MCC 8, SW United 0
Chris Halbur and Sam Erickson combined to throw a two-hit shutout for Murray County Central against Southwestern United in Red Rock Conference play on Tuesday in Slayton. MCC won the game 8-0.
Halbur pitched the first five innings and Erickson cleaned up the last two in the win while Austin Kluis and Trent Carlson each had two hits. Nate Wieneke and James Dahlgren each added a double.
The Rebels (10-3 overall, 9-1 Red Rock) will play host to Comfrey/Cedar Mountain on Thursday and travel to Pipestone on Friday to end the week.
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S-Aaron Fest, Riley Place (4). M-Chris Halber, Sam Erickson (6). 2B: M-Nate Wieneke, James Dahlgren.
Luverne 15, TMB 4
With a seven-run third inning and a six-run fourth inning, the Luverne baseball team blew by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 15-4 in five innings Tuesday in a non-conference game played in Luverne.
Gunnar Olson had a three-run homer in the fourth to help power the Cardinals to the win.
Parker Lanoue was 2-for-2 to lead the Panthers at the plate. He also started the game on the mound, giving up nine runs (four earned) on eight hits with three walks and a strikeout. TMB had six errors in the game.
TMB (10-6 overall) will play Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday in Lamberton.
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Rabbits, Chargers split
The Wabasso and Minnesota Valley Lutheran baseball teams each rallied behind strong pitching as the two teams split a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader Tuesday in New Ulm. Wabasso gave up just two hits in a 7-2 win in Game 1, while the Chargers got a two-hit shutout from Travis Kretsch in a 1-0 win in Game 2.
Dirk Pistulka started the opener for Wabasso and went the first four innings, giving up one hit and three walks with a pair of strikeouts. Aaron Brau tossed the final three innings, allowing one hit and three walks with three strikeouts.
Kenric Baune was 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs to lead the Wabasso offense. Neil Eichten was 1-for-4 with a triple, while Blake Altermatt was 3-for-4 and knocked in a run.
Kretsch held down the Rabbits' offense in the second game, where he struck out three batters and walked three. Kretsch also knocked in the winning run, scoring Justin Bruns on a sac fly in the sixth inning.
Eichten pitched a complete game for Wabasso in the loss. He gave up one run on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Wabasso (9-8 overall, 8-6 Tomahawk) will play at Sleepy Eye on Thursday.
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TMB sweeps RCW 10-2, 5-4
The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton softball team swept a Camden Conference doubleheader over Renville County West in Danube on Tuesday, winning 10-2 and 5-4.
In Game 1, the Panthers trailed 2-1 after four innings, but scored four in the fifth and five in the sixth to win 10-2. Jenny Welu pitched the win, striking out eight and walking one while driving in three RBIs.
Ashley Daniels was 3-for-4 and just short of the cycle, hitting a single, double and a triple. Kate Johnston, Alexis Buysse and Galiya Bitton were each 2-for-4, with Johnston hitting a double.
In the second game, TMB scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh and stalled the tying run at third in the bottom of the inning to win 5-4.
Welu pitched her second win of the day, striking out nine and walking none. Johnston had her second double of the day, and Daniels was 2-for-4 in the win.
TMB (14-5 overall, 9-5 Camden) will travel to Redwood Falls to face Redwood Valley to end the regular season on Friday.
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M/C/L softball splits
The Minneota/Canby/Lincoln HI softball team split a Camden Conference doubleheader with MACCRAY, winning the first game 9-5 before falling 8-2 in Game 2 in Minneota.
In Game 1, the Vikings (6-10 overall, 5-9 Camden) took advantage of two four-run innings in the win.
Kelsea Tolk pitched the win for M/C/L, striking out four. Jessica Fox had a triple and three RBIs at the plate for the Vikings.
In the second game, the Wolverines jumped out to a 4-0 lead and M/C/L was unable to mount a comeback.
Tolk pitched the first four innings, picking up the loss, while Brooke Bauman pitched the final two innings.
The Vikings will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to Montevideo for the final regular season game.
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KMS stays unbeaten, sweeps Blackjacks
The undefeated Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg softball team continued its dominance of the Camden Conference with a sweep of Dawson-Boyd Tuesday in Dawson. The Fighting Saints earned a 10-3 win in the opener, then saw Erin Haglund pitch a perfect game in an 11-0 win in five innings in Game 2.
KMS had six homers on the day, including four in the Game 2 win. Ellen Johnson had one homer in the first game and two in the second game.
Sam Dunn earned a complete game win for KMS in the opener, and she also had five hits, including a home run, on the day. Haglund struck out five batters in five innings during her perfect game.
For Dawson-Boyd, Justine Flattum and Mari Lee each went 2-for-4 at the plate in the Game 1 loss.
The Blackjacks finish the regular season 10-9 overall and 6-8 in conference play.
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MCC 19, SWU 8
The Murray County Central softball team scored 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating Southwestern United 19-8 in a Red Rock Conference softball game on Tuesday in Brewster.
Kristi Bose and Ashley Clarke allowed three hits in the game, with Bose picking up the win.
Bose, Taylor Schreier, Kendra Blomgren and Jade Giese each had a double for the Rebels, and Schreier and Makenzie Giese each had four RBIs in the win.
The Rebels (12-6 overall, 8-2 Red Rock) will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to Pipestone to finish the regular season.
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MLBO 13, RRC/WWG 7
The Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove softball team fell to Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin 13-7 in Red Rock Conference action in Sanborn on Tuesday.
The Falcons' two hits were recorded by Katie Dusek, while RRC/WWG was walked 11 times and hit by four pitches in the loss.
The Falcons (4-14 overall, 4-6 Red Rock) will play host to Comfrey/Cedar Mountain in Sanborn on Thursday to end the regular season.
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M-Janessa Peters. R-Aubrey Willhite, Katie Larsen (4). 2B: M-Briana Wolff.
Wabasso splits with MVL
The Wabasso softball team split a pair of Tomahawk Conference games with Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday, winning Game 1 5-2 before falling 16-8 in the second game.
In the first game, Kimberly Frank pitched the win with nine strikeouts while going 2-for-4 at the plate. Alyssa Rothmeier hit a solo home run in the fourth, and Becky Franta was 2-for-3 from the plate.
In Game 2, the Chargers jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held on for the win. Frank was 2-for-4, including a three-run home run in the third inning, while Jennifer Rohlik and Callie Rohlik each had a double. Erin Liebl was 3-for-4 in the loss.
Wabasso (11-6 overall, 9-6 Tomahawk) will end the regular season on the road at Sleepy Eye.
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MCC boys, Fulda girls win RRC tournament
The Murray County Central boys' golf team won the Red Rock Conference golf tournament on Tuesday, while the girls finished as runner up. The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys placed second in the meet, while the girls took fourth.
The Red Rock Central girls shot a 429 and the boys shot a 365, good for third and fourth, respectively.
The Rebel boys were led by Ben Loosbrock's 39-39-78. Grant Everson (86), Devin Ryan (87) and Devin Erickson (89) rounded out the top four.
The MCC girls were paced by Hannah Davis, who shot a 97 for third overall. Kirbie Tedrick (105), Liz Prahm (106) and Chelsey Jurrens (108) made up the team's total of 416.
Dana Madson shot a 77 for the Chargers, which was good for medalist honors. Taylor Lindaman (84), Nick Lehnhoff (92) and Walker Christians (96) all contributed to the score. Abby Herding shot a 98 for WWG. Avoree Bakken (108), Paige Erickson (111) and Deziree Koenig (123) counted their scores.
The Falcons' Alison Kircher and Kylie Redenius each shot 101, while Makayla Meier and Shelby Evans shot a 111 and 116, respectively.
On the boys' side, RRC was led by Zach Valentin's 88, followed by Casey Engen's 90, Brandon Sohre's 93 and Adam Knoor's 94.
WWG's Dana Madson, Taylor Lindaman and Abby Herding, MCC's Ben Loosbrock, Grant Everson, Devin Ryan, Devin Erickson and Hannah Davis, along with RRC's Zach Valentin, Alison Kircher and Kylie Redenius were all named all-conference.
Red Rock Conference Golf Tournament
Boys Team Scores: 1. Murray County Central 340; 2. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 349; 3. Fulda 357; 4. Red Rock Central 365; 5. Adrian 374; 6. Hills-Beaver Creek 383; 7. Southwest Minnesota Christian 415; 8. Round Lake-Brewster 431. INC-Mountain Lake Christian.
MCC Individual Scores: Ben Loosbrock 39-39-78, Grant Everson 42-44-86, Devin Ryan 46-41-87, Devin Erickson 47-42-89.
WWG Individual Scores: Dana Madson 38-39-77, Taylor Lindaman 39-45-84, Nick Lehnhoff 46-46-92, Walker Christians 45-51-96.
RRC Individual Scores: Zach Valentin 44-44-88, Casey Engen 44-46-90, Brandon Sohre 46-47-93, Adam Knorr 44-50-94.
Girls Team Scores: 1. Fulda 393; 2. Murray County Central 416; 3. Red Rock Central 429; 4. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 440; 5. Adrian 472. INC-Southwest Minnesota Christian.
MCC Individual Scores: Hannah Davis 47-50-97, Kirbie Tedrick 45-60-105, Liz Prahm 47-59-106, Chelsey Jurrens 60-48-108.
RRC Individual Scores: Alison Kircher 48-53-101, Kylie Redenius 49-52-101, Makayla Meier 56-55-111, Shelby Evans 54-62-116.
WWG Individual Scores: Abby Herding 47-51-98, Avoree Bakken 54-54-108, Paige Erickson 51-60-111, Deziree Koenig 55-68-123.
Wabasso girls finish 2nd in Tomahawk finale
The Wabasso girls' golf team finished second with a 409 in the Tomahawk Conference meet, while the Rabbit boys shot a 424 on Tuesday at the New Ulm Country Club in New Ulm.
Briana Jenniges led the way for the Rabbit girls, shooting a 100 18-hole score. Sandra Brau and Kendra Haase each shot a 102, and Jenna Henriksen added a 105.
On the boys side Marcus Bruflat carded a 94 to lead Wabasso. Shawn Zollner carded a 103, while Chase Haase and Kyle Campbell shot a 111 and 116, respectively.
Jenniges also earned all-conference honors on Tuesday. Sandra Brau, Kendra Haase and Marcus Bruflat all received honorable mention honors.
Tomahawk Conference Golf Meet
Boys Team Scores: 1. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 346; 2. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 351; 3. Springfield 356; 4. Cedar Mountain 378; 5. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 407; 6. Sleepy Eye 409; 7. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 413; 8. New Ulm Cathedral 423; 9. Wabasso 424.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Marcus Bruflat 49-45-94, Shawn Zollner 51-52-103, Chase Haase 56-55-111, Kyle Campbell 56-60-116.
Girls Team Scores: 1. Sleepy Eye 375; 2. Wabasso 409; 3. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 422; 4. New Ulm Cathedral 426; 5. Springfield 435; 6. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 447; 7. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 474; 8. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 480; INC-Cedar Mountain.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Briana Jenniges 48-52-100, Sandra Brau 54-48-102, Kendra Haase 47-55-102, Jenna Henriksen 52-53-105.
YME girls finish in 6th
The Yellow Medicine East girls' golf team finished with a 232 in the West Central Conference South golf meet in Morris on Tuesday to place sixth. BOLD took first with a 183.
Erica Mortiz led the Sting with a 53. Tiana Gardner and Cassie Thielen both carded 57s, while Leah Jeseritz scored a 65.
YME will be in action again on Thursday when the team travels to Benson.
Team Scores: 1. BOLD 183; 2. Montevideo 191; 3. Morris Area 197; 4. Benson 212; 5. Lac qui Parle Valley 227; 6. Yellow Medicine East 232. INC-Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.
YME Individual Scores: Erica Mortiz 53, Tiana Gardner 57, Cassie Thielen 57, Leah Jeseritz 65.
YME boys' tennis edges LQPV/DB
The Yellow Medicine East boys' tennis team won two doubles matches and two singles matches to earn a 4-3 win over Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd Tuesday in Madison.
The Sting got wins from its No. 3 and No. 4 singles players, with David Nowacki and Ethan Ator both earning 6-0, 6-0 victories.
In doubles action, the No. 1 YME team of Carter Iverson and Brandon Repsher defeated Ryan Schultz and Keith Abraham 1-6, 7-5, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, YME's Todd Nowacki and Chris Garding beat Ryan Schueller and Kelvin Chen 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
The Sting's record improves to 6-4 overall (2-3 West Central Conference). YME plays again Thursday in a non-conference dual against Redwood Valley in Redwood Falls.
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1. Jack Hansen (LQPV/DB) def. Tyler Kotlowski 6-0, 6-0
2. Jess Hansen (LQPV/DB) def. linton Repsher 6-0, 6-0
3. David Nowacki (YME) def. Conrad Matthies 6-0, 6-0
4. Ethan Ator (YME) def. Cody McKesson 6-0, 6-0
1. Carter Iverson/Brandon Repsher (YME) def. Ryan Schultz/Keith Abraham 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Todd Nowacki/Chris Garding (YME) def. Ryan Schueller/Kelvin Chen 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Trevor Sigdahl/Kain Matthies (LQPV/DB) def. Grant Elliott/Shane Nokelby 6-1, 3-6, 6-4