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Fri, May 17th, 2013
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Mueller...Bueller...Mueller. A trio of GMLOK Bulldogs try to run down R-P’s Mariah (they didn’t). Trojans went round and round the bases like a Ferris wheel as, the Bulldogs didn’t have a ‘Day Off’ iin losing a double-header to R-P, 12 to 4 and 11 to 2. Photo by Paul Trende

By Paul Trende

A Baseball Bonanza

There was a bevy of county-related baseball action going on starting Monday May 6th. Fillmore Central/Lanesboro entertained Rushford-Peterson. It was a back-and-forth game. FC/L jumped out 3-0 (after one). R-P replied to take a 4-3 lead (after two). FC/L replied to take a 5-4 lead (after three). R-P forced a tie in the 5th, only for FC/L to retake the lead in the bottom half of the inning (6-5). But the Trojans got the last two hurrahs. They tied the game in the 6th and then got the winning run in the 7th for the 7-6 victory. Zach Ansell was 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s. Cale Stensgard (2-3, 2B, 2 R) also drove in a pair. Fernando Tominaga went the distance and got the win. For FC/L, Cal Larson was 2-3 with a run scored and a pair of RBI’s. Dan Gatzke was 1 for 3 (2B, RBI), but had 4 SB’s and scored 3 runs.

That same Monday, a pair of county baseball teams finally got in the win column. GMLOK pulled off the 3-Rivers Conference shocker of the year. The Bulldogs pulled into Wabasha win-less on the season (0-7). A season ago, they had just one victory. W-K was last year’s Sub-Section 1A East champ. They entered with a 5-0 record (and finished the week leading the 3-Rivers with a 7-1 mark). The one loss came at the hands of GMLOK. Junior pitcher Isaac Tangen was a big reason why. He scattered 6 hits, walked just two, struck out five, while giving up just one run. He also was 1-4 at the plate with a RBI. The ‘Dog defense committed 0 errors. Trevor Gomer (2-4, 2B) and Isaiah Bubany (1-2) each scored runs as the Bulldogs defeated the perennial powerhouse Falcons 3-1. Mabel-Canton also rode a junior pitcher into the win column. Collin O’Bieglo pitched a 5-hit shutout (6 K’s, 2 BB’s) to allow the Cougars to defeat Schaeffer Academy 2-0. Justin Ward and Noah Manning were each 1 for 3 with doubles. Ward drove in one of M-C’s runs. The Cougar defense was also solid. It committed just one error.

On Friday, the Bulldogs wrapped up the week hosting R-P. Senior 3B Lucas Roe got the day started, smacking a 2-run HR in the first inning, the first GMLOK dinger of the year. The 2-0 lead wasn’t all Isaac Tangen, again on the mound, needed, but it was pretty close. The Bulldog lead was 7-1 heading to the top of the 7th. At that point, Tangen had surrendered five hits and allowed just one run with zero walks. R-P collected four hits in the 7th. They attempted a comeback. Shane Jacobson’s 2-run single pulled the score to 7-3, but that’s where it stayed. Tangen got pinch-hitter Parker Dittman to ground out to first base to end the game. In the span of a week, GMLOK doubled its win total from 2012. The Bulldogs got solid play up and down the lineup. Roe (2-3, HR, BB, 3 RBI, 2 R) and Tangen (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, Win; RBI) led the way, but Quinn Larson (2-4, RBI), Trenton Bliefus (1-2, 2 BB, 3 SB, R), and freshman catcher Josh Shorter (2-3, R) all contributed in moving GMLOK’s record to 2-8. R-P is also 2-8.

A Trio of Softball


County softball teams played three games versus one another on the week. None were nail-biter competitive. R-P entertained GMLOK for their annual double-header. They weren’t gracious party hosts. The Trojans got close to 10-running the Bulldogs in both games. In the end, they walked away with 12-4 and 11-2 victories. Keela Brand was 2 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBI in game one for R-P. Kendra Crawford was 3 for 5 with a double, 3 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored in game two. She also pitched the entirety of both games, picking up both wins. Kaylee Beevers was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in game one for GMLOK. The ‘Dogs had just three hits in game two.

Chatfield picked up (on Wednesday the 8th) where it left off (on Tuesday the 1st) versus FC/L, as the teams re-commencing playing a contest halted courtesy of Mother Nature. The Gophers turned the 6-0 lead they built on the 1st (after an inning and a half) into a 10-1 victory. Sophomore catcher Shelby Bernard had the loudest hit of the day, a no-doubter HR to left field. It’s her second HR of the year, but first without controversy (the previous deflected over the fence off a fielder’s glove). Brook Irish (3-4, 2B, 2 R) and Maddy Larrabee (2-4, 2B, R) each drove in a pair of runs. FC/L’s Taylor Case was 2 for 3 with a double and the only Falcon run scored.


> Chatfield (Went 1-3 on the week (7-4 overall, 7-2 in league, tied for 2nd with Southland (6-2, 8-2) behind W-K (7-1, 8-1). Beat D-E 9-6 (Jake Neis 3-3, 2B, HR, RBI, 4 R; Justin Viss 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R). Lost to W-K 3-1 (Mitch Irish 1-4, 2B, RBI; J. Viss 2-2, 2 BBs, R. Falcons hit back-to-back HR’s in first inning to take 3-1 lead). Lost to Southland 6-0. Lost to L-A 11-10 (Goph’ stranded 12 men, bringing total in three losses to 32))

> FC/L (Went 0-3 on the week (2-6 overall). Lost to R-P (See Above). Lost to St. Charles 8-6 (D. Gatzke 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R. A 3-run 6th inning propelled Saints to victory). Lost to W-K 12-0 in 5 innings (Niko Anderson 1-3, had only Falcon hit))

> GMLOK (Went 2-1 on the week (2-8 overall). Beat W-K and R-P (See Above). Lost to P-E-M 10-1.)

> M-C (Went 1-1 on the week (1-8 overall). Beat Schaeffer Academy (See Above). Lost to Goodhue 4-1 at the Stewartville Tournament)

> R-P (Went 1-2 on the week (2-8 overall). Beat FC/L and lost to GMLOK (See Above). Lost to D-E 3-1 (Eric Courrier 2-3, R; Zach Ansell 2-4)


> Chatfield (Went 5-2 on the week (13-2 overall, 11-1 in the 3-Rivers South, tops in the league). Beat L-A 6-0 (Sidney Irish 2-4, solo-HR (2), 3 R, RBI; B. Irish 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 K, 4 BB, Win; Ashley Wolter 2-3, 3 R). Beat W-K 4-1 (Goph’s trailed 1-0 in the 5th but 2B, 3B, 2B, 2B from Miller, Keefe, Bernard, & B. Irish helped plate all four of their runs. S. Bernard 2-3, 2 2B, RBI; Kirsten Keefe 2-3, 3B, RBI, R; Jennifer Hanson 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, Win). Beat FC/L 10-1 (See Above). At Stewartville Tourney, beat Austin 15-1 (M. Miller 2 HR’s, A. Wolter HR), then suffered first lost of year to Stewartville 9-8 in 9 innings (Stewie took lead in top of 9th and held; B. Irish 3-4, HR, 3 RBI; S. Bernard 2-4, HR, 3 RBI). Beat C-SG 1-0 (S. Irish scored the game’s only run via small-ball in the top of the first; win clinched conference title; B. Irish 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K), but then lost to the Warrior-Lions 17-7 (Score was 9-7 C-SG heading to top of 7th. Gopher pitching issued 14 walks. The game was the Goph’s 7th in six days)

> FC/L (Went 4-1 on the week (7-2 overall, 6-2 in 3-Rivers South, second behind Chatfield). Beat St. Charles 8-1 (Morgan Malley 4-4, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI, 2 R, 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 7 K, 3 BB, Win. Her no-hit bid was broken up in 7th inning). Lost to Chatfield 10-1 (See Above). Beat D-E 4-1 (M. Malley 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 12 K’s Win; T. Case 2-3, 2 RBI). Beat Southland 4-3 (Steph Erickson 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, Win) and 12-2 in six innings (Jordan O’Connor 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R; Erickson 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, Win))

> GMLOK (Went 2-5 on the week (3-12 overall). Lost to R-P twice (See Above). Lost to P-E-M 7-3 (Haley Colton 1-4, R, RBI) and then beat P-E-M 6-2 (Brittany Erding 2-2, 3 R, RBI; Rialie Fenske 1-2, 2 RBI, R). Lost to Southland 6-2 (Shelby Erding 132, 2 RBI), beat the Reb’s 5-4 (H. Colton 1-2, SB, R, RBI). Lost to Byron 15-4 in five innings (R. Fenske 1-1, 2 RBI))

> M-C (Went 1-5 on the week (3-7 overall). Lost to Glenville-Emmons 24-5 in five innings (Coranda Vickerman 2-3, 3 RBI, R, 2 SB) and 16-6 in five innings (Lydia Geving 1-2, 2 R, 2 SB). Lost to P-E-M 13-11 (Teams combined for 10 hits, but 24 runs. M-C pitching walked 12. Bulldogs had 8 errors). At the Hayfield Tourney, lost to Kenyon-Wanamingo 12-4 (C. Vickerman 2-3, RBI, R) & St. Charles 13-4 (Ashley Dahl 1-1, 2 RBI), beat Medford 15-2))

> R-P (Went 5-3 on the week (8-6 overall). Swept GMLOK in a doubleheader 12-4 and 11-2 (See Above). Beat D-E 11-1 in 6 innings (Kendra Crawford 3-4, 2 RBI, 4 SB, pitching win; Keela Brand 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI). Lost to C-SG 5-3 (K. Crawford 2-3, 2 R, 2 SB, had Trojans only two hits), beat the Warrior-Lions 9-1 (K. Brand 1-4, HR (1), 3 RBI; Lauren Hadley 2-3, 2B; Jodi Eggert 2-3, RBI). Lost to Winona-Cotter 6-0 (Jessica Rislov 2-2, 2 2Bs), beat De La Salle 10-6 (K. Crawford 4-4, 2 3B, R, 2 SB, 2 RBI; Mariah Mueller 2-4, HR, 3 RBI), and then lost to La Crescent 13-4 (Crawford 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB) at the Lancers Tournament)

Track and Field

05-07 Section 1A True Team Meet (The Chatfield girls (850) finished second to Lake City (882). R-P-H (721.5) and L/FC/MC (647.5) finished 5th and 7th of 16 teams. The L/FC/MC boys finished 4th (723.5), Chatfield 6th (630), and R-P-H 7th (607). Winona-Cotter was the boy’s champion. Top Gophers: Ashley Baker (1st 100, 2nd 200), Maddie Kammer (1st 200 & 400), Autum Erickson (2nd 100), Mikaela Bray (2nd Pole Vault), Maddie Talamantes (2nd 300-hurdles, 3rd 100-hurdles), Tyler Wondrow (2nd Long Jump), Jayme LaPlante (1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put). Top R-P-H’ers: Jordan Honken (1st Pole Vault), Kate MacKenzie (2nd 100-hurdles), the boys 4x200 (2nd), Tyler McLellan (2nd Long Jump). Top L/FC/MC’er’s: Olivia Haug (1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put), Gabe Decker (1st Pole Vault), the boys 4x100 (2nd), the boys 4x400 (2nd). Meet held in Rushford)

05-11 3-Rivers Conference Meet (Girls: PEM 1st, Chatfield 3rd, R-P-H 5th, Kingsland 6th. Boys: PEM 1st, R-P-H 3rd, Chatfield 7th, Kingsland 8th (of 8). Top Gophers: the girl’s 4x100 – Erickson/Kammer/Mariah Bell/Baker (1st), the girl’s 4x200 – Erickson/Bell/Kammer/Talamantes (1st), M. Kammer (2nd 400), Kayla Woltz (2nd 3200), J. LaPlante (1st Discus), Adam Amy (2nd Discus), T. Wondrow (2nd High Jump). Top Tro-canes: A. O’Hare (1st 1600), the boy’s 4x800 – O’Hare/Jeremiah Munson/Dylan Linder/Ryan Ruberg (1st), T. McLellan (2nd Long Jump), J. Honken (2nd Long Jump). Top Knights: Lacey Schwartz (2nd 100, 3rd 200). At Herman track in Plainview)


> Chatfield (Girls lost to Southland (230 to 237) and C-SG (216 to 240). Paige Isensee and Morgan Henry (50) shared medallist honors versus the Reb’s. Isensee medalled versus C-SG. The boys lost to R-P (170 to 210), to Southland (179 to 230), and to C-SG (173 to 201). Luke Kappers led Goph’s all three meets, but didn’t medal.)

> FC (Girls downed Kingsland (215 to Inc.), C-SG (204 to 212), and Southland (228 to 252). Keeley Todd (49) and Laura Donney (51) were 1-2 versus the Knights. Katie Tammel (48) and Todd (49) were 1-2 versus the Warriors. Todd (54) and Donney (55) were 2-3 versus the Rebels. The boys downed Kingsland on (168 to 207) and Southland on (181 to 195). Trevor Barnes (40) and Jordan Miller (42) respectively medalled.)

> Kingsland (Girls lost to FC (215 to Inc.). Megan Back (57) was the only Knight competitor. The boys lost to FC on (168 to 215) with the Falcons having the top five scores)

> Lanesboro (Girls beat Lyle/Pacelli (238 to Inc), GM/L-O (240 to Inc). Johanna Bearson (43/43) was medallist at both meets. The boys lost to L/P (200 to 191), beat GM/L-O and G-E (176 to 187 to Inc.). Liam Dorn and Tristen Chiglo (48’s) tied for 3rd versus L/P; Dorn (41) medalled versus GMLO/G-E)

> R-P (The boys downed Chatfield (170 to 210) & Caledonia (174 to 184). Beat Southland and Caledonia (187 to 199 to 218). Hudson Stensgard, Chad Christian, & Kyle Wiedemann all had 42’s versus the Goph’s. Charlie Krambeer (40) medalled versus the Warriors with Christian (41) one-stroke back)

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