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THURSDAY BASEBALL: Eagles surge past Huskies

Windom 030 424 = 13-14-3
JCC 200 100 = 3-4-7

The Windom Eagle baseball team took the lead in the second inning and kept applying pressure Thursday, rolling to a 13-3 victory over Jackson County Central in Jackson.

The Eagles put the game away with four runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth, capitalizing on seven JCC errors in the win.

Trailing 2-0 in the second, the Eagles had RBI singles from Brady Espenson, Adam Perrizo and Drew Rothenberger to take a 3-2 lead.

Windom built on the lead in the fourth, scoring on a Tucker Renquist sacrifice fly and adding three runs on errors for a 7-2 lead.

Windom added two more runs on JCC errors in the fifth. Then, in the sixth, Henry Erickson, Chayton Struck and Espenson had RBI singles in a four-run inning.

Struck led the Eagle offense with three hits in the win.

Josh Garrison worked a complete game to earn the pitching victory, allowing four hits and four walks while fanning two.

RRC/WWG 173 100 5 = 17-17-2
AE 103 000 2 = 6-7-5

AE 001 67 = 14-11-1
RRC/WWG 001 02 = 3-5-6

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove salvaged a doubleheader split with Adrian-Ellsworth Thursday, winning the opener 17-6 before falling 14-3 in the nightcap at Adrian.

In the opener, the Falcons got on the board with a Quintyn Vold RBI single in the first.

Then, RRC/WWG blew the game open with a seven-run second, highlighted by a bases-clearing double from Dan Kleven. Hudsen Jenniges and Keaton Skarupa added bases-loaded walks.

Skarupa and Jenniges each added an RBI single in the third and Skarupa had an RBI double in the fourth, giving the Falcons a 12-4 lead.

The Falcons finished the game off with a five-run seventh. Kleven and Isaac Simonson each had an RBI double, Skarupa was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Jackson Jenniges hit a two-run single.

Skarupa, Hudsen Jenniges and Kleven each had three hits in the win.

Ashton Juhnke picked up the pitching win, working 5-2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on five hits, walked four and struck out two.

In the nightcap, the Dragons took over the game late, scoring six runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth. The big hits in the rally were a bases-clearing triple in the fourth and a grand slam home run in the fifth.

RRC/WWG scored on a Juhnke RBI triple in the third, tying the game at 1-1.

Juhnke added a run-scoring fielder’s choice and Vold hit an RBI single in the fifth.

Ashton Holmen had two hits in the loss.

Kleven took the pitching loss, working the first four innings. He allowed seven runs on eight hits, walked two and struck out two.

MCC 063 03 = 12-7-3
MLAC 100 10 = 2-3-1

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey fell behind and couldn’t recover Thursday, taking a 12-2 loss to Murray County Central, in a game that was relocated from Mt. Lake to Slayton.

The Wolverines briefly held the lead, scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Tanner Schultz’s single skipped past the Rebel left fielder, allowing Sam Pidde to score.

But the Rebels answered with six runs in the top of the second, taking the lead for good.

MLAC’s only other run scored on a Joey Faber RBI single in the fourth inning.

Alex Blom took the pitching loss, working the first 2-1/3 innings. He allowed nine runs on four hits, walked six and struck out two.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: vs. JCC, May 12
MLAC: at T/ML/GHEC (Truman), May 12
RRC/WWG: vs. Wabasso (at Milroy Irish Yard), May 12

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