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10 games, 3 days

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Three double-headers, a miraculous comeback, an extra-inning Schneid-ending win, two pitchers racking up ‘W’s’, five HR’s including a grand slam, with Chatfield’s ball teams at the front of it all; county-on-county crime!


The week began with GMLOK baseball (0-11) searching for its first victory. Chatfield did them no favors. The Gophers jumped out 2-0, withstood a 1st & 2nd 1-out threat in the 6th, before scoring four in the 7th to win 6-0. Jake Neis led the way, going 4-5 (second straight game) and getting the win (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K). Trenton Bliefus was 2-3 for GMLOK.

The Bulldogs then trekked to Rushford for a double-header. Win #1 looked a lock in game #1. Behind Sam Eberle (4-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, SB/4 H, 1 R, thru 6 IP), the ‘Dogs led 7-1 heading to the last ½ inning. But a bean ball and three R-P singles ousted Eberle (score 7-2). A Zach Ansell 2-run 2B, an ‘E’, two ‘BB’s’, and a Riley Vitse RBI 1B later; the game was tied!

With the bases load and no out, Shane Jacobson ended it, with of all things, a suicide-squeeze. R-P rallied to the 8-7 win. Vitse (3-4, RBI), Ansell (1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI), and Ethan Wilkemeyer (1-2, RBI, R) did damage for the Trojans, Isiah Bubany (2-4, 2 R, 2 SB), Bliefus (2-3, RBI, R), and Lucas Roe (1-4, 2 RBI) for GMLOK.

In game two, the Bulldogs finally shot the monkey. It took until the last ½ of the 8th. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Roe hit a grounder to short. The throw to 1st was errant. Bliefus scored from 2nd, scoring the Bulldogs the 5-4 streak-ending victory. Bubany was 2-4 and got the ‘W’ (in relief). Wilkemeyer was 2-3 (2B, 2 R/CG loss). Cale Stensgard (R-P) drove in two, as did Eberle, who reached in all eight at bats in the two games.

Prominent Pitchers

The same night in Chatfield, FC/L’s ball teams dealt with the Gophers and ace pitchers Nate Skare and Katie Jech. At Molly Baum Field, Skare didn’t have his best stuff (5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). FC/L’s pitchers didn’t either (10 BB’s, 3 HBP’s). Gopher Zach Eggers (2-3, 3 RBI, 3 R) shined. Chatfield downed FC/L 8-4. Skare moved to 6-1. Jake Ristau was 2-3 (2 R), Dan Gatzke 2-4 (2B, RBI), and Zach Olstad 1-3 (2 RBI) for FC/L.

A couple hundred yards away, Jech took the mound for game one of two. She shined (7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 8 K, 0 BB), but got help from FC/L’s defense (four 1st inning errors, leading to four Gopher runs). That got Chatfield on its way to a 9-0 victory. Kirsten Keefe (2-4, 2 RBI, R), Sidney Irish (2-4, 2 R), and Sarah Costello (1-3, solo HR) led the way offensively. Jordan O’Connor (3-3, 2B) had half the Falcons’ hits.

In game two, the Falcons led 1-0 after five; Chatfield had just one hit. With two away in the top of the 6th, MaKenzie Miller and Ashley Wolter singled. Then Tori Woltz hammered the first pitch she saw over the left-center fence for a 3-run HR. The Gophers added three runs in the 7th, runs needed. Alex Peterson hit a 2-run HR in the 7th for FC/L, for the 6-3 final. Every Gopher hit (8) and run (6) came with two outs. Irish (2-4, SB) and Miller (2-4, 2B, RBI) joined Woltz as difference makers. Jech, in relief, moved to 6-0. O’Connor and Peterson were each 2-4 for FC/L.

Prominent Gophers

The Gopher squads then faced R-P. In game one of a softball double-shot, the Trojans led 5-3 after five. Chatfield then scored nine in the final two innings to win 12-6. Jech moved to 7-0 (7 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K/two RBI 2B’s). Three-hitter Wolter went 3-4 (5 RBI). Naturally, she drove in 1-2 hitters Irish (1-3, 2B, 3 R) and Miller (1-3, 3B, 3 R). Costello also had two hits (2 R); all nine Goph’s registered at least one. Brand (3-4, 3 RBI, R) and Mariah Mueller (2-2, 2B, 4 R) did damage for R-P.

Game two’s climax came in the 6th inning. Woltz blasted a no-doubt HR to left of the grand slam variety. Chatfield won 12-2 in six. Eight of nine Gophers got a hit. Woltz (2-4, 4 RBI, R) and Candace Gould (2-3, RBI, R) had a pair; Irish, Miller, Keefe, and Costello scored twice. Winners of 7 straight, Chatfield (9-1, 10-2) tops the 3-Rivers South. L-A (9-1, 12-2) leads the North. For R-P (3-6, 4-8), Brand (RBI) and Kendra Crawford (SB) each were 1-2. Emily Culhane was 1-3 (2B, R), just missing a HR.

In Chatfield, the baseball teams dueled. R-P got an early 2-1 lead, but it was all Gophers from there. Ten different Chatfield players registered a hit, Tyler Lund the most (3-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Skare the biggest (2-run HR in the 5th). Jason Kappers (2-1) notched the win (5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K). The final was 11-2. Eric Courier (RBI) and Zach Ansell (R) had doubles for R-P. Chatfield added a 6-2 win versus St. Charles, giving them a 4-0 week. With some losses elsewhere, the Gophers (10-3) moved into a tie with PEM for first in the 3-Rivers. W-K (8-3), L-A (7-4) and C-SG (8-5) round out the top five.



•C-SG 7, FC/L 5 (FC/L: J. Ristau 3-4, R/pitching loss; D. Gatzke 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Z. Olstad 2-3, RBI C-SG: Blaine Storlie 2-4, 3 RBI; Shawn Buckland 2 RBI. C-SG scored first 7 runs. FC/L got all theirs in the 5th)


•C-SG 11, GMLOK 7 (GMLOK: L. Roe 3-4, 3 RBI; Marshall Oeltjen 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Jacob Rindels 2-4, 2 R; team had 13 hits. C-SG: team had 17 hits, led 8-0 after three. ‘Dogs are 1-13/1-13)

•Schaeffer Academy 5, Mabel-Canton 3 (M-C: Jacoby Bigalk 2-3. Cougars are 2-6/2-6)

•Southland 16, FC/L 2 (Rebels had a 12-run 2nd inning. Falcons are 2-9/2-9)


•SC 2, Chatfield 6 (C: Jake Neis 2-3, 3 R/6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, ‘W’ (2-1); Z. Eggers 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI)

•R-P 4, PEM 5 (R-P: C. Stensgard 2-3, 3 R; E. Wilkemeyer 3-4, 2B. Trojans led 4-3 heading to last ½ inning)



•M-C 5, Glenville-Emmons 10 (M-C: Hannah Nolte 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB; Danielle Paul 1-3, 2B, R, RBI. G-E: Joshlynn Klunder 1-3, 3 RBI. G-E had 5 hits, drew 10 walks. M-C led 5-2 before an 8-run Wolverine 5th)

•Game 1, R-P 6, Southland 19; 5 innings (R-P: Kenzie Lind 2-3. S: Hailey Keifer 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R; Celina Yunker 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R. Walks issued: R-P 15, S 12) > Game 2, R-P 2, Southland 7 (R-P: K. Crawford 2-3; K. Brand 1-2, RBI. S: Lindsey Bottema 3B, 2 RBI; Kelli Smith 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, Win)


•R-P 9, GMLOK 2 (R-P: K. Brand 3-4, 2B, 3 R. A five-run Trojan 7th clinched it. GMLOK had two hits)


•Game 1, Southland 6, FC/L 2 (FC/L: J. O’Connor 1-3, 3B, RBI, R. S: K. Smith 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, perfect thru six) > Game 2, Southland 3, FC/L 6 (FC/L: Morgan Malley 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI/7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K, Win (4-6). Rebels led 2-0 after four. FC scored two each in the 5th, 6th, & 7th innings. Falcons are 2-5/5-7)

•C-SG 7, M-C 2 (M-C: H. Nolte 2-4, 2 2B. C-SG: Samantha Bratland 2-3, 2 3B, 3 RBI. Coug’s are 1-4/1-8)


GMLOK 13, PEM 7 (GMLOK: Stephanie Russell 3-3, 3 2B’s, 4 RBI, 2 R; Brittany Erding 2-4, 4 R, 2 RBI. ‘Dogs trailed 6-2 after four, but a 6-run 5th changed that. GMLOK is 3-6/3-7)



•(B) Lake City Invite (Team: W-K 328, Lake City 332, PEM 336, Stewartville 341, R-P 342, Lanesboro 353, FC 355, Houston 361. Individual: Fletcher Blaschko (W-K) 74 took 1st. Cory Strom (L) 81 tied for 4th. R-P’s Charlie Krambeer (82) tied for 8th. Matt Guttormson (87) was FC’s top golfer)

(G) Southland 253, Kingsland 264 (Karli Bly (K) 51, Megan Harvey (S) 54. At Par-36 Root River CC)

(G) FC 214, Decorah 205, C-SG 196 (Katie McCarthy (C-SG)/Molly McDonough (D) 45’s, Abby Meirick (D) 47, Jen Ely (C-SG) 50, Paige Langen (C-SG) 52, FC had three with 53’s. Par-36 Ma-Cal Grove CC)

(G) Stewartville 173, Lanesboro 189 (Mackenzie Olsen (S) 37, Blair Honsey (S)/Johanna Bearson (L) 44’s, Jessica Rosenbled (S) 45, Mackayla Olsen (S) 47, two Burros with 48’s. Par-36 Lanesboro GC)


•(B) GM/L-O 185, Kingsland 192, Lanesboro 176 (Braden Hanson (L) 40, Spencer Klevan (K) 41, C. Strom (L) 43, three at 44) (G) GM/L-O Inc., Kingsland Inc., Lanesboro 190 (J. Bearson (L) 42, Paige Hungerholt (L)/Bryn Harmon (L)/Kaitlin Kling (GM-LO) 48’s, best Knight was K. Bly’s 56. Par-36 Lanesboro GC)

•(B) Chatfield 247, FC 160 (FC: M. Guttormson/Mitch Johnson 39’s. Top Gopher: John Hansen 51) (G) Chatfield 251, FC 218 (Jessie Tammel (FC) 52, Keeley Todd (FC) 53, Morgan Henry (C) 55. Par-36 Harmony GC)


•(B) D-E 185, Chatfield 225 (D-E: Jon Sorenson/Brady Miller 44’s C: Luke Kappers 44) (G) D-E Inc., Chatfield 254 (Cadee Miller (D-E) 47, Mary Simpson (C) 56, Morgan Henry (C) 57. Par-34 Chosen Valley GC)

•W-K Falcon Invite > Boys Team: 1st (tiebreak) W-K 333, Lanesboro 333, 3rd (tiebreak) FC 338, PEM 338, C-SG 350, Lake City 353, Houston 354, L-A 371. > Girls Team: 1st (tiebreak) LC 372, L 372, L-A 376, C-SG 393, W-K 407, FC 432, PEM 452, H 603. Top 5 (B): B. Hanson (L) 75, C. Strom (L) 77, Nic Schmit (W-K) 80, F. Blaschko & Alec Pierce (W-K) 81’s. FC’s A. Todd (82), M. Guttormson (84) & Peter Rislove (84) finished 8-10. Top 5 (G): Kayley Borkowski (L-A) 83, Katy Buldoc (LC) 83, Mackenzie Rau (PEM) 86, P. Hungerholt (L) 89, J. Bearson (L) 90.


•(B) R-P 172, FC 168 (FC: P. Rislove 40, Trevor Wangen 41, A. Todd 43, M. Johnson 44. R-P: Charlie Krambeer/Zach Boehmke 42’s, Phil O’Shaughnessy/Alex Vix 44’s. Par-36 Harmony GC)

Track and Field


•R-P/H Invite (Not team scored, featuring: R-P/H, L/FC/M-C, La Crescent, Winona-Cotter, L-A)

•R-P/H 1st’s: (B) Dalton Mensink (200, 300-hurdles, Long Jump), Dan Thorson (Triple Jump). (G) Erika Hinz (400), Kate McKenzie (300-hurdles), Jordan Honken (Pole Vault). -L/FC/M-C 1st’s: (B) Marcus Tucker (100, 2nd Long Jump), Gabe Decker (Pole Vault), the 4x100 team (Andy Coyle/G. Decker/Niko Anderson/M. Tucker), the 4x200 team (A. Coyle/Daulton Gartner/G. Decker/Logan Whitehill). (G) Olivia Haug (Shot Put & Discus), Alisa Warnes (High Jump, 2nd at 400).

•D-E/SC Invite (Boys Team: PEM 144, K-M 89.5, Z-M 64, D-E/SC 45.5, Chatfield 31. Girls Team: K-M 105.75, PEM 104.5, D-E/SC 84.75, C 76, Z-M 2)

•Top Gophers: (B) Nick Haffner (2nd 110 & 300-hurdles), Jayme LaPlante (2nd Shot Put). (G) Ashley Baker (1st 100, 2nd 200), Kyndra Neis (1st Shot Put, 2nd Discus), Maddy Kammer (1st 200), the 4x200 (Erin Kammer/Autum Erickson/M. Kammer/Mariah Bell) & 4x800 (Haley Woltz/Camille Rasmussen/Kayla Woltz/Karen Gomez) teams took 1st; the 4x100 (E. Kammer/Nikita York/A. Erickson/Sydney Gould) team took 2nd.

•GMLOS Invite (Boys Team: GMLOS 152, Hayfield 134, Schaeffer Academy 27, Kingsland 18, Lyle/Pacelli 13. Girls Team: GMLOS 177, S.A. 71, H 49, K 48, L/P 20)

•Top Knights: (B) Clayton Friemuth (2nd 1600) (G) Marissa Bornholdt (1st High Jump), Lacey Schwartz (2nd 100), Erica Earley (2nd 1600), Samantha Kraling (2nd Discus), the 4x800 & 4x100 teams took 2nd.

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