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Legion baseball roundup: Morris edges NLS

SPICER — Riley Biesterfeld hit a bases-clearing, three-run double and Noah Grove went the distance as Morris beat New London-Spicer 4-3 on Tuesday in the Division II, District 7 North playoffs.

Morris (9-5) scored its first run on a third-inning throwing error.

It would stay 1-0 until the fifth when Biesterfield doubled to the left-center gap with two outs to give Morris a 4-0 lead.

NLS (5-6) nearly came back, scoring two quick runs in the bottom of the seventh off Grove.

With two on and two out, Ryan Vraa doubled to deep left which appeared to drive in the third and fourth runs, but the ball wedged under the fence for a ground-rule double — and only one run scored.

Given new life, Grove struck the next batter out to end the game.

Bryce Jergenson was 2-for-4 with a double, and Grove had a hit and scored twice.

Winning pitcher Grove fanned 10 and allowed two earned runs.

No. 5-seed Morris next plays 6 p.m. Thursday at No. 1-seed Osakis.

No. 4-seed NLS will play No. 9-seed Wheaton on Thursday at Spicer.

Morris 4,

New London-Spicer 3

Morris (9-5)..............001 030 0 — 4 5 2

NLS (5-6)..................000 000 3 — 3 6 1

HITTING – Morris: Bryce Jergenson 2-4, 2b, Noah Grove 1-2, r-2, Brady Jergenson 1-2, Riley Biesterfeld 1-4, 2b, rbi-3 … NLS: Wyatt White 1-4, Ryan Vraa 2-3, rbi, 2b, Michael Arnold 1-3, Brett Olson 1-3, Josh Soine 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Morris: Grove (W) 7-6-3-2-3-10 … NLS: Jonny DeGeest (L) 7-5-4-3-5-9

BOLD 10,

Granite Falls 0

Lane Stadther and Trevor Nissen combined for seven RBIs and Logan Sandgren tossed four shutout innings as No. 1-seed BOLD blanked No. 9-seed Granite Falls in the Division II, District 7 South playoffs.

The Warriors (10-3) advance to play Fairfax at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Stadther and Nissen each had two-run singles in the Mudhens’ four-run second inning, and Nissen added another single for two more runs in a four-run fifth.

Sandgren also had two hits and two RBIs, and struck out six, and Ben Steffel was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Granite Falls..................000 00 — 0 5 4

BOLD (10-3)...............041 14 — 10 11 1

HITTING – GF: Derek Grund 1-3, Austin Vikander 2-3, Joe Sanerud 1-2, Fisher 1-1 … BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-4, Lane Stadther 2-4, 2b, rbi-3, Trevor Nissen 2-4, rbi-4, Riley Kramer 1-4, Logan Sandgren 2-4, rbi-2, Ben Steffel 2-3, rbi, Max Buchtel 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — GF: Vikander (L) 4.2-11-10-6-6-9 … BOLD: Sandgren (W) 4-4-0-0-2-6; Stadther 1-1-0-0-0-3

Madison 7, Minneota 1

Madison (11-2) led for the entire game and added insurance for starter Brandon Hill in the fifth by producing five runs behind six hits. Hill helped himself in the five-run frame by singling twice. On the mound, Hill went the first six innings, allowing three hits while striking out six to earn the win.

Garrett Olson and Daniel Baldwin had three hits each in Madison’s 12-hit attack. Both had run-producing at bats in the fifth with Baldwin delivering a two-run single. Cole Bungarden added an RBI double.

Madison, the No. 2 seed, now hosts No. 3 Montevideo on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the winner’s bracket semifinals.

Minneota.................000 100 0 — 1  3  1

Madison..................110 050 x — 7 12 0

HITTING – Minneota: Alec Engler 1-2, Justin Van Keulen 2-3 2b … Madison: Austin Haas 1-3, Brandon Hill 2-4 rbi, Dylan Lillejord 1-3, Garrett Olson 3-4 2b-2 rbi-2, Cole Bungarden 1-2 2b rbi, Daniel Baldwin 3-3 2b rbi-2, Ty Kanstrup 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Minneota: Engler (L) 2-2-2-1-0-2, Jordan Beck 4-10-5-3-2-3 … Madison: Hill (W) 6-3-1-1-2-6, Baldwin 1-0-0-0-0-1

Montevideo 14, SH/MACCRAY 1

A pair of six-run frames allowed Montevideo (9-7), the No. 3 seed, to move into winner’s bracket semifinals where it will play at No. 2 Madison Thursday at 7 p.m.

Winning pitcher Jordan Thompson helped his own cause at the plate by supplying an RBI triple in the second and a two-run double in the fourth. On the hill Thompson scattered six hits and four strikeouts in five complete innings of work.

Zac Enevoldsen scored three times and added three hits to drive in two runs. Austin Hiepler capped the scoring with a two-run triple in the fourth.

The No. 6 Scarlets, who host No. 7 Minneota on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart in an elimination game, scored their lone run in the fourth when Jack Dykema came home on Ransom Dykema’s groundout to short.

SH/MACCRAY..............000 10 —  1  6 2

Montevideo.................260 6x — 14 9 2

HITTING – SHM: Jacob Aviles 1-3, Dylan Abraham 1-2, Tyler Moffenbier 1-1, Jack Dykema 1-2 run, Derick Sommers 1-2, Mason Schmitz 1-2 … Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 1-3 run, Zac Enevoldsen 3-3 2b runs-3 rbi-2, Austin Hiepler 1-2 3b rbi-3, Markus Kranz 1-3 runs-2, Ricky Schmitz 1-1 runs-2 rbi-2, Jordan Thompson 2-3 2b 3b rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — SHM: Moffenbier (L) 1.2-4-8-5-5-3, Aviles 2.1-5-6-6-5-4 … Montevideo: Thompson (W) 5-6-1-1-1-4

Late Monday

Minneota 2, Hector 1

Minneota’s Alex Guttormsson hit a walk off, two-run single with two outs to lift Minneota past Hector.

Losing pitcher Tate Lange had not allowed a hit through six innings before giving up a leadoff single to Blake Nelson.

Alec Engler followed with a walk, and after a Jordan Beck sacrifice bunt and a flyout, Guttormsson singled to center to score Nelson with the tying run and Engler with the game-winner.

Hector.......................000 100 0 — 1 4 4

Minneota...................000 000 2 — 2 2 3

HITTING – Hector: Trey Weispfennig 1-4, Austin Werner 1-4, Tate Lange 1-3, 2b, rbi, Jake Pettit 1-3 … Minneota: Alex Guttormsson 1-4, rbi-2, Blake Nelson 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Hector: Lange (L) 6.2-2-2-2-6-7 … Minneota: Peyton Nuy 6-4-1-0-4-12; Austin Buysse (W) 1-0-0-0-0-0