4/29/2013 8:45:00 AM Eagles pick up sweep over Tigers, stay unbeaten
Falcons topple Wildcats
RRC/WWG 100 005 3 = 9-8-2 SWU 100 002 3 = 6-7-6 Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove got a stellar pitching performance from Brady Bierl and a three-hit day from Henry Rogotzke to claim a 9-6 win over Southwestern United Saturday in Heron Lake.
Bierl scattered seven hits in the complete-game effort. He walked four and struck out 15.
RRC/WWG took control of the game with a five-run sixth inning, then added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh.
Rogotzke had three hits, including an RBI double. Thomas Blomgren had a hit and drove in two runs. Dillion Benson added a double.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. MLA: vs. Adrian, April 30 RRC/WWG: at MCC (Slayton), April 30
Windom 303 001 0 = 7-5-1 Marshall 410 010 0 = 6-6-2 The Windom Eagle baseball team stayed undefeated for the young season, picking up a pair of impressive victories Friday by sweeping Marshall in a Southwest Conference doubleheader at Island Park.
Windom won the opener 9-3, then took the nightcap 7-6. It is believed to be the first SWC doubleheader sweep over the Tigers since 1986.
Windom opened the day strong at the plate, taking an early lead in the first game. Down 1-0 going into the bottom of the first, the Eagles took the lead for good with a two-run single by Collin Lovell.
Windom tacked on three in the bottom of the second on a two-run double by Danny Kneeland and an RBI double by Brandon Thongvivong. In the fourth, Windom pushed the lead to 8-1 on a pair of Tiger errors and an RBI single by Thongvivong. Windom's final run scored on a single by Travis Janssen in the sixth.
Thongvivong led Windom, going 3-for-3 with two RBI. Kneeland and Lovell had two hits and two RBI each.
Lovell earned the pitching win, throwing a complete game. He allowed three runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out 12.
In the nightcap, Windom jumped to an early lead in the top of the first. Kneeland hit an RBI double. Lovell plated a run with a fielder's choice and Jacob Johnson hit an RBI single. But Marshall answered with four runs in the bottom of the first, all coming on a grand slam home run by Aaron Mathiowetz.
Marshall led 5-3 after two, but Windom took the lead in the third. Sam Huska and Andy Pfeffer drew bases-loaded walks and Kneeland drove in a run on a fielder's choice.
Marshall tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, but Windom took the lead for good in the sixth when Lovell plated a run on a fielder's choice.
Windom had five hits in the game, with no player having more than one. Kneeland and Lovell drove in two runs each.
Zach Bartosh started the game, working the first 4-1/3 innings. Thongvivong picked up the pitching win, working the final 2-2/3 innings in relief. He didn't allow a run on one hit, walked four and struck out two.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Worthington, DH, May 2