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Tyler Tribute - Page 12 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports The softball Lady Knights had their hitting shoes on Monday night as they would sweep the visiting Blackjacks from Dawson. Under very nice weather conditions to start the games, the Lady Knights would bang out 20 hits in the two games while holding the Black- jacks to only seven hits in the two games. The first game was a short one as the Knights used the ten-run rule to complete things after only four and one half inning of play. The team took advan- tage of seven Jack errors to get some easy runs. After the Jacks opened the game with a run in their half of the first inning, the Knights would score five runs in their half. RBIs by Jenny Reyes, Maryn Johan- sen and Courtney Snyder accounted for three of the runs. The big hit of the in- ning was a single by Rha- egyn Petersen that pro- duced two runs. The only other hit of the inning was a single by Morgan John- son. Both teams scored an unearned run in the second inning to make the score 6-2. The Blackjacks would add two runs in the third inning on only one hit and two RTR errors. The Knights blasted out five hits in the third inning to score five more runs. Courtney Snyder and Pe- tersen led off with singles and Cora Alderson drove them both in with a loud triple to right field. Mor- gan Johnson, after a single, scored on a double by Mackenzie Buchert. Jenny Reyes drove home Buchert with a single. The Knights added three more runs in the fourth inning on five more hits. Alderson nailed another double for an RBI. Buchert added her second double of the game for an RBI. Kylea Baartman drove in the final RTR run of the game with a single. Morgan Johnson had three hits in the game while Cora Alderson, Rhaegyn Petersen and Mackinzie Buchert each had two hits. Jenny Reyes, Kylea Baart- man and Courtney Snyder each had one knock. Alder- son and Buchert had three and two RBIs respectively. Courtney Snyder had an outstanding game playing defense at third base, mak- ing many great plays and using her strong throw- ing arm to gun down base runners. Kylea Baartman was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs and two hits in the game. She struck out three Jack batters. The second game was much closer and more exciting from a fan stand- point. The Blackjacks were the home team in the sec- ond game. The Jacks scored a run in the bottom of the first and added on with three runs in the second inning on three hits and two RTR errors to own a 4-0 lead. The Knights tied things up in their half of the third inning. Petersen was HBP and Cora Alderson singled to right. A double steal was next on the agenda. Two Jack errors scored two runs. Maryn ]ohansen tied the game with a ground out and the RBI. The Blackjacks regained the lead with two runs in the fourth inning. They achieved that success without a hit. The score af- ter four innings was 6 to 4 for the Jacks. The Knights got a run back in the sixth inning as Alderson reached base on an error and scored on hits by Buchert and Baartman, with Baartman getting the RBI. The seventh and final in- ning was the exciting one for the visiting Knights. They would score five runs on four hits to get them- selves a four-run advan- tage heading into the final at bat for the Blackjacks. Kiley Griesse and Ra- gan Mitchell reached base on walks with one out. Rhaegyn Petersen drove home the tying run with a hit to center field. Cora Alderson got the lead with an infield hit for the RBI. Morgan Johnson singled to left before Kylea Baartman added the final two runs with a hit to left field for two RBIs. The Lady Knights out- hit the Jacks 8 to 7 in the game. Alderson had three hits. Baartman had two hits and three RBIs. John- son, Petersen and Buchert each had one hit. Kylea Baartman was the winning pitcher, allowing five runs on the seven hits. She struck out three bat- ters. Mackenzie Buchert pitched one plus innings in the game striking out one batter. She ran into control problems in her second in- ning of work. The Lady Knights had some base running prob- lems early in the game. The bats also had some holes in them as 11 RTR batters were struck out in the game. With the two wins the Lady Knights have achieved six wins for the season. Both of the wins against Dawson-Boyd were Camden conference games. Keep up the good play Ladies! By Mark Wilmes tributeeditor@gmail.com The RTR track teams competed in the Dick Da- vidson Invitational in Slay- ton on May 11. The boys finished in sixth place with the girls ending up in 10th. Top five finishers were as follows: Boys 200 Meters 5th Place - Jayden Strand - 24.29 400 Meters 3rd Place - Tucker Baune - 56.20 4x100 Relay 3rd Place - Garrett Kern, Jan Lucero, ]ayden Strand, Tare Thooft - 48.07 4x200 Relay 1st Place - Garrett Kern, Tate Thooft, Tucker Baune, Jayden Strand - 1:38.52 4x400 Relay 5th Place- Tucker Baune, Jose Hernandez, Garrett Kern, Cade Jorgensen - 4:01.45 Shot Put 4th Place - Evan Swan- son - 41-07.00 Triple Jump 3rd Place - Cade ]or- gensen - 36-05.25 The girls' top finisher was the 4x100 Relay team of Katie Ekema, Brooke Thomsen, Jaylen Miller and Shawna Thomsen with a time of 58.61. Advanced external-beam radiation therapy, offering enhanced imaging and precise beams of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Participation in national and international research. Offering the region's only 24/7 navigation call center devoted to helping cancer patients. A comprehensive approach to treatment that encompasses spiritual and restorative services, with the belief that a mind at peace can help the body heal. Call anytime for cancer-related guidance and support: 888-422-1410 Learn more at Avera.org/cancer 16-ACAI-4853 Cancer Institute inn By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports Under great golfing con- ditions on Monday the RTR Lady Knights shot a 203 to finish second to the Minneota Vikings. The Vi- kings would shoot a 176. The 203 by the Knights was their best team score of the year. Canby would finish in third place with a226. The Lady Knights were led by McKinley Schreurs, who shot her best round ever with a 48. Ashley Borchert nailed a 50. Rylie Hess and Skylar Borresen also hit their low career round with a 52 and 53 re- spectively. Allie Christian- son improved her average score for the year with a nice nine-hole round of 56. Grace Ekema had some problems on this day with a75. The medalist for the girls was Heidi Guttorms- son of Minneota with a 38. Laura Knutson and Caro- lyn Hoffman of the Vikings both shot a 45. Lakeview took home team honors for the boys with a 180. Minneota had a 184 and Canby finished with a 187. The medalist for the boys was Elijah Sterner with a score of 41. Sawyer Hansen of the Lancers shot a 42 for second place. An- drew Williams and Landen Buse of the Knights shot a 50 and 51 respectively. The golf teams partici- pated in Cottonwood and Minneota respectively on Tuesday with five teams shooting at both sites. The girls played their 18 holes in Cottonwood where the LQPV Eagles took top honors with a score of 351. Minneota fin- ished second with a score of 360. The RTR girls shot their best 18-hole round of the year, breaking 400. Their 397 score was good enough for third place. Dawson-Boyd and Laker- iew shot 437 and 453, re- spectively. The medalist for the girls was Rachel Halvorson of LQPV with a 77. Heidi Gut- tormsson of Minneota shot a 78 for second place. Ashley Borchert of the Lady Knights fired a very nice round of 94 to lead her team. Skylar Borresen would shoot her best 18- hole round of her career with a score of 97. McKin- ley Schreurs and Rylie Hess completed the Knight scoring with scores of 101 and 105. The LQPV boys shot a 332 at Minneota to win that meet. Lakeview fin- ished second with a 360. Minneota shot a 387 for third place. Dawson-Boyd and RTR had incomplete teams. Boone VanOverbeke led the Knight scoring with an 18-hole score of 94. An- drew Williams and Luke Buse would shoot a 109 and 117 respectively for the Knights. Well, the weather is fi- nally cooperating so golf is now the main work activity on my schedule. Yes, I have already failed to follow my own rules when I should golf. With my advanced age, the temperature must be at least 60 degrees. The sun must be shining and NOT raining. Last Wednes- day some idiot was golfing with temperatures about 54 degrees. The sun was not shining and it was raining. I will have to talk to that person. The ~bleskiver tourna- ment is fast approaching. If your team wishes to golf again this year, your entry fees must be turned in by June 1. The tournament is July 21. The men's league starts Kope's Short Shots By Jim Kopel on May 25. The Ivanhoe league starts on Wednes- day, May 17. Both of these leagues start golfing at 5:30 p.m. The Ladies league needs couples to sign up. Please contact the clubhouse if you wish to participate. League play for the Ladies would start June 6 if there is enough interest. Something new will be tried this year. A Couples golf night is being planned for Friday, May 19. The rules meeting will be at 6 p.m. The cost will be $20 per couple. Nine holes will be golfed with 100 per- cent payback. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Please call the clubhouse (247-3242) to register for the first evening. The next scheduled night will be June 2. Remember, if you have something golf-worthy, call me or contact the clubhouse about the great shot or lousy chip. Until next time, a lot of our golf is probably like the gentle- man who golfed and was asked how his round went. He replied; "My drives stayed out of the water, my irons stayed out of the sand and my putts stayed out of the hole." Baseball team suffers tough By Jim Kopel Tribute Sports The RTR baseball squad entertained the Minneo- ta Vikings last Friday in Ruthton. The Knights were short-handed as three starters were not available for this game. The game was a very close one for five innings as the score at that time was i to 1. How- ever, the Vikings, who had lost only one game all year, jumped on the Knights for nine runs in the sixth in- ning on their way to an 11 to i win. Hunter Vanlerberghe started on the hill for the Knights and probably had his best effort of the year. He would go five plus in- nings and give up only two hits while allowing five runs, only two of them earned runs. He struck out five Viking batters. The key stat for the game was the errors by the Knights. They had sev- en of the little things for the game. They would sur- vive four of them through the first five innings, but couldn't get by the dread- ful sixth inning. The Vikings scored a run in the first on a double and a ground out. An outstand- ing catch by Jared Baart- man on a line drive in the third inning prevented any runs by the Vikings. An RTR error in the inning could have been harmful if not for the catch. The Knights tied the game in their half of the third inning. A leadoff sin- gle by Tucker Baune got it started. A nice bunt by Ty- son Weets moved Baune to second base. lake Fischer would deliver the base knock for the RBI and the tying run. The Knights had a great chance to get the lead in their half of the fifth inning. Collin Johnson led offwith a single to right-center. Baune would attempt the bunt and the throw to first was thrown down the line by the Vikings. A strikeout by the Knights followed, but Baune did reach sec- ond base on a steal. A walk to Fischer loaded the bas- es with one out. However, a pop-up and a strikeout by the home team Knights meant no runs. The big sixth inning by the Vikings saw them col- lect only two hits off three different RTR pitchers. Walks and some more er- rors led to many unearned runs. The Knights could do nothing the final two in- nings at bat. They would get only three hits in the game compared to seven for the Vikings. The Vi- kings had only the one er- ror in the game. The Knights also trav- eled to Prinsburg on Tues- day. They would also lose to CMCS by a score of 10 to 1. Jake Fischer, Hunter Vanlerberghe and Jared Baartman did the pitch- ing for the Knights. All of them pitched about three innings in the game. The Knights had only two hits in the game. 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