Local Roundup: Litch tennis to play for consolation crown

MINNEAPOLIS--Josh Prahl, Trevor Meyer, Jordan Green and Matthew Wedin swept their singles matches and Griffin Kinny and Payton Prahl won at No. 3 doubles as the Litchfield tennis team downed Luverne 5-2 in the Class A consolation semifinals at th...

MINNEAPOLIS-Josh Prahl, Trevor Meyer, Jordan Green and Matthew Wedin swept their singles matches and Griffin Kinny and Payton Prahl won at No. 3 doubles as the Litchfield tennis team downed Luverne 5-2 in the Class A consolation semifinals at the Minnesota State Tennis Tournament on Tuesday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center.

The Dragons fell into the consolation round after a 5-2 loss to St. Paul Academy in the first round Tuesday morning.

The Dragons will play Crookston for fifth place at noon today at Reed-Sweatt.

Against St. Paul Academy, Prahl won at No. 1 singles and Wedin won at No. 4 singles to account for Litchfield's points.

The Class A individual tournament is Thursday at Friday. Prahl qualified in singles and Jon Madsen and Jordan Green will play in the doubles tournament.


Consolation Semifinals

Litchfield 5, Luverne 2


(1) Josh Prahl, L, def. Chris Jelken 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 (2) Trevor Meyer, L, def. Mark Robinson 6-3 6-2 (3) Jordan Green, L, def. Cade VerSteeg 6-3 6-1 (4) Matthew Wedin, L, def. Matt Jelken 6-3 6-2


(1) Layne Curtis/Dalton Schoeneman, L, def. Jon Madsen/Zach Kaizer 6-1 7-6 (7-4) (2) Jim Erickson/Isaac Gillette, L, def. Cody Lendt/Andrew Fisher 6-2 6-1 (3) Griffin Kinny/Payton Prahl, L, def. Trey Baustian/Luke Jarchow 6-4 5-7 10-7

First Round

St. Paul Academy 5, Litchfield 2



(1) Josh Prahl, L, def. Noah Keogh 6-1 6-3 (2) Max Soll, SPA, def. Trevor Meyer 6-7 6-3 6-4 (3) Nathan Sobotka, SPA, def. Jordan Green 1-6 6-3 7-5 (4) Matthew Wedin, L, def. Sameer Bijwadia


(1) Duke Nguyen/Jeffrey Huang, SPA, def. Jon Madsen/Zach Kaizer 6-2 7-5 (2) Benjamin Konstan-Rahul Dev, SPA, def. Cody Lendt/Andrew Fisher 6-4 6-2 (3) Kai Sih/Liam Lynch, SPA, def. Griffin Kinny-Payton Prahl 6-1 6-2

Prep Baseball

ACGC 4, Springfield 2

Kobe Holtz carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and ACGC scored a pair of runs in both the third and fourth innings to down Springfield Tuesday and earn a shot at the Section 2A championship on Thursday in Mankato.

The Falcons play Martin Luther/GHEC/Truman in the title game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Rogers Park. ACGC, which lost to ML/GHEC/T 5-1 in the winners bracket final on Saturday, must beat the Jaguars twice to advance to the Class A state tournament. If the Falcons win the first game, a second game is set for 5:30 p.m.


Earlier Tuesday, Springfield won an elimination game over Sleepy Eye-St. Mary's 5-3.

Despite the no-hitter, Holtz reached his 115-pitch limit and had to leave the mound.

"He was throwing as hard in the first inning as he was in the seventh," ACGC head coach Mike Kingery said. "They had no chance on him."

Springfield scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and had two runners on with two out when the game ended in strange fashion.

Springfield had runners on first and third with two outs and the trailing runner took off for second. ACGC made no play on the runner but after reaching the bag the runner turned and headed back to first, possibly thinking the pitch was fouled off.

Catcher Jaren Kaddatz threw the ball back to pitcher Michael Dallmann, who then threw to shortstop David Kingery at second and he threw to Noah Cunningham at first for the putout that ended the game.

"I've seen a lot of baseball games and I've never seen that before," Mike Kingery said. "(Coaches) were in the dugout talking about walking the next guy to load the bases and the next thing we were jumping up and down."

ACGC 002 200 0-4 5 1

Springfield 000 000 2-2 1 3

Hitting - ACGC: David Kingery 1-4 r, Jaren Kaddatz 1-4 rbi, Kobe Holtz 1-2, Payton Kinzler 1-4, Adam Johnson 0-3 r, Jeremy Nelson 1-2 r, Michael Dallmann 0-1 r ... Springfield: Decker Scheffler 1-4 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Holtz (W) 6.1-0-0-0-5-11, Dallmann 0.2-1-2-2-2-0 ... Springfield: Hunter Mathiowetz (L) 3.1-3-4-2-3-0, Branden Flock 0.1-0-0-0-0-1, Willy Vanderwerf 3.1-2-0-0-0-0

Parkers Prairie 8, BBE 6

Parkers Prairie was the beneficiary of eight BBE errors and scored seven runs in the first three innings to knock out the Jaguars and advance in the Section 6A tournament.

Both teams finished with six hits. BBE's Jacob Weller pitched five innings and was only credited with one unearned run with six strikeouts.

BBE 001 104 0-6 6 8

PP 214 010 x-8 6 5

Hitting - BBE: Adam Jaeger 1-2 rbi-2, Derek Wiener 1-3 2b, Thaniel Cebulla 1-3 r, Evan Wiener 1-4 r-2, Abraham Peter 2-3 rbi r ... Parkers Prairie: Andrew Johnson 1-2 rbi-2 r, Casey Peterson 1-3 2b rbi-2

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Jacob Weller (L) 5-6-8-1-5-6, Derek Wiener 1-0-0-0-0-2 ... Parkers Prairie: Johnson (W) 5-5-6-2-3-6, Matt Ferley 2-1-0-0-0-2

BBE 3, Hancock 2

BBE's Evan Wiener hit a walk-off double to score Thaniel Cebulla in the first game of Tuesday's Section 6A tournament and advance to the semifinal of the losers bracket.

Hancock's Cody Greiner had a strong outing with 11 strikeouts for the Owls but he was tagged with the loss after yielding the hit to Wiener.

BBE starter Derek Wiener also pitched well. He didn't allow a hit but surrendered an unearned run in his four innings of work. Payton Van Beck ultimately was credited with the win.

Hancock 000 101 0-2 3 2

BBE 002 000 1-3 6 5

Hitting - Hancock: Andrew Shaw 1-3, Tanner Pahl 1-3, Daniel Milander 1-2 r... Montevideo: Adam Jaeger 1-3 rbir , Jacob Weller 2-3 2b, Thaniel Cebulla 1-3 r, Evan Wiener 2-3 2b rbi r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hancock: Cody Greiner 6.1-6-3-2-0-11 ... BBE: Derek Wiener 4-0-1-0-1-4, Payton Van Beck (W) 3-3-1-0-0-4

Amateur Baseball

Bird Island 4, Milroy 3

Bird Island scored two runs in the first inning and two runs in the fifth inning on the way to a close 4-3 victory Tuesday afternoon.

Brad Gass went the distance and only allowed four hits to earn the win. He struck out four and only finished with one earned run.

Milroy 200 001 0-3 4 2

Bird Island 200 020 x-4 4 3

Hitting - Milroy: Brady Lanoue 1-3 r, Brady Penner 1-3 2b ... Bird Island: Dylan Gass 1-2 rbi r, Logan Swan 1-3 rbi, Wyatt Peppel 1-2, Lane Stadther 1-3 r

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Milroy: Bean Prignitz (L) 5-3-4-1-6-3, Noah Winkelman 1-1-0-0-2-2 ... Bird Island: Brad Gass (W) 7-4-3-1-4-4

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