Daily Globe Sports
Submitted Photos The State Qualification Tournament season ended for the Worthington Area Youth Baseball Association’s teams on Sunday. Two WAYBA teams — 10U and 12U — reached their respective state tournaments. The players on the WAYBA 10U team (pictured at left) are: Kaden Wendling, Anthony Linder, Jayden Maras, Mason Schutz, Riley Woodbury, Mason Knouse, Triston Sauerbrei, Charlie Brands, Cooper McCoy, R.J. Widboom, Spenser Braaksma, Ethan Meyer, Wes Widboom and Nicholas Schroeder.
ALEXANDRIA — For the second time in as many tries, the Worthington High trapshooting team is headed to state. The Trojans — who qualified in Class 1A last year — were one of six Class 2A teams to punch their ticket. They did so by taking sixth in the 2015 Championship Shoot in Alexandria. To be among the 20 total teams regardless of class to make it, Worthington’s top five shooters combined to hit 464 out of a possible 500 clay pigeons.
Two Worthington Trojans were named to the Big School All-Big South Conference baseball team for the 2015 season, and two more were chosen honorable mention. Senior Roque Soto and junior Torey Rogers were named to the squad. Senior Trevor Wietzema and junior Nathan Braaksma were named honorable mention. Fairmont had seven players selected all-conference on the Big School side.
MINNEAPOLIS — It was a memorable day for Worthington High School tennis player Andrew Johnson, even though it wasn’t a victorious one. Johnson played well in a pair of matches Thursday during the Minnesota state high school boys tennis tournament at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center, but came out on the losing end on both occasions.
EDGERTON — The Edgerton/Southwest Christian softball team advanced with two victories in the Section 3A South tournament Tuesday. In their first game, the Flying Dutchmen defeated Adrian Area 14-0. In the second, E/SWC earned an 8-2 win over Heron Lake-Okabena. HL-O defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 10-4 in the Wildcats’ opening round. E/SWC will now play Renville County West at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Cottonwood. HL-O will face Lac qui Parle Valley at 11 a.m.
SHERBURN — The Jackson County Central Huskies proved that hitting is contagious Tuesday evening as seven Huskies recorded at least two hits in a 12-0 high school baseball win over Martin County West. Keegan Klontz, Chris Gumto, Nathen Monson, Nick Arp, and Jared Bakalyar each notched two hits. Easton Bahr went 3-for-4 while Scott Christopher was a perfect 4-for-4. Christopher also took the win on the mound, tossing three innings of one-hit ball and striking out four.
HERON LAKE — Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian can officially call itself “undisputed league champion.” A 4-0 win for Murray County Central over Adrian last week put the Flying Dutchmen in control of its own destiny for the Red Rock Conference title. They needed just one more win in their final game of league play against Heron Lake-Okabena to finish in sole possession of first place. Monday, they got that win, 6--0. The Flying Dutchmen got things rolling right away, scoring two runs in the top of the first.
JACKSON — The Jackson County Central Huskies, one of the top fast-pitch softball teams in southwest Minnesota, submitted to some learning experiences Saturday in its own invitational tournament. The Huskies played without their excellent freshman pitcher, Kelsey Kannenberg — who has been hobbled with a sprained ankle since last Monday — and it showed. JCC lost its first game of the tournament 10-7 to Marshall, then lost 6-5 to Watertown-Mayer, and finally sustained a 16-14 setback against Mankato Loyola. Marshall’s Sadie Zahrbock, Morgan Radel and Tori Arzdorf all had two hits against JCC.
ADRIAN — Ida Rogers-Ferguson earned the pitching victory and helped herself with three hits as the Heron Lake-0kabena high school softball team defeated host Adrian 7-2 Tuesday afternoon. Rogers-Ferguson turned in a complete seven-inning win, allowing just two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. She scattered 10 hits while walking one and striking out seven. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate, with a pair of doubles. Teammate Rachel Mathias belted a two-run home run in the first inning to get the Wildcats started.
BLUE EARTH — Runs were hard to come by in a Big South matchup between Blue Earth Area and Worthington as the Buccaneers defeated the Trojans 3-0 on Monday evening in Blue Earth. After the top half of the first frame, almost every inning was a 1-2-3 inning for the visiting team. Blue Earth tallied four hits in the bottom of the first inning and Worthington committed an error to lead to the game’s only three runs. Alan Davids went the distance and picked up the win on the mound for the Buccaneers. For the Trojans, Roque Soto pitched a quality game, going six innings and allowing three earned