Prep Baseball: MACCRAY keeps pace in Camden North race

RAYMOND -- MACCRAY dampened Renville County West's title hopes while sustaining its with a 9-3 win in Camden North Conference baseball on Thursday. The Wolverines went to 7-2 in league (9-3 overall), only a game behind KMS. The Jaguars dropped to...

RAYMOND -- MACCRAY dampened Renville County West's title hopes while sustaining its with a 9-3 win in Camden North Conference baseball on Thursday.

The Wolverines went to 7-2 in league (9-3 overall), only a game behind KMS. The Jaguars dropped to 4-3 and 5-4 overall.

MACCRAY led 3-0 after one inning and 8-1 after three.

Tyler Wrede, Ben Ruter and Caleb Hanson delivered two hits apiece for MACCRAY.

Jordan Smith worked the last four innings, fanning eight, for the win.


RCW starter Adam Loe was hit hard before leaving in the third. Paul Peterson went 3-for-3 while Brian Harper and Loe each added a pair of singles.


RCW 001 002 0 -- 3 10 2

MACCRAY 305 100 x -- 9 11 2

HITTING - Renville County West: Dakota Freiborg 1-for-4, Paul Peterson 3-for-3, Brian Harper 2-for-4, rbi; Trent Novotny 1-for-4, Adam Loe 2-for-3, rbi ... MACCRAY: Brandon Madsen 1-for-3, Ben Ruter 2-for-2, 2b, 3 runs; Jordan Smith 1-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Jordan Ruter 1-for-2, rbi; Caleb Hanson 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Tyler Wrede 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Kelly Siverhus 1-for-2, rbi; Shaun Condon 1-for-2, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Renville County West: Adam Loe (L) 2Xc-8-8-7-1-2, Mike Fischer 2Zc-2-1-1-4-0, Dakota Freiborg 1-1-0-0-0-1 ... MACCRAY: Ethan Pauling 3-5-1-1-3-2, Jordan Smith (W) 4-4-2-2-1-8

First Game KMS 23, CMCS 0

KMS scored 16 runs in the first inning. Kyle Syverson slugged a two-run homer and Aaron Zimmer and Chris Braaten had four hits apiece. Luke Johnson went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs.


Spencer Almen spun a one-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks for the win.

KMS (16)05 11 -- 23 28 3

CMCS 0 00 00 -- 0 1 3

HITTING - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer 4-for-4; Chris Braaten 4-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Justin Johnson 1-for-4; John Glimsdahl 1-for-1; Kyle Severson 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jordan Helms 1-for-1; Spencer Almen 3-for-4; Claudio Giannetti 1-for-1; Luke Johnson 3-for-3, 3b, 3 rbi; Taylor Freetly 2-for-4; Brian Schlagel 1-for-1 rbi; Mark Beckman 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Cody Ruka 2-for-3, rbi ... Central Minnesota Christian School: Jordon Daugherty 1-for-2, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Spencer Almen (W) 5-1-0-0-0-6 ... Central Minnesota Christian School: Derrick Bulthuis (L) 3-24-21-16-1-2; Gabriel Williams 2-4-2-2-1-0

Second Game KMS 13, CMCS 2

The Fighting Saints capped a sweep and Chris Braaten and Taylor Freetly each hit a solo homer.

Aaron Zimmer pitched four innings for the win, allowing three hits and two runs.


CMCS 002 00 -- 2 4 2

KMS 431 5x -- 13 9 1

HITTING - Central Minnesota Christian School: Derrick Bulthuis 1-for-2; Jacob Van Otterloo 1-for-3; Steve Vogel 2-for-3, 2b ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer 1-for-4; Justin Johnson 2-for-2; Chris Braaten 3-for-3, 2b, solo HR; Kyle Severson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Taylor Freetly 2-for-2, solo HR, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Central Minnesota Christian School: Jordon Daugherty (L) 1-4-6-6-6-0; Cody Knake 2Xc-4-7-4-4-1; Brett Jouwstra Zc-1-0-0-1-0 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Aaron Zimmer (W) 4-3-2-2-6-2; Luke Johnson 1-1-0-0-1-1

West Central North

St. Cloud Cathedral 3, New London-Spicer 0

Andrew Thome pitched a five-hitter for St. Cloud Cathedral.

NLS 000 000 0 -- 0 5 2


SCC 210 000 x -- 3 6 1

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Luke Reiter 1-for-3, 2b; Luke Peterson 1-for-2; Taylor Dammermann 1-for-3; Jared Williamson 1-for-3; Jack Hartley 1-for-3 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Phil Imholte 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Steve Randelaub 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Nate Schmidt 1-for-3; Derek Schwinghammer 1-for-2; Tanner Smuda 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Skylar Wachter (L) 6-6-3-2-0-0 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Andrew Thome (W) 7-5-0-0-2-6

Albany 9, Paynesville 6

Keegan Meagher hit a solo home run and a two-run shot for the Bulldogs (4-4, 6-4), but Albany also knocked out two homers and scored eight runs in the first four innings.

Nathan Nietfeld also had two hits for Paynesville.

Paynesville 111 010 2 -- 6 9 4

Albany 103 401 x -- 9 11 4


HITTING - Paynesville: Keegan Meagher 2-for-3, 3 runs, solo HR, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Nathan Nietfeld 2-for-3; Brett Savelkoul 1-for-4, rbi; Riley Sampson 1-for-2; John Kerzman 1-for-1; Shane Kampsen 1-for-2; Colin Spooner 1-for-4 ... Albany: Cole Schiffler 2-for-4, 3b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Reed Voit 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Kurt Schlangen 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3b, rbi; Taylor Holthaus 1-for-4, solo HR

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Keegan Meagher (L) 3Zc-8-8-6-1-2; Brett Savelkoul 2Xc-3-1-0-1-3 ... Albany: Brad Mergen (W) 5-5-4-1-0-4, Chad Mergen 1Xc-3-2-2-1-1, Bryan Schlangen Zc-0-0-0-0-1

Central Minnesota

BBE 13, Holdingford 5

BBE (8-2, 9-2) broke a 5-5 tie by plating six runs in the sixth inning and adding two more insurance runs in the seventh.

Alex Thompson drove in four runs with four hits and Jordan Beier, Austen Kampsen and Josh Roelike collected two hits apiece.

BBE 300 026 2 --13 14 1

Holdingford 020 300 0 -- 5 13 1


HITTING - Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Alex Thompson 4-for-5, 2b, 4 rbi; Jordan Beier 2-for-5; Josh Beier 1-for-3; Austen Kampsen 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Josh Roelike 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Dustin Gruber 1-for-3; Jared Waller 1-for-3; Tyler Cebulla 1-for-2 ... Holdingford: Kyle Volkers 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Trevor VanHeel 3-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Josh Beier (W) 6-13-5-4-1-3, Austen Kampsen 1-0-0-0-0-1 ... Holdingford: Jake Koehn (L) 4-7-6-6-5-3, Bryce Fein 2-6-5-5-4-1, Zach Pilarski 1-1-2-2-0-0


New Ulm Cathedral 6, Buffalo Lake-Hector 4

Eric Schultz hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and Bryce Rippentrop tripled in a run in the seventh to cap the scoring for Buffalo Lake-Hector (1-11, 2-12).

NU Cathedral 100 201 2 -- 6 5 4

BL-Hector 000 003 1 -- 4 9 1

HITTING - New Ulm Cathedral: Brock Stove 2-for-3; Drew Wenninger 1-for-3, rbi ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: Andy Kalenberg 2-for-3; Evan Ludowese 1-for-2; Eric Schultz 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Bryce Rippentrop 3-for-4, 3b, rbi; Danny Edwards 1-for-3, rbi; Joe Kubesh 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New Ulm Cathedral: Drew Wenninger (W) 6-6-3-3-2-5, Ty Sellner (S) 1-3-1-1-0-1 ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: Bryce Rippentrop (L) 62/3-4-6-5-11-7, Shane Haas 1/3-1-0-0-0-0

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