A/E holds off Minneota, 6-3

Prep baseball/softball roundup May 6, 2024

A/E 6, Minneota 3

MINNEOTA — A late flurry of runs wasn’t enough for the Minneota baseball team to mount a comeback against Adrian-Ellsworth on Monday night as the Dragons slayed the Vikings 6-3.

Minneota trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when Brody Larson got on base with a single. He advanced to third on another single from Dalager and scored on a balk to put the Vikings on the board.

Adrian responded with another run in the top of the seventh to keep Minneota at bay but the Vikings continued to battle. Adam Dalager, Joey Lacek and Parker Bradley reached base consecutively on a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a walk respectively. After a strikeout put one out away, Dalager scored on a passed ball and Lacek scored on a Larson sacrifice fly. Yet, another grounded ended the game before the Vikings could plate any more runs.

Meagher pitched the first three innings for Minneota, allowing four earned runs and one unearned on seven hits and four walks. Dalager relieved him in the fourth inning and pitched the remainder of the game, allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out 11 batters.

Meagher had the Vikings’ only extra-base hit of the game, a second-inning double, and stole third base in the same inning. His fourth-inning single made him one of three Vikings to reach base multiple times, along with Larson and Ryan Dalager.

Minneota falls to 5-4 with the loss and will look to bounce back when it hosts Central Minnesota Christian today at 4:30 p.m.


CLARA CITY — A three-run fifth inning put the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team on top of MACCRAY on Monday night as the Panthers pulled out a 4-1 win.

Heading into the fifth inning, the game was tied up at 1-1. Alex Schuh started the rally with a leadoff triple and Trevor Smith drove him in the next at-bat with an RBI single to take the lead.

The Panthers kept coming when Noah Knakmuhs singled and Ashton Squires hit an RBI double after Smith was picked off to make the score 3-1. After another pair of walks loaded the bases, a passed ball allowed Squire to score the Panthers’ last run.

Smith earned the win on the mound for TMB, holding MACCRAY to one run over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out 12 batters while allowing just eight hits. Eathan Martinez pitched the last out after Smith exceeded the pitch maximum to earn the save.

Squires led TMB with two hits on the day while Jacob Meyer also reached base twice with a pair of walks

TMB is now 7-3 on the year and will host Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg today at 5 p.m.

DB 6, Canby 0

DAWSON — Impenetrable defense and pitching was the key to victory for the Dawson-Boyd baseball team on Monday night as it picked up a 6-0 win over Canby.

Nathan Hansen started on the mound for Dawson-Boyd, pitching the first 5 1/3 shutout innings. He struck out 10 batters while holding Canby to four hits and a walk while picking up the win.

Tygan Long earned the save in relief, pitching 1 2/3 perfect frames while striking out three batters.

Dawson-Boyd took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when Kameron Sather hit a two-run double. He also walked in the third inning and stole home to make it 3-0.

The Blackjacks scored the last of their runs in the fourth when Beau Johnson hit an RBI single and Blake Thompson bunted and scored Eli Olson and Johnson on a fielding error.

Johnson, Thompson and Sather each had a pair of hits for the Blackjacks, with Thompson and Sather each doubling as well, while Evan Engesmoe led the Lancers with two singles on the day. Thompson was the only player to reach base three times after also drawing a walk.

Liam MacArthur was charged with the loss for Canby after allowing three runs on three hits in three innings, along with walking five batters. Evan Engesmoe allowed two earned runs and one unearned in three innings of relief, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out four batters.

Dawson-Boyd improves to 7-2 with the win and will host Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian for its next game today at 4:30 p.m. Canby falls to 2-5 and will head to Madison to face Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday at 5 p.m.


SLAYTON — Teague Meyer had three hits, a pair of RBIs and a solid pitching performance for the Murray County Central baseball team on Monday to help the Rebels to a 5-3 win over Red Rock Central/Wesbtrook-Walnut Grove.

With the game tied at 1-1, MCC charged ahead in the top of the fourth. Owen Gillette and Dugan Kluis reached base to start the inning and, with one out, Jesse Klein hit an RBI single to give the Rebels the lead. After a strikeout, Teague Meyer then hit a two-run single to make the score 4-1 in favor of MCC.

Meyer pitched the first 4 2/3 innings for MCC, allowing three runs on three hits with three strikeouts. Cayden Veldhuisen relieved him, pitching the final 2 1/3 innings with no hits, walks or runs.

Hudsen Jenniges pitched all seven innings for RRC/WWG, allowing five runs on eight hits and a pair of walks. He also struck out seven batters.

After a Gillette double in the fifth inning gave MCC a 5-1 lead, the Rebels rallied in the bottom of the frame. Tyler Therkilsen singled to lead off the inning. He was replaced on first when Jackson Jenniges reached on a fielder’s choice. Jenniges scored on an Austin Imker single and Imnker scored on a Jake Jackson double to make the score 5-3. Yet, the Falcons weren’t able to muster any further runs to get back in the game.

Jackson was the only Rebel with multiple hits in the game.

MCC improves to 7-2 with the win and will next go on the road to face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Monday at 4:30 p.m. RRC/WWG falls to 6-5 and will next play at Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda today at 4:30 p.m.


B.O.L.D. 1, YME 0

GRANITE FALLS — A lack of run support doomed the Yellow Medicine East softball team in the first of its two Monday games. The Sting were held without a hit against B.O.L.D. as they settled for a 1-0 loss.

Bayli Sneller was terrific on the mound for the Sting, pitching all seven innings and allowing just one run. She struck out 10 batters while allowing just five hits and a walk.

Unfortunately for the Sting, Kaitlyn Flann was dominant for B.O.L.D. She was a hit batter away from a perfect game and struck out eight batters.

RTR 10, YME 0

GRANITE FALLS — The dynamic duo of Laken Baartman and Kya Alderson was active once again on Monday night, leading the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton softball team to a 10-0 win over Yellow Medicine East in six innings.

Alderson took the circle for the full six for RTR, striking out 15 of the 20 batters she faced while allowing just one hit and one walk in the shutout effort. She also had a single and a walk in two at-bats.

Laken Baartman led the RTR offense with two hits, tying Lily Klumper for a game-high. Among her hits were a two-run home run in the first inning and a double in the fourth. 

Gabi Borresen also had a triple for the Knights while Briella Buchert’s RBI double in the top of the sixth put the run rule into play for the Knights.

Brianna Nelson had the lone sting hit on the day, a single, while Alana Almich drew a walk.

Abbie Winter pitched all six innings for YME, allowing six earned runs and four unearned on 10 hits and five walks.

RTR improves to 10-1 with the win while YME falls to 4-8. The Knights will next play today when they host Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian while YME will try to bounce back at Lakeview today at 4:30 p.m.


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