Wabasso claims Tomahawk sweep against Mustangs
A pair of one-run wins earned a Tomahawk Conference baseball sweep for the Wabasso Rabbits over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday in Hector. Seth Guetter struck out eight to help Wabasso to a 2-1 win in the opener, while Blake Altermatt's three-run home run proved critical to an 11-10 Rabbit win in Game 2.
Guetter went the distance, allowing eight hits and walking none to pick up the win in Game 1. Neil Eichten and Altermatt were each 2-for-4 from the plate in the game.
Wabasso (6-3 overall, 4-2 Tomahawk) belted 16 hits in the nightcap, including 15 off Mustang starter Dylan Kalenberg. It took a run in the bottom of the seventh, however, to complete the sweep for the Rabbits.
Dirk Pistulka went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. He also gave up four runs over four innings pitched. Altermatt was 3-for-4 with the three-run home run in the bottom of the second, and got the start for Wabasso. He lasted just 2/3 of an inning. Guetter drove in a run and was 3-for-4 with two doubles, while Scott Jenniges picked up the win on the hill for the Rabbits, allowing two runs in 2 1/3 innings of duty.
Tyler Pagenkopf took the loss for the Mustangs, allowing one run and recording just one out.
Wabasso is out of the conference on Saturday for a road game at Mountain Lake Area, starting at noon.
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RRC/WWG 11, MLA 4
Colby Davis earned a complete-game victory to help lead the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Falcons to an 11-4 win over Mountain Lake Area Thursday in Red Rock Conference baseball action in Mountain Lake.
Davis worked all seven innings, striking out six batters and holding MLA to just five hits and four runs (two earned).
RRC/WWG did all of its scoring in the final three innings, putting up three runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and four more in the seventh. Dillion Benson led the Falcons offensively, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
The Falcons improve to 4-5 overall and 4-3 in the Red Rock Conference after the win and will continue conference play Saturday with a 4:30 p.m. game against Murray County Central in Slayton.
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CMCS 3, Lakeview 1
Offense was hard to come by Thursday in Prinsburg as the Central Minnesota Christian baseball team combined for just eight hits with visiting Lakeview in a Camden Conference contest. Two runs in second inning by CMCS proved to be enough to lift the Bluejays to victory, as TJ Stoel tossed a strong game to lead his team to a 3-1 victory.
Stoel pitched all seven innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run. He struck out five batters and walked five more.
Seth Boerboom went 1-for-2, knocking in the lone run of the game for Lakeview in the third inning.
Bayley Enstad got the start and tossed five innings for Lakeview. He struck out one batter, walked two and allowed three runs on four hits.
Lakeview (0-4 overall) has a couple of chances to pick up its first win of the season today in Raymond. The Lakers open the day with a game against MACCRAY, then face Dawson-Boyd later that night.
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Frank shuts down Mustangs
Kimberly Frank pitched a pair of complete-game shutouts as the Wabasso Rabbits earned a sweep of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader in Wabasso.
The Rabbits won the opener 10-0 and took Game 2 11-0. Both games were five innings.
Frank gave up just two hits on the day, one in each game. She finished with 14 total strikeouts and just two walks.
Frank was also the top hitter Thursday. She went 2-for-3 in the first game and was the only Rabbit to post a multi-hit game. Frank was 2-for-4 in the second game, during which Shawna Rogotzke and Becky Franta each added a pair of hits.
Wabasso is now 6-1 overall and will look for its seventh win of the season Monday at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop.
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Dawson-Boyd moves over .500
A pair of wins against Lakeview Thursday in Dawson put the Dawson-Boyd softball team over .500 on the season. The Blackjacks got strong performances in the circle from Sadie Zaiser and Sydney Giese, winning Game 1 4-1 before taking the second game 6-1.
Zaiser struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits and one walk in the opener. An Andrea Lee three-run double in the third accounted for enough offense to lift the Blackjacks to victory. Justine Flattum was the only player with multiple hits in the game. She went 2-for-2.
Giese also put forth a solid pitching performance in Game 2. She allowed just three hits with no walks and one strikeout.
Lee again had a double for Dawson-Boyd as did Alyssa Strand.
Sadie Stelter tossed complete games for Lakeview in both losses. She had seven strikeouts and three walks on the day, and allowed a combined 12 hits.
At 6-5 overall and 5-5 in Camden Conference play, Dawson-Boyd returns to action today with a doubleheader on the road against Renville County West.
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Panthers pound RTR
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton pitchers struggled with their control in Thursday's Camden Conference doubleheader and the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers made the Knights pay in a big way. RTR walked a total of 25 batters on the day as TMB earned a 17-1 win in Game 1 and shut out the Knights 9-0 in Game 2 for the sweep on its home field.
Madeline Caron had a big bases-loaded triple for the Panthers (8-1) in the opener. Courtney Paczkowski also helped the TMB offense by going 2-for-4 with a double.
Jenny Welu earned the win in the circle in both games, pitching a combined seven innings and striking out 10 batters. RTR was held to just five hits.
The Panthers have another Camden Conference doubleheader at home today against Lac qui Parle Valley.
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ACGC 6, YME 0
Sydney Larson struck out 10 batters and allowed just four hits in a complete-game shutout as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City earned a 6-0 win over Yellow Medicine East Thursday in a West Central Conference softball game in Granite Falls.
Allie Trudel also tossed a complete game for the Sting. She recorded nine strikeouts and surrendered 13 hits and one walk. YME had four errors in the game.
Trudel also had half of the Sting's hits, going 2-for-3 at the plate.
YME (2-7 overall) will try again for a win today in a conference doubleheader at BOLD.
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Madson leads WWG to win
Dana Madson shot a 3-over-par round of 39 Thursday to take medalist honors and lead his Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys' golf team to a dual win over Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton in Westbrook.
The Chargers finished with a team score of 166 to win by 43 strokes.
WWG is now 10-4 on the season and will continue action Tuesday at the Red Rock Conference Tournament in Worthington.
Team Scores: WWG 166, SWC 209
WWG Individual Results: Dana Madson 39, Taylor Lindaman 42, Walker Christians 42, Reed Bakken 43.
Wabasso girls edge MVL
The Wabasso girls' golf team placed first and the Rabbit boys got second at a home meet in Sanborn Thursday against Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.
Briana Jenniges' round of 49 led the Rabbit girls, who shot a team score of 217. MVL came in second with a 226.
The medalist in the girls' competition was Cedar Mountain/Comfrey's Courtney Nelson, who fired a 48.
CM/C earned a win in the boys' competition with a score of 195. Wabasso was in second at 217, and MVL was in a distant third (241).
Tristan Pietig of CM/C was the medalist with a 42. Wabasso's top shooter on the day was Chase Haase, who carded a 48.
Girls' Team Scores: 1. Wabasso 217, 2. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 226. Incomplete: Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.
Wabasso Individual Results: Briana Jenniges 49, Jenna Henriksen 55, Brooke Maasch 56, Kendra Haase 57.
Boys' Team Scores: 1. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 195, 2. Wabasso 218, 3. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 241.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Chase Haase 48, Kyle Campbell 51, Garrett Sagedahl 59, Connor Huhnerkoch 60.
Been Loosbrock leads MCC?boys to another victory
Ben Loosbrock's 3-over-par 39 paved the way for a Murray County Central boys' golf victory at a Red Rock Conference triangular in Adrian on Thursday. The Rebels carded a 166 as a team, besting Adrian (180) and Hills-Beaver Creek (190).
Loosbrock was joined by Devin Erickson, who fired a 41, as well as Grant Everson (44) and Adam Christensen (42).
On the girls' side just two teams took part in the Adrian Invite, where the Dragons were 10 shots better than MCC.
Hannah Davis shot a 50 to lead the Rebels to a team total of 214. Liz Prahm (55), Kirbie Tedrick (54) and Macy Halbur (55) also qualified scores for MCC.
Adrian's Marissa Veld carded a a 47 in the nine-hole event to take medalist honors for the girls' and lead Adrian to a total of 204 strokes. Ryan Elias, also of Adrian, was the medalist in the boys' meet with a nine-hole total of 38.
Girls' team scores: Adrian 204, MCC 214
MCC individual results: Liz Prahm 55, Hannah Davis 50, Kirbie Tedrick 54, Macy Halbur 55.
Boys' team scores: MCC 166, Adrian 180, Hills-Beaver Creek 190
MCC individual results: Ben Loosbrock 39, Devin Erickson 41, Grant Everson 44, Adam Christensen 42.
Area boys' tennis
Benson 5, YME 2
Swept in the doubles matches, the Yellow Medicine East boys' tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to Benson Thursday afternoon in Benson.
The Sting split the singles matches with the Braves. David Nowacki gave YME a win at No. 1 singles, defeating Aaron Szczur 6-4, 6-0. Shane Nokleby added a victory for the Sting at No. 4 singles with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 win over Kyle Ruppert.
The Braves won all of the doubles matches in straight sets.
At 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the West Central Conference, YME continues conference play today at Minnewaska Area.
Benson 5, YME 2
1. David Nowacki (YME) def. Aaron Szczur 6-4, 6-0
2. Chad Clark (BEN) def. Brandon Repsher 6-3, 6-2
3. Tyler Bergman (BEN) def. Grant Elliott 6-4, 6-3
4. Shane Nokleby (YME) def. Kyle Ruppert 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
1. Corey Goff/Brandon Gosson (BEN) def. Cody Speh/Matthew Virnig 6-0, 6-4
2. Nathan Habben/Josh Clark (BEN) def. Chris Zabel/Ammon Bennett 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Matt Goff/Dillon McNeil (BEN) def. Jacob Duffy/Noah Lusti 6-2, 6-1