Baseball roundup: Minnewaska, Montevideo earn a split

Baseball report for Thursday, May 19, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Lakers and Thunder Hawks each win one in a key West Central doubleheader

Baseball roundup
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GLENWOOD — The Minnewaska and Montevideo baseball teams split a West Central Conference Thursday.

The Lakers beat the Thunder Hawks 9-4 in Game 1. Montevideo then won Game 2, 11-9.

In Game 2, Montevideo’s Gage Augeson went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Brady Snell got the pitching win. He didn’t allow an earned run in six innings, giving up four hits, striking out eight and walking no one.

For Minnewaska, Jack Larson and PJ Johnson each had two hits.

In Game 1, Alex Panitzke pitched four scoreless innings in relief to earn the victory. He struck out one and walked two, allowing no hits.


Dylan Alexander, Jack Maerjus and PJ Johnson all had two hits for the Lakers. Alexander doubled, walked and drove in two runs. Johnson drove in a run.

For Montevideo, Ethan Moravetz was 2-for-4 with a run and Grayson Eisenlohr went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Minnewaska is now 10-4 in the conference and 12-5 overall. The Lakers trail Morris/Chokio-Alberta, which is 11-2 in the conference and 14-3 overalls after beating Benson 5-2 Thursday.

Montevideo is 7-6 in the WCC and 9-7 overall.

Minnewaska plays Paynesville at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Glenwood. Montevideo’s next game is also against Paynesville, at 5 p.m. Monday in Montevideo.

West Central

Game 1: Minnewaska 9, Montevideo 4

Minnewaska    002   052   0-9   10   1
Montevideo      301   000   0-4   7   4
Hitting - Minnewaska: Jacob Blair 1-5 r-2, Dylan Alexander 2-3 2b rbi-2 bb, Jack Larson 1-4 r rbi-2, Jack Majerus 2-4 r 2b rbi, Noah Jensen 1-3 r bb, PJ Johnson 2-4 rbi, Nathan Dell 1-3 … Montevideo: Ethan Moravetz 2-4 r, Brady Snell 1-3 r, Grayson Eisenlohr 2-3 r-2 2b rbi, Luke Kuno 1-3 2b rbi-2, Cooper Dack 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnewaska: Torii Johnson 3-7-4-3-0-0, Alex Panitzke (W) 4-0-0-0-2-1 … Montevideo: Cooper Dack (L) 5.1-8-9-4-4-4, Isaac Moravetz 1.2-2-0-0-0-1

Game 2: Montevideo 11, Minnewaska 9

Montevideo       047   000   0-11   9   7
Minnewaska      070   000   2-9   6   6
Hitting - Montevideo: Gavin Johnson 1-4 rbi, Brady Snell 1-4 r 2b rbi, Grayson Eisenlohr 2-4 r-2, Jackson Baldwin 2-4 rbi, Gage Augeson 3-4 r-2 rbi-2,  … Minnewaska: Dylan Alexander 1-3 r, Jack Larson 2-4 r, PJ Johnson 2-4 r rbi-2, Hunter Johnson 1-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Montevideo: Brady Snell (W) 6-4-7-0-0-8, Mason Jerve 0-0-2-2-2-0, Isaac Moravetz (Sv) 1-2-0-0-0-0 … Minnewaska: Alex Panitzke 1.1-3-4-1-0-2, Ryland Martin (L)1-3-5-1-2-0, P. Johnson 4.2-3-2-0-0-5

Morris/CA 5, Benson 2

Drew Storck struck out nine in four innings to help Morris/Chokio-Alberta to the victory over Benson at Morris.


Storck allowed one hit and one earned run. He walked three. Drew Huebner and Dylan Rose finished up on the mound for the Tigers.

Six players had hits for Morris/CA.

Isaac Minchow was 2-for-4 with two runs for Benson.

Benson           100   010   0-2   3   2
Morris/CA      002   030   x-5   6   0
Hitting - Benson: Isaac Minchow 2-4 r-2, Reece Larson 1-4 rbi … Morris/CA: Ross Marty 1-3 r rbi, Kaleb Breuer 1-2 rbi-2 bb, Dylan Rose 1-2, Brett Hansen 1-3 r, Hunter Gibson 1-1 r, Trevor Buss 1-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Garrett Lenz (L) 6-6-5-3-3-3 … Morris/CA: Drew Storck (W)  4-1-1-1-3-9, Drew Huebner 2-2-1-1-2-5, Dylan Rose 1-0-0-0-1-1



A 10-run second inning helped propel MACCRAY past Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg.

Isaac Strommer and Brooks Asche led the way for the Wolverines. Strommer went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Asche was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RbI. Gavin Husman, Joe Heidecker and Xavier Noble all had two hits for MACCRAY, with Heidecker driving in five runs.

Dreyer Homan got the complete-game, five-inning win for the Wolverines. He struck out nine, walked two and allowed three hits and one earned run.

Ethan Bulthuis went 2-for-3 for CMCS.


MACCRAY    0(10)1   52-18   16  1
CMCS           001   00-1   3   4
Hitting - MACCRAY: Isaac Strommer 3-4 r-2 rbi-2, Keegan Rand 1-1 r-2 rbi, Ethan Strommer 1-4 r-2 rbi-2, Dreyer Homan 1-3 rbi-2 bb, Brooks Asche 3-4 r-2 rbi, Gavin Husman 2-4 r rbi, Joe Heidecker 2-4 r-3 rbi-5, Xavier Noble 2-3 r rbi bb, Garrett Struxness 1-1 rbi bb … CMCS: Ethan Bulthuis 2-3 r, Josh Nelson 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MACCRAY: Dreyer Homan 5-3-1-1-2-9 … CMCS: Ethan Bulthuis 1.1-6-9-4-2-1, Trenton Bulthuis 1.2-5-2-2-2-0, Seth Swart 1-4-5-5-0-1, Braelin Rime 1-2-2-3-0

CMCS 7, Lakeview 5

Central Minnesota Christian, playing its second game of the day, beat Lakeview at Prinsburg.

Braelin Rime went 2-for-4 with a run and Trenton Bulthuis was 2-for-4 with two runs for the Bluejays, who scored two runs in the top of the seventh to break a 5-5 tie.

Ethan Bulthuis got the win in relief for CMCS. In 2-1/3 innings, he struck out four and walked one, allowing no hits.

Jordan Fischer went 2-for-4 with two runs for the Lakers.

CMCS           014   000   02-7   9   1
Lakeview      230   000   00-5   7   1
Hitting - CMCS: Ethan Bulthuis 1-4 r-2 rbi-2, Braelin Rime 2-4 r, Josh Nelson 1-3 r bb, Kadin Dehmlow 1-3, Trenton Bulthuis 2-4 r-2, Spencer Vanderpol 1-3 rbi bb, Peyton Meyer 1-3 rbi bb     … Lakeview: Taiven Isaackson 1-3 r bb, Jordan Fischer 2-4 r-2, Luke Sander 1-3 rbi-3, Ayden St. Pierre 1-2 rbi bb, Hunter Magnuson 1-4, Justin Timm 1-3 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - CMCS: Josh Nelson 5.2-7-5-5-6-3, Ethan Bulthuis (W) 2.1-0-0-0-1-4 … Lakeview: Taiven Isaackson 3-5-5-2-4-4, Cayden Caron 5-4-2-2-1-4

R-T-R 9, LQPV 8

Sam Nibbe’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning enabled Russell-Tyler-Ruthton to beat Lac qui Parle Valley at Ruthton.

Nibbe’s fly ball scored Brayden Apple, who had reached on a fielder’s choice and eventually wound up on third as the Knights loaded the bases.


LQPV had tied it up at 8-8 in the top of the seventh on a two-run triple by Avery Wittnebel.

LQPV (9-4) plays Benson in a non-conference game Friday at LQPV’s high school field.

LQPV      230   010   2-8   9   3
R-T-R      330   200   1-9   6   2
Hitting - LQPV: Landon Schirm 1-4 r-2 rbi, Caden Fernholz 2-4 hr rbi-2, Blake Wollschlager 1-4, Avery Wittnebel 1-3 3b rbi-2, Dane Mortenson 1-4 rbi, Darrick Moldan 1-3 rbi, TJ Mitchell 1-3, Kaiden Allpress 1-3 … R-T-R: Cody Wichmann 2-3 2b-2 rbi-4, Aiden Wichmann 1-4 rbi, Blake Christianson 2-3 hr rbi-2, Jack Christianson 1-3 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - LQPV: Wollschlager 4-4-8-5-4-8, Joseph Ramsbacher 1.2-2-0-0-0-1, Allpress (L) 0.2-0-1-0-1-1 … R-T-R: C. Wichmann 6.1-8-8-5-1-8, J. Christianson (W) 0.2-1-0-0-0-2

YME 9, T-M-B 0

Bryce Sneller allowed three hits over six innings, striking out five and walking three, to help lift Yellow Medicine East past Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Richter Field in Granite Falls.

Drew Almich went 2-for-3 with a run, a walk and two RBI to lead the Stinger.

Brandon Duscher, Noah Nakmuhs and Travis Willhite had hits for T-M-B.

T-M-B    000   000   0-0   3   0
YME      104   130   x-9   8   1
Hitting - T-M-B: Brandon Duscher 1-4, Noah Knakmuhs 1-1, Travis Willhite 1-2 … YME: Nikson Knapper 1-2 r-2 rbi bb, Drew Almich 2-3 r rbi-2 bb, Bryce Sneller 1-3, Cody Dahlager 1-3 r bb, Israel Eakes 1-2 r rbi bb, Nahum Tarin 1-4 r, Isaac Jimenez 1-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - T-M-B: Joseph Anderson 2.1-2-3-3-2-1, Tanner Hauger 1.2-3-5-5-5-1, Maddox Viessman 2.0-3-1-1-1-3 … YME: Bryce Sneller (W) 6-3-0-0-3-5, Cody Dahlager 1-0-0-0-0-2

KMS 6, Canby 1

Chase Magaard struck out 10 and walked two over six innings, allowing two hits, to lead Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg past Canby at Sunburg.


Jared Cortez, Evan Zimmer and Luke Jeseritz all had hits for the Fighting Saints.

Canby    000   000   1-1   2   2
KMS       000   420   x-6   3   2
Hitting - Canby: E. Engesmoe 1-4, L. MacArthur 1-3 … KMS: Jared Cortez 1-3 r rbi bb, Evan Zimmer 1-3 r, Luke Jeseritz 1-2 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Canby: C. Ruether 4-2-4-3-6-6, L. MacAithur 2-1-2-2-3-1 … KMS: Chase Magaard (W) 6-2-0-0-2-10, Hunter Kallstrom 1-0-1-0-1-2


RCW 17, G-F-W 0

Griffin Howard tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Renville County West in its victory over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Sacred Heart.

Howard struck out four and walked one. He also was 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs, a walk, a stolen base and two RBI. Tyler Amsden was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a stolen base, four runs and five RBI for the Jaguars.

G-F-W    000   00-0   0   6
RCW      637   1x-17   5   2
Hitting - G-F-W: No hits … RCW: Griffin Howard 2-3 r-2 rbi bb sb, Tyler Amsden 2-4 2b 3b r-4 rbi-5 sb, Austen Rice 1-3 r rbi-2 sb, Camden Wohlman 0-2 r-3 bb sb, Tyler Froland 0-0 r-3 bb-2 sb, Caleb Hoff 0-0 r bb-2, Braylon Hinderks 0-0 r rbi bb-2, Trevor Peterson 0-1 r bb, Jack Wertish 0-3 r rbi bb sb, Ben Gislason 0-2 rbi 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - G-F-W: Lincoln Werner (L) 1-3-9-6-4-0, Clayton Karg 1-1-6-2-3-1, Will Bastian 0.1-1-1-1-2-0, Dylan Bernstein 1.2-0-1-0-1-2 … RCW: Howard (W) 5-0-0-0-1-4

BBE 5, Parkers Prairie 3

Gavin Kampsen was 4-for-4 with a run and three RBI and Will Van Beck went 3-for-3 with two runs in Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s victory at Parkers Prairie.

Ashton Dingmann got the complete-game pitching win, striking out five and walking two. He allowed five hits and two earned runs.

BBE                        101   010   2-5  12  3
Parkers Prairie      102   000   0-3   5   1
Hitting - BBE: Will Van Beck 3-3 r-2, Blaine Fischer 1-3, Gavin Kampsen 4-4 r rbi-3, Casey Lenarz 1-4 rbi, Luke Dingmann 1-4, Tanner Shelton 1-3, Easton Hagen 1-3 r … Parkers Prairie: Cole Gessell 1-4 r, Mason Boesl 1-3 rbi-2, David Revering 1-3, Carter Thienes 1-2 bb, Chase Thieschafer 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Ashton Dingmann (W) 7-5-3-2-2-5 … Parkers Prairie: Dylan Debilzen (L) 7-12-5-5-0-4


ACGC 7, Litchfield 3

Jack Peterson and Connor Barker homered and Logan Straumann had a big game to help Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City beat Litchfield under the lights at Kingery Field in Atwater.

Peterson hit a two-run shot in the third inning. Barker also smacked a two-run home run in the third, when the Falcons scored four runs to take a 5-0 lead.

Straumann was 3-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs.

Litchfield rallied with three runs in the sixth. But, ACGC scored two more in the bottom of the sixth.

Hunter Schultz went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and Calvin Jones was 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.

Litchfield    000   003   0-3   7   2
ACGC         014   002   x-7   7   3
Hitting - Litchfield: Bauer Wahl 1-3 rbi bb, Hunter Schultz 2-3 rbi bb, Daniel Estrada 1-3 bb, Connor Taber 1-3 r, Calvin Jones 2-4 r sb, Anthony Estrada 0-1 r bb, Jack McCann 0-2 rbi bb … ACGC: Logan Straumann 3-4 2b r rbi-2, Jack Peterson 1-4 hr r rbi-2, Zach Bagley 1-2 2b r-2 bb, Connor Barker 2-3 hr r-2 rbi-2, Keegan Kessler-Gross 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Owen Carlson (L) 5-6-7-5-4-4, Jones 1-1-0-0-0-0… ACGC: Jaxon Behm (W) 5-5-0-0-2-5, Straumann 0-2-3-3-3-0, Barker (Sv) 2-0-0-0-1-5

Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
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