Amateur Baseball: Minneapolis edges Wanamingo in tourney finale
With a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Minneapolis Cobras broke up a 3-3 tie en route to a 5-3 victory over Wanamingo in the Josh Harrison Memorial Tournament championship game Sunday at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.
Eric Sviggum led the Jacks' offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Andrew Anfinson was 2-for-3 at the bottom of the lineup. Sam and Alex Roosen both scored a run, with Alex hitting a solo home run.
Brady Anfinson took the loss after giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks to go with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Metro Merchants 4, Cannon Falls 2
In the Josh Harrison Memorial Tournament, the Metro Merchants scored a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings, earning a 4-2 victory over host Cannon Falls at John Burch Park.
Garrett Beach finished 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Keith Meyers was 2-for-3 in the Bears' loss. Tanner Jackson and Alex Tauer both finished with a hit and an RBI. Nathan Overby was pegged with the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Willie Fust finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Merchants. Richard Borques, Jay Merrigan, Jake Poe and Jared Deuitch each crossed home in the victory.
Wanamingo 4, Metro Merchants 1
Tied 1-1 through five innings, Wanamingo pulled away from the Metro Merchants for good with a three-run bottom of the sixth in a 4-1 win in the Josh Harrison Memorial Tournament in Cannon Falls.
Zeke Chamblee threw a complete game for the Jacks, with five strikeouts over seven innings. He also gave up a run on five hits and four walks.
On offense, Eric Sviggum and Alex Roosen were both 2-for-4, with Alex adding a double and a run scored. Gavin Roosen finished 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and an RBI, and Sam Roosen was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI for Wanamingo.
Miesville 17, Randolph 0
Miesville jumped all over Randolph with 17 runs on 15 hits in a 17-0 seven-inning, Classic Cannon Valley League win.
Deryk Marks went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs and five RBI for the Mudhens. Nate Hammes was 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs, Charles Bruchu was 2-for-3 with a double and four runs, and Joey Werner was 2-for-5 with a double, three runs and an RBI as Miesville's top four hitters accounted for 11 of the team's hits. On the mound, Connor Malcom limited Randolph to one hit and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings in the victory.
Drew Weidner and Grant Otte each had a hit to account for the Railcats' offense. Otte was also charged with the loss with 10 runs (nine earned), 10 hits and two walks allowed in three innings.
Dundas 6, Red Wing 1
Red Wing opened the game with a run in the first inning. But it was all the Aces could muster in a 6-1 Classic Cannon Valley League loss to Dundas Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
After getting a one-out single, Adam Thygesen moved to second on a ground out, third on a Ty Buck single and home on an error during a Mike Stegora at-bat.
Buck was Red Wing's top hitter, going 2-for-3. Corey Tauer was 1-for-4 with a double while Adam Thygesen, Brady Schroeder and Dixon Irwin were all 1-for-4. Trey Eckstrom took the loss with five runs allowed on 10 hits and three walks with a strikeout over five innings.
Mike Ludwig was 3-for-4 with three runs and a pair of RBI for the Dukes. Jon Bishop was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Charlie Rudd was the winning pitcher with four hits and no walks surrendered with three strikeouts over six innings.
Miesville 15, Elko 4
Five Miesville players finished with multiple hits as the Mudhens secured a 15-4 win over Section 1B foe Elko.
Matt Van Der Bosch was 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and a pair of runs, Nate Hammes was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, three runs and two RBI, and Brian Sprout went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs and two RBI. Deryk Marks and Austin Murr both finished with two hits, with Murr driving in four runs for the Mudhens.
Cannon Falls 6, Wanamingo 5
After Wanamingo scored two runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth for a 5-4 lead, Cannon Falls scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 6-5 non-league victory.
Brock Peterson, Peter Haggerty and Tanner Jackson all drove in runs for the Bears, with Peterson leading the way with a 2-for-4 outing at the top of the lineup. Alex Tauer was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored, and Bryce Boyle-Hoban went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Keith Meyers picked up the victory after throwing 1 2/3 innings of relief with no base runners allowed. Quinton Lindow got the start, striking out four with two runs, five hits and two walks given up over five innings in the no-decision.
Andrew Anfinson finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Jacks while Sam Roosen and Peder Sviggum both had a hit, a run scored and an RBI. Conor Sviggum was charged with the loss after six runs (three earned) came across on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings.
Red Wing 5, Lake City 3
In a game with 25 combined hits over 10 innings, Red Wing ended the extra-inning affair with a pair of runs in the 10th inning for a 5-3 Classic Cannon Valley League victory over Lake City.
After Evan Bayer reached base on an error and Spencer Schroeder advanced on a walk, both players moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Mitch Matter got the game-winning hit with a one-out single that drove Bayer and Schroeder home.
Matter was the Aces' top hitter, going 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI and a run scored. Spencer Schroeder also had three hits, going 3-for-4. Ty Buck and Dixon Irwin both finished 2-for-5, with Buck adding a run and an RBI.
Buck was the winning pitcher, striking out seven with one run on three hits allowed over three innings of relief.
For the Serpents, Ben Edelbach finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Matt Miller was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Jacob Fletcher finished 2-for-5.
John Brown was pegged with the loss after giving up two runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings.