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Saints wallop Stingers, 15-2

MONTROSE – The DC Saints outhit the Montrose-Waverly Stingers 18-3 in a seven-inning, 15-2 victory Sunday on the road.

The Saints scored 12 runs in the first three innings, with eight of the nine starters collecting at least two hits.

Collin Krick drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in the first inning, and a two-run single in the third. Ben Lindquist and Andrew Carlson added three hits apiece, with Cy Flick collecting two hits and three RBI.

Jordan Flick went the distance for DC, giving up two earned runs on three hits through seven innings. He struck out five, and did not walk a batter.

Legion drops two at Avon Tournament; falls to Howard Lake

Cokato Legion Post #209 dropped two games at the Avon Tournament Saturday, losing 8-4 to Willmar and 3-0 to the St. Cloud Chutes, before losing to Howard Lake 7-3 Monday.

Against Willmar, Jackson Martin hit a 3-run home run in the third inning to tie the game at 3-3, and Sanders Asplin drove in a run with an HBP in the fourth inning to re-tie the game at 4-4, but Willmar scored four runs in the fifth – three coming on a home run by NCAA D1 recruit Drey Dirksen – to score an 8-4 victory.

In the second game of the tournament, Cokato managed just one hit against the St. Cloud Chutes in a 3-0 loss.

Asplin had the lone hit in the game for Post #209, a single in the fourth inning.

Ethan Mayer pitched well in defeat, giving up just one earned run in six innings. He walked one, and struck out six.

Against Howard Lake, Post #209 scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3, as Noah Halonen and Jaeger Ohm both scored on an error off the bat of Cole Evjen.

However, Howard Lake scored four unanswered runs to take a 7-3 victory.

Ohm took the loss, giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings. He walked five, and struck out three. Asplin gave up three runs (two earned) in two innings, with Collin Krick picking up the final two outs.

Jacob Niemela had two of Cokato’s three hits in the game.

Gillman qualifies for Junior USATF National Tournament in 100m dash, pole vault

FARGO – DC track & field athlete Monte Gillman, who will be entering eighth grade this fall, qualified for the Junior USA Track & Field National Tournament in both the 100m dash and pole vault following the USATF Regional Tournament in Fargo, ND July 5-7.

Gillman took third in the 100m dash at the USATF Regional, with a time of 12.10.

He also took third in the pole vault, with a clear of 10-4.

Both results qualified him for the USATF National Tournament.

Monte’s mom, Dawn Gillman, credited the Zero Gravity Pole Vault Club (coached by Paul Herda and his assistant Mitch) for Monte’s rapid improvement in the pole vault.

“Mitch has had a big impact on Monte,” said Dawn Gillman. “They’re a great bunch of kids, amazing mentors, and very welcoming.

The Junior USA Track & Field National Championships will be held in Sacramento, CA from July 22-28.

ED Sports Schedule, week of July 12-18


Cokato Legion vs. STMA (Saints Field), Pork Chop Feed, 4 p.m.

DC Saints vs. Delano, 7:30 p.m. (continuing Pork Chop Feed)


Cokato Kernels at Maple Plain, 2 p.m.

DC Saints vs. Buffalo (Youth Baseball Day), Saints Field, 2 p.m.


Cokato Legion vs. Providence, 7 p.m., Saints Field


Cokato Kernels at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cokato Legion vs. Cold Spring, 7 p.m., Saints Field


Cokato Kernels at Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m.

DC Saints at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Kernels demolish Stingers

WAVERLY– The Kernels came on strong late in a 16-1 victory over Montrose-Waverly Sunday.

Through three innings, the game was knotted at 0-0.

But Cokato progressively flexed their muscles, scoring 16 runs in the final four innings, including an eight-run seventh.

“Our young guys really carried us today offensively,” said Kernels manager Nick Corbin.

Sanders Asplin led the Kernels with three hits, with Smith, Schmitz, and Kantola adding two hits each.

Eight Kernels had at least one hit.

Vinne Pokornowski went all seven innings for Cokato, giving up just one run on five hits and no walks, while striking out five.

Blues knock off Saints, 13-7

LITCHFIELD – After committing six errors against Maple Lake, the Saints once again struggled in the field, committing seven errors in a 13-7 loss to Litchfield Sunday.

Ben Lindquist took the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) through four innings.

Austin Zweibohmer gave up seven runs (five earned) through three innings, while James Howell struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning.

Gus Flick continued his hot streak of late, going 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Andy Haataja also went 3-for-3, while Trent Thinesen had two doubles and three runs scored.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.