BIRD ISLAND -- Kerkhoven continued its marathon run by winning its fourth game in as many days, 10-5 over BOLD Thursday. Kerkhoven remained perfect at 6-0. The team will have today off, then play in the Benson Wood Bat tournament, which starts Saturday. Kerkhoven scored eight of its 10 runs in the first three innings. All 14 hits were singles. Adam Lesteberg led the way with four hits and three RBI. Darrin Carlson and Jason Fernholz had two hits each. Jared Johnson started for Kerkhoven and pitched the first three innings. He allowed two runs on four hits, striking out one.
Late result Wednesday WILLMAR -- Elvis Pineda scored twice to lead a red-hot Willmar offense in a 7-2 victory over Lakeview United in 17U Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Classic III League Play on Wednesday. It was the final home game for Willmar (8-1), which clinched no less than a tie for the league title. Other goal scorers were Matt Kroneberger, Dave Swartz, Jordan Benson, Brad Leitch and Juan Dominquez , In goal, Steve Faiarolo wasn't under a lot of pressure, but did make several fine saves. The team concludes the regular season Monday at Eden Prairie.
Late results Wednesday Non-League Milroy 4, Sacred Heart 3 The Saints (5-11) came back from a 4-1 deficit with two runs in the eighth, but it wasn't enough. Matt Koenen and Chris Giese led Sacred Heart with two hits each. Sacred Heart (5-11) 100 000 020 - 3 5 0 Milroy (15-4) 400 000 00x - 4 7 1 HITTING - Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen 2-for-5; Chris Giese 2-for-4, rbi; Steve Kortgard 1-for-3 ... Milroy: Eric Dolan 2-for-4, 2b; Matt Bauer 2-for-4 PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart: Brandon Wensauer (L) 8-7-4-4-5-10 ...
Legion Baseball Willmar vs. Monticello at St. Cloud Invite, 3 p.m. Morris at Moorhead, 7 p.m. New London-Spicer vs. Ely at Ely Legion Classic, 8 p.m. Amateur Baseball CORNBELT Granite Falls at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Norway Lake-Sunburg at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Regal at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m. LAND O' DUCKS Appleton at Ortonville, 8 p.m. NON-LEAGUE Lake Henry at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. VFW Baseball Alexandria at Willmar I, 6 p.m.
Legion Baseball Willmar 7, Cold Spring 0 Kerkhoven 10, BOLD 5 Marshall 11, MACCRAY 0 Montevideo 18, Sacred Heart 2 Tri-Town 10, Eden Valley 0 Morris 16, West Central 4
Tiffany Gruber, a senior at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, was honored as KSAX-TV's Female Athlete of the Year Wednesday. Gruber helped the Jaguars to their first-ever state Class AA volleyball tournament appearance last fall. She was also a member of the school's basketball and softball teams.
Joe Schoolmeesters of Litchfield was eliminated from the 28th annual MGA Players' Championship Wednesday after falling 6&4 to Robbie Kelley in the third round at the TPC of the Twin Cities in Blaine. Kelley, a member of the University of Minnesota men's golf team, went on to win his quarterfinal match later in the day. The semifinals and final are today.
BIRD ISLAND -- Jason Guevara and Cory Schwantes both belted home runs Wednesday to help Willmar upend Bird Island 5-1 in the Cornbelt League. Jordan Olson opened the scoring for the Rails (5-4, 5-5) with an RBI double in the first before Bird Island (5-5, 8-7) got a run in the third on Mark Neubauer's single that brought in Stephen Engelmann. Willmar then answered with four runs over the next three innings.
KERKHOVEN -- Jared Johnson and Darrin Carlson hit home runs in the second inning to lead Kerkhoven to an 8-5 win over Wheaton in Legion Baseball action Wednesday. Johnson went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, hitting a solo homer. Carlson's lone hit was a two-run shot. Kerkhoven 8, Wheaton 5 Wheaton 301 100 0 - 5 7 1 Kerkhoven (5-0) 330 020 x - 8 10 3 HITTING - Wheaton: Adam Wilson 2-for-4, 2 runs; Luke Schultz 1-for-3, rbi ...
Legion Baseball Willmar vs. Cold Spring at St. Cloud Invite, 5:30 p.m. Benson at Clinton, 6:30 p.m. Glenwood at Wheaton, 6:30 p.m. Litchfield vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Fairfax, 6:30 p.m. Eden Valley vs. Tri-Town at Atwater, 6:30 p.m. Morris vs. West Central at Barrett, 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph at Paynesville, 6:30 p.m. Kerkhoven vs. BOLD at Bird Island, 7 p.m. Marshall vs. MACCRAY at Raymond, 7 p.m. Milroy at Granite Falls, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Stock Car Racing KRA Speedway in Willmar, 6:30 p.m.