Willmar baseball ousted from 2AAA tourney

PRIOR LAKE -- The Willmar Cardinals season ended Friday night in the first-round of Section 2AAA. Both games were tight all the way, a 6-4 eighth-inning loss to Buffalo and a 2-1 loss to No. 1 seeded Prior Lake. The Cardinals finished 10-11. Buff...

PRIOR LAKE -- The Willmar Cardinals season ended Friday night in the first-round of Section 2AAA.

Both games were tight all the way, a 6-4 eighth-inning loss to Buffalo and a 2-1 loss to No. 1 seeded Prior Lake.

The Cardinals finished 10-11.

Buffalo 6, Willmar 4

The Bison, seeded No. 9 , put up two runs in the top of the eighth to snap a 4-4 tie. Buffalo relief pitcher Brooks Bieltte, who had caught the first seven innings, pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh.


Willmar starter Nathaniel Swoyer pitched into the seventh inning before giving way to Andrew Bangen. Swoyer gave up nine hits and all six runs. Only three were earned as the Cardinals were charged with six errors.

Willmar, the No. 8 seed, was outhit 10 to 7.

The Cardinals' Jordan Smith singled, doubled and tripled and drove in two runs.

Buffalo 101 101 02 -- 6 10 3

Willmar 201 010 00 -- 4 7 6

HITTING - Buffalo: Buzz Tryggseth 1-for-3, 2 runs; Brooks Bielke 1-for-4; Aaron Duske 2-for-4, 3b, 2 runs, rbi; Brady Matzke 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Matt Holthaus 2-for-3 ... Willmar: Logan Birkland 1-for-4; Matthew Odom 1-for-4, 2 runs; Jordan Smith 3-for-4, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Alec Saunders 1-for-3; John Sawatzky 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo: John Eckstein (W) 7-6-4-2-3-3; Brooks Bielte (S) 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Willmar: Nathaniel Swoyer (L) 7Zc-9-6-3-3-6; Andrew Bangen Xc-1-0-0-0-0

Prior Lake 2, Willmar 1


Senior right-hander Jordan Smith took the mound and kept the favored Lakers in check. Smith pitched a six-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts.

But T.J. Larson was just as tough. He tamed the Cardinals on three hits while fanning 13 and walking five.

Leadoff Logan Birkland scored Willmar's run in the first inning. The lead stood through four innings before Prior Lake (19-2) scored twice in the bottom of the fifth.

Willmar 100 000 0 -- 1 3 1

Prior Lake 000 020 x -- 2 6 *

HITTING - Willmar: Logan Birkland 1-for-2; Matthew Odom 1-for-4; Jordan Smith 1-for-1, 2 bb's ... Prior Lake: Jared Wasik 1-for-2; Jeff Butler 2-for-3, rbi; Luke Thompsen 1-for-2; Don Schroeder 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Jordan Smith (L) 6-6-2-2-2-7 ... Prior Lake: TJ Larson 7-3-1-1-5-13

Section 3AA First round Montevideo 6, YME 4


A five-run second inning by the Thunder Hawks made it too difficult for Yellow Medicine East to mount a comeback.

Mitch Christiansen pitched 6Zc innings and surrendered two earned runs for the win. He allowed three hits and struck out six.

Christian Brabender and Colton Vien hit doubles for Montevideo. They also drove in a run each.

Dylan Linndstrom took the loss for the Sting by pitching three innings and allowing five runs on five hits.

Devon Dyrdahl, Mason Hegna and Austin Cole accumulated YME's three hits.

Montevideo 050 000 1 -- 6 8 2

YME 000 040 0 -- 4 3 6

HITTING - Montevideo: Jerad Schmitt 1-for-4; Joe Bednar 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Ryan Tostenson 1-for-4; Troy Hendrickson 1-for-3; Brett Bergeson 1-for-4; Christian Brabender 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Colton Vien 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Yellow Medicine East: Mason Hegna 1-for-3; Devon Dyrdahl 1-for-3, rbi; Austin Cole 1-for-2, rbi


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Mitch Christiansen (W) 6Zc-3-4-2-3-6; Colton Vien Xc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Yellow Medicine East: Dylan Lindstrom (L) 3-5-5-2-1-3; Derek Lalim 4-3-1-0-0-2

Lac qui Parle Valley 10, Redwood Valley 6

Lac qui Parle Valley strung together eight hits in the bottom of the sixth inning for an eight-run rally toward a 10-6 win over Redwood Valley.

Ryan Streich, Baxter DuFrane, Jordan Schwarz, Cory Wildung and Eric Paulson each rapped two hits for the Eagles.

Schwarz, Paulson and Scott Bormann also hit a double apiece for LQPV.

Streich earned the win by pitching two innings of hitless relief.

Redwood Valley's Aaron Pohlen took the loss by surrendering five runs in one inning of relief.

Eric Weineke drove in two runs for the Cardinals.


Redwood Valley 110 040 0 -- 6 5 0

LQPV 000 028 x -- 10 15 3

HITTING - Redwood Valley: Elliott Serbus 1-for-4, rbi; Trevor Sandgren 1-for-3, 2b; Dre Arredondo 1-for-3, rbi; Eric Weineke 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Erich Panitzke 1-for-4, 2b, rbi ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Ryan Streich 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Baxter DuFrane 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Jordan Schwarz 2-for-4, 2b; Cory Wildung 2-for-2; Eric Paulson 2-for-2, 2b, rbi; Scott Bromann 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Redwood Valley: Erich Panitzke 5-9-5-5-2-6; Aaron Pohlen (L) 1-6-5-5-1-1 ... Lac qui Parle Valley: Aaron Olson 5-5-6-5-6-4; Ryan Streich (W) 2-0-0-0-2-1

Second round Montevideo 4, BOLD 3

Montevideo used a three-run fifth inning to catapult over BOLD in a 4-3 win.

Ryan Tostenson ripped a double for two runs. Joe Bednar had two hits and an RBI.

Freshman Colton Vien earned the win with three hits and no runs allowed over 4Zc innings.


Shawn Dollerschell took the loss for BOLD despite pitching a complete game. He scattered seven hits and allowed only one earned run.

Tyler Hebrink hit a double for one of two hits. He also drove in a run.

Montevideo 001 030 0 -- 4 7 2

BOLD 003 000 0 -- 3 6 3

HITTING - Montevideo: Joe Bednar 2-for-4, rbi; Ryan Tostenson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Mitch Christiansen 1-for-2; Troy Hendrickson 1-for-2 ... BOLD: Tyler Hebrink 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Sam Steffel 1-for-2; Alex Gay 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Tate Neubauer 1-for-3; Taylor Wertish 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Josh Fenske 2Xc-3-3-3-5-2; Colton Vien (W) 4Zc-3-0-0-0-2 ... BOLD: Shawn Dollerschell (L) 7-7-4-1-2-4

Marshall 7, LQPV 3

Marshall's Clay Ellis was a one man wrecking crew against Lac qui Parle Valley as he drove in four runs at the plate and earned the win from the mound.

Ellis had two hits, one a double, to drive in four RBI. From the hill, he threw six innings for three earned runs and four hits.

Eric Paulson of the Eagles was saddled with the loss after six innings pitched and four earned runs.

Jordan Schwarz drove in three runs for LQPV. Tron Tosel stroked two hits, including a double.

LQPV 000 201 0 -- 3 5 1

Marshall 020 032 x -- 7 7 0

HITTING - Lac qui Parle Valley: Scott Bormann 1-for-3; Tron Tosel 2-for-3, 2b; Jordan Schwarz 1-for-3, 3 rbi; Colton Kenstrup 1-for-3, 2b ... Marshall: Sean Netzke 1-for-3, rbi; Taylor Hedman 2-for-4; Jaime Obler 2-for-3; Clay Ellis 2-for-3, 2b, 4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lac qui Parle Valley: Eric Paulson (L) 6-7-7-4-4-3 ... Marshall: Clay Ellis (W) 6-4-3-3-3-5; Nathan Schaeffer 1-1-0-0-0-2

Loser's bracket Redwood Valley 9, Red Rock Cent./WWG 2

No report available at press time.

Section 3A First round


Jordan Smith slugged a two-run homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the third inning for a 2-1 MACCRAY lead.

A five-run fifth padded the lead for starting pitcher Ethan Pauling, who allowed five hits and one run over six innings. He fanned five and didn't walk anyone.

RTR 010 000 0 -- 1 5 3

MACCRAY 002 052 x -- 9 12 0

HITTING - Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Tyler Syson 1-for-3, Tylin Gylling 1-for-3, Eric Wiering 1-for-3, Phillip Madsen 1-for-3, Shay Wabelse 1-for-3 ... MACCRAY: Branden Madsen 2-for-3, 3 runs; Tyler Dammann 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Tyler Wrede 2-for-3, 2 sb's, rbi; Jordan Ruter 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Shaun Condon 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Caleb Hanson 1-for-4, rbi; Dylan Aeikens 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Phil Madsen (L) 5-10-7-7-2-2, Tylin Gylling 1-2-2-2-0-0... MACCRAY: Ethan Pauling (W) 6-5-1-1-0-5, Jordan Smith 1-0-0-0-0-2

RCW 5, Minneota 1

Dakota Freiborg belted a two-run homer to right-center field in the bottomg of the fifth inning to help lift the Jaguars.

Adam Loe hurled six innings for the win, allowing just one hit and one run, while walking four and striking out nine. Freiborg pitched a scoreless seventh.

Brian Harper had two hits for RCW.

Minneota 000 010 0 -- 1 1 1

RCW 101 120 x -- 5 5 2

HITTING - Minneota: Justin Fox 1-for-2 ... Renville County West: Trent Novotny 1-for-2; Dakota Freiborg 1-for-2, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Brian Harper 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Mitch Agre 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Cody Jerzak (L) 6-5-5-5-1-2 ... Renville County West: Adam Loe (W) 6-1-1-1-4-9, Dakota Freibog 1-0-0-0-1-2

Canby 14, KMS 5

Chris Nemitz launched a three-run homer for Canby in the first inning and drove in four runs in all with a 2-for-2 performance.

Kyle Mamer was 3-for-4 for the Lancers.

Aaron Dorasks was 3-for-3 with two RBI for KMS. Aaron Zimmer had two hits and two RBI.

Canby 304 133 0 --14 8 0

KMS 001 202 0 -- 5 8 2

HITTING - Canby: Kyle Mamer 3-for-4; Anders Hemmingsgard 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Chris Nemitz 2-for-2, 3-run HR, 4 rbi ... KMS: Aaron Zimmer 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Jonah Johnson 1-for-4; Taylor Freetly 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Helms 1-for-3; Aaron Doraska 3-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Canby: Chris Nemitz (W) 6-8-5-5-4-5, Trevor Citrowski 1-0-0-0-0-2 ... KMS: Marc Beckman (L) 4-5-8-8-2-3, Taylor Freetly 1-2-3-3-1-2, John Glimsdal 2-1-2-0-1-1

Second round

MACCRAY 7, Lakeview 0

Wolverines' pitcher Kelly Siverhus went the first six innings, allowing five hits and fanning five. Jordan Smith pitched a hitless seventh for the second straight game.

It was the third straight game in which MACCRAY pitchers didn't walk a batter and the 30th straight inning overall.

Lakeview 000 000 0 -- 0 5 3

MACCRAY 100 222 x -- 7 10 0

HITTING - Lakeview: Tyler Peterson 1-for-3, ryan Kurtenbach 1-for-3, Dylan Fenger 1-for-2, 2b; Nathan Mauland 1-for-2, Jeremy Labat 1-for-1 ... MACCRAY: Brandon Madsen 1-for-4, Tyler Dammann 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi, 2 sb's; Jordan Smith 1-for-2, rbi; Tyler Wrebe 1-for-2, Shaun Condon 1-for-3, Caleb Hanson 1-for-2, 2 runs, rbi. 3b; Dylan Aeikens 2-for-3, rbi, 2b; Ethan Pauling 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lakeview: Adam Brewers (L) 6-10-7-6-3-6 ... MACCRAY: Kelly Siverhus (W) 6-5-0-0-0-5, Jordan Smith 1-0-0-0-0-1

RCW 8, Canby 3

Nate Wensauer's run-scoring single in the top of the fourth inning gave RCW the lead for good.

Dakota Freiborg went the distance on a two-hitter for the win. He walked six and struck out 12. Only one run scored off him was earned.

Harper and Steve Gens had two hits apiece for the Jaguars.

Canby 001 200 0 -- 3 2 7

RCW 102 320 x -- 8 6 3

HITTING - Canby: Kyle Mamer 1-for-3; Andy Winter 1-for-3 ... Renville County West: Dakota Frebiog 1-for-3, 2b; Brian Harper 2-for-4, bi rbi; Steve Gens 2-for-3; Nate Wensauer 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Canby: Brandon Kamrath (L) 4-3-6-1-6-2, Trevor Citrowski 2-3-2-0-0-2 ... Renville County West: Dakota Freiborg (W) 7-2-3-1-6-12

Loser's bracket KMS 14, Minneota 4

Aaron Doraska and Aaron Zimmer each had a two-run single during KMS' seven-run first inning.

Zimmer was 4-for-4 with three RBI for the Fighting Saints. Taylor Freetly was 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Zimmer worked four innings for the win in th efive-inning game. He gave up five hits with three walks and trhee strikeouts. Jonah Johnson pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Minneota 210 10 -- 4 6 1

KMS 700 16 --14 12 2

HITTING - Minneota: Tavin Sonnenberg 2-for-3; Shane Hennen 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... KMS: Aaron Zimmer 4-for-4, 3 rbi; Jonah Johnson 1-for-4, rbi; Taylor Freetly 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Marc Beckman 1-for-2; Bryan Schlagel 1-for-2; Jordan Helms 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Lee Kiel 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minneota: Aex Christianson (L) Zc-2-4-3-2-0, Jesus Maceus 4Zc-10-10-8-1-1 ... KMS: Aaron Zimmer (W) 4-5-4-2-3-3, Jonah Johnson 1-1-0-0-1-1

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