Prep Baseball Roundup: Falcons' 2-run 7th inning sinks Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO -- Colton Minnick and Brody Larson had RBI hits in the top of the seventh inning breaking a 3-all tie and the Falcons tripped up Montevideo 5-3 on Monday in a West Central Conference game.

MONTEVIDEO - Colton Minnick and Brody Larson had RBI hits in the top of the seventh inning breaking a 3-all tie and the Falcons tripped up Montevideo 5-3 on Monday in a West Central Conference game.

Both ACGC runs were unearned after a Thunder Hawks’ error opened the inning.

Monte put the tying run at second in the bottom of the seventh. Falcons’ second baseman Cullen Hoffmann knocked down a blistering bad-hop grounder that appeared headed to the outfield and made the play to end the game.

A Brett Busskohl RBI single and an RBI triple by David Kinzler put Monte up 3-0 in the second. ACGC tied it with three of its own in the next at bat, which featured a two-run single by Austin Hiepler.

Kinzler went all seven for the win on a five-hitter. Monte’s second pitcher, Spencer Hildahl, took the loss, though he pitched well, allowing just two hits and no earned runs over 3Z\c innings, walking one and fanning four.


ACGC 5, Montevideo 3

ACGC    003 000 2 - 5  9  4

Montevideo       030 000 0 - 3  5  3 

HITTING – ACGC: David Kinzler 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Colten Minnick 2-for-4, 2 2b’s, rbi; Brody Larson 2-for-3, rbi; Jordan Fester 1-for-4, Brett Busskohl 2-for-3, rbi … Montevideo: Austin Hiepler 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Zach Enevoldsen 2-for-4, Adam Kilibarda 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: D. Kinzler (W) 7-5-3-2-3-2 … Montevideo: Tristan Weber 3.2-7-3-2-1-1, Spencer Hildahl (L) 3.1-2-2-0-1-4

Wright County

Delano 14, Litchfield 5

Toby Hanson homered, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three more in Delano’s Wright County Conference victory in Litchfield.


The Dragons’ Cody Klabunde was 3-for-4 and drove in a run and Brandon Behnke and Eddie Estrada both had two hits.

The Dragons are now 3-4 overall.

Delano  106 302 2 - 14 10 1

Litchfield              202 010 0 -   5  8  4 

HITTING – Delano: Toby Hanson 3-4 hr 2b rbi-3 r-3 … Litchfield: Cody Klabunde 3-4 rbi r, Brandon Behnke 2-3 rbi, Eddie Estrada 2-4 2b r, Braeden Wahl 1-3 rbi r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Delano: Jordan Schramel (W) 7-8-5-4-4-6 … Litchfield: Jake Schultz (L) 2.1-4-7-5-4-2, Sam Renner 3.2-6-5-2-1-1, Riley Johnson 1-0-2-2-4-0


Ortonville 12, Hancock 2


Mike Schake handcuffed the Owls in a five-inning game on Monday in Ortonville.

Schake allowed one earned run and struck out six to earn the win.

Philip Schaefer, Brandon Shaw and Taylor Holleman were all 1-for-3 for Hancock, who hosts Ashby in a doubleheader today.

Hancock               000 20 -  2   3  1 

Ortonville            140 7x - 12 12 2 

HITTING – Hancock: Philip Schaefer 1-3, Brandon Shaw 1-2, Taylor Holleman 1-3 … Ortonville: Hunter Winther 2-3, Riley Thompson 2-3, Daniel Sitter 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hancock: Schaefer (L) 3.1-9-11-10-3-0, Brady Carter 0.2-3-1-1-1-1 … Ortonville: Mike Schake (W) 5-3-2-1-3-6

Minnewaska 7, Staples-Motley 1


Austin VerSteeg threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk and to make his day complete, with a bat in hand, went 4-for-4 at the plate.

Waska piled up 13 hits against the Cardinals, a section foe.

Minnewaska      031 201 0 - 7  14 0

Staples-Motley 000 000 1 - 1   2  1 

HITTING – Minnewaska: Matt McIver 1-for-3, rbi; Justin Amundson 2-for-4, 2 runs; Austin VerSteeg 4-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Austin Ostrander 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Laken Steidler-Thompson 1-for-3, Riley Thompson 1-for-2, Andy Kinney 1-for-1, Jon Nygaard 1-for-2, 2 rbi… S-M: Mark Kossen 1-for-3, run; Eric Kossen 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: VerSteeg (W) 7-2-1-1-1-8 … Staples-Motley: Shawn Trantina (L) 3.2-9-6-5-1-0, Seth Auger 3.1-4-1-1-2-1

Morris/Chokio-Alberta 8, NLS 4

Junior Noah Grove pitched a seven-hitter with 12 strikeouts and the Tigers won a non-conference meeting at Spicer. Grove kept the Wildcats off balance, mixing a curve with his fastball.


Nate Anderson, Corey Storck and Brady Jergenson supplied two hits apiece for Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Both teams ended up with seven hits. Trey Austvold had two singles and Even Pedersen a double for NLS which fell behind 5-0 through three. 

Morris/CA           302 030  0 -8  7  1 

NL-Spicer             000 220  0 -4  7  3 

HITTING – Morris/Choko-Alberta: Brady Jergenson 1-for-4, Nate Anderson 2-for-2, Corey Storck 2-for-3, 2b; Brady Jergenson 2-for-3 … New London-Spicer: Trey Austvold 2-for-4, Lucas Nordmeyer 1-for-4, Ryan Vraa 1-for-4, Michael Arnold 1-for-3, Jarrett Hatlestad 1-for-3, Eben Pederson 1-for-1, 2b, 2 bb’s

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MCA: Noah Grove (W) 7-7-4-2-5-12 … NLS: L. Nordmeyer (L) 6-6-8-5-4-9, Tyson Gislason 1-1-0-0-1-0

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