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Amateur baseball roundup: Willmar Rails whail on Milroy

Amateur baseball report for Friday, June 24, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Willmar collects 17 hits in 12-0 Corn Belt road win

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MILROY — The Willmar Rails not only beat one of the top teams in the Corn Belt League - they did so in dominant fashion.

Traveling to Yankee Field Friday for the amateur baseball matchup, Willmar out-hit Milroy 17-2 on the way to a 12-0 win in seven innings.

With the win, the Rails move to 4-4 in the Corn Belt. The Yankees, who were tied with the Raymond Rockets for the lead coming into Friday night, drop to 7-3 in league play.

Willmar broke the game open with a four-run top of the third inning. Ashton Gregory hit an RBI single, followed by a two-run double by Wade Fischer that brought in Jack Baumgart and Gregory. Fischer reached home for the final run on a groundout.

Zach Reierson paced the Rails’ offense, going 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Jordan Steffer finished 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, and Baumgart added three hits and a pair of runs. Christian and Riley Lessman both had two hits in the victory.

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Jayden Dierenfeld struck out eight with two walks and two hits allowed over six innings to earn the win for Willmar.

Willmar has a quick turnaround, facing the New London-Spicer Twins in an exhibition game at noon Saturday in Spicer. The Rails hit the road again Sunday for a 2 p.m. game against the Tracy Engineers.

Willmar 12, Milroy 0

Willmar    104   221   2-12   17   0
Milroy      000   000   0-0   2   1
Hitting - Willmar: Jack Baumgart 3-4 r-2 bb, Jordan Steffer 3-3 2b r-3 rbi bb sac, Ashton Gregory 1-4 r rbi bb, Wade Fischer 2-3 2b r rbi-3, Zach Reierson 4-4 r rbi bb, Christian Lessman 2-5, Riley Lessman 2-2 r rbi, Adam Herman 0-3 r rbi bb, Caleb Owens 0-2 rbi bb sf sac, Jayden Dierenfeld 0-3 r bb, Dustin Overcash 0-1 r rbi … Milroy: David Schmidt 1-3, Jackson Hughes 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Dierenfeld (W) 6-2-0-0-2-8, C. Lessman 1-0-0-0-1-2 … Milroy: Isaac Schmitt (L) 3-8-5-5-1-4, Aaron Mathiowetz 3-7-5-4-4-3, Derrick Walker 1-2-2-2-2-0

Raymond 17, Marshall 1

Mike Jeseritz and Isaac Call each hit two home runs for the Raymond Rockets in a seven-inning Corn Belt League win over the Marshall A’s at Lilleberg Field at Raymond.

Jeseritz hit a two-run homer in the second and three-run shot in the fifth. He finished the game 3-for-4 with six RBIs and four runs.

Call followed up Jeseritz’s fifth-inning homer with a solo shot. Call added a three-run dinger in the sixth. He was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs.

Paxton Nelson, Caleb Ditmarson and Tanner Bauman each had two hits for Raymond. The Rockets out-hit Marshall 18-6.

Marshall         100   000   0-1   6   1
Raymond       233   054   x-17   18   0
Hitting - Marshall: Peyton Grant 1-2 r bb-2, Ryan Schwagel 2-4, Logan Tomasek 1-4 rbi, Zach Olson 1-4 2b, Andrew Cowden 1-3 … Raymond: Paxton Nelson 2-3 2b r-3 rbi-2 bb, Brady Kienitz 1-3 rbi-2 sf sac, Mike Jeseritz 3-4 hr-2 r-4 rbi-6 bb, Isaac Call 3-4 hr-2 r-3 rbi-4 bb, Caleb Ditmarson 2-5 rbi-2, Tanner Bauman 2-5 2b, Eli Nelson 1-3 r-3 bb, Brett Swanson 1-3 r-2 sb, Asaiah Smith 1-1 r, Zach Nelson 1-1, Brooks Asche 1-1 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Marshall: Mitchell Bouwman (L) 6-18-17-14-6-4 … Raymond: John Sawatzky (W) 6-5-1-1-3-9, Z. Nelson 1-1-0-0-0-2

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Bird Island 11, Wabasso 1

Bird Island Bullfrogs starting pitcher Casey Lewandoski struck out 12 and held the Wabasso Jaxx to three hits in a Corn Belt League win in Wabasso.

Four Bird Island players — Braeden Tersteeg, Trent Athmann, Logan Swann and Nic Taylor — had two hits in the victory.

Bird Island   020   010   107-11   12   0
Wabasso      100   000   000-1   3   1
Hitting - Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 2-4 r rbi bb hbp sb, Trent Athmann 2-5 2b-2 r rbi bb, Jordan Sagedahl 1-4 r-2 rbi bb sb, Dylan Gass 1-5 2b r-2 bb, Logan Swann 2-4 2b r-2 rbi-2 bb, Nic Taylor 2-5 r rbi, John Burman 1-2 r rbi, Riley Dikken 0-1 rbi bb-2 sf sac, Tanner Helin 0-0 r rbi bb-2 … Wabasso: Carter Guetter 1-4 2b, Josh Guetter 1-3 rbi, Bryant Haas 1-3, Samuel Guetter 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Casey Lewandoski (W) 7-3-1-1-1-12, Gass 1-0-0-0-0-2, Sagedahl 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Wabasso: Kyle Lechner (L) 7-8-4-4-3-5, Ryan Liebl 1-0-0-0-2-0, Anthony Franta 0.1-4-7-7-4-1, Kenric Baune 0.2-0-0-0-2-1

Atwater 11, NLS Twins 1

The Atwater Chuckers collected 12 hits while pitcher Josh Kingery held the New London-Spicer Twins to three hits in a seven-inning County Line League victory at Kingery Field at Atwater.

Josh Kingery finished 3-for-3 with three runs. On the mound, he struck out 13 in a complete-game victory.

Josh Cunningham went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and an RBI. Kobe Holtz also had a home run for the Chuckers, finishing 1-for-3. Jeff Peterson was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Ben Kulset was 1-for-3 with an RBI while Derek Dolezal scored a run for the Twins.

NLS Twins    001   000   0-1   3   4
Atwater         340   130   x-11   12   0
Hitting - NLS Twins: Ben Kulset 1-3 rbi, Josh Soine 1-3 3b, Derek Dolezal 1-2 r sb … Atwater: Josh Kingery 3-3 r-3 bb, David Kingery 1-4 rbi, Kobe Holtz 1-3 hr r rbi-3 sf sac, Jordan Olson 1-4 r-2 rbi-3, Josh Cunningham 3-4 2b hr r-2 rbi, Jeff Peterson 2-3 2b rbi-3, Afton Kaping 1-2 r bb, Hayden Straumann 0-0 r, Terrell Renne 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS Twins: Kulset (L) 4-12-11-6-2-2, Evan Haugen 2-0-0-0-0-3 … Atwater: J. Kingery (W) 7-3-1-1-2-13

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Hutchinson 16, Litchfield 2

Tyler Schiller was 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs while Matt Piechowski and Jake Wendland each had three hits for the Hutchinson Huskies. They went on to get the seven-inning win against the Litchfield Blues in North Star League play at Optimist Park at Litchfield.

Hutchinson’s Jayden Fleck hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh, finishing 1-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs.

Avery Liestman and Brady Smith each had a hit for Litchfield.

Hutchinson    330   203   5-16   17   3
Litchfield        000   000   2-2   2   2
Hitting - Hutchinson: Matt Piechowski 3-5 2b r-3 bb, Jayden Fleck 1-4 hr r-3 rbi-4 bb-2, Tyler Schiller 4-4 2b r-3 rbi-2 bb hbp, Jake Wendland 3-5 2b r rbi-3, Lane Glaser 2-6 2b rbi-2, Zach Kuseke 1-3 r bb, Cody Arlt 2-4 2b r rbi-3 bb, Adam Katzenmeyer 1-4 r rbi bb, Caleb Marquardt 0-0 r bb, Marcus Hahn 0-3 r-2 rbi bb-2 … Litchfield: Avery Liestman 1-3 r, Brady Smith 1-1, Kaleb Kalkbrenner 0-0 r, David Hamm 0-1 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hutchinson: John DeRock (W) 6-2-2-1-2-4, Noah Corrow 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Litchfield: Dylan Koll (L) 3.1-10-8-5-3-0, Ben Alsleben 1.2-2-3-3-4-1, Jack Ramthun 2-5-5-5-3-0

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