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Wilmont finishes as consolation champs; Hadley, Heron Lake win amateur games

LUVERNE -- With a pair of victories in Luverne over the weekend, the Wilmont Cardinals finished as consolation champions in the Luverne amateur baseball tournament.

Friday night, Brandon Valley handed Wilmont its first loss of the season with an 8-2 defeat. However, Wilmont recovered in a 10-6 victory over the Sioux Falls Saints Saturday and then defeated Renner 5-3 Sunday to finish as consolation champions.

Against Brandon Valley, Aaron Johnson suffered the loss, allowing six earned runs while striking out three in six innings.

Johnson also had two hits, while Jesse Teerink had a pair of hits for Wilmont (11-1). Jay Scheidt scored twice for the Cardinals.

Against Sioux Falls, Ryan Swanson earned the victory on the hill in six innings. Sam Baumgartner came out from behind the plate to throw one inning and strike out one of the three batters he faced.

Scheidt had three hits for the Cardinals, including a double, two triples, and drove in four runs.

Swanson helped his own cause with a pair of hits, while Josh Wasmund had a two-run home run and drove in three runs.

Against Renner Sunday, Nick Ahrens allowed just two earned runs while walking one and striking out two in seven innings.

Scheidt had a pair of hits, including another triple, while Teerink had three hits, as the two accounted for all five of the Cardinal hits.

Wilmont will host Luverne Wednesday.


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Heron Lake 11, Mountain Lake 1

HERON LAKE -- Playing errorless baseball and stringing together a pair of explosive offensive innings, the Heron Lake Lakers claimed a 10-run victory over Mountain Lake Sunday.

The Lakers (3-12) utilized five hits to score four runs in the bottom of the second inning and then plated five runs on four hits and three walks in the fourth.

James Anderson made his amateur pitching debut a good one, as he went the distance, scattering eight hits in seven innings.

Anderson walked only one batter and hit one, while recording five strikeouts. He gave up just one earned run in the third inning and shut Mountain Lake out the rest of the way.

A total of seven Lakers combined for 11 hits off Mountain Lake pitcher Eric Johnson (six innings, five walks, one hit batter, eight strikeouts), including four players with a pair of hits.

Lucas Knutson (2-for-2, walk, hit by pitch, two stolen bases, two runs, two RBIs), Keith Rogers (2-for-4, run, double, stolen base, three RBIs), Ike Rogers (2-for-3, two runs, RBI, sacrifice) and Todd Waller (2-for-2, run, two RBIs, sacrifice, stolen base) were Heron Lake's leaders at the plate.

Trevor Leopold (RBI double, two walks, two runs), Jerrad Meinders (double, run) and Anderson (1-for-3, walk, run) also contributed offensively for the Lakers, who host Windom and Fairmont Sunday.

Lee Fast (2-for-2, double, walk, hit by pitch, run), Dusty Pfeiffer (2-for-3, RBI) and Gary Blom (2-for-3) combined for six of Mountain Lake's hits.

Mountain Lake (2-9) hosts both Wilmont and Jackson Sunday.


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Hadley 8, Fairmont 5

HADLEY -- Despite having just one extra base hit, the Hadley Buttermakers defeated Fairmont Sunday afternoon in an amateur baseball game.

Joe Larson had a triple for Hadley (5-4, 7-6) and two other hits while driving in three runs.

Ryan Beers, James Wajer, Taylor Rignell and Max Zwart all had two singles, while Wajer drove in two runs and Rignell scored three times.

Zwart earned the victory on the hill, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out seven in six innings.

Chris Haken threw the final three innings to earn the save, and allowed three hits and struck out two batters.

Hadley will travel to Jackson Tuesday.


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Marshall 13, Adrian 4

MARSHALL -- Playing short handed, the Adrian A's suffered a loss at Marshall late Friday night.

Brandon Diekmann suffered the loss for Adrian (6-7).

Joe Kruger had a two-run single for the A's, while Brandon Wolf, Diekmann and Levi Bullerman each had a single for Adrian.

The A's will travel to Windom Friday.


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