Baseball roundup: YME Sting pitching dominates against D-B Blackjacks
Baseball report for Thursday, May 11, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Bryce Sneller strikes out 12 over 7 innings in Yellow Medicine East's 8-0 win at Dawson-Boyd
DAWSON — Bryce Sneller’s dominance on the mound kept Dawson-Boyd at bay. And over the final two innings, the Sting’s offense put the Blackjacks away.
Sneller, a 6-foot-6 senior right-hander, struck out 12 in a complete-game victory. YME scored seven runs over the sixth and seventh innings in an 8-0 Camden Conference victory Thursday at Nelson Field.
Along with double-digit strikeouts, Sneller allowed five hits and no walks.
The Sting went up 1-0 in the first inning after Cody Dahlager scored on a passed ball.
From there, the score stayed at 1-0 through five innings. D-B starter Nate Hansen struck out seven over 5-2/3 innings.
With two outs in the top of the sixth, the Sting increased its lead to 3-0 when Dahlager hit the ball to right field for a two-run double.
Five YME runs came across in the seventh with a run by Adam Stengel, an RBI single by Drew Almich, a sacrifice fly by Connor Fagen, a Dahlager RBI single and a bases-loaded walk by Tarrick Rupp.
Dahlager, a senior outfielder, was 3-for-5. Jake Odegard went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the victory.
Kameron Sather was the Blackjacks’ top hitter, going 2-for-3 with a double.
YME (8-2) plays in the Lac qui Parle Valley tournament Saturday in Madison. The Sting face Border West at 1 p.m. and Paynesville at 2:30 p.m. D-B (5-3) is back at home at 4:30 p.m. Monday against MACCRAY.
YME 8, DB 0
YME 100 002 5-8 9 1
DB 000 000 0-0 5 3
Hitting - YME: Cody Dahlager 3-5 r rbi-2 2b, Braden Nelson 1-3 bb, Bryce Sneller 0-1 r bb-2, Tarrick Rupp 0-0 rbi bb, Nolan Hildahl 1-3 bb, Jake Odegard 2-3 r bb sb, Landon Anderson 0-3 r bb, Drew Almich 1-4 r-2 rbi. Connor Fagen 0-2 rbi, Owen Torvik 0-0 r, Andrew Flaten 1-3 r rbi bb … DB: Blake Thompson 1-3, Kameron Sather 2-3 2b, Aiden Swenson 1-3 sb, Nate Hansen 1-3 sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Sneller (W) 7-5-0-0-0-12 … DB: Hansen (L) 5.2-6-3-3-4-7, Thompson 1.1-3-5-0-4-1
LQPV 7, CMCS 4
Dyllon Geiser had a strong game on the mound and in the batter’s box for Lac qui Parle Valley in a win over Central Minnesota Christian at Madison.
Geiser got the victory after striking out nine with two runs on three hits and three walks over six innings. He was also 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Kaden Molden drove in three runs, finishing 2-for-4. Dylan Keimig was 3-for-3 with three runs scored for the Eagles.
Josh Nelson went 2-for-4 for the Bluejays with a pair of RBIs. Ethan Bulthuis, Ben Ryks and Drew Duininck each added a hit.
LQPV is host to a four-team tournament with Paynesville, Yellow Medicine East and Border West. Games start at 10:30 a.m. CMCS hosts Lakeview at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Prinsburg.
CMCS 000 020 2-4 5 0
LQPV 040 201 x-7 10 2
Hitting - CMCS: Braelin Rime 0-3 bb, Ethan Bulthuis 1-4 r sb, Kadin Dehmlow 0-3 bb, Josh Nelson 2-4 rbi-2, Peyton Meyer 0-3 r bb, Ben Ryks 1-3 r sb, Drew Duininck 1-3 rbi sb, Wesley Fussy 0-1 r bb-2 sb … LQPV: Dylan Keimig 3-3 r-3 sb bb, Dyllon Geiser 3-4 r rbi, Kaden Molden 2-4 rbi-3 sb, Kaden Mortenson 0-3 sf rbi, Ethan Schommer 1-1 r sb hbp bb, T.J. Mitchell 1-2 sb sac, Landon Weber 0-2 sf rbi, Bradyn Danzeisen 0-2 r bb, Cale Benson 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - CMCS: Nelson (L) 6-10-7-7-3-3 … LQPV: Geiser (W) 6-3-2-2-3-9, Mortenson 1-2-2-2-2-2
KMS 14, RCW 0
Isaac Rudningen went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and three RBIs in Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s five-inning victory over Renville County West at Sacred Heart.
Jared Cortez was 2-for-2 with two doubles, a hit-by-pitch, two runs and four RBIs for the Fighting Saints. Luke Jeseritz went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for KMS.
Griffin Howard, Braylon Hinderks, Carter Rice, Connor Peterson and Trevor Peterson all had hits for RCW.
KMS 3(11)0 00-14 12 1
RCW 000 00-0 6 3
Hitting - KMS: Isaac Rudningen 3-4 r-3 rbi-3 2b, Chase Magaard 1-3 r-2 rbi bb 2b, Jared Cortez 2-2 r-2 rbi-4 2b-2 hbp, Jaiden Henjum 0-4 rbi, Travis Engelke 1-3 rbi, Evan Zimmer 1-4 r rbi, Luke Jeseritz 2-3 r rbi, Tanner Wilts 1-2 r-2 bb sb, Jacob Walsh 1-3 r-2 rbi-2 sb … RCW: Griffin Howard 1-2, Braylon Hinderks 1-1, Isaac Haen 0-1 bb, Carter Rice 1-2, Connor Peterson 1-1, Trevor Peterson 1-2, Zac Gustafson 1-2, Austin Rice 0-1 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Henjum (W) 3-2-0-0-1-3, Zimmer 1-2-0-0-1-2, Jeseritz 1-2-0-0-0-2 … RCW: Brenden Peterson (L) 1.1-7-10-5-0-2, Eddie Morales 0.2-3-4-4-2-0, T. Peterson 3-2-0-0-0-4
Minneota 7, MACCRAY 4
Minneota’s Isaac Pohlen went 2-for-2 with five stolen bases, three runs, an RBI and a walk to help the Vikings top MACCRAY at Raymond.
Ethan Schommer, Wyatt Swenson, Joe Heidecker, Angel Mendoza and Blake Grimsley each had one hit for the Wolverines. Swenson’s hit went for a double.
MACCRAY plays Dawson-Boyd at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Dawson.
Minneota 211 021 0-7 6 1
MACCRAY 200 020 0-4 5 1
Hitting - Minneota: Peyton Gillund 1-3 2b r bb sb, Isaac Pohlen 2-2 r-3 rbi bb hbp sb-5, Ryan Dalager 1-3 rbi bb sb-2, Ryan Meagher 1-3 r rbi bb, Eli Gruenes 1-4, Brody Larson 0-2 r rbi bb sb, Parker Bradley 0-1 r rbi bb sb … MACCRAY: Ethan Strommer 1-4 r, Wyatt Swenson 1-3 2b r rbi-2 bb, Xavier Noble 0-2 r bb sb, Joe Heidecker 1-3 sb, Grayson Ahrenholz 0-2 rbi sf, Angel Mendoza 1-3, Blake Grimsley 1-1, Keegan Rand 0-1 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota: Meagher (W) 4.1-4-4-3-3-3, Gillund 2.2-1-0-0-0-5 … MACCRAY: Jase Dirksen (L) 2-3-3-3-1-0, Rand 2.1-3-3-3-2-4, Swenson 1.2-0-1-1-3-2, Ahrenholz 1-0-0-0-0-0
Alexandria 14, Willmar 3
Dylan Staska, Cullen Gregory and Elliot Klein each recorded a hit in Willmar’s loss to Alexandria at Knute Nelson Field.
Alexandria’s Matthew Hornstein earned the win on the mound. He went three innings, striking out six and walking five, allowing three hits and one run.
Willmar plays Sauk Rapids at 6 p.m. Monday at Bob Cross Field.
Willmar 100 02-3 3 4
Alexandria 000 00-14 8 0
Hitting - Willmar: Braeden Fagerlie 0-2 r bb, Cullen Gregory 1-3, Dylan Staska 1-1 bb, Blake Reiman 0-0 r bb, Mattix Swanson 0-2 r bb, Jaxxon Sjoberg 0-0 rbi bb-3, Mason Thole 0-1 rbi bb hbp, Elliot Klein 1-2, Landon Ogdahl 0-1 rbi … Alexandria: Tyler Kludt 1-2 r rbi bb sf, Gage Castle 1-3 r, Caleb Gimbel 1-2 r rbi-2 bb, Jordan Kuhnau 1-3 hr r rbi-3, Gavin Klimek 0-1 r-2, Jaxon Schoenrock 2-3 3b r rbi-2, Augie Gulbranson 1-3 r-2, Carter Simonson 0-1 r-2 bb, Spencer Schmidt 1-1 2b r-3 rbi bb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Staska (L) 1-2-6-6-4-2, Jordan Ellingson 2-4-4-2-2-1, Swanson 1-2-4-0-1-1 … Alexandria: Matthew Hornstein (W) 3-3-1-1-6-5, Nick Levasseur 1-0-2-2-4-2, Max Hess 1-0-0-0-0-1
Game 2: HLWW 12, NLS 7
New London-Spicer and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted split a Wright County Conference doubleheader, with the Wildcats winning Game 1 and the Lakers taking Game 2 at Denis M. Campbell Field in Winsted.
A six-run top of the sixth inning helped NLS win the opener. Grant Paffrath was 4-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and a run. Luke Knudsen added a pair of hits, two RBIs and a run.
In Game 2, Aedan Andresen, Knudsen, Bennett Schultz, Gavin Degner and Brayden Skindelien each had two hits for the Wildcats, who had 14 hits. HLWW’s Luke Zander was 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and a pair of runs. Colton Long was also 3-for-4 with an RBI.
HLWW 100 035 3-12 15 3
NLS 110 021 2-7 14 2
Hitting - HLWW: Luke Zander 3-4 2b-2 r-2 rbi-4, Steven Heber 1-5 rbi-2, Colton Long 3-4 2b rbi, Aiden Debner 1-4 rbi, Marcus Burau 1-3 r bb, Leo Duske 2-4, Mason Macziewski 2-3 r-2, Jakob Duske 1-4 r rbi-2, Jack Stutsman 1-1 r-2 rbi bb hbp … NLS: Aedan Andresen 2-4 2b r bb, Luke Knudsen 2-5 r rbi, Bennett Schultz 2-4 r rbi-2 sf, Chi Schneider 1-3 hbp, Gavin Degner 2-4 r-2, Grant Paffrath 1-4 rbi, Paul Meier 1-1 r, Carson McCain 1-1 rbi, Nolan Johnson 0-1 rbi, Brayden Skindelien 2-4 rbi sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - HLWW: L. Duske (W) 6.1-13-7-5-3-3, Debner (Sv) 0.2-1-0-0-0-1 … NLS: Eli Jacobson (L) 5-11-8-8-1-3, Skindelien 2-4-4-1-1-1
Game 1: NLS 10, HLWW 8
NLS 000 116 2-10 12 5
HLWW 012 220 1-8 11 7
Hitting - NLS: Aedan Andresen 1-5 2b, Luke Knudsen 2-3 r rbi-2 bb, Bennett Schultz 1-4 rbi-2 sb, Chi Schneider 1-4 r, Carson McCain 1-4 r, Gavin Degner 0-4 r-2 rbi sb, Grant Paffrath 4-4 2b r rbi-4, Riley Lessman 1-2, Brayden Skindelien 1-4 rbi … HLWW: Luke Zander 3-5 2b r-2 rbi sb, Steven Heber 1-4 r-2 rbi-2 bb sb, Colton Long 1-3 r bb sb, Aiden Debner 2-4 rbi-3, Marcus Burau 2-4 rbi, Mason Macziewski 1-3 r bb sb-2, Jakob Duske 0-3 r bb, Jack Stutsman 1-4 r sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: McCain 3.2-7-5-3-4-3, Skindelien (W) 3.1-4-3-1-0-2 … HLWW: Heber 5-5-5-0-1-4, Long (L) 1.1-7-5-4-0-1, Debner 0.2-0-0-0-0-0
Game 2: MCA 8, BOLD 1
Morris/Chokio-Alberta beat BOLD twice at Lions Memorial Field in Bird Island.
Ozzy Jerome hit a home run for the Tigers in Game 1. He finished 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. The Warriors were limited to one hit as Tate Sheehan was 1-for-1 with a triple.
Morris/CA put up 11 hits in Game 2, led by Kyle Fehr. He was 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Sheehan and Jonah Walton were both 2-for-3 for BOLD.
BOLD 000 010 0-1 4 6
MCA 112 022 x-8 11 1
Hitting - BOLD: Tate Sheehan 2-3 hbp, Jack Kaiser 0-1 rbi hbp-2, Jonah Walton 2-3 r … MCA: Riley Asmus 3-4 2b r rbi sb-2, Ozzy Jerome 1-4 r-3 rbi, Kyle Fehr 3-4 3b r rbi-2 bb, Trevor Buss 1-4 r rbi, John Kleindl 1-3 r, Jonah Huebner 1-2 sb, Brandon Ross 0-0 r bb sb-2, Drew Huebner 1-1
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Sam Sigurdson (L) 3.1-6-4-1-2-1, Hunter Malvin 3-5-4-2-1-0 … MCA: Landen Gibson (W) 6-3-1-1-2-10, Daniel Travis 1-1-0-0-0-1
Game 1: MCA 7, BOLD 3
MCA 001 123 0-7 8 1
BOLD 010 010 1-3 1 3
Hitting - MCA: Riley Asmus 1-4 r sb-2, Andrew Marty 1-3 bb, Kyle Fehr 1-3 r-2 bb sb-2, Ozzy Jerome 1-3 hr r-2 rbi-2 bb sb, Trevor Buss 2-3 r bb, John Kleindl 2-4 2b rbi, Ashdon Hacker 0-3 r rbi bb, Tyler Berlinger 0-3 rbi sf … BOLD: Tate Sheehan 1-1 3b r-2 bb-2 hbp, Jack Kaiser 0-3 rbi-2 sf, Emmitt Flann 0-1 r bb hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MCA: Drew Storck (W) 7-1-3-3-4-10 … BOLD: Daylen Weber (L) 5-5-4-2-4-2, Sam Sigurdson 2-3-3-3-1-1
Game 2: Holdingford 7, ACGC 2
Holdingford’s Chase Lyon and Mason Streit earned wins on the mound to help the Huskers beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Holdingford.
In Game 1, Holdingford held ACGC to three hits. Keegan Kessler-Gross, Jonas Morrison and Isaiah Renne each tallied a hit.
In Game 2, ACGC got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Holdingford tacked on seven runs. Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker and Terrell Renne scored the Falcons’ runs.
Renne was 2-for-3 with a double, one run and an RBI in Game 2.
ACGC plays Minnewaska at 5 p.m. Friday at Kingery Field in Atwater.
Holdingford 033 100 0-7 7 3
ACGC 200 000 0-2 5 0
Hitting - Holdingford: Dominick Hoika 0-4 rbi sb, Luke Bieniek 2-3 r 2b-2, Tanner Tomasek 0-2 r, David Heinen 0-1 r sb, Drew Lange 1-1 r-2 rbi bb sb, Dierks Opatz 1-2 bb-2, Jaxson Bartkowicz 0-3 r-2 rbi bb sb, Gavin Johnson 2-3 rbi-3 2b, Masyn Patrick 1-1 rbi … ACGC: Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 0-3 r bb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1-3, Terell Renne 2-3 r rbi 2b, Jonas Morrison 1-2 bb, Cameron Giese 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Holdingford: Mason Streit (W) 5-4-2-0-2-4, Lange 2-1-0-0-0-6 … ACGC: n/a
Game 1: Holdingford 6, ACGC 2
ACGC 100 010 0-2 3 1
Holdingford 102 210 x-6 7 0
Hitting - ACGC: Jaxon Drange-Leyendecker 0-1 r rbi bb sb, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1-3, Terell Renne 0-2 rbi sb, Jonas Morrison 1-3, Tucker Johnson 0-3 sb, Logan Serbus 0-3 r, Eric Fester 0-2 bb, Isaiah Renne 1-3 … Holdingford: Dominick Hoika 1-2 r-2 rbi bb sb, CJ Clear 0-3 r sb, Tanner Tomasek 2-3 r rbi, Drew Lange 1-3 rbi, Dierks Opatz 2-3 rbi 2b, Jaxson Bartkowicz 1-2 r, Chase Lyon 0-0 bb, Gavin Johnson 0-0 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: n/a … Holdingford: Lyon (W) 4.1-2-2-0-2-4, David Heinen 2.2-1-0-0-0-1
Game 2: Paynesville 13, Kimball 0
Paynesville’s Grayson Fuchs hit a home run in each game of a sweep of host Kimball.
Fuchs was 2-for-4 in Game 1 with two RBIs and a run. He followed that up by going 2-for-2 with a double, four runs and a pair of RBIs. He also struck out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 1.
Austin Pauls went 3-for-4 with three doubles, three runs and an RBI for the Bulldogs in Game 1. Spencer Eisenbraun was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run in Game 2.
Kimball 000 00-0 2 3
Paynesville 423 4x-13 9 2
Hitting - Kimball: Gavin Winter 1-1, Carter Lyrek 1-1 … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 2-2 hr 2b r-4 rbi-2 bb-2, Max Athmann 0-1 r-3 rbi bb hbp-2 sb-2, Isaac Lieser 0-0 r bb-2, Austin Pauls 0-2 rbi-3 bb, Spencer Eisenbraun 2-3 r rbi-2 bb, Bryce VanderBeek 0-4 rbi, Brayden VanderBeek 1-1 r bb sb, Brayden Pung 1-2 r, Abe Brunner 1-1 rbi bb, Reed Johnson 1-1 r, Owen Brick 1-1 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kimball: Nate Serbus (L) 1-3-6-6-5-0, Bryant Knaus 3-6-7-7-6-2 … Paynesville: Josiah Utsch (W) 5-2-0-0-0-6
Game 1: Paynesville 11, Kimball 1
Paynesville 026 111-11 12 0
Kimball 100 000-1 5 2
Hitting - Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 2-4 hr r rbi-2 sb, Max Athmann 1-2 2b r hbp sb, Isaac Lieser 1-3 r bb, Austin Pauls 3-4 2b-3 r-3 rbi, Spencer Eisenbraun 0-2 r bb-2 sb, Josiah Utsch 2-3 2b r rbi, Bryce VanderBeek 0-2 r-2 bb hbp, Brayden VanderBeek 0-2 r bb, Brayden Pung 1-4 2b rbi-2, Abe Brunner 1-1, Esau Nelson 1-1 rbi … Kimball: Clay Faber 1-2 r bb, Gavin Winter 2-3, Hank Meyer 1-3, Blake Brutger 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Fuchs (W) 6-5-1-1-1-13 … Kimball: Faber (L) 3.1.-7-9-4-4-3, Bryant Knaus 2.2-5-2-2-1-1