Class C Saturday Roundup (Faribault): Tautges pitches gem in Buckman’s 4-0 win over Luverne

By Pat Beck

ScoreMonster Contributor

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Photos via Justin Braun Photography

Matt Taugtes pitched a five-hit, complete-game shutout with one walk to lead the Buckman Billygoats to a 4-0 win over the Luverne Redbirds.

Buckman took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Travis Kahl led off by reaching on an error. Joe Kahl sacrifice bunted him to second. Jack Suska doubles to right center to drive in Travis Kahl. Tautges drove in Suska with a single to center.

Noah Boser’s solo homer to right center gave Buckman a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning.

The Billygoats added to their lead to make it 4-0 with a run in the sixth on a double by Lane Girtz and an RBI single by Matt Kummet.

Suska batted 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Tautges finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Boser went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Five players had a hit each for Luverne: Derek Lundgren, Phil Paquette, Ben Serie, Declan Beers and Jack Haugen.

Haugen started on the mound and went five innings with three runs (two earned) on four hits, no walks and one strikeout in picking up the loss.

Kobe Lovell, a draftee from Windom, pitched the next two innings, allowing one run on four hits, one walk and one strikeout.

Ben Serie finished up the last two innings without allowing a run or hit while walking one.

Buckman next meets the winner of Waconia and Fergus Falls at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Faribault.

Bluffton 4, Hutchinson 3

In a wild finish, the Bluffton Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the 12th inning to edge the Hutchinson Huskies 4-3 on Saturday at Bell Field in Faribault.

Logan Pulju started the game-winning rally with a single to center. Isaac Hamann singled to put runners on first and second. Peyton Rondesveldt  then doubled to left center to drive in Pulju and Hamann to tie it 3-3. 

The game-winning run scored on an error when Josh Dykhoff’s fly ball to right bounced off the fielder’s glove and drove in Rondesveldt .

Hutchinson took a 3-1 lead in the top of the 12th on a two-run homer to left center by Adam Katzenmeyer. Cody Arlt, who was hit by a pitch, scored ahead of Katzenmeyer.

Bluffton took a 1-0 lead in bottom of sixth. Jake Dykhoff beat out infield hit, Justin Dykhoff hit an opposite field single to right center, and Wyatt Hamann drove in Jake Dykhoff with a single to center.

Hutchinson’s Lane Glaser hit a solo homer 350-feet plus over the center field fence to even the score 1-1 in the top of the seventh.

Isaac Hamann led the Braves in hitting, going 3-for-5 with a run. Wyatt Hamann batted 2-for-4 with an RBI. Rondesveldt and Josh Dykhoff both went 2-for-6.

Bluffton starting pitcher Jake Dykhoff went eight innings, giving up one run on six hits, one walk and 10 strikeouts.

Kolby Kiser, a draftee from Sebeka, earned the victory by throwing the last four innings with one earn on one hit and one strikeout.

Zach Kuseske started on the mound for Hutchinson, going seven innings and allowing one run on six hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.

John Weber, a draftee from Buffalo, pitched the next four innings for Hutchinson and didn’t allow a run on four hits, no walks and five strikeouts.

Mike Dockendorf, a draftee from Howard Lake, suffered the loss, pitching a third of an inning and allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits, no walks and no strikeouts.

Nisswa 6, Raymond 5

Nate Dechaine hit a walk-off, two-run double to the warning track in left in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Nisswa Lighting a 6-5 comeback win over Raymond Saturday at Bell Field in Faribault.

The Lightning loaded the bases on a single to left by Kody Ruedisili, a walk to Nic Nelson and an intentional walk to Jeremiah Piepkorn.

In light rain, Raymond jumped to 1-0 lead in top of first inning. Eli Nelson singled to center, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on an error on a high hop off the first baseman on a shot from Tyler Steen.

Nisswa tied Raymond 1-1 with a run in bottom of second. DeChaine and Aaron Jenkins led off with back-to-back walks, and Tyler Wittwer drove in DeChaine with a double down the left field line.

Raymond scored two in top of third to take 3-1 lead. Eli Nelson led off with walk. Brady Kienitz singled up the middle. Steen singled in Nelson. Mike Jeseritz walked. Caleb Ditmarson singled in Kienitz.

Raymond scored two more runs in fourth to up its lead to 5-1. Eli Nelson reached on infield hit. Kienitz singled to left. Steen singled in Nelson. John Sawatzky singled in Kienitz.

Nisswa cut Raymond’s lead to 5-4 with three runs in bottom of seventh. Ruedisili doubled in Wittwer who singled. Nic Nelson doubled in Matt Casperson, who walked, and Ruedlisili.

Raymond outhit Nisswa 13-8.

Steen led the Rockets, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs. Eli Nelson went 2-for-5 with three runs. Kienitz finished 2-for-5 with two runs. Jeseritz batted 2-for-3.

Wittwer paced the Lightning, batting 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Ruedisili went 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI. Nic Nelson and DeChaine both finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Nisswa starting pitcher Ryan Chmielewski lasted two innings, allowing two runs on four hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Brett Kramer pitched the next five innings with two earned runs on eight hits, no walks and six strikeouts.

DeChaine pitched the last two scoreless innings to earn the victory. He allowed one hit, one walk while striking out two.

Raymond starting pitcher Hunter Magnuson went 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on four hits, five walks and seven strikeouts.

Austin Deutz pitched the next 1 1/3 innings with no runs on two hits, no walks and one strikeout.

Alex Lotthammer entered in the bottom of the ninth and suffered the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.

Nisswa’s next game is on deck at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Faribault against the winner of Elrosa and New Ulm.

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