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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Eagles top Cardinals Thursday; Falcons win; Wolverines split

Windom 706 23 = 18-15-2
RV 102 11 = 5-8-1

The Windom Eagle baseball team got off to a fast start Thursday afternoon on its way to an 18-5 victory over Redwood Valley at Redwood Falls.

All nine players in the Eagles’ starting lineup had at least one hit in the win.

Windom raced to a 7-0 lead in the top of the first, sending 12 hitters to the plate. Sam Doorenbos, Alex Espenson and Conner Redman hit RBI singles in the inning.

In the third, the Eagles stretched the lead to 13-1. Austin Doorenbos hit a two-run single and Hunter Walklin added an RBI single. The Eagles scored two runs on wild pitches and Ethan Pohlman drew a bases-loaded walk.

Windom added a Brayden Kreofsky RBI single in the fourth. Redman and Brady Espenson added RBI singles in the seventh.

Redman finished with three hits in the win. Austin Doorenbos, Kade Sammons, Kreofsky and Brady Espenson had two hits each.

Noah Armstrong picked up the pitching win, working two innings of relief. He allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and struck out three.

MCC 002 000 0 = 2-4-5
RRC/WWG 200 020 x = 4-6-2

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove scored the game-winning runs on an error Thursday, claiming a 4-2 victory over Murray County Central in Westbrook.

The Falcons got on the board in the bottom of the first. Mason Irlbeck lined an RBI double and scored when Sam Kleven reached on an error.

The Rebels tied the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the third. But in the bottom of the fifth, Kleven and Dominik Smith started the Falcon rally with back-to-back one-out singles. With two outs, Daniel Kleven lifted a fly ball that was dropped by the Rebel left fielder, allowing both runners to score.

Sam Kleven and Smith each had two hits in the victory for the Falcons.

Luke Willhite worked the first 6-1/3 innings for the win, allowing two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out seven. Irlbeck earned the save, working the final two-thirds of an inning.

HLOF 015 002 0 = 8-3-3
MLAC 001 000 4 = 5-10-2

MLAC 300 021 0 = 6-9-0
HLOF 112 000 0 = 4-5-1

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey used momentum gained late in the opening game of a doubleheader to salvage a split Thursday against Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in Comfrey.

HLOF won the opening game 8-5 but the Wolverines answered to win the nightcap 6-4.

In the opener, Wolverine pitchers struggled with command, issuing 13 walks. The wildness allowed the Coyotes to score a run in the second and five runs in the third without the benefit of a hit.

The Wolverines got on the scoreboard in the third. Sam Pidde scored from second when Kolby Kremmin reached on an infield single.

HLOF added a pair of runs in the sixth, taking an 8-1 lead. But the Wolverines tried to mount a rally in the bottom of the seventh. Caleb Simon plated a run with a sacrifice fly, Kremmin scored when Ian Penner reached on an error and Landon Boldt and Sam Stade had RBI singles. The Wolverines had the bases loaded and the potential winning run at the plate, but a strikeout ended the game.

Tanner Koetzle and Alex Blom each had two hits for the Wolverines.

Kremmin took the pitching loss, allowing five runs in two-plus innings. He did not allow a hit, walked five and struck out three.

In the nightcap, the Wolverines saw an early lead slip away, but MLAC answered with three runs late to claim a 6-4 win.

MLAC raced to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Koetzle hit an RBI double and Sebastian Rehnelt ripped a two-run double.

HLOF battled back with single runs in the first and second innings, then took a 4-3 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.

But the Wolverines regained the lead in the fifth as Rehnelt hit a two-run single. MLAC added an insurance run in the sixth on a Kremmin RBI double.

Rehnelt had two hits and four RBI in the win. Sam Pidde and Koetzle each added two hits.

Alex Blom earned the pitching win, working four innings of no-hit relief. He walked one and struck out eight.

Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. Fairmont, May 1
MLAC: vs. MCW (at Mt. Lake), May 3
RRC/WWG: vs. Adrian-Ellsworth (at Westbrook), April 30

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