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Smith powers MACCRAY past RCW

<b>Rand Middleton</b> Renville County West's Trent Novotny, right, leaps to avoid the tag and delivers an unintentional elbow to MACCRAY second baseman Dylan Aeikens, who took the throw from catcher Tyler Dammann to complete a double play following a strikeout to end the top of the third inning Wednesday in Section 3A baseball action in Montevideo.

MONTEVIDEO -- Jordan Smith went 4-for-4 and pitched a two-hitter to lead MACCRAY to a 14-2 win over Renville County West in the Section 3A baseball tournament Wednesday.

The victory places the Wolverines (19-2) in the winner's bracket final against Adrian, which beat Wabasso 5-1 in Milroy, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Granite Falls.

Smith doubled, tripled, scored three runs and drove in two. He pitched four innings, allowing two runs on two hits. He recorded seven strikeouts and one walk.

Dakota Frazier's RBI single in first gave the Jaguars (12-6) a 1-0 lead and Mitch Agre scored on a sacrifice fly to right in the second to tie the score at 2-2.

MACCRAY got two in the first on Jordan Smith's RBI triple followed by Tyler Wrede's single.

Smith doubled to lead off the third and came home on a Shaun Condon single. With the bases loaded and no out, Caleb Hanson pulled a liner down the right field line for a double to score all three runners and give MACCRAY a 6-2 lead.

The Wolverines piled on eight more runs in the fourth on four hits and four walks.

Condon went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs for MACCRAY.

Trent Novotny, who pitched the first two innings for RCW and took the loss, had the other Jaguar hit. RCW plays the winner of the Springfield-Murray County Central loser's bracket game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Granite Falls.


RCW 110 00 -- 2 2 1

MACCRAY 204 8x -- 14 13 2

HITTING - Renville County West: Trent Novonty 1-for-2; Dakota Freiborg 1-for-2, rbi ... MACCRAY: Brandon Madsen 1-for-4, rbi; Tyler Dammann 2-for-4, rbi; Jordan Smith 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Tyler Wrede 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 bb's, rbi; Jordan Ruter 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Shaun Condon 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Caleb Hanson 1-for-2, 2b, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Trent Novotny (L) 2-9-6-6-1-0; Ben Trochlil 1-3-5-5-2-1; Steve Jakel 0-1-3-3-2-0; Brian Harper 1-1-0-0-0-1 ... MACCRAY: Jordan Smith (W) 5-2-2-1-1-7