Area sports roundup: Eagles win baseball tourney in Windom
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALLWA TournamentWINDOM -- Windom Area won a pair of 1-run games as it hosted a tournament on Saturday. It beat Blue Earth Area 5-4, and Fairmont 4-3.Kobe Lovell hit a 2-run double in the fifth inning to give the Eagles a 5-4 lead...
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WINDOM -- Windom Area won a pair of 1-run games as it hosted a tournament on Saturday. It beat Blue Earth Area 5-4, and Fairmont 4-3.
Kobe Lovell hit a 2-run double in the fifth inning to give the Eagles a 5-4 lead that held until the end in the victory over Blue Earth Area.
WA started fast with a 3-run first inning, but BEA took the lead with two runs in the second and two more in the top of the fifth.
Devin Homer was 1-for-3 with 3 RBIs for the Eagles, while Lovell was 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs and a run.
In the WA victory over Fairmont, Trent Lacanne drove in Homer with a walk-off single in the 10th inning to seal the win.
Homer was 3-for-4 for the Eagles, while Lacanne was 2-for-3 and Noah Kloss was 2-for-4.
Luke Gilbertson got the win.
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MCC at K-M-S tournament
KERKHOVEN -- Murray County Central went to extra innings in its first game of a baseball tournament at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, and then finished in only five in its second as it went 0-2 on the day.
The Rebels scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the first game, but C-G-B answered with a run of their own to tie it in the bottom and added another in the eighth to seal a 7-6 victory.
Brady Woldt had three hits and 2 RBIs for MCC at the plate and struck out four on the mound.
In the second game, K-M-S scored nine runs in the first inning and 10 in the fourth as it defeated MCC 20-0 in five innings.
K-M-S’s Brandon Rasmussen allowed only one hit in the game.
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Worthington at Waseca
WASECA -- Worthington lost both games of a softball doubleheader to Waseca on Saturday, falling 4-3 in Game 1 and 16-8 in Game 2.
The Trojans and Bluejays were tied at 3 entering the seventh inning of the first game, but Waseca walked in a run with the bases loaded to take the 1-run lead.
“We just had a couple of calls not go our way and a couple of hits no go our way,” Worthington head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka said. “It was a good game, it just didn’t end the way we wanted.”
Payton Sauerbrei was 1-for-2 with three runs and four stolen bases for the Trojans, while Liz Hayenga was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base and Christina Shorter was 1-for-3 with an RBI and three stolen bases.
Waseca crossed the plate in every inning of Game 2, including six times in the fifth.
Arecely Vasquez was 2-for-4 with 2 runs and a stolen base for Worthington, while Hayenga was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Sauerbrei was 1-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.
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WINDOM -- Windom Area went 1-2 as it hosted a softball tournament on Saturday, with its win coming 5-0 over Fairmont, while it lost 4-3 to Martin County West and 13-1 to New Ulm Cathedral.
NUC won the tournament with a 3-0 record, while MCW finished second at 2-1.
In the victory over Fairmont, Ellie Maricle allowed three hits in six shutout innings with 10 strikeouts for the Eagles.
Maurissa Isaacs was 2-for-3 with two doubles for WA, while Halle Jackson and Mackenzie Hockel were each 1-for-3 with an RBI.
In WA’s game with MCW, the Mavericks’ Mercedes Moeller scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.
Jordyn Alm was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk for the Eagles, while Jackson had an RBI and Maricle was 1-for-2.
NUC scored nine runs in the first three innings, including six in the third as it defeated Windom Area.
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FAIRMONT -- The Worthington boys golf team finished fifth at the Fairmont Tournament on Saturday, scoring 350. New Ulm finished first (319), Marshall finished second (321), St. Peter finished third (323), Blue Earth Area finished fourth (327), North Union finished fifth (345), Jackson County Central finished sixth (352), Pipestone Area finished seventh (360), Fairmont finished eighth (370), Windom Area finished ninth (371), Luverne finished 10th (388), and Mountain Lake Area finished 11th (489).
Mason Plante of Marshall earned medalist honors, shooting a 73.
Nick Weg carded an 81 for the Trojans, while Nathoe Vorasane scored 88, Zach Boever scored 90 and both Zach Wiertzema and Jacob Prunty scored 91.
Jack Brinkman shot an 80 for JCC, while Austin Haar scored 85, Alec Kocak scored 93, and Zach Torgerson scored 94.
Cody Thompson scored 85 for the Arrows, while McCaden Biever scored 88, Charlie Rops scored 92, and both Garrett Niehus and Logan Stahl carded 95s.
Tylan Porath led WA with an 86, while Parker Alvstad scored 92, Jacob Cory scored 95, and Jackson Roll scored 98.
Cory Gonnerman scored 87 for Luverne, while Alex Schoeneman and Jack Golla each scored 96.
On the girls side, the Trojans finished third with 397 points. Marshall won with 341, while Luverne finished second with 393.
Marshall’s Ana Schwarz finished first, scoring 77, while teammate Olivia Peterson finished second with an 81.
Anneke Weg had an 87 for Worthington, which placed her in a tie for fourth before she lost a tiebreaker and finished fifth. She had her worst and best rounds of the season, with a 50 on the first nine and a 37 on the second nine.
Bailey Weg finished with a 101, while Claire Ludes scored 102, and McKenna Prunty scored 107 to round out the Trojans scoring.
Hadley 6, Ruthton 0
RUTHTON -- Luke Drooger struck out 12 and allowed only two hits in eight shutout innings for Hadley as it defeated Ruthton in its opening game of amateur baseball on Sunday.
Max Zwart was 4-for-5 for the Buttermakers, while Alex Peterson was 2-for-3 with a run and Drooger was 1-for-4 with an RBI triple.
Paul Mesner pitched the final inning, keeping the Royals scoreless.
Hadley plays again on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Tracy.
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