Willmar Post 167 blanks Sauk Centre
WILLMAR - Jayden Dierenfeld and Caleb Owens combined to shutout Sauk Centre in a 3-0 Willmar Legion Post 167 win Monday night at Bill Taunton Stadium.
Dierenfeld struck out seven while scattering six hits across four scoreless innings of work to earn the win before he gave way to Caleb Owens. Owens struck out three batters in three hitless innings for the save.
Jon Broman got the hitting going with a leadoff triple in the second inning and came around to score on a Jack Baumgart double on the ensuing pitch to take an early 1-0 lead. Gunnar Banks followed up with a single to score Baumgart and double the lead.
Alex Backes drove in Andy Schultz in the sixth inning for the game's only other run.
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Hitting - Sauk Centre: Trenton Wall 2-3 ... Willmar: Andy Schultz 1-3 r, Jon Broman 1-2 3b r, Jack Baumgart 1-3 2b rbi r, Gunnar Banks 1-2 rbi, Drey Dirksen 1-1, Alex Backes 0-2 rbi, Nate Spencer 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sauk Centre: Preston Sorenson (L) 6-6-3-3-1-2 ... Willmar: Jayden Dierenfeld (W) 4-6-0-0-1-7, Caleb Owens (Sv) 3-0-0-0-2-3
Brandon Rasmusson threw a no-hitter and his teammates helped him at the plate, topping Benson 10-0 Monday.
Kerkhoven scored in every inning and featured a particularly strong performance from Kyle Meyer, who went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored as the team's No. 9 hitter.
Rasmusson threw an efficient no-hitter, allowing just one walk with five strikeouts in his 70-pitch performance.
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Hitting - Benson: Matt Tollifson 0-2 bb ... Kerkhoven: Weston Gjerde 2-4 rbi sb-2 r-2, Caleb Collins 1-2 r-2, Regan Carlson 0-3 r, Ethan Hauge 1-2 rbi r, David Finberg 1-1 r, Noah Thorson 0-2 r, Kyle Meyer 2-2 2b rbi-2 r-2 sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Danny Lenarz (L) 5.2-7-10-6-10-10 ... Kerkhoven: Brandon Rasmusson (W) 6-0-0-0-1-5
New London-Spicer 0
Litchfield's Owen Boerema threw a six-hit shutout against New London-Spicer, striking out nine for the win.
Tyler Sangren doubled and scored twice for Litchfield and Ezra Kaping drove in a pair with one hit in the ballgame. Andrew Loch led Litchfield with two hits, an rbi and a run scored.
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Hitting - New London-Spicer: Nick Perkins 1-4, Matt Spaulding 1-3, Derek Dolezal 1-3, Jake Schmidt 1-3, Trent Pientra 2-3 ... Litchfield: Tyler Sangren 1-3 2b r-2, Andrew Loch 2-3 rbi r, Max Tibbits 1-3 r, Dylan Schutz 0-1 rbi, Ezra Kaping 1-3 rbi-2, Alex Gruenke 1-1
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Spaulding (L) 5-5-4-4-4-4, Pientra 1-1-0-0-0-1 ... Litchfield: Owen Boerema (W) 7-6-0-0-0-9
Eden Valley-Watkins 7
Jaren Kaddatz unleashed an offensive onslaught, with four hits, including a double and two triples, as Tri-Town defeated Eden Valley-Watkins.
Kaddatz drove in three runs and scored four times to lead the Blacksox offensively and he paved the way on the mound for Josh Kinzler who threw four powerful innings in relief for the win. He struck out seven and kept Eden Valley-Watkins off the board.
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Hitting - Eden Valley-Watkins: Damion last name not available 3-5 rbi r ... Tri-Town: David Kingery 2-4 sb r-2, Jaren Kaddatz 4-4 2b 3b-2rbi-3 r-4, Kobe Holtz 1-3 2b rbi r, Josh Kingery 2-4 sb rbi-2 r, Josh Kinzler 1-2 sb r-2, Noah Cunningham 3-4 2b sb rbi-3 r, Eli Albrecht 2-4 rbi-2, Jordan Schumacher 1-3 r sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Eden Valley-Watkins: Conner last name not available (L) 4.1-16-12-11-1-1, Carson last name not available 1.2-0-0-0-2-2 ... Tri-Town: Jaren Kaddatz 3-5-7-7-7-2, Josh Kinzler (W) 4-5-0-0-1-7
Madison scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh against Minneota on Monday in Madison.
Peyton Mortenson had two hits and drove in two runs and Korbin Kells also had two hits and drove in a run.
Madison's Wyatt Halvorson worked all seven innings, allowing just an earned run on six hits.
Madison plays its final two regular-season games at Benson at 7 p.m. Wednesday and at Granite Falls at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Hitting - Minneota: Ted Pesch 2-3, Landon Rolbiecki 1-3 2b rbi-2 ... Madison: Peyton Mortenson 2-3 2b rbi-2, Korbin Kells 2-4 rbi, Braiden Kittelson 1-4, Brett Baldwin 1-3, Isaac Gerdes 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minneota: Sam Buysse (L) 5-6-3-3-3-3, Brant Buysse 2-1-0-0-0-0 ... Madison: Wyatt Halvorson (W) 7-6-2-1-1-2
Nine different members of the BOLD Mudhens logged hits in a big win against Sacred Heart/MACCRAY Monday night.
Luke Ryan, James Woelfel, Jack Peppel, Riley Weis and Reed Stadther each finished with a pair of hits.
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Hitting - BOLD: Luke Ryan 2-3 sb rbi-2 r-3, Jordan Sagedahl 0-0 r-2, Tim Peppel 1-2 r, James Woelfel 2-3 2b rbi-2, Jack Peppel 2-4 rbi-3 r, Hayden Tersteeg 1-2 2b rbi-2 r, Riley Weis 2-4 rbi r, Kyle Kostohryz 0-1 r, Andrew Sheehan 1-3 rbi r, Jake Evenson 1-1, Reed Stadther 2-4 3b rbi-2 r-2 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Gabe Henker 1-1 r, Spencer Wohlman 0-1 r, Eli Aker 1-2, Sam Hilibrands 0-2 r, Jacob Grund 1-2 sb rbi, Andrew Miller 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Sagedahl 2-1-0-0-1-4, Matt Moorse (W) 2-3-3-2-2-4, Jack Peppel 1-0-0-0-2-1 ... Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Riley Cronen (L) 3-4-5-5-6-2, Corbin Wohlman 0.2-7-7-1-1-0, Spencer Wohlman 1.1-3-1-1-0-2
Jonathan McKinney and Nick Mears combined on a pitching gem as the Willmar Stingers won their third-straight game and swept Bismarck in a two-game series on Monday.
McKinney allowed a run on three hits over seven innings and he struck out 12 Larks. Mears got the save, allowing three hits and striking out two in two innings.
Matt Rudick tripled in Cal Elvers with the game's first run and Rudick scored the Stingers' other run when Eli Wilson drew a bases-loaded walk.
The Stingers return home for four games, beginning with Rochester at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. The Stingers play host to two games against the Honkers, then have Waterloo in town on Thursday and Friday. All four games start at 7:05 p.m.
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Hitting - Willmar: Matt Rudick 2-4 3b rbi r, Tyler Reichenborn 2-4, Eli Wilson 0-3 rbi, John Trousdale 0-1 bb-4, Jayson Newman 1-4, Caleb Ricca 1-4 2b, Cal Elvers 0-3 r ... Bismarck: Tristen Carranza 2-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Jonathan McKinney (W) 7-3-1-1-2-12, Nick Mears (Sv) 2-3-0-0-0-2 ... Bismarck: Hendry Rodriguez (L) 6.2-4-2-2-7-6, Colan Borchers 2.1-2-0-0-2-0