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Prep baseball: Eagles walk past Fighting Saints

Tribune photo by Tom Larson Lac qui Parle Valley right-hander Ben Morken delivers a pitch during a Camden Conference game against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Friday in Sunburg.

SUNBURG — Though they had just 4 hits, the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles drew 13 walks to help them to a 8-3 win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Friday.

LQPV improved to 7-0 in the conference and 9-0 overall to stay ahead of second-place Russell-Tyler-Ruthton atop the Camden Conference.

The Eagles broke a scoreless tie in the second with 3 walks and a hit batter to score 2 runs.

They added 2 in the fourth and 1 in the fifth, before tacking on 3 in the sixth capped by a 2-run triple by Eric Smith.

Ben Morken pitched 6 innings of 2-run ball to pick up the win.

Sam Johnson and Rylan Hatlestad each had 2 hits for the Fighting Saints.

KMS next plays Monday at Dawson-Boyd.

LQPV will play Saturday at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invite in Elrosa.


LQPV (7-0, 9-0)  020 213 0 — 8 4 1

KMS (1-4, 1-5)     000 011 1 — 3 9 3

HITTING – LQPV: Preston Kraft 1-3, rbi, Garrett Olson 1-5, Eric Smith 2-2, 2b, 3b rbi-2 … KMS: Jordan Engler 1-3, Brendan Hjelle 1-4, Jacob Zvorak 1-4, Sam Johnson 2-3, Rylan Hatlestad 2-3, rbi, Fred Mansfield 1-2, Nathan Torkelson 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – LQPV: WP-Ben Morken 6-8-2-1-0-1 … KMS: LP-Brendan Hjelle 3.1-1-2-2-7-4