Prep Baseball Roundup: Litchfield rolls over Paynesville
DELANO -- Eddie Estrada hit a three-run homer and Ross Wendlandt pitched a complete game to lead Litchfield over Paynesville 10-6 in the Section 5AA-West semifinals on Wednesday.
DELANO - Eddie Estrada hit a three-run homer and Ross Wendlandt pitched a complete game to lead Litchfield over Paynesville 10-6 in the Section 5AA-West semifinals on Wednesday.
Dylan Kotzer’s go-ahead double in the bottom of the fifth put the Dragons up for good.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, but Estrada’s homer tied it in the bottom of the inning.
Paynesville rallied back and led 5-3 in the fifth, but the Dragons strung together a single, walk, and fielder’s choice, and Carson Deal clubbed a two-run double to tie it up.
Deal scored the go-ahead run on Kotzer’s double, and Litchfield added three more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Cody Beavers was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and Estrada was 2-for-3.
Wendlandt fanned four and allowed three earned runs to pick up the win.
Litchfield faces Dassel-Cokato 7 p.m. today at Delano in the subsection finals.
Paynesville will face Maple Lake in the loser’s bracket final 4:30 p.m. at Loretto.
Litchfield 10, Paynesville 6
Paynesville 301 110 0 - 6 6 2
Litchfield 310 033 x - 10 9 4
HITTING – Paynesville: Trent Gertken 2-4 rbi r, Nathan Stang 1-4 r, Matthew Quade 1-3 rbi r, Grant Thompson 2-2 rbi … Litchfield: Cody Beavers 3-4 r-3, Eddie Estrada 2-3 rbi-3 r-2 3-run HR, Carson Deal 1-3 rbi-2 r 2b, Jake Shultz 1-3 r-2 2b, Dylan Kotzer 1-3 rbi, Ross Wendlandt 1-4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Brandon Schleper 4-3-4-3-3-2; Kurzman 2-6-6-3-3-1 … Litchfield: Wendlandt 7-6-6-3-2-4
Kimball 15, KMS 11
Kimball scored five runs apiece in the second and third innings to win a high scoring contest over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the Section 5A Sub Section Final on Wednesday in Cold Spring.
The Fighting Saints pitching staff hurt themselves allowing 13 walks.
Kimball’s Ty Morrison was 2-for-2 with a double and Joey Von Wahlde was 1-for-5 with a triple and two RBI.
Jordan Engler of KMS pitched two innings allowing five hits.
Up next for the Fighting Saints will be Upsala/Swanville Area today at 4:30 p.m in Cold Spring.
Kimball 055 301 1 - 15 7 1
KMS 000 070 4 - 11 11 3
HITTING – Kimball: Ty Morrison 2-2 2b, Joey VonWahlde 1-5 3b rbi-2 … Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Jordan Engler 1-3, Caleb Collins 2-3 rbi-2, Rylan Hatlestad 2-5 3b rbi-4, Israel Rodriguez 1-4 2b rbi-3, Nathan Torkelson 1-3 2b, Rylan Torkelson 1-3, Josh Peterson 1-2 rbi, Brandin Dahl 2-4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kimball: Quinten Berres (W) 4.2-7-7-7-4-3, Michael Hoffman 2-4-4-4-4-5, VonWahlde 1.1-0-0-0-0-1 … KMS: Engler (L) 2-5-7-5-3-1, R. Torkelson 1.1-0-6-5-6-0, Jake Magaard 2.2-2-2-2-4-2, Brandon Rasmusson 1-0-0-0-3-1
Minnewaska 6, Foley 2
Foley 001 001 0 - 2 7 0
Minnewaska 130 020 x - 6 8 2
HITTING – Foley: Austin Matvick 2-3, rbi … Minnewaska: Jon Nygaard 2-4 2b rbi r, Michael Gruber 1-2 r-2, Austin VerSteeg 1-3 3b rbi-2, Riley Thompson 1-4 rbi, Jackson Hendrickson 1-1 2b r, Matt Paulson 1-3 2b rbi-2, Luke Nielsen 1-2 r
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Foley: Kyle Kipka (L) 2-4-4-4-3-4; Tanner Brosh 3-4-2-2-2-1; Chase Chimeienski 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Minnewaska: VerSteeg (W) 7-7-2-0-1-3
BOLD 10, Sleepy Eye 3
Austin Weis tossed six one-hit innings, pitching around eight walks, to hold off Sleepy Eye in the third round of the subsection tournament.
The Warriors will face the winner of the New Ulm Cathedral-Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s game today in the subsection semifinals.
Max Buchtel and Ben Steffel each knocked three hits, and Buchtel drove in three runs.
Trent Athmann added two hits, two runs and two RBIs, and Reed Stadther scored three times.
SE 100 000 2 - 3 4 5
BOLD 011 134 x - 10 12 0
HITTING – SE: Kyle Kjelshus 1-1 r, Zach Haala 1-1 r … BOLD: Trent Athmann 2-4 2b rbi-2 r-2, Max Buchtel 3-5 2b rbi-3, Lane Stadther 1-3 rbi, Austin Weis 1-4 rbi, Ben Steffel 3-4 3b r-2, Logan Nissen 0-2 r-2 rbi, Reed Stadther 1-4 r-3 rbi, Breckan Ebnet 1-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - SE: Dylan Klein (L) 4.2-9-6-4-3-5; Miqueas Alvarez 1.1-3-4-4-3-1 … BOLD: Weis (W) 6-1-1-1-8-6; Steffel 1-3-2-1-0-1