TMB 10, Redwood Valley 9
Trailing Redwood Valley 9-7 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers struck for three runs to earn a thrilling 10-9 win Monday in a non-conference game in Tracy.
Austin Gleis had the game-winning hit, knocking home Austin Peterson from second with a single.
Redwood Valley scored seven runs in the first two innings of the game. TMB freshman pitcher Beau Priegnitz came in to pitch the final 3 1/3 innings and held Redwood Valley to one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Gleis finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while teammate Parker Lanoue went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
TMB improves to 2-0 with the win and is scheduled to play Thursday at home against Lakeview.
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TMB101 302 3-10 7 6
TMB-Austin Gleis, Tayler Carlson (2), Beau Priegnitz (4). WP-Priegnitz. LP-Logan Swann. 2B: RV-Tyler Kohout; TMB-Jordan Lanoue.
RTR 9, Edgerton/SWC 6
Shay Wabeke fanned 13 batters in picking up a complete game victory for the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights on Monday. Wabeke also went 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI and a double to help the Knights win their season opener, 9-6, over Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian in Edgerton.
RTR (1-0 overall) got on the board first as Brandon Kerr mashed a two-run home run in the top of the fourth to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. Edgerton/SWC tied the game with two runs in the bottom half of the fourth, but the Knights responded with a six-run fifth inning.
Edgerton/SWC's attempted comeback fell short as they were only able to muster four runs in the bottom of the fifth, while Wabeke silenced their bats over the final two innings.
The Knights are scheduled to return to the diamond on Thursday in Dawson for a Camden Conference game with the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks, weather permitting.
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E/SWC000 240 0-6 7 3
R-Shay Wabeke; E-Dom Nibbelink, Luke Nibbelink (6). WP-Wabeke, LP-D. Nibbelink. HR: R-Brandon Kerr. 2B: R-Wabeke.
SW United 3, Minneota/LHI 2
Despite an 11 strikeout performance from starting pitcher Isaac Josephson, the Minneota/Lincoln HI Vikings fell to Southwest United 3-2 in their season opener in Heron Lake on Monday.
Josephson picked up the loss after allowing three runs on two hits over six innings. The Viking defense committed two errors behind him.
Southwest United led 2-0 entering the fifth inning when a pair of Viking runs tied the game and chased starter Trey Cranston from the mound. Jacob Post entered with two outs left in the inning and shut down the Minneota bats for the remainder of the game.
The Wildcats regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth and held on for the win.
Minneota/Lincoln HI slapped eight hits during the game, including three doubles. Jordan Beck accounted for two of them and was 3-for-4 from the plate in the game. Andrew Fadness was 2-for-2 with a double as well.
The Vikings (0-1 overall) will host defending Camden Conference champion Canby in their next contest on Thursday in Minneota, weather permitting.
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SWU101 010 X-3 2 1
M-Isaac Josephson; S-Trey Cranston, Jacob Post (5). WP-Post. LP-Josephson. 3B: S-Eric Jaff. 2B: M-Jordan Beck 2, Andrew Fadness; S-Stewart Schumaker.
New Ulm Cathedral 9, Wabasso 5
New Ulm Cathedral had five extra-base hits Monday on its way to an 8-5 victory over Wabasso in a Tomahawk Conference softball team played in New Ulm.
Karlee Pfaff went 2-for-4 in the game with a home run for New Ulm Cathedral, which tied for first in the Tomahawk Conference last season. Paige Pautzke added two doubles for the Greyhounds.
Kimberly Frank tossed a complete game for Wabasso in the loss, which was the Rabbits' first game of the year. She allowed 11 hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Wabasso was held to five hits in the game. Frank had a double and no Rabbit player had mutliple hits.
Wabasso is scheduled to play today against Sleep Eye St. Mary's in Wabasso.
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NUC004 202 X-8 11 2
W-Kimberly Frank. NUC-Leah Krzmarzick, Kristin Mohr (6). WP-Krzmarzick. LP-Frank. 2B: W-Frank; NUC-Paige Pautzke (2), Lisa Helget, MacKinnon Ehlenz. HR: NUC-Karlee Pfaff.