The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters hold their last meeting until fall at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 145 of the junior high school.
BIRD ISLAND -- Ben Aaseth drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Monday as BOLD edged Yellow Medicine East 4-3 in a West Central South Conference game. Stephen Engelmann, the third BOLD pitcher, hurled 31/3 scoreless innings for the win. He allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out five. Pat Otteson had two hits and drove in two runs for the Warriors (10-3). Aaseth also had two hits. Luke Berg gave up only two hits over eight innings for YME (7-4). Losing pitcher Shawn Neu had three hits.
LITCHFIELD -- Lizzie Johnson spun four hitless innings and Litchfield got all the offense it needed in the first inning as the Dragons blanked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1-0 in a non-conference game Monday to snap an 11-game losing streak. With two outs in the bottom half of the first inning, Kala Salo reached first base after beating out a ball hit to shortstop.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Willmar at Rocori, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Lac qui Parle Valley at Morris, 7 p.m. Montevideo vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City, 5 p.m.
Prep Baseball BOLD 4, YME 3 NLS 4, Minnewaska 1 Paynesville 13, Sauk Centre 3 LQPV 2, Marshall 1 Pierz 3, BBE 1 RCW 4, Lakeview 2 Hancock 9, Ashby 1 MV Lutheran 14, BL-H 4 Prep Softball Litchfield 1, ACGC 0 Willmar 11, Sauk Rapids 0 Minnewaska 7, LPGE 1 Dawson-Boyd 32, CMCS 0 BBE 13, Pierz 2 MV Lutheran 7, BL-H 4 Tennis Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Benson 5, MACCRAY 2 Worthington 5, YME 2 Litchfield 6, Staples-Motley 1 Boys Golf Central Lakes (1) Alexandria 298 (2) Brainerd 308 (3) Sauk Rapids 318 (4) St.
BRAINERD -- Willmar placed seventh with a 393 in the sixth Central Lakes Conference meet of the season Monday. Alexandria won the event with a 333 and stayed one point ahead of Sartell in the league standings. St. Cloud Tech finished second at 347 and Sartell third at 353. The Cardinals, who are tied for fourth with Fergus Falls at 27.5 points, were led by Kelly Myhre and Beth Jacobson, who shot 92s. Samantha Sommers of St. Cloud Apollo took medalist honors with a 69. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 333 (2) St. Cloud Tech 347 (3) Sartell 353 (4) Fergus Falls 367 (5) St.
ST. CLOUD -- Bryce Hanstad, who finished third in Class AA last spring, shot a three-under par 69 on Monday to lead Alexandria to a 298 team score at the Central Lakes Conference boys golf meet held at the St. Cloud Country Club. Alexandria has won all six conference meets. Willmar finished fifth at 328 and stayed in fifth place in the standings. Senior Derek Hilding and freshman Stevin Carlson each shot 80, eight-grader Grant Kallevig an 83 while sophomore Sam Warzecha and senior Tyler Wahl both came in at 85. Team scoring (1) Alexandria 298 (2) Brainerd 308 (3) Sauk Rapids 318 (4) St.
WILLMAR -- Unbeaten Alexandria didn't allow Willmar to win a set en route to posting a 7-0 sweep Monday in the Central Lakes Conference. Willmar fell to 3-5 in the Central Lkes and 7-6 overall. Alexandria improved to 8-0, 12-0. Andy Neis and Tony Hafner gave Willmar its best chance at earning a point for Willmar with their 6-4, 7-5 loss at 3-doubles. Alexandria 7, Willmar 0 Singles (1) Tom Ronning, Alex, def. Marco Vazquez 6-1, 6-0 (2) Jesse Forsell, Alex, def. Cass Magnuson 6-3, 6-4 (3) Sam Gillund, Alex, def. Matt Hallstrom 6-1, 6-4 (4) Josh Molitor, Alex, def.
ROCHESTER - Ridgewater outhit Mesabi Range 12-7, but the Warriors couldn't take advantage of loading the bases on three occasions as Mesabi Range edged Ridgewater 8-7 in the championship game of the Minnesota Community College Conference State Tournament Sunday. "Mesabi is having a good year, but the bottom line is that we left the bases loaded three times without scoring," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila. "We didn't come up with any big hits." Ridgewater and Mesabi Range will meet again Friday at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
BRAINERD - Ridgewater was sent down to the consolation bracket Saturday after striking out 16 times in a 2-0 loss to Mesabi Range in its opening-round game of the MCCC State Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Warriors then defeated MSCTC-Fergus Falls 13-0 in five innings and Itasca 5-3 on Saturday before falling 6-5 to Rochester in the consolation semifinals on Sunday. "We could have won either game," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad on the two losses.