MORRIS -- George Jacobson tossed a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Travis Hanson drove in four runs Tuesday as Willmar I stayed unbeaten with a 11-1 rout of Morris. Willmar (17-0) got on the board first when Jordan J. Smith belted a solo homer. Leading 3-1 in the sixth, Willmar blew the game open with four runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh. Morris scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Dante Hein. Jacobson, Hanson and Ben Ruter had two hits apiece for Willmar. Alex Malmgren drove in two runs.
NEW LONDON -- Allie Sweep and Heather Thoma drove in three runs each as the unbeaten Willmar 16U softball team beat New London Black 6-1 on Tuesday. Sweep had one hit, but drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the third inning and two runs with a double in the fifth. Thoma had a two-run single in the first and drove in another with a single in the fourth. Chelsey Wierschem went 2-for-2 with a double for Willmar (16-0). Sara Freed pitched the first four innings for the win. She allowed one unearned run on four hits, struck out three and walked one.
ELROSA -- Mark Neubauer and Wade Dollerschell had three hits apiece as Bird Island upended Elrosa 6-2 in a non-league game Tuesday. The Islanders (16-7) pieced together three consecutive singles off Elrosa reliever Ethan Vogt in the fourth inning from Gregg Helin, Jesse Bjur and Josh Retzlaff to break a 2-2 tie. It was the first run Vogt, who will be playing for the University of Minnesota next spring, has given up in 25-plus innings of work this season. Starter Brad Gass scattered seven hits and three strikeouts in five innings to pick up the win.
LITCHFIELD -- Evonne Young of Mendota Heights won her third straight Women's Singles title -- ninth overall -- and Chris Scheevel of Sartell claimed the Men's Singles championship Saturday at the 28th annual Litchfield Watercade Tennis Tournament. Matt Peckskamp of Sartell also got the best of Litchfield's Miguel Montano in the final of Men's 'A' Singles for the second straight year, this time winning 7-6 (8-6), 6-4. Young, a Litchfield native, cruised in her first three matches, allowing an opponent to win two games in a set only once, before needing three sets to upend Lexi Yeado of Elk Ri
Amateur Baseball CORNBELT LEAGUE South Division playoff: Regal at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. LAKEWOOD Litchfield at Sauk Rapids, 6 p.m. LAND O'DUCKS Clinton at Benson, 7:30 p.m. Morris at Chokio, 8 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Marshall at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. Legion Baseball Kerkhoven at Montevideo, 7 p.m. Madison at Big Stone City, S.D., 6:30 p.m.
Amateur Baseball Bird Island 6, Elrosa 2 Legion Baseball Tri-Town 9, Glenwood 4 Kerkhoven 11, Wheaton 7 VFW Baseball Willmar I 11, Morris 1 Willmar II 8, Benson 7 16U Softball Willmar 6, New London 1
BIRD ISLAND -- Jason Brower tossed six shutout innings and three Willmar players collected two hits apiece as Post 167 blanked BOLD 7-0 in Legion Baseball action Monday evening. Brower struck out five and issued only one walk to pick up the win. Tyler Horning shook off two walks in the seventh to complete the shutout. Josh Dahlke doubled before scoring on Kyle Birkland's single in the first to get Willmar (13-6) started.
SACRED HEART -- Tadd Tepfer of Sacred Heart threw his second no-hitter in four days, blanking Minneota 1-0 in an American Legion pitcher's duel Monday. Tepfer, who no-hit BOLD Thursday, struck out 16 and walked three. The Sacred Heart (4-6) defense also committed two errors. Minneota didn't get a runner past second base, but had a runner in scoring position in three separate innings. Just like Thursday, Tepfer didn't get a lot of support from the Sacred Heart offense. Tepfer beat BOLD with two hits from the team in a 2-0 win.
Late result Sunday Non-League St. Cloud Orthopedic 2, Litchfield 1 Jeff Wollin took a five-hit shutout into the ninth inning before misfortune struck. The veteran right-hander gave up a leadoff homer to Mike Innes to tie the game and Brian Mathiasen followed with a double. St. Cloud then attempted to sacrifice Mathiasen to third, but Litchfield threw the ball away, allowing him to score the winning run. Wollin walked two and struck out six. He also had two of the Blues' six hits. Litchfield 001 000 000 - 1 6 1 St.
Willmar Winged Foot Running Club July 5 at Willmar 50 DASH Pre-school Girls: Joely Palmer, Kerkhoven, 14.5; Juliana Palmer, Kerkhoven, 15.1 100 DASH Pre-school Girls: Joely Palmer, Kerkhoven, 30.1; Juliana Palmer, Kerkhoven, 31.7 PeeWee Boys: Jack Erickson, Willmar, 22.3 Bantam Boys: John Palmer, Kerkhoven, 20.1 Midget Girls: Janessa Palmer, Kerkhoven, 19.6 Masters (60-69): Mike Burns, Milan, 19.2 200 DASH Pre-school Girls: Juliana Palmer, Kerkhoven, 1:10.2 Bantam Boys: John Palmer, Kerkhoven, 45.1 Midget Girls: Janessa Palmer, Kerkhoven, 47.1 Masters: Mike Bu