Stewartville pitcher wins duel, delivers key hit

Stewartville pitcher Matt Gordon not only outdueled Cannon Falls' Adam Templin, he also delivered the game-winning hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Tigers a 4-3 win.

Gordon's one-out single broke a 3-3 tie after Cannon Falls had scored single runs in the final three innings to tie the game. Gordon pitched a three-hitter, struck out 10 and walked eight.

Templin had nine strikeouts, walked five and allowed eight hits. Stewartville got two of its runs in the fourth inning on three singles and another unearned run in the fifth inning. The Tigers improve to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Hiawatha Valley League.


Byron 6, Kasson-Mantorville 4


Kasson-Mantorville 10, Byron 5

Byron split a doubleheader with visiting Kasson-Mantorville at windswept Byron field. Both teams had big innings to facilitate their wins. Byron (7-4) erased K-M's 4-0 lead in the first game with six runs in the bottom of the third. The Bears combined two hits with a bunch of walks and hit batters. Adam Schroeder was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts in five innings. Byron had three hits, K-M four.

K-M (1-6) notched its first win of the season in the second game thanks to a seven-run second inning. The KoMets sent 11 batters to the plate and had five hits in the inning. Kyle McDermott went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Brandon Johson was 3-for-3 with a double and a long solo homer to right. Freshman Eric Gruhlke pitched a complete game for the win with eight strikeouts and four walks.

Winona Cotter 11, Triton 4

Winona Cotter came from behind in the third inning to take a 6-4 lead, the scored five more runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.

Bryan Wanek was 3-for-3 for the Ramblers, with three runs scored and two stolen bases. Matt O'Brien and Matt Demaris each had two hits. Triton's Britton Wolf and Trevor Kispert each had a pair of hits. Cotter improves to 4-2.


Elgin-Millville 13, Kingsland 3 (5 innings)


Elgin-Millville scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning at Spring Valley, combining six hits with six walks. It was the sixth straight win for the Watchmen (8-3, 5-3), and the fourth straight in conference. Winning pitcher Randy Spring tossed five innings of a combined two-hitter, with six strikeouts and two walks. Jon Buck had two of E-M's eight hits, and scored two runs. Joe Appel scored three runs. For Kingsland (1-5, 0-4), Doug Oakland hit a three-run homer in the third, his first of the season.

Lewiston-Altura 8, Plainview 1

Tyler Schultz blasted a pair of two-run home runs, lifting Lewiston-Altura to a conference baseball win at Plainview.

Schultz smacked his first homer in the first inning, his second in the seventh. Bryce Hall also contributed offensively for L-A with a pair of doubles.

The Cardinals finished with nine hits against losing pitcher Matt Steffen. Steffen struck out 10.

Travis Spencer got the pitching win. He went the distance and tossed a two-hitter.

Dover-Eyota 17, Chatfield 5

Ben Barron blasted a grand slam in the fifth inning and also had a double to pace Dover-Eyota in Chatfield. Adam Brandt had three hits and was also the winning pitcher. D-E finished with 19 hits.


St. Charles 5, Goodhue 4

Mike Kohn got the pitching win, working the last 22⁄3; inning, in St. Charles He struck out six. Reggie Stevens had a double and a home run. John Morris had the game-winning hit, a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth.


Caledonia 10, Spring Grove 0 (5 inn.)

Caledonia 14, Spring Grove 1 (5 inn.)

Caledonia pounded out 16 hits in the second game of a doubleheader sweep in the Southeast Conference. Joe Ingvalson got the pitching win for Caledonia in the opener with six strikeouts in four innings. Kasey Meiners pitched the final inning in the first game for the home team. Nathan Renk was 2-for-3 with a RBI and Luke Middendorf went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI.

In th late game, the Warriors hit a pair of home runs. Ryan Gerardy had a homer and a triple for three RBI. Kevan Meiners had three-run homer, Jeremy Bauer had a double with a RBI and Ingvalson also doubled.



Hayfield 7, LOGM5

Hayfield scored three runs in the top of the first and never trailed in the non-conference win. Nick DeMaria went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored for Hayfield. Brady Prigo was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and scored two runs and Carl Bamlet was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Shane Bunne was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for LOGM (5-4) and Jake Rowe was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

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