In the high school season, Kenyon-Wanamingo baseball allowed Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s offense to run wild, collecting 16 runs in the two games the teams split.
That wasn’t the case Thursday.
Owen Hilke went six innings allowing one hit and Colin Sviggum came in for the final inning to combine for a one-hit performance in K-W Post 78’s 4-2 win Thursday at Z-M.
Post 78 collected six hits led by two from Trevor Steberg. Steberg doubled, scored a run and drove in a run.
Monday’s game at Goodhue was postponed due to unplayable field conditions. That gives K-W plenty of time to prepare for the 32nd annual DQ Grill & Chill Legion Classic in Ely.
There, K-W will play 5:30 p.m. Friday vs. Roseau, 9:30 a.m. Saturday vs. the Minnetonka Mud Hens, 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Ely and 9:30 a.m. Sunday vs. Hawley.
The Mud Hens' roster differs from Minnetonka High School’s. Roseau High School went 13-7 and is a Class AA squad like K-W.
Also in the high school season, Class A Ely finished 19-7 and was a win away from state. Class AA Hawley was 11-11.
Cook County is the only team in the tournament K-W will not face. Tournament standings are determined by record with head-to-head as first tiebreaker followed by runs allowed then runs scored.
K-W finished 2-2 at this tournament a year ago with the only recurring opponent being Ely, which won 5-1.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 4, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 2
K-W batting — Trevor Steberg 2-3, 2B, R, RBI; Tate Erlandson 1-2, 2 BB, R, SB; Cole Flom 1-3, 2B, BB, SB; Colin Sviggum 1-3, 2 R; Garrett Grove 1-4, SB; Owen Hilke 0-2, BB, HBP, SB; Luke Berg 0-2, BB; Tyler Craig 0-3, RBI, 3 SB; Riley Horn 0-3, RBI
K-W pitching — Hilke (W) 6IP-1H-0ER-2R, 1BB-8K-88P, Sviggum (S) 1IP-0H-0ER-0BB-0K-11P