AMATEUR BASEBALL: Adrian downs Hadley; Heron Lake splits over weekendHADLEY — Jeff Gacke had four hits and belted a solo home run, leading Adrian to a 7-5 victory against Hadley in Sunday’s amateur baseball game.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
HADLEY — Jeff Gacke had four hits and belted a solo home run, leading Adrian to a 7-5 victory against Hadley in Sunday’s amateur baseball game.
Gacke also picked up the save for the A’s on the hill.
Zach Dingmann started on the mound for Adrian, while Tyler Hornstein earned the win in relieve.
Zach Bruns suffered the loss for Hadley in seven and one-thirds innings. Luke Schneider didn’t allow a run or hit in the final inning and two-thirds.
Dingmann was 3-for-5 in the game, including a pair of doubles and an RBI in the game for Adrian.
Joe Larson was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Hadley, while James Wajer, Bruns and Schneider each had a hit and an RBI for the Buttermakers (10-11, 7-8).
Hadley will travel to Milroy to play the Tracy Express on Tuesday.
R H E
Ad. 021 201 100 — 7 14 1
Had. 003 020 000 — 5 5 1
Heron Lake 4, Spencer 3
HERON LAKE — Ike Rogers delivered a game-winning, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday afternoon, lifting the Heron Lake Lakers to a walk-off victory over the Spencer (Iowa) Cardinals in a non-league amateur baseball game at Laker Field.
Heron Lake, which saw a 2-1 lead turn into a 3-2 deficit in the eighth inning, loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth. Chad Knutson walked, Lon Eichenberger doubled, and Kirk McBreen was hit by a pitch to set the table for Rogers, who jumped on the first pitch and cracked a single up the middle to plate the tying (Knutson) and winning (Eichenberger) runs.
Eichenberger scored Heron Lake’s first two runs after drawing walks in the first and fifth innings. McBreen drove in Eichenberger both times, smacking an RBI single in the first and lifting an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Alex Meyer was 2-for-4 for the Lakers, while Mark Fest and Octavio Jimenez each belted a double.
Fest twirled seven strong innings for Heron Lake, allowing just one run — a lead-off home run by Spencer’s Davis Blomendahl in the second — on two hits and two walks. Fest struck out just one batter, but the Lakers’ defense made plays for the other 20 outs during the veteran’s stint on the mound.
Knutson (two walks, one strikeout) pitched the final two innings for Heron Lake and was credited with the win.
R H E
Spen. 010 000 020 — 3 5 1
HL 100 010 002 — 4 8 4
Fairmont 9, Heron Lake 2
HERON LAKE — Ian Bents struck out six batters in a seven-inning complete game, and eight of the nine Fairmont batters had at least one hit Sunday afternoon, as the Martins claimed a victory over Heron Lake in First Nite League action at Laker Field.
Lon Eichenberger pitched a complete game for the Lakers, striking out a pair of batters and issuing just one walk. He also collected one of Heron Lake’s five base hits with a single in the fifth inning.
Kirk McBreen, Tony Jorgensen, Octavio Jimenez and Mark Fest each ripped a single for Heron Lake (11-12, 8-9), which plays in Spencer, Iowa Wednesday night.
R H E
Fairmont 004 200 3 — 9 12 1
HL 020 000 0 — 2 5 1
Barnstormers 6, Burnsville 3
COLD SPRING — Rob Petersen and Mike Wenninger combined to limit Burnsville to three runs as the Southwest Barnstormers earned a three-run victory in the first round of the Cold Spring tournament on Saturday.
Petersen earned the win on the hill. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out five in five and two-thirds innings.
Wenninger didn’t allow a run or hit while striking out one in an inning and one-third.
At the plate, Sam Baumgartner was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Wenninger added two hits and drove in two runs.
Ryan Beers had a two-run double for the Barnstormers.
R H E
Burns. 000 003 0 — 3 9 2
SW 100 050 X — 6 6 1
Cold Spring 9, SW 3
COLD SPRING — The host team was too much for the Barnstormers on Sunday in the semifinals of the Cold Spring tournament.
Mike Wenninger suffered the loss for the Barnstormers (3-2-1), while Sam Baumgartner and Kevin Nowotny each saw time on the hill.
Rob Petersen was 2-for-3 to lead SW at the plate, while Nowotny added an RBI double in the game.
The Barnstormers will travel to Wilmont on Friday night.
R H E
CS 001 152 0 — 9 11 0
SW 000 003 0 — 3 7 0
Wilmont 8, Minneota 4
WILMONT — Adam Diekmann (five strikeouts, no walks) hurled seven strong innings Sunday, leading the Wilmont Cardinals to a victory over the Minneota Mudhens in the first game of a Gopher League home doubleheader.
Joe Ahrens (third inning) and Tanner Loosbrock (sixth inning) each tagged a two-run home run for Wilmont, while Lucas Henning (RBI, two runs) and Nate Stoll (two runs) each cracked two hits.
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Minneota 002 101 0 — 4 11 1
Wilmont 004 022 X — 8 10 0
Wilmont 10, Milroy 3
WILMONT — Justin Saufley (six strikeouts, no walks) also tossed seven strong innings Sunday, as Wilmont topped the Milroy Irish in the nightcap of a Gopher League doubleheader.
Adam Diekmann (three RBIs) and Joe Ahrens (RBI, three runs) were each 2-for-3, while Saufley (two RBIs) and Jesse Teerink (RBI) each had a base hit.
Wilmont (14-5, 14-3) plays at Pipestone on Tuesday night.
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Milroy 001 001 1 — 3 8 1
Wilmont 200 323 X — 10 11 0