Amateur Baseball roundup: Lake City romps past Randolph
Lake City blasted Randolph 16-4 Sunday in Randolph with help from Zach Wolfe and Eric Nelson.
Wolfe and Nelson combined for nine RBI for the Serpents as Wolfe went 3-for-4 with 5 RBI, two doubles and two runs. Nelson went 2-for-5 with four RBI and three runs. Matt Miller also went 1-for-6 with two RBI and Andrew Roble had two RBI with a 1-for-2 performance.
Lake City took a 1-0 lead after the first inning and added four runs in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.
Randolph came back to make it a 5-3 game in the third inning before Lake City tacked on four runs in the fifth. The Serpents added one run in the sixth and six in the eighth.
Eric Sandstrom got the win after seven innings. Sandstrom allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out eight.
Bay City 3, Spring Valley 2
Menomonie 10, Bay City 0
Bay City edged out Spring Valley Sunday 3-2 in Bay City.
The Bombers scored all three runs in the fourth inning and held on after Spring Valley scored two in the top of the fifth.
Bay City (8-16, 3-8 SCVBL) finished with just three hits, but drew 11 walks in the game.
Cole Kuesel went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI and also got the win on the mound. Kuesel went eight innings, gave up two runs on six hits, walked three and struck out six.
The win made up for a 10-0 loss to Menomonie Friday in Menomonie.
Menomonie scored all 10 runs from the fifth inning on, beginning with a five-run fifth inning. Menomonie finished with 14 hits for the game.
The Bombers managed just two hits in the loss.
Cannon Falls 8, Northfield 7
Cannon Falls fought off a late rally from Northfield Sunday to hang on for an 8-7 victory in Cannon Falls.
The Bears jumped out to a 4-1 lead and made it 7-2 in the sixth inning, but the Knights rallied in the top of the ninth to score three runs and make it a one-run game.
Luke Winchell, Aaron Stein and Josh Harrison all drove in two runs apiece for Cannon Falls, which had 11 hits in the game. Winchell went 1-for-3 with a run while Stein finished 2-for-5 with a run and Harrison went 1-for-3.
Nate Otto and Ryan Brintnall also had RBI for the Bears.
Keith Meyers went seven innings and allowed four runs, one earned, on eight hits. Meyers walked two and struck out five to pick up the win for Cannon Falls.
The Bears face Miesville Sunday in Cannon Falls.
Miesville 5, Hastings 1
Miesville's Luke Rassmussen allowed one run on three hits Friday in a 5-1 victory over Hastings in Hastings.
Rassmussen had a no-hitter going through 6 1/3 innings until giving up a hit in the seventh. Rassmussen finished with five strikeouts and walked two in eight innings.
Player-manager Matt Van Der Bosch led the Mudhens (14-4, 5-2 Section 1B) with a 3-for-4 performance and three RBI. Tyler Beaulieu went 4-for-5 with a run and Colin Keefe finished 2-for-4 with a run for Miesville, which pulled within a half game of the Hawks for first place in the section standings.
Miesville took a 1-0 lead in the second inning but broke the game open with a three-run fourth inning. The Mudhens added a run in the sixth and finished with 13 hits.
Miesville only got five runs but had plenty of opportunities to further break the game open. The Mudhens stranded the bases loaded twice and left a runner on third with less than two outs three times.
"We just need to be a little more aware in those situations," Van Der Bosch said.
Hastings' Deryk Marks gave up five runs on 11 hits, walked one and struck out five in seven innings.
Miesville will face the Austin Greyhounds Wednesday in Miesville.