Rebels knock off Eagles, 10-7
WINDOM -- Four players had a multi-hit day for Murray County Central Monday, as the Rebels scored in six of the seven innings to earn a 10-7 victory over the Windom Eagles in a non-conference baseball game.
Brian Everson (one RBI, three stolen bases) led MCC's 11-hit attack with a 3-for-3 day. Taylor Streff, Jake Sweetman (double) and Ben Clarke (triple) each had two hits and an RBI.
Eric Wieneke added a hit and drove in three runs, and Paul Counter cracked an RBI-double for the Rebels, who scored three times in the top of the seventh for the game-winning runs.
Counter also pitched three innings, as he started and hurled the first two innings and later came back to pick up the save in the seventh frame.
Clarke was credited with the victory in 2 1/3 innings of work. Wieneke tossed 1 2/3 innings on the mound.
Colin Tritz, Charlie Dunnick and Sam Fischenich shared the pitching duties for Windom.
Bryce Grove went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Eagles, who scored five runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to tie the game at seven.
Both teams play again today, as MCC (4-3) hosts Edgerton, and Windom (2-4) hosts a pair of games. Redwood Valley comes to Island Park at 5 p.m., while Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin visits at 7:30 p.m.
R H E
MCC 130 111 3 -- 10 11 3
Windom 000 520 0 -- 7 6 3
Luverne 16, SWU 5 (6 innings)
HERON LAKE -- Striking early with a six-run first inning, the Luverne Cardinals earned a non-conference victory over Southwestern United in the first game of the season at the Wildcats' home field.
Brent Dinger and Adam Ossefoort were each 3-for-5 to lead Luverne, driving in a run and two runs, respectively.
Phil Paquette smashed a solo home run to lead off the second inning for the Cardinals, who increased their lead to 9-0 with a three-run frame.
Nick Meyer, one of five pitchers used by Luverne, struck out three batters and earned the victory in two innings of relief.
SWU's Kirk McBreen was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while freshman Tim Kennedy got his first career RBI on a groundout.
Octavio Jimenez was one of five pitchers used by the Wildcats, as he hurled the first frame and fanned a batter. SWU committed three of its eight errors in the first inning.
Both teams play again today, with Luverne visiting JCC, and SWU (3-5) hosting ML/B-O.
R H E
Luverne 630 115 -- 16 11 3
SWU 001 031 -- 5 3 8