Prep Baseball: Mustangs shut down CMCS
Tribune Staff Reports HECTOR -- Three Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart pitchers combined on a four-hitter and Austin Ludowese hit a two-run homer to lead the Mustangs to a 6-0 win over Central Minnesota Christian on Friday. BLHS' Taylor Broderius had ...
Tribune Staff Reports
HECTOR -- Three Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart pitchers combined on a four-hitter and Austin Ludowese hit a two-run homer to lead the Mustangs to a 6-0 win over Central Minnesota Christian on Friday.
BLHS' Taylor Broderius had two hits and drove in two runs, and Ben Maiers and Brandon Huls both doubled in runs.
The Mustangs' Corey Kurth and Tate Lange both hit triples.
Lange picked up the win for the Mustangs, working three innings and allowing two hits while striking out three. Starter Ben Maiers also worked three innings of two-hit ball and struck out three. Ryan Haun finished up, striking out two in his inning of work.
For CMCS, Grant Hoekstra, Nate Gerdes, Nick Daugherty and T.J. Stoel had hits.
BLHS improved to 7-2 overall. The Mustangs play next against Wabasso at 5 p.m. Monday in Hector.
BLHS 6, CMCS 0
CMCS 000 000 0 -- 0 4 1
BLHS 220 101 x -- 6 7 4
HITTING - CMCS: Grant Hoekstra 1-for-4, Nate Gerdes 1-for-4, Nick Daugherty 1-for-3, Stoel 1-for-2 ... BLHS: Austin Ludowese 1-for-4 hr rbi-2, Taylor Broderius 2-for-3 2b rbi-2, Ben Maiers 1-for-4 2b rbi, Brandon Huls 1-for-2 2b rbi, Corey Kurth 1-for-3 3b, Tate Lange 1-for-2 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- CMCS: Gerdes (L) 5-6-5-5-3-3, Hoekstra 1-1-1-1-1-0 ... BLHS: Maiers 3-2-0-0-0-3, Lange (W) 3-2-0-0-1-3, Ryan Haun 1-0-0-0-0-2
Browerville 14, BBE 4
Browerville broke from the gate in a big way, scoring nine runs in the first three innings and capping the day with a five-run seventh and a 14-4 win over BBE on Friday in Elrosa.
Browerville's Austin Host had four hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in five runs. Teammate Kyle Petermeier had three hits and drove in two runs.
BBE's Adam Heinze doubled in two runs, and Tucker Cebulla doubled and drive in a run, and Matt Schmitz had a triple.
The Jaguars, now 6-3 overall, play next at Holdingford at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
Browerville 234 000 5 -- 14 18 1
BBE 000 040 0 -- 4 3 2
HITTING - Browerville: Kyle Petermeier 3-for-5 2b rbi-2, Austin Host 4-for-4 hr 2b rbi-5 ... BBE: Tucker Cebulla 1-for-3 rbi r, Adam Heinze 1-for-3 2b rbi-2, Matt Schmitz 1-for-3 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Browerville: Mitchell Heide (W) ... BBE: Brady Weller (L) 2-5-5-2-0-1, Connor Goodwin 3-8-4-4-0-2, Jordan Wozmek 2-5-5-3-3-2
Litchfield forced extra innings with a three-run, seventh-inning rally, but Hutchinson's Mitchell Peterson drove home the winning run in the ninth on Friday in Litchfield.
Litchfield could have tied the Tigers for second place in the conference with a victory, but the Dragons fell to 4-4 in the Wright and 4-5 overall.
"It was a good back and forth game," Litchfield head coach Jeff Wollin said. "The difference was that we walked nine and they walked four, and it seemed like if we walked someone they ended up scoring. That hurt us."
Litchfield led 6-4 in the fifth but the Tigers scored two in the sixth and three in the seventh to go ahead 9-6.
But the Dragons responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra frames.
In the top of the ninth, Hutch's Nate Blom walked, was bunted to second and scored on Peterson's double to left-center field.
Tiger pitcher Max Cowger set the Dragons down 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn the win.
Litchfield plays a make-up game against Waconia at 4:30 p.m. on Monday in Litchfield.
Hutchinson 211 002 301 -- 10 12 4
Litchfield 402 000 300 -- 9 11 3
HITTING - Hutchinson: Phil Kuball 2-for-5 rbi-4, Trace Adams 2-for-4 rbi-2, Nate Blom 2-for-4 r-3, Mitchell Peterson 2-for-4 2b rbi ... Litchfield: Austin Jones 3-for-5 r-3, Zach Kinny 2-for-5 r, Eddie Estrada 3-for-5 3b 2b rbi-5, Dylan Koll 1-for-4 rbi-2, Jesse Rue 2-for-4, Trevor Park 0-for-2 r-3 bb-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Hutchinson: Zach Miner 4-7-6-5-2-3, Max Cowger (W) 5-4-3-3-2-3 ... Litchfield: David Hamm 5.1-6-6-4-6-1, Rue (L) 3.2-6-4-4-3-3-