Baseball: Roosen, Knights lock up Medford
WANAMINGO — Gavin Roosen kept Medford off the basepaths, allowing just one hit and no walks with eight strikeouts over six innings to help sixth-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo to a 10-0 victory in the Section 2AA quarterfinals over the 14th-seeded Tigers Tuesday.
Collecting eight hits on the day as a team, the Knights got a boost from Micah Johnson, who was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Dylan Craig had a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored, and Peyton Hilke drove in a run while scoring once in the victory.
Medford’s lone hit came in the second inning on a Ben Borash single.
With the win, the Knights will head to second-seeded St. Peter on Thursday. The Saints also advanced to the 2AA semifinals following a 3-1 victory against 10th-seeded Maple River on Tuesday. The winner of Thursday’s game will play for a berth in the section championship game against the winner of No. 1 seed Belle Plaine and No. 4 seed Le Sueur-Henderson at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter. The loser will play against the winner of Medford/Maple River in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter