Sports roundup from Friday, April 11
Brandon-Evansville 14, Eagle Valley 4
The Brandon-Evansville baseball team has had no problems putting up runs through the first two games after a 14-4 win over Eagle Valley on Friday made the Chargers 2-0 on the young season.
Brandon-Evansville scored in every inning but the second. The Chargers put up five runs in the third to blow open what was a 2-1 game. They added seven more over the final three frames.
“For the second consecutive game, we received key contributions from all members of this team both offensively and defensively,” head coach Brian Perleberg said. “Through the first two games of this young season, we have found ways to make the routine plays and keep our opponents from putting together any big innings.”
Tom Bosek got the Chargers going with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. Bosek finished the night 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. Kevin Roers was 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored, while James Huisman scored three times and had three stolen bases.
“Kevin Roers stepped up and delivered some clutch hitting with a five-RBI day,” Perleberg said.
Cody Lund got the win on the mound for Brandon-Evansville. He went 4 2/3 innings before giving way to Robbie Juul, who got out of a jam in the fifth after coming in with two on and two out in a 10-4 game.
Osakis 10, Parkers Prairie 0
The Osakis baseball team moved to 2-0 on the early season with a 10-0 win over Parkers Prairie on Friday night.
Brandon-Evansville 8, Parkers Prairie 4
The Brandon-Evansville softball team improved to 2-0 with an 8-4 win over Parkers Prairie on Friday night.
Kinsley Randt went the distance for the second straight game to get the win. The senior allowed seven hits but just two earned runs after issuing just one walk and striking out one. She also helped herself out offensively with a hit and two RBIs. Emma Friedrich added two hits and a run scored, while Morgan Stelzer added a home run.
“We were able to make the best out of only four hits and make key defensive plays when needed to tonight versus a talented Parkers Prairie team,” Chargers head coach Kasi Huschle said. “Kinsley threw well for us and worked out of some tough situations, and with the help of our defense stranded nine Panther runners. It’s nice to see the girls battle and put together some nice rallies throughout the game.”
Darianne Saxton went six innings for the Panthers. Just three of the eight runs she allowed were earned. Micaela Noga had two hits, one run and an RBI. Sam Geiser added two hits and Kathryn Burquest was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
The Osakis boys’ golf team took second place at the Central Minnesota Conference tournament at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Friday with a team score of 183. Rockford won the conference meet with a 170
Joe Garcia led the way with a third-place finish after shooting a 42. Ryan Strelow shot a 43 to take fifth, while Joey Kotek was right behind him in 10th place with a 45. Ethan Chambers and RJ Dykema each shot a 53.