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Section 3A baseball: Aces rule

Aaron HagenDaily Globe ADRIAN -- It was a day for the aces Tuesday in the opening games of the Section 3A baseball tournament. Adrian's Logan Rogers threw a complete-game shutout to lead the Dragons into today's section semifinals, while Murray C...

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TIM MIDDAGH/DAILY GLOBE Adrian Dragons pitcher Logan Rogers throws to an Edgerton/Southwest Christian batter Tuesday in Section 3A baseball.

Aaron Hagen
Daily Globe

ADRIAN - It was a day for the aces Tuesday in the opening games of the Section 3A baseball tournament.
Adrian’s Logan Rogers threw a complete-game shutout to lead the Dragons into today’s section semifinals, while Murray County Central’s Paul Mesner threw all 14 innings the Rebels played to lead them to a pair of victories and a spot in today’s games. For Edgerton/Southwest Christian, Luke Drooger threw eight shutout innings in the Flying Dutchmen’s opening-round victory.
Adrian 5, E/SWC 0
ADRIAN - Edgerton/Southwest Christian may have had some momentum heading into the second game of Tuesday’s Section 3A baseball tournament.
But Adrian had Logan Rogers.
Rogers threw a one-hit shutout to go with 15 strikeouts as Adrian defeated fourth-seeded E/SWC.
The top-seeded Dragons, which had a first-round bye, scored two in the bottom of the first, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Jaden Bloemendaal threw all six innings for the Dutchmen, allowing six hits and striking out three.
Rogers was 2 for 3, while Michael Preuss had an RBI single and scored twice for AHS. Tannan Groen had a single for E/SWC.
The Dragons (14-6) advance to face Canby at 7 p.m. today at Milroy. E/SWC (7-12) will be in an elimination game at 5 p.m. today in Windom against Wabasso.
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E/SWC 1, R-T-R 0 (8 inn.)
ADRIAN - Luke Drooger wasn’t going home early.
The senior for Edgerton/Southwest Christian threw an eight-inning shutout and drove home the game-winning run to lead the Flying Dutchmen past Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the opening game of the Section 3A tournament.
Drooger allowed no runs on three hits while striking out 11. Levi Hurst suffered the loss for the Knights, allowing one unearned run on five hits to go with four strikeouts in seven and two-thirds innings.
Jaden Bloemendaal was 2 for 3 with a double for E/SWC, while Drooger had an RBI double, which scored Dalton Vis from first in the bottom of the eighth.
R-T-R finished with a 5-9 record.
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MCC 1, Wabasso 0
WABASSO - For six innings, neither Murray County Central or Wabasso could find any offense.
MCC’s Paul Mesner and Wabasso’s Nick Altermatt kept both teams scoreless in the teams’ second game of Tuesday’s Section 3A tournament.
Finally in the seventh, the third-seeded Rebels got a run across. Matt McNab hit an RBI double to score Tyler Spence (running for Mesner) to give MCC a 1-0 lead.
However, the second-seeded Rabbits made it interesting in the bottom of the inning. With one out and the tying run on third base, a ball was hit to ninth-grader Justin Benda in right field. Benda made the catch for the second out, and threw a bullet to home plate in time to get a tagging Altermatt, ending the game and advancing MCC to today’s semifinals.
Mesner, who threw a complete game earlier in the day, was on the hill for all seven innings, allowing no runs on four hits while walking none and striking out two. He needed only 51 pitches for the complete game.
McNab had two hits for MCC, while Noah Lupkes had the other hit.
The Rebels (13-6) will face Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 5 p.m. today at Milroy.
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MCC 2, HL-O 1
WABASSO - Paul Mesner outdueled Logan Knutson as Murray County Central defeated Heron Lake-Okabena in the opening round of the Section 3A tournament.
Mesner needed 82 pitches to threw a complete-game gem, allowing on run on six hits while walking one and striking out four.
Knutson allowed one earned run on seven hits while walking one and striking out five. Austin Hietbrink hit a solo home run for the Wildcats.
Cole Bassett was 2 for 3 with a run, while Kellen Johnson scored a run and stole two bases. Mesner drove in a run, while Noah Lupkes had two hits and drove in a run.
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TIM MIDDAGH/DAILY GLOBE Adrian High School’s Michael Preuss (11) takes third base. On an overthrow to Edgerton/Southwest Christian infielder Luke Drooger (33) Preuss went on to score.

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