis and Walker-Nevis. The tournament gets going at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Granite Falls 000 030 0-3 4 1
Montevideo 100 000 0-1 3 2
Hitting - Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 1-4, Bennett Knapper 1-3 rbi, Asa Ulferts 1-2, Nick Lindstrom 1-3 rbi-2 ... Montevideo: Blaine Sederstrom 2-3 r, Noah Buseman 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Brandon Schmidt (W) 6-3-1-0-2-4, Odegard (Sv) 1-0-0-0-0-2 ... Montevideo: Jackson Snell (L) 5-4-3-3-2-6, John VanRavenswaay 2-0-0-0-1-5
Willmar 8, Eau Claire 2
Matt Ornelas was unhittable in his five inning start for the Stingers Thursday night and Willmar provided the offensive support in an 8-2 victory to snap a losing skid.
Eli Wilson was the offensive catalyst with a pair of hits, including a home run, with two RBIs and three runs scored.
The Stingers play a second game at Eau Claire at 7:05 p.m. Friday, then play a home-and-home series with St. Cloud. Willmar plays at St. Cloud at 6:05 p.m. Saturday and the Stingers play host to the Rox at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Willmar 100 310 111-8 7 4
Eau Claire 000 001 010-2 3 3
Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Ricca 0-5 rbi, John Trousdale 0-5 rbi r, Tyler Reichenborn 2-3 rbi r, Nic Hernandez 1-4 2b rbi, Eli Wilson 2-3 hr rbi-2 r-3, Eric Yang 1-3 r, Davis Elliot 1-3 r-2, Jaxon Hallmark 0-2 rbi-2 ... Eau Claire: A Pratt 2-4 2b r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Matt Ornelas (W) 5-1-0-0-5-3, Ben Mora 2-1-1-01-3, Bryant Claunch 2-1-1-0-0-2 ... Eau Claire: Justin Revels 3.2-3-4-2-4-4, Manny Castellano 3.1-1-2-2-5-2, Tyler Strzelczyk 2-3-2-1-2-0
Raymond 23, Clinton 4
Tyler Steen hit two home runs, two doubles and drove in six runs in the Rockets' non-league win on Wednesday.
Joe Schlagel and Calvin Kosminskas also hit home runs, Mike Jeseritz had three hits and three RBIs and Justin Koenen had three hits and drove in two.
Clinton 102 010 0-4 7 8
Raymond 281 0(12)0 x-23 16 1
Hitting - Clinton: Sam Adelman 3-4 rbi-3, Lucas Adelman 2-2 hr ... Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 3-5 2b rbi-3, Justin Koenen 3-4 2b rbi-2, Tyler Steen 4-5 hr-2 2b-2 rbi-6, Jordan Smith 2-5 2b rbi-2, Joe Schlagel 1-4 hr sf rbi-3, Cal Kosminkas 1-5 hr rbi, Eric Hulterstrum 2-5 2b-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Clinton: Jordan Bauer (L) 1.2-9-9-9-0-2, L. Adelman 4.1-7-14-3-4-3 ... Raymond: Herman Solomon (W) 6-7-4-2-1-6, Brett Swanson 1-0-0-0-2-0
Statistics for Lac qui Parle Valley pitcher and second baseman Haley Wollschlager in the Tribune All-Area Softball Team, printed in Wednesday's Tribune, were incomplete. Wollschlager posted a 2.22 ERA and struck out 179 batters in 104 innings, which meant she struck out 57.3 percent of the batters she faced. She tossed seven shutouts and walked just 26 batters for the Eagles. At the plate, Wollschlager hit .420 on 38 hits, including nine doubles, four triples and a home run. She scored 38 times and stole 23 bases.