Area Baseball: Pine Island cruises past K-W in finale
Pine Island had no trouble getting past Kenyon-Wanamingo in the regular season finale on Monday, winning, 9-1.
The Panthers scored three runs in the top of the first inning and added six insurance runs in the fifth to put the game well out of reach.
Josh Navratil led the way for Panthers’ hitters, going 2-for-2 with a double, a run and one RBI. Michael Horkey and Keegan Majerus both recorded one hit each and scored one and two runs, respectively.
Owen Hilke and Tyler Craig had the lone hits for K-W. Hilke scored the Knights’ run.
Horkey was the winning pitcher. He struck out two, walked five and gave up two hits through three innings.
Hilke was handed the loss after pitching 3 ⅔ innings. He struck out four, walked six and gave up four earned runs on five hits. Seth Brossard pitched the remaining 1 ⅓ innings.
Lourdes 12, Cannon Falls 1
Rochester Lourdes put on a clinic at home on Monday as it put together eight walks and eight hits while Dahlton Krahn pitched a no-hitter to defeat Cannon Falls, 12-1.
The Bombers lone run came in the fifth inning when Nick Bultena walked and reached home on an error.
Dylan Salley was the starting pitcher, lasting three innings while being handed the loss. He struck out one, walked five and gave up six earned runs on five hits. Jack Dommeyer pitched ⅔ innings in which he walked three and gave up four earned runs on three hits. Chase Reber recorded the final out.
K-M 7, Z-M 3
Zumbrota-Mazeppa was outhit 13-6 against Kasson-Mantorville on Monday, but the Cougars were able to hang with the KoMets until the sixth inning when K-M put up five runs en route to a 7-3 victory.
Zach Hutton, Willie Holm, Tyler Grudem, Isaiah Nolte and Matt McKinney all recorded one hit. Hutton, Grudem and Nolte had one RBI, while Holm scored a run.
Willy Heitmann was the losing pitcher after being tagged with four earned runs on five hits while only getting one batter out. Nolte and Spencer Krohn pitched two innings each, while Park Voth pitched 1 ⅔ and Carter Cordes pitched one.
Byron 9, Goodhue 0
Goodhue was unable to keep pace with Byron as it was outhit, 14-6, and lost, 9-0, on Monday.
Byron created a seven-run lead after three innings as it recorded nine hits — four of which were extra-base hits.
Carter Danielson led the way for Goodhue with two hits. Jack Gadient also hit a double.
Carson Morken got the nod but lasted only three innings as he gave up seven earned runs on nine hits. He was handed the loss. Danielson came on in relief and pitched three innings. He struck out one, walked two and gave up one earned run on four hits.
Hayfield 7, Lake City 3
It took extra innings, but Hayfield fended off Lake City’s late rally to come away with a 7-3 win on Monday.
Through seven innings the score was knotted up at 3-3. The Vikings opened the ninth inning with three straight walks, a RBI single and then three more walks to create a four-run lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
The Tigers would only create five hits in the game — two from Luke Meincke.
Jake Wohlers got the start and pitched three innings. He struck out two, walked two and gave up two earned runs on four hits. Zach Scharpen came on in relief, striking out two and giving up one hit through two innings. Kylar Ruffel took the loss as he walked six, struck out three and gave up four earned runs on one hit through 3 ⅓ innings.
Rockets remain undefeated
Cannon Falls hosted undefeated Randolph on Saturday, and by the end of the night the Rockets remained undefeated with a 7-2 victory over the Bombers.
After a scoreless first inning, Randolph's bats woke up for four runs. The top of the second inning began with three-straight singles by Nick Drinken, AJ Weidner and Isaac Stoesz. Stoesz's being a two-run single. Alec Otte followed with a walk and then Brandon Gerster hit the second two-run single of the inning to open up a 4-0 Randolph lead.
With Cannon Falls only compiling four team hits, the Bombers could not catch up.
Stoesz led the Rockets by going 3-for-4 with three RBI, a triple, and a run, while Weidner went 2-for-4 with a RBI and three runs, and Andrew Wenstrom had two doubles.
Gage Hildebrandt led the Bomber offense by logging two hits and a RBI.
Drinken was the winning pitcher as he struck out 10, walked three and gave up one earned run on four hits through 6 ⅔ innings.
Cody Miller took the loss but struck out nine. He also walked one and gave up four earned runs on six hits.