RRC/WWG 110 177 = 17-15-1
ESWC 000 010 = 1-1-2
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove had a big day on the mound from Luke Willhite and at the plate from Mason Irlbeck Thursday, as the Falcons rolled to a 17-1 win over Edgerton/Southwest Christian at Edgerton.
Willhite pitched a complete-game one-hitter, giving up a hit only to the first batter he faced in the game. He walked two and struck out 10 in the victory.
At the plate, Irlbeck had two hits and drove in five. The big blow was a grand slam home run in the top of the sixth inning, accounting for the Falcons’ final runs of the game.
The Falcons scored in the top of the first when Willhite singled, moved to third on an error and scored on a Cole VanDeWiele groundout.
Ashton Juhnke added an RBI single in the second and Dan Kleven scored on an error in the fourth, giving the Falcons a 3-0 lead.
RRC/WWG then plated seven runs in the top of the fifth. Dominik Smith hit an RBI single, Cory Anderson hit a two-run single and Isaac Simonson and Willhite had RBI singles. Irlbeck added a run-scoring sacrifice fly.
ESWC scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth to keep the game alive, but the Falcons answered with seven more runs in the top of the sixth. Griffin Willhite drew a bases-loaded walk, Luke Willhite and Gavin Hesse hit RBI singles and Irlbeck smashed a grand slam home run.
Luke Willhite had four hits in the win. Anderson added three hits.
AE 410 59 = 19-9-2
MLAC 004 00 = 4-5-4
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey fought off an early deficit to pull to within one run, but Adrian-Ellsworth did damage late Thursday, claiming a 19-4 victory over the Wolveirnes at Mt. Lake.
AE jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first and led 5-0 after two innings. MLAC battled back, scoring four runs in the bottom of the third. Sam Pidde led off the third with a walk, then stole second, third and home. Adam Veerkamp added a two-run double and later scored when Ian Penner reached on an error, cutting the deficit to 5-4.
But the Dragons answered with five runs in the top of the fourth, then plated nine in the top of the fifth to seal the game.
Veerkamp had two of the Wolverines’ five hits in the game.
Kolby Kremmin took the pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on six hits in 3-2/3 innings. He walked five and struck out two.
Next games: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: vs. LCWM, May 14
MLAC: vs. Madelia (at Comfrey), May 14
RRC/WWG: at TMB (Tracy), May 14