Kramers lead Bird Island over Raymond
BIRD ISLAND - Riley Kramer delivered a three-run home run as part of a four-run seventh inning that lifted Bird Island past Raymond 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.
Riley Kramer's home run supported Luke Kramer's complete game performance during which he struck out nine and didn't walk a Rocket.
Luke Kramer surrendered a home run in the first when Tyler Steen hit a two-run shot to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead.
Raymond starter Jose Rosario was tough to hit, allowing just two hits without allowing a run and striking out seven. But Bird Island took advantage of a pitching change and scored six runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Dylan Gass got the scoring started with a solo home run in the sixth inning and continued with Luke Kramer's RBI single.
Bird Island 6, Raymond 4.
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Hitting - Raymond: Eric Hulterstrum 0-4 rbi, Justin Koenen 2-4 2b-2 rbi r, Tyler Steen 1-4 hr rbi-2 r, Jordan Smith 1-4, Mike Jeseritz 1-4, Calvin Kosminskas 1-4 r, Joe Schlagel 1-4 r, Brett Swanson 2-4 ... Bird Island: Ben Steffel 1-5 2b, Dylan Gass 1-4 hr rbi r-2, Shawn Dollerschell 2-4 rbi r-2, Riley Kramer 1-4 hr rbi-3 r, Wyatt Peppel 1-3, Luke Kramer 2-4 rbi, Jesse Bjur 1-3, Logan Sandgren 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Jose Rosario 5-2-0-0-2-7, John Sawatzky (L) 1.1-6-6-6-2-3, Calvin Kosminskas 1.2-1-0-0-1-2 ... Bird Island: Luke Kramer (W) 9-9-4-4-0-9
Starbuck 6, NL-Sunburg 2
Starbuck scored four runs in the seventh inning to break a tie and top Norway Lake-Sunburg Sunday afternoon.
Matt Gruber delivered a three-run double to add a bit of insurance and that was more than enough for Austin Versteeg, who struck out eight in a complete game performance for the Stars. He allowed seven hits and just two runs (one earned).
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Hitting - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Dylan Rudningen 2-5 2b, Justin Johnson 1-3, James Cortez 2-3 r, Aaron Zimmer 1-4 r, Regan Carlson 1-4 rbi ... Starbuck: Michael Gruber 3-5 r, Mike Kragenbring 3-4 r, Austin Versteeg 1-4 2b, Mike Andreas 0-3 r, Andrew Toop 3-4 rbi r-2, Justin Amundson 2-4 r, Matt Gruber 2-4 2b rbi-3, Jackson Hendrickson 1-4 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Brandon Rasmusson 5-9-2-2-2-0, Johnson (L) 3-6-4-4-1-1 ... Starbuck: Versteeg (W) 9-7-2-1-0-8
Marshall 8, Granite Falls 0
Jordan Knotz shutdown Granite Falls offense to power Marshall past the Kilowatts on Sunday.
Knotz allowed just two hits in a complete game performance, striking out eight with one walk.
Markus Kranz earned one of Granite Falls' hits with a double.
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Hitting - Marshall: Nate Hoett 4-5 r-4 ... Granite Falls: Markus Kranz 1-1 2b, Brandon Grund 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Marshall: Jordan Knotz (W) 9-2-0-0-1-8 ... Granite Falls: Chase Richter (L) 3-7-6-5-4-3, Cam Vien 6-4-2-1-2-1
Granite Falls 10, Sacred Heart 9
Granite Falls scored a combined eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings to complete a comeback in a run-filled game against Sacred Heart on Saturday.
The Saints jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the opening two innings but the Kilowatts battled back, starting with a two-run home run by Craig Listul in the fifth inning. Granite Falls brough 11 batters to the plate in the eighth inning where the took the lead and didn't let go.
Sacred Heart added a run in the ninth inning to bring the game within one run but Kilowatt reliever, Adam Brewers, held on for the win after 7-1/3 innings.
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Hitting - Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 2-4 3b sb r-3, Colton Vien 1-3 rb r-2, Craig Listul 2-5 hr rbi-2 r, Cole Richter 0-1 , Markus Kranz 2-5 2b rbi r, Lucas Kruse 3-6 sb-3 rbi-2 r, Kyle TeBeest 1-4 rbi, Adam Brewers 1-4 rbi, Josh Anderson 0-0 r ... Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 1-3 sb-3 r-3, Dakota Freiborg 3-6 2b rbi r, Ryan Hebrink 2-5 2b-2 r-2, Jeremy Hinderks 0-6 rbi, Jose Ortiz 1-3 rbi-2 r Nate Hebrink 2-3 sb r, Mike Kuschel 1-2 rbi, Ramon Gonzalez Rosario 1-3, Ryan Fransen 1-1, Nicklaus Ludwig 0- r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Chase Richter 1.2-4-5-4-5-0, Adam Brewers (W) 7.1-7-2-0-2-4 ... Sacred Heart: Jose Ortiz 5-6-2-2-4-8, Jarrod Holmgren (L) 2-3-7-2-4-1, Colin Thompson 2-3-1-1-1-3
NL-Spicer 13, Watkins 5
Mike Danielson drove in an incredible seven runs as New London-Spicer clipped the Watkins Clippers Saturday.
Danielson slugged a home run and a double in a big offensive day for the Twins. John Perkins added to the cause with a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBIs and two runs scored.
Adam Nibaur pitched eight innings for the Twins, allowing three unearned runs to earn the win.
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Hitting - New London-Spicer: Jake Rambow 0-2 rbi r, Patrick Courtney 2-2 r-2, John Perkins 2-4 2b rbi-2 r-2, Mike Danielson 2-5 2b hr rbi-7 r-2, Scott Rambow 0-4 rbi r, Austen Hadley 1-5, Wyatt White 1-2, Austin Rambow 1-3 r, Dalton Rambow 1-2, Josh Soine 1-4 2b r, Ben Kulset 0-2 r-3 ... Watkins: Dan Berg 2-3 2b-2 rbi-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Adam Nibaur (W) 8-6-3-0-1-7, Soine 0.1-0-2-2-4-0, Dalton Rambow 0.2-0-0-0-0-0 ... Watkins: Kevin Kramer (L) 5-6-7-5-5-1, Carson Geislinger 4-5-6-6-4-2
St. Cloud 1, Willmar 0
St. Cloud outdueled the Willmar Stingers in a 1-0 game that took 11 innings to finish the sweep Sunday afternoon.
Connor Aube got the 11th inning going with a leadoff double, just St. Cloud's third hit of the day, and Bobby Seymour added the lone RBI of the afternoon with a sacrifice fly to center field.
Neither team could get much going against excellent pitching, with St. Cloud's Kenny Saenz allowing just one hit with 10 strikeouts in his seven-inning start. His counterpart, Jonathan McKinney, was nearly just as good. He also only allowed one hit, striking out seven batters with two walks in 6-2/3 innings. Stinger reliever Louie Varland worked the rest of the seventh and all of the eighth, keeping the Rox off the board again.
But it was the Rox pitching staff that emerged victorious. Sergio Esparza pitched a nearly perfect eighth and ninth inning, allowing just one walk, and Jake Suddreth, the game's winning pitcher, allowed one lone hit with three strikeouts in two innings of work.
Willmar will now get a day to recuperate with Monday as a scheduled off-day before starting a home series against North Division-leading La Crosse Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Hitting - Willmar: John Trousdale 1-2, Jaxon Hallmark 1-3 ... St. Cloud: Bobby Seymour 1-4 rbi, Connor Aube 1-5 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jonathan McKinney 6.2-1-0-0-2-7, Louie Varland 1.1-0-0-0-2, Nick Mears (L) 2.1-2-1-1-0-4, Jayson Newman 0.1-0-0-0-0-0 ... St. Cloud: Kenny Saenz 7-1-0-0-1-10, Sergio Esparza 2-0-0-0-1-2, Jake Suddreth (W) 2-1-0-0-0-3
St. Cloud 6, Willmar 4
Willmar Stinger Cal Elvers drove in three runs in the sixth inning Saturday to tie things with St. Cloud but the Rox responded with a pair of runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to end Willmar's seven-game win streak.
Braxton Johns was tagged with the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in one-third of an inning. Dylan Oliver pitched the remaining 2-2/3 innings of the game without allowing a hit or walk.
Elvers spoiled a decent start by Rox pitcher Zach Lauzon, knocking him out of the game in the sixth inning. Eli Wilson added a pair of doubles in the game while Jaxon Hallmark and John Trousdale each doubled as well.
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Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 1-4 rbi, Eli Wilson 2-5 2b-2 r, John Trousdale 1-3 2b r, Caleb Ricca 1-4 r, Cal Elvers 1-3 2b rbi-3, Joey Ortiz 0-3 r, Jaxon Hallmark 3-4 2b ... St. Cloud: Ryan Weisenberg 1-4 hr rbi r, Ricardo Sanchez 1-4 hr rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Corey Binger 5-7-4-4-1-1, Braxton Johns (L) 0.1-3-2-2-0-0, Dylan Oliver 2.2-0-0-0-0-0 ... St. Cloud: Zach Lauzon 5.2-7-4-4-6-2, Kyle Richardson (W) 1.1-0-0-02-3, Landon Clifton 0.1-1-0-0-1-0, Erik Martinez 0.2-0-0-0-0-1, Finn Del Bonta-Smith (Sv) 1-1-0-0-0-2