Worthington 510 061 4 = 17-15-2
Windom 141 001 0 = 7-8-11
The Windom Eagle baseball team struggled in the field Friday afternoon, as Worthington turned 11 Eagle errors into a 17-7 victory at Island Park.
The Trojans scored 14 unearned runs in the game, blowing the game open in the late innings.
Worthington jumped to a quick lead, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning.
The Eagles scored on a Brayden Kreofsky RBI single in the bottom of the first. Then, in the second, the Eagles had RBI doubles from Wyatt Haugen and Alex Espenson, a Sam Doorenbos RBI single and a run-scoring fielder’s choice from Kade Sammons.
Windom tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the third when Doorenbos hit an RBI single.
But Worthington broke the deadlock with six runs in the top of the fifth. The Trojans added a run in the sixth and four more in the seventh for the win.
Windom’s final run scored on an Espenson RBI single in the sixth.
Haugen, Doorenbos and Espenson each had two hits in the loss.
Hunter Walklin took the tough pitching loss, allowing 10 unearned runs in 4-2/3 innings of relief. He allowed nine hits and struck out one.
SJA 700 21 = 10-11-1
MLAC 000 00 = 0-2-7
MCW 023 205 4 = 16-10-0
MLAC 200 010 0 = 3-5-4
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey’s offense struggled to get going in back-to-back games Saturday as the Wolverines dropped a pair of games at Munson Field.
In the opener, the Wolverines mustered just two hits and committed seven errors in the field, taking a 10-0 loss to St. James Area.
The Saints plated seven runs in the top of the first to take command of the game early.
Sebastian Rehnelt and Devyn Rempel had the lone Wolverine hits in the game.
Rehnelt took the complete game pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits while striking out two.
In the nightcap, Martin County West took the lead early, then poured on nine late runs to claim a 16-3 victory.
The Wolverines briefly held a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a two-run Ian Penner single.
MCW tied the game with two runs in the top of the second, then took the lead for good with three in the third and two in the fourth.
MLAC got a run back in the bottom of the fifth on a Landon Boldt RBI single, but the Mavericks answered with five in the sixth and four in the seventh, sealing the win.
Boldt had two of the Wolverines’ five hits in the loss.
Sam Pidde took the pitching loss, allowing five runs on two hits and four walks in 2-2/3 innings. He struck out two.
MLAC 102 02 = 5-8-6
Cleveland 412 8x = 15-7-0
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey came off a week-long COVID-related delay and couldn’t shake off the cobwebs Friday, falling 15-5 at Cleveland.
The Wolverines committed six errors in the field and MLAC pitchers issued 10 walks in the loss.
The Wolverines scored in the top of the first on a Landon Boldt RBI single.
Then, trailing 5-1 in the third, MLAC scored on a Kolby Kremmin RBI triple and a Sebastian Rehnelt single.
Cleveland broke the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth, taking a 15-3 lead. The Wolverines were able to pull within 15-5 on a two-run Rehnelt double, but a double play cut down a runner at the plate, ending the game after five innings.
Rehnelt finished with three hits and three RBI. Kremmin added two hits in the loss.
Tyler Dick took the pitching loss, allowing seven runs on five hits in 2-2/3 innings. He walked five and struck out three.
Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. Pipestone, May 11
MLAC: at RRC/WWG (Lamberton), May 11
RRC/WWG: vs. MLAC (at Lamberton), May 11