Prep baseball roundup: YME halts BOLD’s streak for first win of season

BIRD ISLAND -- The Yellow Medicine East baseball team picked up its first win of the season in very memorable fashion. YME scored five runs in the third inning and Blake Lindstrom pitched four terrific innings in relief as the Sting upset BOLD 7-...

BIRD ISLAND - The Yellow Medicine East baseball team picked up its first win of the season in very memorable fashion.

YME scored five runs in the third inning and Blake Lindstrom pitched four terrific innings in relief as the Sting upset BOLD 7-4 on Friday.

The Sting won for the first time in eight games this season while snapping the defending Class A state champions’ 16-game winning streak.

BOLD had allowed just six runs in eight games this season but the Sting took full advantage of five Warriors errors and five walks.

BOLD touched YME starter and winner Austin Vikander for a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings, but the Warriors managed just two hits and a walk off Lindstrom in the final four innings.


YME’s Derrick Grund was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, and Lindstrom and Dylan Johnson both scored twice.

BOLD’s Logan Sandgren was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Trent Athmann pitched five strong innings in relief of losing pitcher Austin Weis, surrendering just an unearned run while striking out eight.

YME improved to 1-7 while BOLD fell to 8-1.


YME      205 000 0 - 7 4 2  

BOLD    002 200 0 - 4 5 5 

HITTING – Yellow Medicine East: Chase Richter 0-4 r, Blake Lindstrom 0-2 r-2, Dylan Johnson 1-3 r-2, Austin Vikander 0-3 r, Derrick Grund 2-3 rbi-3 r, Jordan Odegard 1-3 … BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-2 r, Lane Stadther 0-4 rbi, Trevor Nissen 1-4, Logan Sandgren 2-4 rbi-2, Joel Erickson 0-1 r, Tyler Lothert 0-2 r, Brett Grund 1-2 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Yellow Medicine East: Vikander (W) 3-3-4-2-3-1, Blake Lindstrom 4-2-0-0-1-1 … BOLD: Austin Weis (L) 2-1-6-2-5-3, Athmann 5-3-1-0-0-8


Morris/CA 10, ACGC 5

Morris/Chokio-Alberta hung nine runs on ACGC in the first four innings, including a five-run first.

Bryce and Brady Jergenson each had two hits, and Bryce Jergenson scored three times.

Noah Grove was 1-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Danny Tracey was the winning pitcher in relief, going five innings and striking out three.

ACGC (1-5, 2-7) hosts Benson on Monday.

Morris/CA hosts Minnewaska on Tuesday.

Morris/CA            500 310 1 - 10 8 1


ACGC (1-5, 2-7)  001 020 2 - 5 8 6

HITTING – MCA: Bryce Jergenson 2-5, r-3, Brady Jergenson 2-4, rbi-2, Noah Grove 1-4, r-2, 2b, rbi, Ethan Stahman 1-2, rbi, Cory Storck 1-4, rbi… ACGC: Jordan Nelson 3-3, r-2, Mitch Macik 2-3, rbi, Colton Minnick 1-2, rbi, Derek Dengerud 1-3, rbi-2, Brett Busskohl 1-3, r-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MCA: Noah Grove 2-1-0-0-1-1; Danny Tracey (W) 5-7-5-3-3-3 … ACGC: David Kinzler (L) 4.2-6-9-7-7-3; Derek Dengerud 2.1-2-1-0-1-3

Paynesville 4,

Minnewaska 3

Paynesville scored its first runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game, then scored twice in the eighth to down Minnewaska in a West Central Conference game Friday in Roscoe.

The Bulldogs scored runs on an error and a ground out in the seventh, then plated the tying and winning runs on a bases-loaded walk and a passed ball in the eighth.

Paynesville’s Nick Dingmann was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Jordan Roos allowed two unearned runs in three innings of relief to get the win.


Minnewaska’s Austin VerSteeg didn’t get a decision but pitched well, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out nine in seven innings of work.

Justin Amundson and VerSteeg both had two hits and VerSteeg drove in three runs.

The Bulldogs play host to Benson on Tuesday in Roscoe.

Minnewaska       000 101 01 - 3 7 2

Paynesville         000 000 22 - 4 5 3 

HITTING – Minnewaska: Justin Amundson 2-4 r-3, Austin VerSteeg 2-3 rbi-3, Austin Ostrander 1-4, Jon Nygaard 1-2, Michael Gruber 1-3 … Paynesville: Matthew Quade 1-4 r, Nick Dingmann 2-4 r, Jordan Roos 1-3 rbi r, Mitch Weidner 0-3 rbi, Nathan Schultz 0-3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: VerSteeg 7-2-2-2-0-9, Jayden Beecher (L) 0.2-2-2-2-1-0 … Paynesville: Quade 5-4-1-1-0-5, Roos (W) 3-3-2-0-0-1




RCW picked up its fifth win of the season on a walk-off balk in the bottom of the seventh.

Freshman Brody Elfering reached on error, took second on an error and made it to third on a bunt.

After taking a big lead, a balk was called on BLHS pitcher Kyle Kubesh and Elfering scored the game-winner.

The Jaguars’ first run came in the second when Jon Kronlokken walked, stole second and third, and scored on a double steal.

Hayden Johnson picked up the win with 1.1 innings in relief of Brady Holwerda.

The Jaguars (5-3) next play Monday at TMB, and BLHS plays Monday at Sleepy Eye.

BLHS    000 001 0 - 1 3 2


RCW (5-3)            010 000 1 - 2 5 0

HITTING – BLHS: Jake Pettit 1-3, Josh Swanson 1-3, rbi, Brad Ebbers 1-2 … RCW: Jesse Miller 1-3, Griff Schaub 1-3, Nathan Schmitz 2-2, Brady Holwerda 1-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BLHS: Kyle Kubesh (L) 6.2-5-2-0-3-5 … RCW: Brady Holwerda 5.2-3-1-1-3-5; Hayden Johnson (W) 1.1-0-0-0-0-2

NY Mills 17, Hancock 3

New York Mills, last year’s Class A third-place team, appears to be in fine form again.

The Eagles scored 12 runs in the first inning and got home runs from Damon Tumberg and Nick Kupfer to down the Owls in five innings.

The Eagles were 21-3 last year, losing in the state semifinals to the Osakis team BOLD defeated for the championship. They are now 8-0 this season.

Collin Brown was 2-for-3 and Bryce Schmidgall, Michael Milander, Justin Miller and Taylor Holleman had hits for the Owls. Hancock plays Hillcrest Lutheran at 5 p.m. Monday.

Hancock               000 12 -   3  6  1 

NYM     (12)14 0x - 17 17 1 

HITTING – Hancock: Collin Brown 2-3, Bryce Schmidgall 1-1, Michael Milander 1-2, Justin Miller 1-2, Taylor Holleman 1-3 … New York Mills: Damon Tumberg 2-2 hr rbi-3, Nick Kupfer 2-3 hr rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Hancock: Miller (L) 0.2-10-12-12-1-1, Brady Carter 3.1-7-5-5-3-3 … New York Mills: Brandon Kupfer (W) 3-2-0-0-0-4, AJ Wegscheid 2-4-3-2-0-1



Dawson-Boyd 0

MACCRAY’s Caleb Melin pitched a complete-game shutout with 10 whiffs, and helped his own cause with an RBI and a run scored.

Melin singled in the first and reached third on two stolen bases before scoring on a Dylan Abraham single.

Jacob Aviles scored the Wolverines’ second run on Melin’s third-inning single.

The Wolverines (6-0, 9-2) next play Monday at home against Canby.

Dawson-Boyd     000 000 0 - 0 2 1

MACCRAY (6-0, 9-2)        101 000 x - 2 4 1

HITTING – D-B: Donny Bothun 1-3, Alex Swenson 1-3 … MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 2-3, rbi, Dylan Abraham 1-2, rbi, Andrew Schultz 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - D-B: Daniel Baldwin (L) 6-4-2-2-1-5 … MACCRAY: Caleb Melin (W) 7-2-0-0-3-10

Wright County

Game One

Dassel-Cokato 3,

New London-Spicer 1

The Wildcats wasted a solid outing by Tyson Gislason, who checked the Chargers on three hits through five innings. All three D-C runs were unearned with NLS charged with seven errors. Ryan Vraa had three of his team’s eight hits.

NLS stranded 11 runners.

NLS       000 010 0 -1 8  7  

D-C        100 200 x -3 3  1 

HITTING – NLS: Lucas Nordmeyer 2-for-4, Trey Austvold 0-for-4, run; Ryan Vraa 3-for-4, Michael Arnold 1-for-4, rbi; Jarrett Hatlestad 1-for-2, Brett Olson 1-for-3, 2b … D-C: Ethan Niemela 1-for-3, 2b; Trent Krekelberg 1-for-3, Joel Carlson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Tyson Gislason (L) 5-3-3-0-2-3, Hatlestad 1-0-0-0-0-0… DC: Dalton Asplin (W) 7-8-1-1-3-3

Game Two

Dassel-Cokato 7, NLS 0

The Cats played the field well this time (one error) but managed just three hits off Charger righty Trent Krekelberg, who walked one and fanned five.

NLS is at Litchfield at 1 p.m. today and at Dick Siebert Field on Monday for a 4 p.m. doubleheader vs. Annandale on Monday.

DC          201 220 0 -7  6 0 

NLS       000 000 0 -0  3 1 

HITTING – DC: Niemela 2-for-3 … NLS: Arnold 2-for-3, Dalton Kampsen 1-for-2, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - D-C: Trent Krekelberg (W) 7-3-0-0-1-5 … NLS: Michael Arnold (L) 5-6-7-5-5-4, Hatlestad 2-0-0-0-2-0

Litchfield 7,

Mound Westonka 2

Ross Wendlandt confounded Mound Westonka, working a complete game in the Dragons’ Wright County Conference victory on Friday.

Wendlandt allowed five hits and surrendered one earned run.

Jake Schultz and Riley Johnson both had two RBIs and Eddie Estrada tripled, doubled and scored twice. Cody Klabunde was 2-for-3 with an RBI and he scored a run.

The Dragons play host to New London-Spicer at 1 p.m. today at Optimist Park, and they play a WCC doubleheader at Glencoe-Silver Lake on Monday.

Litchfield             000 600 1 - 7 7 1 

MW        020 000 0 - 2 5 1 

HITTING – Litchfield: Jake Schultz 2-4 rbi-2 r, Riley Johnson 1-4 2b rbi-2, Eddie Estrada 2-2 3b 2b r-2 bb-2 sb-2, Cody Klabunde 2-3 rbi r sb-2 … Mound Westonka: Michael Abegglen 2-3 r, Tony Christopulos 2-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Ross Wendlandt (W) 7-5-2-1-2-2 … Mound Westonka: Evan Kennedy (L) 6-7-6-2-2-2

Central Minn.

Game One

Howard Lake/WW 2, BBE 0

Brian Goodwin threw a four-hitter but the Jaguars couldn’t get a clutch hit.

BBE       000 000 - 0  6  2

HLWW 100 01X - 2  4  0 

HITTING – BBE: Justin Schmitz 2-for-, Trey Heinsius 1-for-3, Dalon Bitzan 1-for-3, Adrian Belden 1-for-2, Jordan Wosnek 1-for-2 … HLWW: Grunhagen  2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Brian Goodwin (L) 5-4-2-1-2-0 … HLWW: Aalid (W) 6-6-2-2-1-7



Howard Lake/WW 4

Dalon Bitzan’s suicide squeeze brought in Justin Schmitz from third and Trey Heinsius from second on an overthrow in the bottom of the fifth as the Jaguars overtook the Lakers. Jordan Wosmek pitched the victory.

HLWW 031 000 - 4  7  0

BBE       003 02X - 5   8 1 

HITTING – BBE: Justin Schmitz 1-for-3, James Kuefler 1-for-3, Trey Heinsius 1-for-3, 2b; Dalon Bitzan 1-for-3, rbi; Adrian Belden 1-for-2, Alex Schumann 1-for-2, Tanner Heinsius 1-for-2… HLWW:  Jenkins 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Jordan Wosmek (W) 5.2-7-4-3-5-4, Goodwin (S) 0.1-0-0-0-0-0… HLWW: Theisen (L) 5-8-5-5-1-3

Central Lakes

Alexandria 7, Willmar 4

Willmar lost to Alexandria to fall to 2-7 in the CLC and 2-10 overall.

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