The Willmar Cardinals (5-2) will attempt to extend their winning streak on the baseball field to five games this afternoon when they play Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. Willmar beat St. Cloud Apollo and Little Falls late last week in Central Lakes Conference competition, and then won the Marshall Invitational on Saturday.
Area athletic directors should not that nominations for the Tribune's Hengstler-Ranweiler Award, honoring the top male and female athlete in the area on June 5, are due Thursday. Athletes must be in three sports and have been named all-conference in at least two of them.
SACRED HEART -- Renville County West trailed by six runs early, but rallied to overtake Minneota 9-8 on Monday in Camden North baseball. It was the first win for the Jaguars (1-3, 1-4), who piled up 10 hits after getting one-hit in a loss to Tracy-Milroy/Balaton on Thursday. But it was the arm of Ryan Schjenken that won the game for the Jaguars. He came into the game in the third inning with his team trailing 7-1 and no outs.
ST. CLOUD -- German exchange student Venessa Dutzi of St. Cloud Tech shot par-36 in dampness and cold to earn medalist honors at the Central Lakes Conference meet played at the Territory Golf Club on Monday. Because of the disagreeable weather, the meet was cut back to nine holes and all scores doubled to remain consistent with the new conference format of 18-hole meets. Dutzi's official score of 72 was 10 strokes better than the runner-up from St. Cloud Apollo, Samantha Sommers, the defending Class AA champion. Sartell won the meet with a score of 366.
PRINSBURG -- Yellow Medicine East scored 13 runs in the second inning and recorded 21 hits en route to a 29-0 win over Central Minnesot Chrisitian Monday. Audrey Formo went 4-for-6 with three doubles.
Result Monday MACCRAY Tri At Raymond Barry Rothwell shot a 37 for medalist honors, leading MACCRAY to a 164, which was 38 strokes better than Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 202. Team scoring (1) MACCRAY 164 (2) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 202 (3) Canby 218 Individual MEDALIST - Barry Rothwell, MAC, 37 Area results MACCRAY - Barry Rothwell 37, Cody Strand 40, Ben Perry 42, Cody Haas 45
Late result Saturday Litchfield 6, Carlos 5 Jason Hoff knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning for Litchfield, scoring Ed Estrada, who singled and advanced to second on a Carlos error. It was the season opener for both teams. Carlos had taken a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Litchfield starter Terry Euerle. Litchfield rallied back to take a 5-4 lead before Carlos tied it in the ninth. Hoff led Litchfield with three hits. Carlos (0-1) 400 000 001 0 - 5 7 1 Litchfield (1-0) 002 120 000 1 - 6 10 2 HITTING - Carlos: Ben Bruggman 1-for-4; Mike
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Sartell at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Morris, 5 p.m. Benson vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 5 p.m. Montevideo at Lac qui Parle Valley, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL NORTH Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Minnewaska, 5 p.m. New London-Spicer at Paynesville, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL MINNESOTA Rockford vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Belgrade, 5 p.m. TOMAHAWK Sleepy Eye at Buffalo Lake-Hector, 4:30 p.m. WRIGHT COUNTY Waconia at Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
Prep Baseball RCW 9, Minneota 8 Prep Softball YME 29, CMCS 0 McLeod West 6, BLH 1 Girls Golf Central Lakes (1) Sartell 366 (2) Alexandria 368 (3) St. Cloud Tech 386 (4) tie, Fergus Falls, Brainerd, 392 (6) Willmar 394 (7) St. Cloud Apollo 418 (8) Rocori 432 (9) Sauk Rapids 536 Wright County (1) Waconia 189 (2) Glencoe-Silver Lake 198 (3) Watertown-Mayer 208 (4) Mound-Westonka 209 (5) Annandale 210 (6) Litchfield 214 (7) Dassel-Cokato 218 (8) Delano 223 Boys Golf MACCRAY Triangular (1) MACCRAY 164 (2) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 202 (3) Canby 218
ROCHESTER - The Ridgewater Warriors wrapped up their eighth straight MCCC Southern Division title with sweeps of Riverland College and Rochester Technical and Community College. Head coach Dwight Kotila got his 300th career win Saturday at Austin, where he began his junior college coaching career 11 years ago. After winning a Region 13 title in his second year, the Cokato native moved to his alma mater in Willmar where he had played for Mike Johnson. This is his ninth season with the Warriors. Ridgewater piled up 47 hits in the twin sweeps.