ATWATER -- Suzanne Maanum carded a three-over 39 Tuesday to claim medalist honors and help Benson/KMS win the first West Central South Conference meet of the season. Benson/KMS also had Mackenzie Weber place fifth as the Braves won by 10 shots over Yellow Medicine East. Team scoring (1) Benson/KMS 198 (2) Yellow Medicine East 208 (3) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 213 (4) Lac qui Parle Valley 228 (5) BOLD 267 (6) Montevideo and Morris incomplete Individual TOP FIVE - (1) Suzanne Maanum, BKMS, 39 (2) Dani Graff, Mor, 45 (3) tie, Morgan Wall, ACGC, 48; Megan Bredeson, YME, 48 (5) Mackenzie Weber
WILLMAR -- Laura Suter pitched a one-hitter in the first game and Julie Vosejpka had five hits in seven trips for four RBI to lead Ridgewater College to a sweep of St. Cloud Technical College 6-0 and 10-2 Tuesday at the college field. Suter walked one and struck out seven. Suzie Zander added four hits in the two games. Ridgewater (9-1) is at Minnesota West today. Game One Ridgewater 6, St. Cloud 0 Ridgewater 020 000 4 - 6 9 0 St. Cloud TC 000 000 0 - 0 1 5 HITTING - St. Cloud Technical College: JoDine Lemke 1-for-3, 2b ....
The Ridgewater Warriors host Rochester in a junior college baseball doubleheader today at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. The Warriors (19-7) are coming off four straight games, all wins, in which they scored 10 runs each time. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
BRAINERD -- Willmar handed Brainerd its first loss the season, but the Warriors came back to salvage a split in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader Tuesday. Callie Nelsen spun a three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks to ignite Willmar's 2-0 win in the opener before Brainerd collected nine hits off Nelsen to win the second game, 5-2. It was the Cardinals' second Central Lakes Conference loss of the early season after having lost only two conference games over the previous three years. Willmar (2-2, 2-2) hosts St. Cloud Apollo Thursday at 5 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Thunder and lightning struck in the sixth inning at Bill Taunton Stadium and it was the Willmar Cardinals who got jolted. Lightning was spotted on the eastern horizon, forcing a brief halt to clear the field. Then the thunder was provided by the Brainerd bats, which produced all of its runs in the sixth inning to rally to a 7-5 victory in Central Lakes Conference baseball. Willmar led 4-0 after five innings.
GLENWOOD -- Paynesville's John Hemingson struck out 12 Minnewaska batters on the way to a 7-1 win in West Central North baseball action Tuesday. Hemingson pitched a complete game, giving up one run on six hits and walking two. The Bulldogs (3-0, 5-0) recorded nine hits and scored five runs in the top of the third inning to erase the Lakers' 1-0 lead. Hemingson, Alex Naujokas and Trent Hansen had two hits each. Hemingson doubled and drove in two runs. Aaron Kessler had two hits to lead Minnewaska (1-2, 4-2).
GLENCOE -- Litchfield's senior right-hander Tony Gutormson needed only 71 pitches to quiet Glencoe-Silver Lake with a one-hitter Tuesday as the Dragons won the Wright County Conference game 9-0. Gutormson also knocked in three runs with a single and a double.
Prep Baseball Brainerd 7, Willmar 5 LQPV 2, Morris 0 YME 7, BOLD 6 Montevideo 4, ACGC 3 Paynesville 7, Waska 1 NL-Spicer 5, LPGE 2 Pierz 5, BBE 0 GFW 17, BL-Hector 3 KMS 14, Benson 3 Litchfield 9, Glencoe-SL 0 Prep Softball Willmar 2, Brainerd 0 Brainerd 5, Willmar 2 YME 13, ACGC 10 BOLD 8, LQPV 7 Benson/Hancock 7, Montevideo 3 Minnewaska Area 2, Sauk Centre 0 Paynesville 20, Albany 5 St.
College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Rochester at Ridgewater (2), 2 p.m. College Softball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Minnesota West at Worthington (2), 3 p.m. Girls Golf NON-CONFERENCE Buffalo Lake-Hector Invite at Oakdale (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City), 12:30 p.m. Albany Invite (Benson/KMS, Minnewaska, New London-Spicer), 11 a.m.
BELGRADE -- St. Cloud Cathedral won both the boys and girls meets at the rain-shortended Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invitational Tuesday. The Cathedral boys had 173 points. New London-Spicer was second with 136 and BBE third with 80. The Crusader girls had 176 points. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball was second with 101, BBE third with 97 and NLS fourth with 83. The complete results will appear in Thursday's paper. In the Redwood Valley Invite Tuesday, the Redwood Valley girls and boys both finished first. The results will appear in Thursda's paper.