Prep Baseball: Rocori ramps up bats, roars past Cardinals
COLD SPRING — With 31 hits over two games, Rocori's offense never hit a speed bump against Willmar.
Playing a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, the Spartans came away with the sweep over the Cardinals, with finals of 8-2 and 12-5.
Willmar was hitless until the seventh inning in Game 1. Jack Roehl got the team's first hit with a leadoff single, followed by an Ashton Gregory RBI single later in the frame that scored Roehl. Caleb Owens scored one batter later on a fielder's choice.
Brady Klehr and Brock Humbert had three hits apiece for the Spartans in Game 1, with Klehr scoring a run and an RBI. Jack Steil was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and an RBI.
In the nightcap, Willmar held a 3-2 lead through four innings. Drey Dirksen had an RBI double in the first, Roehl scored on an error in the third, then followed that up with an RBI single in the fourth that brought home Jayden Dierenfeld.
But, Rocori went on to have a nine-run top of the fifth. The Spartans had eight hits in the frame, including a bases-clearing triple from Klehr.
Sitting at 4-7 overall, Willmar will look to rebound Thursday with a pair of home games. The Cardinals will play St. Cloud Apollo at 4:30 p.m., followed by a matchup with Sartell set for 7 p.m.
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Hitting - Willmar: Ashton Gregory 1-2 rbi, Jack Roehl 1-1 r, Caleb Owens 0-2 r, Andy Schultz 0-4 rbi ... Rocori: Brady Klehr 3-4 2b r rbi, Brock Humbert 3-3 rbi, Jack Steil 2-3 r-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Bryan Weidemann (L) 3-8-4-2-3-1, Tanner Bauman 2-1-0-0-2-2, Gregory 1-6-4-4-0-0 ... Rocori: Klehr (W) 5-0-0-0-5-7, Steil 2-2-2-2-1-4
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Willmar 101 102 0-5 11 2
Hitting - Rocori: Brady Klehr 4-4 3b r-3 rbi-3, Collin Eskew 4-4 r rbi-3 ... Willmar: Ashton Gregory 1-4 rbi, Andy Schultz 2-4 2b r, Drey Dirksen 2-4 2b rbi, Gunnar Banks 2-4 2b, AJ Backes 1-3 r, Nate Spencer 1-4 r, Jack Roehl 2-2 r rbi, Jayden Dierenfeld 0-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rocori: Rudy Notch (W) 5-7-3-2-1-3, Brady Linn 2-4-2-1-1-2 ... Willmar: Dirksen (L) 4-10-7-6-2-5, Dierenfeld 1-4-4-4-1-0, Gregory 2-2-1-0-1-2
A two-run triple by Spencer Lilienthal jump-started a three-run fourth inning for Glencoe-Silver Lake, pushing the Panthers to a 6-1 Wright County Conference win over New London-Spicer on Tuesday.
The Wildcats' lone run came in the third inning when Ethan Haugen scored on an error. Jake Schmidt finished the game 2-for-3 while Christian Lessman was 1-for-3 with a double in the first inning. Lessman also struck out 10 in 6-2/3 innings but was charged with the loss.
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Hitting - Glencoe-Silver Lake: Dane Schwirtz 2-3 r-2 sb, Bennett Lepel 2-4 hr 2b r rbi-3 ... New London-Spicer: Ethan Haugen 1-2 r sb, Milyn Markkanen 1-1, Christian Lessman 1-3 2b, Jake Schmidt 2-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Glencoe-Silver Lake: Korey Johnson (W) 7-5-1-0-0-8 ... New London-Spicer: Lessman (L) 6.2-5-5-5-2-10, Schmidt 0.1-1-1-1-0-0
Jordan Sagedahl dominated the diamond on Tuesday.
Going 4-for-5 at the plate and picking up the win on the rubber, Sagedahl and the BOLD Warriors cruised to a 7-0 victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in Game 1 of Tuesday's West Central Conference doubleheader.
Sagedahl held the Falcons to two hits and one walk while striking out 13. He also had a double, three RBIs and a run. Braeden Tersteeg and Riley Weis both went 2-for-4 with a double, with Tersteeg scoring a run.
Josh Kinzler and Jack Peterson were both 1-for-3 for ACGC.
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ACGC 000 000 0-0 2 1
Hitting - BOLD: Jordan Sagedahl 4-5 2b r rbi-3, Braeden Tersteeg 2-4 2b r, Riley Weis 2-4 2b, Luke Ryan 1-4 r rbi, Tim Peppel 1-3 rbi, Aidan Elfering 1-4, Andrew Sheehan 1-3 2b r, Matt Morse 1-1 r-2 ... ACGC: Josh Kinzler 1-3, Jack Peterson 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Sagedahl (W) 7-2-0-0-1-13 ... ACGC: Kinzler (L) 5-8-3-3-2-5, Jack Peterson 1-4-3-3-2-2, Jose Posada 1-1-1-1-1-1
ACGC 5, BOLD 4
Down 4-2 going into the seventh inning, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City pieced together three runs on four consecutive hits to get a 5-4 Game 2 victory against BOLD to split Tuesday's West Central Conference twinbill.
Shelby Shoen (1-for-3, two runs) started with a one-out double, followed by hits from Josh Kinzler (2-for-4, two runs) and Josh Kingery (2-for-3, two RBIs). Freshman Connor Barker (3-for-4) ended the stretch with a home run, making it a 5-4 Falcons lead.
After Kingery struck out nine in five innings as the starter, Zach Bagler threw two scoreless innings to secure the ACGC win.
Hayden Tersteeg was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Warriors while Luke Ryan and Jordan Sagedahl each had a hit and two runs.
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Hitting - ACGC: Conner Barker 3-4 hr r rbi, Josh Kinzler 2-4 r-2, Josh Kingery 2-3 rbi-2, Shelby Shoen 1-3 2b r-2 ... BOLD: Luke Ryan 1-4 r-2, Braeden Tersteeg 1-3, Jordan Sagedahl 1-2 r-2, Hayden Tersteeg 1-3 2b rbi-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Kingery 5-3-4-2-4-9, Zach Bagley (W) 2-1-0-0-2-2 ... BOLD: H. Tersteeg (L) 7-8-5-3-1-5
Benson scored six runs in the top of seventh to complete a comeback against Montevideo Tuesday.
The Braves racked up eight hits and also put up four runs in the fifth.
Patrick Minchow led the way with two hits, including a triple, and two runs scored. Matthew Ebnet, by the way, scored three times and Will Enderson drove in three runs.
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Montevideo 220 101 0-6 9 6
Hitting - Benson: Patrick Minchow 2-5 3b r-2, Matthew Tolifson 1-4 rbi r, Jared Knutson 1-4, Matt Lenarz 0-4 r-2, Matthew Ebnet 1-2 r-2, Will Enderson 1-3 2b rbi-3 r, Matthew Goossen 1-3 rbi-2, Sam Lenarz 1-4 r, Cole Hedman 0-2 rbi r ... Montevideo: Seth Kuno 2-2 2b-2 r, Garrett Arends 1-1 r, Jackson Snell 1-2 3b rbi r-2, Noah Buseman 2-3 3b rbi-2, Colby Buseman 1-4, Matthew Fragodt 0-2 r, Tyler Blue 1-4 2b r, Cade Weber 1-4 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Lenarz (W) 7-9-6-6-2-5 ... Montevideo: Max Carruth 4.2-4-5-4-4-5, Snell (L) 1.2-3-5-3-3-1, C Buseman 0.2-1-1-0-0-0
Pierz jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and held on tight for a big win against Paynesville.
Carter Wessel scored and drove in the only Paynesville run of the day thanks to a solo blast in the sixth inning.
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Hitting - Pierz: Luke Girtz 2-3 rbi r-2, Austin Dickman 2-4 2b-2 rbi-2 r ... Paynesville: Levi Bast 1-1, Carter Wessel 1-3 hr rbi r, Grady Fuchs 1-2, Trevor Hemmesch 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Pierz: Jonah Prokott (W) 7-4-1-1-3-4 ... Paynesville: Grady Fuchs (L) 2-5-5-4-2-2, Max Weidner 1.2-3-3-3-2-3, Caden Spanier 1.1-1-0-0-0-0, Zach Schroeder 2-0-0-0-0-1
Darion Alexander drove in three runs and Ryan Amundson had three hits and scored three runs in Minnewaska's win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday.
MCA's Colten Scheldorf was 3-for-4 with a triple and he drove in two runs.
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Morris/Chokio-Alberta 012 010 0-4 8 2
Hitting - Minnewaska: Ryan Amundson 3-4 r-3, Luke Barkeim 1-4 rbi r, Darion Alexander 1-4 rbi-3 r, Clay Blair 1-3 r, Parker Holtberg 1-3 rbi-2 r, Grant Jensen 1-4 rbi-2, Isaiah Testa 0-2 r ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Jack Riley 2-3 r, Michael Halvorsen 1-4 r-2, Cade Fehr 1-4, Colten Scheldorf 3-4 3b rbi-2 r, Chandler Wilts 1-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Jared Freese (W) 7-8-4-2-1-6 ... Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Jaret Johnson (L) 6-7-8-7-4-2, Zach Bruns 1-1-0-0-0-1
KMS 9, YME 0
Alex Call and Weston Gjerde teamed up on a three-hitter as KMS downed Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday in Kerkhoven.
KMS' Regan Carlson had two hits and drove in five runs and Isaac Call had two hits and drove in a run.
YME's Carter Sneller was 2-for-3.
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Hitting - Yellow Medicine East: Carter Sneller 2-3, Cole Fischer 1-3 ... KMS: Weston Gjerde 1-3 2b rbi r-2, Dylan Rudningen 1-3 rbi r-2, Regan Carlson 2-4 2b rbi-5, Isaac Call 2-4 2b rbi r, Christian Diederich 1-3 2b rbi, Cade Melin 0-3 r, Levi Sweere 1-2 r-2, Noah Thorson 1-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Yellow Medicine East: Dalton Anderson (L) 3-5-5-2-1-2, Jared Martin 3-4-4-3-0-5 ... KMS: Alex Call (W) 5-2-0-0-2-7, Gjerde 2-1-0-0-0-2
Lac qui Parle Valley tacked on two runs in the bottom of the seventh innings but Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was able to leave Madison with a 6-4 Camden Conference win on Tuesday.
Tucker Droogsma was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Caden Bjornjeld added a pair of hits for the Eagles. Brett Baldwin also drove in a run, going 1-for-3.
Caleb Nordsiden and Sawyer Otto both had home runs for the Panthers.
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LQPV 100 001 2-4 9 1
Hitting - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Caleb Nordsiden 1-3 hr rbi-2 r, Sawyer Otto 1-3 hr rbi r, Jake Byrne 1-4 3b rbi-2 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Eean Allpress 1-3, Caden Bjornjeld 2-3, Dain Haas 1-4, Tucker Droogsma 2-4 rbi, Brett Baldwin 1-3 rbi, Trevor Gearman 1-4, Gavin Fernholz 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Byrne (W) 5.2-8-2-1-4-5, Jake Tauer (S) 1.1-1-2-2-2-1 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Wyatt Halvorson (L) 6-8-6-4-3-8, Fernholz 1-0-0-0-0-1
Lakeview 8, CMCS 2
Lakeview pitcher Noah Jensen struck out eight and held Central Minnesota Christian to four hits in an 8-2 Camden Conference win for the Lakers on Tuesday.
Blake Greenwalt went 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base while Case Mulder was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
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CMCS 000 100 1-2 4 5
Hitting - Lakeview: Zach Mueller 1-3 rbi-2, Brock Kvistad 1-3 r rbi ... Central Minnesota Christian: Jay Marcus 1-3 r sb, Blake Greenwalt 2-3 r sb, Case Mulder 1-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Noah Jensen (W) 7-4-2-2-0-8 ... Central Minnesota Christian: Trevor Post (L) 5-2-3-2-3-6, Skyler Zwart 0.1-3-4-0-0-0, Marcus 1-1-1-0-2-1, Mulder 0.2-0-0-0-0-2