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Sports from the week of May 4, 2005

Win makes trip to Kerkhoven worthwhile

The Panther baseball team improved its season record to 8-4 and they are 6-3 with a 10-8 win over the Central Minnesota Christian School at Kerkhoven Monday.

“We left a few guys on base early but kept battling and got the hits when we needed them in the 5th and 6th innings,” said Panther Coach ‘Bill Tauer. “Derek Daniels came in and pitched 5 solid innings in relief.”

Derek Daniels led the 10 hit Panther offense with 3 hits and 4 RBI, Derek Radke and Matt Bauer got 2 hits each while Donald Strand, Paul Carlson and David Schmidt got 1 each.

Schmidt started the game for the Panthers and pitched 2 innings giving up 5 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits while striking out 1 and walking 2. Daniels came on and pitched the last five innings giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2.

CMCS 321 002 0 8 5 2

T/M/B 200 035 0 10 10 4

T/M/B-Castle, cf, 4-0-0; Strand, 2b, 3-2-1; Radke, ss, 4-2-2; Bauer.3b, 2-3-2; Daniels, 1b, 4-2-3; Carlson, lf, 2-0-1; Jackson, rf, 3-0-0; Frisvold, DH, 1-0-0; Nelson, c, 2-0-0; Schmidt, p, 4-1-1. Totals 29-10-10.

Conference leader RCW sweeps

212 Conference rival Renville County West swept a twin bill from the Panther baseball team 8-3 and 5-4 Thursday.

“We didn’t give ourselves many opportunities to score,” said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “Dragt (RCW pitcher) pitched a great game mixing up a good fastball with a nice curve. Derek (Radke) pitched a fine game, he just ran into trouble in the third inning but battled back to finish the complete game.”

The Panthers were held to only 4 hits. They were by Radke, Matt Bauer, Derek Daniels and David Schmidt. Radke pitched 7 innings giving up 8 runs on 8 hits while striking out 2 and walking 3.

The second game found Tracy/Milroy/Balaton leading until RCW rallied for three runs in the seventh.

“We need to learn how to finish games,” said Tauer. “This is the second loss in the bottom of the seventh this season.”

Derek Daniels led the 4 hit Panther attack with 2 hits while Radke and Nelson added 1 each.

Daniels pitched four innings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3. Bauer took the loss by pitching the last 3 innings and giving up 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2.


First game

RCW 105 020 08 8 1

T/M/B 110 100 034 2

T/M/B- Strand,2b,3-0-0; Castle,1-1-0; Radke,p,4-0-1; Bauer,3b,3-0-1; Carlson,lf,3-0-0; Daniels,1b,3-1-1; Jackson,rf,0-1-0; Vandromme.lf,1-0-0; Frisvold,DH,3-0-0; Nelson,c;Schmidt,ss,3-0-1. Totals-24-3-4.


Second game

RCW 001 010 357 3

T/M/B 100 003 044 2

T/M/B-Strand,2b,3-1-0; Castle,cf,3-1-0; Radke,ss,3-1-1; Bauer,3b,3-0-0; Daniels,p,3-0-2; Carlson,lf,2-0-0; Walling,3b,1-0-1; Jackson,rf,3-0-0; Frisvold,1b,1-0-0; Vandromme,ph,1-0-0; Nelson,c,3-1-0. Totals -26-4-4.

10-run rule shortens win over Minneota

The Panther baseball team won over Minneota 15-5 in six innings at Tracy Tuesday. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record is now 9-4 and they are 6-3 in the 212 Conference.

“We really hit the ball well tonight,” said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “Nine guys getting at least 1 hit. Sean (Castle) and Derek (Daniels) both pitched well, we just need to clean up our defense a bit. 5 errors are too many. Donald (Strand) broke the school career stolen base record in the third inning. He now has 53 stolen bases in his career, 22 this season.”

Matt Bauer led the Panther 12 hit attack with a 3 for 3 day at the plate.

Sean Castle pitched 4 innings for the Panthers giving up 4 runs on 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking 5. Derek Radke pitched the next 2 innings and gave up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking 1.


Minneota 130 001 5 6 1

T/M/B 332 313 15 12 5

T/M/B-Strand, 2b, 2-3-1; Hebig, ph, 0-0-0-; Castle, p, 2-2-1; Arens, cf, 1-0-0; Radke, ss, 4-2-2; Bauer, 3b, 3-2-3; Walling, 3b, 1-0-1; Daniels, cf, 3-1-1; Carlson, lf, 2-0-0; Vandromme, lf, 1-1-0; Jackson, rf, 3-1-1; Malmberg, ph, 1-1-1; Frisvold, 1b, 2-1-1; Schmidt, ph, 0-0-0; Nelson, c, 3-0-0; Carson, ph, 0-1-0. Totals 29-15-12.

TMB softball has 4 games into 2 days

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton won one of four softball games last week against 212 Conference rivals.

MACCRAY wins twice

On Friday the MACCRAY Wolverines swept a twin bill from the Panther softball team.

The first game was very well played by both teams, the Panthers spotted MACCRAY six early runs and then made a run at the Wolverines only to come up short, 7-6. MACCRAY touched Ashlei Carpenter for a first inning run and five in the second. Liz Rayman then came on for T/M/B and finished the game allowing 2 hits and a 6th inning run. Mariah Schelhaas was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI for the Panthers. Liz Rayman had the only extra-base hit for the Panthers with a 7th inning triple.

In the second game MACCRAY turned 9 hits, eight walks, a hit batter and 5 Panther errors into 12 runs to defeat T/M/B 12-2 in six innings.

“We need to stop giving up the big innings,” said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. “When we throw strikes and catch the ball when the opposition hits it, we are in the game, but we haven’t shown consistency in either of those parts of the game. We have hit the ball well, but we’ve left a great many runners on base. We have to get some big hits. It’s early, and we’re young. It’ll get better. We have six games next week, against CMCS, Pipestone and KMS. That’ll give us a chance to work on some things.”

Ashlei Carpenter went the distance for T/M/B and absorbed the loss.

First game

T/M/B 002 030 1 6 7 1

MACCRAY150 001 0 7 7 0

T/M/B-VanMoer,c,4-1-1; LaVoy,cf,0-0-0; Lightfoot,3b,4-1-1; Schellhaas,1b,4-1-2; Brockway,ss,4-1-1; Carpenter,p,1-0-0; Rayman,p,2-1-1; Miller,2b,3-0-1; Gervais,rf,3-0-0; Towne,lf,1-1-0. Totals 26-6-7.

Second game

T/M/B 001 100 2 9 5

MACCRAY 003 252 12 9 0

T/M/B-VanMoer,c,3-0-1; LaVoy,cf,3-1-1; Lightfoot,3b,3-0-1; Schellhaas,1b,3-0-2; Brockway,ss,3-1-2; Carpenter,p,2-0-2; Miller,lf,3-0-0; Rayman,2b,1-0-0; Gervais,rf,2-0-0. Totals 23-2-9.


BOLD, TMB split

The Panthers and BOLD split two games at Tracy Thursday. TMB won 7-1 before losing 17-9.

TMB banged out 13 hits but could only manage seven runs in the 7-1 win. Ashlei Carpenter gave up an earned run in the first and then held the Warriors at bay through the sixth. Carpenter was relieved by Liz Rayman who closed out the victory.

Alyssa Kirk and Alissa Lightfoot each had three hits for the Panthers, with Kirk homering in the top of the seventh. Carpenter was 2 for 3, including a double and a triple.

In game two, the Warriors touched Carpenter and Rayman for 15 hits and 17 runs, nine of which were earned. T/M/B managed 12 hits of their own but left too many runners stranded. Lynn Brockway hit a two-run homer for the Panthers in the seventh. BOLD used six hits, three Panther errors and two walks to score eight runs off Liz Rayman in the fifth inning after T/M/B had taken a 4-3 lead in the fourth.

“That’s been a problem for us all year,” said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. “We have a habit of giving up big innings. We just can’t give teams extra outs. When we get chances for outs, we have to take advantage. Those things will come.”

First game

T/M/B 000 122 2 7 13 2

BOLD 100 000 0 1 7 3

T/M/B-Kirk,ss,4-2-3; LaVoy,cf,4-0-2; Lightfoot,lf,4-2-3; Schellhaas,1b,4-0-0; Brockway,3b,4-0-1; VanMoer,c,4-1-2; Carpenterp,3-1-2; Miller,2b,2-0-0; Towne,rf,3-1-0. Totals 28-7-13.

Second game

T/M/B 000 410 9 12 6

BOLD 120 083 17 15 3

T/M/B-Kirk,ss,4-1-1; LaVoy,cf,4-2-2; Lightfoot,lf,4-2-2; Schellhaas,1b,4-1-2; Brockway,3b,4-1-2; VanMoer,c,4-1-1; Carpenter,p,3-0-1; Gervais,rf,3-0-0; Raymon,2b,2-0-0; Maeyaert,ph,1-1-1. totals 33-9-12.

TMB girls bombard Central

TheTracy/Milroy/Balaton softball team swept a double header from CMCS Tuesday at Tracy. The scores were 17-2 and 24-10.

Panthers 17, CMCS 2

Ashlei Carpenter fired a three-hitter and struck out 10, and Alyssa Kirk smacked two home runs and a triple to drive in five runs as the Panthers took a 17-2 five inning decision from CMCS in the first game of two. Stacy LaVoy also cracked out a round tripper for the Panthers. Mariah Schelhaas was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.


T/M/B 163 70 17 22 0

CMCS 010 10 2 3 7

T/M/B-Kirk,ss,5-2-3; LaVoy,cf,4-2-2; Lightfoot, lf,3-2-3; Schellhaas,1b,4-1-4; Maeyaert,ph,1-0-0; Carpenter,p,2-1-1; Brockway,3b,3-2-3; VanMoer,c,3-1-2; Miller,rf,2-3-2; Haecherl,ph,1-0-0; Vroman,2b,3-3-2. Totals 31-17-22.


Panthers 24, CMCS 10

Mariah Schelhaas led the offensive parade, going 5-5 with two doubles and 8 RBI as T/M/B completed the twin killing of CMCS 24-10. Lynn Brockway was 4-5 with a homer and a triple. The Panthers banged out 27 hits out of 38 official times at bats. Everyone in the line-up had at least one base hit.

Liz Rayman went the distance to pick up the win for the Panthers.

CMCS 260 11 10 13 8

T/M/B 264 93 24 27 4

T/M/B-Kirk,ss,4-5-4; LaVoy,cf,4-4-3; Lightfoot,lf,5-4-4; Schellhaas,1b,5-3-5; Brockway,3b,5-3-4; VanMoer,c,5-1-2; Miller,rf,3-1-1; Rayman,p,3-2-1; Vroman,2b,4-1-3. Totals 38-24-27.

Track team competes in Arrow Relays

No team scores were available when the Headlight Herald went to press on the Arrow Relays held in Pipestone Tuesday. The Panthers competed in the class A events with Redwood Valley, Luverne, Worthington, MCC, R-T-R/LB,W-WG/RRC and Pipestone.

Girls’ results

High Jump-Nelson,first, 5-1, Long Jump-Miller, 4th, 14-0 1/2; Triple Jump-Miller, second 30-3; 100 dash-Buyck, first, 12.97; 200 dash-Kirsh, fourth, 28.25; 800 Run- Stobb, fifth, 2:44.93; 100 Hurdles- Buyck, first, 15.62; 300 Hurdles-Pool, sixth, 52.03; 4 X 100 Relay T/M/B(Schaar, Fritz, Luckhardt ,Buyck) first, 54.12; 4X200 Relay,T/M/B,fifth, 1:55.34; Sprint Medley-T/M/B,fifth.

Boys’ results

High Jump-G. Knott, first, 6-2; 100 dash-Morin, third, 11.46; 200 dash-G. Knott, fifth, 25.74; 400 Dash-Nelson, fifth, 54.08; 800 Run- Prairie, fifth, 2:15.2; 1600 Run- Tholen, second, 4:59.15; 4 X 200 Relay-T/M/B, second, 4 X 400 Relay-T/M/B, fifth; 4 X 800 Relay-T/M/B,fifth; Sprint Medley-T/M/B, third.