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Weekend roundup: Van Hove, Koepsell shine

DAILY GLOBE FAIRMONT -- Worthington High School boy golfers Tyler Van Hove and Ben Koepsell continued to shine in the spring Saturday in the Fairmont Invitational.Van Hove shot rounds of 38 and 36 strokes for a medalist score of 74 and Koepsell p...

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FAIRMONT - Worthington High School boy golfers Tyler Van Hove and Ben Koepsell continued to shine in the spring Saturday in the Fairmont Invitational.
Van Hove shot rounds of 38 and 36 strokes for a medalist score of 74 and Koepsell placed third with a 42-38 - 80.
Parker Oleson of North Union was second with a 78. Chaz Smedsrud of Luverne carded an 82. Other top area scores were: Jack Brinkman (85) and Sutton Flatgard (88) of Jackson County Central, Coy Gonnerman of Luverne (85), Jacob Prunty of Worthington (86) and Tylan Porath of Windom Area (88).
Worthington won the team boys competition with 330 strokes. North Union was next with 347, followed by Luverne 357, JCC 359, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 381, Windom Area 382, Fairmont 393 and St. Peter 438.
On the girls’ side, Marshall’s Ana Schwarz and Kaylee Goosen and Windom Area’s Hallie Will all stroked 88s, with Schwarz earning medalist honors on a tiebreaker.
JCC’s Abby Brinkman was sixth overall with a 91. Windom Area’s Paige Pigman also had a 91.
Marshall won the team competition with 366 strokes, followed by Windom Area 381, JCC 391, Luverne 399, St. Peter 406, Worthington 423, New Ulm 427, Blue Earth Area 439 and Fairmont 464.
Worthington’s top scores were: Kelicy Anderson 101, Ashley Hoefker 102 and McKenna Prunty 104.
Baseball
--- Strong pitching performances from Tucker Sorenson and Easton Sauerbrei helped Worthington sweep host Waseca Saturday, 3-2 and 1-0.
Sorenson had a no-hitter for six and one-third innings in the first game. It was broken up in the seventh on a slow roller. Both Waseca runs were scored in the seventh inning and the game ended on a line drive that hit a Waseca runner running from second base.
Sorenson finished with a two-hitter, with two walks and eight strikeouts.
In the second game, Sauerbrei five-hit Waseca through seven. He walked no one and struck out four.
The Trojans’ Shawn Hurley went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the first game. Brandon Veen had two of Worthington’s five hits in the second game.
--- Windom Area split a pair of games in Windom, beating Blue Earth Area 10-5 and losing to Fairmont 12-4.
Devin Homer had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs for the Eagles against Blue Earth Area. Kobe Lovell pitched five innings to get the win.
Fairmont collected 13 hits against WAHS, which used four pitchers. Jeff Pfeffer had a pair of hits for the home team.
--- Hibbing overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat host Pipestone Area 4-2 on a one-hitter. Travis Carroll walked two and struck out 12 Arrows hitters in his seven innings of work.
Justin Rops pitched four innings for PA, allowing four hits while striking out six. Arrows Mitchel Carson hurled one inning and Michael Friese pitched two, and neither one allowed an earned run.
Softball
New Ulm Cathedral went 3-0 in the Windom Tournament Saturday, beating Fairmont 11-4, Martin County West 4-3 and Adrian 12-3.
Martin County West placed second.
Other scores were: MCW 4, Windom Area 3; Fairmont 16, Adrian 1; Fairmont 16, Windom Area 0; and MCW 12, Adrian 0.
Maurissa Isaacs hit an RBI double for Windom Area in the MCW game. Eagle Daytona Smedsrud went 1-for-1 with a double and two walks in the same game. Ellie Maricle went the distance on the pitcher’s rubber for Windom Area.

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