Some invitations mailed out by the high school for the Willmar Senior Athletic Recognition Program contained the wrong date. The correct date is May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.
The Willmar Cardinals baseball team opens at home today against Rocori in a Central Lakes Conference game at Taunton Stadium. Willmar (0-1) was slated to open the season at home last Friday, but the game was moved to Marshall because of wet fields. The Cardinals lost that game 1-0. Today's game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge Morris Area 4-3 in West Central South Conference baseball action Monday. The Thunder Hawks trailed 3-1, but got a lift from Tyler Grey, who highlighted the sixth inning with a two-run single to put Montevideo in the lead. The Tigers held Montevideo to just three hits, two by James Gallagher. Morris scored two runs in the first inning and another in the fifth. The Tigers were also held to three hits.
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville scored five runs in the top of the first, then cruised to a 10-1 win over Eden Valley-Watkins in non-conference baseball action Monday. Ben Moser and Ryan Hess combined to allow just one run on six hits. Moser struck out three in six innings for the win, and Hess struck out one in the seventh. The Bulldogs (3-0) took a 5-0 lead on five hits, highlighted by Cory Nietfeld's two-run triple to right-center field.
NEW LONDON -- Wade Wessling tied a state record with three doubles in a game, sparking New London-Spicer to an 11-1 rout over Albany in West Central North Conference action Monday. Wessling, a senior third baseman, finished 3-for-4 with five RBI. He had a double in the second inning, a three-run double in the third and two-run double in the sixth that invoked the 10-run rule. Michael Danielson hurled 52/3 innings for the win. He gave up five hits and one run, while walking two and striking out eight. Brian Pieh, who went 3-for-3, got the final out.
Prep Baseball Montevideo 4, Morris 3 LQPV 10, Benson 0 Holdingford 13, BBE 6 McLeod West 10, BLH 1 Paynesville 10, EVW 1 ACGC 18, Kimball 5 YME 12, Tracy-MB 1 BOLD 6, Sleepy Eye 1 NLS 11, Albany 1 Canby 14, Dawson-Boyd 2 Prep Softball Lac qui Parle Valley 7, Morris Area 3 Minnewaska 6, NLS 4 Holdingford 4, BBE 3 Litchfield 13, Kimball 10 Tennis Willmar 7, NL-Spicer 0 Litchfield 4, St.
Prep Baseball CENTRAL LAKES Rocori at Willmar, 5 p.m. WEST CENTRAL SOUTH Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Lac qui Parle Valley, 5 p.m. Benson vs.
COLD SPRING -- Kelly Myhre shot an 86 as Willmar finished in a fourth-place tie with Brainerd in the opening Central Lakes Conference meet Monday. German exchange student Vanessa Dutzi shot a 73 to lead St. Cloud Tech to first place. Willmar's Beth Jacobson shot 90 and Jenna Bernhagen 100. Katie Kroona had 108 and Emily Nelsen 118. "Our scores were better than I expected for our first meet," said Willmar coach Jodi Mottinger. Team scoring (1) St. Cloud Tech 353 (2) Sartell 354 (3) Alexandria 360 (4) tie, Willmar, Brainerd 384 (6) St.
Dual meet at Olivia Team scoring (1) BOLD 174 (2) Buffalo Lake-Hector 174 Individual MEDALIST - Jason DeRock, BLH, 37 Area results BOLD - Josh Jacobs 41, Isaac Rodriquez 43, Cole Neubauer 44, Ross Neubauer 46 BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR - DeRock 37, Chris Stewart 42, Lawton Burgstahler 47, Micheal Jensen 48 RCW Triangular at Renville Tyler Bakker's 51 paced Renville County West as Russell-Tyler-Ruthton beat Tracy-Milroy-Balaton by 15 shots. Team scoring (1) Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 189 (2) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 204 (3) Renville County West 230 Individual MEDALIST - Jeremy Jensen, RTR, 44
DANUBE -- BOLD poured across nine runs in the top of the sixth to run away from Renville County West 15-2 on Monday in the season opener for both teams. Winning pitcher Sara Grasmon pitched three perfect inning, striking out two. Missy Benson got three of BOLD's nine hits off RCW's Megan Groen. Brianna Keltgen had a double and two RBI and Chelsey Remillard scored three times and plated two runs. Kelsey Prahl had an RBI single for RCW which got its four hits and two runs off reliever Kristy Gass, who drove in two runs for her team.