RAYMOND -- Hilary Groothuis tossed a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as MACCRAY defeated Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 5-1 in a Camden Conference game Tuesday. The teams will play again today in Raymond. If MACCRAY (8-0, 13-1) wins, it clinches at least a tie for the title. Trailing 1-0 after KMS pitcher Brianne Riley singled home a run in the second inning, MACCRAY scored four times in the third inning on two hits and three KMS errors. Tory Brouwer drove in two runs with a groundout and single for the Wolverines. Destiny VanDeRiet had two hits.
MADISON -- Fueled by Beth Brustuen's fifth-inning grand slam, Lac qui Parle Valley rallied from an eight-run deficit to edge Yellow Medicine East 10-9 in a West Central South Conference game Tuesday. LQPV (6-5, 10-7) trailed 9-5 entering the bottom of the seventh inning and responded by plating five runs to cap its rally. Pinch-runner Tiffany Volk scored the winning run on Tierra Hanson's sacrifice fly. Brustuen, whose home run cleared the fence in center field, and Katie Schlieman, both had three hits and combined to drive in seven runs for the Eagles.
Prep Baseball Willmar 7, SC Apollo 5 Canby 12, CMCS 8 NL-Spicer 4, Paynesville 3 Delano 7, Litchfield 0 BOLD 9, Benson 1 ACGC 3, Morris 2 LQPV 6, Montevideo 3 BBE 15, Osakis 2 Prep Softball Willmar 8, SC Apollo 0 Benson/Hancock 3, ACGC 2 Litchfield 3, Mound-Westonka 2 Mound-Westonka 17, Litchfield 6 Melrose 9, Paynesville 0 NLS 15, Sauk Centre 13 Minnewaska 3, Albany 2 Morris 5, BOLD 1 Morris 13, BOLD 0 LQPV 10, YME 9 MACCRAY 5, KMS 1 Redwood Valley 11, CMCS 0 Tennis Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Benson 6, St.
Prep Softball CAMDEN Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 4 p.m. Amateur Baseball NON-LEAGUE Starbuck at Morris, 7:30 p.m. Regal at Lake Henry, 6:15 p.m. Litchfield at Eden Valley, 7 p.m. Hutchinson at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m.
NEW LONDON -- Minnewaska won the last two West Central North Conference meets Tuesday to capture the league crown at Little Crow Country Club Tuesday. The front nine was a make-up for the Minnewaska meet and the back nine was the regularly-scheduled meet. The Lakers shot a 165 on the front and a 160 on the back. Courtney Boe was medalist both times, shooting a pair of 37s. Minnewaska won the league title with 61 points, four ahead of Albany. Team scoring (front nine) (1) Minnewaska 165 (2) Albany 172 (3) St.
NEW LONDON -- Tim Dreier was medalist with a 36 on his home course at Little Crow Country Club to lead New London-Spicer to a 152-157 victory over St. Cloud Cathedral in the final meet of the West Central North. But the Crusaders (59 points) were the big winners as they claimed the season title by four points over Minnewaska. NLS took third with 47 points. Evan Peters of Minnewaska led the 15-player all-conference team with his seven counting scores falling from 35 to 38. His 258 total was nine strokes better than Nathan Hoeflin of Cathedral in second place.
SPICER -- Two ground balls in the fifth inning helped New London-Spicer beat Paynesville 4-3 in a key West Central North Conference game Tuesday. Austen Hadley struck out to lead off the bottom of the fifth for NLS, but Hadley reached first base after the third strike got away from the Paynesville catcher. Hadley then tied the game at 3-3 by scoring on Michael Danielson's fielder's choice.
MONTEVIDEO -- Lac qui Parle Valley moved one game closer to finishing its West Central South Conference schedule undefeated with a 6-3 win over Montevideo Tuesday. The Eagles (11-0, 15-3) play at Yellow Medicine East Thursday to wrap up the league season. Montevideo took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but LQPV answered in the next frame with a two-run home run by Eddie Massee, his only hit of the game. Ryan Sigdahl went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead LQPV. Brock Kanstrup and Adam Paulson added two hits each. Masse picked up the win, pitching the first four innings.
MELROSE -- Melrose got a complete-game performance from Matt Moorman and moved into first place alone in the West Central North Conference with a 4-2 victory Monday over New London-Spicer. Brian Pieh went 3-for-4 to lead New London-Spicer (7-4, 9-6), which dropped two games behind Melrose.
KERKHOVEN -- Alex Baker singled in the winning run with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg a 6-5 win over Renville County West in a Camden Conference game Monday. KMS got four runs in the second inning and added another in the fourth for a 5-0 lead before RCW rallied back to tie the game with two runs in the fifth and three in the seventh. The seventh-inning rally was triggered by a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Kleinhuizen, a Paul Peterson sacrifice fly and an error. But KMS answered by filling the bases in the bottom of the inning on Adam Lesteberg'