SACRED HEART - Jordan Smith had three hits, including a home run, and he drove in three runs as Raymond defeated Sacred Heart 9-3 on Wednesday night.
Raymond’s Tyler Steen also homered and he doubled. Jon Broman tripled in a run and Brett Swanson and Calvin Kosminskas also drove in runs.
John Sawatzky worked the first six innings, striking out 11, to get the win.
Sacred Heart’s Jeremy Hinderks hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Ryan Hebrink doubled in the Saints’ other run in the third.
Raymond plays Hutchinson in the Rockets’ Hall of Fame Game at 2 p.m. Saturday. The hall ceremony is prior to the game at 12:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart 3
Raymond 200 022 210-9 11 3
SH 201 000 000-3 7 2
Hitting - Raymond: Tyler Steen 2-4 hr 2b rbi, Justin Koenen 1-3, Jordan Smith 3-5 hr rbi-3, Calvin Kosminskas 1-3 rbi, Joe Schlagel 1-3, Herman Solomon 1-1 r, Jon Broman 1-5 3b rbi r, Brett Swanson 1-2 rbi … Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 1-3 r, Ryan Hebrink 2-5 2b rbi, Nate Hebrink 2-4 2b r, Jack Howard 1-1, Jeremy Hinderks 1-4 hr rbi-2 r, Mike Kuschel 2-3, Kevin Strommer 1-1
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: John Sawatzky (W) 6-5-3-3-2-11, Kosminskas 2-1-0-0-1-2, Zach Nelson 1-1-0-0-0-2 … Sacred Heart: Connor Cronen (L) 6-6-6-3-3-1, Jarrod Holmgren 2-4-3-3-3-2, Dalton Struxness 1-0-0-0-1-2
Redwood Falls 0
Matt Moorse fired a one-hitter as BOLD defeated Redwood Falls in a Central District Sub-State South Pod win on Wednesday night.
Moorse worked all seven innings and struck out eight. James Woelfel hit a two-run homer and Jordan Sagedahl doubled twice and drove in the other three BOLD runs. Luke Ryan had three hits, including a triple and a double, and Jack Peppel also doubled.
BOLD plays Tri-Town in a winners’ bracket game at 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Sacred/MACCRAY and Redwood play an elimination game at 10 a.m. and the winner of that game plays the BOLD—Tri-Town loser at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The championship game is 10 a.m. Sunday, with all games in Bird Island.