AMATEUR BASEBALL: Cubs lose to Pipestone on walk-off hitPIPESTONE — The Worthington Cubs lost 8-7 on a walk-off hit against the Pipestone A’s Wednesday night in Pipestone in Game 1 of the amateur playoffs.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
PIPESTONE — The Worthington Cubs lost 8-7 on a walk-off hit against the Pipestone A’s Wednesday night in Pipestone in Game 1 of the amateur playoffs.
Pipestone would jump out to a two run lead after the first and would add another run in the bottom of the second to go up 3-0 headed into the third.
Worthington would get on the board in the third with two runs of their own, but Pipestone got another run in the bottom of the inning to give them a 4-2 lead.
The Cubs got another run in the top of the fourth, but again, the A’s would strike in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to build a 6-3 lead.
Pipestone would get the next run, in the bottom of the fifth, to push their lead to four, but Worthington would make a game of it in the top of the seventh and eighth innings.
The Cubs got a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to tie the game going into the ninth. The A’s would end the game in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off hit to score the winning run.
Sam Schneinder got the win for Pipestone, while starter Greg Quist got three strikeouts while allowing two earned runs.
Adam Munkel picked up the loss for Worthington, going three and two-thirds innings with one hit, one earned run, two walks and four strikeouts. Nate Jensen was the starter for the Cubs and pitched five innings, giving up five earned runs, walking four and striking out five.
Mitch Jensen, Adam Munkel, and Jerrad Meinders all had two hits for Worthington while Nate Harberts (1-for-3) scored two runs.
Pipestone’s Mark Aberhamson (2-for-4) had two hits for the A’s.
The Worthington Cubs will be at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m., against the A’s for Game 2 of the best-of-three series.
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WGTN 002 100 130 — 7 12 5
Pipestone 211 210 001 — 8 7 2
Wilmont dominates Mountain Lake 21-2
WILMONT — The Wilmont Cardinals pumped out 21 runs Wednesday night to beat the Mountain Lake Lakers 21-2 in the first game of the best-of-three series in Wilmont between the two amateur teams.
After Cardinals pitcher Justin Saufley shut down the Lakers in the top of the first, Wilmont scored four runs in the bottom of the innings to take a 4-0 lead.
The second saw much of the same for the Cardinals, with Saufley getting another shutout inning and Wilmont pilling on another five runs to increase their lead to nine.
Wilmont would get another three runs in the bottom of the third before Mountain Lake stopped the Cardinals from scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth.
The fifth inning ended the same as the third, with Wilmont picking up another three runs to grab a 15 run lead over the Lakers.
Mountain Lake would finally get on the board in the top of the sixth, scoring one run. But Wilmont would strike back, putting up six more runs making the score 21-1. The Lakers would score again in the top of the seventh, but it was not enough to make a comeback.
Saufley got the win for Wilmont, pitching five innings, giving up one hit and striking out 13 batters. The losing pitcher for Mountain Lake was Dusty Pfieffer.
Lucas Henning (3-for5) and Steven Kremer (5-for-6) both had four RBIs while Adam Diekmann (4-for-5) had two doubles. Joe Ahrens (2-for-3) had two RBIs, while Nick Ahrens (2-for-4) scored three runs.
Game 2 of the three game series will be in Mountain Lake Saturday at 2 p.m.
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ML 000 001 1 — 2 3 5
Wilmont 453 036 X — 21 21 1
Milroy defeats Windom
WINDOM — The Milroy Irish downed the Windom Pirates 3-2 Wednesday night in Windom, in Game 1 of the best-of-three series of the amateur baseball playoffs.
Windom jumped out to an early lead, scoring one in the bottom of the first. But the Irish would fight their way back and score two runs to take the lead in the top of the third.
Windom would tie the score at two in the bottom of the fifth, but that was the only other run they would score in the game.
Milroy took the lead again by scoring one run in the top of the ninth and would close out the game in the bottom of the inning to claim victory.
Isaac Dolan got the win for Milroy, pitching a complete game for the Irish.
Brad Schlomann recorded the loss for the Pirates after pitching the last one and two-thirds innings and giving up the winning run.
The two team will face-off again Saturday at 2 p.m. in Milroy.
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Milroy 002 000 001 — 3 11 1
Windom 100 010 000 — 2 6 3
Jackson beats Adrian
JACKSON — The Jackson Bulls got the 7-1 win against the Adrian A’s Wednesday night in Jackson in Game 1 of the amateur league playoffs.
Jackson scored three runs in the bottom of the first to give them a 3-0 lead. The Bulls would score again in the bottom of the third and fourth to go up by five.
Adrian picked up their first and only run in the top of the fifth to get back within four, but Jackson got another run in the bottom of the inning to push its lead back to five.
Jackson would only score one more run in the bottom of the eighth before claiming the 7-1 victory by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Ryan Rasche got the win for Jackson, pitching eight innings while giving up only four hits, one run and striking out six. Zach Dingmann picked up the loss for the A’s.
Jackson’s Pat Rientz (3-for-4) had a single, double and a triple, while Adrian’s Dingmann had two hits for the A’s.
The Bulls and A’s meet again at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in Adrian.
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Adrian 000 010 000 — 1 5 4
Jackson 301 110 01X — 7 5 0
Minneota grabs win over Heron Lake
HERON LAKE — The Minneota Mudhens picked up the 6-5 win over the Heron Lake Lakers Wednesday night, in Game 1 of the amateur league playoffs.
Heron Lake jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first only to have Minneota tie the game at two in the top of the third.
Minneota would strike next, getting one run in the top of the fifth to break the tie. The Mudhens would get two more runs in the top of the sixth, but the Lakers would drive home two runs of their own to pull within one.
Minneota grabbed another run in the top of the ninth to give themselves a two run lead as the Lakers came up to bat. But the Lakers could only muster one run in the bottom of the inning and would fall short of the comeback.
Matt Musser got the win for the Mudhens, while Jason Mackinnon (4-for-5) had an RBI and Jason Myhre (3-for-5) had two RBIs.
The losing pitcher for the Lakers was Matt Franks, who pitched five and two-thirds innings while striking out seven batter and giving up five earned runs. Ben Scheevel (2-for-3) scored two runs and had one stolen base.
The Lakers and Mudhens will meet again Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Minneota for Game 2 of the best-of-three series.
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Minneota 002 012 001 — 6 13 2
HL 200 002 001 — 5 6 0