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BOLD punches state ticket

If Jack Peppel wasn't already destined for the Division II District 7 All-Tournament team his performance Sunday sure locked it up.

The BOLD infielder stepped up to the plate with his team trailing 4-3 to Glenwood/Lowry in the seventh inning of game two Sunday afternoon and lined a shot to left-centerfield to drive in a pair of runs and give his team a win and berth in the state tournament.

The Mudhens will get their state tournament effort underway at 3:30 p.m. Friday against Springfield at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer.

G/L started their series-tying attempt strong with a run in the opening frame Sunday. The Lakers followed that up with two more in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead but the Mudhens responded in the fourth and sixth innings to tie things up at three. The game appeared to be G/L's when they took a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh inning but that didn't last for long. After starting the inning with a quick out, Max Buchtel singled and James Woelfel doubled to the left-center gap, setting the scene for Peppel.

Woelfel finished the game 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. He also earned a win after pitching the final two innings.

Division II District 7 All-Tournament Team:

Minneota - Blake Nelson 3B/P

NLS - Josh Soine CF, Evan Haugen 3B/P

Glenwood/Lowry - Colin Richards P/IF, Matt Gruber P, Connor Westberg OF

BOLD - James Woelfel C/P, Jack Peppel 1B, Riley Weis 1B/DH, Hayden Tersteeg SS/P

BOLD 5, G/L 4

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Hitting - Glenwood/Lowry: Shawn Stumpf 1-2, Matt Gruber 1-3 2b, Colin Richards 2-4 rbi-2, Colin Weidauer 1-4, Sean Kelling 1-3, Jake Heid 1-1 ... BOLD: Max Buchtel 2-4 2b, James Woelfel 3-4 2b-2 rbi, Jack Peppel 1-4 rbi-2, Reed Stadther 1-3 rbi, Riley Weis 2-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Glenwood/Lowry: Richards (L) 6.1-9-5-5-2-5 ... BOLD: Hayden Tersteeg 5-6-3-2-2-3, James Woelfel (W) 2-1-1-1-1-0

BOLD 8, G/L 2

BOLD opened up the District 7 Championship best-of-three series with a commanding win over Glenwood/Lowry Saturday evening.

The Mudhens pounded out 14 hits, double that of the Lakers, and scored eight runs. The offensive effort was coupled with a strong outing from Reed Stadther who went all seven innings and only allowed a pair of runs in the sixth inning to break up a shutout effort. He struck out four batters and didn't walk anybody to outduel Shawn Stumpf.

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G/L 000 002 0-2 7 3

Hitting - BOLD: Luke Ryan 2-4 3b r-2, Max Buchtel 1-2 rbi-2, James Woelfel 2-3 rbi, Jack Peppel 2-4 rbi, Hayden Tersteeg 2-4 rbi, Riley Weis 2-4 2b rbi-2, Sam Marks 1-4, Jordan Sagedahl 1-4 ... Glenwood/Lowry: Connor Westberg 1-3 2b, Matt Gruber 2-3 rbi, Jake Hoffmann 1-2 2b rbi, Colin Weidauer 1-1, Jake Heid 1-2 2b, Ryan Christenson 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Reed Stadther (W) 7-7-2-2-0-4 ... Glenwood/Lowry: Shawn Stumpf (L) 7-14-8-6-1-4

Amateur Baseball

Starbuck 11, Atwater 7

Austin Versteeg experienced what many kids dream of Sunday. With the bases loaded and his team tied in the ninth inning, the Starbuck star hit a walk-off grand slam to defeat Atwater 11-7.

The grand slam capped a 3-for-5 performance with five RBIs and three runs scored.

The game was a flurry of offense from both sides as each team tallied 16 hits of their own.

Atwater 120 010 021-7 16 6

Starbuck 120 012 005-11 16 2

Hitting - Atwater: Jeff Peterson 4-5 rbi r, Josh Cunningham 2-5 r, Colton Minnick 3-5, Zach Cunningham 2-4 rbi r, Micheal Melvin 3-4 rbi r-2, Jordan Tanner 2-3 r ... Starbuck: M Gruber 1-5, Austin Versteeg 3-5 gs rbi-5 r-3, Michael Andreas 1-5 rbi, Mike Kragenbring 1-5, Jackson Hendrickson 2-4 r, Mike Nielsen 2-3 r, Justin Amundson 2-5 rbi r-2, Andrew Amundson 2-5 r-2, Logan Nielsen 1-4 rbi r, Colin Richards 1-1 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater: Melvin 8-13-6-3-1-2, Name not available (L) 0.1-3-5-4-0-0 ... Starbuck: Riley Thompson 7.1-13-6-5-1-1, Versteeg 1-3-1-1-0-0, Gruber (W) 0.2-0-0-0-0-1

NLS 7, Regal 4

A four-run second inning set the tone as New London-Spicer defeated Regal in a County Line matchup Sunday afternoon.

Mike Danielson, Scott Rambow, Austin Rambow and Andrew Bangen all recorded multi-hit games for the Twins in a game where the visiting team out-hit their hosts 11-6.

NLS 040 010 002-7 11 4

Regal 110 010 100-4 6 1

Hitting - NLS: Ben Kulset 1-5, Mike Danielson 2-5 2b rbi-3 r, Scott Rambow 2-4 hr rbi r , Austin Rambow 2-5 rbi, Wyatt White 1-5 2b r, Andrew Bangen 2-4, Josh Soine 1-4 rbi r ... Regal: Shane Rademacher 2-5 r, Nathan Meyer 1-5 2b r, Chris Beier 1-4 2b rbi-2, Blake Karsch 1-4 hr rbi r, Josh Beier 1-3 2b

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Patrick Courtney (W) 6-5-3-1-1-5, Adam Nibaur (Sv) 3-1-1-0-1-1 ... Regal: Chris Beier (L) 7-9-5-5-2-7, Austin Kampsen 2-2-2-2-3-2

Granite Falls 2, Bird Island 1

Granite Falls scratched one across in the bottom of the ninth to take a narrow victory against Bird Island in a game where runs were at a premium.

Shawn Dollerschell and Logan Swann combined for six of the Bullfrogs' 12 hits but Granite Falls', who finished with five hits on the afternoon, was able to keep their opponents off the board for all but one run in the eighth inning. Jordan Thompson proved he was up to the task with a complete game victory for the mound.

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Granite Falls 001 000 001-2 5 0

Hitting - Bird Island: Shawn Dollerschell 3-4, Logan Swann 3-5, Dylan Gass 2-3, Wyatt Peppel 1-4 r, Max Buchtel 1-4 rbi, Austin Weis 2-4 ... Granite Falls: Brandon Grund 1-4 rbi, Craig Listul 1-4 r, Austin Vikander 1-4 rbi, Jordan Thompson 1-2 r, King Richter 1-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Ben Steffel (L) 8.1-5-2-2-2-7 ... Granite Falls: Jordan Thompson (W) 9-12-1-1-3-3

Milroy 7, Bird Island 4

Dylan Criquet-Daniel hit a home run and drove in three runs as Milroy powered past Bird Island 74-4.

The Bullfrogs outhit their opponents 9-8 but crooked numbers from Milroy in the third and fourth innings doomed the home team.

Milroy 003 400 000-7 8 0

Bird Island 102 000 010-4 9 2

Hitting - Milroy: Dylan Criquet-Daniel 1-5 hr rbi-3 r, Andy Schmidt 2-5, Derek Rasmussen 2-4 r ... Bird Island: Trent Athmann 2-3 2b r-2, Dylan Gass 1-5 rbi, Shawn Dollerschell 2-4 rbi r, Logan Swann 1-5 rbi-2, Wyatt Peppel 1-4 2b, RIley Kramer 1-4, Lane Stadther 1-4

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Milroy: Matt Bauer (W) 8-9-4-4-3-5, Aaron Mathiowetz (Sv) 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Bird Island: Logan Nissen (L) 4-5-7-4-2-5, Luke Kramer 5-3-0-0-2-5

Bird Island 24, Willmar 2

Bird Island put on a wallop in a lopsided victory over the Willmar Rails.

Shawn Dollerschell and Max Buchtel were nearly perfect at the plate as they combined to go 10-for-10 with six doubles, 10 RBIs and six runs.

Lane Stadther made sure he wasn't left out, though, with a 4-for-6 performance that featured a double and a home run with five RBIs.

On the mound, Logan Sandgren struck out 13 batters in five innings and only allowed two hits.

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Bird Island 4(13)2 410 x-24 26 1

Hitting - Willmar: Tanner Thunstedt 1-3 r, Josh Tinklenberg 3-3 2b r, Cole Hagen 1-3 ... Bird Island: Trent Athmann 2-7 rbi-2 r-2, Lane Stadther 4-6 2b hr rbi-5 r-4, Logan Swann 2-5 2b rbi-2 r-3, Shawn Dollerschell 4-4 2b-4 rbi-5 r-3, Max Buchtel 6-6 2b-2 rbi-5 r-3, Ben Steffel 1-4 rbi r-2, Wyatt Peppel 4-6 2b rbi-2 r-2, Logan Nissen 2-2 rbi-2 r-4, Austin Weis 1-6 r-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Thunstedt (L) 2-15-17-5-2-1, Sam Warne 4-11-7-7-3-3 ... Bird Island: Logan Sandgren (W) 5-2-0-0-2-13, Riley Kramer 1-3-2-1-0-2, Eric Gass 1-0-0-0-0-1


Eagle Creek Stroke Play Championship

Matt Gorans fired an impressive 103 in 27 holes to capture the title in Eagle Creek's Stroke Play Championship Sunday afternoon.

He led the Championship Flight by two strokes after the first 18 holes with a 68, just ahead of Danny Anderson's 70. As is often the case with golf, consistency proved to be key. Gorans recorded a 35 on his second time through the back-nine to secure the championship. Anderson finished the round in second place with a 107.

On the senior flight, Howie Swift shot a 77 through 18 holes to edge Todd Bergeth and Ken Warzecha who each shot 81.

Lori Jacobson won the ladies flight with an 81 and Corey Nelson took first place in the executive flight with a 78.

At Eagle Creek Golf Course

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT (27 holes) — (1) Matt Gorans 103 (2) Danny Anderson 107 (3) Derek Dionne 111 (T-3) Tony Kallevig 111 (5) Pete Hannig 112 (6) Anthony Stern 113 (7) Zach Johnson 114

SENIOR FLIGHT — (1) Howie Swift 77 (T-2) Todd Bergeth 81 (T-2) Ken Warzecha 81

LADIES FLIGHT — (1) Lori Jacobson 81 (2) Jean Larson 84

EXECUTIVE FLIGHT — (1) Corey Nelson 78 (T-2) Al Kennard 83 (T-2) Andy Zuidema 83 (T-2) Russ Johnson 83

Jake Schultz

Jake Schultz is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune, working his first job out of college. He graduated from St. John's University (CSB/SJU) in 2016 and is a baseball fanatic. You can follow him on Twitter @StJake29. 

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