Baseball roundup: Dawson-Boyd jumps out early in Camden win – West Central Tribune

RAYMOND — Dawson-Boyd found its window of opportunity early against MACCRAY.

The Blackjacks put together strong at-bats in the first inning to score three runs on Thursday afternoon. Then, they added three more in the third inning while capitalizing on some Wolverine miscues.

That cushion helped DB fight off a MACCRAY rally as the Blackjacks left Lilleberg Field with a 7-5 Camden Conference baseball win.

MACCRAY senior Isaac Strommer reaches down to field a grounder during a Camden Conference game against Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.

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DB had four hits in the first inning. The biggest came off the bat of Aiden Swenson, who hit a two-run triple that scored Blake Thompson and Brayden Hahn. The next batter, Codie Johnson, brought Swenson home on a single.

With two outs in the top of the third, a fielding error on an infield hit by Grayson Olson allowed Johnson to score. Two batters later, a throwing error allowed Aric Gruwell and Olson to advance to home for a 6-0 lead.

Needing to forge a comeback, the Wolverines strung together four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth. Xavier Noble and Dreyer Homan each had doubles. Then Angel Mendoza had a two-run home run in the frame.

In the seventh, Brooks Asche led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run. After that, Johnson was able to strike out the next two batters and coaxed a ground ball for the final out.

Thompson led D-B’s offense, going 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases. Johnson was 2-for-4. Tygan Long was the winning pitcher after striking out two over five innings.

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Dawson-Boyd senior Brayden Hahn, 5, reacts with the Blackjacks’ dugout after scoring a run in the first inning of a Camden Conference game against MACCRAY on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.

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Ethan Strommer, Homan and Menzoza each had two hits for the Wolverines. Asche was hit with the loss after tossing the first three innings.

DB plays host to Ortonville at 5 pm Friday. MACCRAY stays at home for its next game, facing Canby at 4:30 pm Monday.

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MACCRAY freshman Xavier Noble snags a fly ball for an out during a Camden Conference game against Dawson-Boyd on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.

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MACCRAY 000 040 1-5 12 4
Hitting – Dawson-Boyd: Blake Thompson 4-4 2b r-2 rbi-2 sb-3, Aiden Swenson 1-4 3b rbi-2, Codie Johnson 2-4 2b r rbi sb-2, Aric Gruwell 1-4 r sb, Ryan Lund 1 -4 sb, Tygan Long 1-2 bb, Brayden Hahn 0-4 r, Grayson Olson 0-3 r bb … MACCRAY: Isaac Strommer 1-4, Ethan Strommer 2-4 r, Dreyer Homan 2-4 2b r, Brooke Asche 1-4 hr r rbi-2, Gavin Husman 1-2 sb, Joe Heidecker 1-4 2b, Angel Mendoza 2- 3 hr r rbi-2 sb, Wyatt Swenson 1-2 bb, Xavier Noble 1-2 2b r sb-2
Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – Dawson-Boyd: Long (W) 5-10-4-4-0-2, Johnson (Sv) 2-2-1-1-1-4 … MACCRAY: Asche (L) 3-8-6-2-2-2, Homan 2.2-2-1-1-0-3, E. Strommer 1.1-0-0-0-0-2

Rockford scored three times in the third and two twice in the fourth to beat New London-Spicer at Rockford.

Gavin Denger, Bennett Schultz, Grant Paffrath and Luke Knudsen had hits for NLS.

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Rockford 003 020 x-5 11 2
Hitting – NLS: Gavin Degner 1-3 r, Bennett Schultz 1-3, Grant Paffrath 1-1 bb, Luke Knudsen 1-2 r… Rockford: N. Perry 1-4 r, A. Smith 3-3 2b r-2, A. Altmann 2-3 hr r-2 rbi-3, J. Cook 1-3 rbi, M. Hudlow 2-2 rbi, N Binnabose 1-3, L Eisentrager 1-3
Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – NLS: Paffrath (L) 5-11-5-5-1-3, Hayden Christopherson 1-0-0-0-0-1… Rockford: W. Haas (W) 4-4-2-1-2-9, L. Pilot 2-0-0-0-1-2, J. Cook 1-0-0-0-0-1

Game 1:Paynesville 11, Kimball 0

Eli Nelson had a home run and five RBIs and had eight strikeouts in a complete-game victory to lead Paynesville to a Game 1 win over Kimball at Paynesville.

Grayson Fuchs was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI for the Bulldogs. Isaac Lieser also had a pair of hits, going 2-for-3. Max Athmann finished 1-for-1 with three runs and two RBIs.

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Paynesville 221 204-11 12 0
Hitting – Kimball: Gavin Winter 2-3 sb, Skylor Gruba 1-2 … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 2-4 2b r-3 rbi, Max Athmann 1-1 r-3 rbi-2 bb-2 sb, Eli Nelson 2-4 2b hr r rbi-5, Spencer Eisenbraun 1-3 rbi, Austin Pauls 1- 3 2b r rbi, Isaac Lieser 2-3, Trent Wendlandt 1-2 r, Chase Bayer 1-2, Spencer Lieser 1-1, Bryce Vanderbeek 0-3 r, Bennett Evans 0-1 r
Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – Kimball: Clay Faber (L) 5.1-12-11-7-2-3 … Paynesville: Nelson (W) 6-3-0-0-1-8

Game 2: Paynesville 1, Kimball 0

Paynesville’s Trent Wendlandt tossed a no-hitter as the Bulldogs got a six-inning victory and a sweep over Kimball at Paynesville.

Wendlandt struck out six and allowed just three walks in the victory.

Isaac Lieser was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Paynesville. Chase Bayer and Austin Pauls also had hits for the Bulldogs.

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Kimball 000 000-0 0 1
Hitting – Paynesville: Austin Pauls 1-2, Isaac Lieser 1-2 2b r, Chase Bayer 1-2, Spencer Lieser 0-1 rbi… Kimball: No hits
Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – Paynesville: Trent Wendlandt (W) 6-0-0-0-3-6 … Kimball: Skylor Gruba (L) 6-3-1-1-0-3

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