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KLEM Local Schedule (week of June 29




Le Mars (11-16/5-6) 6, Spencer 1

(SPENCER)  — Senior Janessa Milbrodt fired a one-hitter with ten strike outs  in a dominant pitching performance that sent Le Mars to a 6-1 Lakes Conference victory at Spencer Monday night.  Holly Schneider had a two-run homer to key a four-run fourth inning for the Lady Bulldogs as they improve to 11-and-16 for the season and 5-and-6 in conference play.  Le Mars hosts Western Christian Tuesday night at the Bulldogs Sports Complex in a freshman/J-V/varsity triple header.

Gehlen Catholic (16-11/8-2) 8, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 7

(GRANVILLE)  — Gehlen Catholic won a see-saw War Eagle Conference softball battle with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Monday night, 8-7, at Granville’s City Park.  H-M-S erased a 2-0 Gehlen lead with a six-run fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from Kenna Rieck.  The Lady Jays answered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to knot the score at 6-6, getting RBI singles from Katie Peters, Jaci Alesch and Taylor Peters.  Taylor Peters put Gehlen in front in the sixth with another RBI single followed by a RBI fielder’s choice by Melissa Schmit.  The Hawks scored in the seventh on Jaylin Rieck’s second RBI hit of the game but stranded runners at second and third as Meghen Heying slammed the door on the H-M-S rally, getting a couple of fly balls to end the game.  Taylor Peters, Jill Kessenich and Jaci Alesch paced a 14-hit attack for Gehlen with three hits each.  Jaylin Rieck had three hits for the Hawks.  The outcome leaves H-M-S and Gehlen tied for second place in the W-E-C at 8-and-2.  The Lady Jays are 16-and-11 for the season as they prepare to host top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield Wednesday night.


(#10-3A)Spencer 7, Le Mars (13-10/8-3) 4

(SPENCER)  — Number ten (3A) Spencer took a giant step toward ending Le Mars’ four-year reign as Lakes Conference baseball champs, beating the Bulldogs 7-4 Monday night to open up a two-game lead on the Dogs with three league games to play.  Spirit Lake remains one game back in the league standings but all of the head-to-head match-ups between Spencer, Le Mars and Spirit Lake have been completed.  Senior Brady Plueger shook off a rough fourth inning in which he walked four batters, two with the bases-loaded, to throw a complete game five-hitter for the winning Tigers.  Plueger, who came into the game with only five walks in his previous four starts, issued seven free passes Monday.  The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead thanks to the two bases-loaded walks in the fourth.  However, the lead was short-lived as Spencer struck for three runs in their half of the fourth on RBI hits by Blake Illg and Cooper Fox with a wild pitch adding a the third run.  Sam Polaschek and Brady Plueger added RBI doubles in the fifth and sixth respectively to give Spencer a 7-2 lead going into the seventh.  Le Mars scored twice in the seventh on Dayton Rand’s sacrifice fly and Gabe Eckstaine’s single but the five-run deficit proved too much to overcome.  Freshman Gabe Eckstaine took the loss for the Dogs to fall to 4-and-2 for the season.  Le Mars is now 13-and-10 for the season and they fall to 8-and-3 in league play.  The Dogs travel to Sioux Center Tuesday night for a non-league jv/varsity doubleheader.    

Gehlen Catholic (19-5/9-1) 10, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0, six innings

(GRANVILLE)  — Ryan Stoll threw a nifty four-hit shutout with one walk and nine strike outs Monday night for Gehlen Catholic to pitch the Jays to a 10-0, six-inning War Eagle Conference win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Granville’s Vosburg Field.  Noah Livermore drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single and a sacrifice fly and D.J. Loutsch drilled his first career home run, a two-run fifth inning shot.  Ty Kurth had two hits for the Jays.  Gehlen improves to 19-and-5 for the season and 9-and-1 in the War Eagle Conference.  Gehlen hosts Western Christian at the River View Complex Tuesday night in a non-conference match-up.


UPDATE: Just an update on Le Mars Community’s junior pitcher Dylan Harms who was hit in the face with a line drive Friday night while pitching in the JV game against Sioux City North.  According to head Bulldog coach Trent Eckstaine, Dylan was released from an Omaha hospital Sunday afternoon and is now resting at home.  He still has some swelling of the brain and will undergo some more testing Monday in Le Mars.  The prognosis sounds encouraging!  Doctors feel at this point that his eye will be o.k.  He does have some facial fractures including a broken nose.  Continue to prayer for Dylan’s recovery!


(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 11, Winnipeg Goldeyes 3

(major league baseball)

Cincinnati 11, Minnesota 7
Oakland 7, Colorado 1

Texas 8, Baltimore 1
Boston 3, Toronto 1
Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 1
Houston 6, Kansas City 1
L.A. Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 1

Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4
Arizona 10, L.A. Dodgers 6






Le Mars (12-16/6-6) 5, Western Christian 4

(LE MARS)  — Christina Konz laid down a perfect squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Jenn Schneider with the winning run as Le Mars edged Western Christian in a walk-off, 5-4 Lakes Conference softball victory Tuesday night at the Bulldogs Sports Complex.  The Lady Bulldogs used three well executed bunts in the seventh to produce the winning run.  After Jenn Schneider singled to left, Kalin Hardyk beat out a bunt for a hit.  Holly Schneider then bunted both runners to second and third before Konz laid down her game-winning bunt.  Konz also tied the game at 4-all in the fifth inning with a squeeze bunt that scored Holly Schneider.  Janessa Milbrodt threw a four-hitter for Le Mars with one walk and eight strike outs.  The win improves the Lady Bulldogs season record to 12-and-16 while their Lakes record is back to .500 now at 6-and-6.  Le Mars hosts Cherokee Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex in a parents night match-up.  The game will be carried on KLEM.


Le Mars (14-10) 11, Sioux Center 10

(SIOUX CENTER)  — Le Mars won a wild 11-10 victory at Sioux Center Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball match-up that improved the Bulldogs’ record to 14-and-10 for the season.  Sioux Center scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 6-3 deficit.  Le Mars answered with five runs in the top of the sixth to reclaim an 11-7 lead.  The Warriors added three more in the bottom of the sixth to close to within one.  Neither team scored in the seventh.  Starter Race Streker worked the first five innings to earn the win for Le Mars.  Keaton Candor and Caleb Cline each worked an inning in relief.  Cline earned a save with a shutout seventh inning, although he walked three batters before closing out the victory.  Keaton Candor had three hits and three RBI’s for the Bulldogs and Dayton Rand had three hits but no runs batted in.  Keegan Glade drove in four runs for Sioux Center.  Le Mars hosts Cherokee Wednesday at the Bulldog Complex.

Western Christian at Gehlen Catholic – cancelled

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 9, Winnipeg Goldeyes 6

(major league baseball)

Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 4, 14 innings
Minnesota 8, Cincinnati 5
Chicago White Sox 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings
Colorado 2, Oakland 1
Seattle 5, San Diego 0

Texas 8, Baltimore 6
Boston 4, Toronto 3
Cleveland 6, Tampa Bay 2
Houston 4, Kansas City 0
L.A. Angels 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3
Chicago Cubs 1, N.Y. Mets 0
Miami 5, San Francisco 3
Washington 6, Atlanta 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona 4, 10 innings






Cherokee at Le Mars (12-16/6-6)   – POSTPONED TO MONDAY, JULY 6

(#1-1A)Akron-Westfield 10, Gehlen Catholic (16-12) 0

(LE MARS)  — Bailey Davis tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out ten strikeouts for top-rated (1A) Akron-Westfield in a 10-0 win over Gehlen Catholic in non-conference softball at the River View Complex Wednesday night.  Desi Oltmanns three hits and three RBI’s for the Westerners and Kortney Hedlund drove in three runs with a double.  Taylor Peters, Melissa Schmit and Paris Schroeder each had a hit for Gehlen Catholic.  Emily Meyer took the loss for the Lady Jays, working five innings, giving up seven hits and four unearned runs.  Meghen Heying pitched the final two innings, walking five while surrendering three hits and six runs.  Gehlen falls to 16-and-12 for the season.  Akron-Westfield improves to 23-and-4 for the season.  Gehlen entertains Trinity Christian in a War Eagle Conference game Thursday night at the River View Complex in their regular season finale.  The Lady Jays open Regional tournament play Monday at home against West Sioux.



Cherokee 6, Le Mars (14-11/8-4) 1

(LE MARS)  — Junior Adam Cedar threw a complete game, six-hitter and although he lost his shutout bid in the bottom of the seventh, he pitched Cherokee to a 6-1 Lakes Conference baseball win over Le Mars Wednesday night at the Bulldog Complex.  The Bulldogs lone run scored on a fielder’s choice ground out by Kyle Kliever in the bottom of the seventh.  Prior to that Le Mars had two runners thrown out at the plate.  Joshua Nichols drove in two runs for the Braves, who have now won eight in a row to improve to 15-and-10 for the season and 8-and-4 in the Lakes Conference.  Le Mars falls to 14-and-11 and 8-and-4 in league play.  The loss officially brings an end to their four-year reign as Lakes Conference champions.  The travel weary Bulldogs board the bus again Thursday to play at Estherville/Lincoln Central before they get a much needed holiday weekend off.

(#10-1A)Gehlen Catholic (20-5) 4, Akron-Westfield 3

(LE MARS)  — Number-ten (1A) Gehlen Catholic had to rally from a 3-1 deficit to beat Akron-Westfield 4-3 Wednesday night at the River View Complex in a non-conference baseball match-up.  Ty Kurth got the win in relief and also delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning that gave the Jays their first lead of the night.  Lucas Hunt worked the first five innings for Gehlen, giving up six hits, four walks and two strike outs.  Kurth worked the final two innings, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out four.  Hunt and Kurth had two hits each at the plate and Jarod Steffes collected two hits for the Jays.  Gehlen improves to 20-and-5 for the season while Akron-Westfield drops to 13-and-12.  The Jays wrap up War Eagle Conference play with a home game Thursday night against Trinity Christian.  It will also be a preview of a 1A District tournament match-up.  Gehlen and Trinity meet July 14th at the River View Complex in their tournament opener.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 14, Winnipeg Goldeyes 0

(major league baseball)

Cincinnati 2, Minnesota 1
Oakland 4, Colorado 1
Seattle 7, San Diego 0
Pittsburgh 9, Detroit 3
Chicago White Sox 7, St. Louis 1

Toronto 11, Boston 2
N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 1
Baltimore 4, Texas 2
Cleveland 8, Tampa Bay 1
Houston 6, Kansas City 5

Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 5
Chicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 0, 11 innings
Miami 6, San Francisco 5
Atlanta 4, Washington 1
L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 3






Le Mars (13-16/7-6) 13, (#12-3A)Estherville/Lincoln Central 4

(ESTHERVILLE)  — Le Mars spotted number-12 (3A) Estherville/Lincoln Central a 3-0 lead after two innings before combining nine hits with ten walks and a hit-batsman to rally past the Midgets 13-4 Thursday night in Lakes Conference softball action at Estherville.  Jessica Van Otterloo had just one RBI for the season and was hitting just .121 when she delivered the key game-tying, two-run single in the fourth inning and then scored the go-ahead run on Holly Schneider’s RBI hit.  Le Mars added two more runs in the fifth, two more in the sixth and then finished E-L-C off with a five-run seventh, highlighted by Kassidy Rieken’s first home run of the year, a three-run blast to dead center.  Holly Schneider had four hits and scored three runs for the Lady Bulldogs.  Janessa Milbrodt overcame a shaky start to finish with an eight-hitter with eight strike outs.  Le Mars improves to 13-and-16 for the season and 7-and-6 in league play.  E-L-C finishes the regular season at 20-and-9 and closed out the Lakes Conference season with a 9-and-5 mark, good for second place.  Le Mars hosts Cherokee Monday in their regular season finale.  The game is a make-up from Monday’s rain out. 

Gehlen Catholic (17-12/9-2) 7, Trinity Christian 3

(GRANVILLE)  — The Gehlen Catholic girls started fast Thursday night in their War Eagle Conference game with Trinity Christian, scoring five runs in the first two innings enroute to a 7-3 victory at Granville’s City Park.  Melissa Schmit had two hits, including a two-run single to highlight a three-run first inning for the Lady Jays.  Gehlen was limited to just five hits by Koralee Heynen.  Meghen Heying countered with a four hitter.  One of those hits was a two-run homer by Kalie Vink during a three-run sixth inning to cut into a 7-0 deficit.  Gehlen Catholic closes out their 2015 regular season with a 17-and-12 record and finish at 9-and-2 in the War Eagle Conference, good for a second place tie with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.  The Lady Jays open 1A Regional tournament play Monday at home against West Sioux.  The game will be broadcast on KLEM starting at 6:50.


Estherville/Lincoln Central 5, Le Mars (14-12/8-5) 3

(#10-1A)Gehlen Catholic (21-5/10-1) 4, Trinity Christian 0

(GRANVILLE)  — Jarod Steffes and Morgan Kellen combined on a no-hitter Thursday night at Vosburg Field in Granville to pitch number-ten (1A) Gehlen Catholic to a 4-0 win over Trinity Christian in the War Eagle Conference finale for both schools.  Steffes worked the first six innings with three walks and seven strike outs.  Kellen struck out two in his one inning stint.  Ryan Stoll had a two -run single for the Jays and D.J. Loutsch and Ty Kurth added a RBI each.  Gehlen was limited to just three hits.  The Jays improve to 21-and-5 for the season and finish second in the War Eagle Conference at 10-and-1.  Gehlen entertains South O’Brien next Wednesday in a non-conference jv/varsity doubleheader at the River View Complex to wrap up the regular season.

(American Association baseball)

Winnipeg Goldeyes 13, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)

Pittsburgh 8, Detroit 4

Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 4, 10 innings
Texas 2, Baltimore 0
Boston 12, Toronto 6
Minnesota 2, Kansas City 0
Oakland 4, Seattle 0

Miami 5, San Francisco 4
Chicago Cubs 6, N.Y. Mets 1
Milwaukee 8, Philadelphia 7, 11 innings
Atlanta 2, Washington 1
San Diego 5, St. Louis 3, 11 innings
Arizona 8, Colorado 1







(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 12, Sioux Falls Canaries 1

(major league baseball)

Cleveland 5, Pittsburgh 2

N.Y. Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 5, 12 innings
Detroit 8, Toronto 6
Houston 12, Boston 8, 10 innings
L.A. Angels 8, Texas 2
Chicago White Sox 1, Baltimore 0
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2, 10 innings
Seattle 9, Oakland 5

Miami 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Washington 2, San Francisco 1
Milwaukee 12, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1
San Diego 2, St. Louis 1
Arizona 4, Colorado 3, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 2, L.A. Dodgers 1





(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Sioux Falls Canaries 1

(major league baseball)

Pittsburgh 1, Cleveland 0

N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2
Detroit 8, Toronto 3
Boston 6, Houston 1
Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore 2
Oakland 2, Seattle 0
Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3
L.A. Angels 13, Texas 0

Washington 9, San Francisco 3
St. Louis 2, San Diego 1
Chicago Cubs 7, Miami 2
Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 3
L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 5
Arizona 7, Colorado 3





(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Sioux Falls Canaries 4

(major league baseball)

Pittsburgh 5, Cleveland 3

Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 1
Toronto 10, Detroit 5
Boston 5, Houston 4
Baltimore 9, Chicago White Sox 1
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2
Seattle 2, Oakland 1
L.A. Angels 12, Texas 6

Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0, 10 innings
St. Louis 3, San Diego 1
Chicago Cubs 2, Miami 0
Colorado 6, Arizona 4
N.Y. Mets 8, L.A. Dodgers 0
Washington 3, San Francisco 1