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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys golf earns match play victory over Willmar

Photo by Sam Thiel Marshall’s Spencer Ehlers hits a tee shot during their meet against Willmar on Tuesday.

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys golf team earned a match play victory over Willmar on Tuesday afternoon at Marshall Golf Club, defeating the Cardinals 9-3.

Marshall and Willmar competed in a pair of different matches, playing in a singles play on the front nine and four-ball competition on the back nine.

In singles play, Spencer Ehlers, Mason Plante and Landon Frost won their matches 3 & 2 while Ethan VanHauwaert went all square with his opponent, Tannyr Curry won his match 5 & 3 and Kaleb Soehl won his match 2 & 1. On the back nine, the team of Ehlers and Plante went all square with their opponent while the team of Frost and Puetz won their match 4 & 3, VanHauwaert and Caspers won their match 2 & 1 and Curry and Soehl won their match 1-up.

In total, the Tigers shot a team score of 308 while Willmar shot 349.

Plante led the way for the Tigers with a 73 while Frost shot 75, Ehlers had a 79 and VanHauwaert shot 81. Curry shot 85, Puetz had an 86, Caspers shot 98 and Soehl had a 103 to round out their scores.

Marshall coach Kari Ehlers said she was very pleased with their overall performance and felt they did a good job of getting up-and-down around the greens.

“We just really did a good job of being patient and the majority of the boys did a good job of getting up-and-down around the course,” coach Ehlers said. “The past couple of matches we struggled with getting back to the basics, so we really focused on chipping and putting in practice.”

The match also marked the final home golf tournament for both Spencer Ehlers and Plante. Coach Ehlers said she’s proud of the way they’ve represented their team on and off the course throughout their careers.

“They have represented our school on varsity since eighth grade and it’s been an honor to watch them grow into players that their competitors have respect for,” coach Ehlers said.

Marshall will compete in the Jordan Invite on Thursday before playing in the Big South Conference Championships on Monday.

Red Rock

Championships

WORTHINGTON — The Murray County Central girls golf team came into Tuesday’s final round of the Red Rock Conference Championships at Worthington Golf & Fitness Club with a healthy 64-stroke lead on second-place Adrian. The Rebels shot a combined 394 on Tuesday to clinch a conference title, finishing with a four-day total of 1,172.

The Adrian girls golf team finished second on the day at 431, with Westbrook-Walnut Grove closely behind in third at 435. Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda placed fourth at 467, while Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey finished at 492. Rounding out Tuesday’s team scores were Hills-Beaver Creek (521) and Red Rock Central (525), while SWC/Edgerton did not register a team score.

MCC’s Abby Hamman medaled on Tuesday after her round of 79, also earning the individual conference championship with a four-day total of 240. Vanessa Dahlgren added a round of 100, while Cierra Tutt finished at 105. Rounding out the MCC team score was Amber Boock at 110.

Leading the WWG girls on Tuesday was Brittany Erickson at 101, followed by Emma Wahl at 109. Halle Steen added a 110, while Ivy Paplow finished at 115.

HLO/F clinched the boys conference title with a round of 366 on Tuesday, ending the conference season with a score of 1,345. Jack Pierson of MCC won the individual conference title at 233, topping HLO/F’s Cory Renneke by nine strokes.

MCC finished with the low score of 364 on Tuesday, but didn’t register a team score at all four conference events. Adrian finished with a 385, followed closely by WWG (386), SWC/E (392) and HBC (394). RRC finished at 426, while MLA/C came in at 451.

Adding to Pierson’s round of 80 were Cole Ahlers (90) and Dawson Tutt (92), while Raiden ThunderHawk completed MCC’s score with a round of 102.

Andrew Quade led WWG with a round of 91, followed by Nathan Kuehl at 94. Brady Ross added a 97, while Colton Pilaczynski finished at 104.

Both MCC and WWG will compete at the Section 3A Championships beginning May 22 in Worthington. WWG will play a tune-up dual against Wabasso on Thursday, while MCC will prepare for the section meet hosting Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in a dual on Monday.

Softball

Lakeview 15,

RCW 14

Lakeview 10,

RCW 0

COTTONWOOD — Lakeview picked up a pair of wins on Tuesday defeating Renville County West 15-14 in Game 1 before a six-inning 10-0 win in Game 2.

Josie Johnson pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 2, recording five strikeouts in the win. Kaitlynn Bot added a double and four RBI in the win.

Lakeview got out to a big early lead in the opener and held on for the win. Michaela Schuster went 2 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Bott added two hits in the win.

Lakeview hosts Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday.

Game 1

RCW 100 443 2 — 14 14 3

Lake 147 111 x — 15 9 7

HITTING: Lakeview (Schuster 2-4, RBI, 3 runs; Imes 1-4, 3 runs; Bot 2-5, RBI, run; Kirckof 2-4, RBI, 2 runs; Heuberger 1-3, 2 runs; Blomme 1-2, 3 RBI, run).

PITCHING: Lakeview (Schuster 5.0-9-9-5-6-3; Kirckof 1.2-5-5-3-2-0; Johnson 0.1-0-0-0-0-0).

Game 2

Lake 005 401 — 10 5 3

RCW 000 000 — 0 2 0

HITTING: Lakeview (Bot 1-3, 4 RBI; Heuberger 1-4, RBI; Johnson 1-2; Kosel 1-3, run; Herigon 1-1, 2 runs).

PITCHING: Lakeview (Johnson 6.0-2-0-0-3-5).

Baseball

BEA 4, Marshall 3

Marshall 4, BEA 3

BLUE EARTH — Marshall and Blue Earth Area split a baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. The Buccaneers took Game 1 4-3 before the Tigers answered back in the nightcap with a 4-3 win of their own.

The win meant Marshall could punch its ticket for the Big South Championship, which will be played on Saturday.

Freshman pitcher Charlie Jacobson earned his first career win, striking out six batters over 5 1/3 innings.

Cody Greve was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI in the win.

In the opener, the Marshall lineup was held to just three hits. Kaleb Welvaert finished 1 for 3 with a double and added an RBI and a run scored.

Alex Thompson and Jackson Hughes added hits in the loss.

Marshall (9-8) hosts Luverne on Thursday in a regular season matchups before the two teams face off again in Saturday’s conference championship game. Both games will be played at Legion Field.

Game 1

Marshall 020 010 0 — 3 3 0

Blue Earth 101 200 x — 4 6 2

HITTING: Marshall (Thompson 1-4, RBI; Welvaert 1-3, 2B, RBI, run; Hughes 1-2, run).

PITCHING: Marshall (Steinbach 4.2-6-4-4-4-1; Mernaugh 1.1-0-0-0-0-0).

Game 2

Blue Earth 010 100 1 — 3 7 0

Marshall 001 120 x — 4 9 2

HITTING: Marshall (Thompson 1-3, 2B, run; Greve 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, run; Welvaert 1-2, run; Mulso 1-3, RBI; Hmielewski 1-3; Hughes 2-3, run; Alcorn 1-2).

PITCHING: Marshall (Jacobson 5.1-5-2-1-3-6; Mernaugh 1.2-2-1-1-0-1).

MCC 4,

RRC/WWG 3

LAMBERTON — Murray County Central used clutch hitting late in the game to defeat Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 4-3 on Tuesday.

Entering the game with two outs in the sixth inning, pinch hitter Blake Schmitz delivered a two-run double to break a 2-all tie.

Nate Everson went the distance on the mound and struck out two batters.

Jonah Hansen led RRC/WWG with two hits, including a triple and an RBI.

MCC hosts Minneota on Friday while RRC/WWG (6-11) travels to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday.

MCC 000 112 0 — 4 9 0

R/W 010 100 1 — 3 7 2

HITTING: MCC (Blankenship 3-4; Schmitz 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI). RRC/WWG (A. Irlbeck 2-3; J. Hansen 2-3, 3B, RBI).

PITCHING: MCC (Everson 7.0-7-3-3-0-2). RRC/WWG (Halvorson 5.2-9-4-4-2-4).

RRC/WWG 5, RTR 4

LAMBERTON — After losing a game earlier in the day due to a walk-off hit, Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove decided to get in on the action. With the game tied at 4-all in the bottom of the 7th inning, Calvin Anderson recorded his second hit of the night to give RRC/WWG the walk-off 5-4 win over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Mason Irlbeck went the distance on the mound for the Falcons and struck out eight batters in the win.

Blaine VanMeveren went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the RRC/WWG offense.

Carter Hansen scored and drove in a run in the loss.

RRC/WWG (6-11) travels to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday while RTR travels to Central Minnesota Christian School on Thursday.

RTR 210 000 1 — 4 5 0

R/W 201 100 1 — 5 8 2

HITTING: RTR (Ca. Hansen 1-2, RBI, run). RRC/WWG (VanMeveren 2-3, 2B; A. Irlbeck 1-1, 2 RBI, 3 runs; Ca. Anderson 2-4, 2 RBI).

PITCHING: RTR (Nibbe 4.0 innings, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts); Wendland 2.0 innings, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts; C. Wichmann 1 inning). RRC/WWG (M. Irlbeck 7.0-5-4-2-3-8).

TMB 6, LQPV 4

MADISON – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team defeated Lac qui Parle Valley 6-4 on Tuesday.

Jake Tauer and Griffin Radke led the way for the Panthers with a pair of hits each while Caleb Nordsiden and Sawyer Otto each hit a home run and combined for three RBI.

Jake Bryne earned the victory on the mound, going 5.2 innings while allowing two runs on nine hits and striking out five.

TMB (10-3) will face Dawson-Boyd on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

TMB 6, LQPV 4

TMB 006 000 0 – 6 8 1

LQPV 100 001 2 – 4 9 1

HITTING: TMB (Tauer 2-3; Radke 2-4; Nordsiden 1 H, HR, 2 RBI; Otto 1-2, HR, RBI).

PITCHING (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): TMB (Bryne 5.2-2-2-9-4-5; Tauer 1.1-2-2-0-2-1).

Wabasso 5,

SESM 4

WABASSO — Maverick Wagner delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to score Brock Rohlik and give Wabasso a 5-4 victory over Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Tuesday.

Wagner finish 2 for 4 with a run scored in the win, while Sam Rabenberg was 2 for 2 with three walks.

Ryan Liebl earned the win on the mound. In 3 2/3 innings of relief, he allowed just one base hit and struck out two batters.

Wabasso hosts Renville County West on Friday.

SESM 000 000 400 0 — 4 6 0

Wabasso 000 100 300 1 — 5 8 4

HITTING: Wabasso (La. Wagner 1-5, 2B, RBI, run; Frericks 1-5; Rabenerg 2-2; Rohlik 1-5, run; M. Wagner 2-4, RBI, run; Wall 1-3, run).

PITCHING: Wabasso (Benz 6.1-5-4-3-3-5; Liebl 3.2-1-0-0-0-2).

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