Mudhens blank Dawson, fall to Dumont
After turning back Dawson 5-0 in the Region 9C playoffs on Saturday in Madison, the Minneota Mudhens fell to Dumont 9-1 on Sunday.
Minneota will now take on Cottonwood at 4 p.m. Saturday in Rosen in the double-elimination tournament. If the Mudhens wins that game, they would play again at 4 p.m. on Sunday in Rosen.
(Game Sunday, July 26)
Dumont 9, Minneota 1
The Mudhens managed only three hits against Dumont pitcher Jordan Roos, including two by Jake Leighton and one by Adam Durfee.
Minneota lost to Dumont 8-3 in a regular season game on July 12.
Minneota starter Danny Hennen held the Saints (6-1) in check through four innings until James Paul cracked a two-run homer in the fifth inning for the first runs of the game.
Dumont added three more runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth.
Hennen absorbed the loss, allowing only five hits over 62/3 innings. He gave up four runs, while walking one and striking out six. Beau Buysse relieved in the seventh and Adam Durfee finished up in the eighth.
Minneota's lone run came in the ninth inning.
Roos went the distance on a three-hitter. He walked three and struck out six.
Minneota.......................000 000 001 - 1 3 2
Dumont.........................000 020 34x - 9 10 2
Minneota hitting: Jake Leighton 2-for-4, Adam Durfee 1-for-2
2B-Leighton, Durfee. BB-Durfee, Hennen, Jaymes Moon. SB-Moon.
Dumont hitting: James Paul 3-for-5, Jordan Roos 1-for-4, Kyle Bjugstad 1-for-4, Erik Deal 1-for-3, Mason Lampe 1-for-5, Matt Thielen 1-for-5, Paul Zach 1-for-4, Pat Kussets 1-for-3.
2B-Bjugstad, Lampe. HR-Paul.
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Danny Hennen (L) 62/3-5-4-4-1-6, Beau Buysse 2/3-5-5-5-2-1, Adam Durfee 2/3-0-0-0-1-2
Dumont pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Jordan Roos (W) 9-3-1-1-3-6
(Game Saturday, July 25)
Minneota 5, Dawson 0
Preston Nuy tossed eight shutout innings and struck out 10 as the Minneota Mudhens blanked the Dawson Drakes 5-0 in the first round Saturday in Madison.
The temperature at game time was in the mid-90s and was partnered with high humidity.
"(The heat) didn't really affect me," said Mudhens catcher Austin DeVlaeminck, his face dripping with perspiration after catching all nine innings. "I like it hot like this."
While Nuy was in control in the hill, the Mudhens collected all nine of their hits over the first five innings off losing pitcher Josh Staab.
Adam Durfee, Austin Buysse, Danny Hennen and Brock Buysse had two hits apiece.
Minneota opened the scoring in the second inning when Hennen singled with one out, moved to second on a single by Brock Buysse, and scored on the first of five Dawson errors.
Adam Durfee singled with one out in the second inning, advanced to third on a single by Austin Buysse, and scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by DeVlaeminck to make it 2-0.
The Mudhens broke through for three more unearned runs in the fifth inning. Jake Leighton led off the inning with a double and came around to score on a two-out throwing error to make it 3-0.
Austin Buysse then singled and also came around to score on two more errors. DeVlaeminck, who reached on an error, then scored the final run on a long double to the left field fence by Hennen.
Preston Nuy gave way to Zach Nuy for the final inning. Zach Nuy allowed a leadoff double before enticing a groundout, and then struck out the final two batters to end the game.
The Mudhens did not commit an error in the game.
Staab was relieved by Chance Engesmoe to start the sixth innings. Engesmoe threw three hitless innings of relief.
Minneota 5, Dawson 0
Dawson..........................000 000 000 - 0 5 5
Minneota........................011 030 00x - 5 9 0
Minneota hitting: Jake Leighton 1-for-3, 2b; Adam Durfee 2-for-4; Austin Buysse 2-for-4; Danny Hennen 2-for-4, rbi; Brock Buysse 2-for-3.
SF-DeVlaeminck. BB-Leighton, Tyson Sonnenburg. SB-Beau Buysse, Austin Buysse.
Dawson hitting: Braxton Thompson 1-for-4; Nolan Harding 1-for-4; Braden Thompson 1-for-4; Josh Staab 1-for-4, 2b; Chance Engesmoe 1-for-4; Griffin Johnson 1-for-3.
SB-Braxton Thompson, Harding. HBP-Scott Ochsendorf.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Minneota - Preston Nuy (W) 8-5-0-0-0-10, Zach Nuy 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Dawson: Josh Staab (L) 5-9-5-1-1-1, Chance Engesmoe 3-0-0-0-2-0