Amateur baseball roundup: Bird Island routs Sacred Heart, 16-3

Aidan Elfering strikes out 10 in a complete-game effort for Bullfrogs.

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SACRED HEART — Bird Island cruised to a 16-3, seven-inning victory over Sacred Heart in a Corn Belt League amateur baseball game Sunday evening.

The Bullfrogs’ Aidan Elfering threw a complete game to earn the win, allowing 10 hits and three earned runs and striking out 10.

Zeke Walton started the rout for the Bullfrogs in the second inning. He hit a home run over the left field fence to give Bird Island a 3-0 lead, finishing the game 3-for-4 with four runs scored, three RBIs and a double.

Walton’s Bullfrogs teammates, Dylan Gass and Shawn Dollerschell, joined in on the home run action.

Gass hit a home run in the fourth inning, adding to the Bullfrogs’ lead at 11-2. Then, Dollerschell continued the show with a home run of his own in the seventh inning before Walton scored Bird Island’s 16th run of the game later that inning.


Alongside Walton’s strong night offensively for Bird Island, Logan Swann had a perfect night at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with a double.

On the other side of the field, it was Tyler Froland who had a strong offensive night for Sacred Heart. He recorded two hits with two runs, two RBIs and a home run to cap off a game that saw four home runs.

Seven batters for Bird Island, including Swann, recorded a hit en route to victory. Six tallied at least an RBI.

Bird Island 16, Sacred Heart 3

Bird Island          033   502   30-16   17   1
Sacred Heart      002   010   0x-3   10   2
Hitting - Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 0-3 r, Trent Athmann 2-3 r 2b, Jordan Sagedahl 2-4 r-3 2b rbi-2, Shawn Dollerschell 3-5 r-3 hr, rbi-3, Tyler Hebrink 2-4 r-3 2b, Zeke Walton 3-4 r-4 2b hr rbi-3, Dylan Gass 2-5 r hr rbi-2, Logan Swann 3-3 2b, Jared Dettmann 0-5 rbi, Andrew Sheehan 0-2 rbi-2… Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 1-4, Ryan Hebrink 1-4, Tyler Froland 2-4 r-2 hr rbi-2, Jose Ortiz 1-4 rbi, Isaac Strommer 2-3, Mike Johnson 1-3, Ayden Gustafson 1-3, Jack Howard 1-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Aidan Elfering (W) 7-10-3-3-0-5… Sacred Heart: Jose Ortiz (L) 3.2-12-11-2-0, Ayden Gustafson 3.1-5-5-4-4-2

Willmar 14, Tracy 4

Josh Tinklenberg, Caleb Owens and Yayden Dierenfeld all had three hits in Wilmar’s 20-hit attack as the Rails beat the Engineers in eight innings at Tracy.

Ashton Gregory, Wade Fischer, Zach Reierson and Christian Lessman all had two hits for Willmar.

Shane Erickson was 2-for-4 with a stolen base for Tracy.

Willmar    021   270   02-14   20   3
Tracy        001   110   10-4   8   2
Hitting - Willmar: Jack Baumgart 2-6 rbi-4, Cullen Gregory 1-2 rbi, Ashton Gregory 2-5 r rbi, Wade Fischer 2-6 r-2 rbi, Zach Reierson 2-3 r hbp, Josh Tinklenberg 3-4 r-2 rbi-2 sf, Christian Lessman 2-5 r-2, Caleb Owens 3-4 r-4 rbi 2b hbp, Jayden Dierenfeld 3-5 r-2 rbi-3 2b, Dustin Overcash 0-0 hbp … Tracy: Kyle Krzmarzick 1-4 r 2b hbp, Taylor Van Overbeke 1-4 rbi, Barry Meyer 1-4, Trevor Parlberg 1-2 r rbi hbp-2, Shane Erickson 2-4 sb, Anthony Rohlik 1-4 rbi, Nathan Fultz 1-4 sb, James Fultz 0-3 r, Tyler Timm 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Baumgart 4-3-2-0-1-5, Adam Herman (W) 2.2-4-2-2-0-1, Patrick Courtney 1.1-1-0-0-0-1 … Tracy: Andrew LaVoy (L) 5-16-12-11-0-1, Travis Willhite 3-4-2-1-1-1


Starbuck 5, Regal 1

Matt Gruber homered and got the pitching win as the Stars beat the Eagles at Regal.

Gruber went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He also pitched five innings, striking out three, walking two and allowing six hits and no earned runs. Jackson Hendrickson, Andrew Toop and Mitchell Gruber all had two hits for Starbuck.

Jordan Wosmek, Josh Beier and Nathan Meyer each had two hits for Regal.

Starbuck    000   011   300-5   11   3
Regal          001   000   000-1   8   1
Hitting - Starbuck: Michael Gruber 1-4 rbi-2 bb 2b, Colin Richards 0-0 r, Darion Alexander 1-4 2b, Matt Gruber 2-4 r rbi-2 hr, Austin Ver Steeg 1-3, Jackson Hendrickson 2-4 r-2, Andrew Toop 2-3, Torii Johnson 0-1 r, Mitchell Gruber 2-4 rbi … Regal: Jordan Beier 0-4 hbp, Jordan Wosmek 2-4 r sac, Josh Beier 2-5, Nathan Meyer 2-3 bb hbp, Derek Dengerud 1-5, Adrian Belden 1-4 bb, Nathan Beier 0-3 bb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Ma. Gruber (W) 5-6-1-0-2-3, Ver Steeg 2-0-0-0-0-3, Mic. Gruber 2-2-0-0-2-4 … Regal: Brandon Wedel (L) 7-10-5-4-1-7, Meyer 2-1-0-0-0-3

Farming 9, Roscoe 6

Farming’s late rally boosted it past Roscoe en route to a Stearns County League win at Roscoe.

Despite Josh Mackedanz throwing a complete game with eight strikeouts, Farming earned 15 hits in the game and scored six runs in the ninth inning to break Roscoe’s 6-3 lead.

Ethan Navratil helped Farming by going 3-for-5 with a double with two runs and two RBIs.

Farming    000   000   216-9   15   1
Roscoe      000   300   300-6   12   0
Hitting - Farming: Taylor Fourre 1-5, Ethan Navratil 3-5 r-2 2b rbi-2, Tylor Schroeder 2-5 r rbi, Adam Winkels 1-4 rbi, Will Mergen 0-3 r, Breyden Eiynck 2-4 r-2 rbi, Carson Holtous 3-5 r rbi-2, Adam Nibaur 2-4 r, Coby Mergan 1-2 r rbi… Roscoe: Max Athmann 1-5 r 2b rbi, Parker Brezinka 1-5 2b, Devon Savage 3-5 r 2b, Jordan Schleper 2-5 r rbi, Bryce Vanderbeek 1-3 r, Chris Vanderbeek 2-4 r rbi, Brayden Vanderbeek 1-4 rbi, Brandon Schleper 1-3 r rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Farming: Adam Nibaur 5-7-3-0-0-5, Tylor Schroeder 2-4-3-2-2-1, Taylor Fourre (W) 2-1-0-0-0-1… Roscoe: Josh Mackedanz (L) 9-15-9-9-1-8


Baseball 365 8, Rosen 6

In the championship game of the Bush Lite Invite in Rosen, Baseball 365, a Class A team from the Twin Cities, beat the host Rosen Express 8-6.

In the third-place game, the Madison Mallards defeated Montrose-Waverly 4-3. Madison beat Elrosa 3-0 on Saturday.

In the fifth-place game, Norway Lake-Sunburg beat Elrosa 6-5.

Hancock 6, Appleton 0

The Hancock Orphans beat the Appleton A’s in a Land O’Ducks League game at Hancock.

Appleton’s next game is 2:30 p.m. July 10th at Rosen.

Saturday’s Games:

Cold Spring Rockies 15, Litchfield 5

David Jonas went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI to lead the Cold Spring Rockies past the Litchfield Blues at Cold Spring.

Brady Smith was 2-for-4 for Litchfield.

Litchfield           004   010   0-5   6   3
CS Rockies      440   210   4-15   13   1
Hitting - Litchfield: Andrew Loch 1-4 r rbi, Eric Hulterstrum 0-3 r rbi-2 bb sb, Jake Jones 0-4 rbi, Eddie Estrada Jr. 0-1 bb hbp-2 sb, Avery Liestman 1-3 r bb sb, Carson Deal 1-3 rbi, Brady Smith 2-4, Jordan Lecher 0-2 r bb, Bennett Lecher 1-2 r bb … CS Rockies: Tyler Geislinger 1-4 r-2 bb, David Jonas 3-5 r rbi 2b-2, Austin Dufner 2-5 r-3 rbi-4 2b hr, Alex Geislinger 1-2 r-3 bb hbp sb-2, Jordan Neu 1-1 r-3 bb-4 sb-2, Brady Blattner 1-3 r rbi-4 bb, Brady Linn 2-5 r rbi-3 2b, Brock Humberg 1-5, Cole Fuchs 1-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Kaleb Kalkbrenner (L) 2-7-8-6-2-1, Riley Taber 4-4-3-2-3-4, Kal Volinkaty 0.2-2-4-2-2-0 … CS Rockies: T.J. Neu 3-2-4-3--2-0, Blattner (W) 4-4-1-1-3-2

Fort Ripley 5, Roscoe 4

The Fort Ripley Rebels beat the Roscoe Rangers in 10 innings at Roscoe.

Late Friday:

Sacred Heart 5, Tracy 4

Isaac Strommer went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Jack Howard and Jeremy Hinderks combined on the mound to allow seven hits, striking out 14 and walking five, in the Corn Belt League victory at Sacred Heart.

Howard went 5-⅔ innings, striking out nine and walking five. He allowed three hits and three runs. Hinderks pitched the final 3-1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Tracy                   030   000   100-4   7   3
Sacred Heart      012   001   10x-5   10  2
Hitting - Tracy: Kyle Krzmarzick 0-3 rbi hbp, Taylor VanOverbeke 0-5 rbi, Trevor Parlberg 2-5 r 2b, Shane Erickson 2-4, Garrett Hogeland 1-4 rbi, Anthony Rohlik 0-3 r, James Fultz 1-4 r, Nathan Fultz 1-4 r … Sacred Heart:  Trent Novotny 1-2, Connor Aalderks 1-2, Ryan Hebrink 0-4 r, Tyler Froland 1-4 sb, Jeremy Henderks 1-4 r rbi, Dreyer Homan 0-3 r, Jean Carlos Morales 1-2 rbi, Isaac Strommer 2-4 r, Mike Johnson 1-2, Jose Ortiz 1-2 rbi 2b sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tracy: Tyler Timm (L) 5-7-4-2-4-0, Hogeland 3-3-1-1-0-3 … Sacred Heart:Jack Howard 5.2-3-3-3-5-9, Jeremy Hinderks (W) 3.1-4-1-1-0-5

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