Amateur Baseball Roundup: Rockets blast Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO -- Calvin Kosminskas slugged two home runs and was one of seven Rockets that recorded two-or-more hits Friday to back Tyler Knott's 15-strikeout performance as Raymond drubbed Montevideo 19-4 in a non-league game.

MONTEVIDEO - Calvin Kosminskas slugged two home runs and was one of seven Rockets that recorded two-or-more hits Friday to back Tyler Knott’s 15-strikeout performance as Raymond drubbed Montevideo 19-4 in a non-league game.

Montevideo scored twice in the first to take a quick 2-0 lead, but that would be the Spartans’ only lead as the Rockets exploded for five runs in the third, three in the fourth, four in the seventh and seven in a game-ending eighth. In all, Raymond pounded out 17 hits - six in the eighth - against six pitchers.

Kosminskas and John Sawatzky had three hits each with Kosminskas belting a three-run shot in the fourth and a two-run homer in the seventh. Mike Jeseritz, Justin Koenen, Tyler Steen, Geoff Nelson and Herman Solomon added two hits apiece.

Knott surrendered six hits and three runs in six innings of work to earn the win. Sawatzky hurled the seventh and eighth and notched five more strikeouts for the Rockets.

Joe Bednar had three of Montevideo’s eight hits.


Raymond 19, Montevideo 4

Raymond             005 300 47 - 19 17 2

Montevideo       200 010 01 -  4   8  4

HITTING – Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-5 rbi, Justin Koenen 2-3 2b rbi-2, Tyler Steen 2-5 2b rbi-4, Calvin Kosminskas 3-5 2-run hr 3 run hr rbi-2, John Sawatzky 3-4, Zach Nelson 1-5 rbi, Geoff Nelson 2-5 rbi-3, Herman Solomon 2-6 rbi … Montevideo: Joe Bednar 3-4 rbi, Eldon Evans 1-4, Mitch Christenson 1-3 rbi, Colton Vien 1-3 rbi, Tanner Lindemann 1-3, Todd Bergeson 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Tyler Knott (W) 6-6-3-3-1-15, Sawatzky 2-2-1-0-0-5 … Montevideo: Lindemann (L) 2.1-4-4-3-1-1

Bird Island 18, Clear Lake 3

The Bullfrogs slugged 18 hits, led by Shawn Dollerschell’s 3-for-4, seven RBI night, in a victory over the Lakers.

Tyler Hebrink drove in four runs and Tyler Seehusen had four hits and drove in a pair of runs.


Clear Lake           000 012 0 -   3  2  4 

Bird Island           425 520 x - 18 18 3 

HITTING – Clear Lake: Rich Petty 2-3 … Bird Island: Ben Maiers 3-5 2b, Dylan Gass 2-4 2b rbi, Shawn Dollerschell 3-4 2b-2 rbi-7, Tyler Hebrink 3-3 2b rbi-4, Mark Neubauer 1-5 rbi, Tyler Seehusen 4-5 2b rbi-2, Jeremy Mortenson 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Clear Lake: Matt Korte (L) … Bird Island: Luke Kramer (W) 5-2-1-1-3-4, Tate Lange 2-0-2-0-1-2


Marshall 12, Granite Falls 2

A three-run homer highlighted not only Ben Korger’s 3-for-6 performance at the plate Friday, but Marshall’s 10-run road win. Korger’s last hit was a two-out single that capped the scoring.

Andrew Kinney added four singles and was one of three A’s that drove in two runs in Marshall’s 15-hit attack.


Winning pitcher Travis McGlaufia worked into the ninth, scattering five hits - all singles - and three strikeouts to stymie the Kilowatts.

Five different players notched a hit and Phil Johnson and Travis Enger knocked in the runs for Granite Falls.

Marshall               300 304 101 - 12 15 2

Granite Falls       000 020 000 -  2   5  2

HITTING – Marshall: Ben Korger 3-6 3-run hr runs-2 rbi-4, Jordon Kontz 1-4 2b runs-2 rbi-2, Andrew Kinney 4-4 run rbi-2, Austin Stubbs 2-5, Zach Olson 1-4 2b run, Ryan Engels 2-3 runs-2, Matt Campion 1-3 runs-2, Tanner Neale 1-4 run rbi-2 … Granite Falls: Phil Johnson 1-4 rbi, Tyler Kanten 1-3, Dylan Lindstrom 1-4 run, Cody Fruin 1-2 run, Adam Brewers 1-3, Travis Enger 0-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Marshall: Travis McGlaufia (W) 8.2-5-2-2-2-3, Korger 0.1-0-0-0-0-1 … Granite Falls: Lindstrom (L) 5.1-12-10-6-2-2, Johnson 3.2-3-2-2-3-2


Norway Lake-Sunburg 4, Starbuck 0


Chris Braaten and Jonah Johnson combined to scatter eight Starbuck hits in a victory Friday night at Lakers Field at Minnewaska High School.

Braaten worked six innings, allowing seven hits. Johnson allowed a hit in three innings and struck out six.

Jordan Johnson had three hits and Aaron Zimmer and Jonah Johnson both had a pair of hits.

The Stars’ Mike Andreas was 2-for-4 with a double and Trenton Berg was 2-for-4.

NL-Sunburg        000 011 001 - 4 10 2 

Starbuck              000 000 000 - 0  8  3 

HITTING – Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 2-5, Justin Johnson 1-3, Blake Hagen 1-1, Aaron Zimmer 2-5 2b, Jordan Johnson 3-4, Kyle Baker 1-4 … Starbuck: Jake Amundson 1-4, Mike Andreas 2-4 2b, Trenton Berg 2-4, Tyler Toop 1-4, Taylor Kollman 1-2 2b, Mike Nielson 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten (W) 6-7-0-0-0-2, Jonah Johnson 3-1-0-0-0-6 … Starbuck: Andy Toop (L) 6.1-6-2-1-2-5, Kollman 2.1-3-2-2-0-2, Berg 0.1-0-0-0-0-1

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