Class C Saturday roundup (Dundas): Former MVP Lucas leads Jordan, New Ulm downs Elrosa

By Mike Randleman

ScoreMonster contributor

news@mnbaseball.org

Photos via Michael Mingo/Twin Cities Photography

Jordan 5, Ada 1

The 2019 Class C state tournament MVP is playing like it again in 2022.

Joe Lucas slugged a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to lead the Jordan Brewers in a 5-1 defeat of the Ada Athletics. Lucas was named Player of the Game.

Also making a case for the accolade were Afton Koch and Nate Beckman. Koch had a game-high three hits and scored a run. Beckman slugged a double and allowed just six hits in a complete game shutout on the mound. Only one of the six hits allowed, a double, went for extra bases.

Jordan, the Region 6 champion and 2019 state champion, also received a two-run double by Alex Beckman.

The A’s, representing Region 10, won their first state tournament game since 2014 last weekend in a 5-4 victory against Plato.

Ada was led by 2-for-4 days from Blake Fetting and Sunny Resnick. Fetting drove in a run that gave Ada a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning.

Jordan responded in the bottom half and added three runs in the fourth inning.

The Brewers (32-9) advance to play 11 a.m. Sept. 3 in Dundas vs. the Bluffton Braves. Bluffton came back from two runs down in the 12th inning to beat the Hutchinson Huskies on Saturday.

New Ulm 12, Elrosa 2 (8 innings)

The New Ulm Brewers led wire to wire in a commanding 12-2 win Saturday in Dundas over the Elrosa Saints.

The Region 2 champion Brewers (31-3) jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning and never looked back in a 15-hit performance.

Cleanup hitter and designated hitter Hunter Ranweiler went 3-for-5 with a double four RBI. Center fielder Justin Hoffmann went 3-for-4 with four runs scored.

First baseman Trevor Nissen, right fielder Jaden Domeier and shortstop Andrew Peters each added two hits for the winning side.

Wade French pitched 6 ⅓ innings allowing five hits, two earned runs, four walks and striking out nine. The righthander helped his cause going 1-for-2 at the plate with a pair of runs batted in.

A young Saints (20-9) squad made their first state tournament appearance since 2018. They were led by a 2-for-4 day with a run scored by third baseman Peyton Winter.

Lefthanded starter Payton VanBeck took the loss. He allowed six runs (two earned), six hits and a walk to go with three strikeouts. Elrosa finished with five hits and four errors.

New Ulm committed one error.

The Brewers are making their fourth straight state tournament appearance. They advance to the round of 16 for the second year in a row to face the Nisswa Lightning.

Nisswa defeated the Raymond Rockets in walk-off fashion, 6-5, Saturday in Faribault.

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