Stingers ride big innings to big win

Willmar collects 15 hits in 13-4 victory over Duluth

WILLMAR - A pair of four-run innings helped Willmar to a 13-4 victory over Duluth for the Stingers’ fourth-straight win on Tuesday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Andrew Lucas singled in two runs and Kevin Saenz doubled in two more in the Stingers’ four-run third inning, and Branden Boissiere hits a three-run home run to power Willmar’s four-run fifth inning.

Chase Stanke hit a two-run home run to get Willmar on the board in the first, Brandon Bohning’s sacrifice fly plated a run in the fourth, and the Stingers added two more runs in the eight on RBI doubles from Noah Haupt and Saenz.

Polo Portela was strong again, allowing a run on five hits in 5-2/3 innings to get the win.

The Stingers and Huskies play against at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Taunton Stadium


Willmar 13,

Duluth 4

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Willmar 204 140 02x-13 15 0
Hitting - Duluth: Matt Hogan 3-4 3b rbi, Max Guzman 1-4 hr rbi-3 r … Willmar: Sam Baier 3-6 2b r-2, Branden Boissiere 2-4 hr rbi-3 r-3 bb-2, Chase Stanke 2-5 hr rbi-2 r-2, Brandon Bohning 0-3 rbi, Tyler Bosetti 2-3 r bb-2, Noah Haupt 2-4 2b rbi r-2, Andrew Lucas 1-4 rbi-2 r, Kevin Saenz 3-4 2b-2 rbi-3 r, Kaden Fowler 0-3 r bb-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Duluth: Justin Moore 2.1-5-2-2-1-0, Darren Jansen 2.2-7-7-4-4-0, Owen Meaney 3-3-2-2-3-5 … Willmar: Polo Portela (W) 5.2-5-1-1-2-3, Masen Palmier 2.1-4-3-3-0-1, Andrew Lucas 1-0-0-0-0-2

Legion Baseball

RV 9,

SH/M 1

Carter Guetter had two hits and drove in two runs to support Cade Schiller’s and Carter Johnson’s pitching as Redwood Valley defeated Sacred Heart/MACCRAY on Tuesday.

SH/M’s Rhys Schwitters, Justin Schrupp, Brady Kienitz and Ole Sandry had base hits.

RV 002 023 2-9 11 1
SH/M 000 100 0-1 4 1
Hitting - Redwood Valley: Carter Guetter 2-3 2b rbi r-2, Cole Woodford 1-4 3b rbi r … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Rhys Schwitters 1-4, Jack Howard 0-2 r, Tyler Rice 0-2 rbi, Justin Schrupp 1-1, Brady Kienitz 1-1, Ole Sandry 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Redwood Valley: Cade Schiller (W) 5-3-1-0-2-6, Carter Johnson 2-1-0-0-1-2 … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Schrupp (L) 4.2-8-4-4-2-5, Eli Aker 2.1-3-5-4-1-1

Litchfield 6,

Albany 5

Carter Block doubled and drove in three runs and Joe Pennertz had two hits and scored twice as Litchfield held off Albany in Litchfield on Tuesday.

Jack Ramthun worked the first four innings to get the win and Bret Wendlandt, who also had two hits and scored twice, picked up the save.


Albany 000 301 1-5 7 2
Litchfield 202 110 x-6 10 3
Hitting - Albany: Carter Thelen 2-2, Isaac Nett 1-1 hr rbi-2 r … Litchfield: Cade Marquardt 1-4 2b r, Max Tibbits 1-4 rbi, Joe Pennertz 2-3 2b r-2, Bret Wendlandt 2-2 r-2, Carter Block 1-1 2b rbi-3, Ben Alsleben 1-3 rbi, Bennett Lecher 1-3 3b r, Tyler Peterson 0-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Albany: Aaron Christen (L) 4-8-5-5-1-2, Tanner Arceneau 2-2-1-1-0-0 … Litchfield: Jack Ramthun (W) 4-3-3-2-2-1, Wendlandt (Sv) 3-4-2-2-1-1

Monday’s Results

Kerkhoven 7,

Benson 2

Kerkhoven scored five runs in the top of the ninth to break open a 2-2 game on Monday at Benson.

Kerkhoven’s Weston Gjerde had two hits and scored twice and he worked five-plus innings in relief to get the win.

Benson starter Will Enderson pitched seven innings and struck out 12, and Patrick Minchow was 3-for-4 with a double. Matt Lenarz had three hits and drove in both Benson runs in the first inning.

Kerkhoven 100 000 105-7 8 1
Benson 200 000 000-2 10 0
Hitting - Kerkhoven: Weston Gjerde 2-3 2b r-2, Alex Call 1-3 rbi r, Regan Carlson 1-3 r, Isaac Call 1-5 2b rbi r, Christian Diederich 1-5 rbi, Levi Sweere 0-2 r, Cade Melin 2-5 rbi, Hunter Wilts 0-2 r … Benson: Patrick Minchow 3-4 r, Matt Goossen 1-4 r, Matt Ebnet 1-3, Matt Lenarz 3-5 2b rbi-2, Sam Lenarz 1-5, Alex Wrobleski 1-5
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Kerkhoven: Sweere 3.2-6-2-2-3-5, Gjerde (W) 5.1-4-0-0-4-6 … Benson: Will Enderson 7-5-2-2-5-12, Lenarz (L) 1.1-1-3-3-1-2, Goossen 0.2-2-2-2-1-1

NLS 5,

Litchfield 4

Blake Vogle and Ethan Hauge singled in runs in the sixth inning and New London-Spicer survived a busy top of the seventh to down Litchfield on Monday night.


Litchfield scored a run in the seventh to cut the NLS lead to one run, but a ground out with runners on second and third ended the game.

Hauge got the win in relief and Derek Dolezal doubled in three runs in the third inning. Hauge had three hits.

Litchfield’s Cade Marquardt had two hits, including a triple, and scored two runs.

Litchfield 100 011 1-4 5 1
NL-Spicer 003 002 x-5 6 2
Hitting - Litchfield: Owen Boerema 1-4 r, Cade Marquardt 2-3 3b r-2, Max Tibbits 1-2, Jack Ramthun 1-2 rbi … New London-Spicer: Ethan Haugen 3-4 rbi r, Paxton Nelson 0-3 r, Diego Rojas 0-2 r, Derek Dolezal 1-2 2b rbi-3, Mitch Kruger 1-3 2b r, Blake Vogle 1-3 rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Boerema (L) 6-6-5-2-4-10 … New London-Spicer: Kruger 3.1-3-1-1-3-4, Hauge (W) 3.2-2-2-2-3-2

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