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Eagles topple Arrows; Wolverines earn sweep

Pipestone 000 102 0 = 3-4-2
Windom 014 101 x = 7-5-3

The Windom Eagle baseball team used a strong start at the plate to take command early Thursday, claiming a 7-3 victory over Pipestone at Island Park.

The Eagles scored in the second inning on Wyatt Haugen’s squeeze bunt for a 1-0 lead.

Windom then used a four-run third to take a 5-0 lead. Brayden Kreofsky hit a two-run single and two runs scored on Arrow errors.

Windom added a run on a Henry Erickson sacrifice fly in the fourth and Drew Rothenberger’s RBI double in the sixth.

That was plenty of support for three Eagle pitchers, who combined to hold the Arrows to four hits in the game.

Noah Armstrong picked up the pitching victory, working four innings and allowing three hits. He struck out three.

MLAC 173 001 0 = 12-11-4
ESWC 511 100 0 = 8-8-4

ESWC 001 20 = 3-4-1
MLAC 102 2x = 5-5-0

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey shook off an early deficit in the opening game of a doubleheader and settled in at the plate and on the mound the rest of the day, sweeping a pair from Edgerton-Southwest Minnesota Christian Thursday in Edgerton.

The Wolverines took the opener 12-8, then won the nightcap 5-3. Game two was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to darkness.

In the opener, the Wolverines led 1-0 on a first-inning RBI single from Caleb Simon, but ESWC plated five runs in the bottom of the first, taking the lead.

MLAC roared back in the top of the second, scoring seven runs. Sam Pidde had a run-scoring sacrifice fly and Khalid Fentanez hit an RBI single. The big blows of the inning were a three-run home run by Kolby Kremmin, followed by a solo shot from Simon, to take an 8-5 lead.

The Wolveirnes added RBi singles from Tanner Koetzle and Pidde and a groundout from Kremmin in the third, taking an 11-6 lead.

MLAC’s final run scored on a Landon Boldt RBI single in the sixth.

Alex Blom had three hits in the win. Simon added a pair of hits and Kremmin drove in four runs.

Kremmin worked the first 3-2/3 innings to pick up the pitching win, allowing eight runs on seven hits. He walked four and struck out four. Evan Karschnik pitched the final 3-1/3 innings to earn a save, striking out five on one hit.

In the nightcap, the Wolverines took an early lead when Kremmin scored on a throwing error.

With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third, Boldt blasted a two-run double.

ESWC tied the game in the top of the fourth, but the Wolverines regained the lead in the bottom of the inning when Pidde scored on a wild pitch and Simon had an RBI groundout.

Blom picked up the complete-game pitching win, scattering four hits and three walks while fanning seven.

HLOF 000 01 = 1-3-2
RRC/WWG 0(11)1 0x = 12-9-1

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning, cruising to a 12-1 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Thursday at Lamberton.

The Falcons blew the game open with 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning. Cole VanDeWiele had a two-run single, followed by a two-run home run from Ashton Juhnke. Keaton Skarupa added an RBI triple and Quentin Vold and Orion Knakmuhs added RBI singles.

The final Falcon run came when Juhnke led off the third inning with his second home run of the day.

Juhnke finished with two of the Falcons’ nine hits.

Isaac Simonson picked up the complete-game pitching win, scattering three hits. He walked one and struck out six.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended in the first inning due to lightning. No reschedule date has been determined yet.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at Redwood Valley, April 29
MLAC: vs. Madelia (at Mt. Lake), April 29
RRC/WWG: at RCW (Sacred Heart), April 29

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