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Amateur baseball: Lakers top Martin County; Jackson tops Lakers


HERON LAKE — Lon Eichenberger out-duelled Steven Zehms on the mound as the Heron Lake Lakers nipped visiting Martin County 3-2 in an amateur baseball game played Sunday.

Eichenberger pitched seven complete innings in a six-hitter as the Lakers, in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, held on for the win.

Ike Rogers had two hits and an RBI for Heron Lake.


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Jackson 9, Heron Lake 3

HERON LAKE — The powerful Jackson Bulls collected 11 hits in beating Heron Lake in the second game of the day for the host Lakers.

Pat Rients led the way for the Bulls with three hits in four at bats, including a double, home run, three RBIs, four runs scored and a stolen base.

Ethan Welter had three hits for Jackson. Blaise Jacobson had two and Kyle Luhmann hit a solo home run in the second inning.

Alex Meyer went 2-for-4 for Heron Lake with a double and an RBI.

Pat Boggess went five innings to get the pitching victory. Matt Franks took the loss.


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Hadley 7, Worthington 2

HADLEY — Host Hadley rapped out four extra base hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, breaking open a 2-2 game with five runs en route to a 7-2 victory over the Worthington Cubs.

Nick Bruning homered for the Buttermakers as they collected eight hits overall, and teammate Nate Wieneke also homered. Wieneke and Trent Carlson finished with two hits apiece.

Josh Wasmund got the Cubs started in the top of the first inning with a two-run homer, and fellow Cub Nate Jensen had two hits in the game.

Winning pitcher Ryan Riensma hurled six innings for Hadley, striking out four. Adam Munkel went four and two-thirds innings for Worthington, striking out six, and was saddled with the loss.


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Windom 5-2,

Lakefield 2-4

LAKEFIELD — Andrew Hirsch outduelled Bryce Christopher in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader as the Windom Pirates topped the Lakefield Horned Frogs, 5-2.

Hirsch went a full seven innings, walking three and striking out six and allowing six hits.

Brett Oltmanns went 2-for-3 to lead the Pirate hitters and Ty Schwarting had two hits for Lakefield.

In the second game, Schwarting went 3-for-4 with a double as the Frogs won 4-2.

Scot Christopher was the winning pitcher, going six-plus innings. Bryce Christopher got the save.

Tyler Knutson hurled the fist six innings for Windom, getting the loss.

Joel Riordan went 2-for-3 at the plate for Windom, with two stolen bases.


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Wilmont 3, Luverne 1

WILMONT — Justin Saufley pitched the full nine innings, giving up just five hits as Wilmont defeated Luverne. Saufley walked only three and struck out 14.

Brian Beuning took the loss for the Redbirds.

Wilmont broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and held on.

Adam Dickmann had three hits and two RBIs for Wilmont and teammate Steven Kremer added two hits including a home run.

Skyler Wenninger and Codie Zeutenhorst each had a pair of hits for Luverne.


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Hadley 8, Adrian 3

HADLEY — A day after Hadley was beaten 7-2 by Luverne as Nate Harberts struck out 19 Buttermakers in nine innings, the Buttermakers got back on the winning side Sunday with a victory over Adrian.

Nick Bruning got the mound win and Jason Stubbe took the loss.

Nate Wieneke went 3-for-4 with a double for the victorious Buttermakers. Trent Carlson and Chris Halbur both had two hits. Glen Kruger drove in two runs.

Hadley produced 12 hits in the game.

Adrian scored first, putting up two runs in the top of the first inning. But the A’s were shut out after scoring one more in the second.


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