Legion Baseball Kerkhoven 4, Montevideo 2 VFW Baseball Willmar I 12, Montevideo 2 Willmar II 7, Starbuck 6 16U Softball Willmar 11, MACCRAY 4 NL-Spicer 4, ACGC 2
Amateur Baseball CORNBELT Willmar at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Starbuck at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. LAND O'DUCKS Madison at Benson, 7 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Brandon-Evansville at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Pearl Lake at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Milroy, 7:30 p.m. Legion Baseball Wheaton at Kerkhoven, 6:30 p.m.
West Central South Baseball Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- Josh Cunningham, Michael Martin, Alex Schmeling, Justin Schroeder Benson -- Jake Erickson BOLD -- Ben Aaseth, Stephen Engelmann, Pat Otteson, Seth Wagner Lac qui Parle Valley -- Matt Enger, Eddie Massee, Adam Paulson, Andrew Schmidt, Ryan Sigdahl Montevideo -- Jon Altena, James Gallagher, Tyler Kanten Morris -- Craig Knochenmus, Andy Lembcke, Chase Rambow Yellow Medicine East -- Luke Berg, Jordan Gaffaney, Corey Hegna, Shawn Neu Co-Most Valuable Players Eddie Massee, Lac qui Parle Valley; Ryan Sigdahl, Lac qui Parle Valley Wes
EDINA -- Joe School-meesters won his first two matches of the MGA Players' Championship Tuesday to advance to the Round of 16. Schoolmeesters, of Litchfield, beat Kern Anderson of St. Cloud 7&5 in the first round and Matt Bohlig of University Golf Club 4&3 in the second round. A win this morning would move Schoolmeesters into the quarterfinals. John Spreiter of Litchfield won his first-round match before falling in the second round. Eric Peterson of Benson and Ryan Walsh of Island Pine lost opening-round matches.
Baseball Most Valuable Player Ross Van Hauen Captains Kyle Birkland, Ross Van Hauen All-Central Lakes Kyle Birkland, Tyler Horning, Matt Roisum, Ross Van Hauen CLC Honorable Mention Kyle Townswick, Matt Seehusen Offensive Player of the Year Tyler Horning Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Townswick All-Conference team Alexandria -- Tyler Erickson, Justin Stier, Joe Smaza, Derek Swenson Brainerd -- Carl Sneep, Jake Johnson, Zach Heidmann, Austin Schmolke Fergus Falls -- Andrew Larson Little Falls -- Ben Hanowski, Beau Hanowski Rocori --Brad Olsen, Aaron Traut, Chad Will
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Legion and the Tri-Town Black Sox split a doubleheader on Monday at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Black Sox won the opener 6-2 while Willmar defended its home turf in the second game, 4-3. Willmar's new coach Dave Oehrlein was probably more familiar with the Tri-Town line-up than his own. He's the athletic director and assistant baseball coach at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, the Black Sox' base. Luke Wallace limited Willmar to four hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles off the bat of catcher Tom Seedorf in the first game. The game was knotted 2-2 into the sixth.
South Dakota State University freshman Sara Ackman, who placed first in the discus at the NCAA Division I Independent Championship in May, will be competing this week at the Finish Line USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. Ackman, a native of Grove City, will compete in the 20-and-under discus throw on Friday. A first- or second-place finish would qualify Ackman for the World Junior Championships, which will be in China in August.
Jonathan Green became the youngest person ever Sunday to get a hole-in-one at the Litchfield Golf Club. Green, 9, used his Golden Bear Jr. driver from 126 yards out on No. 7. It's the second ace of the season at Litchfield Golf Club.
From noon to 5 p.m. on Friday at Brad's 71 Bait & Sports will be hosting a lead tackle exchange. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota DNR are joining forces to offer anglers the chance to exchange their current lead bait for non-toxic tackle, including jigs, split shot, walking sinkers, bullet/work slip sinkers and bell swivel weights. Visit www.reduce.org or call 320-235-4097 for complete details.
MONTEVIDEO -- MACCRAY held on after scoring eight times in the first inning to upend Montevideo 9-7 in American Legion baseball Monday. Jordan Smith drove in the eventual winning run when his two-out double in the first drove in Aaron Pauling, Adam Rambow and Justin Koenen to cap the scoring. MACCRAY (5-2) sent up 12 batters to the plate in the frame. Pauling had three of MACCRAY's nine hits while Rambow and Zach Thissen also drove in runs. John Schmit slugged a two-run homer in the second and doubled in another run in the third for Montevideo (5-2).