Area Baseball: Lake City’s win streak snapped by Triton
Drew Kelly of Triton singled in the first at bat on Friday and came around to score two batters later. That one run was all the Cobras needed to defeat Lake City as the final score read 1-0.
The Tigers had a runner on third on three separate occasions but were unable to bring a runner across home plate.
Drew Bailey led the way for Lake City, going 2-for-3 with a triple. Josh Matanich also hit a double.
Nate Baer got the start and pitched six innings. He struck out three, walked one and gave up nine hits while being tagged with the loss.
K-W 6, Stewartville 4
Kenyon-Wanamingo was able to edge out Stewartville on Friday in a 6-4 win.
Jack Beulke and Micah Johnson led the way for the Knights with two hits apiece. Beulke struck out six, walked one and gave up three earned runs on six hits to earn the win.
Byron 13, Z-M 12
It was a tale of two halves as Zumbrota-Mazeppa opened up a 10-4 lead after three innings only to see it dwindle to 12-11 after six. The Cougars were unable to hold on as the Bears took the lead in the seventh to secure the victory, 13-12, on Friday.
Isaiah Nolte led the way for Z-M, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a double and one RBI. Zach Hutton and Willy Heitman recorded two hits each. Hutton scored three runs and Heitman hit four RBI.
Carter Cordes took the loss after pitching 2 ⅔ innings. He walked three and gave up four earned runs on five hits.
Hayfield 7, Pine Island 6
After scoring three runs in the eighth inning it appeared Pine Island had done enough to earn the win but Hayfield rallied in the bottom of the inning with three runs of its own to push the game to nine innings.
The Vikings scored one run in the ninth to secure the 7-6 victory.
Wesley Sorum led the Panthers with two hits and two runs. Cole Uhde was pinned with the loss after pitching 3 ⅓ innings. He struck out one, walked two and gave up four earned runs on nine hits.
Lourdes 11, Goodhue 0
Goodhue’s inability to wake up its bats eventually caught up with them as the Wildcats lost to Lourdes on Friday, 11-0.
Goodhue was only able to record four hits in the game, but until the bottom of the fourth inning, it wasn’t a problem. Lourdes scored one run in the fourth and then the game snowballed from there with Lourdes scoring four and six runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Casey Ryan took the loss after getting the start on the mound. He pitched 4 ⅓ innings, striking out four, walking one and giving up three earned runs on seven hits.
Lake City 12, Byron 3
A huge 10-run inning for Lake City put the game out of reach early as the Tigers cruised to a 12-3 win over Byron on Thursday.
Lake City scored 10 runs in the third inning and led 11-0 until the bottom of the fifth inning.
Josh Matanich was the offensive leader for Lake City going 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and a double. Zach Scharpen and Hunter Grimm had two hits apiece. Luke Meincke contributed three RBI while Scharpen had three runs.
Jake Wohlers got the nod on the mound and pitched six innings to earn the win. He struck out three, walked one and gave up 10 hits.
Cannon Falls 10, K-W 1
Cannon Falls was able to get back in the win column with a 10-1 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday.
After two scoreless innings the Bombers found its bats, scoring runs in each of the next five innings. The Knights on the other hand were only able to secure three hits.
Riley Miller and Hayden Strain had a big game for the Bombers with each recording four hits. Miller had two RBI and two runs, while Strain had one RBI. Roan Reardon also knocked in two runs and Dylan Salley scored two runs.
Strain earned the win on the mound after pitching seven innings. He struck out nine, walked two and gave up three hits. Tyler Craig took the loss after pitching four innings. He struck out one, walked three and gave up five earned runs on seven hits.
Randolph sweeps Lyle-Pacelli
Randolph allowed Lyle-Pacelli to get an early lead, but with a big third inning, took the lead back and kept it en route to a 3-1 victory in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader.
The Rockets’ game-winning inning started with three consecutive singles by AJ Weidner, Isaac Stoesz and Alec Otte, before a Brandon Gerster sac fly and Andrew Wenstrom single ended the run scoring. Otte, Wenstrom and Gerster all had one RBI during the hitting barrage.
Weidner and Otte led the Rockets with two hits apiece.
Wenstrom started the game for the Rockets and pitched five innings for the win. He struck out five, walked two and gave up five hits.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Randolph saw its 7-2 lead after two innings nearly disappear as the Athletics had a runner on third with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Cole Weber attempted to steal home in an effort to tie the game but was out at the plate, ending the rally.
Wenstrom and Stoesz paced the Rockets with two hits each. Stoesz led with two RBI, while Wenstrom and Joey Erickson were tops with two runs apiece. Wenstrom also hit a home run.
Matt Weber was rewarded with a win on the mound after pitching three innings. Alec Otte came on in relief for the final inning to earn the save.
Z-M drops back-to-back against Hayfield
Zumbrota-Mazeppa could not find a way onto the scoreboard in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, losing, 7-0.
Hayfield got out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning and added some run support in the second to make it 6-0.
Zach Hutton and Matt McKinney had the lone hits for Z-M, both recording two hits. McKinney also hit a double.
Hutton took the loss after pitching 1 ⅓ innings. He struck out one and walked one but gave up five earned runs on six hits.
In Game 2, Z-M upped its run total to six but Hayfield maintained its offensive output, defeating the Cougars, 7-6.
Z-M held a 6-5 lead going into the bottom of the fifth but two runs by Hayfield was all that was needed to close the game out.
Hutton and Carter Cordes led the Cougars on offense. Hutton went 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Cordes went 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run.
Peyton Liffrig was handed the loss after pitching 1 ⅔ innings. He struck out one, walked two and gave up two earned runs on four hits.
Lake City 1, Stewartville 0
Lake City extended its win streak on Tuesday with a sweep of Stewartville.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Lake City held Stewartville to just one hit and came away with a 1-0 victory.
Jake Wohlers led Lake City with two hits, while Marc Kjos had one RBI and Hunter Grimm scored one run and hit a double.
Nate Baer earned the win on the mound after pitching five innings.
Offense was more prominent in the nightcap as Lake City won, 13-1.
Kjos, Wohlers, Josh Matanich, Baer and Grimm all had multiple hits. Matanich, Baer and Riley Borgschatz led the team with two RBI. Kjos also scored three runs.
Zach Scharpen received the win. He pitched five innings and struck out four while giving up one earned run on two hits.
Randolph sweeps Spring Grove
Randolph put together four runs in the final three innings to defeat Spring Grove, 4-1, in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
AJ Weidner singled in the fourth inning to drive home Nick Drinken for the winning run.
Dane Ehleringer led the Rockets with two hits and two RBI. Drinken was the winning pitcher. He struck out six, walked one and gave up one earned run on two hits.
In the second game, Randolph faced a 4-2 deficit until a six-run third inning put them over the top. The Rockets won 8-4.
Randolph recorded six hits but was also patient at the plate with six walks. Alec Otte led the Rockets' offense with two hits, one run and two RBI. Andrew Wenstrom hit three RBI while Isaac Stoesz scored two runs.
Matt Weber earned the win on the mound after pitching 3 ⅔ innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Cannon Falls drops two against Hayfield
Hayfield's bats were alive and well in the opening game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Cannon Falls as the Bombers fell, 12-6.
The Vikings recorded nine hits compared to the Bombers' five.
Roan Reardon started the game for Cannon Falls and lasted 1 ⅓ innings. He walked four and gave up four earned runs on four hits. Alex Engebresten came on in relief and struck out two, walked six and gave up eight earned runs on eight hits in 2 ⅓ innings. Erwin Strelow pitched the final 1 ⅓ innings.
In the nightcap, the Bombers held a 3-0 lead until the bottom of the fourth inning but couldn't hold on as they fell, 4-3.
Cannon Falls was held to three hits as was Hayfield. Dylan Salley started the game for the Bombers. He struck out one, walked one and gave up one earned run on two hits. Chase Reber came on in relief and took the loss. He struck out one, walked four and gave up one earned run on one hit.
Z-M swept by Triton
Zumbrota-Mazeppa traveled to Triton on Tuesday for a doubleheader but was unable to find a win as it fell in both games.
Z-M lost 12-7 in the first game as Triton recorded 10 hits compared to Z-M's nine.
Tyler Grudem went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, while Willy Heitman went 2-for-3 with two runs. Spencer Krohn took the loss as he struck out one, walked two and gave up nine earned runs on nine hits.
In the follow-up game, Z-M managed nine hits again but was unable to get its runners across home plate as the Cougars lost, 4-3.
Zach Hutton, Willy Holm and Heitman had two hits each for Z-M. Heitman led the team with two RBI.
Grudem was the starting pitcher and took the loss after pitching 4 ⅔ innings. He struck out three, walked four and gave up three earned runs on four hits.
Pine Island struggles against Lourdes
Pine Island was unable to notch a victory on Tuesday against Lourdes as it was defeated in both games of a doubleheader.
In the first game, Pine Island attempted to mount a frantic comeback with three runs in the fifth inning, but couldn't climb out of an early hole and lost, 5-3.
Joe Bauer led the Panthers with three hits and one run. Keegan Majerus took the loss. He struck out two, walked four and gave up four earned runs on four hits.
The Panthers were unable to come up with a run in the second game as they fell, 14-0.
Pine Island only managed three hits in the game and used three different pitchers. Dylan Lis was pinned with the loss after giving up eight earned runs on seven hits to open the game.