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Prep Baseball: Monte moves closer to winning WC South title

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MONTEVIDEO -- Colton Vien went the route on a five-hitter with eight strikeouts helping Montevideo hold off Benson 5-3 on Tuesday in West Central South baseball.

It was the fifth straight win for the Thunder Hawks who improved to 10-1 in the conference with one game left. BOLD is 8-1 in the South.

The hot weather and high winds contributed to a field that played like blacktop. Each team had six errors, many on balls skipping through the outfielders' grasp.

Runs came in bunches. Monte scored four in the first on RBI hits by Jake Bednar and Jordan Thompson around three Braves' miscues.

Benson got its three runs in the top of the fifth to make it a one-run game. Matt Ahrndt doubled in two runs and Luke Schwarz doubled in another.

Vien hit a hard single to left in the fifth but came all the way around to score when the left-fielder misplayed the ball and subsequently missed the cutoff.

Montevideo 5, Benson 3

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Montevideo 400 010 x -- 5 8 6

HITTING - Benson: Matt Ahrndt 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Luke Schwarz 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Tanner Mikkelson 1-for-4, Carl Hoffman 1-for-3, Tyler Krienke 1-for-3 ... Montevideo: Brett Bergeson 1-for-3, Colton Vien 1-for-3, Tanner Lindemann 1-for-3, 3b; Austin Hoehne 1-for-3, Jake Bednar 2-for-3, 2 2b's, rbi; Jordan Thompson 1-for-2, rbi; Jeff Rohloff 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Benson: Morgan Staton (L) 5Zc-8-5-2-1-4, Anthony Berreau Xc-0-0-0-0-0 ... Montevideo: Colton Vien (W) 7-5-3-2-2-8


BOLD led 3-0 after two innings on Zach Remillard's RBI single and sac flies from Kyle Athmann and Nick Steffel. ACGC tied the game in the fifth on Lucas Damm's RBI single. David Kinzler singled in a run an inning earlier.

Tyler Seehusen led off the BOLD sixth with a single and eventually moved to third before scoring on a Remillard fly ball hit to center field. ACGC had a runner on third with one out in the seventh before Riley Kramer ended the game with two strikeouts.

Kramer pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh to earn the win in relief of Logan Sangren.

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HITTING - ACGC: Dylan Hoerchler 1-for-4; Jordan Nelson (soph.) 1-for-4, 2b; Lucas Damm 1-for-4, rbi; David Kinzler 2-for-2, rbi ... BOLD: Zach Remillard 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Jake Marcus 2-for-3; Riley Kramer 1-for-2; Tyler Seehusen 1-for-3; Trent Athmann 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- ACGC: Jordan Nelson (jun.) (L) 6-7-4-1-3-4 ... BOLD: Logan Sangren 5-4-3-1-6-7, Riley Kramer (W) 2-1-0-0-0-3

Morris/CA 1, YME 0

In a terrific game at Richter Field, the Tigers' Sam Mattson and the Sting's Austin Thorstad were both in command on the mound.

The only runner crossing the plate was in the top of the third. Tanner Picht's hard double into the wind coming over the right-field wall scored Bryce Jergeson, who had walked, from second base.

Runners still were on second with no out, but Thorstad pitched out of the jam.

YME loaded the sacks with one out in the sixth but Mattson got a double-play ball to end the inning.

Thorstad finished with a five-hitter and Mattson a four-hitter.

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HITTING - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Tanner Picht 2-for-2, 2b, rbi; Chandler Erickson 1-for-3, Tom Holland 1-for-3, Tyler Henrichs 1-for-2 ... YME: Brandon Grund 1-for-3, Devon Dyrdahl 1-for-3, Austin Thorstad 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Sam Mattson (W) 7-4-0-0-4-7 ... YME: Austin Thorstad 7-5-1-1-4-5



Lac qui Parle Valley's Sam Haas' hit a three-run home run in the third inning to support Brandon Bornhorst's stellar pitching.

The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and Haas' homer highlighted a five-run fifth that made it 9-0. LQPV wrapped up the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth.

LQPV's Colby Siegert and Dylan Erickson both had two hits, including doubles, and drove in runs, and Austin Haas singled in two runs.

Carter Asche and Ethan Price had the only two hits off Bornhorst, who didn't walk a batter and struck out 10 working all five innings.

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HITTING - MACCRAY: Carter Asche 1-for-2 2b, Ethan Price 1-for-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Colby Siegert 2-for-4 2b rbi, Dylan Erickson 2-for-3 2b rbi, Sam Haas 2-for-3 hr rbi-3, Austin Haas 1-for-2 rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Riley Aeikens (L) 0.2-2-4-4-5-1, Dylan Abraham 4-5-6-5-2-3 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Brandon Bornhorst (W) 5-2-0-0-0-10