Viking baseballers thump RTR, 12-3

The Minneota Vikings raised their season record to 5-3 with a 12-3 victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Friday.

With Brant Buysse on the mound the first four innings, Minneota took an 8-3. Teddy Pesch relieved Buysse as the Vikings added four more runs and Pesch held the line on the mound. Between the two pitchers they struck out 10 batters.

Buysse wasn’t limited to pitching. He also rapped out a pair of hits, knocked in three runs and stole a base. He’s been on a terror at the plate lately and Coach Keven Larson elevated him to the leadoff position. 

Pesch also delivered at the plate. He hit a big triple, was 2-3 and knocked in a pair of runs.

Cole Sanow doubled twice and scored three runs for Minneota.

Jared Baartman had a pair of hits including a double to lead the Knights. Payton Haas and Parker Wendland added doubles.

Minneota will play at Lakeview on Monday.


MINNEOTA (AB-R-H-RBI) Brant Buysse, p-2b 4-3-2-3; Thomas Hennen, ss, 3-1-1-1; Teddy Pesch, p-2b 3-1-2-2; Alex Pohlen, cf 3-1-2-0; Landon Abraham, lf 3-0-0-0; Sam Buysse, cf 3-0-0-0; Jaymes Moon, rf 3-1-0-0; Grady Moorse, 1b 0-0-0-0; Cole Sanow, dh 4-3-2-0; Jacob Hennen, 3b 1-2-0-0; Josh Laleman, 0-0-0-0. Totals 27-12-9-6.

RTR (AB-R-H-RBI) Hunter VanLerberghe, cf 3-0-1-1; Payton Haas, ss 3-0-2-0; Jake Fischer, p 4-0-0-0; Jared Baartman, 3b 3-1-2-0; Kyle Fischer, c 2-1-1-1; Collin Johnson, lf 3-1-0-0; Parker Wendland, 2b 3-0-1-0; Mason Brust, 1b 4-0-1-0; Tyson Weeks, rf 2-0-0-0. Totals 27-3-8-2.

Score by Innings

RTR            021 000 0 — 3  8 3

Minneota    221 340 x — 12 9 3

E-Minneota: Moorse, T. Hennen, Pesch; RTR: Johnson, Brust 2. LOB-RTR 10; Minneota 4. SB-Minneota: B. Buysse, T. Hennen, J. Hennen; RTR:VanLerberghe. SAC-Minneota: Pesch, Abraham, Sam Buysse. 2B-Minneota: B. Buysse, Pohlen, Sanow (2); RTR: Haas, Baartman, Wendland. 3B-Minneota: Pesch.

Pitching                  IP    R    ER    H    BB    K


B. Buysse (W)        4     3     3       5     3      6

Pesch                     3     0     0       3     2      4


J. Fischer (L)          4     8     5       8     1      2

other                       2     4     4       1     1      3

HP-Pohlen (by Fischer); Haas (by Pesch); Johnson (by Buysse).

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