Baseball roundup: YME stings CMCS

Baseball report for Monday, May 16, 2022, in west central Minnesota. YME shuts down Bluejays, 3-0

Baseball roundup
YME junior Cody Dahlager slides safely into home for a run during a Camden Conference game against CMCS on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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PRINSBURG — Yellow Medicine East’s offense did its heavy lifting in the first inning.

And from there, Nikson Knapper closed the door on Central Minnesota Christian.

The Sting got the 3-0 Camden Conference baseball victory Monday.

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CMCS freshman third baseman Wesley Fussy waits to field a chopper during a Camden Conference game against YME on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

YME began the game with back-to-back singles by Knapper and Drew Almich. A Cody Dahlager grounder got through the infield, allowing a run to score. Almich reached home on a wild pitch, then Dahlager slid into home for the final run after a Nolan Hildahl single.

Dahlager paced the Sting’s offense, going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.


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YME senior Nikson Knapper lines up a pitch during a Camden Conference game against CMCS on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

With the three-run lead, Knapper kept the Bluejays’ bats at bay. The senior right-hander struck out 11 in a complete-game victory. He didn’t allow a walk.

CMCS’ biggest threat came in the bottom of the fourth. Ethan Bulthuis led off with a single, then reached third on a Josh Nelson base hit. Nelson was the Bluejays’ top hitter, going 2-for-3.

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CMCS junior Ethan Bulthuis takes a swing at a pitch during a Camden Conference game against YME on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Even with a run 90 feet away, Knapper was able to compose himself. He struck out the next three batters. From that point, no Bluejay player advanced past first base.

Despite taking the loss, Nelson had a solid outing starting on the mound for CMCS. He struck out five over five innings.

YME has a quick turnaround, hosting Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Granite Falls. CMCS plays a pair of games at home Thursday: 4 p.m. against MACCRAY; and 6 p.m. against Lakeview.

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YME senior Israel Eakes gets under a pop fly for an out during a Camden Conference game against CMCS on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune



YME         300   000   0-3   5   1
CMCS      000   000   0-0   4   2
Hitting - YME: Nikson Knapper 1-4 r, Drew Almich 1-3 r, Cody Dahlager 2-3 r rbi, Nolan Hildahl 1-3 rbi … CMCS: Ethan Bulthuis 1-3, Josh Nelson 2-3, Kadin Dehmlow 1-3Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Knapper (W) 7-4-0-0-0-11 … CMCS: Nelson (L) 5-5-3-3-1-5, Trenton Bulthuis 2-0-0-0-0-2

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CMCS sophomore catcher Kadin Dehmlow is greeted at the dugout by assistant coach Mason Dehmlow during a Camden Conference game against YME on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune


LQPV 7, Minneota 2

Lac qui Parle Valley moved to 6-2 in the Camden Conference with a road win over Minneota.

Avery Wittnebel struck out 11 over seven innings to get the win for the Eagles. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Blake Wollschlager was also 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.

LQPV            241   000   0-7   8   1
Minneota      000   200   0-2   3   4
Hitting - LQPV: Landon Schirm 1-5 r-2, Kadyn Fernholz 1-4, Blake Wollschlager 2-3 r rbi-3, Avery Wittnebel 2-3 rbi, Dain Mortenson 1-3 rbi, Darrick Molden 0-4 rbi, Ethan Schommer 1-4 rbi, … Minneota: Peyton Gillund 1-4, Jonah Gruenes 1-2 r, Tyler Gronke 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - LQPV: Wittnebel (W) 7-3-2-0-0-11 … Minneota: Ryan Dalager (L) 2.2-7-7-3-2-3, Jayden Gamrak 4.1-1-0-0-2-5

MACCRAY 7, Canby 0

Joe Heidecker and Jase Dirksen combined to hold Canby to two hits in a Camden Conference win at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.

Heidecker got the start, striking out seven over six innings in the victory. Dirksen got a strikeout while pitching the seventh inning.

Gavin Husman led the Wolverines’ offense, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of runs.

Monday at Raymond.

Canby             000   000   0-0   2   2
MACCRAY      004   012   x-7  10   1
Hitting - Canby: Easton Antony 1-3, Rylwee Sigler 1-3 … MACCRAY: Isaac Strommer 1-3 r bb, Ethan Strommer 1-3 r, Dreyer Homan 2-2 r-2 rbi bb-2, Gavin Husman 3-4 r-2 rbi-3, Joe Heidecker 1-3 rbi bb, Xavier Noble 2-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Canby: Sawyer Drietz (L) 4.2-8-5-5-5-6, Evan Engesmoe 1.1-2-2-2-1-3 … MACCRAY: Joe Heidecker (W) 6-2-0-0-2-7, Jase Dirksen 1-0-0-0-0-1
T-M-B 7, RCW 6
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s Maddox Viessman scored the walk-off run after reaching home on a passed ball to put the Panthers past Renville County West in Camden Conference play at Milroy.


Tyler Froland went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for the Jaguars. He also started the game, striking out three over four innings in a no-decision.

RCW       005   100   0-6   6   7
T-M-B      110   220   1-7   7   6
Hitting - RCW: Isaac Haen 1-4 r, Camden Wohlman 1-3 r-2 bb, Tyler Froland 1-4 r rbi-2, Tyler Amsden 1-3 r rbi bb, Caleb Hoff 1-3 rbi bb, Griffin Howard 1-4 rbi … T-M-B: Brandon Duscher 1-4 r, Trevor Smith 2-3 r rbi-2 bb, Tanner Hauger 1-2 r bb, Maddox Viessman 1-3 r-2 bb, Nicholas Schmitt 1-3 r-2 bb, Justus Long 1-4 rbi 
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - RCW: Froland 4-5-4-2-4-3, Hoff 1.1-1-2-2-2-2, Howard (L) 1.0 1-1-0-0-1 … T-M-B: Ashton Squires 5.1-6-6-5-3-5, Tanner Hauger (W) 1.2-0-0-0-1-3

KMS 10, Dawson-Boyd 0

Alex Call and Jared Cortez combined to throw a no-hitter for Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a six-inning victory against Dawson-Boyd in Sunburg.

Call tossed the first five innings, striking out 15. Cortez struck out one and walked two in one inning of relief.

Both players had strong days at the plate. Cortez was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. Call finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Dawson-Boyd    000   000-0   0   4
KMS                    006   004-10   12   2
Hitting - Dawson-Boyd: No hits … KMS: Wylee Lottman 2-4 r, Jared Cortez 2-2 r-2, Alex Call 2-3 r-2 rbi bb, Evan Zimmer 2-3 r rbi, Jaiden Henjum 2-3 r rbi, T. Wilts 1-1 rbi, L. Jeseritz 1-3 rbi-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Dawson-Boyd: Blake Thompson (L) 3-6-6-2-2-1, Codie Johnson 2-6-4-4-3-1 … KMS: Alex Call (W) 5-0-0-0-0-15, Jared Cortez 1-0-0-0-2-1

Central Lakes

Willmar 6, Fergus Falls 4

Brandt Sunder went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, two RBI and a stolen base and Ian Koosman was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, a walk and three stolen bases to lead Willmar at Fergus Falls.

Sergio Fernandez got the pitching win, going 6-1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked five, allowing six hits and three earned runs.

Willmar              004   110   0-6   8   0
Fergus Falls      001   010   2-4   8   2
Hitting - Willmar: Brandt Sunder 2-4 2b r rbi-2 sb, Ian Koosman 2-3 2b r-2 bb sb-3, Cayden hansen 1-4 3b r rbi, Alex Schramm 1-4 rbi, Mason Madsen 1-4 rbi sb, Carter Schow 1-3 bb sb, Sam Raitz 0-2 r-2 sb … Fergus Falls: Cole Zierden 2-4 2b r sb, Owen Krueger 1-3 r rbi, Carter Thielke 2-3 2b hr r-2 rbi bb, Carston Fronning 1-1 2b bb, Leighton Buckmeier 1-2 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Sergio Fernandez (W) 6.1-6-3-3-5-4, Jason Malmgren 0.2-2-1-1-0-0 … Fergus Falls: Zierden (L) 3-3-4-1-2-3, Krueger 2-3-2-1-2-3, W Gronwold 2-2-0-0-1-2

Central Minnesota

ACGC 7, EV-W 2

Jack Peterson, Jaxon Behm and Connor Barker all slugged home runs for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in its victory over Eden Valley-Watkins at Watkins.

Peterson got the pitching win, going 6-1/3 innings. He struck out 11 and walked three, allowing two hits and two earned runs.

Later Monday, Eden Valley-Watkins lost 3-0 to Albany.

ACGC    000   212   2-7   7   2
EV-W      000   200   0-2   2   1
Hitting - ACGC: Logan Straumann 1-2 r rbi bb, Jack Peterson 1-3 hr r rbi-2 bb, Jaxon Behm 1-4 hr r rbi, Terrell Renne 2-4 r-2, Connor Barker 1-4 hr r rbi-2, Keegan Kessler-Gross 1-2 2b rbi bb, Masson Hiltner 0-2 r bb sb … EV-W: Nolan Geislinger 1-3 2b r rbi sb, Jackson Geislinger 1-3 rbi, Landon Neiman 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - ACGC: Peterson (W) 6.1-2-2-2-3-11, Barker 0.2-0-0-0-0-2 … EV-W: N. Geislinger (L) 5.1-5-5-3-3-4, Neiman 1.2-2-2-2-2-1

Wright County

Litchfield 6, Annandale 5

Ashton Sullivan went the distance for Litchfield as the Dragons knocked off the top team in the Wright County Conference West Division in Annandale.

Sullivan struck out four in the victory. He helped his cause with two RBIs, finishing 1-for-3. Beau Weseloh and Jack McCann each went 2-for-3 for Litchfield.

The Dragons are 4-8 in the conference while the Cardinals drop to 10-2.

Annandale    110   020   1-5   6   3
Litchfield      010   230   x-6   6   3
Hitting - Annandale: n/a … Litchfield: Caden Besemer 1-1 2b r-2 rbi bb, Beau Weseloh 2-3 2b r rbi, Ashton Sullivan 1-3 rbi-2, Jack McCann 2-3 3b r, Bauer Wahl 0-2 r, Hunter Schultz 0-2 r, Connor Taber 0-1 rbi bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Annandale: n/a … Litchfield: Sullivan (W) 7-6-5-2-5-4


NLS 10, Montevideo 2

New London-Spicer went on the road and got a non-conference win over Montevideo.

Gavin Degner was 1-for-1 with three runs, an RBI and four stolen bases for the Wildcats. Bennett Schultz finished 1-for-1 with four RBIs and a run scored. Reid Holmquist got the win after four innings of work.

Brady Snell and Gavin Johnson each had two hits for the Thunder Hawks. Snell added a run and an RBI.

NLS                   104   301   1-10   6   1
Montevideo      002   000   0-2   7   1
Hitting - NLS: Luke Ruter 1-4 r-2 rbi bb sb-3, Gavin Degner 1-1 r-3 rbi bb-3 sb-4, Bennett Schultz 1-1 r rbi-4, Luke Knudsen 1-2 r bb sb-2, Riley Lessman 1-1 rbi bb, Chi Schneider 1-1 2b r … Montevideo: Ethan Moravetz 1-2 2b r, Brady Snell 2-2 r rbi, Grayson Eisenlohr 1-3 2b rbi, Gavin Johnson 2-4 2b, Jackson Baldwin 1-1
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Reid Holmquist (W) 4-5-2-2-3-2, Gabe Rohman 3-2-0-0-1-2 … Montevideo: Isaac Moravetz (L) 2-3-5-4-2-2, Bryson Malstrom 2-1-3-3-4-4, Mason Jerve 2-1-1-1-2-0, E. Moravetz 1-1-1-1-0-0

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YME sophomore Drew Almich connects on a pitch during a Camden Conference game against CMCS on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
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CMCS junior Josh Nelson tosses a pitch during a Camden Conference game against YME on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Prinsburg.
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