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Tuesday sports roundup: Worthington baseball team still looking for first win

Tuesday high school sports roundup:

Baseball
New Ulm 7, Worthington 3

NEW ULM -- The season is still young, but the Worthington Trojans high school baseball team is still looking for its first victory.

“It will happen. So that’s what I tell ‘em,” said head coach Brian Iverson. “Can’t quit. We’ve still got a lot of baseball left to play.”

New Ulm defeated Worthington on Tuesday, 7-3. Braden Zimmerman hurled five-plus innings to get the victory.

Worthington, 0-5, hit the ball well. Austin Svalland had three hits, including a double. Turner Rogers also had three hits. Will Brandner and Michael Iverson both had two.

Brandner pitched the first two innings and took the loss. Brayden Donkersloot, Adam Russell and Rogers also saw mound action for the Trojans, who travel to Redwood Falls on Thursday.

Worthington 000 102 0 -- 3 10 1New Ulm 011 302 x -- 7 13 4MCC 3, RRC/W-WG 2

SLAYTON -- A walk-off single by Spencer Wajer with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Murray County Central a win over Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Wajer had two hits in the game, as did teammate Nate Everson. Austin Irlbeck had a pair of hits for RRC/W-WG.

Everson pitched a complete game, allowing five hits while striking out six. Trenton Halvorson and Irlbeck pitched for RRC/W-WG.

RRC/W-WG 001 001 0 -- 2 5 2MCC 000 200 1 -- 3 6 3Adrian 3, HL-O/F 2

ADRIAN -- Brandon Schnoor led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and came home on a Marshall Wagner sacrifice fly to center field as the Adrian Dragons emerged with a 3-2 win.

Noah Reyne had two hits for Adrian in the contest. Eli Becker had a pair of safeties for Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Ian Stamer was the winning pitcher. He pitched the complete seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out four batters. Fest, who struck out 11 Dragons, took the loss.

HL-O/F 101 000 0 -- 2 5 0Adrian 200 000 1 -- 3 4 4MLA/C 4, E/SWC 3

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Brett Willaby picked up the win and Jon Faber got the save as Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey edged Edgerton/Southwest Christian. Adam Karschnik delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning which proved to be the winning run.

MLA/C led 4-0, but Edgerton/Southwest Christian mounted a comeback that fell short.

Willaby pitched five innings, allowing four hits while walking two and striking out eight. Jacob Van Dam was the losing pitcher, going five innings.

Zach Spinks was 3-for-3 at the plate for MLA/C and teammate Mace Herrig was 2-for-2.

E/SWC 000 210 0 -- 3 4 1MLA/C 211 000 0 -- 4 8 1Windom 10, St. James 0

WINDOM -- Eric Pfeffer went 3-for-3 at the top of the lineup to lead Windom Area to a 10-0 five-inning win over St. James Area.

Alex Borsgard and Kade Sammons had two hits apiece for the Eagles, who collected 12 hits in all.

Jacob Grey had two hits for St. James Area

Connor Redman pitched three innings and Kobe Lovell two for the winners.

St. James Area 000 00 -- 0 4 1Windom Area 204 4x -- 10 12 0SoftballE/SWC 2, MLA/C 1

EDGERTON -- In a tight one, Edgerton/Southwest Christian pushed a run across in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 2-1 victory over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey.

Jazzy Prins had two hits and Gabby Buckridge had one for E/SWC, which was all the safeties the Flying Dutchmen could muster against MLA/C pitcher Molly Carnell.

Carnell didn’t walk a batter and struck out six.

Sierra Van Dyke was the winning pitcher, going the full seven innings and allowing just two hits. She walked one and struck out 11.

MLA/C 000 001 0 -- 1 2 4E/SWC 100 000 1 -- 2 3 1Windom 2, St. James 1SAINT JAMES -- Ellie Miracle kept her cool pitching for Windom Area, going nine innings allowing five hits, walking two, and striking out five.

Halle Jackson scored the winning run for the Eagles on a single from Kendyl Sammons in the top of the ninth. Jackson went 1-for-4 batting, Jenna Brockman went 2-for-4 with a triple, and Sammons went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Addie Bowers pitched all nine innings for the Saints, allowing eight hits, two walks, and striking out nine. Madison Brey lead St. James in the batters box going 2-for-3.

Windom Area 000 010 001 -- 2 8 1St. James 010 000 000 -- 1 5 1Luverne 16-12, RV 0-2

REDWOOD FALLS -- A 15-run first inning helped Luverne to a 16-0 four-inning victory over Redwood Valley in the first game of a doubleheader, and the LHS girls won the second game, too, 12-2 in six.

Rylee Olson was the winning pitcher in the opener, and Halle Hough was the winner in the second.

Billi Connell was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the opener while Olson and Kendall Buss both went 3-for-3. Buss had three RBIs.

In the nightcap, Olson was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a solo home run in the fifth inning. Connell had two hits and Sydne Johnson had three RBIs.

Redwood Valley’s Haley Garman hit a two-run homer in the second game to account for all the team’s runs.

First gameLuverne (15)10 0 -- 16 14 1Redwood Valley 000 0 -- 0 2 6Second gameRedwood Valley 000 200 -- 2 7 4Luverne 411 015 -- 12 11 3JCC 10, LCWM 5

LAKE CRYSTAL -- Blaney Johnson had three hits, and teammates Abagail Turner, Keylee Rossow and Haley Tvinnereim all had two hits as Jackson County Central outscored Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial.

Johnson was the winning pitcher. She allowed 10 hits and three earned runs. She struck out 13 hitters.

Jacie Schultz took the loss.

JCC 100 124 2 -- 10 14 4LCWM 000 003 2 -- 5 10 5GolfWorthington at Windom

WINDOM -- Worthington’s Nick Weg and Windom Area’s Paige Pigman won medalist honors as the Trojans swept the team standings.

The WHS boys bettered Windom Area 151-182 and the WHS girls won by two strokes, 194-196.

Weg shot a 35. Preston Thavixay shot a 44. Colby Nickel and Lucas Boever both had 46. Jackson Roll led the Eagles with a 39. Tylan Porath and Parker Alvstad also had solid games, with 44 and 45, respectively.

Maggie Putnam (46), Madison Beckmann (48), Lilly Mahlberg (49) and Bailey Weg (51) paced the Worthington girls. Pigman had a 40 for Windom Area.

Marshall at Luverne

LUVERNE -- The visiting Marshall Tigers swept Luverne, winning the girls meet 167-194 and the boys meet 167-186.

The Marshall girls produced the top four scores, as Ashtyn Eben had 39, Olivia Peterson 42, Rachel Schwarz 42 and Courtney Toulouse 44. Anna Huisman and McCall Stegenga carded 47 and 48, respectively, for the Cardinals.

Marshall’s Spencer Ehlers was boys medalist, with a 39. Colton Schutz (44) and Carter Stemper (45) led the Luverne side.

W-WG at H-BG

LARCHWOOD, Iowa -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove captured both the boys and girls meets, taking the girls 223-266 and the boys 204-213.

In girls competition, Hannah Fick of Hills-Beaver Creek won medalist honors with a 45. W-WG, meanwhile, was paced by Brittany Erickson (52), Lexi Herding (55), Emma Wahl (56) and Halle Steen (60). Tess Van Maanen’s 52 was second best for the Patriots.

On the boys’ side, the Chargers’ Nathan Kuehl was the medalist with a 42, and he was supported by teammates Andrew Quade (43), Hunter Lien (57) and Brady Ross (62). Making up the H-BC total were Tjomas Dysthe (47), Jacob Axness (50), Dallas Page (57) and Austin Allen (59).

Boys tennisWorthington 5, BEA 2

BLUE EARTH -- Worthington earned a 5-2 road win over Blue Earth Area to advance to 4-0 on the season.

The Trojans’ swept the singles matches, Blaine Doeden defeated Jack Frundt 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Sullivan Merrigan defeated Jack Barke 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Kipton Jenson defeated Vern Johnson 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Cade Lindner defeated Jaime Johnson 6-0, 6-2. Michael Schneider and Alec Langerud defeated Joe Frundt and Max Loge 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles for Worthington.

Parker Kientz and Nick Frundt won No. 1 doubles for Blue Earth Area as they defeated Ben Lopez and Ryan Newman 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3). James Greer and Jonathon Hill defeated Colby Hastings and Bobby Souwankham 6-1, 6-3.

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