HUTCHINSON - Hutchinson took a two-run lead with a three-run fifth inning and the Tigers held off Willmar in the final two innings to claim a 7-6 win on Friday at Veterans Park.
Willmar took the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth before Hutchinson's rally, and the Cardinals managed another run in the top of the sixth.
Five errors and five walks hurt the Cardinals, who surrendered three unearned runs.
Willmar's Gunnar Banks was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, Drey Dirksen was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Andy Schultz was 2-for-3 and scored a run.
The Cardinals' Caleb Owens had a hit, walked twice and scored three runs, and Ashton Gregory also had a hit and two walks and scored a run.
Willmar 102 021 0-6 11 5
Hutchinson 210 130 x-7 10 2
Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Owens 1-2 r-3 bb-2, Ashton Gregory 1-2 r bb-2, Andy Schultz 2-3 rbi r, Drey Dirksen 2-3 rbi-2 r, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-4, Gunnar Banks 3-4 rbi-2, Andrew Baumgart 1-3 ... Hutchinson: Lane Glaser 3-4 rbi r, Ethan Beffert 2-3 rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Baumgart 4-7-4-3-2-1, Gregory (L) 2-3-3-0-3-0 ... Hutchinson: Zach Kuseke 4.1-8-5-3-2-2, John Jennings (W) 1.2-3-1-1-2-2, Dan VanDeSteeg 1-0-0-0-0-0
When Owen Boerema has a bat in his hand, great things happen.
And in Friday's 10-2 win over Kimball, Boerema's bat set a new state record.
Boerema got a hit in his 34th consecutive game, breaking Deer River's Tim Gullickson's record of 33 set from 1981-83, according to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Boerema's record streak includes all 26 games of his junior season and the Dragons' eight games this spring.
"It's been pretty amazing to watch," said Litchfield head coach Jeff Wollin. "(On Thursday) he went 4-for-7 in our doubleheader and his average went down. He's on a tear right now."
See Monday's e-edition for full stats or check wctrib.com.
RV 4, YME 3
Redwood Valley scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and Kyle Lechner pitched four scoreless innings to close out a win over Yellow Medicine East on Friday.
YME's Tate Schulte and Angel Jimenez both had hits and five in runs, and Bennett Knapper and Ayden Friese both scored run.
YME 102 000 0-3 3 3
RV 111 010 x-4 10 2
Hitting - Yellow Medicine East: Bennett Knapper 1-3 r, Ayden Friese 0-2 r, Tate Schulte 1-2 rbi r, Angel Jimenez 1-3 2b rbi ... Redwood Valley: Brennan Sander 2-4, Adam Bommersbach 2-4 2b r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Dalton Anderson (L) 4.2-10-4-2-5-2, Schulte 1.1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Redwood Valley: Kyle Lechner (W) 7-3-3-2-2-9
Cadem Bjornjeld had two hits and drove in three runs and Trevor Gearman had two hits and two RBIs in Lac qui Parle Valley's win over Ortonville on Friday in Madison.
Wyatt Halvorson allowed two runs and struck out seven in 5-2/3 innings to get the win.
LQPV is scheduled to play Milaca at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Paynesville tournament.
Ortonville 200 000 0-2 5 2
LQPV 423 100 x-10 13 1
Hitting - Ortonville: Tyson Powell 2-3, Peter Treinen 1-3 2b rbi, James Lee 2-3 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Eean Allpress 1-4, Caden Bjornjeld 2-3 2b rbi-3, Dain Haas 2-4 2b-2 rbi, Wyatt Halvorson 1-2 2b, Gavin Fernholz 1-1, Trevor Gearman 2-3 2bi-2, Brett Baldwin 1-2 2b rbi, Layton Wittnebel 2-4 2b rbi, Mason Clark 1-4, Daniel Thielke 0-2 rbi bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ortonville: Treinen (L) 2-5-6-6-3-1, Devean Boots 4-8-4-1-1-3 ... LQPV: Halvorson (W) 5.2-5-2-2-4-7, Tucker Droogsma 1.1-0-0-0-0-2
Riley Ashburn stole home to tie the game in the seventh and Jacob Grund's eighth-inning single brought home the winning runs as Renville County West downed MACCRAY on Friday.
RCW's Jack Howard had two hits, including a triple, he drove in two runs and scored three runs. Blake Engstrom also had two hits.
MACCRAY's Rhys Schwitters, Gabe Henker, Brooks Asche and Dreyer Homan all had two hits and drove in runs.
RCW 005 010 12-9 8 5
MACCRAY 110 005 00-7 12 5
Hitting - Renville County West: Brandan Hoberg 1-5 rbi r-2, Ayden Gustafson 1-4 r, Jack Howard 2-2 3b rbi-2 r-3, Jacob Grund 1-3 rbi-2 r, Riley Ashburn 0-2 r, Corbin Wohlman 1-3 2b, Blake Engstrom 2-4 2b r ... MACCRAY: Rhys Schwitters 2-5 2b rbi r-2, Isaac Strommer 0-5 rbi r, Brady Kienitz 1-5 rbi, Gabe Henker 2-4 2b rbi r, Brooks Asche 2-4 rbi, Dreyer Homan 2-5 rbi, Ole Sandry 1-4 2b r, Eli Duhoux 1-1 4, Andrew Miller 1-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Justin Schrupp 5.1-9-6-2-2-0, Hoberg (W) 2.1-3-1-1-1-4 ... MACCRAY: Kienitz 4.2-6-6-5-5-3, Asche (L) 3.1-2-3-1-5-0
Noah Thorson had two hits, including a double, and he drove in four runs as KMS defeated Minneota on Friday.
Dylan Rudningen and Isaac Call both had two hits, including doubles, and drove in a run.
Regan Carlson got the win in relief, working 3-1/3 innings and allowing a run on three hits while striking out six.
KMS 115 002 0-9 7 2
Minneota 102 010 0-4 8 2
Hitting - KMS: Weston Gjerde 0-4 r, Dylan Rudningen 2-5 2b rbi r, Regan Carlson 0-3 rbi r, Isaac Call 2-4 2b rbi r-2, Cade Melin 0-3 r, Alex Call 0-1 r, Christian Diedrich 1-3 rbi r, Noah Thorson 2-4 2b rbi-4 r ... Minneota: Jaymes Moon 3-3, Landon Rolbiecki 2-3 rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Rudningen 2.2-5-3-3-5-3, Carlson (W) 3.1-3-1-1-2-6, Gjerde 1-0-0-0-1-0 ... Minneota: Teddy Pesch (L) 2.2-6-7-6-2-1, Rolbiecki 2.1-1-0-0-2-1, Cole Sanow 2-0-2-2-5-3
Morris/Chokio-Alberta scored four runs in the fourth to open a West Central Conference doubleheader with a win over BOLD on Friday.
MCA's Kenzie Hockel and LaRae Kram both had three hits and drove in three runs and Katelyn Wehking and Liz Dietz, the Tigers' winning pitcher, both had two hits. Dietz allowed two hits in three innings and struck out three.
Morris/CA 329 4-18 16 0
BOLD 000 0-0 3 5
Hitting - Morris/CA: Bailey Marty 1-2 r-3, Emma Bowman 1-4 rbi-2 r, Liz Dietz 2-3 r-2, Jen Solvie 1-2 rbi-2 r-2, Kenzie Hockel 3-4 2b rbi-3 r-2, Katelyn Wehking 2-2 rbi r-3, LaRae Kram 3-4 2b rbi-3 r-2, Macee Libbesmeier 1-2 rbi r, Kenna Kehoe 1-1, Riley Decker 1-3 rbi r ... BOLD: Jordan Johnson 1-2, Megan Ridler 1-2 2b, Devyn O'Halloran 1-1 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/CA: Dietz (W) 3-2-0-0-1-3, Kehoe 1-1-0-0-0-0 ... BOLD: Kendall Mack (L) 4-16-18-17-8-3
Kenna Kehoe two-hit BOLD to get the win and Carissa Oberg, Liz Dietz and Jen Solvie all drove in two runs as Morris/CA capped a sweep of a West Central Conference doubleheader on Friday.
BOLD 000 0-0 2 3
Morris/CA 20(11) 2-15 8 1
Hitting - BOLD: Megan Ridler 1-2, Kilee Elfering 1-1 ... Morris/CA: Bailey Marty 1-2 r-2, Emma Bowman 0-1 rbi r-2, Liz Dietz 2-2 rbi-2 r-3, Carissa Oberg 1-1 rbi-2, Jen Solvie 1-2 2b rbi-2 r, Kenzie Hockel 1-3 r-2, LaRae Kram 1-2 rbi r, Katelyn Wehking 0-2 rbi r, Kenna Kehoe 0-2 r, Riley Decker 1-2 r-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Caylee Weber (L) 2.1-5-10-8-8-2, Elfering 0.2-3-5-3-3-1 ... Morris/CA: Kehoe (W) 4-2-0-0-0-4
Kimball scored four runs in the first to spark a win over ACGC on Friday in Grove City.
Rachel Wilner had a hit and drove in the Falcons' run and Lindsey Minnick, Pailey Wilner and Brittney Schultz had ACGC's other hits.
The Falcons return to the field at Benson for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Kimball 401 045-14 16 1
ACGC 100 000-1 4 6
Hitting - Kimball: Madaline Gustafson 3-4 hr rbi r, Tori Harren 3-4 2b-2 rbi-2 ... ACGC: Rachel Wilner 1-3 rbi, Lindsey Minnick 1-3 2b, Pailey Wilner 1-3, Brittney Schultz 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kimball: Julia Zipoy (W) 6-4-1-0-0-7 ... ACGC: Minnick (L) 5-12-9-8-1-1, Shayna Hobson 1-4-5-3-1-0
Montevideo broke open a one-run game with six runs in the top of the seventh inning on Friday in Benson.
The Thunder Hawks' Noelle Sulflow had two hits and an RBI and Sydney Zindel had a hit and drove in two runs.
Benson's Ellie Moesenthin had two hits and two RBIs, Chloe Collins had two hits and an RBI and Marissa Connelly doubled and drove in two runs.
Benson plays host to BOLD at 4 p.m. Monday.
Montevideo 202 020 6-12 10 1
Benson 200 300 x-5 8 4
Hitting - Montevideo: Noelle Sulflow 2-4 rbi r-2, Maddie Kilibarda 1-4 r-2, Lexi Brockmoeller 1-2 r-3, Sydney Zindel 1-4 rbi-2, Megan Anderson 1-5 r, Tegan Marty 1-1 2b rbi r, Alissa Eickhoff 1-3 r ... Benson: Hannah Andrews 1-4, Ellie Moesenthin 2-3 2b rbi-2, Kaitlyn Berreau 1-3 r, Mariah Rodahl 1-1 r, Marissa Connelly 1-3 2b rbi-2 r, Chloe Collins 2-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Megan Anderson (W) 5-5-5-4-4-1, Kilibarda 2-3-0-0-1-0 ... Benson: Zoe Doscher (L) 6.2-7-10-7-9-6, Bella Wolter 0.1-3-2-2-1-0
Litchfield 11, NLS 5
All knotted up at 5-5 through three innings, Litchfield put up three runs in the top of the fourth inning to get the momentum rolling in an 11-5 Wright County West victory against New London-Spicer on Friday.
All three of those Dragon runs came on the same play when Avery Stilwell had a pop fly that resulted in a Wildcats error that cleared the bases.
Sydney McCann led Litchfield's offense by going 2-for-5 with three runs, including a two-out solo home run in the second inning. On the rubber, Jocie Larson got the win after pitching six innings.
Ava Kraemer was the Wildcats' top hitter, going 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a pair of RBIs. Brianna Deming added two hits and a run in the loss.
Litchfield 410 312 0-11 8 2
NLS 410 000 000-5 7 2
Hitting - Litchfield: Janessa Olson 1-4 r-2 sb, Sydney McCann 2-5 hr r-3 rbi sb, Avery Stilwell 1-3 r-2 rbi-2 sb, Katelyn Cruze 1-3 2b r rbi, Neriah Lara 2-4 r rbi, Kristin Foley 1-3 r, Sydney Braaten 0-4 r, Emma DeWolf 0-2 rbi, Jocie Larson 0-3 rbi ... NLS: Brianna Deming 2-4 r, Sam Johnson 2-3 r rbi sb-3, Emma Hanson 1-4 r sb, Ava Kraemer 1-3 2b r rbi-2, Mackenzie Rich 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Larson (W) 6-6-5-3-3-2, Taylor Draeger 1-0-0-0-1-1 ... NLS: Ashlyn Leindecker (L) 5-8-11-8-7-0, Kraemer 2-0-0-0-1-3
CGB 12, Hancock 3
A Carlee Hanson double was all Hancock could muster in a 12-3 loss to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Friday.
Hanson's hit came with two outs in the bottom of the second inning and drove in Alexa Meierding.
CGB 220 17-12 13 2
Hancock 120 00-3 1 6
Hitting - CGB: Emma Botker 3-4 2b r-3 rbi-2, Emma Wulff 3-4 r ... Hancock: Carlee Hanson 2b 1-2 r rbi, Alexis Staples 0-2 r, Alexa Meierding 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - CGB: Lora Potker (W) 5-1-3-2-8-6 ... Hancock: Morgan Kisgen (L) 5-13-12-6-2-3