SACRED HEART — Down to the final out, Landon Tanner had the bases loaded and a chance to complete the comeback for Renville County West.

Tanner connected on a Cole Hedman pitch and drove the ball to the right-center gap, scoring Tyler Froland and Eddie Morales with a single for the 5-4 walk-off victory over Benson in non-conference play Friday.

RCW managed to claw back after the Braves retook the lead, 4-3, after a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning.

“When they got those two in the seventh, that was a tough-luck deal,” said Jaguars head coach Randy Schaub. “We got back-to-back walks that set it up for Tanner to get that single.”

Tyler Froland had three of the Jaguars’ six hits, finishing with a double, a triple and an RBI. He was also the winning pitcher after tossing two-thirds of an inning.

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Benson third baseman Cole Hedman snags a chopper during a non-conference game against RCW on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Sacred Heart. 

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Benson third baseman Cole Hedman snags a chopper during a non-conference game against RCW on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Sacred Heart. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Benson had a pair of players with three hits. Patrick Minchow was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Kellen Schmidt was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Hedman took the loss after 2-2/3 innings of relief for Sam Grussing.

RCW (4-3) will host three games in Sacred Heart on Saturday. The first will be the Jaguars against Madelia at 11 a.m., followed by Madelia against MACCRAY around 1 p.m.. The finale will be between RCW and MACCRAY for a Camden Conference game at about 4 p.m.

Benson (5-2) will have a West Central Conference doubleheader at home against Montevideo on Tuesday.

RCW second baseman Camden Wohlman (left) looks to make the throw to first for a double play after getting the force out on Benson's Isaac Minchow during a non-conference game on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Sacred Heart. 

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RCW second baseman Camden Wohlman (left) looks to make the throw to first for a double play after getting the force out on Benson's Isaac Minchow during a non-conference game on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Sacred Heart. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

RCW 5,

Benson 4

Benson 110 000 2-4 8 1
RCW 000 030 2-5 6 0
Hitting - Benson: Patrick Minchow 3-3 2b rbi, Kellen Schmidt 3-4 3b rbi, Joshua Norby 1-3 rbi, Isaac Minchow 1-1 bb-3 … RCW: Tyler Froland 3-4 2b 3b rbi, Landon Tanner 1-4 rbi-2, Brandan Hoberg 1-4, Isaac Haen 1-3 rbi.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Sam Grussing 4-1-1-1-5-3, Cole Hedman (L) 2 2/3-5-4-4-2-5 … RCW: Ayden Gustafson 3-3-2-2-4-5, Tyler Amsden 3 1/3-5-2-2-4-3, Froland (W) 2/3-0-0-0-1-1.

Non-Conference

Willmar 14,

Delano 6

Willmar lashed out 14 hits and scored eight runs in the seventh inning for the victory at Delano.

Sam Etterman was 3-for-5 with three RBI and Jett Salonek, Ian Koosman, Hunter Magnuson and Alex Schramm all had two hits for the Cardinals.

Delano scored twice in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Baumgart got the win in relief of Kossman, going four innings. Baumgart allowed three hits and two earned runs, striking out five and walking two.

Willmar 102 030 8-14 14 1
Delano 202 000 2- 6 5 3
Hitting - Willmar: Jett Salonek 2-3 r-3 bb-2, Ian Koosman 2-4 r bb, Hunter Magnuson 2-4 3b r sb, Andrew Baumgart 1-3 2b r-2 rbi-2 bb-2, Sam Etterman 3-5 r-2 rbi-3 sb-2, Dylan Arndorfer 1-3 rbi sb, Sergio Fernandez 1-2 r rbi sb, Alex Schramm 2-4 3b r rbi sb … Delano: Robbie Knight 1-3 r-2 sb bb, Oran Hinkle 1-4 r, Gunnar Paulson 2-2 2b r rbi-3 bb-2, Chad Halstead 1-3 2b rbi-2, David Dorsey 0-2 r bb, Ty Weiman 0-1 r bb-3.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Koosman 3-2-4-4-6-3, Baumgart (W) 4-3-2-2-2-5 … Delano: Carson Tschudi (L) 5-7-6-5-3-5, Halstead 1 2/3-5-5-5-0-0, Cade Bruett 1/3-2-3-3-3-0.

Litchfield 11,

Faribault 4

Avery Liestman went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI to help Litchfield to the non-conference victory at Faribault.

Lietman also got the pitching win, going the first six innings. He struck out nine and walked three, allowing four hits and three earned runs.

Christian Kelsey and Jud Dollerschell each had two hits for Dragons.

It was the first game of a doubleheader.

Litchfield 032 240 0-11 10 2
Faribault 201 001 0- 4 4 5
Hitting - Litchfield: Bennett Lecher 0-5 r rbi, Ben Alsleben 1-4 r-2 rbi bb sb, Avery Liestman 3-5 r-2 rbi-3 2b, Christian Kelsey 2-5 2b, Hunter Thiel 1-2 r rbi bb-2, Riley Taber 0-3 r rbi bb, Caden Besemer 1-4 r-2, Jud Dollerschell 2-4 r-2 rbi-2 2b … Faribault: Hunter Nelson 1-3 r bb sb, Zack Slinger 0-2 r-2 bb hbp, John Palmer 1-4 r, Teddy Clamer 2-3 rbi bb, Tim Nierby 0-3 rbi, Jordan Nawrocki 0-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Liestman (W) 6-4-4-3-3-9 … Faribault: Palmer 2-3-3-1-1-3, Nelson 2-7-8-4-4-0, Braeden Mensing 2-0-0-0-1-1, Bailey Mueller 1-0-0-0-0-1

Montevideo 15,

Lakeview 2

Gage Augeson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Montevideo’s victory over Lakeview at Montevideo.

The Thunder Hawks scored five runs in the first and eight in the second.

Colby Buseman got the complete-game win, going all five innings. He struck out 13, walked one and allowed five hits and one earned run.

Lakeview 000 20- 2 5 0
Montevideo 582 0x-15 7 1
Hitting - Lakeview: Aaron Lienemann 2-3, Jordan Fischer 1-3, Hunter Magnuson 2-2 2b rbi, Cayden Caron 0-2 r, Connor Larsen 0-1 r … Montevideo: Landen Knoshal 1-2 r-2 rbi sb-2, Colby Buseman 1-2 r-2 rbi-2, Brady Snell 1-2 r-2 rbi-2, Gavin Johnson 1-2 2b r-2 sb, Gage Augeson 2-4 rbi sb, Cooper Dack 1-2 r rbi-3, Kaden Boike 0-0 r-2 rbi sb, Luke Kuno 0-1 r-2, Mason Jerve 0-2 r-2 rbi-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Fischer (L) 1-3-5-5-2-2, Magnuson 1/3-2-8-8-3-1, Justin Timm 2 2/3-2-2-2-2-3 … Montevideo: Buseman (W) 5-5-2-1-1-13.

YME 10,

Redwood Valley 0

Nickson Knapper had two hits and an RBI and Hunter Wilke threw a five-inning complete game to lead Yellow Medicine East past Redwood Valley at Montevideo.

Wilke struck out two and walked no one. He allowed two hits.

Redwood Valley 000 00-0 2 3
YME 000 46-10 6 0
Hitting - Redwood Valley: Carson Woodford 1-2, Austin Bunderson 1-1 2b … YME: Hunter Wilke 1-3 rbi sf, Nickson Knapper 2-4 r rbi, Ty Schulte 1-3 r rbi hbp, Cole Fischer 0-2 rbi bb hbp, Cody Dahlager 1-4 rbi-2 2b, Caleb Jans 0-1 r bb-2 sb-2, Jake Odegard 0-2 r-2 bb sb, Tyler Nordaune 0-2 r-2 bb, Judson Martin 1-2 rbi 2b, Nolan Hildahl 0-0 r-2 bb, Khristian Louwagie 0-0 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Redwood Valley: Carter Johnson (L) 4-⅔-4-7-4-6-6, Austin Christensen 0-2-3-0-0-0 … YME: Wilke (W) 5-2-0-0-0-2

Montevideo 3,

Redwood Valley 1

Brady Snell pitched a six-hitter, allowing no earned runs, striking out five and walking one, to lead the host Thunder Hawks past Redwood Valley at Montevideo.

Carter Peterson was 2-for-4 with a double for Redwood Valley.

Montevideo 200 001 0-3 3 3
Redwood Valley 000 100 0-1 6 2
Hitting - Montevideo: Landen Knoshal 0-3 r sb, Luke Kuno 1-1 r, Colby Buseman 1-3 r, Brady Snell 1-3 rbi-2, Bryson Malstrom 0-1 bb sac … Redwood Valley: Alex Lang 1-4, Carter Peterson 2-4 2b, Carson Woodford 1-4, Tyson Irlbeck 0-2 bb, Austin Gunderson 1-3, B. Lang 1-3 rbi 2B, Carter Johnson 0-2 hbp-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Snell (W) 7-6-1-0-1-5 … Redwood Valley: Ryan Bosel (L) 7-3-3-2-1-7

YME 16,

Lakeview 0

Yellow Medicine needed four innings to score 16 runs against Lakeview at Montevideo.

Hunter Wilke led the Sting by going 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Jake Odegard doubled and drove in two.

YME 125 8-16 8 0
Lakeview 000 0- 0 2 1
Hitting - YME: Hunter Wilke 3-4 r-2 rbi-2 sb, Nickson Knapper 1-3 r rbi-2 sb-2, Ty Schulte 1-2 rbi, Cody Dahlager 1-1 r-3 sb, Caleb Jans 1-1 r rbi, Jake Odegard 1-1 2b r-2 rbi-2 sb, Judson Martin 0-1 r rbi, Cole Fischer 0-2 r-2, Nolan Hildahl 0-0 r, Tyler Nordaune 0-1 r rbi-2, Khristian Louwagie 0-1 r, Bryce Sneller 0-1 r … Lakeview: Jordan Fischer 1-1, Cain Herigan 1-2 2b.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Knapper (W) 4-2-0-0-0-6 … Lakeview: Aaron Lieneman (L) 3-6-8-8-2-1, Andrew Bott 0-0-4-4-4-0, Kyle Kurowski 1-2-4-1-2-2.