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Monday prep sports: Luverne advances in boys tennis

BOYS TENNIS Section 3A team tournament Luverne 7, MACCRAY 0 LUVERNE -- Top-seeded Luverne had no trouble at all against eighth-seeded MACCRAY in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A boys team tournament on Monday. The Cardinals won 7-0 to set up a...

BOYS TENNIS

Section 3A team tournament

Luverne 7, MACCRAY 0

LUVERNE -- Top-seeded Luverne had no trouble at all against eighth-seeded MACCRAY in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A boys team tournament on Monday.

The Cardinals won 7-0 to set up a semifinal meeting Wednesday against either fourth-seeded Yellow Medicine East or fifth-seeded Montevideo. Worthington, seeded No. 2, had its match with No. 7 Redwood Valley postponed to today (Tuesday) due to wet weather.

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Against MACCRAY, Luverne won every match in straight sets, not dropping more than two games in any match.

At No. 1 singles, Luverne’s Mark Robinson won 6-0. 6-0 over Levi Sparks. At No. 2, Jim Erickson won 6-1, 6-1 over Riley Essendup. Matt Sehr prevailed 6-0, 6-2 over Gabe Sparks at third singles, and at fourth singles Graham Cunningham won 6-0, 6-1 over Carter Tomes.

LHS doubles players Cade Ver Steeg and Trey Baustian, Luke Jarchow and Matt Jelken, and Cole Stoltenberg and Ethan Thorson all won easily. Jarchow and Jelken lost just one game. The two other Luverne teams did not give up a single game.

Wednesday’s semifinal matches begin at noon and 1:30 p.m. in Redwood Falls, with the championship being played in Redwood Falls at 3 p.m.

 

BASEBALL

MCC 23-2, E/SWC 5-3

EDGERTON -- Murray County Central put up 12 runs in the top of the third inning to assume a dominating 19-3 lead on Edgerton/Southwest Christian in the first game of a doubleheader, and in five innings the Rebels wrapped it up.

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But E/SWC won the second game, 3-2.

Brandon Winter had three hits, and Spencer Wajer and Justin Benda both had two in MCC’s game one 15-hit attack. Wajer pitched five innings, striking out five, for the win.

In the second game, Jaden Bloemendaal had three hits including a home run for E/SWC, and scored all three runs. Teammates Kade Fey and Landon Buckridge had two apiece.

Bloemendaal pitched six innings to get the mound win. He struck out 12.

First game

MCC 61(12) 13 -- 23 15 0

E/SWC 030 02 -- 5 7 5

Second game

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E/SWC 101 010 -- 3 11 2

MCC 001 010 -- 2 3 1

 

Luverne 5, Adrian 0

LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinals held Adrian to two hits in recording a shutout.

Jake Haugan got the win, hurling seven complete. He struck out four. He took a no-hitter into the seventh before Landon Rogers broke it up with a clean single.

The game was played prior to a late game at Redbird Field between Worthington and Luverne.

Ben Serie had two hits for LHS against the Dragons, including a double and two RBIs. Jaxon Nelson had a hit and two RBIs and Haugan went 2-for-3.

Grant Jansma took the pitching loss for Adrian.

Adrian 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0

Luverne 110 300 x -- 5 8 0

 

HL-O/F 7, T-M-B 5

TRACY -- Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda improved its record to 5-8 with a two-run victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, which played host to the contest despite being the visiting team.

Taylor DeWall pitched four and two-thirds innings in relief to earn the win. He relieved starter Eli Fest, who came back in the seventh inning to get the last out and the save.

Luke Gervais took the loss for the Panthers.

Ethan Becker went 2-for-2 for HL-O/F with a double and a triple. Matt Madsen went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. And Tyson Dierks hit a two-run double.

T-M-B 301 001 0 -- 5 7 1

HL-O/F 160 000 x -- 7 7 4

 

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