Prep Baseball: KMS, MACCRAY advance in 3A-West

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and MACCRAY each won twice in the Section 3A-West baseball playoffs on Saturday and will face each other Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Granite Falls.

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and MACCRAY each won twice in the Section 3A-West baseball playoffs on Saturday and will face each other Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Granite Falls.

KMS (16-2) beat Minneota 15-2 and Lakeview 7-6. MACCRAY (15-4) upended Dawson-Boyd 10-6 and then topped Canby 14-6.

First round

KMS 15, Minneota 2

(At Sunburg) -- Lee Keil recorded a total of five RBI and Spencer Almen threw a one-hitter for the Fighting Saints.


Keil hit a two-run double in the third inning and a two-run home run in the fourth. Almen allowed two unearned runs, struck out seven and walked one.

Minneota 002 00 -- 2 1 2

KMS 049 2x -- 15 14 3

HITTING - Minneota: Alex Buysse 1-for-2 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Chris Braaten 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kyle Syverson 2-for-2, 2b; Taylor Freetly 1-for-3, rbi; Luke Johnson 2-for-3, rbi; Spencer Almen 1-for-2; Marc Beckman 1-for-2, rbi; Lee Keil 2-for-2, 2b, 2-run HR, 5 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Dan Hennen (L) 2Zc-11-12-9-2-0, Cody Jerzak 1Xc-4-3-3-0-2 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Spencer Almen (W) 5-1-2-0-1-7

Lakeview 15, RCW 6

(At Sunburg) -- Drew Hultquist hit a two-run homer in the second inning for the Jaguars, but Lakeview blew the game open in the seventh, scoring eight runs.

Lakeview 033 100 8 -- 15 16 1


RCW 040 110 0 -- 6 9 5

HITTING - Lakeview: Ben Schwarz 3-for-5, 2 rbi; Joe Bakker 3-for-5, 2b, 5 rbi ... Renville County West: Phil Erickson 1-for-4, rbi; Paul Peterson 1-for-4; Mike Fischer 2-for-2; Drew Hultquist 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Brian Harper 2-for-3, 2b, Steve Gens 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lakeview: Tyler Peterson (W) 6-9-6-6-0-6, Joe Bakker 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Renville County West: Dakota Freiborg 1-3-3-2-3-0, Cameron Holm 1-3-3-1-0-1, Phil Erickson (L) 4-7-6-5-1-3, Mike Fischer 1-3-3-3-2-0

MACCRAY 10, Dawson-Boyd 6

(At Ortonville) -- Jordan Smith went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs, while Brandon Madsen and Shaun Condon also had two hits apiece for the Wolverines.

Ethan Pauling worked the first four innings for the win, allowing seven hits and five runs. Kelly Siverhus gave up three hits and one run over the final three frames.

Tyler Flattum had two doubles and drove in three runs for Dawson-Boyd. Jake Bothun went 3-for-3 with two RBI.

Dawson-Boyd 100 320 0 -- 6 10 2


MACCRAY 145 000 x-- 10 11 2

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Tyler Flattum 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Derek Gritmaster 1-for-4; Hank Ireland 1-for-4; Josh Aakre 2-for-4, 2b; Josh Staab 1-for-3; Jake Bothun 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi ... MACCRAY: Brandon Madsen 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Tyler Dammann 1-for-4, rbi; Ben Ruter 1-for-3, rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-4, 4 rbi; Jordan Ruter 1-for-1, rbi; Caleb Hansen 1-for-4; Ethan Pauling 1-for-3; Shaun Condon 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Cameron Jurgenson (L) 3-10-10-8-2-1, Josh Staab 3-1-0-0-1-3 ... MACCRAY: Ethan Pauling (W) 4-7-5-4-3-3, Kelly Siverhus (S) 3-3-1-1-0-2

Canby 6, Ortonville 4

Winner's bracket

KMS 7, Lakeview 6

(At Sunburg) -- Spencer Almen lifted KMS to the win with a two-run homer to left field, giving the Fighting Saints a 7-6 lead in the sixth inning, highlighting a five-run rally.

Lakeview 101 130 0 -- 6 12 3


KMS 000 025 x -- 7 9 3

HITTING - Lakeview: Cory Timmermann 2-for-4; Tyler Peterson 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Ben Schwarz 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Adam Brewers 3-for-4, rbi ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Kyle Syverson 2-for-3, 2b; Taylor Freetly 1-for-3, 2b; Marc Beckman 2-for-3, rbi; Spencer Almen 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lakeview: Tony Ross (L) 5Zc-9-7-5-2-3, Josh Raymos Xc-0-0-0-1-1 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Chris Braaten 4-9-6-4-2-6, Justin Johnson (W) 3-3-0-0-1-1

MACCRAY 14, Canby 6

(At Ortonville) -- Jordan Smith went 2-for-2, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning for the Wolverines (15-4).

Jordan Ruter, Tyler Wrede, Shaun Condon and Dylan Aeikens had two hits apiece. Jordan Ruter and Wrede had two RBI each.

Smith hurled the first five innings for the win, scattering eight hits and two walks. He gave up six runs while striking out eight. Ben Ruter finished with two scoreless innings.

Canby 320 100 0 -- 6 9 1


MACCRAY 460 040 x -- 14 13 1

HITTING - Canby: Trevor Citrowske 3-for-4; Blake Haugen 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Andrew Henningsgaard 1-for-3; Brandon Kamrath 2-for-3 ... MACCRAY: Ben Ruter 1-for-2, rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-2, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jordan Ruter 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Caleb Hansen 1-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Tyler Wrede 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Shaun Condon 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Dylan Aeikens 2-for-3, rbi; Ethan Pauling 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Canby: Brandon Kamrath (L) 1-1-5-5-6-0, Trevor Citrowske 5-12-9-7-2-6 ... MACCRAY: Jordan Smith (W) 5-8-6-5-2-8, Ben Ruter 2-1-0-0-1-1

Loser's bracket

RCW 7, Minneota 2

(At Sunburg) -- Adam Loe struck out 12 batters for RCW. He allowed two unearned runs, five hits and walked three.

Trent Novotny went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.

Minneota 200 000 0 -- 2 5 4


RCW 020 032 x -- 7 11 3

HITTING - Minneota: Dan Hennen 1-for-3, rbi; Cody Jerzak 1-for-3 ... Renville County West: Phil Erickson 1-for-4, rbi; Trent Novotny 3-for-4, 3b, rbi; Dakota Freiborg 1-for-3; Paul Peterson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Drew Hultquist 1-for-3; Mitch Agre 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Steve Gens 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Alex Buysse (L) 6-11-7-6-0-4 ... Renville County West: Adam Loe (W) 7-5-2-0-3-12

Dawson-Boyd 6, Ortonville 0

Josh Staab spun a four-hitter and Derek Gritmacker went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for the Blackjacks.

Staab walked none and struck out five.

Tyler Flattum and Josh Aarke had two hits apiece.

Dawson-Boyd 201 100 2 -- 6 7 1

Ortonville 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Tyler Flatum 2-for-4, 3 runs; Jake Bothun 1-for-3, 2b; Derek Gritmacker 3-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Joe Haugen 1-for-3; Josh Aakre 2-for-4, 2 runs ... Ortonville: not available

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Josh Staab (W) 7-4-0-0-0-5 ... Ortonville: not available

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