JCC 000 001 0 = 1-3-0 Windom 000 000 0 = 0-1-3 A sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning proved to be all the offense Jackson County Central needed Thursday as the Huskies defeated the Windom Eagle baseball team 1-0 at Island Park.
The game was scoreless until the sixth. Ryan Christopher drew a walk, stole second, advanced to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Gumto.
Three Eagle pitchers held JCC to just three hits in the game, but the Eagles were able to coax only one hit from a trio of JCC pitchers. Luke Gilbertson's two-out double in the top of the first was Windom's only hit.
Windom's best chance to score came in the top of the seventh. Gilbertson drew a one-out walk and stole second, but was thrown out attempting to steal third.
Gilbertson took the pitching loss, working the final 2-2/3 innings in relief. He allowed one run without a hit, walked one and struck out three.
RRC/WWG 153 12 = 12-15-1 MLAC 000 00 = 0-2-5 Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove rebounded after a loss Tuesday, hammering out 15 hits in a 12-0 victory over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey at Comfrey.
The Falcons took command of the game with a five-run second inning. Taylor Bunting hit a two-run single in the inning. Sam Hansen, Cole Pankonin and Austin Irlbeck each had RBI singles in the inning.
Pankonin added a two-run double in the third.
Bunting and Pankonin each had three hits and three RBI for the Falcons in the win. Corey Maras and Jordan Martius each had two hits.
Sam Grev and Drake Harder had the lone hits in the loss for the Wolverines.
Mitchell Willhite worked the first two innings in the victory for the Falcons. He allowed one hit, walked one and struck out three.
Dylan Hillesheim took the pitching loss for the Wolverines.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Luverne, April 24 MLAC: at Mankato Loyola, April 21 RRC/WWG: vs. Redwood Valley (at Lamberton), April 21