PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: JCC splits doubleheader with MarshallJACKSON — Jackson County Central needed a sweep of a doubleheader with Marshall Thursday to lock up the Southwest Conference in baseball action. The Huskies were three outs away, but dropped Game 2 in the final inning 7-6, after winning Game 1 in the final inning 8-7.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
JACKSON — Jackson County Central needed a sweep of a doubleheader with Marshall Thursday to lock up the Southwest Conference in baseball action. The Huskies were three outs away, but dropped Game 2 in the final inning 7-6, after winning Game 1 in the final inning 8-7.
JCC (12-5, 9-3) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 1 to take the game 8-7. Dustin Pronk (3-for-3, three runs, two RBIs) hit a two-run double and Taylor Christopher worked a one-out walk with the bases loaded to score Pronk and give JCC the win.
In Game 2, Brett Larson hit a grand slam with two outs in the top of the seventh to give JCC a 6-5 lead headed into the final frame, but the Tigers scored two in the bottom of the seventh to keep their hopes of being co-champion of the SWC alive.
Tanner Menke was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, Carsen Nyberg was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run for JCC.
JCC (12-5, 9-3) and Marshall are co-champions of the SWC, as long as Worthington doesn’t sweep Redwood Valley in a doubleheader Monday.
JCC will host Martin County West today.
Game 1 R H E
MHS 105 010 0 — 7 10 1
JCC 021 002 3 — 8 9 0
Game 2 R H E
JCC 200 000 4 — 6 9 0
MHS 203 000 2 — 7 12 1
T-M-B 9, RRC/W-WG 0
LAMBERTON — Austin Peterson was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Taylor Hoffbeck could not be touched, striking out 10, walking one and giving up two hits in seven innings to lead Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s baseball team over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday.
Jacob Comnick picked up the loss, striking out two in five innings for RRC/W-WG (10-8), while Bryan Bierl struck out the side in his inning of work and was 1-for-3 at the plate.
RRC/W-WG will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Tuesday and T-M-B (11-6) will travel to Canby Tuesday.
R H E
T-M-B 040 023 0 — 9 8 2
RRC/W-WG 000 000 0 — 0 2 4