Raymond outslugs Stars
STARBUCK - Raymond overcame a one-run deficit with two in the fourth inning, broke the game wide open with six more in the fifth and defeated Starbuck 11-3 on Wednesday night.
Raymond's John Sawatzky had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs, and Jordan Smith had a pair of hits, he also doubled and drove in two runs. Eric Hulterstrum doubled twice, drove in a run and scored twice.
Raymond's Jose Rosario worked five innings to get the win.
Starbuck's Matt Gruber had two hits and scored a run and Austin Versteeg had a hit and an RBI.
Raymond 11, Starbuck 3
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Hitting - Raymond: Eric Hulterstrum 2-4 2b-2 rbi r-2, Mike Jeseritz 1-5 r, Justin Koenen 2-4 r-3, Jordan Smith 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2, Zac Nelson 1-2, Tyler Steen 0-2 rbi r, John Sawatzky 2-4 2b rbi-3 r, Herman Solomon 1-5 rbi, Brett Swanson 2-5 rbi r ... Starbuck: Austin Versteeg 1-4 rbi, Matt Gruber 2-2 r, Colin Richards 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Jose Rosario (W) 5-3-1-1-2-2, Cole Christianson 2-1-2-2-3-4, Cal Kosminskas 2-0-0-0-0-4 ... Starbuck: Andrew Toop (L) 4.1-6-5-5-3-4, Shawn Stumpf 2.2-6-6-3-2-1, Mike Andreas 2-1-0-0-0-1
Bird Island 5, Hutchinson 2
Dylan Gass cleared the bases with a three-run double as part of a five-run fifth inning that pushed Bird Island past Hutchinson Wednesday night.
Gass joined teammates Ben Steffel and Riley Kramer with a two-hit game while Logan Sandgren and Brad Gass kept Hutchinson off the scoreboard until the final frame.
Reed Stadther finished the game with three hits for the Bullfrogs and scored a run.
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Hitting - Bird Island: Ben Steffel 2-5 rbi r, Dylan Gass 2-5 2b rbi-3 r, Shawn Dollerschell 1-5, Riley Kramer 2-5 rbi, Logan Sandgren 0-3 r, James Woelfel 1-3 sb r, Reed Stadther 3-4 r ... Hutchinson: Austin Dettman 1-4 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Sandgren (W) 5-3-0-0-5-4, Brad Gass (Sv) 4-5-2-2-3-0 ... Hutchinson: Jeremiah Van De Steeg (L) 5-8-5-5-1-2, Jacob Kraft 4-3-0-0-1-3
Granite Falls 7, Madison 0
Colten Vien dominated Wednesday night against Madison, striking out 15 batters in seven scoreless innings from the bump.
He also drove in four runs on three hits and scored one of his own as a one-man wrecking crew. Markus Kranz tallied a pair of hits and scored twice as well.
Cole Bungarden took the loss for Madison but logged a pair of hits to lead the Mallards.
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Hitting - Granite Falls: Zac Envoldson 2-4 r, Jordan Odegard 0-3 r, Brandon Grund 0-1 r, Colten Vien 3-4 rbi-4 r, Cole Richter 1-5, Markus Kranz 2-5 rbi r-2, Lucas Kruse 1-3 rbi, Austin Friese 1-4 r ... Madison: Brandon Hill 1-5, Jacob Redepenning 1-4, Cole Bungarden 2-4, Zach Flickinger 1-3, Layton Wittnebel 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Colten Vien (W) 7-5-0-0-1-15, Christen Kanten 2-1-0-0-2-4 ... Madison: Cole Bungarden (L) 5-5-4-4-2-2, Garrett Olson 3-5-3-3-3-2, Brandon HIll 1-0-0-0-0-1
Bismarck 14, Willmar 7
The Willmar Stingers will be happy to leave North Dakota after a rough night at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.
The Larks roughed up Stingers pitching early, taking an 11-0 lead through four innings and blunting a Stingers rally late on Wednesday.
The Stingers fell behind 12-1 before getting some runs off the Larks' bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings.
Nic Hernandez had three hits, including a triple, drove in a run and scored a run. Jayson Newman had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run and Matt Rudick had three hits and scored twice.
The Stingers are back in Willmar for the first of four home games against Waterloo and Duluth beginning at 7:05 p.m. today against the Bucks at Bill Taunton Stadium.
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Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 3-5 r-2, Keanu Dizor 1-2 rbi, Jayson Newman 2-5 2b rbi r, Nic Hernandez 3-4 3b rbi r, Jaxon Hallmark 1-2 r-2 ... Bismarck: Cristian Montes 3-5 2b rbi-3 r, Jacob Nesbit 2-4 2b rbi-3 r-2, Matthew Warkentin 2-4 2b rbi-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jonathan McKinney (L) 3-7-6-5-2-2, Jordan Bonk 0.2-4-5-4-3-0, Noah Fluman 3.1-4-2-1-0-1, Nick Dentoni 1-2-1-1-0-0 ... Bismarck: Danny Kuhn (W) 6-4-1-1-4-4, Clayton Hill 0.1-3-4-4-1-0, Mathew Munden 1.1-4-2-2-0-2, Parker Harm 1.1-0-0-0-0-1
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