BIG NINE CONFERENCE

Century tallied four first-inning runs, but six errors doomed the Panthers as Owatonna rallied for a 7-5 victory. Three of the Huskies' seven runs were unearned.

"It was a frustrating game because our first two games we had a really tough time throwing strikes and today we had a lot of strikes but the defense really took a step back," Century coach Todd Stellmaker said. "We have to step up defensively when our pitchers are throwing the ball across the plate."

In his first career start, Ryan Ohm allowed just three hits and struck out five in four innings. He allowed five runs but only three were earned.

"Ryan Ohm was very poised and threw very well for his first varsity start," Stellmaker said. "We've played three games and we've improved each game, but still need to put a whole game together offensively, defensively and pitching. This is the second game of the three we've played where we've made at least five errors. You're not going to beat many teams at any level if you're not making the plays defensively."

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Chris Morreale cranked a solo homer, while Peter Lynch and Josh Fletcher both had two hits. Lynch drove in two runs. Jaecan Fratzke went 1-for-2 with two stolen bases.

Owatonna 7, Century 5

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Owatonna: Matt Seykora 1 R; Payton Beyer 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI; Jacob Meiners 2 R; Grant Achterkirch 1-for-4; Jack Helget 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 R; Dylan Maas 2 R; Caleb Vereide 1-for-1. Pitchers: Gavin Rein 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; Brayden Truelson 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

Century: Josh Fletcher 2-for-3 1 R; Peter Lynch 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB; Chris Morreale 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R; Jaecan Fratzke 1-for-2 2 SB. Pitchers: Ryan Ohm 4 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K; Matthew Haun 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.

HIAWATHA VALLEY LEAGUE

Joe Sperry and Jack Jakub teamed up to pitch a gem to lead Lourdes to a 5-1 victory over Kasson-Mantorville. Sperry pitched five scoreless innings, scattering three hits and striking out eight. Sperry only walked one batter. Jakub allowed one hit and one earned run, but he fanned four in two innings of work. Sam Schneider drove in two runs for the Eagles while Alex Rudquist and Braden Mlenar both singled.

Landon Wenzel was terrific for the KoMets. He didn't allow a hit in four innings, and he also singled. Mitch Nelson and Corbin Horning doubled for Kasson-Mantorville. K-M only allowed two hits but nine walks got the KoMets in trouble.

Lourdes 5, Kasson-Mantorville 1

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Lourdes: Nolan Jurgenson 0-for-1, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Alex Rudquist 1-for-4 1 R; Braden Mlenar 1-for-4; Sam Schneider 0-for-1 2 RBI. Pitchers: Joe Sperry (WP) 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; Jack Jakub 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Kasson-Mantorville: Kellen Wilke 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 SB; Landon Wenzel 1-for-2; Mitch Nelson 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 SB; Corbin Horning 1-for-3 1 2B. Pitchers: Dalton Maxwell (LP) 3 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 K; Landon Wenzel 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

NON-CONFERENCE

Malachi Bunke, Easton Wilcenski and Evan Loney all finished with three hits, and Alex Ronnenberg fanned 11 and picked up the win on the bump to lead Rushford-Peterson to an 11-1 victory over Schaeffer Academy.

Nolan Gora finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Lions. Cole Morgan drove in a run.

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Schaeffer Academy: Cole Morgan 1-for-3 1 RBI; Nolan Gora 3-for-3 2 2B. Pitchers: Cole Morgan 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Nolan Gora (LP) 3.0 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.

Rushford-Peterson: Malachi Bunke 3-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB; Thomas Ekern 2-for-4, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 SB; Evan Loney 3-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Justin Ruberg 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB; Easton Wilcenski 3-for-3, 1 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB. Pitchers: Alex Ronnenberg (WP) 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K; Justin Ruberg 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.