Baseball roundup: BBE, ACGC split Central Minnesota twinbill

Baseball report for Monday, May 2, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Jaguars win Game 1, 8-6, and Falcons take Game 2, 2-1

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BBE senior Gavin Kampsen takes a swing at a pitch during a Central Minnesota Conference game against ACGC on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Kingery Field in Atwater.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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ATWATER — While Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City got its bats going in spurts, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa made solid contact all day Monday.

The Jaguars strung together 14 hits to open a Central Minnesota Conference baseball doubleheader with an 8-6 victory at Kingery Field.

ACGC then salvaged a split in Game 2, beating BBE 2-1.

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BBE senior Easton Hagen, right, fist bumps teammate Blaine Fischer after scoring a run during a Central Minnesota Conference game against ACGC on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Kingery Field in Atwater.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Tied 6-6, BBE went up for good in the top of the sixth inning when Ashton Dingmann hit a grounder that bounced off of second base and into the outfield, scoring Blaine Fischer. Easton Hagen tacked on an insurance run in the seventh after scoring on a wild pitch.

The bottom of the lineup proved instrumental in the Jaguars’ win. Hagen, the No. 7 hitter, was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. The No. 8 hitter, Chase Wright, was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Tanner Shelton also had the stick going, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of runs.


Coming in for Dingmann in the fifth, Will Van Beck got the win in relief. He struck out two and held the Falcons to two hits over three innings.

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ACGC junior Keegan Kessler-Gross, right, and BBE's Will Van Beck await the ball from the umpire on Van Beck's stolen base attempt during a Central Minnesota Conference game on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Kingery Field in Atwater. The play was ruled an out.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Logan Straumann and Jack Peterson both had two hits for ACGC. Straumann was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Peterson was 2-for-4, driving in a run and scoring another.

Central Minnesota

Game 1: BBE 8, ACGC 6

BBE        002   311   1-8   14   3
ACGC     030   030   0-6   6   3
Hitting - ACGC: Logan Straumann 2-3 2b r rbi bb, Jack Peterson 2-4 r rbi, Jaxon Behm 1-3 rbi, Terrell Renne 1-3 r, Connor Barker 0-3 r bb, Zach Bagley 0-1 r bb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 0-2 r bb … BBE: Will Van Beck 2-5 rbi sb, Blaine Fischer 1-4 r rbi-2 sb, Ashton Dingmann 1-4 rbi, Luke Dingmann 1-4 r, Tanner Shelton 3-4 r-2 sb, Casey Lenarz 1-3, Easton Hagen 3-3 2b r-3 rbi-2 bb, Chase Wright 2-4 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: A. Dingmann 4-4-6-4-4-3, Van Beck (W) 3-2-0-0-0-2 … BBE: Peterson (L) 6.1-13-7-5-0-6, Bagley 0.2-1-1-0-1-0

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ACGC senior Logan Straumann watches a pitch go by for a ball during a Central Minnesota Conference game against BBE on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Kingery Field in Atwater.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Game 2: ACGC 2, BBE 1

A two-out, two-run double by Jaxon Behm in the top of the seventh inning put Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in position to win Game 2 over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to get the Central Minnesota Conference split.

Logan Straumann was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Falcons. Connor Barker added two hits and a run in the victory. Barker was also the winning pitcher after tossing a scoreless seventh.

Gavin Kampsen, Tanner Shelton and Easton Hagen each had hits for the Jaguars. BBE’s run came on a sacrifice fly by Luke Dingmann that scored Ashton Dingmann.

ACGC   000   000   2-2   6   3
BBE      000   001   0-1   3   3
Hitting - ACGC: Logan Straumann 2-4 2b r, Connor Barker 2-3 r bb, Jaxon Behm 1-3 2b rbi-2 hbp, Terrell Renne 1-3 … BBE: Gavin Kampsen 1-3 2b, Tanner Shelton 1-3, Easton Hagen 1-3, Ashton Dingmann 0-2 r hbp, Luke Dingmann 0-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Behm 6-3-1-1-0-1, Barker (W) 1-0-0-0-0-2 … BBE: Hagen 6.1-4-0-0-0-5, Will Van Beck (L) 0.1-2-2-2-1-0


Paynesville 13, EV-W 0

Paynesville pitcher Bennett Evans tossed a one-hitter as the Bulldogs knocked off Eden Valley-Watkins for a Central Minnesota Conference win at Paynesville.

Evans struck out six and gave up one walk in the complete-game victory.

Paynesville’s offense came up with 10 hits, with Max Athmann, Isaac Lieser and Bryce Vanderbeek all going for two hits. Lieser had a pair of doubles with three RBIs and two runs scored.

EV-W                000   00-0   1   2
Paynesville      530   5x-13   10   0
Hitting - EV-W: Michael Bautsch 1-1 … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 1-2 r-3 rbi-2 bb-2 sb-2, Max Athmann 2-2 r rbi bb sb, Eli Nelson 1-3 r hbp sb, Isaac Lieser 2-3 2b-2 r-2 rbi-3, Bryce Vanderbeek 2-3 r, Trent Wendlandt 1-2 r rbi-2 bb, Chase Bayer 1-3 r rbi, Spencer Eisenbraun 0-2 r-2 bb-2, Austin Pauls 0-2 r rbi bb 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - EV-W: Jackson Geislinger (L) 2.1-4-8-3-5-1, Jared Carlson 1.2-6-5-5-2-1… Paynesville: Bennett Evans (W) 5-1-0-0-1-6


Game 1: Willmar 9, Marshall 2

As a tune-up before a pair of key Central Lakes Conference games, Willmar picked up a pair of wins over Marshall at Legion Field in Marshall.

The Cardinals took Game 1, 9-2, then earned the sweep with a 10-4 victory in Game 2.

“It’s a big week, and to start out 2-0 on the road is big,” said Willmar head coach Tom DeBoer.

In the opener, Brandt Sunder, Sam Etterman, Ian Koosman, Carter Schow and Connor Owens all finished with two hits. Owens had two RBIs and a run scored. Schow had a double, a run scored and an RBI. Sunder scored twice and drove in two runs.


Koosman was dominant on the mound over five innings. He held the Tigers to two hits and one walk while striking out 12.

Willmar        001   014   3-9   12   1
Marshall      010   001   0-2   6   1
Hitting - Willmar: Brandt Sunder 2-5 r-2 rbi-2 sb, Sam Etterman 2-4 rbi, Ian Koosman 2-3 3b r bb, Alex Schramm 1-4 r rbi, Carter Schow 2-4 2b r rbi, Ridgley Hulstein 1-2 r, Connor Owens 2-3 r rbi-2, Cayden Hansen 0-4 rbi, Mason Madsen 0-0 r, Sam Raitz 0-0 r … Marshall: Tyler Maeyaert 1-4 2b r, Andrew Wallen 1-3 rbi, Connor Neubeck 2-3 2b, Jonathan Gruhot 1-2 rbi, Seth Radtke 1-3 sb, Charlie Jacobson 0-2 r bb sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Koosman (W) 5-2-1-1-1-12, Sergio Fernandez 2-4-1-1-0-3 … Marshall: Maeyaert (L) 5-6-4-3-3-5, Wallen 2-6-5-4-0-0

Game 2: Willmar 10, Marshall 4

Willmar used 12 hits to carry it to a win in the nightcap against Marshall at Legion Field in Marshall.

“We had a lot of contributions throughout our lineup,” said Cardinals head coach Tom DeBoer. “Connor Owens and Carter Schow in Game 1, then Carter in Game 2. Then it was the usual suspects after that.”

Schow was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in Game 2. Cayden Hansen finished 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, Ian Koosman was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Brandt Sunder had two hits and two runs.

Hansen capped off a strong night on the mound with seven strikeouts over five innings to get the win. He allowed just three hits and no walks.

“It was chilly tonight but our pitchers were dialed in,” DeBoer said. “Between the two games, we had only two walks and no errors. When you don’t give up free bases, you don’t lose many games.”

The Cardinals play host to Sartell on Tuesday and Rocori on Thursday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Willmar       520   001   2-10   12   0
Marshall     000   202   0-4   6   3
Hitting - Willmar: Brandt Sunder 2-5 r-2, Sam Etterman 1-5 r, Ian Koosman 2-4 r-2 rbi bb, Cayden Hansen 2-3 r-3 rbi bb sb, Carter Schow 2-4 rbi-3, Mason Swanson 1-4, Mason Madsen 1-2 2b rbi bb-2, Sam Raitz 1-3 bb, Alex Schramm 0-2 r bb-2, Connor Owens 0-0 r … Marshall: Tyler Maeyaert 1-3 r-2 bb, Connor Neubeck 1-3 2b r, Lincoln Graven 1-3 r rbi, Charlie Jacobson 2-3 rbi-2, Ezra Maurice 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Hansen (W) 5-3-2-2-0-7, Sergio Fernandez 2-3-2-2-1-0 … Marshall: Parker Schmitt (L) 1.2-7-7-6-3-2, Jacob Eben 4.1-4-1-1-2-1, Jonathan Gruhot 1-1-2-0-2-3 

Morris/CA 6, Redwood Valley 0

Riley Asmus pitched six shutout innings to lead Morris/Chokio-Alberta past Redwood Valley at Morris.

Asmus struck out three and walked four, allowing one hit. Jackson Hallman pitched the seventh, striking out one and allowing one hit, for the Tigers.

Redwood Valley    000   000   0-0   2   2
Morris/CA               222   000   x-6   8   1
Hitting - RV: Carson Woodford 1-3 2b, Alex Lang 0-2 hbp, Carsen Peterson 1-3 … Morris/CA: Ross Marty 1-4 r sb, Brandon Jergenson 1-3 rbi sf, Kaleb Breuer 1-4, Durgin Decker 4, Sam Kleinwolterink 2-3 r-2 2b, Riley Asmus 2-3 r rbi-2, Kyle Fehr 1-3 rbi, Brett Hansen 0-2 bb, Trevor Buss 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RV: Woodford (L) 5-8-6-4-2-5, Ethan Louwagie 1-0-0-0-0-0 … Morris/CA: Asmus (W) 6-1-0-0-4-3, Jackson Hallman 1-1-0-0-0-1

Wright County

Litchfield 4, HLWW 1

Caden Besemer tossed a four-hitter to lead Litchfield past Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at Howard Lake.

Besemer struck out six, walked four and allowed one earned run.

Bauer Wahl went 2-for-4 with a double and a run and Daniel ‘Winky’ Estrada was 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks, a run and an RBI for the Dragons.

Jake Duske was 2-for-3 for the Lakers.

Litchfield    000   130   0-4   6   0
HLWW        000   010   0-1   4   2
Hitting - Litchfield: Bauer Wahl 2-4 r 2b, Taber 0-3 r bb, Daniel Estrada 2-2 r rbi bb-2 3b, Caden Besemer 1-4 rbi, Beau Weseloh 0-3 rbi sac, Bradley Larson 0-2 r bb sb, Hunter Schultz 1-3 rbi, Calvin Jones 0-1 bb-2 … HLWW: Steve Heber 1-4 rbi, mason Macziewski 0-2 bb, Jake Duske 2-3, Leo Duske 1-2 bb, Jack Stutsman 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Besemer (W) 7-4-1-1-4-6 … HLWW: Heber (L) 4-2-1-1-3-4, Jake Duske 3-4-3-2-3-1

West Central

BOLD 5, Benson 1

Pitcher Rylan Gass struck out 12 in a complete-game victory as BOLD picked up a West Central Conference win against Benson at Bird Island.

On offense, Max Benson was 2-for-3 for the Warriors with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Tate Sheehan also had a pair of hits, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Isaac Minchow was 2-for-3 with a double and a run for the Braves. He also struck out eight in 4-2/3 innings, taking the loss.

Benson    100   000   0-1   5   4
BOLD       220   001   x-5   9   1
Hitting - Benson: Isaac Minchow 2-3 2b r sb, Reece Larson 2-3 rbi sb, Grant Gunlogson 1-2 2b … BOLD: Tate Sheehan 2-4 r sb, Max Benson 2-3 2b-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb, Carson Edwards 1-4 2b r rbi, Hayden Edwards 1-4 rbi, Rylan Gass 1-2 sb, Hunter Malvin 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Minchow (L) 4.2-7-4-3-2-8, Zach Wrobleski 1.1-2-1-1-0-1 … BOLD: Gass (W) 7-5-1-1-1-12


Dawson-Boyd 11, CMCS 9

Blake Thompson, Codie Johnson, Ryan Lund, Grayson Olson and Tygan Long all had two hits to lead Dawson-Boyd past Central Minnesota Christian at Dawson.

Drew Duininck, Wesley Fussy, Ethan bulthuis and Braelin Rime all had two hits for the Bluejays.

Johnson got the win in relief for the Blackjacks, tossing four innings and allowing two hits and four walks. He struck out three.

CMCS    006   002   1-9   12   4
D-B      621   020   x-11   12   1
Hitting - CMCS: Drew Duininck 2-3 r-2 rbi hbp-2 sb-2, Wesley Fussy 2-4 r-2 rbi bb sb-2, Ethan Bulthuis 2-5 r rbi sb, Josh Nelson 1-3 r bb, Kadin Dehmlow 1-4 rbi-2, Ben Ryks 1-4 r rbi-2, Trenton Bulthuis 0-3 bb, Seth Zwart 1-3 rbi, Braelin Rime 2-3 r-2 bb sb … D-B: Blake Thompson 2-5 r-2 2b sb, Brayden Hahn 0-4 bb, Braxton Hahn 0-2 r-3 bb-2 hbp sb, Aiden Swenson 1-2 r-2 rbi 2b hbp, Codie Johnson 2-4 rbi-4 sb, Aric Gruwell 1-4 r rbi-2 2b sb, Ryan Lund 2-4 r sb, Grayson Olson 2-4 r rbi sb, Tygan Long 2-3 r rbi-2 bb sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - CMCS: Dehmlow 1.1-6-8-6-1-1, Nelson (L) 3-4-3-3-2-2, Zwart 1.2-2-0-0-1-2 … D-B: Thompson 3-10-6-6-0-2, Johnson (W) 4-2-3-3-4-3

MACCRAY 4, Lakeview 3

Isaac Strommer’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh plated Gavin Husman with the eventual game-winner over Lakeview at Cottonwood.

Husman, Strommer and Emery Aker all had two hits for the Wolverines.

MACCRAY    102   000   001-4   9   2
Lakeview      020   000   100-3   6   3
Hitting - MACCRAY: Gavin Husman 2-3 r-3 bb-2 sb-3, Isaac Strommer 2-4 r rbi-2 sb-2, Dreyer Homan 1-5 sb, Brooks Asche 1-4 rbi, Emery Aker 2-4 sb, Xavier Noble 1-3 … Lakeview: Taiven Isaackson 2-5, Ayden St. Pierre 1-4 r, Lincoln Vogel 2-4 rbi, Cayden Caron 0-2 r bb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Asche 6-3-2-2-5-7, Jase Dirksen 2-3-1-1-1-1, Joe Heidecker (W) 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Lakeview: Isaackson 4-6-3-2-1-5, Caron (L) 5-3-1-0-1-6

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