Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Wednesday, July 8
Elrosa 2, Starbuck 0
ELROSA – Luke VanBeck tossed a complete game shutout while collecting two hits at the plate for Elrosa in a 2-0 defeat of Starbuck.
Friday, July 10
Dumont vs. Morris
Starbuck vs. Atwater
Clinton vs. Ortonville
Hancock vs. Madison
Roscoe vs. Elrosa
Kensington vs. Chokio
Saturday, July 11
Clinton vs. Raymond
Appleton vs. Hancock
Sunday, July 12
Starbuck vs. Regal
Minneota vs. Dumont
Chokio vs. Rosen
Elrosa vs. Spring Hill
Morris vs. Clinton
Hancock 13, Madison 0
MADISON – Hancock erupted with a seven-run fifth inning to bust open a close game on their way to a 13-0 rout of Madison in the 18U season opener on Tuesday in Madison.
Leading 2-0 in the top of the fifth, Dain Schroeder kept the inning alive with a two-out double. From there Hancock managed to send 13 batters to the plate getting hits from Gideon Joos, Colton Crowell and Preston Rohloff. Adam Shaw doubled and Danny Milander added another hit.
Hancock has a pair of home games next week when they face Sacred Heart/MACCRAY on Tuesday, July 14th, and Benson on Thursday, July 16th. Both games start at 6:30.
Willmar 16, Morris 4 (5 inn)
MORRIS – Two big innings helped Willmar cruise past Morris 16-4 in Central Minnesota Independent League 18U baseball opener from Chizek Field on Thursday in Morris.
A six-run second gave Willmar a 8-0 lead after two innings, Morris scratched together a few runs before the game was busted open with Willmar’s seven-run fourth.
Dylan Kroes tallied three RBI’s at the plate, one of five players to have multiple RBI’s for Willmar. Sam Huseby picked up the win after tossing three innings of one-run ball.
Austin Berlinger took the loss for Morris, allowing 14 runs (nine earned) on eight hits over 3.1 innings. Cade Fehr recorded two outs on the hill.
Derek Giese went 2-3 with two RBI’s and run scored, Zach Bruns and Riley Reimers each knocked in a run, Fehr had two hits.
Morris is 0-1 and will be in Kimball for a 6:30 ballgame on Friday night.
Morris vs. Kimball – Friday, July 10
Willmar 10, Morris 5
Starbuck Tournament – Sat/Sun, July 11-12
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