Wabeke, Madsen help Express get Sunday split
The Tracy Express broke out of a slump Sunday to finish off a road doubleheader. The Express dropped a 9-2 game against Jackson to start the day, then wrapped things up with a 4-0 win at Fox Lake.
Jackson starting pitcher Tom Hade held Tracy scoreless for the first six innings of the Express' opener as his team built a big lead thanks to a five-run fifth inning. Pat Reints led the Bulls at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs.
Eric Wiering had two of Tracy's eight hits in the game, including a double.
In Fox Lake, Tracy's Phil Madsen went the distance in a shutout performance. He pitched to contact, striking out two batters and walking one while holding Fox Lake to five hits.
Shay Wabeke had a big game at the plate for the Express in the victory. He finished 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Jeremy Hofflock chipped in a pair of hits, including a double.
The Express (3-13) will try to keep momentum rolling Friday with a game at Luverne.
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T-Tylan Gylling, Parker Lanoue (3), Jordan Lanoue (5). J-Tom Hade. LP-Gylling. 2B: T-Eric Wiering. 3B: J-Pat Reints.
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T-Phil Madsen. FL-Nick Sandberg. WP-Madsen. LP-Sandberg. 2B: T-Jeremy Hofflock. HR: T-SHay Wabeke.
Long Sox sweep Gibbon, fall to New Ulm Brewers
The Lamberton Long Sox found themselves on both ends of blowouts over the weekend. In a doubleheader Saturday in Gibbon, the Long Sox blasted the Reds by scores of 12-2 and 17-1. Sunday against the New Ulm Brewers in Lamberton, the Brewers took down the Long Sox 12-4.
The Long Sox had a combined 27 hits in Saturday's doubleheader against Gibbon. In the opener, Landon Erickson and Jake Wahl each blasted a home run. Wahl finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Tyler Reiner was also 3-for-4 in the game.
On the mound, Shane Schoborg worked eight innings, striking out five batters and giving up four hits in a complete game.
Erickson went yard again in the second game, finishing 3-for-3 with five RBIs. Colby Pack was also 3-for-3 and plated two runners.
Sunday, Lamberton scored a run in each of the first three innings but allowed four runs in the third to fall behind. New Ulm clinched the game with six runs in the eighth inning. Johnny Pistulka was 3-for-4 for Lamberton in the losing effort.
The Long Sox (15-7 overall, 14-4 Tomahawk East League) are at home Wednesday for a game against Springfield.
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L-Shane Schoborg. G-Shane Ahlbrecht. WP-Schoborg. LP-Ahlbrecht. 2B: L-Johnny Pistulka. HR: L-Landon Erickson, Jake Wahl.
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G-Reed Sallstrom, Kyle Maurer (4), Cody Nachreiner (5). L-Jacob Jenniges, Seth Guetter (6), Jake Sell (7). WP-Jenniges. LP-Sallstrom. 2B: L-Donald Strand. HR: Erickson.
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Lamberton111 010 000-4 11 2
NU-Nick Seidl, Adam Slander (7). L-Johnny Pistulka, Seth Guetter (7), Blake ALtermatt (9). WP-Siedell. LP-Pistulka. 2B: NU-Wade French. 3B: NU-Jace Marti, French.
Milroy Irish 6, Worthington 5
The Milroy Irish scored two runs in the top of seventh inning to capture a 6-5 victory over the Worthington Cubs Sunday in Worthington.
Down a run to start the seventh, Milroy got Dan Frank on base thanks to an error and he was moved up on a sacrifice by Lucas Dolan. Dominic Dolan followed with a game-tying triple, and he was then driven in on a single by Tyler Peterson for what proved to be the winning run.
Frank finished the game 2-for-3, and Dominic Dolan was 2-for-3 with his RBI triple.
Cody Mather worked the first 5 2/3 innings and took a no decision for the Irish. Frank pitched the next 1 1/3 and Isaac Dolan threw a scoreless bottom of the seventh to get the win.
The Irish (12-10 overall) continue play Tuesday with a game at Windom.
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Worthington010 031 0-5 9 3
MI-Cody Mather, Daniel Frank, Isaac Dolan (7). W-Adam Munkel. WP-Dolan. LP-Munkel. 2B: W-Tommy Hayenga. 3B: MI-Dominic Dolan.
Hadley swept in homestand
The Hadley Buttermakers' offense was held in check over the weekend as they dropped a trio of games.
Saturday, Hadley was held to four hits by Brandon Alfson in a 4-1 loss to Pipestone. Joe Larson finished 1-for-3 for the Buttermakers and drove in the team's lone run.
Sunday, Hadley kicked off action against Luverne and fell to the Redbirds 5-3. Larson again led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
To wrap up the weekend, Hadley played Wilmont and was shut out 4-0 by Justin Saufley. Zach Bruns went the distance for the Buttermakers in the losing effort.
Hadley (15-10 overall) will try to find its groove offensively when the team travels to Adrian Wednesday.
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P-Brandon Alfson. H-Justin Reinsma. WP-Alsfon. LP-Reinsma. 2B: P-Brady Legler, Greg Quist.
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L-Phil Paquette, Brian Beuning (5) WP. H-Chris Halbur, Sam Erickson (6). WP-Paquette. LP-Halbur. 2B: H-Nate Wieneke.
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W-Justin Saufley. H-Zach Bruns. WP-Saufley. LP-Bruns.
Wilmont 15, Minneota 5
Walks and errors piled up on the Minneota Mudhens Sunday in a 15-0 loss to Wilmont in Minneota.
Wilmont scored its 15 runs on nine hits, capitalizing on eight Minneota errors and six walks. Wilmont scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to seal the victory.
Minneota had seven hits in the loss. Justin Greenwood led the way, going 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Jason MacKinnon added a home run and four RBIs.
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Minneota004 001 0X-5 7 8
W-Adam Diekman, Joe Ahrens (7). M-Tony Shaikoski, Matt Musser (6). WP-Diekman. LP-Shaikoski. 2B: W-J. Ahrens, Nick Ahrens; M-Jason Myhre. HR: M-Jason MacKinnon.