PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville scored runs in bunches to overwhelm Sauk Centre 11-4 Monday in West Central North baseball action. The Bulldogs (2-1, 3-1) plated three runs in the first inning, another three in the fourth and five in the sixth. Chuck Mackedanz had a two-run double in the fourth inning and finished with two hits and three RBI. Colby Peterson belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Keegan Meagher added two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Ben Moser went the distance for Paynesville, allowing four runs on eight hits.
GRANITE FALLS -- Senior Montevideo left-hander Tyler Kanten twirled a four-hitter and slugged a grand-slam homer as the Thunder Hawks blanked Yellow Medicine East 13-0 in a West Central South Conference game Monday. Kanten, Eldon Evans and Mike Amborn had two hits apiece. Andrew Walters doubled for the Sting. Shaun Neu got the loss.
The Willmar Cardinals Central Lakes Conference baseball game vs. Sauk Rapids was postponed Monday due to wet fields in Willmar. No make-up date has been announced.
The Valley Golf Thursday Ladies League will begin this Thursday in Willmar. All ladies are welcome. There will be a meeting at 8:30 a.m. with golf to follow. For more information, call 320-235-6790.
Erik Tone, a Gustavus Adolphus College senior from Willmar, placed second individually at the 16-team Bobby Krig Invitational hosted by the Gusties. Tone shot a 77 at the LeSueur Country Club on Saturday and a 72 Sunday at the Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan. The Gusties finished second to St. John's University. Joe Schoolmeesters, a St. John's junior from Litchfield, tied for fourth with a 74-76-150. Chris Jensen, a St. Thomas senior from Litchfield, led the Tommies to third with a 74-78-152, tied for 10th place.
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Willmar softball team pounded out 12 hits and pitcher Hanna Pederson allowed just one run and struck out 12 as the Cardinals beat up on Sauk Rapids 9-1 in Central Lakes Conference action Monday. Willmar (1-3, 1-3) earned its first win of the season.
GROVE CITY -- Kalina Blackwell tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons rubbed out Morris 6-2 on Monday. ACGC's 3-0 mark in the West Central South keeps pace with Benson/Hancock. Sara Beyer's single gave Morris a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but ACGC came up with two in the bottom of the frame off Morris starter Whitney Riley, who would allow 11 hits and five earned runs over five innings. ACGC leadoff Rachel Wright was 3-for-3 while Ashley Schmeling and Beth Nelson had two hits each. Beyer and Britney Greenwaldt had two hits apiece for Morris
PAYNESVILLE -- Whitney Woehler homered and tripled to drive in four runs and spun a complete-game to help Paynesville upend New London-Spicer 8-4 in a West Central South Conference game Monday. Woehler clubbed a two-run homer over the fence in the second inning and tripled in two runs in the fifth for the Bulldogs (2-2, 6-2).
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar is making up ground in the Central Lakes Conference tennis world. Last year they didn't win a point off Alexandria, which has won two straight loop titles. On Monday, Willmar (2-1, 3-1) fell 5-2 to Alexandria (4-0, 5-1) in a battle of league unbeatens. Two defeats came in three-setters. "Alex is tougher than I thought they'd be at singles after losing their 1-2-3," said Willmar coach Loren Holter. "We're lagging yet in doubles, but we'll see them again." Cass Magnuson beat two-time all-CLC choice Matt Verant 7-6, 6-2 at 2-singles.
Prep Baseball Montevideo 13, YME 0 Morris 11, Benson 3 ACGC 17, BOLD 14 Paynesville 11, Sauk Centre 4 Melrose 2, NL-Spicer 1 MACCRAY 6, Lakeview 0 TMB 10, CMCS 0 KMS 5, Minneota 0 Kimball 4, BBE 0 Prep Softball Willmar 9, Sauk Rapids 1 ACGC 6, Morris 2 Benson/Hancock 11, BOLD 1 Benson/Hancock 14, BOLD 0 Paynesville 8, NL-Spicer 4 LPGE 7, Minnewaska 2 Waconia 13, Litchfield 3 Kimball 11, BBE 3 Prep Tennis Alexandria 5, Willmar 2 NL-Spicer 5, Minnewaska 2 Montevideo 5, LQPV 2 Girls Golf Central Lakes (1) Sartell 350 (2) Alexandria 361 (3) St.