The Menomonie baseball team went 50-50 in a pair of doubleheaders last week, winning the first of two games at River Falls 3-1 before falling 2-1 to the Wildcats Friday at Fist National Bank Stadium.
The split doubleheader followed a similar matchup between Menomonie and Rice Lake last Tuesday and Thursday, with the Warriors taking the first game 8-6 and the Mustangs responding in the second with a 1-0 victory.
In game one at River Falls Friday, Menomonie scored all three of their runs in the first inning with Dylan Hein, Steven Brenner and Bret Lecheler all scoring for the Mustangs.
River Falls’ first batter slammed a single home run for the Wildcats only score of the game.
In game two, the Mustangs earned a 1-0 advantage in the third inning, but the Wildcats rallied for two runs in the sixth to secure the win and held Menomonie off at the plate to ensure it.
Menomonie hosted two nonconference games against Durand Monday and Elk Mound Tuesday. They return to conference action Friday with a doubleheader against Chippewa Falls at Wakanda Park.
Prescott 1, Elk Mound 0
A low scoring affair left the Mounders in the dust, as they lost in a one-run nonconference shutout against the Cardinals Friday at Prescott Friday.
Elk Mound was held to just six hits, with Blaze Todd collecting the Mounders’ only double. Dylan Black, Blake Rosenthal, Dakota Bedell, Ethan Kjellberg and Brett Lew all connected for one single apiece.
Rosenthal pitched six innings, recording five strike outs, on walk and allowing five hits.
The Mounders played the Vikings Monday at Colfax High School, followed with a nonconference matchup with Menomonie at Wakanda Park Tuesday. They return home to host Spring Valley Thursday.
Colfax 5, Elmwood/Plum City 4
The Vikings edged out the Wolves with one run in the sixth inning to take a Dunn-St. Croix Conference (DSC) victory Friday at Colfax High School.
Colfax nabbed a 3-1 advantage at the end of the second inning, but the Wolves knotted the score at 3-3 with two runs in the third. One run for each team in the fifth kept things even, but the Vikings pulled away for the win with one run in the sixth inning.
Brett Schindler went 1-for-3 at bat, linking up on a triple to bring two runners in. Nick Jenson went 2-for-3 at the plate, connecting on a double and a single, but did not bring in any base runners.
Mitch Harmon and Nate Polden each had one single and one RBI.
Mitch Kiekhafer, Polden and Caden Erickson shared the mound with Kiekhafer recording five strike outs and three walks, while Polden had three strike outs and Erickson had two. Polden allowed no hits or walks.
Colfax hosted Elk Mound Monday and will return next Monday for their final regular season game against the Cardinals at Spring Valley.
Boyceville 12, Pepin/Alma 1
The Bulldog defense allowed just two hits for the Eagles on Friday in a dominating 11-run DSC victory at Boyceville High School.
Boyceville collected 12 total hits, with Bryce Boda, Brendan Sempf and Walker Retz recording multiple hits. Garret Joles connected on a double for his only hit of the night to bring in two runs. Boda hit a triple and a single and earned two RBIs.
The game ended in the fifth inning, with Retz pitching all five innings for seven strikeouts and one walk.
Boyceville traveled to Glenwood City Monday and return home Thursday to host Durand. They host two nonconference games to close out the regular season, Friday against Shell Lake and Monday against Prairie Farm.
Elk Mound splits games in weekend tournament
Over the weekend at Altoona, the Mounders lost to Altoona 6-2 before bouncing back to narrowly defeat Prescott 4-3 in a pair of nonconference tournament games.
Elk Mound and Altoona both earned one run in the first inning, but Altoona rallied with two runs in the third to take a 3-1 advantage. The Railroaders scored three more runs in the sixth and held the Mounders to just one more run in the seventh to take the win.
The Mounders were outhit by the Railroaders 8-to-11. Abby Curry was the only Mounder to collect an RBI. Hailey Blaskowski went 2-for-2 at the plate, but could not bring in any base runners. Clare Hallum, Sophie Cedarblade, Kalu Solberg, Curry, Orianna Horel and Morgan Radtke connected for one single apiece.
Hallum pitched all six innings, ending the game with three strikeouts and collecting six errors.
Against Prescott, Elk Mound found the one run needed in an extended, 11-inning matchup.
It took five innings for either team to score, but it was Prescott that got on the board first, gathering three runs. Elk Mound responded with one run in the sixth and another two in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. After a scoreless eighth, ninth and tenth innings, Radtke scored on a pair of Prescott errors in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
Elk Mound recorded 10 total hits with Allison Lindquist going 3-for-5 at bat, including one triple and one RBI. Horel brought in one runner off a single.
Hallum threw all 11 innings for three strike outs and one walk.
Elk Mound played at Plum City High School Tuesday and return home for their final regular season game against Spring Valley Thursday.
Colfax 20, Spring Valley 3
The Vikings earned three hits in a 20-run victory over the Cardinals Friday at Spring Valley High School.
Colfax ended the game in the fourth inning, gathering two runs in the first, seven in the second, two in the third and nine in the fourth. They allowed just two runs in the third and one in the fourth for Spring Valley.
Many of the Vikings’ runs were scored off walks from the Spring Valley pitcher, who allowed 18 walks, 16 runs and committed 13 errors.
Bailey Bradford earned four RBIs on the night, while Kaitlyn Field and Jozie Buchanan each brought in three. Bradford went 1-for-2 at bat for a double while Buchanan and Field each linked up for a single.
Anna Geissler threw three innings for two strikeouts and one walk, while Tamara Huffman came in for one inning to strike out one batter and walked two.
The Vikings hosted a doubleheader against the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves Tuesday and stay at home Thursday for their final regular season game against Pepin/Alma.
Boyceville 15, Pepin/Alma 1
The Bulldogs defeated the number one conference Eagles in a 14-run blowout Friday at Alma High School. However, due to the cancellations earlier in the spring, Friday’s game was not counted towards the conference record.
The Bulldogs didn’t waste any time, gathering seven runs in the first inning for a 7-0 lead. Both teams were held silent in the second, third and fourth innings, but Boyceville finally added to their score with three runs in the fifth and another five in the seventh.
Pepin/Alma scored their only run in the fifth inning.
Boyceville collected 16 hits to Pepin/Alma’s four. McKenna Weber, Jaida Peterson, Marissa Dormanen, Amber Retzloff, Tyra Kostman and Emma Bygd all connected for multiple hits. Dormanen and Kostman both earned a double.
Kostman pitched all seven innings, striking out seven batters, walking one and allowing just five hits. She finished the game with zero errors.
Boyceville played Elk Mound Monday at home and hosted Glenwood City Tuesday. They wrap up the regular season Thursday at Plum City High School.
Saturday: Hustisford/Dodgeland 4, Menomonie 2; Eau Claire North 4, Menomonie 2