Thursday sports roundup: Adrian baseball team takes two from E/SWC

BASEBALL Adrian 2-16, E/SWC 0-0 ADRIAN -- Scoring both of its runs in the first inning, Adrian defeated Edgerton/Southwest Christian 2-0 in the first game of a high school baseball doubleheader Thursday, then routed the visitors 16-0 in the four-...


Adrian 2-16, E/SWC 0-0

ADRIAN -- Scoring both of its runs in the first inning, Adrian defeated Edgerton/Southwest Christian 2-0 in the first game of a high school baseball doubleheader Thursday, then routed the visitors 16-0 in the four-inning second game.

Brent Hokeness, Skylar Polzine and Lance Luettel each had a hit for Adrian. Landon Buckridge and Josh Argesto had E/SWC’s two hits.

Ian Stamer allowed just the two hits in six innings to get the mound win. Jaden Bloemendaal allowed three hits in five innings and took the loss.


In the second game, Landon Rogers went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored for AHS. Polzine, Luettel and Jeffrey Cauwels each had two hits.

Noah Reyne went the full four innings on the mound, checking E/SWC on just one hit. He struck out six.

Argesto took the loss.

First game

E/SWC 000 00 -- 0 2 1

Adrian 200 00 -- 2 3 2

Second game

Adrian 146 5 -- 16 13 0


E/SWC 000 0 -- 0 1 5

Luverne 15-11, PA 4-1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- In a doubleheader between Big South Conference rivals at a neutral site at Augustana College, Luverne swept Pipestone Area 15-4 and 11-1.

No statistics were available.

JCC 7-7, St. James Area 3-2

JACKSON -- Jackson County Central took a pair from St. James Area 7-3 and 7-2.

Ethan Lindley had three hits in the first game for the Huskies while Dylan Svoboda and Dominic Bargfrede each had two. In the second game, Svoboda had two hits including a double. Hunter Mathias belted a pair of doubles.




Worthington 12, Adrian 10

ADRIAN - Worthington was able to withstand an attempted 7th inning comeback in which Adrian scored four runs. The Trojans’ leading hitter was Haley Grimmius who went 3-for-4, hitting a double and a home run. Grimmius also scored two runs, and drove in three. Arecely Vasquez went 3-for-3 batting, and was stellar on the basepath, stealing three bases.

WHS starting pitcher Sydney Ponto was spectacular in painting the strike zone as she accumulated six strikeouts, and gave up six earned runs.

Luverne 11-19, JCC 4-3

LUVERNE -- Rylee Olson pitched and won both games, and the Luverne Cardinals collected 32 hits altogether in a doubleheader sweep of Jackson County Central.

Billi Connell, Halle Hough and Courtney Nath all had three hits in the first game for Luverne.

In the second game, Connell went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Olson was 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored. Teammate Shelby Kracht belted a solo home run.

Keylee Rossow went 2-for-2 with a double for JCC.

Luverne is 4-0 on the season.

First game

JCC 100 030 0 -- 4 10 7

Luverne 023 420 x -- 11 18 4

Second game

Luverne 4 (10) 5 -- 19 14 1

JCC 003 -- 3 4 4

Pipestone Area 6-16, Windom 1-1

PIPESTONE - Shelby Bloemendaal was lights out for Pipestone Area in game one as she pitched a complete one run game, giving up four hits while striking out 9. The Arrows scored six runs on eight hits, while also commiting four errors in the first game of the doubleheader. Pipestone’s batting leader was Mara Taubert who went 2-for-2, and Paige Ahrendt was 2-for-3.

In the second game Pipestone’s bats came alive, scoring 10 runs in the first inning. The game ended in the fourth inning. The Arrows’ finished the game with a total of 17 hits.

First Game

Pipestone 0111102 -- 6 8 4

Windom 0001000 --1 4 2

Second Game

Windom 1000 - 1 4 1

Pipestone (10)104 -- 16 17 1



Pipestone Area at Luverne

LUVERNE - Luverne and Pipestone Area competed in a Big South dual meet. Luverne won the boys competition 198-201. Coy Gonnerman paced the Cardinals with a score of 45. Will Stegenga had 50, Cunnar Oldre 51, and three players tied at 52 ( Carter Stemper, Jack Golla, and Cooper Arends).

The Arrows’ leading scorer was Charlie Rops with a 45.

The Pipestone and Luverne girls were tied at 211. Luvernes’ fifth scorer, McCall Stegenga, finished better shooting 60 compared to Pipestones’ fifth, Courtney Kanthak, who finished with 61.


Edgerton/Southwest Christian at Adrian

Adrian - Adrian got the best of Edgerton/Southwest Christian in its Red Rock Conference dual meet. The Dragon girls paced their matchup against E/SWC by scoring a 201, while E/SWC struggled against might winds ending up with a 279. Senior Alexia Kemper was the night’s lowest scorer with a 43.

Adrian also won the boys competition by a score of 194 to 216. The Dragons’ top scorers were Nick Harder with a 44, Mitchell Veld with a 49, Easton Braun with a 50, and Brady Henning with a 51.

E/SWC was led by Trey Huisken with a 50, Devin Van’t Hof with a 54, and Marcus Vander Lugt with a 56.


Luverne 6, SF Lincoln JV 3

SIOUX FALLS -- Luverne won five of six singles matches and one of three doubles matches to defeat Sioux Falls Lincoln JV.

Mark Robinson (No. 1 singles), Jim Ericsson (3), Trey Baustian (4), Matt Jelken (5) and Luke Jarchow (6) all prevailed, with Jarchow going three sets (6-1, 4-6, 11-9) to beat Sioux Falls’ Johnathan Nash.

Cade VerSteeg and Trey Baustian won for the Cards in second doubles. Mark Robinson and Jim Erickson at No. 1 doubles, and Matt Jelken and Luke Jarchow at No. 3 doubles were beaten.

Luverne is 5-3 overall and 5-0 in dual matches. The team hosts Worthington today (Friday).

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