Willmar Legion downs DC, falls to Chutes at wood bat tourney

ALBANY--The Willmar Legion baseball team split two games Saturday at the Albany/Avon Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday. Post 167 defeated Dassel-Cokato 13-4 after losing to the St. Cloud Chutes 10-1. Willmar plays Marshall at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sw...

ALBANY-The Willmar Legion baseball team split two games Saturday at the Albany/Avon Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday.

Post 167 defeated Dassel-Cokato 13-4 after losing to the St. Cloud Chutes 10-1.

Willmar plays Marshall at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Swansson Orange, then plays host to the eight-team sub-state tournament beginning July 20 at Swansson and Bill Taunton Stadium.

Against Dassel-Cokato, Willmar's Noah Streed hit a bases-loaded triple and Tyler Johnson had three hits. Grant Bangen also drove in two runs.

Dalton Rambow and Josh Tinklenberg both had two hits and scored twice, and Tinklenberg also drove in a run.


Johnson worked a complete game and struck out nine to get the win.

Against St. Cloud, Tinklenberg, Streed and Bangen managed the only hits off the Chutes Rudy Squerer.

Albany/Avon Tournament

Willmar 13, Dassel-Cokato 4

Willmar 702 130 0-13 12 2

Dassel-Cokato 000 400 0-4 8 1

Hitting-Willmar: Noah Streed 1-5 rbi-3, Tyler Johnson 3-5, Josh Tinklenberg 2-5 rbi, Dalton Rambow 2-2, Brayden Sunder 1-3, Grant Bangen 1-4 rbi-2, Preston de Cathelineau 2-3 ... Dassel-Cokato: Ethan Brandel 3-4 r, Cy Flick 2-4

Pitching-Willmar: Johnson (W) 7-8-4-na-1-9 ... Dassel-Cokato: Ben Lindquist 7-12-13-na-4-4


St. Cloud Chutes 10, Willmar 1

Willmar 001 000 0-1 3 4

SC Chutes 305 020 x-10 8 3

Hitting-Willmar: Josh Tinklenberg 1-2, Noah Streed 1-3, Grant Bangen 1-3 ... St. Cloud Chutes: Rudy Squerer 2-4, Tyler Bautuh 2-4, Cam Dehleo 2-4

Pitching-Willmar: Isaac Kobienia (L) 2-5-4-na-6-3, Dalton Rambow 4-3-6-na-1-3 ... St. Cloud Chutes: Rudy Squerer (W) 7-3-1-na-6-8


CHANHASSEN-Raymond played a strong game but fell to Cold Spring 3-2 in the Chanhassen Tournament on Sunday.

Cold Spring's Zach Hinkemeyer drove in two runs and reliever Drew Van Loy worked six innings to get the win.


Raymond's Mike Jeseritz had two hits, including a home run, and Kyle Knott also had two hits.

Knott took the loss, working a complete game and allowing three earned while striking out three.

Raymond was 2-1 in pool play, tying Moorhead for the lead. But the Rockets got a spot in the championship game by defeating Moorhead on Friday.

In Saturday's second game, Blue Earth's Bobby Olson hit two-run home run in the seventh inning to tie the game and Aaron Wendt drove in the game-winner in the ninth to lead Blue Earth to an 8-7 win over Raymond.

Justin Koenen hit a home run and drove in two runs, and Brett Swanson had a double among his two hits and he drove in run.

In a 6-3 over Shakopee in Saturday's first game, Knott was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Koenen doubled twice in four at bats and drove in a run and Calvin Kosminskas doubled and drove in a run. Cole Christianson picked up the win.

The Rockets are 23-8 overall and play Atwater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Raymond.

Championship game

Cold Spring 3, Raymond 2

Cold Spring 000 300 0-3 9 3

Raymond 001 010 0-2 8 2

Hitting-Cold Spring: Garrett Fuchs 2-4, Zach Hinkemeyer 2-3 rbi-2 ... Raymond: Eric Hulterstrum 1-4, Tyler Steen 1-4, Mike Jeseritz 2-4 hr rbi, Kyle Knott 2-3, Brett Swanson 1-2, Cole Christianson 1-3

Pitching-Cold Spring: Mathew Butala 1-2-0-0-0-0, Drew Van Loy (W) 6-6-2-2-0-4 ... Raymond: Knott (L) 7-9-3-3-2-3

Saturday's Game Two

Blue Earth 8, Raymond 7

Raymond 000 511 000-7 10 3

Blue Earth 300 020 201-8 13 2

Hitting-Raymond: Justin Koenen 2-4 hr rbi-2, Tyler Steen 1-5 rbi, Mike Jeseritz 1-4 2b, Kyle Knott 1-5, Calvin Kosminskas 2-4 2b, Brett Swanson 2-4 2b rbi, Herman Solomon 1-4 rbi ... Blue Earth: Corey Sukarske 2-5, Bobby Olson 2-4 hr-2 rbi-5

Pitching-Raymond: John Sawatzky 5-9-5-5-2-2, Zach Nelson 2-3-2-2-0-2, Kosminskas 1-0-0-0-0-0, Solomon (L) 0.2-1-1-1-0-0 ... Blue Earth: Aaron Wendt (W) 9-10-7-2-2-2

Saturday's Game One

Raymond 6, Shakopee 3

Raymond 230 010 0-6 12 3

Shakopee 001 000 2-3 5 0

Hitting-Raymond: Tyler Steen 1-4 rbi, Justin Koenen 2-4 2b-2 rbi, Mike Jeseritz 1-4 rbi, Kyle Knott 4-4 rbi-2, Jordan Smith 1-3, Calvin Kosminskas 1-4 2b rbi, Brett Swanson 1-3, John Sawatzky 1-2 ... Shakopee: Aaron Olson 3-4 hr rbi-2

Pitching-Raymond: Cole Christianson (W) 6.1-5-3-1-4-2, Zach Nelson 0.2-0-0-0-0-0 ... Shakopee: Andy Gilbert 7-12-6-6-0-1

County Line

Sunday's results

Chad Searcy drove in three runs, Chris Braaten had two RBI and Jonah Johnson worked seven innings to get the win in Norway Lake-Sunburg's victory on Sunday in Sunburg.

Aaron Savelkoul and Brett Savelkoul both hit home runs for Paynesville.

Norway Lake-Sunburg 11, Paynesville 3

Paynesville 003 000 000-3 11 4

NL-Sunburg 120 430 01x-11 12 1

Hitting-Paynesville: Isaac Goetzman 2-4, Aaron Savelkoul 1-5 hr rbi-2, Brett Savelkoul 3-4 hr 2b rbi, Ryan Hess 2-3 ... NL-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 3-6 r-2, Justin Johnson 1-4 rbi, Chad Searcy 1-4 rbi-3, Aaron Zimmer 2-5 rbi, Chris Braaten 2-3 rbi-2, Kyle Baker 2-4, Alex Baker 1-3

Pitching-Payneville: A. Savelkoul (L) 4.2-9-10-6-7-5, Andrew Kerzman 3.1-3-1-0-2-3 ... NL-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson (W) 7-9-3-3-3-6, Braaten 2-2-0-0-0-2

Starbuck 7, New London-Spicer 2

Tyler Toop drove in three runs and Riley Thompson worked a complete game to lead the Bucks over New London-Spicer on Sunday in Spicer.

Jackson Hendrickson was 3-for-5, drove in a run and scored a Lakers run.

NLS' Josh Soine had three hits and drove in a run.

Starbuck 502 000 000-7 11 0

NL-Spicer 010 010 000-2 9 2

Hitting-Starbuck: Justin Amundson 2-4 2b r, Andrew Amundson1-4 r, Austin VerSteeg 2-5 2b rbi r, Mike Andreas 1-3 rbi r, Jackson Hendrickson 3-5 rbi r, Tyler Toop 1-4 2b rbi-3 ... NL-Spicer: Ben Kulset 1-5 r, Andrew Bangen 1-5, Scott Rambow 1-3, Austin Rambow 2-4 rbi, Wyatt White 1-3, Josh Soine 3-4 rbi

Pitching-Starbuck: Riley Thompson (W) 9-9-2-2-3-5 ... NL-Spicer: Nathaniel Swoyer (L) 5-9-7-7-2-5, Jordan Ackerman 4-2-0-0-2-4

Saturday's results

Starbuck 7, Norway Lake-Sunburg 4

Mike Nielsen hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth as Starbuck overcame a three-run deficit and downed Norway Lake-Sunburg on Saturday in Sunburg.

Despite the site, it was Starbuck's home game. The Bucks' home field is undergoing renovations.

Six Starbuck hitters all had two hits and Austin Ostrander delivered two RBIs.

NL-Sunburg's Chad Searcy drove in two runs and Jonah Johnson had two hits, including a double, and he and Chris Braaten both drove in runs.

The Lakers open the County Line League playoffs again against the Bucks at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Regal. Regal and Paynesville open the playoffs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Regal.

NL-Sunburg 110 010 001-4 10 1

Starbuck 101 100 004-7 14 1

Hitting-NL-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 2-5 2b rbi, Aaron Zimmer 1-4, Justin Johnson 1-4 2b, Chad Searcy 2-5 rbi-2, Chris Braaten 1-4 rbi, Alex Baker 1-3, Justin Schmitz 1-3 ... Starbuck: Justin Amundson 2-5, Michael Gruber 2-5 2b rbi, Austin VerSteeg 2-5, Mike Andreas 2-4, Mike Nielsen 1-5 gs rbi-4, Austin Ostrander 2-3 2b rbi-2, Tyler Toop 2-4, Andrew Toop 1-3

Pitching-NL-Sunburg: Justin Johnson (L) 8.1-14-7-6-2-3 ... Starbuck: A. Toop (W) 9-10-4-4-6-2

New London-Spicer 5, Milroy 3

Brady Damhof drove in two runs and Scott Rambow had two hits and scored a run in New London-Spicer's win over Milroy on Saturday.

Ben Kulset went the distance to get the win.

NL-Spicer 001 000 040-5 6 2

Milroy 000 110 010-3 13 1

Hitting-NL-Spicer: Scott Rambow 2-4 2b r, Austin Rambow 1-3 r, Mike Danielson 0-4 rbi r, Brady Damhof 2-4 2b rbi-2, Steve Rambow 1-4 ... Milroy: Riley Carpenter 2-4 rbi, Derek Rasmussen 2-4 rbi

Pitching-NL-Spicer: Ben Kulset (W) 9-13-3-3-0-4 ... Milroy: Josh Hadley 7-5-1-1-0-5, Andy Schmidt (L) 0.1-0-4-4-3-0, Andrew Mathiowetz 1.2-1-0-0-0-1

Corn Belt

Sunday's result

Marshall 9, Bird Island 1

The A's pulled away from the Bullfrogs in the middle innings of a league game on Sunday in Marshall.

Bird Island's Trent Athmann and Logan Swan both had two hits and Dylan Gass drove in the Bullfrogs' lone run in the first inning..

Bird Island 100 000 000-1 6 1

Marshall 100 222 02x-9 13 1

Hitting-Bird Island: Trent Athmann 2-4 r, Lane Stadther 1-4, Dylan Gass 1-4 rbi, Logan Swan 2-4 ... Marshall: Andrew Kinney 2-3 rbi-2 r, Justin Greenwood 2-4 rbi r

Pitching-Bird Island: Logan Sangren (L) 4-5-3-3-4-4, Eric Gass 3-7-4-3-1-1, Swan 1-1-2-2-3-1 ... Marshall: Jake Leighton (W) 7-6-1-1-4-6, Derek Schlangen 2-0-0-0-1-0


The Willmar VFW II team split a pair of games over the weekend at the Starbuck Tournament played in Paynesville.

VFW II lost to Hutchinson 6-0 on Sunday after defeating New London-Spicer 6-5 on Saturday.

On Sunday, Willmars Gunnar Banks, Zach Courtney, Nate Spencer and Jared Elkjer had base hits.

On Saturday, Banks had two hits and drove in a run and Phillip Stadem drove in two. Wade Fischer and Zach Courtney also drove in runs.

Banks worked 6-⅓ innings to get the win.

Sunday's result

Hutchinson 6, Willmar VFW II 0

Hutchinson 001 203 0-6 7 1

Willmar II 000 000 0-0 4 4

Hitting-Hutchinson: Christian Kurth 1-2 hr rbi-2 r-2 ... Willmar II: Gunnar Banks 1-3, Zach Courtney 1-3, Nate Spencer 1-2, Jared Elkjer 1-3

Pitching-Hutchinson: Lare Glaser (W) 7-4-0-0-2-9 ... Willmar II: Elkjar (L) 5-5-3-2-5-1, Phillip Stadem 1-2-3-3-2-0, Derrick Seubert 1-0-0-0-0-0

Saturday's result

Willmar VFW II 6, NLS VFW 5

NLS 010 301 0-5 10 1

Willmar II 300 030 x-6 8 4

Hitting-New London-Spicer VFW: Paxton Nelson 3-4 rbi-2 r, Derek Dolezal 1-4 2b, Jake Schmidt 3-4 2b r-2, Trent Pienkta 2-3 rbi r, Ethan Haugan 1-3 rbi r ... Willmar II: Andy Schultz 1-3 2b r, Wade Fischer 1-2 rbi, Nate Spencer 1-2 r, Gunnar Banks 2-3 2b rbi r-2, Phillip Stadem 1-3 rbi-2, Zach Courtney 2-3 rbi

Pitching-New London-Spicer: Christian Lessman 1-4-3-3-1-1, Nick Perkins 4-3-3-3-0-3, Schmidt 1-1-0-0-2-2 ... Willmar II: Banks (W) 6.1-10-5-4-1-0, A.J. Backes 0.2-0-0-0-0-0

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