Prep baseball roundup: Cardinals knock off Sartell

SARTELL -- Adam Nibaur tossed six strong innings and Willmar picked up its second win 7-2 over Sartell in a Central Lakes Conference game on Thursday.

SARTELL - Adam Nibaur tossed six strong innings and Willmar picked up its second win 7-2 over Sartell in a Central Lakes Conference game on Thursday.

Nibaur didn’t walk a batter while fanning three and surrendering one earned run.

“Adam threw a super game … he kept his pitch count low and trusted our defense,” Willmar head coach Mark Stier said.

The Cardinal bats came alive, too, with a 10-hit attack led by a 3-for-4 night by Josh Tinklenberg.

Willmar scored twice in the first off Sartell starter Isaac Dammen and tacked on another in the third to take a 3-1 lead.


“We did a lot of little things during the game like sacrifice bunting and taking an extra base when we could,” Stier said. “This helped us to extend our early lead.”

The Cardinals notched two more in the fourth and seventh.

Brett Swanson and Nibaur doubled, and Cole Hagen tripled and scored twice.

Noah Vreeman and Swanson each had two hits, and Swanson drove in three runs. 

The Cardinals host Hutchinson 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Willmar 7, Sartell 2

Willmar (2-5, 2-7)              201 200 2 - 7 10 4

Sartell   010 010 0 - 2 7 0


HITTING – Willmar: Brett Swanson 2-for-5, 2b, rbi-3, Cole Hagen 1-for-3, 3b, r-2, Josh Tinklenberg 3-for-4, rbi, Adam Nibaur 1-for-3, rbi, 2b, Cole Christenson 1-for-4, Noah Vreeman 2-for-2, rbi … Sartell: Grant Lahn 3-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Adam Nibaur (W) 6-6-2-1-0-3; Cole Christenson 1-0-0-0-1-1 … Sartell: Isaac Dammen (L) 4-6-5-5-5-6; Sam Neeser 3-4-2-2-4-1


RCW 7, Dawson-Boyd 3

The Blackjacks took an early lead but Renville County West scored four in the second inning to take control and pitchers Colin Thompson and Hayden Johnson shut D-B down the final six innings in a Camden Conference game Thursday in Sacred Heart.

Johnson got the win, working the final four innings.

The Jaguars’ Griffin Schaub was 4-for-4 and Johnson was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.

Michael Lee had two hits and drove in a run for the Blackjacks.


RCW plays host to Canby at 4:30 p.m. today.

D-B        300 000 0 - 3 5 1

RCW      140 011 x - 7 9 2 

HITTING – Dawson-Boyd: Donny Bothun 1-3, Michael Lee 2-3 2b rbi, Noah Stelter 1-2 rbi, Jordan Bothun 1-3 … Renville County West: Colin Thompson 1-4, Jesse Miller 1-3 rbi-2, Griffin Schaub 4-4, Hayden Johnson 2-3 rbi-2, Mason Schmitz 1-3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Daniel Baldwin (L) 5-7-6-6-2-5 … Renville County West: Thompson 3-3-3-3-3-4, Johnson (W) 4-2-0-0-5-3

LQPV 10, Canby 3

Lac qui Parle Valley scored six unearned runs on four Canby errors as the Eagles downed the Lancers to improve to 4-0 in the Camden Conference.

Brandon Hill added a two-run double in the seventh and was 2-for-3.


Ty Kanstrup had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Garrett Olson knocked three hits and was the winning pitcher, working six innings and striking out seven.

Canby’s Kristian Leppke launched two solo home runs and drove in the Lancers’ third run on a seventh-inning single.

The Eagles (4-0, 6-3) play today at Dawson-Boyd.

LQPV (4-0, 6-3)  000 330 4 - 10 13 1

Canby (1-2, 1-2)  100 010 1 - 3 7 4

HITTING – LQPV: Austin Haas 1-for-2, r-2, Dylan Lillejord 1-for-3, r-2, 2b, Brandon Hill 2-for-3, 2b, rbi-3, Ty Kanstrup 3-for-4, r-3, rbi, Garrett Olson 3-for-4, Joey Devorak 1-for-1, Jon Nielsen 1-for-4, 2b, rbi … Canby: Kristian Leppke 3-for-4, HR-2, rbi-3, Adam Durfee 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - LQPV: Garrett Olson (W) 6-5-2-2-2-7; Austin Haas 1-2-1-1-0-0 … Canby: Bryce Gorder (L) 7-13-10-4-2-4


CMCS 16, TMB 6

Trailing by two runs, the Central Minnesota Christian School baseball team unloaded on Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, scoring 13 runs in the third and fourth innings to secure the Camden Conference victory on Thursday.

Nick Daugherty had three hits and drove in three runs and Austin Bulthuis was 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored three runs. Tanner Stoel had a hit, stole three bases and scored four runs.

The Bluejays, not 2-0, play Lac qui Parle Valley at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

CMCS    004 901 2 - 16 10 5

TMB      112 101 0 - 6  7  6 

HITTING – Central Minnesota Christian School: Nick Daugherty 3-3 rbi-3 r, Austin Bulthuis 2-4 rbi r-3, Tanner Stoel 1-2 rbi r-4 sb-3, TJ Stoel 1-4 rbi r-3, Ryan Brouwer 1-2 rbi-2 r, Noah Wubben 1-3 rbi r, Levi Post 1-1 rbi r … Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Tanner Phelps 2-2 r, Taylor Carlson 1-3 3b r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Central Minnesota Christian School: TJ Stoel (W) 4-5-5-2-3-6, Bulthuis (Sv) 3-2-2-0-1-4 … Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Spencer Smith (L) 2.1-5-4-1-2-1



BLHS 11, MVL 8

Austin Krippner was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and Tate Lange pitched six strong innings in BLHS’ win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran.

Josh Swanson added a double and two runs scored, and Mason Olinger was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

BLHS    010 260 2 - 11 12 0

MVL      100 021 4 - 8 11 0

HITTING – BLHS: Trey Weispfennig 2-for-4, Austin Werner 1-for-4, rbi, Jake Pettit 1-for-4, rbi-2, Tate Lange 1-for-4, rbi, Josh Swanson 2-for-3, 2b, r-2, rbi, Kyle Kubesh 1-for-3, r-2, Mason Olinger 2-for-3, rbi, Austin Krippner 2-for-4, r-2, rbi-2 … MVL: Nick Fischer 2-for-4, 2b, rbi, DeAndre Parker 2-for-3, rbi-2, Eric Westphal 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BLHS: Tate Lange (W) 6-7-4-3-5-3; Brad Ebbers 1-4-4-4-1-0 … MVL: Nick Fischer (L) 4.1-7-7-7-5-4; Jake Mielke 2.2-5-4-3-4-2

West Central

Paynesville 6, Benson 0

Paynesville senior pitcher Jordan Roos was sharp on a cold day Thursday at Chiefs Field.

His five-hitter with no walks and eight strikeouts helped produce a 6-0 win over the Benson Braves in a West Central Conference game.

The Bulldogs scored three in the third and three in the fifth. Blake Karsch hit a two-run triple to highlight the first rally and a sac fly for a run in the fifth.

Brady Young pitched into the fifth for Benson, allowing four hits and walking three.

The Braves’ Cody Hammerschmidt had no trouble with the Roos deliveries. He laced two doubles and a single but each time was stranded.

Benson is at the Montevideo triangular on today: Monte vs. Redwood Valley 4 p.m.; Benson vs. RV at 6 p.m. and Benson vs. Monte at 8 p.m.

Paynesville         003 030 0 - 6  8  0

Benson 000 000 0 - 0  5  1

HITTING – Paynesville: Trent Gertken 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2b; Blake Karsch 2-for-2, 3b, SF, 3 rbi; Matt Quade 2-for-4, Brandon Schleper 1-for-3, rbi; Nick Dingmann 1-for-4 … Benson: Cody Hammerschmidt 3-for-3, 2 2b’s, sb; Aaron Ahrndt 1-for-3, Connor Staton 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Jordan Roos (W) 7-5-0-0-0-8 … Benson: Brady Young 4.1-4-4-4-3-3, A. Ahrndt 2.2-4-3-1-1-1

Central Minn.

Game One

Rockford 5, BBE 0

Rockford’s George Faue spun six shutout innings, striking out four and allowing just two hits.

Rockford              000 104 - 5 7 0

BBE       000 000 - 0 2 3

HITTING – Rockford: Nickolas Tully 2-for-3, 2b, Thomas Reinking 1-for-2, rbi-2 … BBE: Brian Goodwin 1-for-3, Alex Schumann 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rockford: George Faue (W) 6-2-0-0-2-4 … BBE: Trey Heinsius (L) 5.2-7-5-3-0-1; Adrian Belden 0.1-0-0-0-0-1

Game Two

Rockford 5, BBE 3

Trey Heinsius was 2-for-3 and Brian Goodwin had a hit and an RBI for the Jaguars.

BBE       101 010 - 3 5 1

Rockford              030 02x - 5 7 0

HITTING – BBE: Trey Heinsius 2-for-3, Brian Goodwin 1-for-3, rbi, Dalon Bitzan 1-for-2, rbi, Tanner Heinsius 1-for-1 … Rockford: Nickolas Tully 2-for-3, 2b, Joe Agre 1-for-2, rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: James Kuefler (L) 4-5-3-3-2-1; Adrian Belden 1-2-2-0-1-0 … Rockford: Brock Deering (W) 5-3-2-1-2-3; Bode 1-1-0-0-2-1

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