Section baseball: Adrian wins in ninth, 1-0

Daily Globe MILROY -- Seven innings wasn't enough to decide a winner.Neither was eight.Adrian scored the game's lone run in the top of the ninth inning to advance with a 1-0 victory over Wabasso in Thursday's Section 3A elimination baseball game....

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MILROY - Seven innings wasn’t enough to decide a winner.
Neither was eight.
Adrian scored the game’s lone run in the top of the ninth inning to advance with a 1-0 victory over Wabasso in Thursday’s Section 3A elimination baseball game.
“It was a classic game that you’re going to talk about for years to come,” AHS head coach Kevin Nowotny said. “Both teams were out of pitchers, so it should have been a 12-10 ballgame, but it was 0-0 into the ninth.”
The Dragons were able to collect nine hits in the game, but also struck out 15 times in the nine innings. Adrian’s pitchers, meanwhile, were able to record 18 strikeouts and allowed only three hits.
Going into the ninth inning with the game still scoreless, Michael Preuss hit a fly ball betwen the shortstop and left fielder. The ball was misplayed and Preuss ended up on second after the error. He later stole third and was 90 feet away from the go-ahead run. With two outs and two strikes on the batter, Preuss scored what was the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
Logan Rogers earned the victory for Adrian (15-7). He threw six innings and struck out 15 in relief. Jacob Stamer threw three innings and struck out three.
“It was a gutty performance by Logan Rogers to come in on one-day’s rest to throw six innings and strike out 15 hitters,” Nowotny said. “Their pitching did very well also.”
Nick Altermatt suffered the loss, allowing the one unearned run while stirking out six in four innings of relief.
Zach Hendel, Preuss and Zach Loosbrock each had a triple that led off an inning. Loosbrock also had a single and Ryan Wieneke had a double.
Adrian will face Murray County Central in another elimination game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Milroy.
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MILROY - Facing elimination, Murray County Central wasn’t ready to be done quite yet.
The Rebels bounced back from a 10-0 loss the night before to earn a victory over Renville County West in an elimination game.
“We were able to bounce back,” MCC head coach Derek Lieser said. “It’s exciting for the kids, the seniors don’t want it to end.”
The Rebels (14-7) scored early against the Jaguars. The scored one in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and three in the sixth for the victory. RCW, meanwhile, scored a run in the sixth and a run in the seventh.
“We did just enough,” Lieser said. “I think we scored five or six runs with two outs.”
Garrett Johnson earned the victory, allowing two earned runs on two hits while walking four, hitting three batters and striking out seven.
Colin Thompson suffered the loss for RCW, while Thomas Froland had an RBI single and Hayden Johnson had a hit for the Jaguars.
Tate Meyer had a hit and drove in two runs for MCC, while Justin Benda had a hit and drove in two. Paul Mesner had two hits and drove in a run, while Kellan Johnson was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
The Rebels will now face Adrian Saturday in an elimination game. Game time is slated for 2 p.m. in Granite Falls.
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Section 3AA
New London-Spicer needed 10 innings to earn a 9-5 victory over Pipestone Area. The Wildcats, who are the North’s fourth seed, will play another elimination game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Granite Falls. NL-S will face Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, who is the South’s sixth seed.
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove eliminated Jackson County Central 5-3.
Cole Jackson had a pair of hits for the winners, who scored two runs in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie.
Taylor Bunting was the winning pitcher, going a complete seven innings.

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