Minneota senior Jacob Hennen, left, races home after a wild pitch in the Vikings' 13-3 victory Tuesday night during Senior Night at K.P. Kompelien Field. The story and statistics will appear in next week's edition.

Vikings hold off Adrian on road, 10-8

In a back-and-forth game, Minneota outlasted Adrian 10-8 on Thursday in Adrian.
Josh Schuelke and AJ Myhre had two hits apiece among the Vikings' seven hits.
"We had a good rebound game from the one earlier in the week (against Lac qui Parle Valley)," said Minneota coach Keven Larson. "Thor Fischer and Jacob Hennen pitched well for us. Thor pitched efficiently for us, throwing only 68 pitches in his start."
Fischer worked the first four innings for the win, allowing six hits and five earned runs and striking out three. Hennen earned the save with three innings of three-hit relief. He also fanned three. For the second game in a row, Minneota pitchers did not walk a batter.
Minneota scored three times in the top of the first inning, only to see Adrian match that number in the home half of the first inning.
The Vikings then grabbed a 5-3 led with two runs in the third and increased their advantage to 8-4 with three more runs in the fourth inning. Again, Adrian fought back to close within 8-7 in the fifth. Minneota then scored twice more in the sixth and hung on for the win.
Myhre and Carter Schuelke each swatted a double. Hennen and Braeden Panka had the other two hits for Minneota.
"We hit pretty well and endured a couple of untimely errors," said Larson. "Adrian is always a good hitting team, so we had to keep up with that. We ran the bases well and took advantage of a few errors on their part."

Minneota 10, Adrian 8
Minneota...................302 302 0 - 10 7 4
Adrian.......................301 031 0 - 8 9 6

Minneota hitting: Ben Skorczewski 0-for-3, 2 runs; Josh Schuelke 2-for-3, sb, run; Jacob Hennen 1-for-4, run, rbi; AJ Myhre 2-for-4, 2b, 2 sb's, 3 runs; Carter Schuelke 1-for-3, 2b, 3 sb's, 3 runs, rbi; Braeden Panka 1-for-3; Thor Fischer 0-for-3; Kaden Culver 0-for-1; Jonah Gruenes 0-for-2, 2 sb's; Cooper VanOverbeke 0-for-4

Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Thor Fischer (W) 4-6-7-5-0-3, Jacob Hennen (S) 3-3-1-1-0-3
Late result May 4
LQPV 7, Minneota 4

Ben Skorczewski rapped a three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie, but Lac qui Parle Valley rallied back with four runs in its half of the fourth, and then added single tallies in the fifth and sixth.
The Vikings managed only four hits off starting pitcher Avery Wittnebel and reliever Blake Wollschlager. Besides Skorczewski's homer, Jonah Gruenes had a single and double in four plate appearances. Braeden Panka had the other hit.
AJ Myhre hurled the first five innings for Minneota, in his first start of the season, and was touched for 12 hits and six runs. Jacob Hennen allowed only one hit and an unearned run over the final three frames. Neither pitcher walked a batter.

Minneota....................010 300 0 - 4 4 5
LQPV..........................100 411 x - 7 15 2

Minneota hitting: Ben Skorczewski 1-for-3, run, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Josh Schuelke 0-for-2; Jacob Hennen 0-for-2; AJ Myhre 0-for-3; Carter Schuelke 0-for-2; Braeden Panka 1-for-4; Kaden Culver 0-for-2, 2 runs; Jonah Gruenes 2-for-4, run, 2b, rbi; Cooper VanOverbeke 0-for-4

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