Worthington plays long ball in 14-1 victory over Edgerton (baseball wrap-up)
EDGERTON -- Brandon Schroeder pounded two home runs, including a first-inning grand slam, to pace the visiting Worthington Trojans to a five-inning 14-1 non-conference baseball victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen Friday afternoon.
Kyle Vaske added a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Trojans (7-7), while Matt King was 1-for-4 (double) with 4 RBI on the day.
Justin Lewis earned the victory on the hill for the Trojans, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out five and walking six over four innings. Travis Meinders finished off the game for the Trojans, giving up two hits while striking out two batters in the final frame.
Edgerton starter Alex Elgersma didn't last long on the bump, being chased from the mound in the first inning. Elgersma gave up six earned runs on three hits, and he hit three batters.
Alex Van't Hof came on in relief and gave up three earned runs on four hits while striking out four and walking two over four innings.
Levi Ossefoort went 2-for-3 at the plate for Edgerton. Pat Kleinjan pushed the Flying Dutchmen run across with a walk in the third inning and Van't Hof was 1-for-1.
The Flying Dutchmen will visit Heron Lake on Wednesday to battle Southwestern United in a Section 3A play-in contest.
R H E
Worthington 705 20 -- 14 7 1
Edgerton 001 00 -- 1 6 5
SWU 2, ML/G-H-EC 0
HERON LAKE -- Southwestern United's James Anderson twirled a complete-game, four-hit shutout, and Kirk McBreen had a pair of hits, scored a run and drove in a run to help the Wildcats earn a two-run victory over Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain at renovated and newly-dedicated Laker Field.
Anderson was efficient on the mound, throwing just 59 pitches in seven innings (8.4 per inning) and retiring 11 straight hitters from the first inning into the fifth frame. He fanned three batters, walked none and didn't allow a base runner past second base, as the Wildcats played errorless baseball to capture the shutout victory.
McBreen had the Wildcats' only two hits -- both singles -- as ML/G-H-EC's Jordan Stanek was equally impressive on the hill.
Stanek hurled a complete game, and allowed just three walks while striking out a pair of batters in his six innings of work.
McBreen singled and later scored on a passed ball in the first inning, and Derek Stenzel walked, stole second and scored on McBreen's RBI-single in the fourth frame for the lone offensive highlights for the Wildcats, who held a dedication ceremony for the field improvements prior to the game.
SWU (5-11) visits Windom Tuesday.
R H E
ML/G-H-EC 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
SWU 100 100 x -- 2 2 0
C/CM 13, ML/B-O 6
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Michael Berbehich had four hits and a pair of RBIs, and Dale McMullen had three hits and three RBIs to spark the Comfrey/Cedar Mountain Rockets to a victory over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
Kenny Lensing tossed a complete game for C/CM, striking out three batters and allowing no walks.
Ryan Nessler led ML/B-O at the plate, as he scored two runs and cracked three hits (two singles and a double). Barrett Herrig (three RBIs) ripped a single and a two-run home run in the third inning.
Steven Herrig hurled the first three innings for the Wolverines, allowing six runs.
ML/B-O (9-10) plays Jackson County Central on Tuesday.
R H E
C/CM 303 340 -- 13 12 2
ML/B-O 302 000 1 -- 6 10 5
JCC 11, MCW 9
JACKSON -- Scoring all of their runs in the first two innings, the Jackson County Central Huskies (9-9) hung on to earn a non-conference baseball victory over the visiting Mavericks Friday evening.
Ryan Rasche earned the complete-game victory on the hill for the Huskies, giving up four earned runs on nine hits while striking out 10 and walking no one.
Nick Sandberg suffered the loss for MCW, giving up nine earned runs on nine hits over two innings.
Pat Rients went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI to lead the Huskies at the plate. Trevor Hage was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.
John Traetow was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a home run for the Mavericks.
The Huskies will visit the Adrian Dragons on Monday.
R H E
MCW 006 020 1 -- 9 9 1
JCC 560 000 x -- 11 11 5
Redwood Valley 8, PA 7; Redwood Valley 15, PA 11
REDWOOD FALLS -- With four runs in the bottom of the seventh, Redwood Valley won the first game of a conference doubleheader Friday against Pipestone Area.
The Cardinals (5-5, 6-6) then scored 15 runs in the second game to sweep the Arrows (9-3, 11-5).
Greg Quist suffered the loss for the Arrows, throwing six and a third innings, allowing six earned runs while walking five and striking out seven.
Alex Anderson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh, and Elliot Serbus delivered the game-winning double for RV.
Jon Schelhaas was a perfect 3-for-3, while Doug Mead had a trio of doubles and drove in three.
Quist had a pair of hits, including a two-run home run in the third inning, while Chris Dougherty had two hits.
In the second game, the Arrows hit three home runs, and scored five times in the bottom of the seventh, but came up short in the 15-11 defeat.
Sammy Schneider suffered the loss for the Arrows, allowing 11 runs on nine hits while striking out five in four and two-third innings.
Schelhaas (two runs) had a pair of hits and had a three-run home run in the seventh inning.
Mead drove in three in the game, and had a two-run home run in the first inning.
Quist also hit a long ball in the seventh and Sam Bauer had a pair of hits.
PA hosts Montevideo today in a non-conference doubleheader, while RV travels to Worthington for a pair of games.
Game 1 R H E
PA 104 000 2 -- 7 12 3
RV 300 010 4 -- 8 7 2
Game 2 R H E
RV 250 130 4 -- 15 13 3
PA 400 002 5 -- 11 10 5