Prep Baseball: Cards gain sweep in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS - Willmar swept Fergus Falls in a pair of Central Lakes Conference games thanks to key pitching Monday afternoon.
Willmar won 4-3 and 2-1.
In the first game, the Cardinals scored three runs in the second inning to rebound from a two-run Otter first inning and take a narrow lead. Willmar moved it to 4-2 in the fifth inning and never looked back.
The Otters outhit the Cardinals 9-8 but Tanner Bauman and Drey Dirksen each buckled down to keep Fergus Falls from reaching home too often. Bauman earned the win after six innings of work. Dirksen struck out three batters in the seventh, allowing one unearned run in the inning.
Bauman and Andy Schultz each logged a pair of hits with an RBI.
Willmar 4, Fergus Falls 3
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Hitting - Fergus Falls: Cole Fronning 1-2 2b r-2, Nic Pearson 2-4 rbi ... Willmar: Caleb Owens 0-2 sb rbi, Andrew Baumgart 1-4, Andy Schultz 2-3 rbi r, Drey Dirksen 1-3, Gunnar Banks 0-1 r, Ashton Gregory 0-2 rbi, Jayden Dierenfeld 1-2 r, Zach Courtney 1-3 r, Tanner Bauman 2-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Fergus Falls: Jack Baker (L) 1.1-3-3-3-2-1, Michael Maanum 3.2-4-1-1-1-1, Ashwin Stratton 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Willmar: Tanner Bauman (W) 6-8-2-1-2-1, Drey Dirksen (S) 1-1-1-0-1-3
Willmar 2, Fergus Falls 1
Jayden Dierenfeld allowed just two hits in a narrow 2-1 Willmar win.
The Cardinals jumped on the board in the first inning with a Caleb Owens run but Fergus Falls tied things in the fifth inning.
Willmar took the slimmest of leads in the sixth inning, though when Tanner Bauman, running for Dierenfeld, scored on Wade Fischer RBI single.
Ashton Gregory finished with two of Willmar's five hits.
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Hitting - Willmar: Caleb Owens 1-4 r, Ashton Gregory 2-3, Drey Dirksen 1-2 rbi, Wade Fischer 1-3 rbi, Tanner Bauman 0-0 r ... Fergus Falls: Abel Aho 1-4 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar : Jayden Dierenfeld (W) 7-2-1-0-4-3 ... Fergus Falls: Cole Fronning (L) 7-5-2-1-0-3
Cristian Lessman allowed a run on two hits and struck out eight as New London-Spicer won the opening game of a Wright County Conference doubleheader on Monday.
NLS' Diego Rojas had three hits, including a double, and he drove in two runs. Ethan Haugen had two hits and an RBI and Nick Perkins had two hits and scored twice.
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Hitting - New London-Spicer: Ethan Haugen 2-4 rbi r, Diego Rojas 3-4 2b rbi-2 r, Nick Perkins 2-3 r, Jake Schmidt 0-3 rbi, Trent Pientka 1-2 rbi, Blake Vagle 1-2 r, Brandon Adelman 2-3 r-2 ... Mound Westonka: Alex Farwell 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Cristian Lessman (W) 7-2-1-1-0-8 ... Mound Westonka: Ian Kirk (L) 6-11-6-6-2-4, Calvin Mackell 1-0-0-0-1-2
NLS 11, MW 10
Tied at 10-all with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Christian Lessman hit a walk-off single to left-center to give New London-Spicer an 11-10 win over Mound Westonka, completing the Wright County Conference sweep on Monday.
Lessman finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of runs. Diego Rojas went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base for the Wildcats.
Trent Pientka got the win after throwing the final two innings for NLS.
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Hitting - Mound Westonka: Cole Kahlmeyer 4-5 r-3, Alex Farwell 3-5 rbi-4 ... New London-Spicer: Diego Rojas 3-4 2b r-2 sb, Christian Lessman 2-4 r-2 rbi-3, Nick Perkins 1-3, Jake Schmidt 1-3 2b r-2 rbi-3, Trent Pientka 3-4 r rbi-2 sb-2, Blake Vagle 1-3, Griffin Bjerke 2-3 2b r, Brandon Adelman 1-2 r, Ethan Haugen 0-4 r, Jon Kaelke 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Mound Westonka: Kahlmeyer 1.2-10-10-10-2-1, Ethan James 3.1-2-0-0-1-0, Trent Bowe (L) 1.2-2-1-1-1-1 ... New London-Spicer: Adelman 2-5-5-5-3-3, Schmidt 2-3-0-0-0-0, haugen 1-3-4-1-2-0, Pientka (W) 2-1-1-0-1-2
Eli Aker and Dreyer Homan combined on a one-hitter as MACCRAY defeated Dawson-Boyd on Monday in Dawson.
Aker allowed just two walks and struck out 10 in five innings. Homan allowed a hit and walked two while striking out three.
MACCRAY's Ole Sandry was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, Brady Kienitz also doubled and drove in two runs and Gabe Henker drove in a run.
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Hitting - MACCRAY: Rhys Schwitters 1-4 r-2, Isaac Strommer 0-3 r, Brady Kienitz 1-4 2b rbi-2 r-2, Gabe Henker 1-4 rbi r-2, Ole Sandry 3-4 2b rbi-3, Dreyer Homan 1-4, Eli Aker 1-3, Parker Ruiter 0-0 r ... Dawson-Boyd: Griffin Johnson 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Aker (W) 5-0-0-0-2-10, Homan 2-1-0-0-2-3 ... Dawson-Boyd: Cody Stock (L) 6.2-8-8-5-1-1, Johnson 0.1-0-0-0-0-1
Alex Call fired a three-hitter and struck out 13 as KMS defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Monday in Sunburg.
Call worked 6-2/3 innings and walked two. Weston Gjerde recorded a strikeout to end the game and earn the save.
Regan Carlson was 2-for-3 and drove in a run, and Isaac Call and Christian Diederich drove in the Saints' other runs. Gjerde had two hits and scored twice.
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Hitting - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Konnor Zick 1-3, Jake Byrne 1-3, Anthony Axford 1-3 ... KMS: Weston Gjerde 2-3 r-2, Dylan Rudningen 1-1 r bb-2, Regan Carlson 2-3 rbi, Isaac Call 0-3 rbi, Christian Diederich 1-3 rbi, Alex Call 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Byrne (L) 6-7-3-3-3-3 ... KMS: A. Call (W) 6.2-3-0-0-2-13, Gjerde (Sv) 0.1-0-0-0-0-1
Paynesville 4, Holdingford 0
Grady Fuchs pitched a one-hitter as Paynesville defeated Holdingford on Monday in Paynesville.
Fuchs allowed just an Alex Lange single with two outs in the first. Fuchs then hit two-straight batters to load the bases before getting a strikeout to end the threat.
Fuchs allowed his lone walk to lead off the third but then set down 12 straight before he hit another Husker leading off the seventh. He struck two of the next three batters to end the game.
Luke Johnson's RBI double in the first inning brought home the eventual winning run, and Carter Wessel, Levi Bast and Sam Oehrlein also drove in runs to spot Fuchs a 4-0 lead in the second inning.
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Hitting - Holdingford: Alex Lange 1-3 ... Paynesville: Levi Bast 1-2 rbi, Sam Oehrlein 2-3 rbi r, Luke Johnson 1-3 2b rbi r, Carter Wessel 1-3 rbi, Trevor Hemmesch 1-2 r, Max Weidner 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Holdingford: Andrew Hanson (L) 6-8-4-4-2-2 ... Paynesville: Grady Fuchs (W) 7-1-0-0-1-8
BOLD 7, Morris/CA 2
A big first inning and Braeden Tersteeg's solid work on the mound lifted BOLD to a win over Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Monday.
BOLD scored four runs in the first inning and Tersteeg allowed single runs in the first and fifth to get the win.
Tersteeg also had two hits and drove in a run and Riley Weis doubled and had three RBIs.
MCA's Zach Bruns tripled and had an RBI and Michael Halvorson singled in a run.
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Hitting - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Zach Bruns 1-3 3b rbi r, Jaret Johnson 1-2 2b, Michael Halvorsen 1-3 rbi, Joseph Kleinwolterink 1-3, Brandon Jergenson 1-2 2b r... BOLD: Luke Ryan 0-0 sb r, Andrew Sheehan 1-3 2b r, Braeden Tersteeg 2-4 sb rbi r-2, Jordan Sagedahl 1-2 2b rbi r, Riley Weis 1-2 2b rbi-3 r, Blake Flann 1-3, Matt Moorse 1-3 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Josh Rohloff (L) 1-3-5-4-3-0, Cade Fehr 5-4-2-2-0-0 ... BOLD: Tersteeg (W) 7-5-2-2-2-5
Morris/Chokio-Alberta built a five-run lead and repelled Benson's late rally to record a win on Monday in Benson.
MCA's Cade Fehr had two hits and drove in two runs and Colten Scheldorf and Kevin Asfeld also had RBIs. Zach Bruns allowed two earned runs in seven innings to get the win.
Benson's Will Enderson had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and Matthew Lenarz doubled and drove in a run.
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Hitting - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Jack Riley 0-3 r, Zach Bruns 1-3 r, Jaret Johnson 1-4 r, Michael Halvorson 1-3 r, Cade Fehr 2-3 rbi-2, Colten Scheldorf 0-1 rbi, Kevin Asfeld 1-3 rbi ... Benson: Patrick Minchow 1-4 r, Matthew Tolifson 1-4 r, Matthew Ebnet 2-4 r, Will Enderson 2-4 2b rbi, Matthew Lenarz 1-3 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Morris/Chokio-Alberta: Zach Bruns (W) 7-7-3-2-2-3 ... Benson: Jared Knutson (L) 3-3-4-2-2-1, M. Lenarz 4-3-1-1-2-0
Connor Barker had three hits and drove in a run and Josh Kinzler, Jack Peterson, Zach Bagley and Dawson Miller all had two hits in ACGC's West Central Conference win over Montevideo on Monday.
ACGC' Josh Kingery worked 5-2/3 innings to get the win and Bagley worked the final 1-1/3 innings.
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Hitting - ACGC: Josh Kinzler 2-3 2b sb rbi r, Connor Barker 3-4 2b sb rbi r, Jack Peterson 2-4 2b, Zach Bagley 2-3 sb-2 r-2, Dawson Miller 2-4 sb rbi-2 r-2, Shelby Shoen 0-2 rbi, Brady Kruse 1-4 rbi r ... Montevideo: Tyler Blue 0-2 sb r, Colby Buseman 0-2 sb r, Matthew Fragodt 1-3 sb r, Garrett Arends 1-1 rbi, Cade Weber 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Josh Kingery (W) 5.2-3-3-2-5-7, Zach Bagley 1.1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Montevideo: Jackson Snell (L) 6-12-7-4-1-4, Colby Buseman 1-0-0-0-1-1
A six-run second inning helped ACGC complete a sweep of Montevideo on Monday.
ACGC's Josh Kingery had two hits and drove in a run and Josh Kinzler, Connor Barker and Ryan Peterson all drove in runs.
Montevideo's Garrett Arends had two hits and Colby Buseman drove in a pair of runs.
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Hitting - Montevideo: Colby Buseman 1-4 rbi-2, Garrett Arends 2-4 r, Noah Buseman 2-3 r, Max Carruth 1-2 r, Matthew Fragodt 1-4 ... ACGC: Josh Kinzler 1-3 rbi r-2, Josh Kingery 2-4 2b rbi r, Connor Barker 0-3 rbi, Jack Peterson 1-3, Zach Bagley 0-2 r, Dawson Miller 0-2 r, Ryan Peterson 1-3 rbi r, Shelby Shoen 1-3 r, Jordan Schumacher 0-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Carruth (L) 4-5-8-3-2-6, Seth Kuno 2-1-0-0-1-2 ... ACGC: Kinzler (W) 6.1-7-3-1-3-4, Peterson 0.2-0-0-0-0-0
RTR 5, RCW 4
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton scored four runs in the fifth inning to sneak past Renville County West Monday.
The Knights out-hit RCW 8-5 and used a strong Payton Hess pitching performance to earn the win.
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Hitting - Renville County West: Brandan Hoberg 1-3 sb r, Justin Schrupp 1-3 r, Jacob Grund 1-3 rbi, Riley Ashburn 1-3 sb r, Landon Tanner 1-3 rbi, Blake Engstrom 0-2 r... Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Payton Hess 1-3 2b rbi-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Renville County West: Schrupp 3.1-7-4-4-0-5, Jack Hoard 0.1-0-1-1-1-0, Hoberg 1-1-0-0-0-0 ... Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Hess (W) 6-5-4-1-2-3, Hayden Gravley (S) 1-0-0-0-0-2
Hancock 5, Ortonville 2
Thanks to a five-run bottom of the fourth inning, Hancock secured a 5-2 victory against Ortonville on Monday.
The Owls got RBI singles from Colton Crowell, Montana Molden and Preston Rohloff, as well as a two-run double from Peyton Rohloff. Peyton was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, a run and a stolen base.
Tanner Pahl went all seven innings, striking out 10 for the complete-game victory.
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Hitting - Ortonville: Tyson Powell 3-4 r, Andrew Strong 2-3, James Lee 1-3 hr r rbi ... Hancock: Daniel Milander 1-3 sb-3, Gideon Joos 2-4 2b r, Colton Crowell 2-3 r rbi sb, Tanner Pahl 1-3 r, Peyton Rohloff 2-3 2b-2 r rbi-2 sb, Dalton Rose 1-3 sb, Preston Rohloff 2-3 rbi sb, Montana Molden 1-2 r rbi sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ortonville: Peter Treinen (L) 3-10-5-5-0-6, Tyson Powell 3-2-0-0-1-3 ... Hancock: Pahl (W) 7-8-2-2-1-10