Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Region 9C Playoffs
(1) Clinton 5, (11) Dawson 1
CLINTON – Sam Adelman pitched a complete game, Chris Karskey had two hits and two RBI’s and Clinton survived an elimination game with Dawson 5-1 on Saturday in Clinton.
Adelman stuck out 13 while giving up a run on six hits for the win.
The Drakes opened the scoring in the first when Josh Stob’s RBI double scored Braden Thompson for a 1-0 lead.
The Cards answered in the bottom half on Karsky’s two-run double. Lukas Adelman, Chance Haugen and Zak Adelman each added RBI hits. Keane Turner went 3-5 at the plate with a double and two runs scored.
Chantz Engesmoe took the loss for the Drakes, giving up three runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. Thompson allowed two runs over 3.2 innings of relief.
(10) Madison 4, (4) Hancock 0
CLINTON – Brandon Bornhorst tossed a complete game shutout for Madison in a 4-0 defeat of Hancock in the other elimination game from Clinton on Saturday.
Bornhorst allowed eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Matt Enger’s sacrifice fly to score Avan Kellis broke a scoreless tie in the fifth. Cole Bungarden had three hits including an RBI single in the sixth made it 2-0, and the Mallards added two insurance runs in the ninth on Brandon Hill’s two-run single.
Derrick Foss took the loss for the Orphans, pitching 8.1 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits.
The big hit eluded Hancock throughout the game who stranded 10 runners on-base. Andrew Rustad and Bryan Shaw each had two hits for the Orphans who’s season comes to an end.
(2) Rosen 9, (12) Appleton 3
(6) Minneota 12, (9) Cottonwood 11
Sunday, Aug. 2
(8) Chokio vs. (5) Ortonville, 1:30 in Clinton
(10) Madison vs. (1) Clinton, 4:00 in Clinton
(7) Morris vs. (3) Dumont, 1:30 in Rosen (95.7 KKOK)
(6) Minneota vs. (2) Rosen, 4:00 in Rosen
County Line Tournament
Starbuck 9, Sunburg 5
– Stars clinch spot in region 4C tournament