Vikings turn back Red Rock, 9-6

Vikings turn back Red Rock, 9-6

By Scott Thoma

Peyton Gillund drove in four runs and Jayden Gamrak belted a solo home run as Minneota upended Red Rock Central 9-6 Friday at K.P. Kompelien Field in Minneota.
Trailing 2-0 after the first inning, the Vikings (5-3) pushed four runs across in the second inning and never trailed again. In that frame, Tyler Gronke and Jackson Lacek each singled in a run before Gillund stroked a two-run single.
Red Rock Central tallied a lone run in the top of the third to close within 4-3, but Minneota answered three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
In the fifth inning, Gillund had an RBI double and scored on a Sheik's double. A balk forced home the third run.
Gamrak, in a pinch-hitting role, led off the sixth inning with his home run to make is 8-3. Tyler Gronke reached on an error and advanced to third on two passed ball. Gillund then plated Gronke with a sacrifice fly.
Sheik pitched the first three innings for Minneota. He gave up seven hits and three runs. Gillund then tossed the final four innings for the win, allowing three hits and three runs. Red Rock scored three times in the top of the seventh and had the bases loaded with one out. Gillund then stuck out the final two batters to secure the win.

Minneota 9, Red Rock 6
Red Rock..........................201 000 3 - 6 10 1
Minneota.........................040 032 x - 9 7 0

Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 2-for-4, run, sb, 2 sb, 4 rbi; Peyton Sheik 1-for-3, run, 2b, rbi; Isaac Pohlen 0-for-4; Jonah Gruenes 0-for-2, run; Keaton Jurrens 0-for-1, run; Ryan Dalager 0-for-3; Ryan Meagher 1-for-2, run; Jayden Gamrak 1-for-1, solo HR, run, rbi; Tyler Gronke 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Jackson Lacek 1-for-2, run, rbi

Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Peyton Sheik 3-7-3-3-1-4, Peyton Gillund (W) 4-3-3-3-3-7

Minneota 4, YME 1
(Result Thursday, May 5)
Sophomore right-hander Ryan Dalager turned in an outstanding pitching performance, hurling a complete-game two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
The Vikings (4-3), who collected eight hits in the win, scored a run in the first inning on a single by Peyton Gillund, an error, and a pair of groundouts.
Minneota added two runs in the fourth when Peyton Sheik singled, advanced to second on a groundout, and scored on a one-out single by Jonah Gruenes. After Keaton Jurrens singled, Gruenes scored on a bunt single by Dalager.
The scoring was capped in the fifth inning when Sheik singled again and scored on a double by Isaac Pohlen.
Losing pitcher Bryce Sneller went the distance for Yellow Medicine East, allowing eight hits while walking none and striking out seven.

Minneota 4, YME 1
Minneota..................................100 210 0 - 4 8 1
YME..........................................000 100 0 - 1 2 1

Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 1-for-4, run; Peyton Sheik 2-for-3, run; Isaac Pohlen 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Jonah Gruenes 1-for-3, run, rbi; Keaton Jurrens 1-for-3; Ryan Dalager 1-for-2, rbi; Parker Bradley 1-for-1; Ryan Meagher 0-for-3; Tyler Gronke 0-for-3; Jackson Lacek 0-for-3.

Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Ryan Dalager (W) 7-2-1-1-2-10

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