AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall drops pair of games over the weekend
MANKATO/NEW ULM – The Marshall baseball team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, falling to Mankato East 4-3 and New Ulm 9-3 on Saturday afternoon.
Against Mankato East, Alex Thompson led the way for the Tigers with a 2 for 3 day at the plate with an RBI while Cody Greve added two hits and Trey Steinbach went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Kaleb Welvaert took the loss on the mound, going 5.1 innings while allowing four runs on six hits.
Against New Ulm, Steinbach led the way with a 1 for 3 day at the plate with two RBI while Nick Macchio had a hit and an RBI and Brayden Hilgemann added a hit as well.
Isaac Schmitt took the loss on the mound, going four innings while allowing seven runs on seven hits and striking out six.
Marshall (7-7) will face New Ulm today at 5 p.m.
Mankato East 4, Marshall 3
Marshall 011 010 0 – 3 8 1
Mankato East 010 012 x – 4 6 1
HITTING: Marshall (Greve 2-4; Schmitt 1-4; Thompson 2-3, RBI; Steinbach 1-3, RBI; Hilgemann 1-2; Hmielewski 1-2).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Marshall (Welvaert 5.1-4-2-6-3-0; Terfehr 0.2-0-0-0-0-0).
New Ulm 9, Marshall 3
Marshall 300 000 0 – 3 3 2
New Ulm 410 202 x – 9 10 0
HITTING: Marshall (Macchio 1-2, RBI; Steinbach 1-3, 2 RBI; Hilgemann 1-1).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Marshall (Schmitt 4-7-5-7-3-6; Mernaugh 2-2-2-3-0-1).
MORTON – The Marshall girls golf team wrapped up its two-day tournament at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, shooting a second day score of 399. The Tigers shot a 387 on Day 1 for a two-day team total of 786 to take eighth place. Chanhassen took first with a two-day total of 642, followed by Red Wing (665) and Minnewaska (671).
Ashtyn Eben led the way for the Tigers with a two-day total of 183 (88-95) while Rachel Schwarz shot a total of 187 (98-89), Ramsey Nelson had a 202 (100-102) and Courtney Toulouse had a 214 (101-113). Brooklyn Gossen shot 235 over the two days (112-123) while Hannah Verkinderen had a 238 (115-123) to round out their scores.
Marshall coach Gretchen Flynn said there were a lot of strong teams and players competing and saw some difficult conditions and a longer course.
“We saw some outstanding golf this weekend with most of the state’s top teams and players competing. The weather cooperated for the most part, but the wind was a factor on Saturday as it picked up to 25 MPH on the open range of the course,” Flynn said. “The course was set up similar to what the NSIC plays at just shy of 5700 yards, which is about 600-700 yards longer then most teams play during the course of their regular season, as a prep tournament for section and state play.”
Flynn added their players struggled around the green and despite not having Olivia Peterson, said having some younger players gain some experience was a plus for their team.
“The greens at Dacotah are the fastest we have seen and have extremely difficult pin placements as well. Our girls struggled both days on the greens and it cost us,” Flynn said. “Ashtyn lead the team with a two-day score of 183, which placed her 21st in the 72 player field. Ramsey had the most consistent tournament and is really starting to come into her own with her game and is on the bubble of everything coming together to start shaving strokes off her score consistently. She shot mid-40s for a nine hole string both days that was very encouraging. Rachel has had a good spring so far but her putter just failed her these two days. With Olivia gone, some of our younger players got to experience golf at this level so that will be a bonus for years to come.”
TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton softball team split a pair of games against MACCRAY on Saturday, winning the first game 17-2 in four innings before falling 7-4 in the nightcap.
In Game 1, Mariah Mayer led the way for the Panthers with a 4 for 4 day at the plate with four RBI while Brooklyn Ludeman added three hits and four RBI and Katelyn Danielson had a pair of hits and three RBI.
Jadyn Lessman earned the win in the circle, going four innings while allowing two runs on five hits and striking out four.
In Game 2, Katelyn Danielson led the way for the Panthers with a 2 for 4 day at the plate with an RBI while Margaret Dolan added two hits and an RBI and Kylie Hensch had a pair of hits as well.
Maddie Swan took the loss in the circle, going 2.1 innings while allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out three.
TMB (11-6) will face Minneota/Canby today at 4:30 p.m.
TMB 17, MACCRAY 2 (4 innings)
MACCRAY 020 0 – 2 5 6
TMB 346 4 – 17 18 5
HITTING: TMB (Kiarra Danielson 2-4, RBI; Katelyn Danielson 2-2, 3 RBI; Ludeman 3-4, 4 RBI; Hensch 1-3, RBI; Mayer 4-4, 4 RBI; Surprenant 1-4, 2 RBI; Dolan 2-3; Lessman 2-3; Crumrine 1-2).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Lessman 4-2-2-5-0-4).
MACCRAY 7, TMB 4
TMB 000 121 0 – 4 9 2
MACCRAY 321 010 x – 7 12 5
HITTING: TMB (Kiarra Danielson 1-4; Katelyn Danielson 2-4, RBI; Hensch 2-4; Surprenant 1-3; Dolan 2-3, RBI; Crumrine 1-2, RBI).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Swan 2.1-6-4-8-1-3; Lessman 3.2-1-1-4-0-3).
MINNEOTA – The Minneota amateur baseball team defeated Clinton 12-6 on Sunday.
Tyson Sonnenburg led the way for the Mudhens with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with a home run and two RBI while Jake Leighton added three hits and two RBI and Alex Pohlen went 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Danny Hennen earned the victory on the mound, going eight innings while allowing six runs on 10 hits and striking out six.
Minneota (5-0) will face the Milroy Yankees on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Minneota 12, Clinton 6
Clinton 001 203 000 – 6 11 5
Minneota 241 302 00x – 12 17 0
HITTING: Minneota (Leighton 3-5, 2 RBI; Durfee 1-5, RBI; Sonnenburg 3-4, HR, 2 RBI; Luke 1-1; A. Buysse 2-4, RBI; P. Nuy 2-4; Scott 1-1; Pohlen 3-4, RBI; Hennen 1-3, RBI; DeVlaeminck 1-4, RBI).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Minneota (Hennen 8-6-6-10-3-6; Gorder 1-0-0-1-0-3).
Milroy Irish 14, Worthington 4
MILROY – The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team defeated Worthington 14-4 in eight innings on Sunday.
Tyler Peterson led the way for the Irish with a 5 for 5 day at the plate with a pair of doubles and six RBI while Jacob Plaetz added a pair of hits.
Cody Mather earned the victory on the mound, going six innings while allowing four runs on two hits and striking out 12.
The Irish (4-1) will face Hadley on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Milroy Irish 14, Worthington 4 (8 innings)
Worthington 000 004 00 – 4 2 1
Milroy Irish 003 170 03 – 14 9 4
HITTING: Milroy Irish (Tyler Peterson 5-5, 6 RBI; J. Plaetz 2-4).
PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Milroy Irish (Mather 6-4-0-2-1-12; Morris 2-0-0-0-1-2).