LITCHFIELD - Litchfield swept singles and won two of three doubles matches against Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday. The Dragons didn't drop a set in any of their six wins, and they forced three sets in their lone loss at No. 1 doubles. Litchfield 6, LQPV/DB 1 Singles (1) Trevor Meyer, Lit, def Ryan Borstad 6-2 6-0 (2) Matthew Wedin, Lit, def Gavin Olson 6-3 6-3 (3) Jordan Green, Lit, def Colton Husby 6-0 6-0 (4) Griffin Kinny, Lit, def Thomas Frank 6-1 6-2 Doubles
WILLMAR - Willmar's shot at a Central Lakes Conference championship took a major hit on Tuesday as Rocori rolled into town and left with two victories over the Cardinals. Rocori won 6-1 and 7-1, improving to 9-2 in the CLC and 13-3 overall. Willmar fell to 9-3 and 12-4 overall and now is a half-game behind the Spartans and Brainerd, which also is 9-2 in the conference and tied with Rocori at the top. The Cardinals have two regular-season games remaining against Sartell on Thursday in Willmar.
BENSON—BOLD fell behind by four runs in the early innings but rallied late and defeated Benson 8-6 in a West Central Conference game on Friday. BOLD's Taylor Sagedahl and Megan Ridler both had two hits and Sagedahl got the win, striking out five. Benson's Kaitlyn Berreau had three hits, Liz Staton was 2-for-4 and Courtney McNeill hit a solo home run. Benson plays host to Morris/Chokio-Alberta in a single game at 5 p.m. Tuesday. BOLD 8, Benson 6 BOLD 101 031 2-8 8 2 Benson 231 000 0-6 11 3
PERHAM - Josh Proehl won New London-Spicer's only match against the Wildcats' hosts at the Perham Triangular on Friday. Perham 6, NLS 1. Singles (1) Jsoh Proehl, N, def Carter Cresap 7-5 6-0 (2) Ben Winkels, P, def Nick Rutledge 6-0 6-1 (3) Josh Peterson, P, def Jake Patock 6-0 6-0 (4) Drew Birkeland, P, def Hendrik Rarach 6-1 6-0 Doubles
RAYMOND—Haley Wollschlager was an unstoppable force for Lac qui Parle Valley, taking both wins from the rubber and adding six hits to help the Eagles sweep MACCRAY Friday afternoon. The junior pitcher hit a two-run bomb to left field to give her Eagles the lead in game one and she drove in one more in the seventh to give her team the 3-1 win. She earned the complete game win from the pitching circle with nine strikeouts and finished the game with four hits.
SAUK RAPIDS—Willmar rallied to take the lead in the top of the seventh inning and pitchers Caleb Ditmarson and Brady Bauman combined to shut down Sauk Rapids in the bottom of the inning to record a 3-2 Central Lakes Conference win on Friday. Sauk Rapids starter Brady Posch staked himself to a 2-1 lead with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
WILLMAR - Willmar pitcher Mackenzie Jones homered and earned a pair of wins in a two-game set with Fergus Falls Thursday afternoon at Willmar High School. Jones pitched the final three innings of the 7-6 game two victory where the Cardinals scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead against the persistent Otters. She relieved Jordyn Swoboda, who pitched the first four innings and scored twice as Willmar's leadoff hitter. Jones struck out seven and kept the Otters to just one run in the seventh inning to take the win in game two.
WILLMAR - A three-run fifth helped Alexandria hold off Willmar 6-4 on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium. Alexandria's Blake Hoelscher had three hits, including a triple and a double, and he drove in three runs. Willmar Andy Schultz was 3-for-4 and Jon Broman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Drey Dirksen was 2-for-3 and scored a run and Brady Bauman pitched well in relief, allowing just a hit and striking out two in two innings. Willmar plays at Sauk Rapids at 6 p.m. today. Alexandria 6, Willmar 4
WILLMAR—Hunter, Will and Payton Fischer each won their match and Willmar's top doubles pair bested their opponents from Alexandria to push Willmar to a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference victory. Ryan Ackerman and Ben Hisken won in straight sets to clinch the win for Willmar. The Fischers won the top three singles matches in straight sets as well. Willmar 4, Alexandria 3 Singles
BRAINERD- Hannah Johnson laced a ball to right field to drive in Marina Moyers and cap a seven-run fifth inning for a Willmar come-from-behind victory against Brainerd. The Cardinals logged four hits and three walks in the fifth inning to rally from an 8-2 deficit and finish the game in walk-off fashion. Ashley Prahl finished the game with two of the team's six hits, including a one-out triple in the fifth inning to start the rally and score Johnson, who ultimately proved to be the hero. Willmar 9, Brainerd 8 Brainerd 040 40-8 8 3