Weekend high school roundup: Pipestone Area wins twice
BaseballPipestone Area at Redwood ValleyREDWOOD FALLS -- Michael Friese shut down Redwood Valley in the first game and Justin Rops threw a shutout in the second game as Pipestone Area earned 5-1 and 2-0 victories on Saturday.Friese allowed just f...
Pipestone Area at Redwood Valley
REDWOOD FALLS - Michael Friese shut down Redwood Valley in the first game and Justin Rops threw a shutout in the second game as Pipestone Area earned 5-1 and 2-0 victories on Saturday.
Friese allowed just four hits in the opener while walking no one and striking out nine batters. Rops allowed just three hits in the nightcap while walking none and striking out six to out-duel James Pendleton, who also allowed just three hits.
The Arrows scored five runs in the first game off two Redwood pitchers despite getting just three hits. The Cardinals walked 11 batters.
Adrian 8, R-T-R 1
ADRIAN - Logan Rogers pitched a complete game for Adrian, allowing one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out 12.
Rogers also went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Alex Loosbrock was 2-for-4 with a double.
The victory moves Adrian to 11-4 on the season.
HL-O at Canby Tournament
CANBY - Heron Lake-Okabena lost two games at the Canby Tournament.
Canby beat the Wildcats 10-0 in their first game, and in the second Lakeview earned a 5-2 win.
Pitchers Logan Knutson and Adam Hietbrink pitched well for HL-O against Lakeview. Knutson came on in relief to pitch three innings and he allowed only one run. Hietbrink pitched the final three innings and didn’t allow a run.
Austin Hietbrink had two hits for HL-O against Lakeview.
JACKSON - Jackson County Central won two games and lost one at its weekend tournament. The Huskies defeated Mankato Loyola 6-1 and Marshall 10-4 but lost to Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10-0.
JCC was held to just three hits by Z-M pitcher Morgan Olson, who walked one and struck out eight.
Kelsey Kannenberg took the loss.
Kannenberg fared much better against Loyola, scattering eight hits among six innings and striking out nine. She also had two hits at the plate, with a home run. Teammates Jadin Bezdicek, Sydney Nyborg and Jacey Edlin all had two hits of their own.
Bezdicek went 4-for-4 against Marshall with a triple. Kannenberg went 3-for-3. Bailey Berner was 3-for-4.
Blaney Johnson allowed 10 hits in seven innings and got the win.
OKABENA - Luverne beat Heron Lake-Okabena 6-3, and also picked up a victory over West Lutheran in a round-robin affair.
Katie Kracht homered for Luverne against host HL-O and teammate Rylee Olson went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Olson was the winning pitcher. Ida Rogers-Ferguson, who went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and a home run. Teammate Sam Obermoller was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
In the other game, West Lutheran topped HL-O 6-1. Rogers-Ferguson and Obermoller collected a double apiece.
Luverne 6, Fairmont 1
FAIRMONT - Through all kinds of weather, the LHS boys keep on rolling. It was cold and windy at 10 a.m. Saturday when the Cardinal teams clashed, and Luverne won it 6-1 to improve to 12-0 on the season.
Four matches went three sets. Luverne’s Erik Wohnoutka won 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Tyler Head at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Fairmont’s Austin Becker tipped Jacob Jarchow 6-1, 3-6, 6-0. Luverne’s No. 1 doubles team of Dalton Schoeneman and Layne Curtis won in three sets, and the LHS No. 3 doubles team of Trey Baustian and Isaac Gillette also won in three.