Prep baseball: Dutchmen dominate Falcons
EDGERTON -- The Edgerton/Southwest Christian Flying Dutchmen swept the Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Falcons 12-2 and 22-1 Thursday during a Red Rock Conference doubleheader.
The Dutchmen scored eight runs in the first two innings to end Falcon starting pitcher Brady Bierl's day early. E/SWC added four more runs in the next three innings to end the game in five innings.
Dominic Nibbelink went seven innings in the win for the Dutchmen and picked up eight strikeouts along the way. Blake Jouwstra had two hits and four RBIs in the game, while Gabe Vander Veen added two RBIs of his own.
In Game 2, Vander Veen pitched a complete five-inning game for the Dutchmen with three Ks as E/SWC scored five runs in the first and seven in the fifth on its way to a 22-1 win.
Coby Davis was the losing pitcher for the Falcons and was unable to pick up an out in the first inning before being pulled for a reliever.
Nibbelink picked up four RBIs in Game 2 for the Dutchmen, while Vander Veen went 4-for-5 with four RBIs at the plate.
Davis, Tyler Schoborg and Austin Price had hits for RRC/W-WG.
The Dutchmen are home on Monday against Pipestone Area, while the Falcons host Adrian in a doubleheader Tuesday.
R H E
RRC 002 00 -- 2 2 2
E 261 03 -- 12 8 1
R H E
E 532 47 -- 22 15 0
RRC 010 00 -- 1 4 2
MCC 13-1, MLA 3-11
SLAYTON -- The Murray County Central Rebels and Mountain Lake Area Wolverines split a pair of games, with MCC winning 13-3 in Game 1 and MLA winnings Game 2 11-1, Thursday
The Rebels scored six runs in the third and another five in the fourth to blow past the Wolverines in Game 1.
Sam Erickson recorded the win for MCC with 13 strikeouts and two walks on one hit. Nick Peterson and Jordan Ahlers both had two hits on the day, while Ahlers recorded a grand slam home run and five RBIs.
Nathan Adrian took the loss for MLA in Game 1.
The Wolverines got their revenge in Game 2, scoring eight runs in the first inning to chase the Rebels' Grant Rohr out of the game in the first.
Austin Watkins and Josh Grev led MLA at the plate. Andrew Hirsch got the win for the Wolverines in Game 2, throwing nine strikeouts and giving up no earned runs.
The Rebels (2-3, 2-2) travel to Wabasso Saturday, while the Wolverines travel to St. James today.
R H E
MLA 000 30 -- 3 1 1
MCC 106 51 -- 13 8 1
R H E
MCC 000 01 -- 1 2 2
MLA 800 03 -- 11 8 1
Adrian 21, SWU 20
LUVERNE -- The Adrian Dragons defeated the Southwestern United Wildcats 21-20 in on a walk off single by Trey Henning in the seventh Thursday.
The Wildcats scored nine runs in the third inning to take a 12-8 lead, but the Dragons exploded for 10 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead.
With the game tied at 20 in the bottom of the seventh, Trey Henning singled to score Nick Reyne for the win.
Logan Rogers took the win for the Dragons, while Justin Jass was credited with the loss for the Wildcats.
Adrian (3-3, 3-1) plays Canby in Windom Saturday then plays Windom later in the day. SWU plays Mountain Lake Area Tuesday.
R H E
SWU 309 014 3 - 20 11 12
Adrian 53(10) 020 1 - 21 16 8
Luverne 5 5, JCC 4-7
LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinals and Jackson County Central Huskies split their doubleheader with Luverne winning Game 1 and JCC winning Game 2 Thursday.
The Cardinals scored five runs in the first two innings of Game 1 and were able to hold off the Huskies down the stretch to get the win. Brett Heronimus recorded the win for Luverne and Taylor Christopher took the loss for JCC.
Matt Overgaard was 1 for 2 at the plate and hit an RBI double for the Cardinals. Brandon Bass (2-for-3) led the Huskies at the plate with a 2-run triple.
In Game 2, Kyle Luhmann pitched the final two innings for the Huskies to get the win. Josh Slieter took the loss for the Cardinals.
Christopher was 2-for-3 at the plate in Game 2 for JCC, while Tanner Menke had an RBI triple.
Skyler Wenniger was 3 for 4 for Luverne, while Reed Skattum had two hits in four at-bats.
The Cardinals (4-3, 2-1) travel to Pipestone Area Monday, while the Huskies travel to Red Rock Central today.
R H E
JCC 200 010 1 -- 4 7 1
LHS 230 000 X -- 5 4 1
R H E
LHS 001 301 0 -- 5 9 1
JCC 211 021 X -- 7 6 4