High school roundup
YME 6, Sauk Centre 5
Senior Allie Trudel pitched a strong game from the circle to help Yellow Medicine East outlast Sauk Centre 6-5 in 10 innings in a West Central Conference softball game played Tuesday in Granite Falls.
Trudel threw 161 pitches in the game, 100 of which were for strikes. She finished with nine strikeouts and allowed seven hits and four walks. She kept Sauk Centre off the board for the final four innings.
YME won the game on a throwing error by Sauk Centre with the bases loaded.
Trudel also led the Sting at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double. Allie Zieske, Cassie Struffert and Marissa Sneller each added two hits for the Sting.
Now 4-9 overall, YME will return to the field Friday for a home doubleheader against Montevideo.
Sauk Centre202 001 000 0-5 7 7
YME110 012 000 1-6 13 5
SC-Colleen LuGrain, Katelyn Durbin (5). YME-Allie Trudel. WP-Trudel. LP-Durban. 2B: YME-Trudel. 3B: SC-Jena Klaphake, Rebecca Moe.
Lakers capture split vs. LQPV
Racking up 17 hits, the Lakeview softball team rolled to a 14-5 win over Lac qui Parle Valley in Game 1 of a Camden Conference doubleheader in Cottonwood before dropping the second game of the twin bill 13-9.
Anissa Peppersack had a big game for the Lakers in the opener, going 4-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and two runs scored. Corbyn Wee went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.
Sadie Stelter earned the win in the circle for Lakeview, striking out four batters while allowing 14 hits and two walks.
Lakeview was getting blown out in the second game before putting together a seven-run bottom of the fifth to put a bit of a scare into LQPV in the eventual 13-9 Eagles win.
Rachel Kurtenbach was the lone Laker with multiple hits in the game. She went 2-for-4.
Jordan Halvorson was the winning pitcher for LQPV and went 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk.
Lakeview224 24-14 17 0
LQPV400 01-5 14 0
LV-Sadie Stelter. LQPV-Mikaela DuFrane, Sarah Halldorson (4). WP-Stelter. LP-DuFrane. 2B: LV-Corbyn Wee, Anissa Peppersack. 3B: LQPV-Ally Jenson.
LQPV542 02-13 14 4
Lakeview011 07-9 7 3
LQPV-Jordan Halvorson, Halldorson (5). LV-Peppersack, Stelter (2), Anika Schwarz (4). WP-Halvorson. LP-Peppersack. 2B: LQPV-Mackenzie Clark, Megan Wildung. 3B: LPQV-DuFrane.
Tolk, Bauman help Vikings earn Camden sweep of MACCRAY
A pair of strong pitching performances powered the Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI softball team to a sweep of MACCRAY Tuesday in Raymond. The Vikings won the opener 4-0 and beat the Wolverines 2-1 in Game 2.
Kelsea Tolk tossed a three-hit shutout for M/C/L in Game 1. She had three strikeouts in the game. Tolk also had an RBI single at the plate.
The Vikings (7-3 overall) scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning. They had five hits in the game. Sara DeSmet was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Emily Stienessen had an RBI base hit.
Game 2 saw Brook Bauman pick up where Tolk left off in the circle. The freshman gave up just one run on two hits in the 2-1 victory. She struck out four batters and walked one.
M/C/L was held to four hits by MACCRAY pitcher Jennifer Sommers. Sara DeSmet had an RBI double for the Vikings in the victory.
The Vikings will try to stay on a roll Thursday when they play a doubleheader against Lakeview in Cottonwood.
MACCRAY000 00-0 3 0
MCL000 4X-4 5 1
MAC-Jennifer Sommers. MCL-Kelsea Tolk. WP-Tolk. LP-Sommers. 2B: MAC-Kaylee Hammerschmidt; MCL-Sara DeSmet.
MCL000 20-2 4 2
MACCRAY100 00-1 2 0
MCL-Brook Bauman. MAC-Sommers. WP-Bauman. LP-Sommers. 2B: MCL-Becca Kamrath, DeSmet, Shay Buysse.
MCC clinches Red Rock with sweep of Adrian
Ashley Clarke picked up two wins in the circle and was perfect from the plate to lead the Murray County Central softball team to a sweep of Adrian and a Red Rock Conference title on Tuesday.
Clarke gave up eight runs over 14 innings pitched with 13 strikeouts. She batted 6-for-6 with three doubles and a home run as well, while MCC picked up wins of 6-2 and 14-6 over the Dragons in Slayton.
The Rebels (10-4 overall, 9-1 Red Rock) tallied 13 hits in the opener, including two each from Makenzie Schmitz, Jade Giese and Lissa Carlson.
Clarke’s home run tied Game 2 at 3-3 in the third inning. Kristi Bose, who also had three doubles and a home run on the day, belted her solo shot in the sixth inning to help put the finishing touches on the conference title. Taylor Schreier finished Game 2 3-for-5 with a double as well.
The Rebels return to action at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Pipestone.
Adrian020 000 0-2 8 2
MCC000 321 X-6 13 0
A-Rachel Kontz; M-Ashley Clarke. WP-Clarke. LP-Kontz. 2B: M-Clarke, Kristi Bose.
MCC114 052 1-14 16 0
Adrian300 300 0-6 8 3
M-Clarke; A-Kontz. WP-Clarke. LP-Kontz. 2B: M-Clarke 2, Bose 2, Taylor Schreier; A-Courtney Vaske. HR: M-Clarke, Bose.
SESM 3, Wabasso 2
Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s reeled off its seventh straight win Tuesday by beating Wabasso 3-2 in a Tomahawk Conference softball game in Wabasso.
Laura Pelzel had a strong outing in the circle for SESM (11-3 overall), striking out seven batters and holding the Rabbits to just two hits.
Wabasso’s Kimberly Frank took the loss. She gave up 11 hits over seven innings and struck out six batters. She also had a triple at the plate.
Wabasso (6-3) will try to snap a two-game losing streak Thursday at Springfield.
SESM010 101 0-3 11 5
Wabasso002 000 0-2 2 1
SESM-Laura Pelzel. W-Kimberly Frank. WP-Pelzel. LP-Frank. 2B: SESM-Jenna Hose. 3B: W-Frank.
SW United 8, RRC/WWG 6
Despite out-hitting Southwestern United 10-6, the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove softball team couldn’t put enough runs together to overtake the Wildcats. SWU scored six runs over the first two innings and led from wire to wire for an 8-6 victory Tuesday in Sanborn.
Angela Hannemann led RRC/WWG at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the losing effort.
Ida Rogers-Ferguson tossed a complete game for the Wildcats, striking out eight batters, walking four and allowing 10 hits.
SW United420 002 0-8 6 2
RRC/WWG000 321 0-6 10 4
SWU-Ida Rogers-Ferguson. RRC/WWG-Taylor Willhite. WP-Rogers-Ferguson. LP-Willhite.
Lakeview 8, Canby 7
The Lakeview baseball team followed up its upset over previously-unbeaten Russell-Tyler-Ruthton with another big win on Tuesday. A walk-off walk proved to be the difference as the Lakers snuck past Canby 8-7 in a five-inning game played in Minneota.
Bayley Enstad had three hits for the Lakers in the victory, while Randy Louwagie was 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Lakers (3-5 overall) will try to keep their hot streak going Thursday when they play host to Renville County West in Cottonwood.
Canby060 01-7 4 3
Lakeview240 02-8 11 3
C-Cole Brusven. L-Jacob Nue, Seth Boerboom (5). WP-Boerboom. LP-Brusven. 2B: L-Nue.
Canby 4, MACCRAY 1
The Canby Lancers scored four unanswered runs to claim a 4-1 Camden Conference victory over MACCRAY on Tuesday in Canby.
The Lancers trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the third, but plated two runs to jump ahead of the Wolverines. Runs in the fourth and fifth gave Canby the necessary cushion to hold on for the six-inning victory.
Bryce Gorder got the win on the mound for Canby, striking out six and walking two over six innings. Cole Brusven was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, while Brett Jelen roped a triple for the Lancers as well.
Carter Asche took the loss for MACCRAY, while Caleb Melin finished 2-for-3 with a double for the Wolverines.
Canby lost a night game in Minneota to Lakeview 8-7 and has an overall and conference record of 4-4 on the year. The Lancers host Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in Canby on Thursday.
MACCRAY001 000-1 4 1
Canby002 11X-4 6 0
M-Carter Asche, Dylan Abraham; C-Bryce Gorder. WP-Gorder. LP-Asche. 2B: M-Caleb Melin; C-Cole Brusven. 3B: C-Brett Jelen.
RRC/WWG 10, SW United 1
Showing pop at the plate and getting a solid performance on the mound, the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove baseball team had no problems getting past Southwestern United Tuesday in Westbrook. RRC/WWG starting pitcher Brady Bierl held the Wildcats to just two hits and the Falcons struck for 13 hits of their own in a 10-1 victory.
Bierl worked six of the seven innings, striking out 11 batters and allowing just one unearned run. Mitchell Jarmer came in and tossed a scoreless seventh.
A two-run home run by Henry Rogotzke in the first inning got the Falcons’ offense going early. Colby Davis led the team at the plate, going 3-for-4. Tyler Martius was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Dillion Benson was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.
At 5-6 overall and 5-4 in the Red Rock Conference, RRC/WWG will take on Mountain Lake Area on Thursday in Lamberton.
SWU001 000 0-1 2 1
RRC/WWG220 132 X-10 13 2
SWU-Jacob Post, Andrew Kramer (5), Justin Jass (6). RRC/WWG-Brady Bierl, Mitchell Jarmer (7). WP-Bierl. 2B: RRC/WWG-Tyler Martius, Austin Price. 3B: RRC/WWG-Dillion Benson. HR: RRC/WWG-Henry Rogotzke.
Rabbits stifle CM/C’s bats in Tomahawk sweep
Wabasso pitchers Seth Guetter and Dirk Pistulka were nearly unhittable on Tuesday, each picking up a win for the Rabbits in a Tomahawk Conference sweep of Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in Milroy. The Rabbits took the opener 7-0, before closing out the day with a 7-1 win.
Guetter got the start in Game 1 and allowed just three base-runners on two hits and a walk. He struck out 11 over seven shut out innings. An RBI double for Guetter helped his own cause, while Pistulka and Blake Altermatt also had strong games at the plate. Altermatt finished 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a double. Pistulka was 3-for-3, driving in two runs and collecting a double.
Pistulka, a sophomore, gave up one run on three hits and two walks in his Game 2 victory. He also struck out 13 Rockets. Guetter continued to hit the ball well, belting two doubles during a 3-for-4 game. Scott Jenniges was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
The Rabbits (10-3 overall, 6-2 Tomahawk) return to the diamond to face Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove under the lights in Milroy on Friday. First pitch is slated for 7:30 p.m., though the Falcons play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Milroy beforehand.
CM/C000 000 0-0 2 4
Wabasso101 311 X-7 10 0
C-Josh Hoeck; W-Seth Guetter. WP-Guetter. LP-Hoeck. 2B: C-Hoeck; W-Guetter, Dirk Pistulka, Blake Altermatt 2.
Wabasso000 250 0-7 10 2
CM/C010 000 0-1 3 1
W-Pistulka; C-Cole Kelly. WP-Pistulka. LP-Kelly. 2B: W-Guetter 2; C-Colton Kunkel.
Luverne 16, TMB 0
Home runs by Gunnar Olson and Matt Overgaard highlighted a 16-0 win for the Luverne Cardinals of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game in Tracy.
The Cardinals needed just nine hits to score their 16 runs, and they scored in every inning.
One run would have been enough support for junior Cardinals pitcher Zane Hiller. He tossed a complete-game three-hit shutout, striking out seven batters and walking none.
Gavin Van Moer had a double for TMB’s lone extra-base hit.
The Panthers (8-4 overall) return to action Friday against Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Milroy.
Luverne315 43-16 9 0
TMB000 00-0 3 3
L-Zane Hiller. TMB-Tayler Carlson, Austin Gleis (4), Cory Apperson (5). WP-Hiller. LP-Carlson. 2B: L-Reed Skattum; TMB-Gavin Van Moer. HR: L-Gunnar Olson, Matt Overgaard.
Rebel boys repeat as Red Rock Conference champions
The Murray County Central boys’ golf team defended its Red Rock Conference Tournament title Monday by shooting a team score of 354 at Worthington’s Prairie View Golf Links and placing three golfers in the top 10.
MCC’s Ben Loosbrock shot an 86 to finish sixth individually and lead the Rebel boys. Grant Everson was a stroke back, and Adam Christensen placed ninth with an 89. Devin Erickson also contributed to the team score with a 92.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove finished seven strokes back in second place with a 361, largely thanks to a round of 79 by Dana Madson, who was the medalist for the tournament. WWG’s Taylor Lindaman also earned All-Red Rock Conference honors by placing eighth with an 88.
Red Rock Central was fifth in the eight-team meet with a 389. Brandon Sohre was the lone all-conference golfer for the Falcons, placing fourth with an 84.
On the girls’ side, Fulda shot a 413 to hold off Adrian by three strokes to win the title. MCC came in third with a 444, WWG was fourth with a 445, and RRC was fifth in the five-team tournament with a 448.
MCC had a pair of all-conference golfers. Liz Prahm placed seventh (104) and Hannah Davis was 10th (105).
The Falcons also had two golfers place in the top 10 with Kylie Redenius (102) and Makayla Meier (103).
WWG’s lone all-conference golfer was Abby Herding, who finished third individually with a 101. The top golfer on the day was Adrian’s Marissa Veld, who shot a 91.
Red Rock Conference Golf Tournament
Boys’ Team Results: 1. Murray County Central 354, 2. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 361, 3. Southwestern United 371, 4. Adrian 387, 5. Red Rock Central 389, 6. Fulda 399, 7. Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton 419, 8. Hills-Beaver Creek 430. Incomplete: Mountain Lake Area.
All-Conference Golfers (Top 10 Individuals)
1. Dana Madson (WWG) 79, 2. Aaron Walzak (MLA) 83, 3. Clay Salzwedel (SWU) 83, 4. Brandon Sohre (RRC) 84, 5. Todd Peterson (Fulda) 85, 6. Ben Loosbrock (MCC) 86, 7. Grant Everson (MCC) 87, 8. Taylor Lindaman (WWG) 88, 9. Adam Christensen (MCC) 89, 10. Jay DeBoer (SWC) 90.
Area Individual Results
Murray County Central: Ben Loosbrock 86, Grant Everson 87, Adam Christensen 89, Devin Erickson 92.
Red Rock Central: Brandon Sohre 84, Casey Engen 96, Zach Kircher 110.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove: Dana Madson 79, Taylor Lindaman 88, Reed Bakken 97, Trey Kockelman 97.
Girls’ Team Results: 1. Fulda 413, 2. Adrian 416, 3. Murray County Central 444, 4. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 445, 5. Red Rock Central 448. Incomplete: Southwestern United.
All-Conference Golfers (Top 10 Individuals)
1. Marissa Veld (Adrian) 91, 2. Madeline Westra (Fulda) 99, 3. Abby Herding (WWG) 101, 4. Kylie Redenius (RRC) 102, 5. Makayla Meier (RRC) 103, 6. Caitlin Strenge (Fulda) 103, 7. Liz Prahm (MCC) 104, 8. Katie Wieneke (Adrian) 105, 9. Brittany Linen (Fulda) 105, 10. Hannah Davis (MCC) 105.
Area Individual Results
Murray County Central: Liz Prahm 104, Hannah Davis 105, Kirbie Tedrick 116, Macy Halbur 119.
Red Rock Central: Kylie Redinius 102, Makayla Meier 103, Katelyn Hagen 117, Shanaya Prins 126.
Westbrook-Walnut Grove: Abby Herding 101, Paige Erickson 108, Avoree Bakken 114, Deziree Koenig 122.