Prep Baseball Roundup: Five-run first helps LQPV stay unbeaten in Camden

MADISON -- The Eagles bounced their record to 3-0 in the Camden and 4-3 overall with a 9-1 win over Lakeview (1-2, 1-2) on Tuesday at Madison Memorial Park.

MADISON - The Eagles bounced their record to 3-0 in the Camden and 4-3 overall with a 9-1 win over Lakeview (1-2, 1-2) on Tuesday at Madison Memorial Park.

Three-straight two-out hits led to a five-run first for Lac qui Parle Valley. The hits were by Phil Kleven, Garrett Olson and Jon Nielson to account for four of the RBIs.

Austin Haas did the rest on the hill for LQPV. In six innings, he allowed an unearned run while giving up four hits, walking one and fanning nine. Olson threw the seventh.

Dylan Lillejord and Olson each doubled and tripled in a 13-hit offense for LQPV.

LQPV 9, Lakeview 1


Lakeview             000 001 0 - 1  4   1 

LQPV     512 010 x - 9 13  0 

HITTING – Lakeview: Seth Plotz 1-for-3, rbi … LQPV: Austin Haas 2-for-3, rbi; Dylan Lillejord 2-for-4, 2b, 3b, rbi; Ty Kanstrup 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Phil Kleven 2-for-4, rbi; Garrett Olson 2-for-3, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Jon Nielson 2-for-3, rbi; Sawyer Bohn 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Lakeview: Seth Boerboom (L) 2.1-10-8-3-1-2, Bailey Enstad 2.2-2-1-1-1-1, Zach Doose 1-1-0-0-0-1 … LQPV: Austin Haas (W) 6-4-1-1-1-9, Garrett Olson 1-0-0-0-0-2

Wright County

Litchfield 8, Holy Family Catholic 6

Cody Klabunde had three hits and drove in two runs, Brandon Behnke had two hits and two RBIs and Jake Schultz had two hits and drove in one in the Dragons’ Wright County Conference win on Tuesday in Litchfield.

Eddie Estrada connected for a solo home run.


The Dragons are 1-2 in the WCC and 2-2 overall, and they play at Waconia at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Holy Family         020 300 1 - 6  7  4

Litchfield              212 030 x - 8 10 3 

HITTING – Holy Family: Brent Hentges 3-5 rbi-2 … Litchfield: Jake Schultz 2-4 2b rbi r, Riley Johnson 1-4 r, Eddie Estrada 1-4 hr rbi r, Braeden Wahl 1-3 r-2, Cody Klabunde 3-4 rbi-2 r-2, Brandon Behnke 2-3 2b rbi-2, Andy Schneider 0-1 sf rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Holy Family: Will Rickett (L) 5-9-8-5-2-6 … Litchfield: Austin Larson (W) 5-6-5-5-4-5, Schultz (Sv) 2-2-1-1-2-0

Waconia 7, NLS 4

Jacob Stevenson was a terror on the mound, working six strong innings and striking out 12 in a Wright County Conference victory over the Wildcats on Tuesday at Green Lake Diamond.

Waconia struck early an took a 7-0 lead in the fifth. NLS rallied by couldn’t come up with enough in the seventh to overcome the deficit.


Jarrett Hatlestad doubled and scored two runs and Ryan Vraa was 1-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs.

The Wildcats are 0-3 in the WCC, 1-3 overall and play at Delano at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Waconia               411 010 0 - 7 8 1 

NL-Spicer             000 010 3 - 4 5 1 

HITTING – Waconia: Jacob Stevenson 2-2 2b … New London-Spicer: Jarret Hatlestad 1-4 2b r-2, Lucas Nordmeyer 1-4 rbi, Ryan Vraa 1-2 rbi-2, Trey Austvold 1-3, Michael Arnold 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Waconia: Stevenson (W) 6-4-1-1-2-12 … New London-Spicer: Vraa (L) 4-5-6-5-5-2, Tyson Gislason 2-3-1-1-1-3, Arnold 1-0-0-0-1-2

West Central

Paynesville 7, ACGC 3


ACGC held onto a one-run lead until Paynesville exploded for all seven of its runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings on Tuesday at Lake Henry.

Brandon Schleper had two hits and drove in two runs and Matt Quade also drove in a run. Blake Karsch doubled in three trips and He also picked up the win, despite walking seven.

Sheldon Rasmussen was 3-for-4 for the Falcons.

The Bulldogs are 5-1 overall and play at Yellow Medicine East at 5 p.m. Thursday.

ACGC    001 000 2 - 3 5 3 

Paynesville         000 322 x - 7 9 0 

HITTING – ACGC: Sheldon Rasmnusser 3-4, Derek Dengerud 1-4, Jordan Nelson 1-3 … Paynesville: Jordan Roos 3-3, Brandon Schleper 2-4 rbi-2, Matt Quade 1-3 rbi, Blake Karsch 2-3 2b-2, Nick Dingmann 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGCr: David Kinzler (L) 5-7-4-3-1-1, Nelson 1-2-3-0-0-1 … Paynesville: Karsch 5-2-1-1-7-2, Josh Mackedanz 2-3-2-2-3-2


BOLD 12, Benson 1

Brent Grund fell just short of duplicating his teammate’s performance, tossing a one-hitter in the Warriors five-inning victory over the Braves on Tuesday in Bird Island.

Grund walked two and struck out three a day after Logan Sandgren no-hit Minnewaska.

Grund was equally effective at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double. He drove in a run and scored twice.

Trent Athmann and Ben Steffel both were 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Trevor Nissen hit a solo homer and scored two runs.

Benson’s Tanner Mikkelson had the Braves’ lone hit in the first inning, driving in Aaron Ahrndt.

Benson 100 00 -  1   1  1 

BOLD     313 5x - 12 10 0 


HITTING – Benson: Tanner Mikkelson 1-1 rbi, Aaron Ahrndt 0-1 r … BOLD: Trent Athmann 2-3 rbi-2 r, Lane Stadther 0-2 r, Trevor Nissen 1-3 hr rbi r-2, Riley Kramer 0-1 rbi r, Logan Sandgren 1-2 rbi r, Austin Weisxxxx

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Ahrndt (W) 1.1-2-4-3-3-1, Brady Young 1.2-3-5-5-3-1, Jacob Connelly 1-5-3-3-0-0 … BOLD: Grund (W) 5-1-1-1-2-3

Montevideo 2, Waska 1

Christian Weber’s two-out hard single over second base chased home Austin Heipler from second with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning at Montevideo.

Both teams got excellent pitching. Austin VerSteeg took the loss, allowing just four hits and one earned run over 7.1 innings with a walk and six strikeouts.

Joe Rohloff pitched into the eighth inning for the Hawks. But when Matt McIver singled with one out, Monte manager Tim Epema brought in Ricky Schmitz in relief to get the final two outs on a fly out and a strikeout and pick up the win with the Monte run in the bottom of the eighth.

The Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the second with an unearned run scored by Markus Kranz when Hiepler singled.

Waska tied it 1-1 in the sixth when Jon Nygaard reached on an error and scored on a second Monte error.

VerSteeg also threw a fine game giving up six hits over 7.1 innings, walking no one and fanning six Lakers.

Minnewaska      000 001 00 - 1  6  4

Monte (3-1, 4-2)               010 000 01 -  2  4  3  

HITTING – Minnewaska: Matt McIver 1-for-4, Jon Nygaard 1-for-4, run; Riley Thompson 1-for-4, Austin VerSteeg 1-for-3, Matt Paulson 1-for-3, Justin Amundson 1-for-1 … Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 1-for-3, Christian Weber 1-for-4, rbi; Austin Hiepler 2-for-3, run, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: VerSteeg (L) 7.2-4-2-1-1-6 … Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 7.1-6-1-0-0-6, Ricky Schmitz (W) 0.2-0-0-0-0-1


SE St. Mary’s 9, BLHS 4

BLHS leadoff batter Trey Weispfennig doubled twice and plated two of the Mustangs’ runs. Losing pitcher Jake Pettit and Mason Olinger each had a pair of hits also for the Mustangs.

BLHS      000 001 3 - 4  8  2

SE St. Mary’s      050 220 x - 9 16 0 

HITTING – BLHS: Trey Weispfennig 2-for-4, 3 rbi, 2-2b’s; Jake Pettit 2-for-4, rbi, 2b; Mason Olinger 2-for-3 … Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s: David Surprenant 2-for-3, 2 rbi, 2b, SF; John Brandl 2-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Jay Helgert 2-for-3, rbi, 3b; Mike Zinniel 2-for-3, rbi; Jared Beltz 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BLHS: Jake Pettit (L) 6-16-9-9-3-1 … Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s: Alex Sellner (W) 6-5-1-1-0-9, Nick Demaris 1-3-3-3-4-1


KMS 5, St. John’s Prep 4

Freshman Brandon Dahl worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and notched a game-ending strikeout with two runners on in the seventh to save sophomore Nathan Torkelson’s win.

Aaron Collins opened the KMS scoring with an RBI single in the second. Rylan Hatlestad then knocked in three runs with a sacrifice fly in the third and two-run double to left in the fifth that knocked in Jordan Engler and Travis Lamecker.

Torkelson scattered three hits, two runs, two walks and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work.

SJP         000 022 0 - 4 6 0

KMS (1-2)            012 020 x - 5 5 1

HITTING – St. John’s Prep: Joe Stock 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Chris Backes 1-for-2, rbi … KMS: Jordan Engler 2-for-3, 2 runs; Travis Lamecker 1-for-4; Rylan Hatlestad 1-for-2, 2b, 3 rbi; Aaron Collins 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. John’s Prep: Max Abedlla (L) 2.1-1-3-3-4-4, Backes 2.2-3-2-2-1-4, Grant Franke 1-1-0-0-1-2 … KMS: Nathan Torkelson (W) 4.1-3-2-2-2-3, Brandon Dahl (S) 2.2-3-2-2-3-3

RCW 7, YME 2

Colin Thompson, Brady Holwerda and Griffin Schaub combined to three-hit “host” Yellow Medicine East in a non-conference game played at Sacred Heart.

YME played as the home team in the Jaguars’ home park.

Schaub was 3-for-3 and drove in a run and Hayden Johnson was 2-for-2.

Holwerda got the win in relief of Thompson and Schaub pitched the final inning.

Austin Vikander, Chase Richter and Zach Fischer had YME’s only hits.

The Jaguars are 2-1 and play at Benson on Thursday at 5 p.m.

RCW      002 401 0 - 7 8 3 

YME       002 000 0 - 2 3 6

HITTING – Renville County West: Colin Thompson 1-2, Jesse Miller 1-4 rbi, Griffin Schaub 3-3 rbi, Hayden Johnson 2-2, Nathan Schmitz 1-3, Jon Kronlokken 1-3 rbi, Tom Froland 1-4 … Yellow Medicine East: Austin Vikander 1-3, Chase Richter 1-2, Zach Fischer 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Renville County West: Thompson 3-2-2-0-2-5, Brady Holwerda (W) 3-1-0-0-2-5, Schaub 1-0-0-0-2-1 … Yellow Medicine East: Vikander (L) 4.2-7-6-4-6-7, Dylan Johnson 2.1-3-1-0-0-2


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