Neu Ulm 11, Belle Plaine 1
BELLE PLAINE — New Ulm defeated Belle Plaine 11-1 in an out-of-conference baseball game on Thursday.
Jaden Drill clinched the win for New Ulm in 4 1/3 innings of work, giving up a earned run with two hits and two walks while fanning out eight.
Carter Lang led the Eagles at the plate and went 3-4 with an RBI, while Drill was 2-4 with two RBIs and Ayden Jensen was 2-4 with an RBI.
Mankato Loyola 3
MANKATO — Madelia defeated Mankato Loyola Thursday in a Valley Conference baseball game at Boyer Field.
Dylan Grev won the entire game and gave up a deserved run with four hits while hitting 11. Eric Anderson was 1 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs made to lead the Blackhawks at the plate.
Sleepy Eye 8, MVL 6 ](Game 1)
Sleepy Eye 9, MVL 3 ](Game 2)
SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran 8-6, 9-3 in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader on Thursday.
In Game 1, Arian Saenz took the win in 5 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and four walks for five runs while fanning 11. He was also 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs while Jake Price had two doubles and two RBIs.
For MVL in Game 1, Josh Giefer took the loss in 4 2/3 innings of work, giving up 10 hits and four walks for four earned runs while fanning five. Kaiden Hammerschmidt had a double and two RBIs for MVL while Zach Riederer was 2 for 4 on a run scored.
Nick Mielke earned the Game 2 win by pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up six hits and two walks on unearned runs. He crossed out 12. Jackson Huiras led the Indians at plate in Game 2, going 3 for 4 with a three and an RBI while Price had a double and three RBIs.
Justin Ziemer took the Game 2 loss for MVL by going five innings and giving up six hits and a walk for five earned runs while striking two. Cole Thompson was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for MVL in Game 2 while Giefer had a double and an RBI.
Sleepy Eye (4-1) welcomes New Ulmer Munster on Friday at 5pm, while MVL welcomes Wabasso on Monday.
Springfield 6, GFW 1
Springfield 5, GFW 4
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 6-1, 5-4 in a Tomahawk Conference baseball doubleheader on Thursday.
In Game 1, Kyle Quesenberry clinched the complete game win for the Tigers by giving up an unearned three-hit run while hitting 18. Jakob Nachreiner led the Tigers in Game 1 and played 4-for-5 with two RBIs. Isaak Lothert was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
For GFW in Game 1, Dominic Rose accepted the loss in four innings, giving up seven hits and four walks for four earned runs while fanning five. Mikal Nordlund led GFW with two goals including a double at the plate.
In Game 2, Brendon Buerkle clinched the win in an inning of relief by scoring one and giving up two. Tate Mathiowetz, Buerkle and Kade Nachreiner each had two hits for the Tigers in Game 2, while Luke Boyle led the team with three hits and an RBI.
For GFW in Game 2, Zach Schwarzrock took the loss in 6 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and three walks for five earned runs while fanning four. Rose was 1 for 3 with two RBIs to lead GFW at the plate.
Springfield hosts Windom at 5 p.m. Friday while GFW is in Renville County West on Monday.
Fairmont boys, girls take first place at New Ulm Invite
NEW ULM — The New Ulm boys’ and girls’ golf teams held an invitation at the New Ulm County Club on Thursday in which the Fairmont boys (316) and girls (363) both took first place.
Blue Earth finished second in the Boys (354) while the New Ulm Boys finished third (370). Fairmont’s Matthew Cone was the boys’ medalist, while the top finishers for the New Ulm boys were Evan Griebel (86) and Will Fossen (89).
The Fairmont girls’ team was followed by St. Peter (388), Blue Earth (406) and New Ulm (419). Adrianna Bixby of St. Peter was the girls’ medalist at 84, while Paige Dreckman (94) and Katie Wilker (104) were New Ulm’s top golfers.
Springfield Boys take 1st place in BLHS Invite
BUFFALO LAKE — The Springfield boys’ golf team shot a 187 to earn first place during Thursday’s invitation to the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Tomahawk conference at Oakdale Golf Club.
Springfield was followed by New Ulm Cathedral (191), Minnesota Valley Lutheran (192), Wabasso (231), and BLHS (244).
The medalist was MVL’s Ben Pearson, while Springfield’s Christopher Thram followed with a 43 and Cathedral’s Will Mart was third with a 44.
The girls teams at the Invite were all incomplete with the exception of Cathedral, who saw Kayla Goblirsch hit a 43 to finish as the girls’ medalist. MVL’s Abbie Riederer followed Goblirsch for second with a 54, while Wabasso’s Chloe Rohlik was third with a 60 and MVL’s Mackenzie Merseth was fourth with a 61.
Cedar Mountain Boys 220, GFW 230
Cedar Mountain Girls 248, GFW Girls Inc.
WINTHROP — The Cedar Mountain Boys golf team defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Thursday at a Tomahawk Conference golf meet at Winthrop Golf Club.
Cedar Mountain’s Blake Schueller was the boys’ medalist with a 52, while Cedar Mountain’s Ryan Kevelin had a 54 and finished second. GFW’s Nate TenEyke (55) and Cole Jacobson (56) took third and fourth place respectively.
For the girls, Morgan Engholm was the medalist with a 56, while Keanna Hultquist of Cedar Mountain had a 59 and finished second. While the GFW girls team was incomplete, GFW’s Jenna Schweiss (60) and Marti Jacobson (61) finished third and fourth respectively.
Wabasso 6, BLHS 5
Wabasso 5, BLHS 2
WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader Thursday.
In Game 1, Avery Carlson took the win in the circle and was 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and two runs. Sara Carlson had a triple for Wabasso in Game 1 while Annabelle Struntz doubled.
In Game 2, Avery Carlson clinched the win for the Rabbits again by giving up three hits while hitting six. Callie Burns led the Rabbits with two hits while Sophia Hanna had a triple and a single. Kelsey Frank also doubled for the Rabbits.
Wabasso (7-3) hosts Monetvideo on Friday.
Springfield 7, GFW 6
Springfield 12, GFW 1 (Game 2, 6 Inns)
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference softball doubleheader competition Thursday.
Jaeli Richert went 2 for 3 in Game 1 for the Tigers. Megan Ploeger had a double with three RBIs. Brooklyn Storm, Ella Geis and Maddy Digmann each had an RBI. Sturm and Digmann each had two hits. Jaeli Richert took the win in seven innings, striking out nine and allowing two earned runs.
Morgan Aylsworth had one RBI while Halle Bleick had three RBIs for the Thunderbirds. Brooklyn Werner threw six innings into the loss and conceded five earned runs while fanning four.
In Game 2, Sturm and Digmann each had a brace. Sturm also had a threesome. Jalivia Richert won in Game 2, hitting eight.
Jessica Willegal was 2 for 2 for GFW in Game 2. Bleick took the loss in Game 2, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning one.
Nicollet 9, MCW 4
SHERBURN — Nicollet defeated Martin County West 9-4 in a Valley Conference softball game on Thursday.
Hayley Selby gave Nicollet the complete game win, allowing four earned runs with eight hits and two walks while hitting 13. Leah Bode and Marah Hulke led the Raiders with three hits each, while Brooklyn Bode, Samantha Kettner and Madi Rosin each had two hits.
LCWM 12, Madelia 0
MADELIA — Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial defeated Madelia 12-0 in a Valley Conference softball game on Thursday.
Emma Coil was chosen for Madelia’s only hit of the game. Coil also took the circle loss for Madelia, giving up six earned runs on 12 hits and two walks while penning one.
Madelia (1-3, 0-1) is in Okabena for another game on Friday.
St. Peter 7, Neu-Ulm 0
ST. PETER — St. Peter shut out the New Ulm boys’ tennis team with a 7-0 win in Big South Conference boys’ tennis action on Thursday.
The Eagles host St. James on Monday.