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Prep Baseball Roundup: LQPV handed first loss

CANBY — The Lac qui Parle Valley baseball team split two games at the Canby wood bat tournament on Saturday.

The Eagles defeated Southwest United 7-0 but lost its first game of the season 6-1 to Browerville, the team LQPV downed in the Class A state semifinals last spring.

The Eagles are 15-1 overall and finish the regular season at Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday night.

Garrett Olson and Brandon Hill combined to pitch a no-hitter against Southwest United. Olson worked the first six innings, allowing just two walks while striking out six. Hill worked the final inning.

Colby Siegert was 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run, Hill was 2-for-4 and doubled in a run, Preston Kraft also had two hits and Eric Smith singled in a run.

Against 14-4 Browerville, the Eagles managed just a third-inning run off Mitch Heid, who faced them in the state semis. Heid worked a complete game, allowing six hits and striking out nine.

Kraft was 2-for-3 and drove in the Eagles’ lone run.

LQPV 7, SW United 0

LQPV 100 050 1 — 7 7 1

SW United 000 000 0 — 0 0 5

HITTING – Lac qui Parle Valley: Colby Siegert 2-4 hr rbi, Preston Kraft 2-3, Brandon Hill 2-4 2b rbi, Eric Smith 1-2 rbi … SW United: None

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – LQPV: WP-Garrett Olson 6-0-0-0-2-6, Hill 1-0-0-0-0-0 … SW United: LP-Jacob Post 4.2-7-7-2-6-4

Browerville 6, LQPV 1

Browerville 112 200 0 — 6 6 0

LQPV 001 000 0 — 1 6 5

HITTING – Browerville: Kyle Petermeier 2-3 rbi-2, Noah Eten 2-4 rbi, Mitch Heid 1-2 2b rbi … LQPV: Austin Haas 1-3, Kraft 2-3 rbi, Hill 1-2, Ty Kanstrup 1-1, Jalen Baldwin 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Browerville: WP-Heid 7-6-1-1-3-9 … LQPV: LP-Nick Burkleo 3.1-4-6-4-7-0

Paynesville 3, Montevideo 2

Paynesville’s Nick Dingmann reached on an error with one out in the sixth inning, stole second base and moved to third on a ground ball to get within 90 feet of breaking a tie Saturday. Dingmann later broke for home after a passed ball and did score the go-ahead run after the throw from the Montevideo catcher ricochet off the glove of Jake Bednar, who was covering the plate.

Blake Karsch was on the mound in the sixth and seventh for Paynesville (7-5) to earn the win in relief of starter Matthew Quade, who gave up just three hits and one earned run while striking out four in the first five innings.

Bednar, who knocked in a run at the plate, was the hard-luck loser after striking out six and giving up only four hits and one earned run in a complete-game performance.

Montevideo 100 010 0 — 2 3 3

Paynesville 001 011 x — 3 4 1

HITTING – Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 1-3 3b, Jake Bednar 1-3 rbi, Tristian Weber 1-2 … Paynesville: Nathan Meyer 1-2 rbi, Nick Dingmann 1-3 3b, Trent Gerken 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Montevideo: Bednar (L) 6-4-3-1-2-6 … Paynesville: Matthew Quade 5-3-2-1-2-4, Blake Karsch (W) 2-0-0-0-1-2

Game One

Heritage CA 6, CMCS 3

The Bluejays outhit the visiting Eagles from Maple Grove 8-7, but Heritage Christian Academy used a three-run fifth inning to take the opener Saturday afternoon.

Grant Hoekstra, Sam Ohden, Austin Bulthuis and Ryan Brouwer had two hits each for Central Minnesota Christian. Ohden knocked in two runs with a double in the first and a sacrifice fly in the seventh, where the Bluejays left the tying run at the plate when the game ended.

Nate Gerdes struck out six and gave up just two earned runs and one walk in a complete-game loss.

HCA 200 130 0 — 6 7 1

CMCS 100 100 1 — 3 8 3

HITTING – Heritage Christian Academy: Ian Strommen 2-4 2-runs, Cole Peterson 1-3 solo hr rbi, Tyler Furry 1-4 rbi … CMCS: Grant Hoekstra 2-4, Sam Ohden 2-4 2-2b 2-rbi, Austin Bulthuis 2-3, Ryan Brouwer 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Heritage Christian Academy: Ben Suits (W) 7-8-3-1-3-4 … CMCS: Nate Gerdes (L) 7-7-6-2-1-6

Game Two

CMCS 9, Heritage CA 3

The Bluejays scored in every inning but the sixth to bounce back and improve to 7-3 overall. A 15-hit attack propelled CMCS with Gerdes supplying four singles to accompany his three stolen bases, two RBI and two runs scored.

Hoekstra, Bulthuis and T.J. Stoel added two hits each and combined to drive in six runs. Stoel knocked in three runs and Hoekstra also swiped two bases. Zach Zwart scored three times.

Ryan Brouwer shook off giving up 11 hits in six innings of work to pick up the win. The junior, making his first-ever varsity start, gave up two earned runs and two walks while striking out two. Ohden pitched a scoreless seventh that featured two strikeouts, dropping the Eagles to 7-5.

CMCS 122 120 1 — 9 15 1

HCA 001 101 0 — 3 12 1

HITTING – CMCS: Gerdes 4-5 2-run 2-rbi 3-sb, T.J. Stoel 2-4 2b 3-rbi, Hoekstra 2-5 2-rbi 2-sb, Bulthuis 2-4 rbi 2b, Zach Zwart 1-3 3-runs rbi, Ohden 1-2, Jacob VanDyken 1-3, Brouwer 1-4, Nick Daugherty 1-5 … Heritage Christian Academy: Suits 3-4, Joel Birschek 2-4 2-2b 2-rbi, Aaron Hlovacek 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – CMCS: Brouwer (W) 6-11-3-2-2-2, Ohden 1-1-0-0-0-2 … Heritage Christian Academy: John Penshorn (L) 3-10-5-5-2-1

Delano Wood Bat Tournament

Matt Hopkins pitched a three-hitter to lead the Litchfield baseball team to a 7-0 win over Kasson-Mantorville in its opening game of an eight-team wood bat tournament in Delano on Friday.

The Draons lost twice on Saturday, falling 5-3 to St. James and 6-3 to Minneapolis Southwest.

The Dragons, 8-7, may get another shot at St. James today, weather permitting. The teams are scheduled to square off at 5 p.m. at Optimist Park.

On Friday, Hopkins worked all seven innings, didn’t allow a walk and struck out four.

Braeden Wahl was 2-for-3 and scored twice, Andy Schneider doubled and drove in three runs, Mike Spreiter was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Dylan Koll singled in a run.

In the three games, Spreiter was 4-for-11 with a triple, a double and an RBI, Koll was 3-for-10 with two RBIs and Jake Schultz was 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI, and he score four runs.