AUSTIN EDITION -- GMLO sweeps pair from Southland
ADAMS -- The Southland baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander on Thursday.
This was the Southeast Conference, West Division opener for the Rebels. GMLO won 8-3 and 4-3 to take the divisional twinbill.
Ryan King was the winning pitcher for GMLO, while Zach Stratton took the loss in the opener. Dustin Doocy collected three hits, while Jake Rowe had two singles and a double to lead L-O in the opener. Grant Lunning and Dustin Thorson also had two hits apiece for GMLO.
The Rebels fell behind 3-0 in the first game and then rallied for three runs in the bottom of the third inning. Jared Gilles had two singles in the opener for the Rebels. Derek Berndt of Southland laced a three-run triple to tie the game. But the deadlock didn't last as the visitors scored five runs in the later innings.
The late game was a much closer affair, but it ended with the same result. The Rebels got off to a good start as Steve Snyder stroked an RBI single in the first inning of the late game.
The Bulldogs then came back with a pair of runs in the first and second innings to take the lead for good. A late rally by the Rebels in the top of the sixth fell one run short.
Southland baseball (5-3 overall, 0-2 SEC West) hosts Glenville-Emmons on Thursday.
GMLO 201 203 -- 8 14 2
; Southland 003 000 -- 3 5 4
; King and Stejskal; Stratton and Bergene.
2B -- LO, Rowe; 3B -- SOU, Berndt.
Southland 101 001 -- 3 5 1
; GMLO 220 00x -- 4 6 3
; Landherr and Bergene; Rowe and Stejskal.
2B -- SOU, Jared Gilles; LO, Rowe.
Le Roy-Ost./G.M. 8, Southland 3
Le Roy-Ost.G.M. 4, Southland 3
Le Roy-Ostrander/Grand Meadow swept a twinbill from Southland in Adams. Ryan King was the winning pitcher for LOGM in the first game, while Zach Stratton took the loss. Dustin Doocy had three singles for LOGM. In the second game, Jared Gilles had two hits, and Derek Berndt had a three-run triple for LOGM.
Caledonia 14, Mabel-C. 0 (5 innings)
Caledonia 12, Mabel-Canton 4
Caledonia pitchers allowed just five hits in two games against Mabel-Canton to sweep. Josh Conway allowed one hit in the first game, which was stopped after five innings. He struck out 10 and walked one. Kevin Meiners went the distance for the Warriors in the second game, striking out 11 and walking four.
Caledonia's Ryan Gerardy batted 4-for-6 on the day with a home run and two doubles. Joe Ingvalson got two triples and a double in the twin bill. Dan Link batted 2-for-3 in the second game with a double for M-C (2-6, 2-6 SEC).
Houston 10, Rushford-Peterson 2
Rushford-Peterson 10, Houston 8
Houston and Rushford-Peterson split a doubleheader in Rushford. The Hurricanes scored three times in the first inning and four in the second, after back-to-back doubles and a home run by Adam Kimball. Kimball finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.
Rushford-Peterson got a strong pitching peformance in relief in the second game by Jacob Merchlewitz, who was knocked out of the first game. He game in with one out in the second inning and finished with 10 strikeouts and just one walk. R-P's Reid Anderson was 6-for-7 in the doubleheader. Houston got homers from Tony Brostrom and Shawn Van Gundy.
THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE
Dover-Eyota 4, Wabasha-Kellogg 3
Dover-Eyota 6, Wabasha-Kellogg 2
Dover-Eyota pitcher Scott Schreiber tossed a no-hitter and struck out 13 in the second game of a doubleheader at Wabasha.
Schreiber pitched D-E to a 6-2 win in the second game, after teammate Ben Barrone stopped W-K on two hits in D-E's 4-3 win in the first game. Schreiber and Barrone both pitched compete six-inning games.
The sweep improved D-E to 8-2, 6-2 in the Three Rivers Conference. W-K is 4-6 and 3-5 in the conference.
Schreiber, a senior right-hander, allowed three walks in the second game. Barrone, a junior right-hander, had seven strikeouts in the first game.
In the first game, D-E broke a 3-3 tie with two outs in the sixth inning when Brad Skrukrud scored from third base on a throwing error. For W-K, losing pitcher Greg Fox allowed only five hits.
In the second game, Barrone delivered a three-run double in the fifth inning to power a four-run rally. Barrone was 2-for-3.
Plainview 9, Kingsland 1
Plainview broke out early at Spring Valley, batting around in the first inning for eight hits and six runs against Kingsland starter Matt Olson. Plainview banged out 13 hits, with Matt Steffen going 3-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs. Brad Swancutt and Clayton Kolb also had two hits, and Kolb added two runs and two RBI. Kolb, a sophomore, also pitched a complete game for the win, scattering five hits with 12 strikeouts. For Kingsland, Richard Eickhoff went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Lewiston-Altura 6, Goodhue 5
Goodhue 9, Lewiston-Altura 0
In the first game in Goodhue, Lewiston-Altura scored six unearned runs in the first inning and held off the host team for a narrow win. Goodhue sophomore pitcher Brian Buck had nine strikeouts and only four walks and no earned runs in taking the loss. Buck also doubled. Goodhue's Chet Lexvold was 2-for-2 with an RBI. L-A's Jake Kalis was 2-for-4 and Joel Ziebell was 2-for-3.
In the second game, Goodhue scored six runs in the first inning enroute to a shutout win. Buck was 3-for-3 in that game, with a double and two RBIs. Dan Strauss had two hits as well for Goodhue.
HIAWATHA VALLEY LEAGUE
Cannon Falls 3, Triton 1
Cannon Falls 12, Triton 3
Cannon Falls swept a doubleheader at Dodge Center. In the first game, Cannon Falls had four singles in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead, and got an unearned run in the sixth. Dylan Lager got the win on a three-hitter, with nine strikeouts and no walks. Josh Spitzack had seven strikeouts in taking the loss.
In the second game, Spitzack started and threw two innings for Triton before giving way to Britton Wolf. Cannon Falls took advantage of six Triton errors to gain a 1-0 lead. Clint Sjoquist had a homer for Cannon Falls in the fourth inning. Zach Montgomery was the winning pitcher, with four hitless innings before giving way to relief pitching in the sixth.
Pine Island 13, Lake City 0 (5 innings)
Lake City 9, Pine Island 6
Pine Island and Lake City split a conference twinbill at Lake City. Pine Island got a strong pitching performance from Mike Regnier in the first game. The senior right-hander tossed a one-hitter in a five-inning complete game, with nine strikeouts and no walks. He retired the first 12 batters in the game. P.I. broke it open with seven runs in the fourth inning, on four hits. Evan Schacht went 3-for-3 with two RBI, Issac Matzek was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Regnier scored three runs.
Lake City gained revenge in the second game, scoring runs in four of six innings on 10 hits. Kevin Denn went 3-for-3 for L.C., and Sean Redmond and Danny Marking both had two hits. Marking drove in two runs. Josh Oeltjen pitched a complete game for the win, scattering seven hits, with six strikeouts and two walks. For P.I., Regnier supplied a highlight with a long two-run homer to left in the third inning.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 22, K-W 6 (5 inn.)
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10, K-W 1
Zumbrota-Mazeppa rained hits on Kenyon-Wanamingo and reigned in both games of conference doubleheader. Z-M had 18 hits in five innings in the first game, with Bob La Due going 4-for-5 and scoring five runs. Andy Rude was 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI, and Nate Sturm was 3-for-5 with three runs. LaDue was the winning pitcher, allowing six hits in four innings. Kyle Berg had two hits and an RBI for K-W.
In the second game, Sturm pitched a four-hitter and allowed only two walks in six innings. Kyle Frederixon went 3-for-3 with three doubles, Rude was 3-for-4 with two doubles, and LaDue went 3-for-4 with one double. Z-M improved to 8-1. K-W (0-7) will try again for its first win today in a makeup game at Kasson-Mantorville.
Stewartville 4, Winona Cotter 2
Stewartville 13, Winona Cotter 8
Clutch hitting led Stewartville (8-4, 5-3 HVL) to a doubleheader sweep of Winona Cotter at home on Thursday. Gavin Hofer went 2-for-3 and Matt Gordon was also 2-for-3 in the Tigers win. The big hits came from Andy Langseth with a two-out, two-RBI single in the first inning and Tom Neuman with a two-out, two-RBI double in the fourth.
Stewartville pitcher Mike Blazing threw a complete game with two strikeouts, three walks, gave up only two hits and allowed one earned run. Cotter cut into the deficit with two runs in the sixth, but it wasn't enough.
In the second game, Langseth went the distance on the hill for the Tigers. Langseth had three strikeouts, one walk, scattered four hits, and allowed four earned runs in six innings of work. Offensively for the Tigers, Tom Neuman went 3-for-3 and Jake Goodew hit a three-run homer in the third to cap a five-run rally.