Prep baseball roundup: Falcons upset No. 3-seed EVW
EDEN VALLEY -- Mitchel Macik was 3-for-4, three other Falcons picked up two hits each and Jordan Nelson slugged a two-run homer Friday as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City upset No. 3-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins 10-3 in the opening round of the Section 5A...
EDEN VALLEY - Mitchel Macik was 3-for-4, three other Falcons picked up two hits each and Jordan Nelson slugged a two-run homer Friday as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City upset No. 3-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins 10-3 in the opening round of the Section 5A-West playoffs.
The No. 6-seeded Falcons (6-10) will now take on No. 7-seed Royalton in the semifinals on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Cold Spring.
ACGC pushed across two runs in the first inning and extended its lead to 4-1 when Nelson launched a shot off EVW starter and loser Logan Linn in the third. Linn kept ACGC scoreless in the fourth, but he ran into trouble in the fifth as the Falcons plated six runs after sending up 11 batters to the plate.
A bases-loaded single from Austin Stein drove in two runs and RBI singles from Derek Dengerud and David Kinzler highlighted the ACGC fifth.
Brody Larson was the beneficiary from all of the offense as the junior worked all seven innings on the mound to collect the win. Larson scattered eight hits, two earned runs, four walks and four strikeouts.
Dengerud, Kinzler and Brett Busskohl had two hits each for the Falcons, who reached double figures in runs for only the second time this season.
ACGC 10, EV-Watkins 3
ACGC 202 060 0 - 10 11 1
EVW 100 110 0 - 3 8 4
HITTING – ACGC: Mitchel Macik 3-4 2b rbi, Brett Busskohl 2-5 rbi-2, David Kinzler 2-4, Jordan Nelson 1-3 2-run hr rbi-2, Derek Dengerud 2-3 rbi-2, Austin Stein 1-4 rbi-2 … EVW: Cain Renner 2-4, Matt Lies 1-3 2b, Matt Unterberger 1-2 rbi, Hunter Mathies 1-4 rbi, Austin Schlangen 1-3 2b rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Brody Larson (W) 7-8-3-2-4-4 … EVW: Logan Linn (L) 4-9-7-7-3-2, Schlangen 3-2-3-2-2-3
Royalton 8, BBE 7
Royalton put up two runs in the seventh and held on in the bottom of the inning to end the Jaguars’ season in the Section 5A-West quarterfinals on Friday in Elrosa.
BBE’s James Boogaard was 3-for-3, with two triples and four runs batted in, and Brian Goodwin was 2-for-4 and scored twice.
Jordan Wosmek took the loss, although he struck out 11 in five innings in relief.
BBE ended the season 8-11.
Royalton 202 020 2 - 8 8 1
BBE 000 150 1 - 7 10 3
HITTING – Royalton: Smieja 3-4 rbi-3, Psyck 2-4 rbi-2 r … BBE: Brian Goodwin 2-4 r-2, Justin Schmitz 1-4, James Kuefler 1-3 r, James Boogaard 3-3 rbi-4, Trey Heinsius 1-4 2b r, Jordan Wosmek 1-3 rbi, Tanner Heinsius 1-2 r-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Royalton: Psyck 5-9-7-3-2-3, Brezinka 1-1-0-0-1-1, 15 1-0-0-0-0-1 … BBE: Goodwin 2-3-4-4-1-0, Wosmek (L) 5-5-4-1-2-11
Maple Lake 0
No. 5-seed Paynesville tore up No. 4 Maple Lake on the road in a Section 5AA-West quarterfinals game on Friday.
Trent Gertken had three hits and drove in a run and Jordan Roos scattered four hits over five innings to get the win. Roos also drove in two runs.
The Bulldogs, now 13-6 overall, play Dassel-Cokato at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Delano.
Paynesville 221 15 - 11 10 0
Maple Lake 000 00 - 0 4 4
HITTING – Paynesville: Brandon Schleper 2-4 rbi, Nick Dingmann 1-4 rbi, Jordan Roos 1-3 rbi-2 Trent Gertken 3-4 rbi, Nate Schultz 1-3 … Maple Lake: Cal Redenski 1-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Roos (W) 5-4-0-0-0-2 … Maple Lake: Logan Caughey (L) 4-8-6-4-1-5
SC Cathedral 7,
Minnewaska 003 300 0 - 6 9 0
SC Cathedral 102 130 x - 7 13 0
HITTING – Minnewaska: Justin Amundson 1-4, rbi, Jon Nygaard 2-4, 2b, rbi-2, Austin VerSteeg 2-4, 2b, rbi, Matt Paulson 1-2, Hunter Thompson 2-3, r-2, rbi, Jayden Beecher 1-2, 2b … SCC: Brady Yoerg 3-4, HR, r-3, rbi, Jeff Fasching 2-3, rbi-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Matt McIver (L) 5-10-7-5-2-3; Michael Gruber 1-2-0-0-0-2 … SCC: Tommy Auger 3-6-4-4-2-3; Jack Schramel (W) 4-3-2-2-4-7