St. Cloud Apollo downed St. Cloud Tech 3-1 in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday afternoon at Dick Putz Field.
T.J. Frericks earned the complete-game win. He gave up one earned run on seven hits while striking out six.
Sam Schoborg took the loss for Tech. He gave up three runs on four hits while striking out one and walking two. Tanner Skaja had two hits for the Tigers, including a double. Ben Alvord went 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Eagles.
SAUK RAPIDS 1-3
COLD SPRING – Senior Adam Dingmann knocked in the game-winning run in the first contest and picked up a win on the mound in the second game as Rocori swept Sauk Rapids.
Dingmann’s game-winning hit came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. He finished 2-for-4 for the Spartans (5-0 CLC, 5-0 overall).
Senior Jake Hennen pitched seven innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
In the second game, Dingmann pitched four innings, allowed six hits and a walk while striking out three to pick up the win. At the plate, Rocori was led by senior Austin Athmann, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI and home run. Dingmann was 3-for-4 in the game.
Junior Charlie Oltz went 2-for-3 with a RBI in the second game to lead the Storm while Nick Kuechle went 2-for-2.
SARTELL 5, CAMBRIDGE 4
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite leaving 12 runners on base, the Sabres left Siebert Field with a win.
Dylan Hollenkamp, Grant Lahn and Tommy Bearson all had two hits for Sartell. Jackson Miller tossed the sixth inning and picked up the win.
ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 6,
SAUK CENTRE 2
Andrew Lenzmeier was the catalyst for the Crusaders, picking up the win on the mound while also going 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Cathedral (4-0 Granite Ridge, 7-0 overall) broke the game open in the second inning off of a Lenzmeier base hit that drove in two runs. The Crusaders scored the eventual winning run in the same inning.
Bo Schmitz went 2-for-3 for Cathedral. Josh Buschette went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a double for Sauk Centre.
FOLEY 11, MILACA 0
MILACA – The Falcons’ Cameron Jurek threw a no-hitter at the Wolves (0-2) while striking out 11. He also went 2-for-4 with a triple.
AVON – Brett Fischer was 3-for-4 to lead the Huskies in the Game 2 win. Matt Schlangen, Mike Schlangen and Scott Litchy all had two hits on the day for Albany (4-1).
LITTLE FALLS 9-18,
LITTLE FALLS – Josh Wenzel went a combined 8-for-10 on the day, including a home run in Game 2 as the Flyers swept Princeton. Colin Eckman went 2-for-2 with three RBI in the Game 1 win for Little Falls (4-0 Granite Ridge, 4-0). Spencer Fenske pitched five innings to pick up the win.
B-B-E 5-4, ROCKFORD 4-8
ROCKFORD – Jordan Redepenning was 3-for-6 with a double, triple and four RBI for the Rockets, who salvaged a split in the Central Minnesota Conference showdown.
Trey Heinsius led the Jaguars by going 3-for-5.
KIMBALL – Senior Beau Maciej hit a two-run, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning in Game 2 of a doubleheader to seal the sweep for Holdingford over Kimball.
In the the first game, Jake Nelson struck out eight and allowed one hit while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. In the second game, Kimball (0-4 CMC, 0-5 overall) was led by senior Tim Konz, who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double.
MAPLE LAKE 10-7,
MAPLE LAKE – The Irish made short work of the Eagles. Eden Valley-Watkins was led by Austin Berg, who went a combined 2-for-5 with a double.
HL-W-W 9-4, PIERZ 3-6
PIERZ – The Pioneers trailed 3-1 in Game 2 when Brady Dorn tied the score in the fifth inning with an RBI double as Pierz went on to win. Brad Meyer was 4-for-6 on the day for the Pioneers.
MELROSE 3, ACGC 2
MELROSE – Austin Schoenberg’s sacrifice fly in the third inning scored senior Trevor Sawyer for what turned out to be the game-clinching run as Melrose edged Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at home.
Melrose (1-1) scored all three of its runs in the first inning. Junior Ben Klaphake earned the win after pitching five innings and allowing one run. Klaphake struck out five.
Offensively, Melrose was led by senior Isaac Sawyer who went 2-for-2, and Trevor Sawyer, who went 2-for-3.
MORRIS 14, PAYNESVILLE 12
PAYNESVILLE – Nathan Meyer went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double for Paynesville in the loss.
ST. JOHN’S PREP 5-2, LPGE 0-0
COLLEGEVILLE – Alex Kendall pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 1 to set the tone for the Johnnies. Kendall racked up nine strikeouts. Jake Stock and Connor Stark-Haws were both 2-for-5 in Game 1 for the Johnnies (3-2).
Game 2 was a five-inning game and did not count in the conference standings.