Emily Jensen, a freshman outfielder from Benson, hit a home run in the last of the sixth inning Sunday in Moorhead to give Concordia College a 4-3 win over Augsburg and a sweep of their doubleheader. Jensen went 2-for-5 in the doubleheader and is hitting .306 on the season with six RBI and no errors in 16 games played. Concordia is 8-10.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater pitchers recorded two solid outings, but ended with a split decision to Dakota County in MCCC Southern Division baseball action Tuesday. The Warriors, behind a stellar performance from freshman Chad Willenbring, won the first game 5-1. Willenbring allowed just three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two. "He threw well and hit his spots," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila.
BRAINERD -- After three postponements, Willmar finally got on the baseball diamond Tuesday. But the Cardinals bowed 8-7 in nine innings to Brainerd in a Central Lakes Conference game. Willmar scored six runs in the sixth for a 6-4 lead and one in the top of the ninth for a 7-6 advantage. Each time, though, the Warriors rebounded. "It would have been nice to win the opener but I'm proud of the kids," said Willmar coach Brad Dean. "We hung in there. Our infield played solid.
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville started the baseball season with a climactic, walk-off home run to beat Minnewaska 3-2 in eight innings Tuesday. Chuck Mackedanz won the game for the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) with his solo shot to left field to open up the bottom of the eighth. He led the team with three hits. The Lakers (0-1, 0-1) tied the game in the sixth inning.
BENSON -- Katie Rezink tossed a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Benson/Han cock blanked Montevideo 2-0 on Tuesday in the opener for both West Central South Conference teams. Jenny Noordman's hit a double for Benson/Hancock's first run in the sixth. The second run scored in the inning when Ashley Lindahl hit into a fielder's choice. Ashley Roder threw a five-hitter for the Thunder Hawks. Benson/Hancock 2, Montevideo 0 Montevideo (0-1, 0-1 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1 Bens./Han. (1-0, 1-0) ..000 002 x -- 2 5 0 HITTING - Montevideo: Brook Moseng 1-for-3, J. Hendrickson 2-for-3 ....
GLENWOOD -- Amie Chan's two-run single in the fifth inning proved to be the winning hit for Minnewaska as the Lakers opened their season with a 5-3 win over West Central North Conference rival Sauk Centre Tuesday. Brandi Mithun doubled twice, including one in the third that scored Alicia Pfenninger, and scored twice for the Lakers. Pfenninger spun 4Xc innings in relief of starter Kali Cordes to pick up the win.
Prep Baseball LQPV 8, Morris 2 ACGC 12, Montevideo 2 YME 20, BOLD 8 Litchfield 10, Delano 6 MACCRAY 5, RCW 0 KMS 15, Benson 4 HLWW 4, BBE 3 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 13, Buffalo Lake-Hector 3 Ashby 2, Hancock 1 Paynesville 3, Waska 2 LPGE 6, NL-Spicer 4 Prep Softball Benson/Hancock 2, Montevideo 0 ACGC 16, YME 5 BOLD 6, LQPV 5 Minnewaska 5, Sk Centre 3 Paynesville 10, Albany 8 St.
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Late Result Monday Delano Quad Boys results Team scoring (1) Delano 97 (2) Annandale 88 (3) Watertown-Mayer 48 (4) Litchfield 39 Litchfield top 3 Hurdles 110 highs: (1) Mike Bredeson 16.1 Relays 4 x 200: (2) Litchfield 1:40.2 ... 4 x 400: (2) Litchfield 3:46.1 Weights Shot put: (3) Ackman 40-8 ... Discus: (2) Ackman 133-0½ Jumps Triple: (1) Bredeson 39-11¾... High: (1) Bredeson 6-3 Girls results Team scoring (1) Delano 80.5 (2) Annandale 69 (3) Litchfield 60 (4) Watertown-Mayer 59.0 Litchfield top 3 Hurdles 100 intermediates: (2) Berglund 19.2 ...
ST. CLOUD -- Ridgewater collected 25 hits Tuesday en route to sweeping a doubleheader from St. Cloud Technical College and staying undefeated in the MCCC Southern Division. The Lady Warriors (6-0, 8-2) pounded out 11 hits in the opener and got a 12-strikeout performance from Laura Suter to post a 4-1 win. Ridgewater then got 14 more hits -- five from Britney Glisczinski -- to outslug the Cyclones 12-7 in the nightcap. Ridgewater hosts Dakota County Technical College Friday at 3 p.m.