Hoffer, Adrian shut down WilmontWILMONT — Wilmont’s amateur baseball team had a plethora of offensive opportunities Sunday but came away with nothing. The Cardinals recorded eight hits but stranded 13 runners on base in a 2-0 loss to visiting Adrian in a Gopher League playoff game.
WILMONT — Wilmont’s amateur baseball team had a plethora of offensive opportunities Sunday but came away with nothing.
The Cardinals recorded eight hits but stranded 13 runners on base in a 2-0 loss to visiting Adrian in a Gopher League playoff game.
Adrian will face Pipestone at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, while Wilmont will host Hadley today.
Aaron Johnson scattered seven hits and struck out three in a complete-game effort but allowed the only run-producing hit of the night in the second inning and suffered the loss.
Adrian’s Joe Kruger and Jason Stubbe led off the top of the second with back-to-back singles. An error on a sacrifice bunt attempt loaded the bases, and Jordon Kontz ripped a two-run single through the left side.
Wilmont battled back, however, and loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning. But, as it did all night, Adrian stopped the comeback attempt, ending the threat with an inning-ending double play.
Wilmont managed to get runners on first and second with one out in the ninth, but Adrian turned a double play to end the game.
Jay Scheidt went 3-for-5 to lead Wilmont, which had two players thrown out at home plate.
David Hoffer, who struck out four over six innings, earned the win for Adrian.
R H E
Adrian 020 000 000 — 2 7 3
Wil. 000 000 000 — 0 8 3
ML 5, HL 2
HERON LAKE — Mountain Lake turned a 3-2 lead into a 5-2 victory with two runs in the ninth inning in an amateur baseball game Sunday to stay alive in the playoffs.
For Heron Lake, Jerrad Meinders suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out two in five innings of work.
Five different players had a hit for the Lakers, with Trevor Leopold driving in a run with a triple in the fourth inning.
Keith Rogers had a hit and walked in the game, and scored both Laker runs.
Ike Rogers, Tony Jorgensen and Meinders each had a hit in the game for Heron Lake.
R H E
ML 002 010 002 — 5 7 2
HL 000 101 000 — 2 5 2
Fox Lake 7, Windom 6
WINDOM — Brent Fredin and Matt Anderson each had two hits and an RBI to lead the Pirates, whose late-inning rally fell short.
Cody Anderson had a hit and an RBI, and Kirby Johnson had a hit and two runs for Windom, which scored three runs in the eighth to pull within one but was shut out in the ninth.
After eliminating Windom from the First Nite League playoffs, Fox Lake will face host Mountain Lake on Wednesday.
R H E
FL 001 210 120 — 7 10 3
Win. 002 001 030 — 6 6 3