Baseball roundup: Dawson-Boyd jumps out early in Camden win

Baseball report for Thursday, May 12, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Blackjacks build a 6-0 lead in route to win over MACCRAY

Baseball roundup
Dawson-Boyd senior Brayden Hahn, top, tags out MACCRAY's Ethan Strommer at home plate during a Camden Conference game on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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RAYMOND — Dawson-Boyd found its window of opportunity early against MACCRAY.

The Blackjacks put together strong at-bats in the first inning to score three runs on Thursday afternoon. Then, they added three more in the third inning while capitalizing on some Wolverine miscues.

That cushion helped D-B fight off a MACCRAY rally as the Blackjacks left Lilleberg Field with a 7-5 Camden Conference baseball win.

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MACCRAY senior Isaac Strommer reaches down to field a grounder during a Camden Conference game against Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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D-B had four hits in the first inning. The biggest came off the bat of Aiden Swenson, who hit a two-run triple that scored Blake Thompson and Brayden Hahn. The next batter, Codie Johnson, brought Swenson home on a single.

With two outs in the top of the third, a fielding error on an infield hit by Grayson Olson allowed Johnson to score. Two batters later, a throwing error allowed Aric Gruwell and Olson to advance to home for a 6-0 lead.


Needing to forge a comeback, the Wolverines strung together four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth. Xavier Noble and Dreyer Homan each had doubles. Then Angel Mendoza had a two-run home run in the frame.

In the seventh, Brooks Asche led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run. After that, Johnson was able to strike out the next two batters and coaxed a ground ball for the final out.

Thompson led D-B’s offense, going 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases. Johnson was 2-for-4. Tygan Long was the winning pitcher after striking out two over five innings.

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Dawson-Boyd senior Brayden Hahn, 5, reacts with the Blackjacks' dugout after scoring a run in the first inning of a Camden Conference game against MACCRAY on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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Ethan Strommer, Homan and Menzoza each had two hits for the Wolverines. Asche was hit with the loss after tossing the first three innings.

D-B plays host to Ortonville at 5 p.m. Friday. MACCRAY stays at home for its next game, facing Canby at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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MACCRAY freshman Xavier Noble snags a fly ball for an out during a Camden Conference game against Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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Dawson-Boyd 7, MACCRAY 5

Dawson-Boyd    303   001   0-7   10   1
MACCRAY          000   040   1-5   12   4
Hitting - Dawson-Boyd: Blake Thompson 4-4 2b r-2 rbi-2 sb-3, Aiden Swenson 1-4 3b r rbi-2, Codie Johnson 2-4 2b r rbi sb-2, Aric Gruwell 1-4 r sb, Ryan Lund 1-4 sb, Tygan Long 1-2 bb, Brayden Hahn 0-4 r, Grayson Olson 0-3 r bb … MACCRAY: Isaac Strommer 1-4, Ethan Strommer 2-4 r, Dreyer Homan 2-4 2b r, Brooke Asche 1-4 hr r rbi-2, Gavin Husman 1-2 sb, Joe Heidecker 1-4 2b, Angel Mendoza 2-3 hr r rbi-2 sb, Wyatt Swenson 1-2 bb, Xavier Noble 1-2 2b r sb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Long (W) 5-10-4-4-0-2, Johnson (Sv) 2-2-1-1-1-4 … MACCRAY: Asche (L) 3-8-6-2-2-2, Homan 2.2-2-1-1-0-3, E. Strommer 1.1-0-0-0-0-2

Wright County

Rockford 5, NLS 2

Rockford scored three times in the third and two twice in the fourth to beat New London-Spicer at Rockford.


Gavin Denger, Bennett Schultz, Grant Paffrath and Luke Knudsen had hits for NLS.

NLS               001   100   0-2   4   1
Rockford      003   020   x-5   11   2
Hitting - NLS: Gavin Degner 1-3 r, Bennett Schultz 1-3, Grant Paffrath 1-1 bb, Luke Knudsen 1-2 r … Rockford: N. Perry 1-4 r, A. Smith 3-3 2b r-2, A. Altmann 2-3 hr r-2 rbi-3, J. Cook 1-3 rbi, M. Hudlow 2-2 rbi, N. Binnabose 1-3, L Eisentrager 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Paffrath (L) 5-11-5-5-1-3, Hayden Christopherson 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Rockford: W. Haas (W) 4-4-2-1-2-9, L. Pilot 2-0-0-0-1-2, J. Cook 1-0-0-0-0-1

Central Minnesota

Game 1:Paynesville 11, Kimball 0

Eli Nelson had a home run and five RBIs and had eight strikeouts in a complete-game victory to lead Paynesville to a Game 1 win over Kimball at Paynesville.

Grayson Fuchs was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI for the Bulldogs. Isaac Lieser also had a pair of hits, going 2-for-3. Max Athmann finished 1-for-1 with three runs and two RBIs.

Kimball             000   000-0   3   2
Paynesville      221   204-11   12   0
Hitting - Kimball: Gavin Winter 2-3 sb, Skylor Gruba 1-2 … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 2-4 2b r-3 rbi, Max Athmann 1-1 r-3 rbi-2 bb-2 sb, Eli Nelson 2-4 2b hr r rbi-5, Spencer Eisenbraun 1-3 rbi, Austin Pauls 1-3 2b r rbi, Isaac Lieser 2-3, Trent Wendlandt 1-2 r, Chase Bayer 1-2, Spencer Lieser 1-1, Bryce Vanderbeek 0-3 r, Bennett Evans 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kimball: Clay Faber (L) 5.1-12-11-7-2-3 … Paynesville: Nelson (W) 6-3-0-0-1-8

Game 2: Paynesville 1, Kimball 0

Paynesville’s Trent Wendlandt tossed a no-hitter as the Bulldogs got a six-inning victory and a sweep over Kimball at Paynesville.

Wendlandt struck out six and allowed just three walks in the victory.

Isaac Lieser was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Paynesville. Chase Bayer and Austin Pauls also had hits for the Bulldogs.


Paynesville    000   010-1   3   0
Kimball           000   000-0   0   1
Hitting - Paynesville: Austin Pauls 1-2, Isaac Lieser 1-2 2b r, Chase Bayer 1-2, Spencer Lieser 0-1 rbi … Kimball: No hits
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Trent Wendlandt (W) 6-0-0-0-3-6 … Kimball: Skylor Gruba (L) 6-3-1-1-0-3

Joe Brown is a sports reporter for the West Central Tribune.

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