Amateur baseball roundup: Big second inning lifts Bird Island past Granite Falls

Amateur baseball report for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Bullfrogs score six times in the second inning to beat the Kilowatts 9-6 in a Corn Belt League game. The Atwater Chuckers and Raymond Rockets also win games Wednesday.

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BIRD ISLAND — A six-run second inning carried the Bird Island Bullfrogs past the Granite Falls Kilowatts 9-6 in a Corn Belt League game Wednesday evening.

Jordan Sagedahl went 2-for-4 with a run, three RBIs, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base for the Bullfrogs. Trent Athmann was 2-for-4 with a run and Aidan Elfering was 2-for-5 with a run for Bird Island.

Colton Vien was 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a hit-by-pitch and Bennett Knapper was 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs for the Kilowatts.

Granite Falls    001   002   300-6   5   4
Bird Island      060   002   01x-9   10   2
Hitting - Granite Falls: Kyle TeBeest 0-4 r, Brandon Grund 1-4 r rbi hbp, Colton Vien 2-3 r rbi hbp, Bennett Knapper 2-5 r rbi-2 2b-2, Dalton Anderson 0-4 rbi, Landon Tanner 0-3 r, Ty Schulte 0-3 r hbp … Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 1-2 r-2, Trent Athmann 2-4 r, Jordan Sagedahl 2-4 r rbi-3 sf sb, Tyler Hebrink 1-3 r rbi sf, Aidan Elfering 2-5 r, Zeke Walton 1-2 r rbi, Dylan Gass 1-4 r rbi, Logan Swann 0-1 rbi SF Brad Gass 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Schulte (L) 4-8-6-6-3-4, Brandon Schmidt 1-1-2-2-4-0, Knapper 3-1-1-1-1-3 … Bird Island: Luke Kramer (W) 5-2-1-1-1-6, Eric Gass 1.1-2-4-4-2-2, D. Gass 0-1-1-1-0-0, Sagedahl (Sv) 2.2 0-0-0-1-6

Raymond 18, Wabasso 0

The Raymond Rockets outhit the Wabasso Jax 23-2 on the way to a Corn Belt League win at Lilleberg Field at Raymond.


Wabasso       000   000   0-0   2   1
Raymond      385   101   0-18   23   0

Atwater 10, NLS Twins 3

Putting together 18 hits, the Atwater Chuckers jumped on the New London-Spicer Twins early in a County Line League victory at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.

Josh Cunningham was 2-for-6 with two runs and four RBIs for Atwater. That included a three-run home run to right-center in the top of the first inning.

Jack Peterson was 4-for-5, Josh Kingery was 3-for-5 with a run, and Logan Straumann scored three runs in the victory. Kobe Holtz was credited with the win after tossing the first five innings for the Chuckers.

Ben Kulset finished 2-for-5 with a pair of runs for New London-Spicer. Mike Danielson drove in a run while going 1-for-4.

Atwater           350   010   100-10   18   0
NLS Twins      000   020   001-3   6   2
Hitting - Atwater: Josh Kingery 3-5 2b r, David Kingery 2-5 2b r rbi-2 sb, Kobe Holtz 1-5 r rbi, Jordan Olson 1-3 r-2 rbi bb-2, Josh Cunningham 2-6 hr r-2 rbi-4, Jeff Peterson 1-2 rbi bb sf sac, Jack Peterson 4-5, Chris Fellows 2-5 rbi, Logan Straumann 1-4 2b r-3 bb, Ezra Kaping 1-1 … NLS: Ben Kulset 2-5 r-2, Mike Danielson 1-4 rbi, Derek Dolezal 1-3 bb, Wyatt White 1-3 bb, Jett Salonek 1-3 r, Adam Schrader 0-2 rbi bb-2, Gavin Radabaugh 0-1 rbi 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater: Holtz (W) 5-3-2-2-4-3, D. Kingery 4-3-1-1-3-1 … NLS: Danielson (L) 1.1-8-8-5-1-1, Salonek 6-9-2-2-3-1, Evan Haugen 1.2-1-0-0-0-2

Maple Lake 3, Litchfield 0

Hunter Malachek tossed two-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking no one, to lead the Maple Lake Lakers to the North Star League victory over the Litchfield Blues at Optimist Park int Litchfield.

Luke Fobbe and Matt Bergstrom each had two hits for Maple Lake (9-3), which opened things up with two runs in the ninth.


Avery Liestman went eight innings for the Blues (10-4), allowing one earned run. He scattered six hits, struck out six and walked one.

Maple Lake    001   000   002-3   9   1
Litchfield       000   000   000-0   2   2
Hitting - Maple Lake: Luke Fobbe 2-4 rbi bb, Riley Decker 1-4, Ben Clapp 1-4 r, Hunter Malachek 0-4 r, Donnie Mavencamp 1-4 rbi, Grant Mergen 1-3 rbi sf, Brock Goelz 1-4 r, Matt Bergstrom 2-4 … Litchfield: Jake Jones 1-4, Eddie Estrada Jr. 1-3, Eric Hulterstrum 0-3 hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Maple Lake: Malachek (W) 9-2-0-0-0-11 … Litchfield: Avery Liestman (L) 8-6-1-1-1-6, Joey Hyde 1-3-2-0-0-1

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