FERGUS FALLS -- Neither Laura Suter or Angie Flaten issued a walk while the three batters MSCTC-Fergus Falls pitchers walked all scored, helping Ridgewater remain unbeaten in the MCCC Southern Division as they swept a doubleheader Tuesday. Ridgewater (12-0, 14-2) used four doubles to earn a 5-2 win in the opener before going on to win 5-1 in the nightcap.
WILLMAR -- The wins didn't come without a fight, particularly at doubles, but the Willmar Cardinals blanked Sartell in a Central Lakes Conference boys tennis match on Tuesday 7-0. Willmar (3-1, 3-1) re-bounded from a 5-2 setback at Alexandria a day earlier. Sartell dropped to 1-4, 1-5. Jordan Baker-Trent Fader and Mitch Fader-Zach Burton both went overtime for wins at 1- and 2-doubles, respectively.
MINNEOTA -- Two big innings fueled two routs for Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg as the Fighting Saints swept Minneota in a Camden Conference doubleheader Tuesday. KMS (8-0, 9-2) scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to winning 14-0. The second game saw the Fighting Saints plate nine runs in the third before they went on to post a 11-1 win. Sarah Carlson collected two hits in both games for KMS. First game KMS 14, Minneota 0 KMS sent up 14 batters to the plate in the first. Steph Stassen capped the scoring with at three-run double.
MADISON -- Madeline Gail's sacrifice fly in the fifth stood up as the winning run as Lac qui Parle Valley beat Yellow Medicine East 5-4 in West Central South softball Tuesday. The Sting held a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but the Eagles (1-2, 2-4) rallied for three runs. Mindy Clark hit a two-run triple, then scored on Gail's fly out. Nicole Streich went the distance on a four-hitter for the win. She walked six and struck out six. Tiffany Volk doubled, tripled and had an RBI for LQPV.
RAYMOND -- Zach Thissen and Justin Koenen combined on a three-hitter as MACCRAY blanked Lakeview 6-0 to improve to 3-0 in the Camden Conference and 6-0 overall. Thissen gave up two hits through five innings and fanned nine.
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.