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Trojans fall to Tigers, 13-8 (baseball wrap-up)

MARSHALL -- Worthington committed eight errors and gave up 12 unearned runs in a 13-8 loss to Marshall in a Southwest Conference baseball game Tuesday.

Starting pitcher Matt King gave up the only earned run for Worthington (2-3, 3-4) on four hits, while walking three and striking out four in three and one-third innings.

Steven Kremer threw an inning and two-thirds in relief and didn't give up a run, while Joe Ahrens gave up five unearned runs in the sixth inning.

"We were down 6-0 and came back to 6-3, and going into the bottom of the sixth we were within one run," Worthington head coach Pat Shaughnessy said. "But we committed three errors and gave up five unearned runs in the sixth."

Worthington pushed a run across in the top of the seventh, but couldn't overcome the deficit.

"We had opportunities," Shaughnessy said. "We left 10 runners on base and left the bases loaded twice."

Travis Meinders had a pair of hits, drove in two and scored three times to lead the Trojan offense. Mike Vorwald had four hits and drove in two, while Kyle Vaske and King each drove in a run.

Tony Jansen and Kremer each scored once, while Kent Knutson scored twice.

Andrew Larsen picked up the victory on the hill for Marshall, while Andy Ogdahl had a pair of hits, and Taylor Vanoverbeke drove in three and scored twice.

Worthington will travel to Adrian Thursday for a non-conference game.


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Luverne 12, Windom 0

WINDOM -- Luverne starter Brent Dinger threw a gem, and the Cardinals posted 15 hits to knock off Southwest Conference foe Windom in five innings Tuesday evening at Island Park.

Dinger allowed no runs on one hit, while striking out three and walking one to earn the victory for the Cardinals (3-2, 4-4).

Bryce Grove suffered the loss for the Eagles (1-3, 2-3), giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out one and walking four over 1 1/3 innings.

Phil Paquette led the Cardinals offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a trio of runs batted in. Dinger also was 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Derek Van Santen went 2-for-3 on the day.

Adam Ossefoort got into the act for Luverne, going 2-for-4, and Zach Olson was 1-for-3 with a 3-run home run in the third inning. Olson had four RBI for the game.

Grove had the only base hit for the Eagles, a double in the fourth inning.

Luverne will visit Pipestone Area Thursday, while Windom visits Marshall for a doubleheader the same afternoon.


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Adrian 9, SWU 3

ADRIAN -- Behind the pitching and hitting of Adam Diekmann, the Dragons defeated the Wildcats in a match up of two teams that entered the game with undefeated conference records.

Diekmann earned the victory on the hill, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out seven in five innings of work.

At the plate, Diekmann had a double and a two-run home run to pace the Dragons (3-0, 7-1).

Jordon Kontz threw the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits and struck out three for Adrian.

At the plate, Kontz had a pair of hits, including a triple, while Matt Gades drove in two runs with a pair of hits.

Glen Kruger also hit a home run for Adrian, while Brett Nowotny had a pair of hits.

For SWU (3-1, 3-4), James Anderson suffered the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in three and two-thirds innings.

Tyler Timko finished the game on the hill for the Wildcats.

Kirk McBreen had a pair of hits, while Joe Liepold had a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning.

Adrian will host Worthington Thursday, while SWU hosts Lincoln County Friday.


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RRC/W-WG 7, Edgerton 2

EDGERTON -- Despite banging out 12 hits, the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen were victimized by untimely errors and dropped a Red Rock Conference decision to the Falcons.

Brian Benedict earned the victory on the hill for the Falcons (1-3, 1-6), giving up two earned runs on nine hits while striking out four and walking two over five innings.

DJ Berning suffered the loss for the Flying Dutchmen (0-3, 1-6), giving up four earned runs on six hits. Berning, who retired the first 10 batters of the game, struck out six and walked one over six innings.

Justin Knakmuhs was 2-for-4 at the plate for RRC/W-WG, including a double, a home run and two RBI. Eric Altermatt also was 2-for-4 with a double.

Edgerton was led at the plate by Levi Ossefoort, Brady Vanderwaal and Ethan Blom, who each went 2-for-3 on the day. Ossefoort had a double, and Vanderwaal an RBI.

Pat Kleinjan and Alex Elgersma (RBI) each went 2-for-4 for the Flying Dutchmen, who visit Murray County Central Tuesday. RRC/W-WG visits Redwood Valley Thursday.


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MCC 19, ML/B-O 4 (6 innings)

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Murray County Central ripped 14 hits, and Paul Counter struck out 10 batters over six innings to lead the Rebels to a big victory over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.

MCC scored in five of the six innings, plating four runs in both the second and third frames and later using an eight-run sixth to build a 15-run bulge.

Eric Wieneke cracked two singles and a triple, Justin Reinsma stroked a pair of singles and a double, and Kyle DeLong smacked a single and a double to lead the Rebels' offense.

Barrett Herrig (single, double) and Steven Herrig (two singles) led the Wolverines with two hits each.

Kyle Schroeder threw the first three innings for ML/B-O, fanning six and walking four.

ML/B-O (1-2, 2-5) visits Windom Friday.


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T-M-B 4, Lakeview 2

COTTONWOOD -- Anthony Dolan went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a key Camden Conference victory over Lakeview.

Dolan had an RBI single, a triple and a stolen base in the game, while Panther teammates Brian Schlager and Eric Lanoue each had a hit.

Isaac Dolan earned the pitching victory, twirling a complete game six-hitter. He walked just one Laker, while striking out four.

Lakeview (2-3) held a 2-0 lead after three innings, before the Panthers (3-0, 4-1) rallied with four scores over the last four innings.

T-M-B hosts the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks in a conference clash Thursday.


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JCC 8, Redwood Valley 7

JACKSON -- A deep sacrifice fly to left field off the bat of Tom Burmeister plated Trevon Bargfrede with what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Jackson County Central Huskies earned a one-run, come-from-behind, victory over Redwood Valley.

Alex Hohenstein, who pitched the fifth and sixth innings, picked up the mound victory for JCC (3-2, 5-3), while Ryan Rasche hurled the seventh and earned the save.

The Huskies made a perfect relay to gun down the potential tying run in the top of the seventh. Bargfrede (center field) fired to shortstop Jason Cook whose throw to catcher Greg Carlson nailed the Redwood Valley runner at the plate.

Pat Rients had a pair of two-run doubles to lead the JCC hitting attack, while Rasche also had two hits.

Mahlon Zimmerman blasted a three-run homer for the Cardinals (0-4) in their six-run fourth inning.

The Huskies host Fairmont Friday.


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