The Willmar Legion Post 167 baseball team (8-3) defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 5-3 on Monday in District 7 play at Fairfax. Alex Lotthammer pitched the win and Jeremy Elkjer got the save. Other details were unavailable at press time. Willmar will play host to Marshall at 6:30 p.m. today.
ATWATER -- Jeff Peterson lined a hard shot down the left-field line with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Tri-Town to a 4-3 win over BOLD in Legion baseball action Monday. Alex Schmeling led off seventh with a pinch-hit single and moved to second on Micah Nordin's sacrifice bunt. BOLD then intentionally walked Brandon Larson to load the bases. Peterson followed with his second hit of the game. Vance Martin struck out six and scattered nine hits in seven innings of work to pick up the win. Stephen Engelmann and Eric Schultz had RBI singles in the first for BOLD.
LAKEVILLE -- The Willmar 17U Boys soccer team took second place over the weekend at the Lakeville Pan-O-Prog tournament. On Saturday, Willmar defeated Lakeville 3-2 and Minneapolis Westside by a score of 4-1. On Sunday, Willmar suffered it's only lost of the tournament to the eventual champion Faribault by a score of 2-1. Willmar followed up the loss by defeating Shakopee 3-1 to clinch second place by having the second-best record in the five-team field. Matt Kroneberger led the team with seven goals followed by Angel Guzman with two, and David Reeb and Steve Fajardo with one each.
Late results Sunday Lakewood Sartell 9, Litchfield 6 The Blues possessed an early 1-0 lead, but fell behind 2-1 in the third inning on a two-run homer by Tim Bruns off Terry Euerle. Sartell 002 104 002 - 9 13 2 Litchfield 010 102 200 - 6 9 1 HITTING - Sartell: Mickey Knettle 2-for-4, rbi; Tim Bruns 2-for-4, 2-run HR; Chad Yarmon 3-for-4; Dan Gaughan 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Chris Feneis 2-for-4; Adam Schellinger 1-for-5, 2b ...
Legion Baseball Tri-Town 4, BOLD 3 Kerkhoven 7, Eden Valley 4 Benson 7, Wheaton 1 Madison 4, Granite Falls 3 Montevideo 13, Minneota 3 Morris 8 Glenwood 5 NL-Spicer 10, Litchfield 2
Legion Baseball Marshall at Willmar, 6:30 p.m. Tri-Town vs. Albany (2) at Avon, 6 p.m. Litchfield at Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. VFW Baseball Willmar I vs. Willmar II, 6 p.m.
GRANITE FALLS -- Jacob Henderson of Granite Falls won the Best Little Race by a Dam Site Saturday in 16:27. Best Little Race by a Dam Site Saturday at Granite Falls 1. Jacob Henderson, Granite Falls 16:27 2. Brian Primozich, Marshall 17:50 3. Ryan Tholen, Tracy 18:07 4. Jillian Tholen, Tracy 18:43 5. Clare Kazmierczak, Cottonwood 20:32 6. Steven Shepson, Marshall 20:42 7. Wayne Kazmierczak, Cottonwood 20:56 8. Matt Dinesen, Granite Falls 21:14 9. Randy Thalen, Tracy 22:14 10. Michelle Miller, Granite Falls 22:42 11. Preston Witt, Marshall 22:56 12.
Saturday's Results Male competitors (Name, age, city, time) 1. Gregory Liebl, 20, Montevideo 20:37 2. Kyle Eckhoff, 20, Willmar 21:19 3. Peder Arneson, 24, Madison 22:03 4. Terry Gendon, 40, Bettendorf, Iowa 22:15 5. Joel Dudgeon, 39, Wabasso 22:37 6. Mustafa Yusuf, 17, Willmar 22:54 7. Tyler Hinrichs, 19, Clara City 23:33 8. Mike Pluimer, 33, Raymond 23:41 9. Paul Kimpling, 18, Willmar 23:44 10. Mark Mortenson, 37, Litchfield 23:45 11. Ben Mogren, 23, Bend, Ore., 24:02 12. Austin Hinrichs, 17, Clara City 24:04 13.
Willmar youth sports, for those in grades 8-and-under, will generally appear Tuesdays throughout the season. Events must be reported by Sunday night and can not be older than two weeks. Action and/or team pictures can be submitted only with previous approval. For more information, contact Scott Thoma at 320-214-4332 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Willmar Stingrays June 23-26 at Alexandria (Name, age, event, time, top 5 finishes) Mykala Blomker (12): 50 freestyle, 29.10, 1st place ... 50 backstroke, 36.20, 3rd place ... 50 breaststroke, 43.63, 4th place ...
ST. CLOUD -- After a perfect 3-0 record in pool play, the Willmar American Legion baseball team was knocked out of the St. Cloud Tournament by Bemidji on Saturday 6-2. Earlier Saturday, Willmar and Jason Brower blanked Elk River 8-0 in five innings, the third shutout of the invitational tournament by the Post 167 pitching staff. Ross Van Hauen, Jeremy Elkjer and Matt Roisum had combined in shutouts against Cold Spring and Monticello. Willmar has three games this week, the first two at home: Gibbons-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday and Marshall on Tuesday. On Thursday, the game is at Kerkhoven.