Saturday Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Litchfield at New Munich, 1:30 p.m. College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Dakota County at Ridgewater (2), 1 p.m. College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Minnesota West at Ridgewater (2), noon Prep Baseball NON-CONFERENCE Albany Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City), 10 a.m. Alexandria Invite (Minnewaska), 11 a.m. Big Lake Invite (Paynesville), 11 a.m. New London-Spicer vs. Pipestone at Metrodome, 6 pm. Softball NON-CONFERENCE Shakopee Invite: Mankato Loyola vs. Orono, 10 a.m. ... Shakopee vs.
LPGE Invite Friday at Long Prairie Travis Zweiner of St. Cloud Cathedral fired a two-over 74 to claim medalist honors by three shots over Evan Peters of Minnewaska. The two teams, however, shared the team title after both had totaled 326 strokes. Minnewaska had its top four scores finish in the top 15. Adam Lesmeister carded an 85 for Morris, which placed seventh, to finish in a four-way tie for 15th place in the 67-player field. Team scoring (1) tie, Minnewaska 326; St.
Central Minnesota Results Friday at Rockford Kari Rosengren shot a 48 and Whitney Bertram followed with a 53 to lead BBE to a conference win.
The Raymond Rockets amateur baseball team kicks off the 2006 season tonight, hosting Milroy in a non-league game at 7:30 p.m.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation is accepting registrations for Heart & Sole Running Club which is for boys and girls in fifth and sixth grade. The club meets on Thursdays (2:45-4 p.m.) and Saturdays (9-10 a.m.) May 4 through June 24 at Roosevelt School. The $29 fee includes snacks, t-shirt, and entry for the Foot Lake 4 with pancake breakfast. Call (320) 231-8490 to enroll.
The Spicer men's slow-pitch softball league will switch to Tuesday nights this year, beginning May 23. League capacity is 12 teams with two division possible (competitive and recreational). For more information for to enter a team, call Dave Coahran at (320) 905-1761.
LITTLE FALLS -- Callie Nelsen threw a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Willmar Cardinals roughed up Little Falls 8-1 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference softball. Willmar remained just one game behind Brainerd in the Central Lakes Conference race. Randiann Sather went 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot for the Cardinals (5-2, 5-2). Andrea Brown had a pair of doubles in four trips, driving in two runs.
WILLMAR -- Through 10 games, the Willmar Cardinals have demonstrated a knack for white-knuckle endings. They had another Thursday against Little Falls at Bill Taunton Stadium where Kyle Townswick sped across the plate for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference win. Townswick drew a walk off Kyle Peterschick to open the lower half of the frame.
WILLMAR -- Marco Vazquez came up with the winning point for Willmar Thursday as the sophomore won a three-setter at 2-singles to help the Cardinals snap a four-match losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Fergus Falls in the Central Lakes Conference. Willmar (2-3, 6-4) swept all four singles matches with two going the distance. Making his varsity debut, freshman Jim Neis won 1-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) at 4-singles for the Cardinals. "We finally pulled out some close three-setters," said Willmar coach Loren Holter.
APPLETON -- BOLD placed two golfers in the top five to edge Benson/KMS by six strokes and tie for the overall lead in the second West Central South Conference meet of the season. Cole Neubauer of BOLD shot a 37 for medalist honors, followed by Montevideo's Thomas Ward at 38. Team scoring (1) BOLD 162 (2) Benson/KMS 169 (3) tie Montevideo, Yellow Medicine East 170 (5) Lac qui Parle Valley 177 (6) Morris 182 (7) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 196 Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Cole Neubauer, BOLD, 37 (2) Thomas Ward, Mon, 38 (3) tie Eric Hillesheim, BOLD; Chris Kollen, YME; Dylan Hempel, YME, 40 Ar