Baseball roundup: Koosman, Cards edge the Storm

Baseball report for Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Senior right-hander pitches a shutout, hits home run in key 1-0 Central Lakes Conference win over Sauk Rapids

Baseball roundup
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SAUK RAPIDS — Ian Koosman out-dueled Alex Harren on Wednesday, helping the Willmar baseball team to a 1-0 victory over Sauk Rapids at Bob Cross Park.

Koosman got the complete-game victory for the Cardinals. The senior right-hander struck out nine, walked one and allowed three hits to help Willmar improve to 9-4 in the Central Lakes Conference and 11-4 overall.

The Cardinals went into the day up one-half game over Alexandria in the CLC standings. Alex was 8-5 and 10-5.

Sauk Rapids fell to 6-5 in the CLC and 8-6 overall.

Willmar got its run in the sixth inning on a home run by Koosman. Sam Etterman and Cullen Gregory each went 1-for-3 with a double.


Luke Pakkala, Harren and Noah Jensen all had one hit for the Storm.

Hatten went 6 innings, allowing three hits, a run and two walks. He struck out six. Sauk Rapids beat Willmar 2-1 on April 28 in Willmar.

The game originally was scheduled for Thursday, but was moved up to avoid potential rain in Thursday’s forecast.

Willmar is scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Becker.

Willmar 1, Sauk Rapids 0

Willmar              000   001   0-1   3   1
Sauk Rapids      000   000   0-0   3   1
Hitting - Willmar: Ian Koosman 1-2 hr r rbi bb, Sam Etterman 1-3 2b, Cullen Gregory 1-3 2b … Sauk Rapids: Luke Pakkala 1-2 bb, Andrew Harren 1-3, Noah Jensen 1-3 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Koosman (W) 7-3-0-0-1-9 … Sauk Rapids: Alex Harren (L) 6-3-1-1-2-6, Ethan Swanson 1-0-0-0-1-2

Montevideo 17, BOLD 7

Brady Snell homered and hit two doubles, scoring four times, in Montevideo’s six-inning victory over BOLD at Montevideo.

Luke Kuno was 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI for the Thunder Hawks, who had 16 hits. Jackson Baldwin went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Montevideo.

Daylen Weber was 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored for BOLD.


BOLD               001   330-7   5   1
Montevideo     400   436-17   16   3
Hitting - BOLD: Tate Sheehan 1-4 2b r, Daylen Weber 1-2 r-2 bb sb, Carson Edwards 1-3 rbi, Jack Kaiser 1-3 r rbi sb-2, Rylan Gass 1-2 r rbi-2 bb, Owen Flann 0-0 r-2 bb-3, Kaden Fischer 0-3 rbi … Montevideo: Ethan Moravetz 1-4 r-2, Brady Snell 3-3 2b-2 hr r-4 rbi bb sb, Grayson Eisenlohr 2-3 2b r-4 rbi-3 sb, Gavin Johnson 1-3 r-2 rbi bb-2, Luke Kuno 4-5 hr r rbi-6, Gage Augeson 1-4 r rbi bb, Jackson Baldwin 3-4 r rbi-2, Dylan Spray 1-1 2b rbi-2, Cooper Dack 0-3 r bb, Mason Jerve 0-2 rbi bb, Jace Goslee 0-0 r sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Hunter Malvin (L) 3.1-7-8-8-4-3, Flann 2.1-9-9-7-2-1 … Montevideo: Augeson (W) 3.2-3-4-1-4-3, Kuno 2.1-2-3-2-2-4

Paynesville 3, EV-W 2

Max Athmann slugged a home run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to lift Paynesville past Eden Valley-Watkins at Watkins.

Athmann wound up going 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI and a hit-by-pitch.

EV-W got a couple of runners on with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Eli Nelson came on to get the save, striking out the next two batters looking.

Trent Wendlandt got the pitching win, going 6-1/3 innings. He struck out 10, walked three and allowed seven hits and two earned runs.

Landon Neiman was 3-for-3 with a run and two stolen bases for the Eagles.

Paynesville    001   010   1-3   5   1
EV-W               100   010   0-2   7   2
Hitting - Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 1-3 r sb, Max Athmann 2-3 r rbi-2 hr hbp, Eli Nelson 1-4 sb, Spencer Lieser 1-3 r … EV-W: Landon Neiman 3-3 r sb-2, Nolan Geislinger 0-2 hbp, Sam Nistler 2-3 rbi-2 sb-2, Devin Dockendorf 1-3, Caden Neiman 1-3 r 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Trent Wendlandt (W) 6.1-7-2-2-3-10, Nelson (Sv) 0.2-0-0-0-0-2 … EV-W: Lane Harff 6-4-2-2-1-6, Nistler (L) 1-1-1-1-0-1

YME 12, Canby 0

Nikson Knapper went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, three runs and an RBI in Yellow Medicine East’s five-inning win at Canby.


Easton Antony and Brady Hulzebos had hits for the Lancers.

YME        901   02-12   6   0
Canby      000   00-0   2   4
Hitting - YME: Nikson Knapper 2-3 r-3 rbi bb sb, Isaac Jimenez 1-3 r-2 rbi hbp, Bryce Sneller 1-4 rbi, Cody Dahlager 1-3 r rbi-4 2b sb, Andrew Flatten 0-0 bb, Jake Odegard 0-2 r bb, Nolan Hildahl 0-3 r hbp, Landon Anderson 0-2 r rbi bb, C. Fagen 0-1 hbp, Nahum Tarin 1-2 r-2 rbi-2 sb … Canby: Easton Antony 1-3, Brady Hulzebos 1-2, Liam MacArthur 0-1 bb, Rylee Sigler 0-1 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: D. Almich (W) 4-2-0-0-2-9, Jimenez 1-0-0-0-0-0 … Canby: Antony (L) 4-6-12-1-4-3, Hulzebos 1-0-0-0-2-1

Minneota 11, Dawson-Boyd 6

Ryan Dalager and Ryan Meagher slugged homers in Minneota’s victory over Dawson-Boyd at Dawson.

For the Blackjacks, Bradyen Hahn went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Aric Gruwell was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Grayson Olson was 2-for-2 with two walks.

Minneota             000   205   4-11   12   2
Dawson-Boyd      200   020   2-6   1   1
Hitting - Minneota: Peyton Gillund 1-4 rbi-2 2b hbp, Parker Bradley 0-0 r, Peyton Sheik 2-5 rbi-3 2b-2, Isaac Pohlen 1-5 r 2b, Jonah Gruenes 2-2 r-2 bb hbp sb-4, Ryan Dalager 2-2 r-2 rbi bb-2 hr sb, Ryan Meagher 1-4 r-2 rbi-2 hr sb, Tyler Gronke 1-3 rbi bb, Jackson Lacek 2-3 r-2 rbi bb sb … Dawson-Boyd: Blake Thompson 0-3 r bb sb, Brayden Hahn 2-3 r-3 sb, Braxton Hahn 1-3 r bb 2b sb-3, Aiden Swenson 1-4 2b, Codie Johnson 1-4 r rbi sb, Aric Gruwell 2-4 rbi-3, Grayson Olson 2-2 bb-2, Beau Johnson 1-1.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota: Sheik (W) 4-5-4-2-2-5, Gillund (Sv) 3-5-2-0-2-1 … Dawson-Boyd: Bray. Hahn (W) 4-4-2-2-2-2, Tygan Long 2.2 7-7-2-1-1, B. Johnson 0.1-1-2-2-2-0.

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