PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: WHS sweeps CardinalsREDWOOD FALLS — The Trojan baseball team wrapped up the regular season Tuesday afternoon with a Southwest Conference doubleheader sweep over the Redwood Valley Cardinals by scores of 7-1 in the first game and 5-0 in a rain-shortened, five-inning second game.
By: Daily Globe , Worthington Daily Globe
REDWOOD FALLS — The Trojan baseball team wrapped up the regular season Tuesday afternoon with a Southwest Conference doubleheader sweep over the Redwood Valley Cardinals by scores of 7-1 in the first game and 5-0 in a rain-shortened, five-inning second game.
The sweep allows Worthington to secure a share of second-place in the conference as Marshall won the SWC outright with a record of 10-2 followed by WHS and Luverne at 9-3.
“We went into the game looking to come away with a second place finish in the Southwest,” WHS head coach Stacy Sauerbrei said. “We knew we couldn’t catch Marshall in the standings but are pleased with the effort and the outcome of the regular season.”
In Game 1, Deron Soderholm earned the win on the hill, working in relief of Nathan Jensen while Stuart Rogers closed out the game from the hill.
Lucas Henning (two runs), Rogers and Jon Reller each collected two hits in the first game while Tyler Verdoorn and Henning each doubled in the contest.
In a rain-shortened Game 2, Henning earned the win on the hill in three innings of work and also blasted a first-inning three-run home run, which scored Joey Kinley and Derek Lee.
Lee worked the fourth and fifth innings for the save.
Rogers and Jensen picked up the other two hits for the Trojans in the nightcap.
The second game was called in the sixth inning with RV threatening with a run in and runners on but the rain ended the game and negated the inning.
WHS (12-7), which has the fourth-seed in the Section 3AA playoffs, plays the fifth-seeded Jackson County Central Huskies in the opening round Saturday at noon in Fairmont.
Game 1 R H E
WHS 100 500 1 — 7 8 1
RV 001 000 0 — 1 2 2
Game 2 R H E
RV 000 00 — 0 2 3
WHS 300 00 — 3 3 2
Luverne 8, Adrian 2
LUVERNE — Adam Gruis was 2-for-4 with a two-run double, and Collin Rofshus went 2-for-3 with three RBIs Tuesday, as the Luverne Cardinals claimed a non-conference victory over the Adrian Dragons.
Andrew Kannas, Jeremy Reisdorfer and Brett Heronimus each pitched for Luverne, with Heronimus earning the win.
Zach Dingmann, Dru Strand, A.J. Tiesler, Jake Tiede, Tyler Hornstein and Nate Loosbrock all saw mound duty for Adrian, with Hornstein taking the loss.
Dustin Polzine cracked a two-run single for Adrian (10-8), which plays at home Saturday in the Section 3A tournament. The Dragons will play either Russell-Tyler-Ruthton or Edgerton/Ellsworth at 11 a.m.
R H E
Adrian 200 000 0 — 2 3 2
Luverne 001 151 X — 8 7 2
Luverne 12, MCC 3
LUVERNE — Collin Rofshus went 3-for-4, while both Conner Fitzer and Cody Christensen were 2-for-3 in leading the Luverne Cardinals to a non-conference victory over the Murray County Central Rebels Tuesday.
Christensen, Joey Slieter and Skyler Wenninger each pitched for Luverne, with Slieter earning the win.
Chris Halbur hurled 2 1/3 innings for MCC, while Josh Onken smacked an RBI double.
Luverne (13-5) plays at home Saturday in the Section 3AA tournament. The Cardinals will play Pipestone Area at 11 a.m.
MCC will play either Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin or Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Saturday in Adrian at 1 p.m.
R H E
MCC 210 000 0 — 3 6 0
LHS 122 313 X — 12 9 0
Windom 8, SWU 6 (8 innings)
HERON LAKE — Brandon Thongvivong’s two-run single in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday lifted the Windom Eagles to a non-conference victory over the Southwestern United Wildcats.
Levi Gotto went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBIs to lead the Eagles at the plate, while Drake Borsgard was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Jon Dunnink earned the win in relief for Windom, pitching 5 1/3 innings and striking out four batters while allowing no runs on three hits and one walk.
SWU (7-9) used six pitchers throughout the game, and Luke Henkels was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in the final two innings.
Henkels was 2-for-4 with a two-run double, while Kyle Elder and Ben Cunningham were each 2-for-3 with an RBI. Lukas DeWall cracked a two-run single for the Wildcats, who play Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Springfield Saturday at 1 p.m. to begin the Section 3A tournament.
Windom (5-16) plays Wabasso in Milroy today.
R H E
Win. 013 100 12 — 8 11 1
SWU 222 000 00 — 6 10 2