Area Baseball Roundup: Litchfield powers past Prinsburg in legion ball

Winky Estrada and Christian Kelsey homer in a 16-5, six-inning win over the Orioles. Also: Albany beats New London-Spicer and in amateur ball, Raymond takes third at a tournament in Rosen.

PRINSBURG — Winky Estrada and Christian Kelsey slugged home runs to help the Litchfield American Legion baseball team beat Prinsburg 16-5 in six innings Monday night.

Estrada finished 3-for-4 with two runs, a walk and two RBI. He also doubled. Kelsey went 1-for-3 with two runs, a walk and an RBi. Bennett Locher went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI and Ben Alsleben and Avery Liestman each had two hits for Litchfield.

Kadi Dehmlow went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and two RBI for Prinsburg.

Legion Baseball
Litchfield 16,
Prinsburg 5

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Prinsburg 003 020-5 5 4
Hitting - Litchfield: Bauer Wahl 1-3 rbi-2, Beau Weseloh 1-1 r bb sb-2, Hunter Thiel 1-3 r, Ramon Castellon 1-2, Winky Estrada 3-4 r-2 rbi-2 bb 2b hr, Drew Kotzer 1-5 r rbi sb-2, Ben Alsleben 2-4 r-3 rbi hbp sb, Avery Liestman 2-4 r-2 rbi, Bennett Lecher 3-4 r-3 rbi-3 sb-2, Christian Kelsey 1-3 r-2 rbi bb hr, Jud Dollerschell 2-4 r rbi-3 … Prinsburg: Trenton Bulthuis 0-1 r-2 bb-2 hbp, Kadin Dehmlow 1-3 r rbi-2 bb, Moise Daugherty 1-2 rbi bb, Seth Swart 0-2 hbp, Ben Ryks 0-2 r hbp, Ethan Bulthuis 1-3 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Riley Taber (W) 5-4-5-5-4-9, Wahl 1-1-0-0-1-1 … Prinsburg: Dehmlow (L) 3-9-9-1-2, Daugherty 1-4-5-3-1-0, T. Bulthuis 2-5-2-2-1-0

Albany 5,
New London-Spicer 1

Carter Birr tossed a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out eight and walking no one, to lead Albany to the victory over New London-Spicer at Avon.

For NLS, Aedan Andreasen went 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base and Bennett Schultz was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.


Caden Sand and Brady Goebel each had three hits for Albany.

New London-Spicer 001 000 0-1 7 0
Albany 120 200 x-5 13 1
Hitting - NLS: Aedan Andreasen 2-3 r sb, Bennett Schultz 2-3 rbi sb-2, Luke Ruter 1-3 sb, Hayden Christopherson 0-2 hbp, Jakob Simpson 1-1, Brody Lien 0-1 hbp, Carson McCain 1-1 … Albany: Carter Birr 2-4 r-2 rbi 2b, Caden Sand 3-4 r-2 rbi 2b sb, Brady Goebel 3-4 rbi-2 2b, Brandon Holm 1-3 rbi hbp, Noah Voz 1-4, Reis 1-2 bb, Blake Winkels 1-3 r 2b, Voss 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Konnor Rohloff (L) 6-12-5-5-2-5, Reid Holmquist 1-1-0-0-0-0 … Albany: Birr (W) 7-7-1-1-0-8

Amateur baseball
Raymond 1,
Jordan 0

Caleb Ditmarson tossed a three-hitter to help Raymond beat Jordan in the third-place game of the Busch Lite Tournament on Sunday at Rosen.

Ditmarson struck out 13 and walked one.

John Sawatzky went 2-for-3 with a double and a run for the Rockets. He was driven in by Justin Koenen, who went 1-for-3.

Jordan 000 000 0-0 3 0
Raymond 000 010 x-1 5 2
Hitting - Jordan: Nate Beckman 1-2, Dylan Peterson 1-3, Marshall Mazonel 1-3 … Raymond: John Sawatzky 2-3 2b r, Justin Koenen 1-3 rbi, Tanner Bauman 1-2, Andy Schultz 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Jordan: Chad Vohnoutka (L) 5-5-1-1-4-5, Greg Quist 1-0-0-0-0-0… Raymond: Caleb Ditmarson (W) 7-3-0-0-1-13

Baseball 365 7,
Raymond 1

Left-hander C.J. Smith tossed a complete-game three-hitter, striking out three and walking one, to lead Baseball 365 past Raymond in the semifinals of the Busch Lite tournament at Rosen.

Baseball 365 is a Class A team from the Twin Cities.

Clinton beat Baseball 365 in the championship game of the tournament. Baseball 365 was the Class A state runner-up to Minnetonka in 2020.

Baseball 365 102 001 3-7 12 0
Raymond 000 100 0-1 3 2
Hitting - Baseball 365: Mason Wolf 2-4 hr, Jack Piram 4-4 3b rbi-3, Zane Rutledge 2-4 rbi … Raymond: Caleb Ditmarson 1-3, John Sawatzky 1-3 2b, Asaiah Smith 1-2 2b, Justin Koenen 0-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Tanner Bauman (L) 6-9-4-4-0-5, Zach Nelson 1-3-3-0-0-1 … Baseball 365: C.J. Smith (W) 7-3-1-1-1-3

Raymond 8,
Waverly 0

John Sawatzky tossed a one-hitter, striking out six and walking one, to lead the Rockets over the Orphans in the first round of the Busch Lite Tournament at Rosen.


Justin Koenen homered for Raymond.

Raymond 112 021 1-8 9 0
Waverly 000 000 0-0 1 4
Hitting - Raymond: Eli Nelson 1-4 r-3, Isaac Call 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2, Tyler Steen 2-4 2b rbi-3, Caleb Ditmarson 1-3 2b rbi, Justin Koenen 1-2 hr rbi, Tanner Bauman 2-4 … Waverly: B. Aamodt 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: John Sawatzky (W) 7-1-0-0-1-6 … Waverly: Kirby Moynagh (L) 7-9-8-5-2-5

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