Daily Globe Sports
ADRIAN -- After inducing 15 ground ball outs, Pipestone's veteran pitching ace Kent Woelber loudly called "mine, mine, mine" as he tracked down a foul pop-up outside the first base line for the game's final out -- in the bottom of the ninth -- Wednesday night, as Woelber and his teammates earned a key 3-1 Gopher League victory. Woelber, who will turn 43 in February, has pitched in the league since 1986 -- and his experience paid dividends for the A's in a game they needed to win. "This was a big win for us," Woelber said after the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Slapping out 20 hits in two games Tuesday night, the Sioux Falls West VFW baseball team captured a pair of victories over Worthington by scores of 8-4 and 7-3. West scored three runs in the first inning of the opener and later increased the lead to 8-0.
ADRIAN -- Getting a stellar pitching performance from Nick Meyer and combining a variety of hits with several well-placed bunts, the Luverne VFW baseball team pulled away in the last two innings, defeating Adrian Monday evening by a final score of 12-1. Through the first five innings, the game was a closely-contested pitcher's duel between Meyer and Adrian's Luke Tiesler. Luverne (7-4, 16-7) had scored a run in the first inning and plated two more in the top of the third, but Tiesler pitched shutout ball in the second, fourth and fifth innings before a combination of well-executed bunt plays
ADRIAN -- For decades, recently deceased Jim McKay hosted ABC's "Wide World of Sports" -- the popular Saturday television program that scanned the globe and opened with the memorable line: "Bringing you the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." Adrian's first-year stock car racer Brandon Bullerman readily admits to "fitting the bill" to that description. "I have had my share of spills and thrills," Bullerman said.
WORTHINGTON -- Mitchell Jensen cracked an RBI-single to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night, scoring Adam Munkel with the winning run in Worthington's 2-1 walk-off victory over Adrian in an exciting opening game of a VFW baseball doubleheader. Worthington then pounded out 15 hits to win the nightcap 13-1 in five innings, improving its overall record to 23-6-1.
WILMONT -- Once again getting a dominating pitching performance from Justin Saufley, the host Wilmont Cardinals earned another Gopher League amateur baseball victory Wednesday night, defeating the Adrian A's at Butts Probst Field, 5-1.
WORTHINGTON -- Here it is already the first week of July.
LAKEFIELD -- Five Jackson County Central boys' cross country runners finished in the first five places of the Jackson County Kids Against Hunger 5-K Road Race Saturday morning. Matt Kocak won the 3.1 mile race in an excellent summer time of 17 minutes, 42 seconds, while Marc Strom (17:57) also ran the course -- through the streets of Lakefield -- in under 18 minutes. Jon Troe (18:20), Sam Hendrickson (18:37) and Justin Cook (19:09) were the next three to complete the race.
WORTHINGTON -- Smacking a total of 25 hits in two games, Adrian Post 32 won its 10th and 11th consecutive American Legion baseball games of the summer, impressively sweeping a doubleheader over Worthington Post 5 Sunday. Adrian utilized a trio of home runs to claim a 17-3 victory in the opener and then plated 14 runs in the second inning and won the second contest by a final tally of 21-5. "We hit the ball well all through the line-up," Adrian head coach Greg Kruger said after the second game.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- With runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night, Sibley-Ocheyedan second baseman Nick Pedley singled to right-center field to score both runners and give the Generals a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Clay Central-Everly Mavericks in a non-conference baseball game. Pedley's game-winning singled gave the Generals their seventh victory in their last nine games, evening their record at 9-9 after a 2-7 start to the season. "We've been winning the close ones lately, and our guys continue to stay positive throughout each game," S-O hea