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JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Battle-tested

MARSHALL — The Marshall Black Junior Legion baseball team was forced to dig deep in Tuesday’s matchup with Luverne VFW, as a late-rally by the Cardinals in the top of the sixth inning pushed the club to the brink of defeat. Unfazed, the battle-tested group responded by plating five runs ...

16/18U SOFTBALL: Marshall 16/18U wins Southern Star League Tournament

MANKATO—The Marshall 16/18U softball team won the Southern Star League Tournament this past weekend going 6-1 in seven games played. The Tigers began the weekend with a 14-9 victory over Springfield on Saturday before edging Jackson in their next contest by a final score of 7-6. ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Prowess at the plate

MARSHALL —  Marshall Black’s prowess at the plate was showcased again in Monday’s doubleheader matchup with Willmar VFW as the red-hot ballclub finished with a total of 20 hits in the twinbill to earn the sweep. The pair of wins improves Marshall Black to 19-5-1 on the year with only ...

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 14U takes second place at State Qualifier

MANKATO - The Marshall 14U Orange softball team earned second place at the Southern Star State Qualifier Tournament in Mankato this past weekend. Marshall opened with victories over St. James and Lake Crystal on Saturday to advance to the winner's bracket final on Sunday. Marshall defeated ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Mudcats fall against Willmar

WILLMAR — Willmar defeated the Marshall Mudcats 9-3 in Legion baseball action on Monday. The two teams went back and forth through the first three innings. Willmar opened with a 2-0 lead after one ining, while Marshall tied it up in the second inning. Both teams added a run in the third ...

14U BASEBALL: Schmitt no-hitter leads Marshall to win

MARSHALL — Parker Schmitt threw a no-hitter as Marshall defeated Tracy 13-0 in 14U baseball action on Monday. Schmitt struck out eight batters in the win. Andrew Wallen, Joey Fossum and Lincoln Graven recorded two hits apiece for Marshall, while Graven added three RBI in the win. Marshall ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Stranded by an Island

By Jake Przytarski jprzytarski@marshall independent.com MARSHALL — Missed opportunities at the plate for the Marshall A’s proved costly in Sunday’s Corn Belt League matchup with Bird Island as 12 baserunners were left stranded in a 6-4 loss to the Bullfrogs at Legion ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Vien no-hitter helps GF defeat Wabasso

GRANITE FALLS — Cam Vien pitched a no-hitter as Granite Falls defeated Wabasso 7-0 on Sunday. Vien recorded eight strikeouts in the win. Jordan Odegard led the Kilowatts offense, going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Brandon Grund and Austin Friese added two hits and ...

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 10U/12U softball teams host tournament

MARSHALL – Multiple teams converged in Marshall on Saturday for the Southwest Slugfest 10U and 12U softball tournament. In the 10U tournament, Marshall Orange, Marshall Silver, Marshall Black, Tracy, Pipestone and Minneota all participated in the bracket. In the 12U tournament, Marshall ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Creating a benchmark

MARSHALL – When baseball fans stop by Legion Field, they’ll notice an array of unique features, from Wrigley-esque ivy covering the outfield to the raised grandstand that overlooks the park. It didn’t always look that way, however, as it took years of hard work, dedication and a vision ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall Black sweeps doubleheader against Brookings

MARSHALL – Powered by a pair of strong pitching performances and plenty of clutch hits, the Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team (17-5-1) earned a doubleheader sweep of Brookings (S.D.) on Thursday at Legion Field. With the two victories, Marshall Black has now won five straight games ...

LEGION BASEBALL: A strong combination

MARSHALL – After a challenging couple of games at the Upper Midwest Classic last weekend, the Marshall Legion baseball team returned home only to face another tough test in the form of Harrisburg (S.D.). With a combination of a complete-game from Isaac Schmitt and a late offensive rally, ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall Orange takes down Tracy

MILROY – The Marshall 15U Orange baseball team defeated Tracy 6-1 on Thursday. Ethan Brau led the way for Marshall with a 2 for 3 day at the plate with three RBI while Connor Neubeck added a pair of hits and Keaton Maertens had a hit and an RBI. Jacob Eben earned the victory on the mound, ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU honored for success in the classroom

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The 2018-19 Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team was named a Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team on Thursday for having one of the top cumulative team grade point averages in NCAA Division II this past season. SMSU finished the ...

NCAA BASKETBALL: Former Tiger Mitch Sueker selected to play in Brazil

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball scholar-athletes Damani Hayes and Mitchell Sueker have been selected to the "USA Sports Tours and Events" Men's Basketball Team –Brazil. The team is made up of invited NCAA Division II basketball players from throughout the ...

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Kilowatts rally to take down Sacred Heart

GRANITE FALLS — Granite Falls used a late rally to defeat Sacred Heart 4-3 on Wednesday. Trailing 3-2 with two outs in the ninth inning, Jordan Odegard got on base with a walk to extend the game. After Odegard stole second base, he advanced to third on a single by Bennett Knapper. Cam ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: League-leader showdown

MINNEOTA – The Minneota Mudhens (17-4) extended their winning streak to five games on Wednesday with a down-to-the-wire 8-7 victory over the Corn Belt League-leading Marshall A’s (12-3). With the win, the Mudhens have now won 10 of their last 11 games, while the loss for Marshall snaps a ...