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Prep Baseball: Morris thumps ACGC in WCS slugfest, 13-9

GROVE CITY -- Dustin Sauter went 4-for-5, including two doubles, and drove in three runs as Morris outslugged Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 13-9 in a West Central South Conference baseball clash on Friday.

The Tigers (3-0, 3-0) scored 12 runs in the first three innings with only three hits. ACGC issued seven walks during that span.

Brooks Maurer, the losing pitcher for ACGC, went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Travis Frederiksen scored three runs and stroked three hits and Joel Slinden rapped a pair of doubles.

Nate Gades was touched for 11 hits over five innings, but earned the win. He gave up only two earned runs.

Morris 13, ACGC 9

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ACGC 014 002 2 -- 9 15 1

HITTING - Morris: Dustin Sauter 4-for-5, 2 2b, 3 runs, 3 rbi, Tyler Hansen 1-for-3, 2 runs; Chris Boettcher 1-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Nate Gades 1-for-4, rbi; Darrick Henrichs 1-for-3; Ryan Beyer 1-for-4; Mitch Carbert 1-for-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Travis Frederiksen 3-for-5, 2b, 3 runs, rbi; Joel Slinden 2-for-5, 2 2b, 2 runs; Jordan Tanner 2-for-4; Brooks Maurer 3-for-4, 2b 2 rbi; Tyler Henkelman 2-for-4, rbi; Mitch Tauer 1-for-2, rbi; Tyler Whitcomb 1-for-3; Kurtis Huisman 1-for-5, 2 runs

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Nate Gades (W) 5-11-5-2-2-3; Tyler Hansen 2-4-4-2-1-3 ... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Brooks Maurer (L) 0-1-4-4-3-0; Mitch Tauer 2Zc-5-8-8-4-1; Jordan Tanner 4Xc-4-1-1-1-8

Wright County

Orono 11, Litchfield 1

Jud McKown threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts for the five-inning win for Orono (2-1, 2-2).

Kurt Gartner drove in the lone run for Litchfield (0-2, 0-3) and David Yordi had a double.

Litchfield 000 01 -- 1 3 4

Orono 531 02 -- 11 9 1

HITTING - Litchfield: Shane Gutormson 1-for-2; David Yordi 1-for-1, 2b; Kurt Gartner 1-for-2, rbi ... Orono: Tom Fisk 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Brett Skoog 2-for-4; Rob Tunheim 1-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Brady Smith (L) 2-6-8-4-2-3; David Yordi 2Xc-3-3-1-3-2 ... Orono: Jud McKown (W) 5-3-1-1-0-7