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High school baseball: Big sixth lifts RRC/W-WG past JCC

JACKSON -- On the final day of regular season baseball before section tournaments begin, Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove scored six runs in the sixth inning as it defeated Jackson County Central 8-5 in Jackson on Monday in a battle betwee...

JACKSON -- On the final day of regular season baseball before section tournaments begin, Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove scored six runs in the sixth inning as it defeated Jackson County Central 8-5 in Jackson on Monday in a battle between top section seeds.
Austin Irlbeck, Dawson Sorenson, Jordan Martius, Cole Jackson, Evan Blomgren, and Mitchell Willhite all scored in sixth inning for RRC/W-WG.
The Falcons -- the No. 1 seed in the Section 3A tournament -- entered the sixth tied at 2 before breaking the game wide open. The Huskies -- the top seed in Section 3AA -- added three runs to their ledger in the bottom of the inning, but they weren’t enough to keep pace.
Irlbeck went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and two runs, while also earning the victory on the mound for RRC/W-WG.
Ryan Christopher was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs for JCC, while Ryker VanderWoude was 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
RRC/W-WG plays No. 8 seed Edgerton/Southwest Christian in Section 3A action on Saturday in Lamberton. JCC has a first round bye in the Section 3AA tournament and will play the winner between No. 5 Redwood Valley and No. 4 Pipestone Area in Jackson.
RRC/W-WG 200 006 0 -- 8 11 0
Jackson County Central 001 013 0 -- 5 6 5
Adrian 9, RCW 2
ADRIAN --Landon Rogers’ two-run base hit in the fifth inning broke open the game as Adrian defeated Renville County West in a non-conference matchup.
Rogers was 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead the Dragons, who improve to 12-6 this year.
Jake Stamer was 2-for-3 with three runs scored for AHS, while Nick Harder had a hit and scored twice, while Zach Hendel had two hits.
Rogers started the game on the hill and three three innings. Skylar Polzine earned the victory in relief, as he allowed no runs in two innings. Mitchell Wagner threw the final two innings to record
the save.
Adrian is the third seed in the upcoming Section 3A tournament. The Dragons will play sixth-seeded Heron Lake-Okabena at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wabasso.
RCW 002 000 0 -- 2 3 2
Adrian 200 034 x -- 9 9 0
Luverne 8, MCC 1
LUVERNE -- Luverne scored three runs in the third and added two more in the fourth as it defeated Murray County Central.
Mark Sterrett had three hits for the Cardinals, while Derek Lundgreb and Gaige Nath each had two, and Tyler Reisdorfer had 2 RBIs.
Mason Woldt drove in MCC’s lone run.
MCC is the fourth seed in the Section 3A south tournament and will play No. 5 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Saturday in Lamberton. Luverne is the No. 2 seed in the Section 3AA south tournament and plays Lakeview on Saturday in Luverne.
Murray County Central 010 000 0 -- 1 4 2
Luverne 103 202 x -- 8 12 2
Luverne 7, Fairmont 1
LUVERNE -- Ben Serie allowed one run on three hits in five innings as Luverne defeated Fairmont in its second game of the night.
Mark Sterrett was 2-for-4 with a double for Luverne, while Declan Beers was 1-for-3 with a triple, Charlie Reisch was 1-for-3 with a double and Serie was 2-for-3.
Fairmont 100 000 0 -- 1 3 1
Luverne 101 122 x -- 7 10 2
Lakeview 10, E/SWC 8
EDGERTON -- Edgerton/Southwest Christian racked up 14 hits and eight runs, but it wasn’t enough as it fell to Lakeview.
Tannan Groen was 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs and an RBI for E/SWC, while Jacob Van Dam was 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs, Dayne Niemeyer was 2-for-4, and Dalton Vis was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.
Josh Agresto started and pitched two innings, while Van Dam went the rest of the way on the mound.
E/SWC plays Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Saturday in the Section 3A south tournament.
Lakeview 121 015 0 -- 10 5 4
Edgerton/SWC 003 101 3 -- 8 14 8
HL-O 9, G-E/A-C 2
HERON LAKE --- After surrendering a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning, Heron Lake-Okabena’s Logan Knutson handcuffed Glenville-Emmons/Alden-Conger’s hitters over the next five frames and the Wildcats scored nine runs on 11 hits to claim a 9-2 victory in a make-up non-conference game.
Knutson struck out nine Wolverines in six innings. He walked just one batter and gave up five hits before David Volk pitched a scoreless seventh frame, striking out two.
At the plate, Volk (two hits) delivered a key two-run double in the Wildcats’ four-hit, five-run fourth inning. Ethan Becker’s double drove in Knutson (single) with HL-O’s first run in the bottom of the third.
Leading 6-2, the Wildcats plated another run in the fifth and scored twice in the sixth.
Eli Becker was 3-for-3 for HL-O with an RBI, while Jacob Burdick, Taylor DeWall, Lucas Getzel and Andrew Madsen also each had hits for the Wildcats (4-14).
Carter Dahlum, who was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, pitched into the fourth inning and took the loss for the Wolverines (6-11). Dallas Lien smacked a two-run double to give G-E/A-C a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
G-E/A-C 200 000 0 -- 2 6 2
HL-O 001 512 x -- 9 11 2

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