Legion/VFW baseball roundup: Kerkhoven slugs its way past Montevideo

Legion/VFW Baseball report for Friday, June 17, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Home runs by Kallstrom, Call lift Kerkhoven to a 12-2 victory.

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KERKHOVEN — Hunter Kallstrom and Alex Call both hit home runs for Kerkhoven in a 12-2, five-inning American Legion baseball victory Friday against Montevideo.

Kallstrom hit a two-run homer in the second inning. Call, who finished 3-for-3, also hit a two-run homer. His homer came in the fifth, putting the 10-run rule into effect. Wylee Lottman also had three hits with three runs and a pair of RBIs.

Grayson Eisenlohr finished 2-for-3 for Montevideo.

Montevideo   000   02-2   5   4
Kerkhoven     340   23-12   13   1
Hitting - Montevideo: Gage Augeson 1-2 r, Gavin Johnson 1-2 r, Brady Snell 1-2 rbi-2, Grayson Eisenlohr 2-3 … Kerkhoven: Jaiden Henjum 2-4 r rbi, Wylee Lottman 3-4 2b r-3 rbi-2, Alex Call 3-3 2b hr r-3 rbi-4, Hunter Kallstrom 1-3 hr r rbi-2, Hunter Wilts 2-3 r, Chase Magaard 1-3, Luke Jeseritz 1-2 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Johnson (L) 4.1-12-11-8-2-3, Isaac Moravetz 0.1-1-1-1-0-0 … Kerkhoven: Call 2-1-0-0-2-4, Magaard (W) 3-4-2-2-0-4

VFW Baseball

Monticello 17, Willmar 0

Monticello scored nine times in the first inning on the way to the five-inning victory over Willmar Post 1639 at the Monticello tournament.


Dylan Staska went 3-for-3 with a double for Willmar.

Play continues Saturday in the tournament.

Willmar           000   00-0   7   5
Monticello      915   2x-17   10   1
Hitting - Willmar: Connor Smith 1-1 bb, Dylan Staska 3-3 2b, Cullen Gregory 1-3, Mason Thole 1-3 2b, Blake Reiman 1-2 hbp sb, Conlan Carlson 0-0 hbp  … Monticello: Visness 1-3 r rbi bb, Anderson 1-3 r-3 hbp sb-2, Peters 1-2 rbi-2 bb 2b, Lovegren 0-1 r-2, Hagen 1-2 r rbi sf, Schleif 1-3 r-3 rbi-2 bb sb, Ellis 0-1 r-2 bb-2, Dahlke 0-0 bb, Drelow 3-3 r rbi-3 sf, Mich 0-0 r-2 rbi bb hbp-3, Stahlbach 2-4 r rbi-7 2b 3b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Braeden Fagerlie (L) 0.2-3-7-0-1-1, Thole 0.2-3-3-3-1-1, Finley Donelan 1-1-4-4-3-0, Carter Kallevig 1.2-3-3-1-2-1 … Monticello: Dahlke (W) 5-7-0-0-1-3

Willmar 16, Howard Lake 2

Willmar opened the Monticello Tournament with a five-inning win over Howard Lake.

Post 1639 had 19 hits. Dylan Staska led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two RBIs.

Howard Lake    000   02-2   1   1
Willmar      014   (11)x-16   19   1
Hitting - Howard Lake: O. Loge 1-2 2b … Wilmar: Connor Smith 1-3 r rbi-3 2b, Austyn Tillemans 1-1 r rbi, Dylan Staska 3-4 rbi-2 2b sb, Cullen Gregory 2-3 r-2 rbi 2b, Conlan Carlson 0-1 r, Mason Thole 2-3 rbi 2b sb, Braeden Fagerlie 2-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb 2b sb-2, Carter Kallevig 1-1 r rbi bb sb, Gavin Banks 1-1 rbi, Jaxin Schirmers 1-2 r rbi, Blake Reiman 2-3 r-3 rbi 2b sb, Ethan Riemersma 2-2 r-2 sb-2, Bobby Poe 1-1 r-2 rbi-2 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Howard Lake: C. Mumford (L) 3-8-5-4-1-1, S. Stutsman 0.2-8-9-9-1-0, R. Krumwiede 0.1-3-2-2-0-0 … Willmar: Staks (W) 4.2-1-2-0-4-5, Reiman 0.1-0-0-0-0-1

Junior Legion Baseball

Starbuck 6, Eastview 5

Starbuck improved to 3-0 with the eight-inning victory over the Eastview Thunder of Apple Valley.

Starbuck led 1-0 after six innings. Eastview scored three times in the top of the seventh to take the lead. Starbuck answered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.


Eastview then scored two in the top of the eighth to take a 5-3 lead only to see Starbuck rally for three runs in the bottom of the eighth for the win.

Eastview    000   000   32-5   7   3
Starbuck      000   100   23-6   6   0
Hitting - Eastview: V. Wodele 2-4 rbi, I. Jones 0-3 bb, C. Riedl 1-4 r, C. Novak 2-4 r rbi-2 sb-2, K. Woehler 1-3 r bb, J. Young 0-3 r bb, C. Alexander 0-4 r rbi, B. Schaefer 1-3 rbi … Starbuck: Levi Johnson 1-2 rbi bb-2 sac, Jack Majerus 0-4 rbi, Dylan Alexander 1-2 bb-2, Austin Ballhagen 0-0 r sb, PJ Johnson 2-4 sb-2, Ryland Martin 0-1 r rbi, Noah Jensen 0-2 r bb hbp, Nathan Dell 1-3 bb 2b, Austin Weber 1-3 r-2 bb sac sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eastview: Wodele 7-5-3-1-6-8, M. Anderson (L) 0.2-1-3-1-1-0 … Starbuck: PJ Johnson 6.2-5-3-3-2-7, Martin 1.1-2-2-2-1-2

Starbuck 11, Harrisburg 3

PJ. Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, a run and three RBIs to lead Starbuck past the Harrisburg (S.D.) Tigers at the Minnetonka Tournament.

Starbuck         301   52-11   7   3
Harrisburg      001   11-3   6   3
Hitting - Starbuck: Levi Johnson 0-1 r-2 rbi bb-3 sb, Jack Majerus 1-3 r-2 rbi-2 bb 2b sb, Dylan Alexander 1-3 r-2 bb sb, PJ Johnson 2-3 r rbi-3 bb 2b 3b, Noah Jensen 0-1 rbi bb sf, Alex Panitzke 1-3 r, Ryland Martin 1-3 r, Austin Ballhagen 1-2 r, Austin Weber 0-0 r bb … Harrisburg: J.l Hanson 1-2 r bb, E. Kokenge 1-1 rbi bb-2, S. Sutton 0-2 bb, T. Larson 0-2 bb, P. Blackwelder 2-3 r rbi, E. Beek 0-2 bb, M. Oakland 1-3, L. Larson 0-2 r rbi bb, T. Raymond 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Panitzke (W) 4.2-6-3-3-7-3, Martin 0.1-0-0-0-0-1 … Harrisburg: L. Larson (L) 3.2-6-9-8-6-5, Raymond 1.1-1-2-1-2-2

Starbuck 22, Excelsior 0

Starbuck used 11 hits and 16 walks to beat Excelsior in five innings late Thursday at the Minnetonka Tournament.

Starbuck    471   (10)0-22   11   0
Excelsior      000   00-0   5   3
Hitting - Starbuck: Levi Johnson 1-3 r-2 sb, Jackson Holmes 0-1 rbi bb, Jack Majerus 0-1 r-2 rbi bb-2, Dylan Alexander 2-3 r-3 rbi-2 bb, Jonah Walling 0-0 rbi bb, PJ Johnson 4-4 r-3 rbi-5 bb 3b, Noah Jensen 1-3 r rbi-2 2b, Gavin Cain 0-1 r rbi bb, Austin Ballhagen 0-0 r rbi bb, Alex Panitzke 0-2 r-2 rbi bb-3 sb, Ryland Martin 0-1 r-2 bb-2, Caden Larson 1-2 r rbi, Austin Weber 1-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb 3b, Connor Frey 1-2 r rbi, Nathan Dell 0-2 bb sb … Excelsior: A. Stack 1-3, J. Luing 1-3, C. Hager 1-2, J. Quist 2-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Dell (W) 2-2-0-0-1-2, Ballhagen 2-2-0-0-0-1, Frey 1-1-0-0-1-1 … Excelsior: C. Delaria 2-5-11-10-7-2, B. Snyder 1.1-3-9-8-7-1, C. Schmike 1.2-3-2-0-2-0

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