MADISON -- Eddie Massee spun a two-hitter and Lac qui Parle Valley scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 2-0 win over Morris Area in West Central South Conference action Tuesday. Massee walked none and struck out five, outdueling Andy Lembcke, who also pitched a two-hitter. Adam Paulson reached second an error leading off the sixth inning for the Eagles. He moved to third on a groundout.
MONTEVIDEO -- Ortonville edged the Montevideo Gold squad to win the Montevideo Invite team title, 331-333, at The Crossings in Montevideo Tuesday. BOLD took third (344), MACCRAY fourth (350) and Yellow Medicine East fifth (351). Chris Kollen of Yellow Medicine East won the individual tournament, shooting a 74.
ATWATER -- Suzanne Maanum carded a three-over 39 Tuesday to claim medalist honors and help Benson/KMS win the first West Central South Conference meet of the season. Benson/KMS also had Mackenzie Weber place fifth as the Braves won by 10 shots over Yellow Medicine East. Team scoring (1) Benson/KMS 198 (2) Yellow Medicine East 208 (3) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 213 (4) Lac qui Parle Valley 228 (5) BOLD 267 (6) Montevideo and Morris incomplete Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Suzanne Maanum, BKMS, 39 (2) Dani Graff, Mor, 45 (3) tie, Morgan Wall, ACGC, 48; Megan Bredeson, YME, 48 (5) Mackenzie Weber
WILLMAR -- Laura Suter pitched a one-hitter in the first game and Julie Vosejpka had five hits in seven trips for four RBI to lead Ridgewater College to a sweep of St. Cloud Technical College 6-0 and 10-2 Tuesday at the college field. Suter walked one and struck out seven. Suzie Zander added four hits in the two games. Ridgewater (9-1) is at Minnesota West today. Game One Ridgewater 6, St. Cloud 0 Ridgewater 020 000 4 - 6 9 0 St. Cloud TC 000 000 0 - 0 1 5 HITTING - St. Cloud Technical College: JoDine Lemke 1-for-3, 2b ....
The Ridgewater Warriors host Rochester in a junior college baseball doubleheader today at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. The Warriors (19-7) are coming off four straight games, all wins, in which they scored 10 runs each time. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
BRAINERD -- Willmar handed Brainerd its first loss the season, but the Warriors came back to salvage a split in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader Tuesday. Callie Nelsen spun a three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks to ignite Willmar's 2-0 win in the opener before Brainerd collected nine hits off Nelsen to win the second game, 5-2. It was the Cardinals' second Central Lakes Conference loss of the early season after having lost only two conference games over the previous three years. Willmar (2-2, 2-2) hosts St. Cloud Apollo Thursday at 5 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Thunder and lightning struck in the sixth inning at Bill Taunton Stadium and it was the Willmar Cardinals who got jolted. Lightning was spotted on the eastern horizon, forcing a brief halt to clear the field. Then the thunder was provided by the Brainerd bats, which produced all of its runs in the sixth inning to rally to a 7-5 victory in Central Lakes Conference baseball. Willmar led 4-0 after five innings.
GLENWOOD -- Paynesville's John Hemingson struck out 12 Minnewaska batters on the way to a 7-1 win in West Central North baseball action Tuesday. Hemingson pitched a complete game, giving up one run on six hits and walking two. The Bulldogs (3-0, 5-0) recorded nine hits and scored five runs in the top of the third inning to erase the Lakers' 1-0 lead. Hemingson, Alex Naujokas and Trent Hansen had two hits each. Hemingson doubled and drove in two runs. Aaron Kessler had two hits to lead Minnewaska (1-2, 4-2).
GLENCOE -- Litchfield's senior right-hander Tony Gutormson needed only 71 pitches to quiet Glencoe-Silver Lake with a one-hitter Tuesday as the Dragons won the Wright County Conference game 9-0. Gutormson also knocked in three runs with a single and a double.
Prep Baseball Brainerd 7, Willmar 5 LQPV 2, Morris 0 YME 7, BOLD 6 Montevideo 4, ACGC 3 Paynesville 7, Waska 1 NL-Spicer 5, LPGE 2 Pierz 5, BBE 0 GFW 17, BL-Hector 3 KMS 14, Benson 3 Litchfield 9, Glencoe-SL 0 Prep Softball Willmar 2, Brainerd 0 Brainerd 5, Willmar 2 YME 13, ACGC 10 BOLD 8, LQPV 7 Benson/Hancock 7, Montevideo 3 Minnewaska Area 2, Sauk Centre 0 Paynesville 20, Albany 5 St.