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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

TUESDAY BASEBALL: Eagles, Falcons win openers

Windom 050 030 1 = 9-4-2
Worthington 003 002 1 = 6-5-0

The Windom Eagle baseball team opened the 2023 season with a 9-6 victory Tuesday at Worthington.

The Eagles were held to four hits in the game, but had a patient eye at the plate, drawing 11 walks. The Eagles also created havoc on the bases with 11 stolen bases in the win.

The Eagles opened the scoring in the top of the second. Quintin Tietz hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly, Drew Rothenberger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Tucker Renquist scored on a passed ball and Henry Erickson hit a two-run single.

Leading 5-3 in the fifth, the Eagles added to their lead. Erickson scored on a passed ball, Wriley Haugen was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Chayton Struck scored on a wild pitch.

Windom’s final run scored on a Tietz sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Erickson had three of the Eagles’ four hits in the win.

Struck earned the pitching victory, allowing three runs on three hits in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out two.

RRC/WWG 022 020 5 = 11-8-3
MLAC 202 100 0 = 5-3-3

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove rallied in the late innings Tuesday, claiming an 11-5 victory over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey in a game that was played in Heron Lake.

MLAC got on the board first, scoring in the bottom of the first on a Jake Evers RBI single and a Tyler Dick sacrifice fly.

The Falcons tied the game in the second on a two-run single from Hudsen Jenniges. Then, in the third, Jenniges hit an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error.

The Wolverines tied the game in the bottom of the third, scoring on a wild pitch and a Treyton Duerksen RBI groundout. MLAC took the lead in the fourth on an Evers RBI single.

The Falcons took the lead at 6-5 in the top of the fifth, scoring on an error and a Dan Kleven groundout to take the lead.

RRC/WWG then put the game away in the seventh, scoring on bases-loaded walks to Kleven and Carter Therkilsen, a two-run error and a Quintyn Vold sacrifice fly.

Isaac Simonson, Keaton Skarupa and Jenniges each had two hits in the win for the Falcons.

Evers led the Wolverines with a pair of hits.

Vold earned the pitching win for the Falcons, working the final three innings of hitless relief. He walked two and struck out five.

Dick took the pitching loss for the Wolverines, working three-plus innings in relief. He allowed seven runs on two hits, walked five and struck out two.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. St. James, April 13
MLAC: at AE (Adrian), April 13
RRC/WWG: vs. MCC (at Westbrook), April 17

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