WILLMAR -- Regal scored all six of its runs in the third inning on three hits and three walks en route to a 6-3 Cornbelt League victory over Willmar on Friday. A.J. Hadley plated two runs with a bases-loaded double and Mike Mueller singled home two runs. Shane Radermacher worked the first six innings for the win. He gave up four hits and three runs, while weathering seven walks. He struck out three before Chris Beier relieved and hurled three scoreless innings for the save.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation will be offering a Cardinal Tennis Camp on Monday through Thursdays from July 17-27 at the Willmar Senior High School tennis courts. Willmar varsity tennis coach Erika Kath and her staff will be presenting the camp for youth who have completed grades 6-11. Participation fee is $80. For more information or to enroll, call WCER at 320-231-8490.
The New London Water Days Tennis Tournament will be held July 21-23 this year at the New London-Spicer High School tennis courts. There will be men's and women's open singles and doubles, boys and girls singles and doubles and mixed doubles events. Entry fee is $12 per event. For more information or to register, call Chad Schmiesing at 320-796-0263.
There will be an open gym for Willmar girls in grades 9-12 from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Roosevelt Elementary.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Willie Eyre will throw out the first pitch Monday at the Alexandria Beetles' game against the Brainerd Blue Thunder in a Northwoods League game in Alexandria. The game is part of the Twins night festivities at Knute Nelson Memorial Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 320-763-8151. Tickets will also be available at the gate, which opens at 6:05 p.m.
DULUTH -- Willmar was nipped by Rosetown 2-1 in its opening pool-play game at the Duluth Invitational Friday, then came back to whip Andover 10-2. Willmar (10-5) will take on Duluth Lakeview in the final pool game at 8:30 a.m. today. Rosetown 2, Willmar 1 Rosetown loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, then plated the winning run on a throwing error. Willmar scored its lone run in the sixth inning when Kyle Birkland singled, advanced on Josh Dahlke's grounder and scored on Tyler Horning's single. Ross VanHauen took the loss.
ALEXANDRIA -- The Willmar I VFW baseball team pounded out eight hits and took advantage of seven walks and four Osseo errors to win a first-round game at the Alexandria Invite 11-0 in five innings Friday. George Jacobson pitched a five-hit shutout for Willmar (14-0). He struck out one and didn't walk a batter. Alec Saunders led Willmar with two hits and four RBI.
WILLMAR -- The name Cory was popular in the Street Stock races Thursday at KRA Speedway. Three Corys placed in the top three of the two heat races, but only one -- Cory Crasper of Eau Claire, Wis. -- won the feature. Cory Rosen of Milaca took first in the first heat and Cory Tammen second in the same race. Neither placed in the feature.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has recognized local volunteers for their efforts to help the agency keep track of the water quality of Minnesota lakes. These volunteers were presented with Volunteer Appreciation Awards for long-term service in the MPCA's Citizen Lake-Monitoring Program. The Citizen Lake-Monitoring Program is one of the MPCA's most successful volunteer partnerships, according to program coordinator Jennifer Klang.
Events/competitions Willmar Rifle/Pistol Club M1 Shoot -- Tuesday, July 11 at the Eagle Lake Rifle Range. If rain or wet grounds, shoot will be the following Tuesday. Open to public. $10 non-club members, $8 club members. Includes rifle, ammunition, and targets. For more information, call Larry Cornell at 320-366-3469. Weekly/monthly, etc. Renville Rangers Shooting Club -- Summer hours start May 24. Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday 1:30-4 p.m. Trap and skeet leagues are also forming for summer. The range is located 1½ miles north of Bird Island on County Road 5.