Preston Ohm, freshman, pitched a 2-0 shutout for the Cougars in Zumbrota Tuesday in a game against Cannon Falls that gave them the Hiawatha Valley League title.

The two teams play again Thursday in Cannon Falls and that game could be a factor in determining which team is the top seed in the Section 1AA playoffs.

Ohm scattered 5 hits while striking out 13 Bombers hitters.  He walked 2 batters, hit a batter and threw 107 total pitches, 77 for strikes.

Jack Meyers, sophomore, pitched well also for Cannon Falls, allowing 7 hits with no walks, 8 strikeouts, 2 hit batters.  Meyers had 88 pitches through six innings with 59 strikes.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa collected two runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Hunter Streit, junior, had a 2 RBI hit scoring Jack Krier, junior and Frank Flicek, sophomore,.

Krier, Ohm and Streit had 2 hits each in the thrilling game.

Cannon Falls lead-off hitter Elliott Nelson, senior, tallied 2 hits including a double and was hit by a pitch.

Meyers, Tyler Johnston, senior, Jackson Ekstrom, junior had the other Bombers hits.

KDHL is scheduled to bring you the Thursday game at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls.  First pitch is 5:00 p.m.  Coverage will start 4:50 p.m.

Z-M is now 12-3, Cannon Falls 14-3 on the season.

In another game with Gopher Conference title possibilities, United South Central defeated New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 2-1 meaning the Rebels are tied for first place with Kenyon-Wanamingo.

The Knights play NRHEG Friday in Wanamingo.  If K-W wins Friday their game against USC on Saturday morning at 11 will determine the Gopher Conference Champion.

Northfield defeated Red Wing 4-0 to take over first place in the Big Nine Conference where they use a point system to determine the Conference Champion,

Every game played in the Big Nine counts.  If teams play once it's a two point game.  Twice, each game win is a point.

The Raiders have 15 points with a 11-2 conference mark.  The Wingers 14 points, 10-3.  Rochester Mayo has 14 points with a 9-2 record.

Northfield entertains Century Thursday, Mayo Monday with 3 total points on the line.

Red Wing has Owatonna in a two point affair Wednesday in Red Wing and needs to play Austin.  Four points are possible there.

Mayo has a possible 5 points left according to the Big Nine Conference website.

Here are other Tuesday baseball scores:

  • John Marshall   7   Faribault   2
  • Winona  5   Mankato East   4
  • Winona  7   Mankato West   5
  • Pine Island  3   Kasson-Mantorville   1
  • Chatfield   5   Rochester Lourdes    4
  • United South Central   5   NRHEG   4
  • Mabel-Canton   7   GMLOK    3
  • P-E-M    8   Randolph    0
  • Caledonia   17   Mabel-Canton   7
  • Jordan   11   Mound Westonka   6
  • Southland   14   Houston   0
  • Tri-City United   10   Blooming Prairie   0
  • Austin   8   Rochester Century    5
  • LaCrescent   2  Fillmore Central/Lanesboro   0
  • LaCrescent   7   Fillmore Central/Lanesboro   4
  • St. Peter   3   LeSueur-Henderson   1
  • Lewiston-Altura   13  Rushford-Peterson   5
  • Rochester Mayo   2   Mankato East   0
  • Northfield    9    Red Wing  0
  • St, Charles   8   Wabasha-Kellogg   5
  • Caledonia   17    Cotter    7
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo   2   Spring Grove   1
  • Waseca   6   Sibley East    4
  • Stewartville   7   Rochester Lourdes   5

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