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Saturday, May 25, 2024

BASEBALL: Eagles hang on late, top Huskies

JCC 101 105 2 = 10-9-7
Windom 140 054 x = 14-14-3

The Windom Eagles capitalized on extra chances to score Thursday afternoon, hanging on late for a 14-10 victory over Jackson County Central at Island Park.

The Eagles hammered out 14 hits, but were aided by seven JCC errors in the win.

Windom got on the board in the bottom of the first on an error. The Eagles then took a 5-1 lead in the second. Tucker Renquist hit an RBI single, Quintin Tietz hit an RBI double, Adam Perrizo drove in a run with a groundout and Drew Rothenberger hit an RBI double.

Leading 5-3 in the fifth, the Eagles stretched the lead. Renquist hit an RBi single, Tietz plated a run with a fielder’s choice, Perrizo hit a two-run single and scored on a throwing error.

JCC answered with five runs in the top of the sixth, but the Eagles got four insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jackson Joyce plated a run with a squeeze bunt, Renquist hit an RBI single and scored on an error and Tietz scored on a passed ball.

JCC tried to mount a comeback, scoring twice in the top of the seventh and loading the bases with no outs, but a flyout and back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat and the game.

Renquist led the Eagles with three hits. Perrizo, Rothenberger and Hunter Palm had two hits each.

Joyce earned the pitching win, working the first four innings. He allowed five hits, walked three and struck out two. Joe Walinga came on with the bases loaded in the seventh to earn a save, walking one and striking out two.

ESWC 021 110 0 = 5-5-1
RRC/WWG 110 020 2 = 6-11-2

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove rallied late Thursday, earning a walk-off 6-5 win over Edgerton/Southwest Christian in Lamberton.

The Falcons scored on a wild pitch in the first inning and a Jake Erickson sacrifice fly in the second before the Dutchmen built a 5-2 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, two wild pitches helped the Falcons pull within 5-4.

Then, in the seventh, the Falcons tied the game on a Hudsen Jenniges RBI double and earned the walk-off win on a Quintyn Vold RBI single.

Jenniges had three hits in the win. Isaac Simonson had two hits.

Abe Stavnes worked three strong innings of relief for the win, allowing one hit and fanning three.

Madelia 003 242 = 11-17-0
MLAC 000 000 = 0-3-1

Madelia broke things open late Thursday, scoring 11 times in its final four at-bats to claim an 11-0 six-inning win over Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey at Mt. Lake.

The Blackhawks broke a scoreless tie in the third inning, stringing together five hits to take a 3-0 lead.

Leading 5-0 in the fifth, Madelia sent 10 hitters to the plate, scoring four times to take a 9-0 lead. Madelia then scored two in the sixth.

MLAC struggled to find its offensive footing, with just two baserunners before the sixth inning. The Wolverines had back-to-back hits in the bottom of the sixth but failed to score.

Landon Simon took the pitching loss, working the first four innings. He allowed 11 hits and struck out three.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom: at JCC (Jackson), May 10
MLAC: vs. Mankato Loyola (at Mt. Lake), May 10
RRC/WWG: vs. MLAC (at Lamberton), May 10

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