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Much to their Lemay

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It’s only a coincidence “Lemay” is a combination of the words lament and dismay. It’s only a coincidence. For Fillmore Central/Lanesboro softball, Wabasha-Kellogg’s Sophie was a bringer of both words. W-K’s chief hurler shut down the FC/L’s bats, relinquishing only two hits. Lemay was in trouble just once. W-K scored first. Madyson Main dribbled an infield single to third in the first inning. She stole second, and then advanced the final two bases via past balls. In the second, FC/L had their chance. Taylor Case and Steph Erickson each walked. Victoria Peterson then popped a hit over the second base-person’s glove. It left the bases juiced with nobody out.

But Lemay got back-to-back K’s, followed by a 1-3-putout. She got out of the jam. Her team added a run in the top of the 3rd and won by that 2-0 count. Lemay recorded the win (7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 10 K, 2 BB). Morgan Malley got the loss (7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K). Case had FC/L’s other hit (1-2, SB). Five W-K batters each notched singles.

One Big Hit…

It’s what a baseball game can hinge upon. It’s what 5-2 Chatfield needed in their match-up with 7-1 P-E-M. The Gophers had their chances. They put their own backs against the wall. The Bulldogs scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the 5th, courtesy of a leadoff single and then a couple in-field Gopher errors. In the bottom of the 6th, Chatfield racked up three singles, loading the bases with two outs. But Bulldog P Brady Rahman struck out Justin Viss (the side).

In the bottom of the 7th, the Gophers again threatened. Ultimately, Jake Neis stepped to the plate with the bases loaded, two outs, and his team still trailing 2-0. He authored a 3-unassististed ground (his third of the game), giving 1st place P-E-M the victory. Tyler Lund was 2-3, James Burke the same for PEM. Sam Ruth had the game’s only RBI. Rahman (7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 4 K) got the ‘W’, Jason Kappers (5 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) the ‘L.’

…One Good Pitcher

After a tough loss to PEM, Chatfield baseball trekked to Lewiston looking for a two-fold redemption. On top of getting back on a winning track, the Gophers needed to rectify an April 16th 4-0 loss to Zach Nelson and the Cards. Chatfield managed just an infield hit in that game. Nate Skare, Chatfield’s talented pitcher, was dealt his first (and only) loss. Skare did his part in meeting #2. The sophomore right-hander gave up three hits and one earned run (four runs total) thru six innings (4 K’s, 2 BB’s). More importantly, the Gopher bats solved Mr. Nelson to the tone of 9 hits (14 total). Chatfield built a 7-0 lead, countered three L-A runs in the 6th, with three of their own in the 7th, and procured a 10-4-payback victory. The win moved Skare’s record to 5-1. Sophomore classmate Jake Neis was a big help. He pitched a scoreless 7th and went 4-5 (2 2B’s, 2 RBI’s). Mitch Narveson had a couple hits, a couple RBI’s. Chatfield moved its record to 6-3. They trail PEM (8-1) and W-K (7-2) while leading 5-4 club’s L-A and St. Charles.



•Chatfield 16, Dover-Eyota 2; 6 innings (C: J. Viss 1-2, HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R; T. Lund 1-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, 2 R; N. Skare 1-2, 2B, 3 R/5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 9 K, Win (4-1))

•FC/L 0, W-K 3 (FC/L: Nick Ebner 1-2, 2B/6 IP, 3 H, 3 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, Loss (2-2). W-K: Hunter Baab 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 10 K, Win. Falcons-North got all their runs in the 6th inning)

•FC/L 6, P-E-M 16; 5 innings (FC/L: Ryan Baker 1-3, 2 RBI; Zach Olstad 2-3, R. P-E-M: B. Rahman 2-4, 5 RBI; S. Ruth 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R. PEM led 6-0 after two. Game was 6-5 after three. Make-up game)

•GMLOK 5, St. Charles 9 (GMLOK: Sam Eberle 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB. A 5-run Saint 3rd inning was pivotal)

•Houston 12, M-C 8 (M-C: Noah Manning 3-5, 3 R; Jacoby Bigalk 1-4, 3 RBI. A 7-run ‘Cane 2nd was pivotal)


•GMLOK 2, D-E 10 (GMLOK: Jacob Rindels 1-2, RBI, BB; Eagles scored 7 runs in first two innings)


•Lyle/Pacelli 4, M-C 5 (M-C: Keyser Wenthold 3-4; J. Bigalk 7 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 7 K, Win. Cougars jumped out 5-1 after two, held despite a 3-run Athletic 5th and committing 5-errors. Coug’s are 2-6 in league/overall)

•St. Charles 7, R-P 8 (R-P: Ethan Wilkemeyer 3-4, 2 RBI including go-ahead hit/RBI in 5th/pitching Win; Zach Ansell 3-4, RBI, SB. SC: Alvaro Lange 1-4, HR, 2 RBI. SC led 6-1 after four. R-P had 7-run 5th inning)

•L-A 9, FC/L 5 (FC/L: Tyler Eickhoff 1-4, 2 RBI, R; Clay Olson 1-2, 2 R. FC/L is 2-6 in league/overall)


•D-E 4, GMLOK 2 (GMLOK: Lucas Roe 1-2, SB, 2B, RBI, R. Bulldogs remain winless at 0-10)

•P-E-M 13, R-P 0; 5 innings (R-P: Dalton Bellock 2-3. PEM: Jack Ihrke 4-5, 3 RBI. Trojans are 3-5/3-5)



•D-E 0, Chatfield 10, 5 innings (C: MaKenzie Miller 3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Kirsten Keefe 3-3, 2B, RBI, R; Sidney Irish 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R; Tori Woltz 2B, 2 RBI; Katie Jech 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, Win (4-0))

•Houston 30, M-C 1 (M-C: Lydia Geving 2-2, 2B; Chelcie Busch 2-3. ‘Canes had 18-run 1st and 10-run 2nd)

•SC 7, GMLOK 4 (GMLOK: Brittany Erding 3-4, 2 RBI; Stephanie Russell 2B, 2 RBI, R. Game tied 4-4 thru five)


•Chatfield 19, PEM 3; 5 innings (C: Ashley Wolter 1-3, HR (1), 3 RBI; T. Woltz 2-3, 3 R; Grace Sagdalen 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 9 K, Win (2-2). Gophers had 9 hits, Bulldogs 10 errors, Gophers a 10-run 4th. Chatfield is 5-1, 6-2 overall. They lead the 3-Rivers South (over 3-1 Southland). Five of six ‘W’s’ have been in 5 innings)

•FC/L 0, L-A 10; 6 innings (FC: Jordan O’Connor 2-3, SB. L-A: Natalie Kalmes 2-4, HR; Brooke Schilling 3-4/6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, Win. Cards lead 3-Rivers North at 7-1/9-2. They’ve scored 85 runs over last 6 games)

•SC 4, R-P 5; 8 innings (R-P: Kendra Crawford 3-4, 2B, 2 R. Saints had runner doubled off 3rd in 7th with no outs. Trojans are 2-2/3-4)


•M-C 0, FC/L 14; 5 innings (FC/L: J. O’Connor 4-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R; Alex Peterson 3-4, 3 R; M. Malley 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K, Win (3-3). M-C: Abby Hanson 2-3. FC/L is 1-2/4-4. M-C is 1-2/1-6)

•PEM 4, GMLOK 10 (GMLOK: Haley Colton 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; S. Russell 1-2, 2B, RBI, R/6 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 K, Win; Emily Schlitter 1-3, 2 R, RBI. Bulldog ‘O’ had 4 hits and 9 walks. GMLOK is 2-5/2-6)



•(B) Chatfield 240, Kingsland 190 (Spencer Klevan/Nick Niemeyer (K) 46’s, Josh Thompson (K) 47, Lucas Kappers (C) 47. (G) Chatfield 276, Kingsland 265 (Karli Bly (K) 53, Mary Simpson (C) 55, Lizzy Tart (K) 60, Morgan Henry (C) 65. At Par-36 Root River CC)

•(G) FC 208, Crestwood 204, Waukon 209 (Keeley Todd (FC) 48, Olivia Kriener/Savannah Lentz (C) 50’s, Amber Rissman (W) 50, Nicole Pelling (W) 51, Jessie Tammel/Sam Trende (FC) 52’s. At Par-36 Cresco GC)


•(G) Lake City Invitational (Team: Woodbury 362, Lanesboro 368, Z-M 369, East Ridge (Woodbury) 372, Lake City 377, Lake City JV 398, Mounds View Academy 401, Rochester-Century 483. Individual: Katie Moore (W) 78, Molly Lawler (Z-M) 84, & Molly Richardson (ER) 85 went 1-2-3. Burros Paige Hungerholt and Bryn Harmon (89’s) finished 5-6 (via tiebreaker). Kiah Halvorson (92) finished 10th (tiebreaker). At Par-72 Lake City GC).


•(B) C-SG 175, Chatfield 222 (Sean Connor (C-SG) 41, Derek Johnson/Devin Schiltz (C-SG) 44’s, Joey Ehlers (C-SG) 46, L. Kappers (C) 46. (G) Chatfield 237, C-SG 196 (Katie McCarthy/Jen Ely (C-SG) 48’s, Katie Meyer (C-SG) 49, Paige Langen (C-SG) 51, Morgan Henry (C) 54. At Par-35/34 Chosen Valley GC)

•(B) Lanesboro 180, L/P 183 (Braden Hanson (L) 40, Cory Strom (L) 41, Spencer Holtorf (L/P) 42) (G) Lanesboro 189, L/P 255 (Johanna Bearson (L) 45, P. Hungerholt/B. Harmon (L) 46’s. At Par-37/36 River Oaks GC)

•(B) Kingsland 204, R-P 178 (Charlie Krambeer (R-P) 42, S. Klevan (K) 42, Zach Boehmke (R-P) 43. At Par-36 Ferndale CC)

•(B) FC 169, Southland 211 (FC: Matt Guttormson 41, Andy Todd 42, Ryan Mayer/Mitch Johnson 43’s. (G) FC 212, Southland 254 (FC: J. Tammel 48, S. Trende 52, K. Todd 53. At Par-36 Cedar River GC)


•(B) Houston 187, Lanesboro 179 (B. Hanson/Liam Dorn (L) 42’s, Sam Ross (H) 43. (G) Houston 304, Lanesboro 184 (L: B. Harmon 43, P. Hungerholt 44, J. Bearson 47, K. Halvorson 50. At Par-35 Lanesboro GC)

•(B) FC 174, C-SG 174 (D. Schiltz (C-SG) 37, J. Ehlers (C-SG) 41, M. Johnson (FC) 42, 3 FC’s/1 C-SG’s at 44. At Par-36 Ma-Cal-Grove CC) (G) C-SG 201, FC 215 (P. Langen (C-SG) 45, K. McCarthy (C-SG) 46, K. Meyer (C-SG) 50, K. Todd (FC) 51. At Par-36 Harmony GC)

•(B) Kingsland 192, L-A 177. (G) Kingsland (Inc) 220, L-A 181.

Track and Field


•Verne Herman (PEM) Invitational (Boys Team: P-E-M 230, Stewartville 116, Winona-Cotter 107, D-E/SC 60, L/FC 38, L-A 24, Kingsland 8, Schaeffer Academy 2. Girls Team: P-E-M 217, D-E/SC 158, Stewartville 72, W-C 56, S.A. 32. L-A 30, Kingsland 21)

-Top L/FC’er’s: Erik Peterson (1st 800), Mac Stone (3rd Discus).

-Top Knights: (B) Jordan Meskill (3rd 400). (G) Marissa Bornholdt (2nd 200, 4th 100, 5th Pole Vault).


•Tiger Relays (Stewartville) (Boys Team: Stewie 114, K-M 73, Z-M 70, D-E/SC 67, Chatfield 58. Girls Team: D-E/SC 96, K-M 90, Austin 76, Stewie 56, Chatfield 36, Z-M 20. * Field/hurdle events required three participants per team to score. Gophers did not fill out this criterion most of the time.

- Top Gophers: (B) Jayme LaPlante (1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put), Alex Paulson (1st 1600), Nick Haffner (2nd 110 and 300-hurdles), the 4x100 (Jeremy Benike/Dakota Martin/Tyler Grover/Jayme LaPlante) & 4x400 (of 4) teams took 2nd. (G) Kyndra Neis (1st Shot Put, Discus), the 4x100 (Ashley Baker/Erin Kammer/Autum Erickson/Maddy Kammer) and 4x200 teams (A. Baker/Mariah Bell/A. Erickson/M. Kammer) took 1st, the 4x400 team (Haley Woltz/Kayla Woltz/Hannah Friedrich/Elizabeth Walsh) took 2nd. (B & G) the 4x1600 team (Karen Gomez/K. Woltz/A. Paulson/Justin Friedrich) took 1st.


La Crescent Invite (Not team scored. Team involved: La Crescent, C-SG, Onalaska, Sparta, Winona, La Crosse-Aquinas & Holmen)

-Top R-P/H’er’s: (B) Dalton Mensink (2nd 300-hurdles), Hans Lundberg (2nd Discus), Jordan Agrimson (3rd Pole Vault). (G) Anna Ross (3rd 200, 5th 100), Adria Timm (3rd Discus, 5th Shot Put).

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