Prep baseball roundup: Sauk Rapids storms past Cardinals 8-1

SAUK RAPIDS -- Tyler Bjork worked a complete game, striking out 11, to lead Sauk Rapids to an 8-1 victory over Willmar on Monday in a Central Lakes Conference game.

SAUK RAPIDS - Tyler Bjork worked a complete game, striking out 11, to lead Sauk Rapids to an 8-1 victory over Willmar on Monday in a Central Lakes Conference game.

Bjork scattered six hits and surrendered just one walk.

The Cardinals, now 0-5, were beset by mistakes, said head coach Mark Stier, noting that Willmar had six passed balls and three wild pitches.

“We are still waiting for the guys to put together a complete game,” Stier said. “When we do, things will change.”

Willmar started with promise. Tyler Stegeman doubled and scored when Tony McCleary singled on an 0-2 pitch.


But Bjork allowed just four more hits the rest of the way and the Cardinals never threatened.

The Storm’s Charlie Oltz doubled twice and drove in two runs and Bjork had a hit and scored twice.

Stier said his team needs to square itself away soon.

“We need to start deciding what kind of team we are because we were capable of winning three of our last four games but we haven’t put it together yet,” Stier said. “We need to decide who wants it and who doesn’t.”

Sauk Rapids 8, Willmar 1

Willmar            100 000 0 - 1 6 3 

Sauk Rapids     301 103 x - 8 8 0 

HITTING – Willmar: Tyler Stegeman 1-3 2b r, Tony McCleary 1-3 rbi, Trey Tollefson 1-2, Brett Swanson 1-1, Evan VanDenEinde 1-2, Josh Warne 1-1 … Sauk Rapids: Tyler Bjork 1-3 r-2, Tyler Long 1-3 rbi r-2, Mat Meyer 2-4 rbi, Charlie Oltz 2-3 2b-2 rbi-2, Cole Neeser 1-3 2b rbi


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Willmar: LP-Patrick Courtney 2-2-3-3-41 … Sauk Rapids: WP-Bjork 7-6-1-1-1-11



Morris/CA 6, NLS 3

MORRIS - Morris/Chokio-Alberta hiked its record to 7-0 on the strength of a four-run fourth that provided enough cushion to hold off visiting New London-Spicer 6-3 on Monday in non-conference baseball.

Tanner Picht, Tom Holland, Jake Torgerson and Lincoln Berget each provided an RBI hit.

The Wildcats outhit Morris/Chokio-Alberta 8 to 6 but six fielding errors led to three unearned runs off NLS pitcher Lucas Nordmeyer, who didn’t walk a batter.

New London-Spicer leadoff Jarrett Hatlestad went 3-for-4 but didn’t score. Grant Vagle singled, doubled and plated a run.


NLS      000 102 0 - 3  8  6

Morris/CA        002 400 x - 6  6  1

HITTING – NLS: Jarrett  Hatlestad 3-for-4, Grant Vagle 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Nick Bergeson 1-for-2, Logan Brink 1-for-3, Tyson Gislason 1-for-3… MCA: Tanner Picht 1-for-3, 3b, rbi; Tom Holland 1-for-3, rbi; Chandler Erickson 1-for-3; Jake Torgerson 1-for-3, rbi; Lincoln Berget 1-for-2 rbi; Tyler Henrichs 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – NLS: Lucas Nordmeyer (L) 6-6-6-3-0-4 … MCA: Karl Meyer (W) 6Z\c-8-3-3-2-5, Bryce Jergenson  (S)

St. John’s Prep 8, KMS 1

St. John’s Prep scored eight runs without the benefit of any extra base hits, picking away with runs in every inning but the first to beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

Sam Johnson was 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Fighting Saints (1-3) and pitched six innings to suffer the loss.

KMS travels to Sacred Heart today for a game with Renville County West.


KMS (1-3)        000 001 0 - 1 6 3

SJP        012 113 x - 8 10 0

HITTING – KMS: Jordan Engler 1-3, Kyle Baker 1-3, Sam Johnson 1-2, rbi, Jacob Zvorak 1-3, Mitch Tollefson 1-3, Rylan Hatlestad 1-3 … SJP: Chaz Novak 3-3, rbi-3, RJ Alpers 2-3, rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – KMS: LP: Sam Johnson 6-10-8-6-3-3 … SJP: WP: RJ Alpers 7-6-1-1-1-5


The Mustangs scored a pair of runs in the last of the seventh to pull out their first win at Hector on Monday.

Jake Pettit led off with a single. With one out, No. 9 batter Dylan Kalenberg singled. Pettit was able to score as the Jaguars tossed committed two errors on the play allowing Kalenberg to reach third.

With the field drawn in, Ryan Coulter hit a grounder and Kalenberg beat the throw to the plate.


The win went to Kyle Kubesh, who threw the seventh in relief of Sam Nelson.

Colin Thompson, Hayden Johnson and Jesse Miller had two hits apiece for the Jags. Griffin Schaub pitched for RCW, fanning 8.

RCW     011 000 0 - 2  10  4

BLHS    000 010 2 - 3    7  0

HITTING – RCW: Colin Thompson 2-for-4, Hayden Johnson 2-for-3, Jesse Miller 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Colt Aalderks 1-for-4, rbi;  … BLHS: Ryan Coulter 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Jake Pettit 2-for-3, Dylan Kalenberg 1-for-3, Josh Swanson 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – RCW: Griffin Schaub (L) 6.1-7-3-2-2-8 … BLHS: Sam Nelson 6-10-2-2-2-4, Kyle Kubesh (w) 1-0-0-0-1-1

Game One

Sauk Centre 4,


Montevideo 1

A sacrifice bunt and an errant throw brought home the winning run for Montevideo in game two, allowing the Thunder Hawks to split a doubleheader at Sauk Centre on Monday.

The T-Hawks fell 4-1 in the opener but won 6-5 in the seventh inning of Game 2. The games were scheduled as two six-inning games.

In game two, the T-Hawks, as the home team, trailed by a run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. But Markus Kranz singled, stole second and scored on Jordan Thompson’s single to force extra frames.

In the seventh, a walk and a Ricky Schmitz single put the winning run on second base. Jack Carruth laid down a good sacrifice bunt and the throw to try and get Jake Bednar at third base sailed into the outfield, allowing Bednar to score the winning run.

The Thunder Hawks are 5-3 and play Lac qui Parle Valley at 5 p.m. today in Montevideo.

Montevideo      000 010 - 1 3 4 

Sauk Centre     310 00x - 4 5 1 

HITTING – Visitor: Markus Kranz 1-2, Zac Enevoldsen 1-2 2b r, Ricky Schmitz 1-2 rbi … Home: Will Funk 2-3 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Visitor: LP-Jordan Thompson 5-5-4-1-2-5 … Home: WP-Josh Buschette

Game Two

Montevideo 6,

Sauk Centre 5

Sauk Centre     010 301 0 - 5 8 2 

Montevideo      100 301 1 - 6 9 4 

HITTING – Sauk Centre: Funk 1-3 2b rbi-2 … Montevideo: Jeff Rohloff 2-4 rbi, Enevoldsen 1-4 rbi, Kranz 2-3 rbi-2, Thompson 1-3 rbi, Schmitz 1-3, Austin Hiepler 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Sauk Centre: LP-Nick Adams … Montevideo: WP-Schmitz

BOLD 23,

Redwood Valley 3

Tyler Seehusen cranked out 3 hits including a homer and drove in 8 runs. BOLD pounded 17 hits and took advantage of 11 passes off four Cardinal throwers. 

Riley Kramer was 3-for-4 with a double, 5 runs scored and 8 RBIs, and four other Warriors had multi-hit games.

BOLD   625 46- 23 17 1

Redwood V.      003 00 -  3  2  3

HITTING – BOLD: Lane Stadther 2-for-4, 2b, 3 runs, rbi; Trevor Nissen 2-for-2, 2b, 5 runs, 2 rbi; Riley Kramer 3-for-4, 2b, 5 runs, 8 rbi; Sawyer Tersteeg 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Austin Weis 2-for-2, 2b, 3 runs; Tyler Rock 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Tyler Seehusen 3-for-4, 4 runs, 8 rbi, 2b, HR ,. …  RV: Logan Swann 1-for-2, 3b, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – BOLD: Brett Grund (W) 3-1-3-0-1-3  … Redwood Valley: Jordan Opdahl (L) 3-12-13-12-3-2

St. Cloud Cathedral 6, Paynesville 0

Cathedral starting pitcher Logan Schramel pitched a two-hit shutout to hand Paynesville its third loss of the season.

The Bulldogs host Yellow Medicine East today.

Paynesville (2-3)          000 000 0 - 0 2 1

SC Cathedral    001 221 x - 6 7 0

HITTING – Paynesville: Nathan Meyer 1-3, Nick Dingmann 1-3 … SCC: Thomas Imholte 2-3, rbi, Dominick Osting 1-2, rbi, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Paynesville: LP: Tanner Harder 5-5-5-4-3-1 … SCC: WP: Logan Schramel 7-2-0-0-1-4

Litchfield 7, Simley 1

Matt Hopkins allowed just one hit over five innings in his first varsity start and the Dragons broke open the non-conference game with a four-run fourth inning on Monday.

The Dragons, now 3-1 overall, play a Wright County Conference doubleheader against Annandale today in Litchfield.

The Dragons’ compresses schedule continues with two games against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Thursday in Litch, and then they again play host on Friday when Mound-Westonka comes to town for a 7 p.m. game.

On Monday, Eddie Estrada led the Dragons with two hits and an RBI and Hopkins helped himself by driving in two runs. Dylan Koll and Jake Schultz also drove in runs for Litchfield.

Zach Kinny relieved Hopkins after the fifth and worked two innings, striking out four.

Simley  000 100 0 - 1 1 2

Litchfield         002 041 x - 7 7 0 

HITTING – Simley: Logan Busch 1-2 r … Litchfield: Dylan Koll 1-4 rbi r, Ryan Wahl 1-3 r-2, Eddie Estrada 2-3 2b rbi r, Nathan King 1-3, Matt Hopkins 1-3 rbi-2, Jake Schultz 1-2 rbi r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Simley: LP-John Reibert … Litchfield: WP-Hopkins 5-1-1-1-2-2



A three-run second inning and a superb relief performance from Colby Siegert kept the Eagles unbeaten in seven games this season.

Siegert worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the second and finished the game striking out four and surrendering just one hit, one walk and one unearned run in 5.2 innings of work to earn the win.

The Eagles got an RBI double from Brandon Hill and bases-loaded walks drawn by Austin Haas and Preston Kraft in the second.

The Bluejays scored in the first behind Sam Ohden’s double and in the seventh on a misplayed grounder. Nate Gerdes singled twice to account for two of the Bluejays’ three hits.

CMCS   100 000 1 - 2 3 1

LQPV    030 000 x - 3 4 3

HITTING – CMCS: Nate Gerdes 2-4, Sam Ohden 1-4 2b rbi … LQPV: Brandon Hill 2-3 2b rbi, Ben Morken 1-3, Eric Smith 1-3 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – CMCS: LP-Ohden 1.2-2-3-3-5-0, Austin Bulthuis 3.1-2-0-0-2-3, Gerdes 1-0-0-0-2-1 … LQPV: Nick Burkleo 1.1-2-1-1-3-0, WP-Colby Siegert 5.2-1-1-0-1-4

CMCS 11,

Dawson-Boyd 0

Central Minnesota Christian split its cross country doubleheader with Dawson-Boyd and Lac qui Parle Valley on Monday.

The Bluejays defeated Dawson-Boyd 11-0 in Dawson in a game that was scheduled as a CMCS home game. Later, the Bluejays traveled up the road to take on LQPV, a game the Eagles won 3-2.

Against Dawson-Boyd, CMCS starter Sam Ohden worked three innings, didn’t allow a hit and struck out three. Austin Bulthuis relieved and finished the game, striking out two.

CMCS’ Nick Daugherty and T.J. Stoel both had two hits, with Daughtery drive in three runs and Stoel one. Nate Gerdes and Grant Hoekstra also drove in runs for the Bluejays.

CMCS plays next against Lakeview on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Prinsburg.

Dawson-Boyd  000 00 - 0 2 6

CMCS   415 1x - 11 8 1 

HITTING – Dawson-Boyd: Daniel Baldwin 1-2, Jordan Staab 1-2 … Central Minnesota Christian: Nick Daugherty 2-2 rbi-3 r-2, T.J. Stoel 2-4 rbi r, Nate Gerdes 1-3 rbi r-2, Jacob VanDyken 1-1 r-2, Grant Hoekstra 1-3 rbi r, Matt Meyer 1-1 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Dawson-Boyd: LP-Baldwin 2.2-6-9-2-2-4 … Central Minnesota Christian: WP-Sam Ohden 3-0-0-0-1-3, Austin Bulthuis 2-2-0-0-0-2

Central Minn.

Game One

Holdingford 9, BBE 4

Matt Schmitz had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

Holdingford     311 130 - 9  8  1

BBE      000 112 -  4  9  1

HITTING – Holdingford: Jay Springer 1-for-2, Jaron Butler 2-for-3, 2b … BBE: Matt Schmitz 2-for-4, 2 run, 2 rbi; James Kuefler 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Holdingford: Springer (W) … BBE: Adam Heinze (L) 2-4-5-5-2-0

Game Two

Holdingford 9, BBE 2

Tyler Wander had 3 hits in 3 at bats as the teams each posted seven hits.

BBE      100 010 - 2 7 2

Holdingford     033 30x - 9 7 1  

HITTING – BBE: Tyler Wander 3-for-3, Trey Heinsius 1-for-3, 2b … Holdingford: Springer 2-for-2, 2b; Mitch Messman 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – BBE: Matt Schmitz (L) 3-5-6-3-4-1…  Holdingford: Jerrid  Nelson  (W)

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