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Prep baseball roundup: KMS' Bowman no-hits Dawson-Boyd

SUNBURG -- Austen Bowman tossed a no-hitter and was backed by a six-run first inning as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg blanked Dawson-Boyd 10-0 in five innings Tuesday in a Camden Conference game.

Bowman retired the last 10 batters he faced after issuing a walk in each of the first and second innings. The senior also had seven strikeouts.

A quick start gave Bowman all the support he would need as KMS sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning to manufacture six runs. Joe Buck highlighted the outburst with a two-run single.

Blake Hagen supplied another two-run single in the second, and Jessie Engler drove in three runs with a fielder's choice in the first and RBI singles in the second and third.

KMS (6-0, 8-2) will host Canby (4-0, 5-1) on Thursday in Sunburg with first place in the conference standings on the line. Both teams are unbeaten in league play.

KMS 10, Dawson-Boyd 0

Dawson-Boyd 000 00 -- 0 0 6

KMS 631 0x -- 10 8 0

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: none ... KMS: Jonah Johnson 1-for-2; Kyle Baker 1-for-3; Brendan Hjelle 1-for-2; Joe Buck 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Jessie Engler 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Blake Hagen 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Aaren Glesne 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Josh Wager (L) 2-6-9-4-3-2, Daniel Baldwin 2-2-1-1-1-1 ... KMS: Austen Bowman (W) 5-0-0-0-2-7

Montevideo 3, BOLD 0

BIRD ISLAND -- Montevdeo scratched across three runs on infield hits and errors by BOLD, but that was plenty for T-Hawks' starter Colton Vien who tossed a three-hit shutout to give Montevideo a 3-0 win Tuesday.

The T-Hawks opened the scoring when Joe Bednar stole home on a double steal in the third inning.

He and Brett Bergeson had reached on infield hits to put runners on the corners, and when Bergeson stole second, Bednar took home on the throw.

They added two insurance runs in the seventh when Bednar and Bergeson scored on two separate overthrows by the BOLD defense.

Vien kept a strong BOLD offense in check, allowing just three hits and no walks, while striking out five.

Jake Marcus was the hard-luck loser for BOLD. He allowed two earned runs in seven innings and struck out five.

Monte (6-1, 7-5).......001 000 2 -- 3 9 1

BOLD (7-1, 11-3)......000 000 0 -- 0 3 2

HITTING - Montevideo: Joe Bednar 3-for-4, 2 runs, Brett Bergeson 2-for-4, Colton Vien 1-for-4, Jake Bednar 2-for-2, 2 2b, Jeff Rohloff 1-for-3 ... BOLD: Kyle Athmann 1-for-3, Logan Sangren 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Colton Vien (W) 7-3-0-0-0-5... BOLD: Jake Marcus (L) 7-9-3-2-1-5

Benson 11, ACGC 1

Benson scored in every inning as it rolled past Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 11-1 in five innings Tuesday.

Benson got off to a quick start when Matt Ahrndt led off the game with a walk, and the Braves got three straight singles to score two.

They led 8-1 after four, and Jake Huston, Tyler Erdman and Tyler Krienke all singled and Ahrndt doubled to score three runs and put the game away.

Ahrndt was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Luke Schwartz had two hits and two RBIs.

Morgan Staton picked up the win for Benson.

ACGC (1-5, 1-9).............010 00 -- 1 1 7

Benson (3-4, 6-5)......232 13 -- 11 10 3

HITTING - ACGC: Nick Peterson 1-for-2, rbi ... Benson: Matt Ahrndt 3-for-3, 1 rbi, 3 runs, 2b, Morgan Staton 1-for-3, 2 runs, Luke Schwarz 2-for-3, 2 rbi, Tanner Mikkelson 1-for-3, rbi, Jake Huston 1-for-2, Tyler Erdman 1-for-1, Tyler Krienke 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- ACGC: Jordan Nelson (jr.) (L) 4-6-8-3-3-0; Jordan Nelson (so.) .1-4-3-2-1-0 ... Benson: Morgan Staton (W) 5-1-1-1-5-4

Morris/CA 9, LQPV 7

Morris/Chokio-Alberta pounded out 13 hits with seven doubles and powered past Lac qui Parle Valley 9-7 on Tuesday.

The Tigers' Tom Holland was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs and Tanner Picht was 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.

After scoring one in the first, the Tigers broke it open with four runs in the second on two straight doubles from Jacob Torgerson and Lincoln Berget.

After a walk, Holland and Picht had RBI-base hits and Chandler Erickson hit a run-scoring double.

Torgerson got the win in relief for Morris/CA and Brandon Bornhorst took the loss.

Morris/CA...............143 010 0 -- 9 13 2

LQPV (4-4, 6-6).........222 000 1 -- 7 6 1

HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tom Holland 3-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi, Tanner Picht 4-for-5, 2 2b, 4 rbi, Chandler Erickson 2-for-4, 2 2b, 2 rbi, Jacob Torgerson 1-for-4, 2b, Lincoln Berget 3-for-3, 2b ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Colby Siegert 1-for-2, rbi, Sam Haas 1-for-3, rbi, Preston Kraft 2-for-4, 2 2b, 2 rbi, Dylan Erickson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Mac Beyer 2-4-6-4-5-0; Jacob Torgerson (W) 5-3-1-1-0-7... Lac qui Parle Valley: Brandon Bornhorst (L) 3-9-8-7-5-4; Colby Siegert 4-4-1-1-1-3

West Cent. North

Paynesville 8, Melrose 5

MELROSE -- Paynesville finally caught a little of the baseball luck that has eluded them so far this season and the Bulldogs couldn't have picked a better game for their fortunes to change.

Jason Kampsen worked nine innings in relief, striking out 14, and the Bulldogs finally wrapped up an 8-5 win over Melrose with three runs in the top of the 14th inning on Tuesday.

After Kampsen worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 13th inning, the Bulldogs' Anthony Poepping and Austin Mackedanz had run-scoring singles in the 14th and Paynesville scored an insurance run on an error.

"These are the ones you want to win, when you play that long," said Paynesville head coach Brad Skoglund. "We've been kind of snake bit this year. When things happen, we haven't had a lot of luck as far as baseball goes. But today we got a couple of breaks and we needed it."

After Paynesville built a 4-2 lead through three innings, Melrose pitchers tossed nine scoreless innings. The Dutchmen tied the game with runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and then Kampsen shut them down, pitching seven scoreless innings.

Paynesville and Melrose traded runs in the 13th inning, but Kampsen saved the day facing a bases-loaded, one-out pinch in the bottom of the inning. He struck out the next two hitters to force yet another frame.

In the 14th, Paynesville had a runner on with two outs when Poepping delivered a run-scoring single. Mackedanz followed with another RBI single and a third run scored on a throwing error.

In the bottom of the inning, Melrose lined into a double play and Kampsen recorded a strike out with one on to end the game.

The Bulldogs are 8-6 overall and play next against Sauk Centre at 5 p.m. Thursday in Paynesville.

Paynes 202 000 000 000 13 -- 8 15 3

Melrose 002 110 000 000 10 -- 5 12 3

HITTING - Paynesville: Jason Kampsen 2-for-7, Nathan Meyer 3-for-7 rbi, Anthony Poepping 5-for-7 rbi-3, Austin Mackedanz 2-for-6, Devon Savage 2-for-7 rbi-2 ... Melrose: Andrew Welle 4-for-7 2b-2, Trent Sawyer 2-for-6

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Visitor: Kyle Schmidt 5-7-4-4-1-1, Kampsen 9-5-1-0-2-14 ... Melrose: Welle (L)

Albany 18, Waska 5

Albany sent up 13 batters to the plate in the third inning to produce eight runs and 14 in the sixth to crank out another nine runs.

Austin Ostrander laced a two-run single in the first to help Minnewaska take an early 3-1 lead. Austin Giese added two hits.

Albany 108 009 -- 18 11 0

Minnewaska 300 011 -- 5 8 3

HITTING - Albany: Michael Schlangen 2-for-5, 3 rbi; Scott Litchy 1-for-2, 2 rbi ... Minnewaska: Austin Giese 2-for-3; Jake Amundson 1-for-3; Bryce Miodus 1-for-1; Austin Ostrander 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Derek Klimek 1-for-1; Sawyer Thompson 1-for-2, 2b; Sam Long 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Albany: Scott Litchy (W) 5-6-4-4-0-2, Dylan Pak 1-2-1-1-1-2 ... Minnewaska: Zach Sanford (L) 2.2-4-8-7-6-1, Sam Long 1.1-2-1-1-4-2, Cody Blevins 2-5-9-4-3-0

NLS 5, Sauk Centre 3

New London-Spicer (2-3, 5-6) broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning when Ryan Vraa singled in Aaron Ruter and scored on an error.

Nick Bergeson escaped a jam in the top half of the seventh by fielding a comebacker to finish with a complete-game win.

Sauk Centre 100 200 0 -- 3 6 3

NLS 001 022 x -- 5 8 2

HITTING - Sauk Centre: Derek Holm 2-for-3, 2b ... NLS: Steven Ammerman 1-for-4; Ryan Vraa 1-for-2, 3 runs; Mitch Ejnik 1-for-4; Tanner Tobkin 2-for-3; Nick Bergeson 1-for-3; Grant Vagle 1-for-3; Aaron Ruter 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sauk Centre: Michael Knoblauch 5 innings and Nick Adams (L) 1 inning ... NLS: Nick Bergeson (W) 7-6-3-3-5-3

HF Catholic 8, Litchfield 1

LITCHFIELD -- Holy Family Catholic knocked 14 hits and rolled past Litchfield 8-1 on Tuesday.

Dylan Koll started for the Dragons and took the loss in six innings of work.

Austin Jones was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Trevor Park was 1-for-1 with a run scored.

HF Catholic.............301 010 3 -- 8 14 0

Litchfield (5-6, 5-7)...100 000 0 -- 1 5 1

HITTING - Holy Family Catholic: Kasey Ralston 3-for-3, 4 runs, 2b, rbi, Keller Knoll 3-for-4, 4 rbi, 2 2b ... Litchfield: Trevor Park 1-for-1, Zach Kinny 1-for-2, Eddie Estrada 1-for-3, Austin Jones 1-for-3, rbi, Mike Spreiter 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Holy Family Catholic: Joe Seifert (W) 6-5-1-1-3-6; Connor Herd 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Litchfield: Dylan Koll (L) 6-10-5-5-1-5; David Hamm 1-4-3-3-1-2

Central Minn.

Pierz 7, BBE 3

The Jaguars scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fifth on RBI hits by Brady Weller and Kirby Montbriand to pull within one of the lead at 4-3.

But the Pioneers kept scoring to win by four. Pierz pitcher Cody Weiss, who had two of his team's 11 hits, finished with a seven-hitter with seven walks and nine strikeouts.

Adam Heinze took the loss. He walked one and fanned one.

Pierz.......................120 012 1 -- 7 11 3

BBE........................000 030 0 -- 3 7 4

HITTING - Pierz: Brady Dorn 3-for-4, 2b; Ben Boser 2-for-4, Cody Weiss 2-for-4 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Brian Goodwin 1-for-3, Matt Schmitz 2-for-3, Brandon Roelike 1-for-3, 2b; Brady Weller 1-for-4, rbi; Kirby Montbriand 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Connor Goodwin 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Pierz: Cody Weiss (W) 7-7-3-3-7-9 ... BBE: Adam Hienze (L) 7-11-7-3-1-1