GRANITE FALLS — The Willmar Rails needed a late rally to beat the Granite Falls Kilowatts on Sunday.

Granite Falls led 4-0 after the first inning at Richter Field. Willmar then scored the next 16 runs to win 16-4 in eight innings.

The Rails trailed 4-3 heading into the top of the sixth, when they struck for eight runs.

Ashton Gregory and Gunnar Banks led the offen. Gregory went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBi. Banks was 3-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Sam Etterman, Jack Baumgart, Zach Reierson and Jayden Dierenfeld all added two hits apiece for Willmar.

Jordan Odegard, Kyle TeBeest, Bennett Knapper, Zac Enevoldsen and Dylan Lindstrom all had hits for Granite Falls.

Newsletter signup for email alerts

Christian Lessman got the pitching win, going 7⅔ innings in relief of starter Jordan Steffer. Lessman struck out 12, walked three and allowed one hit and no runs.

Willmar is host to the Wabasso Jaxx at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Corn Belt League game. Granite Falls is host to the Sacred Heart Saints, also in the Corn Belt and also at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Corn Belt

Willmar 16, Granite Falls 4

Willmar 012 008 23-16 18 0
Granite Falls 400 000 00-4 5 3
Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Owens 1-4 r-2 hbp, Sam Etterman 2-4 r-2 sb, Ashton Gregory 3-4 r-3 rbi hbp sf, Jack Baumgart 2-3 2b r-4 rbi-3 hbp sb, Zak Madsen 1-5, Zach Reierson 2-3 r rbi hbp, Adam Herman 1-2 rbi, Gunnar Banks 3-6 2b r-2 rbi sb, Andrew Baumgart 1-2 rbi-2 sf, Jayden Dierenfeld 2-3 2b r-2 rbi hbp … Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 1-4 r, Kyle TeBeest 1-3 r, Bennett Knapper 1-4 r, Markus Kranz 0-3 r rbi, Zac Enevoldsen 1-3 rbi, Christian Kanten 0-1 rbi sb, Dylan Lindstrom 1-2 rbi sf
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jordan Steffer 1/3-4-4-4-2-0, Christian Lessman (W) 7⅔-1-0-0-3-12 … Granite Falls: Knapper 4 1/3-6-3-3-2-6, Dalton Anderson (L) 1 1/3-5-8-3-1-2, Tom Lindstrom 2 1/3-7-5-4-2-3

County Line

Paynesville 5,

NLS Twins 3

The New London-Spicer Twins extended its game with Paynesville to extra innings, but gave up two runs in the top of the 10th at the Green Lake Baseball Diamonds in Spicer.

Grady Fuchs pitched seven innings for Paynesville. Spencer Imholte took the win with three innings pitched.

Adam Nibaur started on the mound for the Twins, striking out six in seven innings. Hunter Magnuson took the loss with three innings pitched.

NLS batter Jett Salonek hit a double; Garrett Leusink from Paynesville and Josh Soine from New London-Spicer both recorded a home run.



Paynesville 200 100 000 2-5 10 1
NLS 001 000 011 0-3 11 1
Hitting - Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 1-4 r, Luke Johnson 3-5 r-2 rbi, Grady Fuchs 1-5 rbi, Abe Bullard 0-3 r, Garrett Leusink 1-4 r rbi, Drew Tangen 2-5 rbi-2, Griffin Bjerke 2-4 ... NLS: Jake Rambow 2-4 r, Ben Kulset 2-6, Adam Schrader 2-5, Scott Rambow 0-3 rbi, Mike Danielson 1-3 r, Derek Dolezal 1-5, Jett Salonek 2-4 rbi, Josh Soine 1-4 r rbi.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Grady Fuchs 7-9-2-2-4-4, Spencer Imholte (W) 3-2-1-1-1-1 … NLS: Adam Nibaur 7-8-3-3-2-6, Hunter Magnuson (L) 3-2-2-2-2-2

Atwater 9, Regal 8

Ezra Kaping’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Atwater Chuckers the victory over the Regal Eagles at Kingery Field in Atwater.

Kaping wound up 2-for-4 with three RBI and a sacrifice bunt. Josh Kingery was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs and four RBI for the Chuckers. Jordan Olson was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Jack Peterson was 2-for-4 with a run.

For Regal, Derek Dengerud homered and Blake Karsch, Nathan Meyer and Nathan Beier all had two hits.

Regal 000 000 530-8 11 1
Atwater 300 202 002-9 12 2
Hitting - Regal: Jordan Beier 1-3 r-2, Blake Karsch 2-4 r rbi, Nathan Meyer 2-5 r-2 rbi-2, Chris Beier 1-5 rbi-2, Derek Dengerud 1-4 hr r rbi-3, Nathan Beier 2-5 2b, Adrian Belden 1-5, Jordan Wosmek 1-5, Bennet Schultz 0-4 r hbp, Brandon Wedel 0-0 r … Atwater: Josh Kinzler 1-5 2b r, David Kingery 1-4 r-2, Josh Kingery 3-4 2b hr r-3 rbi-4, Connor Barker 0-4 r, Jordan Olson 3-5 2b r rbi-2, Ezra Kaping 2-4 rbi-3 sac, Jack Peterson 2-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Regal: Wosmek 7-9-7-7-4-6, Meyer (L) 1 1/3-3-2-2-0-1 … Atwater: J. Kingery (W) 5-2-0-0-3-12, D. Kingery 3-8-8-5-1-2, Zach Bagley (W) 1-1-0-0-0-2

North Star

Litchfield 8, Dassel-Cokato 6

A seven-run sixth inning was the difference in the North Star League win for the Litchfield Blues at Optimist Park in Litchfield.

Cody Klabunde went 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk for Litchfield (9-9 North Star) Brady Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

For the Saints (6-14 North Star), Noah Halonen went 4-for-5 with two runs.



Dassel-Cokato 002 011 101-6 11 0
Litchfield 100 007 00x-8 10 3
Hitting - Dassel-Cokato: Paul Jacobson 1-3 r bb-2, Steve Boger 1-3 rbi-2 bb hbp, Jim Althoff 2-5 r rbi, Jordan Flick 0-3 rbi bb, Dylan Weber 0-2 hbp, Jeff Olthoff 0-2 r, Mike Leffler 2-5 rbi, Collin Krick 1-5, Noah Holonen 4-5 r-2, Nikolai Niemela 0-4 r … Litchfield: Cody Klabunde 3-4 r-2 bb sb, Andrew Loch 2-5 r rbi, Jake Jones 0-3 rbi-2 bb sf, Drew Kotzer 1-3 r rbi bb, Brady Smith 2-4 rbi, Alex Kaluza 0-0 r, bret Wendlandt 0-3 r bb, Josh Johnson 1-4 r rbi, Gabe Lecher 0-2 r bb hbp, Winky Estrada 1-3 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dassel-Cokato: Jacob Niemela 5 1/3-7-5-5-2-2, James Howell 0-1-3-3-3-0, Flick 2⅔-2-0-0-1-3 … Litchfield: Jody Hyde (W) 8-10-6-2-3-4, Jack Ramthun (Sv) 1-1-0-0-1-1



Elrosa 9, Meire Grove 8

Elrosa improved to 6-7 in the Stearns County League North Division with the victory at Meire Grove. The Grovers are 7-6.

Games Saturday

Raymond 15, Chokio 1

Tyler Steen and Brett Swanson slugged home runs to help the Raymond Rockets to the exhibition win over the Coyotes at Chokio.

Alex Lotthammer went five innings to get the win. He struck out 12, walked five and allowed two hits.

Raymond 031 160 4-15 16 1
Chokio 000 001 0-1 6 3
Hitting - Raymond: Eric Hulterstrum 2-6 r rbi, Paxton Nelson 1-4 bb-2 r, Tyler Steen 1-3 r-3 hr rbi-3, John Sawatzky 1-4 r-2 2b bb rbi-2, Mike Jeseritz 1-4 r bb rbi, Zach Nelson 1-4 r-2 hbp rbi, Asaiah Smith 2-3 r-2 bb-2 rbi-2, Andy Schultz 2-5 r 2b-2 rbi, Brett Swanson 3-4 bb r-2 hr sb rbi-2 … Chokio: Tom Holland 0-1 bb-3, Ryan Bowman1-4, Zach Howe 1-3 bb, Chandler Vogel 1-3 bb, Alex Daugherty 2-3 r sb bb, Kevin Asfeld 1-4, Colton Scheldorf 0-2 bb, Jordan Luethardt 0-2 sf rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Alex Lotthammer (W) 5-2-0-0-5-12, Tyler Knott 2-4-1-1-2-2 … Chokio: Leuhardt (L) 4 1/3-9-7-6-5-1 Bowman 2⅔-7-8-7-4-2

Regal 7, Starbuck 4

Nathan Meyer went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to help Regal beat Starbuck on Saturday at Glenwood.

Jared Freese went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI for Starbuck.

Regal 202 100 011-7 11 2
Starbuck 000 110 011-4 12 3
Hitting - Regal: Shane Radermacher 1-3 r rbi sf hbp, Jordan Beier 1-5 r, Nathan Meyer 3-4 hr r-2 rbi-3 bb, Chris Beier 1-5, Nathan Beier 1-4 r sac, Adrian Belden 1-3 rbi-2, Josh Beier 0-1 hbp, Bennet Schultz 1-4 sb, Derek Dengerud 1-4 rbi sf, Jordan Wosmek 1-3 r-2 bb-2 … Starbuck: Darion Alexander 1-5 r rbi, Mitchell Gruber 1-5 r bb, Matt Gruber 1-6 rbi 3b, Mike Kragenbring 2-2 rbi 2b hbp, Aaron Ver Steeg 2-5 r, Mike Andreas 0-1 bb-2, Andrew Toop 1-2 r, Jackson Hendrickson 0-4 bb, Jared Freese 3-4 rbi bb, Luke Barkheim 1-5
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Regal: Brandon Wedel 4-2-1-1-3-5, Radermacher (W) 5-10-3-3-3-5 … Starbuck: Ma. Gruber (L) 9-11-7-6-3-6

Ortonville 12, Benson 4

Chris Fellow went 3-for-5 with two walks and four runs to lead the Ortonville Rox past the Benson Plowboys on Saturday at Benson.

Ortonville had 10 hits and used 18 walks and a hit-by-pitch to beat benson.

Isaac Minchow went 4-for-5 with a run and Samuel Lenarz was 3-for-5 with two runs for the Plowboys (1-10 Land O’ Ducks).

Joe Fuller went 2-for-2 with two runs, four walks and an RBI for the Rox (9-2 Land O’ Ducks).



Ortonville 100 101 045-12 12 0
Benson 000 001 021-4 14 1
Hitting - Ortonville: Riley Sammon 2-6, Bruce Doney 0-0 bb, Chris Fellows 3-5 2b r-4 bb-2 sb, Chris Doney 1-4 r bb hbp sb, Joe Fuller 2-2 r-2 rbi bb-4 sb-2, Andrew Threinen 1-3 2b r rbi bb-3, James Lee 0-2 r-2 rbi bb-4 sb, Carter Powell 1-5 r rbi-2 bb, Tony Schake 1-5 r rbi-2 bb, Matt Fellows 1-4 2b rbi-3 bb … Benson: Patrick Minchow 1-5 rbi, Isaac Minchow 4-5 r, Samuel Lenarz 3-5 r-2 2b, Matthew Laumeyer 1-4 rbi-2, Daniel Lenarz 1-4 rbi, William Enderson 1-3 hbp, Matthew Ebnet 2-4 r, Ty Hedman 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ortonville: C. Fellows (W) 9-14-4-4-0-6 … Benson: D. Lenarz (L) 5-4-3-3-10-5, I. Minchow 2-2-0-0-1-0, P. Minchow 0-1-4-4-3-0, Enderson 2-5-5-5-4-2