MCC 7, Edgerton/SWC 4
Three insurance runs in the top of the seventh provided the winning margin for Murray County Central softball as the Rebels defeated Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian 7-4 in Edgerton on Tuesday.
Kristi Bose completed the game 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI triple in the final inning. Sophie Nepp's solo home run in the second got the Rebels on the board and Ashley Clarke finished the game 2-for-3. Clarke also picked up the win in the circle for MCC, striking out two and walking three over seven innings.
Tianna Top took the loss for Edgerton/SWC despite striking out eight batters in seven innings of work.
MCC (6-2 overall, 6-1 Red Rock Conference) returns to the diamond to host Southwestern United in Slayton on Thursday.
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M-Ashley Clarke; E-Tianna Top. WP-Clarke. LP-Top. HR: M-Sophie Nepp. 3B: M-Kristi Bose.
Errors pile up on Sting
It was a rough day in the field for the Yellow Medicine East softball team Tuesday, as the Sting committed 10 errors in a doubleheader against Benson/Hancock and were soundly swept.
The Braves got a complete-game shutout from Addie Forbord in a 5-0 Game 1 victory. Benson/Hancock took the second game 8-4.
Forbard had seven strikeouts and one walk in the Game 1 win, holding the Sting to five hits.
YME's offense got going a bit in the Game 2 defeat, as the Sting connected for nine hits. Marissa Sneller and Ariel Sakry each had two hits in the losing effort.
Allie Trudel pitched every inning for the Sting in the sweep.
Now 2-6 on the season, YME will look to bounce back Thursday when the Sting play host to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.
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RTR 11, Canby 4
Bubba Good belted two home runs and had seven RBIs as the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights cruised past Canby for an 11-4 win in six innings Tuesday in a Camden Conference baseball game in Tyler.
Good's homers helped the Knights to a five-run third inning and a five-run fifth inning as RTR improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season.
Brandon Kerr aided the RTR offense with three hits and an RBI, while Abel Romandia finished 2-for-2.
Alex Schwing got the win on the mound, striking out eight batters in six innings. He gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks.
RTR will try to stay perfect Thursday with a home game against Renville County West. Canby will play RCW Monday in Renville.
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C-Bryce Gorder, Jordan Holmlund (5). RTR-Alex Schwing. WP-Schwing. LP-Gorder. HR: RTR-Bubba Good 2.
TMB 7, Lakeview 3
Jordan Lanoue set down 11 Lakeview batters while leading Tracy-Milroy-Balaton to a 7-3 win in Camden Conference baseball action Tuesday in Tracy.
Lanoue worked all seven innings for the Panthers, allowing five hits and walking two. Gavin VanMoer helped his pitcher out, belting a three-run double during the five-run third inning. VanMoer finished the game 2-for-2. Austin Gleis also had a double and was 2-for-4 with an RBI on the day.
Randy Louwagie took the loss for Lakeview, giving up six runs on six hits and five walks in four innings of work. Travis Varpness ended the game 2-for-3 for the Lakers.
TMB improves to 6-2 on the year (4-2 Camden) and travels to Minneota on Thursday for its next contest. Lakeview (0-3, 0-3) travels to Prinsburg on Thursday to take on Central Minnesota Christian.
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L-Randy Louwagie, Wyatt Schuster; T-Jordan Lanoue. WP-Lanoue. LP-Louwagie. 2B: L-Bayley Enstad; M-Austin Gleis, Gavin VanMoer.
Falcons split Red Rock doubleheader with Dragons
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove went 1-1 Tuesday in a Red Rock Conference baseball doubleheader against Adrian in Adrian. The Falcons took the opener 7-1 before falling 12-10 in Game 2.
Henry Rogotzke came through with a two-out grand slam home run in the sixth inning of the first game to seal the victory for RRC/WWG. He went 2-for-2 in the game.
Brady Bierl earned the complete-game win on the mound. He struck out nine batters and walked one. He allowed just one run on four hits.
Bierl got the start again in the second game but only went two innings. RRC/WWG took an early lead thanks to five runs in the second inning, but Adrian struck for two runs in the fourth inning, four in the fifth and five in the sixth to take a 12-5 lead. RRC/WWG added five runs in the bottom of the sixth but couldn't quite complete the comeback.
The Falcons' Austin Price went 4-for-5 on the day with 2 RBIs. Dillion Benson and Thomas Blomgren each added two hits.
RRC/WWG (3-5 overall, 3-3 Red Rock) has another doubleheader Thursday, this time at home against Mountain Lake Area.
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A-Ian Ruppert, Logan Rogers (5). RRC/WWG-Bierl, Tyler Schoborg (3), Rogotzke (6), Mitchell Jarmer (7). WP-Ruppert. LP-Bierl. S-Rogers. 2B: RRC/WWG-Blomgren 2, Austin Price, Ryan Hagberg.
MCC 3, Edgerton/SWC 0
In a game where offense was at a premium, Murray County Central pitcher Sam Erickson proved to be the difference for the Rebels in a 3-0 victory over Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian in a Red Rock Conference baseball game Tuesday in Slayton.
Erickson gave up just one hit in a complete-game shutout, striking out 11 batters and surrendering just one walk.
Seth Bass and Paul Mesner each had a pair of hits for the Rebels, who had just six as a team. Kyle Vos added an RBI single for MCC.
The Rebels are now 3-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play. They'll return to the field Thursday for a road game against Southwestern United.
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SESM 6, Wabasso 0
Jon Kopacek threw a complete-game shutout for Sleepy Eye St. Mary's in a 6-0 victory over Wabasso Tuesday in Tomahawk Conference baseball action in Sleepy Eye.
Kopacek allowed just three hits and no walks, and he struck out seven batters.
Wabasso (4-3 overall, 3-2 Tomahawk) got two of its three hits from Neil Eichten. Blake Altermatt added a single in the loss.
Josh Altermatt took the loss on the mound. He worked the first four innings, giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Wabasso continues conference action Thursday with a road doubleheader against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart.
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W-Josh Altermatt, Scott Jenniges (5). SESM-Jon Kopacek. WP-Kopacek. LP-Altermatt. 2B: W-Blake Altermatt.
Wabasso girls place fifth in Tomahawk meet
In the second of three Tomahawk meets, the Wabasso girls' golf team placed fifth and sits in fifth overall in the points standings after shooting a 425 Tuesday at New Ulm Country Club.
The Sleepy Eye girls' team shot a 388 to win the eight-team meet, the squad's second win in two conference meets.
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Carly Schmalz had the low round of the day with an 83 on the par-70 course.
Wabasso was paced by Briana Jenniges, who placed seventh individually with a 98. Jenna Henriksen added a 100 for the Rabbits and finished 11th.
On the boys' side, Springfield remained atop the conference points standings with its second win. The Tigers shot a 359 to edge BL-H-S by two strokes.
Wabasso finished eighth with a 454. Shawn Zollner shot a 108 to lead the Rabbits.
The low round in the boys' competition was from Springfield's Taylor Frank, who was the medalist with an 84.
Boys' Team Results: 1. Springfield 359, 2. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 361, 3. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 371, 4. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 394, 5. Sleepy Eye 403, 6. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 432, 7. New Ulm Cathedral 454, 8. Wabasso 454, 9. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 458.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Shawn Zollner 108, Kyle Campbell 111, Talon Irlbeck 117, Chase Haase 118.
Girls' Team Results: 1. Sleepy Eye 388, 2. New Ulm Cathedral 402, 3. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 404, 4. Springfield 420, 5. Wabasso 425, 6. Minnesota Valley Lutheran 445, 7. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 450, 8. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 464. Incomplete-Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.
Wabasso Individual Scores: Briana Jenniges 98, Jenna Henriksen 100, Brooke Maasch 108, Kendra Haase 119.
Loosbrock's 74 leads MCC?to tournament win in Fulda
Ben Loosbrock's 2-over-par 74 not only earned him medalist honors at Town & Country Golf Course in Fulda on Tuesday, it also led his Murray County Central Rebels to a first-place finish in the seven team field.
The Rebels had a 23-stroke advantage over second place finishers Windom. Adrian placed third with a team total of 330, while Westbrook-Walnut Grove took fourth with a 336. Dana Madsen paced the Chargers with an 18-hole total of 76.
Red Rock Central came in sixth place, led by Brandon Sohre's 7-over 79, with 360. The Falcons were edged by Fulda with a 351 and finished ahead of Southwest Minnesota Christian, which took seventh with a total of 406.
Team Results: 1. MCC 302, 2. Windom 325, 3. Adrian 330, 4. WWG 336, 5. Fulda 351, 6. RRC 360, 7. SWC 406.
MCC Individual Results: Ben Loosbrock 74, Devin Erickson 77, Grant Everson 76, Adam Christensen 75.
WWG Individual Results: Dana Madsen 76, Taylor Lindaman 84, Reed Bakken 86, Walker Christians 90.
RRC Individual Results: Brandon Sohre 79, Casey Engen 91, Jesse Polk 95, Maison Miller 95.
Area boys' tennis
LQPV/D-B 5, YME 2
Brandon Repsher and Shane Nokleby picked up singles wins for the Yellow Medicine East boys' tennis team on Tuesday, but the Sting fell to Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 5-2 in Granite Falls.
Repsher defeated Hunter Olson 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles spot, while Nokleby won in consecutive sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) over Eli Weber.
The Sting fall to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the West Central Conference. YME returns to the court Thursday for a road match with Benson.
1. Jess Hansen (LQPV/DB) def. David Nowacki 6-0, 6-0
2. Brandon Repsher (YME) def. Hunter Olson 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
3. Trevor Sigdahl (LQPV/DB) def. Grant Elliot 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (12-10)
4. Shane Nokleby (YME) def. Eli Weber 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
1. Keith Abraham/Kain Matthies (LQPV/DB) def. Todd Nowacki/Matthew Virnig 6-3, 6-3
2. Dalton Kosted/Cody McKesson (LQPV/DB) def. James DeJager/Cody Speh 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
3. Conrad Matthies/Ryan Borstad (LQPV/DB) def. Ammon Bennett/Jacob Duffy 6-2, 6-2