Blackjacks come back to stay alive in 3A playoffs
The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks just barely snuck past the first round of the Section 3A-North playoffs and went 2-0 Thursday to move on to play in Saturday's winners' bracket.
Second-seeded Dawson-Boyd needed to score eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat No. 7 seed BOLD 11-10 in its playoff opener. Justine Flattum had a game-tying triple in the inning and Andrea Lee followed with a single to help her team earn the walk-off win.
The Blackjacks went on to defeat Ortonville 8-2 in the second-round game. Ortonville had defeated MACCRAY 8-7 in eight innings earlier in the day.
Sydney Giese earned the win in the circle for the Blackjacks and Lee led the offense by going 3-for-3 with a triple.
The games were originally scheduled to be played Tuesday but were postponed twice due to wet weather.
Dawson-Boyd (13-5 overall) advances to play Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian on Saturday in Cottonwood.
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SW United 14, TMB?5
The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team picked the worst possible time to have a horrible bought of poor defense. The Panthers committed 12 errors Thursday and were knocked out of the playoffs after a 14-5 loss to Southwestern United in a pigtail game of the Section 3A playoffs.
TMB scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead, but the errors piled up and the Wildcats scored eight runs over the next two innings to take control of the game.
Parker Lanoue took the loss in his final game with the Panthers. He worked 5 2/3 innings and gave up 11 runs, though few were earned, on seven hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
Lanoue had a stroke day at the plate for the Panthers, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Austin Gleis went 2-for-4 with a double, while Jordan Lanoue and Brian Fultz each added two hits.
Jacob Post picked up the win for the Wildcats, giving up five runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out six batters and walked none.
TMB, which was the seventh seed in the 3A-South sub-section, ends its season with a 14-5 record. Southwestern United advances to face Wabasso at 11 a.m. Saturday in Milroy.
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MCC, WWG boys' golf teams advance to 3A tournament
The Murray County Central boys' golf team continued it's journey to getting back to the Class A state meet Thursday by winning the 3A-South sub-section tournament at Worthington Prairie View Golf Links.
The Rebels shot a team score fo 320 to beat second-place Westbrook-Walnut Grove by 31 strokes in the eight-team competition. MCC and WWG both advance to Wednesday's Section 3A tournament at Marshall Golf Club.
Adam Christensen had the low score for MCC, shooting a 5-over round of 76 to finish second individually. MCC's Ben Loosbrock was two strokes back in third place, while Devin Erickson (82) was fifth and Grant Everson (84) tied for sixth.
WWG was led by Dan Madson, who earned medalist honors with a 74. The Chargers' Taylor Lindaman also had a strong round, tying for sixth with an 84.
Red Rock Central, the only other Marshall-area team in the field, was sixth with a 395. Brandon Sohre shot an 86 for the Falcons to qualify for the section tournament as an individual.
Fulda won the girls' competition handily with its score of 397. Adrian was second with a 421. MCC and WWG placed third and fourth with scores of 438 and 441, respectively.
The Rebels and Chargers didn't get their teams through to sections, but they will have multiple representatives at the section meet in Marshall. Liz Prahm (101) and Hannah Davis (102) of MCC both finished in the top six Thursday and qualified for sections as individuals. WWG's Paige Erickson (104) and Abby Herding (108) are also moving on.
The medalist in the girls' competition was Madeline Westra of Fulda, who shot a 92.
Boys' Team Results: 1. Murray County Central 320, 2. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 351, 3. Adrian 364, 4. Southwestern United 379, 5. Fulda 389, 6. Red Rock Central 395, 7. Southwest Minnesota Christian/Edgerton 410, 8. Hills-Beaver Creek 417.
Top 10 Individuals: 1. Dana Madson (WWG) 74, 2. Adam Christensen (MCC) 76, 3. Ben Loosbrock (MCC) 78, 4. Ben Henning (ADR) 80, 5. Devin Erickson (MCC) 82, t-6. Grant Everson (MCC) 84, t-6. Taylor Lindaman (WWG) 84, 8. Cole Dierks (FUL) 85, 9. Brandon Sohre (RRC) 86, t-10. Todd Peterson (FUL) 87, t-10. Kyle Wendland (SWU) 87.
Marshall-area Individual Scores
MCC: Adam Christensen 76, Ben Loosbrock 78, Devin Erickson 82, Grant Everson 84.
RRC: Brandon Sohre 86, Casey Engen 100, Maison Miller 104, Darren Kronbach 105.
WWG: Dana Madson 74, Taylor Lindaman 84, Aaron Hass 93, Reed Bakken 100.
Individual Section Qualifiers: Ben Henning (ADR) 80, Cole Dierks (FUL) 85, Brandon Sohre (RRC) 86, Todd Peterson (FUL) 87, Kyle Wendland (SWU) 87, Tadd Van't Hof (SWE) 90, Collin Kemper (ADR) 91, Collin Meinders (SWU) 93, Jay DeBoer (SWE) 94.
Girls' Team Results: 1. Fulda 397, 2. Adrian 421, 3. Murray County Central 438, 4. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 441, 5. Red Rock Central 451. Incomplete: Southwestern United.
Top 10 Individuals: 1. Madeline Westra (FUL) 92, 2. Brittany Leinen (FUL) 94, 3. Katie Wieneke (ADR) 98, 4. Kailey Wendland (SWU) 100, 5. Liz Prahm (MCC) 101, 6. Hannah Davis (MCC) 102, t-7. Mallory Pagel (FUL) 104, t-7. Paige Erickson (WWG) 104, t-9. Marissa Veld (ADR) 107, t-9. Samantha Boyle (ADR) 107, t-9. Katie Reynolds (FUL) 107, t-9. Caitlin Strenge (FUL) 107.
Marshall-area Individual Scores
MCC: Liz Prahm 101, Hannah Davis 102, Macy Halbur 117, Kirbie Tedrick 118.
RRC: Kylie Redenius 110, Makayla Meier 111, Kate Hagan 115, Maria Johnson 115.
WWG: Paige Erickson 104, Abby Herding 108, Deziree Koenig 117.
Individual Section Qualifiers: Kailey Wendland (SWU), Liz Prahm (MCC) 101, Hannah Davis (MCC) 102, Paige Erickson (WWG) 104, Abby Herding (WWG) 108.