Cornbelt Roundup: Wood Ducks get their first win of the year

The Humboldt-Hartford Wood Ducks hit 4 home runs Sunday, and they needed all of them in a 19-13 win over Dell Rapids PBR. J.J. Jesson and Andrew Zimmer each homered twice in the slugfest, as the two teams combined for 32 runs on 32 hits. 

Jesson’s first solo homer came in the 1st inning, and gave the Wood Ducks a one run lead. PBR then took advantage of 2 walks and 2 errors to score 5 runs in the 2nd innings. But the Wood Ducks just never stopped scoring, putting up at least one run in every inning. PBR had another big inning in the 7th, scoring 4 runs to pull within 1. But the Wood Ducks answered with 5 in the bottom of the inning to preserve the lead. 

Jesson finished the game 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Nate Adrian drove in 4 runs for the Wood Ducks. Logan Larson got the win, after allowing 5 runs and striking out 5 over 5 innings. 

For PBR, Matt Gillogly was 4-for-5 with 4 RBI, mostly thanks to a 3-run homer in the 7th. Grant Sweeter took the loss for Dell Rapids. 

The win was the first of the season for the Wood Ducks. 

Mudcats walk to the win

The Madison Broncos out hit the Dell Rapids Mudcats on Sunday, but that was about the only thing that went Madison’s way, in a 13-2 Mudcats win. Madison committed 5 errors, and walked a shocking 16 batters in the loss. Dalton Lehnen had 2 hits and 2 RBI for Dell Rapids. He also picked up the win, throwing 6 innings and allowing just 1 run while striking out 9. 

Tyler Tappe took the loss, after giving up 4 runs in 2 innings. Peyton Wolf and Logan Albee had the only RBI for Madison. 

Salem back to .500 

Jacob Vonberge had a home run, Luke Loudenburg threw 7 innings, and the Salem Cubs beat the Flandreau Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday. Salem scored 6 runs on just 5 hits, but took advantage of 5 walks and a pair of errors by the Cardinals. 

Issac Anderson picked up the win in relief of Loudenburg. Anderson gave up 1 unearned run over the final two innings. Drew Weber took the loss for Flandreau.

Gamecocks win their 7th game of the year

Briggs Havlik had 3 hits, Cam Quigley drove in two, and the Humboldt-Hartford Gamecocks beat the Colman A’s 4-2 on Sunday. Carver Hultgren picked up the win. Hultgren gave up 2 runs over 4 innings, while striking out 2. Jonah Rechtenbaugh threw 5 shutout innings in relief.

Ian Barker and Chris Burke each hit solo homers for Colman.