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Highlights: May 15-20

By Brian Jerzak and Pete Winslow, SportsEngine, 05/24/17, 1:15PM CDT


Easton Knoll and Matt Winkle each collected three hits to lead Kasson-Mantorville over Stewartville.

May 15

Kasson-Mantorville 5, Stewartville 4
Kasson-Mantorville (12-4) pounded out 15 hits against its Hiawatha Valley League rival Stewartville (10-9) but trailed 4-3 in the sixth inning. Single runs in both the sixth and seventh innings gave No. 10-3A Kasson-Mantorville a 5-4 victory. Easton Knoll and Matt Winkle both collected three hits for the KoMets while Stewartville's Tyler Hagstrom had three hits in four at-bats. 

Big Lake 5, Cambridge-Isanti 3 
Big Lake scored three runs in the first inning, and two more in the fifth to take the lead and earn the win. Chance Halligan had the only hit for Big Lake, going 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Teammate Patrick Doperalski also had an RBI. Pitcher Tanner Teige earned the win and had five strikeouts. Cambridge-Isanti’s Jared Konen went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Derek Becklin had an RBI and a stolen base. Pitcher Austin Schlenker had five strikeouts.

May 16

Eagan 3, Eastview 2
Eagan came in against its South Suburban Conference rival Eastview with just two wins on the season. It took 10 innings, but the Wildcats (3-16) scored a run in the top of the 10th to defeat No. 9-4A Eastview (13-6). Cole Peplinski drove in two of the Wildcats' three runs and Sam Lloyd pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs. Eastview's Danny Kapala struck out 12 and gave up two runs in eight innings.

Minnehaha Academy 5, DeLaSalle 4
Minnehaha Academy was pushed to the brink by DeLaSalle. The Islanders (8-8) built a 4-3 lead behind Leo Pfarr and Joe Parenteau, who both had a run scored and a RBI. Minnehaha Academy (17-1) got three hits, two runs and a RBI from Alexander Jordan, and the No. 2-2A Redhawks scored two runs in the sixth to pull ahead for the victory.

Maple Grove 5, Robbinsdale Armstrong 4 (8 Innings)
Maple Grove led 4-2 going into the seventh inning, but Robbinsdale Armstrong tied it with two runs to force extra innings. Maple Grove earned the win scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth. Jensen Erickson went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Maple Grove, and Curtis Haugen tallied two RBI. Pitcher Dylan Peck had five strikeouts. Preston Reed led Robbinsdale Armstrong going 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Michael O’Malley went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Chisago Lakes 7, St. Francis 4 (9 Innings)
The game was tied 1-1 in the fifth inning, and both teams could not produce any runs until the ninth inning. In the top of the ninth Chisago Lakes exploded for six runs. St. Francis got two runs back in the bottom of the ninth, but could not complete the comeback. Pitcher Mitchell Barrett went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI for the Wildcats, and earned the win on the mound. Teammate Adam Hanson contributed with an RBI. Maxwell Spitzer went 2-for-3 with three RBI and hit his second home run of the season for St. Francis. Pitcher Jeff Green struck out 14 batters.

Woodbury 3, Stillwater 1 
No. 1-4A Stillwater scored a run in the top of the seventh to take a 1-0 lead, but Woodbury answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to win. Woodbury’s Max Meyer went 3-for-3 with a double and hit his second home run of the season, and had two RBI. Ronald Sweeny went 1-for-2 hitting his fourth home run of the season, and had an RBI. Pitcher Jack Horman earned his fourth win of the season. Trevor Eder-Zedchilk had a double, a stolen base and an RBI for the Ponies.

May 17

Grand Rapids 5, Bemidji 1 
Grand Rapids led 2-1 going into the sixth inning, and secured the win after scoring three more runs to extend its lead. John Baker and Ryan Barrett each went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Grand Rapids. Barrett also earned the win on the mound. Brendan Kuchenmeister had an RBI for No.3-3A Bemidji, and Jared Young went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

May 18

Eden Prairie 3, Minnetonka 0
Eden Prairie shut out Lake Conference rival Minnetonka to improve to 10-8 overall. Torben Urdahl pitched a complete game five-hitter for the Eagles, and three Eden Prairie batters collected two hits apiece. Pitcher Sam Thoresen went the distance for No. 3-4A Minnetonka (13-4), striking out six.

Springfield 1, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 0
A single run in the third inning was all Springfield pitcher Justin Haugo needed to propel the No. 4-1A Tigers (14-4) over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (12-5). Haugo gave up five hits and struck out five for the victory. Bulldogs pitcher Tom Gannon struck out 11 in defeat.

Benilde-St. Margaret's 7, St. Louis Park 6
In the Metro West Conference, Jacob Stillman drove in two runs with a single to help St. Louis Park (8-11) jump out to a six-run lead over the No. 6-3A Benilde-St. Margaret’s (12-6). But senior Matt Brooks hit a three-run home run to spark the Red Knights’ comeback.

Nashwauk-Keewaton 5, Chisholm 4 (8 innings)
In eight innings, Nashwauk-Keewaton (6-8) used a two-hit, two-RBI game from Brent Keranan to defeat Chisholm in walk-off fashion. Keranan also stole two bases while Eathan Heybloom pitched 4 2/3 innings for the win. Chisholm (4-5) got contributions from Eli Sundquist on the mound with 15 strikeouts and from the plate with a home run.

Cannon Falls 1, Kenyon-Wanamingo 0
Andrew Egge pitched a six-hit shutout for Cannon Falls (14-5) to defeat Hiawatha Valley rival Kenyon-Wanamingo. Elliott Boman scored the only run of the game in the second inning. Kenyon-Wanamingo (12-9) pitcher Matthew Houglum gave up just three hits and struck out eight.

Minnehaha Academy 2, Holy Angels 0 
No. 2-2A Minnehaha Academy extended its win streak to 15 straight games with the win over No.4-3A Holy Angels. The Redhawks scored one run in the fourth and another in the fifth, and pitcher Brock Brumley did the rest. Brumley earned his sixth win of the season and gave up just four hits. Alex Evenson went 2-for-4 with a double, and Alexander Jordan went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Nick Campion led the Stars going 1-for-3 with a double. Pitcher Riley Ahern struck out seven.

South St. Paul 5, St. Thomas Academy 4 
St. Thomas Academy scored a pair of runs to tie the game 4-4 in the top of the fifth, but South St. Paul answered right back with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Nathan Brandecker led South St. Paul going 2-for-3, and teammates Ben Smith and Joey Smith each had a pair of RBI. Pitcher Ryan Duffy earned his third win of the season and had six strikeouts. Nick Goblisch had a standout performance for St. Thomas Academy, going 3-for-4 with a stolen base and two RBI. Teammate Tommy Steveken went 2-for-4.

May 19

Little Falls 4, Monticello 3
Little Falls gave up a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning but came back in the top of the eighth inning to win. Hunter Swanson was 3-for-4, and Mitch Boros pitched six innings, allowing only two earned runs for Little Falls (14-5). Monticello (12-6) pitcher Ethan Bosacker struck out eight.

Andover 4, Heritage Christian 3 
Andover tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth. Neither team would score until the bottom of the ninth inning where Andover scored a run and earned the win. Jake Sorensen went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Andover, and teammate Dylan Lenhart went 1-for-3 with a double. Pitcher Collin Bernard earned his second win of the season, and struck out six. Heritage Christian's Steph Sawtelle went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Zach Richards went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI. Pitcher Sam Halvorsen struck out six batters.

May 20

Bemidji 2, Roseau 1
Bemidji pitcher Cole Tatro struck out 11 and held off the Roseau (6-8) hitters for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh. Roseau senior Willie Woolever's single drove in the only run of the game for the Rams. Caleb Carlson was 2-for-3 with a RBI and Otto Grimm also had an RBI for the No. 3-3A Lumberjacks (14-3). Pitcher Cole Tatro struck out 11 to earn his first win of the season and Trevor McMillin went 1-for-3 with a stolen base for Roseau.

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