Prep Baseball: Adrian, E/SWC split
ADRIAN -- The Adrian Dragons defeated Edgerton/Southwest Christian 9-8 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, clinching a piece of the Red Rock Conference championship with Edgerton/Southwest Christian, which earned its share of the title with a 7-4 win in Game 2.
Adrian used a seven-run fourth inning to help earn the Game 1 victory. In the contest, Jacob Diekmann-Bullerman was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, Teammates Jordan Bertrand (with a pair of doubles), Nick Reyne and Brady Lonneman all added two hits.
Blake Jouwstra had three hits for E/SWC.
Gabe VanderVeen had two hits and three RBI for Edgerton/Southwest Christian in the second game and Andy McCann had a double for Adrian.
Logan Rogers won the first game for Adrian in relief. VanderVeen was the winner for E/SWC in the second game, also in relief.
R H E
E/SWC 011 311 1 -- 8 10 3
Adrian 200 700 x -- 9 12 4
R H E
Adrian 101 020 0 -- 4 7 5
E/SWC 301 030 x -- 7 5 3
RRC/WWG 7, MLA 2
LAMBERTON -- Tyler Schoborg drove in two runs and Austin Price had two hits as Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove drubbed visiting Mountain Lake Area 7-2.
Mitchell Jarmer, one of three RRC/WWG pitchers, hurled three innings of relief to post the victory.
Nathan Adrian pitched two innings for Mountain Lake Area and was charged with the loss.
Andrew Hirsch went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double for Mountain Lake Area.
RRC/WWG is 6-6 on the season.
R H E
ML 002 000 0 -- 2 4 2
R/W 121 003 x -- 7 6 3
SWU 3, MCC 2
HERON LAKE --- Trey Cranston pitched seven strong innings Thursday afternoon, helping the Southwestern United Wildcats claim their second victory of the season with a 3-2 win over the Murray County Central Rebels in a Red Rock Conference high school baseball game at Laker Field.
Cranston struck out four batters and allowed one earned run on seven hits and three walks in going the distance on the mound for SWU (2-11, 1-9). He also drove in two runs to help his cause offensively.
Austin Droll tripled and scored a run for the Wildcats, while twin brothers Erik Jass (two runs) and Justin Jass each ripped a base hit.
Sam Erickson pitched a complete game for MCC, fanning 13 batters and allowing one earned run on three hits and no walks.
Kyle Vos had two hits for the Rebels, while Seth Bass (double, run), T.J. Van Peursem, Jordan Ahlers, Nick Petersen and Mitchell Reinsma (run) added one hit apiece.
SWU plays at a wood bat tournament in Canby Saturday, while MCC (4-7, 4-6) plays at Luverne Tuesday.
R H E
MCC 110 000 0 -- 2 7 3
SWU 120 000 x -- 3 3 3
Redwood Valley 9, Windom 8
WINDOM -- Braydon Kristero had three hits and drove in two runs to help visiting Redwood Valley beat Windom 9-8 in a Southwest Conference contest. Tyler Kohout added two hits and two RBI for the victorious Cardinals.
Kohout was also the winning pitcher, going the full seven innings and allowing nine hits and six earned runs. He walked five and struck out three.
Collin Lovell and Brandon Thongvivong pitched for Windom, with Thongvivong getting the loss.
Danny Kneeland went 2-for-2 for the Eagles.
R H E
RV 006 010 2 -- 9 9 2
Win 210 211 1 -- 8 9 2
MARSHALL --The Jackson County Central Huskies fell to the Marshall Tigers twice during a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader Thursday.
In Game 1, Marshall scored four unanswered runs in the final three innings to steal the win from JCC. Kyle Luhmann took the loss after coming in for the final two innings.
Jordan Biehn went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Huskies at the plate.
In Game 2, the Tigers used a six run fifth inning to pull away from the Huskies and get the win.
Taylor Christopher took the loss for JCC after pitching the first three innings. Josh Thaemiltz went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI to power the Huskies offense.
Jackson County Central hosts Pipestone Area in a Southwest Conference doubleheader Monday.
R H E
JCC 101 400 0 -- 6 11 0
M 003 021 1 -- 7 10 1
R H E
M 013 061 0 -- 11 11 2
JCC 120 000 0 -- 3 10 3