Riding a five-game winning streak, the Montevideo baseball team has taken over the lead in the West Central Conference South standings with a 10-1 record. BOLD also has one loss.
The Thunder Hawks will conclude the conference season by hosting Morris/Chokio-Alberta Tuesday. Montevideo will travel to Pipestone for a non-conference game on Monday. Section 3AA tournament play begins May 26.
Jordan Thompson pitched six innings of five-hit ball to lead the Thunder Hawks to a 6-0 home win over Lac qui Parle Valley last Thursday. Thompson gave up no walks, while striking out four Eagles.
Montevideo got two hits each from Joe Bednar, Brett Bergeson and Colton Vien.
The T-Hawks scored three runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Joe Bednar and Tanner Lindemann and a run-scoring double by Bergeson.
Montevideo swept a double-header from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City here on Monday by scores of 11-8 and 25-15.
Kyle TeBeest was the winning pitcher in the opener, coming on in relief in the third inning, with Thompson getting a save.
Joe Bednar led Montevideo’s 13-hit attack by going 3-for-5, with a double. Bergeson was 2-for-4, with a triple, double and three RBI. Lindemann, Austin Hoehne and Thompson all had two hits, including a double.
Montevideo exploded for 12 runs in the third inning and went on to rout the Falcons 25-15 in five innings in the second game.
Vien went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI, and TeBeest was 3-for-4, with three RBI. Joe Bednar, Bergeson, Lindemann, Thompson and Jake Bednar all had a pair of hits.
Thompson got credit for the win, coming on in the fifth inning to put out a Falcons rally.
Vien tossed a five-hitter with eight strikeouts as the T-Hawks topped Benson 5-3 here on Tuesday.
Run-scoring singles by Jake Bednar and Thompson, combined with three Benson errors, staked Montevideo to a 4-0 first-inning lead.
Jake Bednar had a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Lindemann had a triple.