Baseball roundup: Minnewaska, Osakis fall against top teams from Redwood Valley, Upsala-Swanville

Redwood Valley hit two home runs, and Carson Woodford had a 5-RBI game in leading his team past the Lakers.

P.J. Johnson
Minnewaska's PJ Johnson hits a pitch against West Central Area on April 21, 2022. Johnson doubled in the Lakers' lone run in a 12-1 loss against 14-5 Redwood Valley on May 23.
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The Minnewaska baseball team suffered a third straight loss on Monday with all of those coming against Section 3AA foes as Redwood Valley (14-5) beat the Lakers (12-7) 12-1.

Carson Woodford led the charge for the Cardinals with a home run as part of two hits, two runs scored and five RBIs. Brandon Lang also homered for Redwood as part of a three-RBI game.

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Isaac Louwagie threw all five innings for the win. Louwagie allowed one run on six hits and two walks, while he struck out four.

PJ Johnson doubled and drove in the Lakers’ lone run in the fourth inning. Jack Larson had two hits as well for Minnewaska.

MINNEWASKA     000 10 - 1 6 1


REDWOOD          321 6X - 12 10 0

MINNEWASKA PITCHING - Jacob Blair - L, 3.1IP, 8H, 10R, 8ER, 5BB, 4SO; Torii Johnson - 0.2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0SO

MINNEWASKA OFFENSE - Blair - 1-2; Cole Baker - 0-1; Torii Johnson - 0-2, BB, 1 run; Dylan Alexander - 1-2; Jack Larson - 2-2; Jack Majerus - 0-2; Noah Jensen - 0-3; PJ Johnson - 1-1, 2B, RBI; Hunter Johnson - BB; Logan Rood - 0-1; Levi Johnson - 0-1; Nathan Dell - 1-1

Baseball scores from May 23

(Stats not yet available)

Upsala-Swanville Area (16-1) 11, Osakis (8-7) 1 F/5 innings

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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