Back for a seventh season at 1390 Granite City Sports with your weekly amateur baseball (Town Team) baseball reports. Including game summaries, upcoming schedules, league standings, tournament summaries and an occasional special interest feature. The plan is to continue to include: Lakewood League/Section 2B, Central Valley League, Sauk Valley League, Victory League South and Stearns County, New London-Spicer and Paynesville Pirates of the County Line League teams throughout their league playoffs, regional and state tourney games. Check out the Minnesota Amateur Baseball website for additional information: http://www.mnbaseball.org

Special Note: On July 8 a big amateur baseball milestone took place. The veteran lefty David “DD” Deminsky recorded his 1,000th amateur strikeout. He recorded this feat as he faced the first batter of the ball game against the Becker Bandits, he went on to record six more strikeouts in five innings. David has been playing amateur ball with the Sartell Muskies since the 2006 season. Congratulations David on your milestone!

**LAKEWOOD LEAGUE (REGION 2B)**

**COLD SPRING SPRINGERS 5, MOORHEAD BREWERS 2**

The Springers defeated their Region 2B rivals the Brewers, backed by 10 hits and good defense to give their pitchers good support. Nick Pennick started on the mound for the Springers, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits, one run, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Sean Terres threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, one run, issued one walk and he recorded one strikeout. George Luoxtercamp threw two innings in relief, he gave up three hits, two walks and he recorded a pair of strikeouts.

The Springers’ offense was led by Brian Hansen, he went 4-for-5 for two RBIs and he scored a run. Drew Bulson went 1-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and Nick Pennick went 1-for-3, two sacrifice bunts and he scored a run. Alex Jungels went 1-for-2, he earned two walks and he scored two runs, Joe Dempsey went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Garrett Fuchs went 1-for-3 and he earned a walk.

The Brewers’ starting pitcher David Ernst, threw five innings, he gave up eight hits, five runs, issued eight walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Parker Harm threw three innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts.

The Brewers were led on offense by Brandt Kolpack, he went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI and Denver Blinn went 2-for-5 and he scored a run. Mike Peschel went 2-for-4 and Grant Wehseler went 1-for-3 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Spencer Flaten went 1-for-5, Nick Salentine went 1-for-4, Tanner Adam earned three walks and Jayse McLean earned two walks.

**CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE**

**KIMBALL EXPRESS 8, ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES 4**

The Express defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Gussies, backed by 13 hits. Lefty Zach Dingmann started on the mound for the Express, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up just two hits, four runs, issued five walks, and he recorded five strikeouts. Matt Dingmann threw four innings in relief to earn a save. He gave up one hit, issued two walks and he recorded one strikeout.

The Express was led on offense by veteran Adam Beyer, he went 2-for-4 with a double for three RBIs and he scored a run. Cade Marquardt went 2-for-4 for an RBI and Scott Marquardt was credited for an RBI. Austin Ruehle went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Matt Dingmann went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI, a stolen base and he scored a run. Jeremy Kuechle went 2-for-4 and he scored a run and Ben Johnson went 2-for-4. Thomas Pearson had a sacrifice fly for an RBI and Zach Dingmann went 1-for-2 and he scored a run. Gabe Small and Jake Taurig both scored a run and Aaron Serbus earned a walk.

The Gussies’ starting pitcher Travis Laudenbach threw seven innings, he gave up 12 hits, seven runs and he recorded two strikeouts. Tyler Bautch threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run and he issued a pair of walks.

The Gussies’ offense was led by Tommy Friesen, he went 2-for-5 for two RBIs and Adam Gwost went 1-for-3 with a double and he earned a walk. Marcus Lommel earned a walk and he was credited for an RBI and Mitch Gwost was credited with an RBI. Aaron Fruth earned a walk, was credited with an RBI and he scored a run, J. Anderson earned three walks and he scored a run and Nate Gwost scored a run.

**KIMBALL EXPRESS 13, ST. NICHOLAS NICKS 0 (7 Innings)**

The Express defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Nicks, backed by 12 hits to give their pitchers great support. Michael Hoffman started on the mound for the Express, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up one hit, issued one walk and he recorded eight strikeouts. Peyton Pauman threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit.

The Express was led by Scott Marquardt, he went 4-for-5 for three RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Ben Johnson went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for three RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Austin Ruehle went 2-for-2, for an RBI, he earned a pair of walks, he was hit by a pitch, one stolen base and he scored four runs. Veterans Adam Beyer went 2-for-4 for a RBI and Cade Marquardt went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Jake Traurig was credited with an RBI and he earned a walk and Zach Dingmann earned two walks. Brooks Marquardt was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Gabe Small was credited with an RBI. Zach Dingmann and Thomas Pearson each earned a walk and scored a run, Jeremy Kuechle earned a walk and Nick Gustafson was hit by a pitch and he scored a run.

The Nicks’ starting pitcher Derek Kuechle threw 4 2/3 innings, he gave up eight hits, nine runs, five walks and he recorded seven strikeouts. Kevin Drontle threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up a hit. Zach Koltes threw one inning, he gave up two hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded a strikeout. Jeff Lutgen threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded a strikeout. The Nicks collected a pair of hits by: Mike Bautch and Andrew Bautch, both went 1-for-3 and Zach Koltes earned a walk.

**WATKINS CLIPPERS 12, LUXEMBURG BREWERS 6**

The Clippers defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Brewers, backed by nine hits, to give their pitcher support. Both teams had several players missing for the game for various reasons. Carson Geislinger started on the mound for the Clippers, he grew 4 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits, six runs, seven walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Dustin Kramer threw 4 1/3 innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up two hits, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Clippers were led on offense by player/manager Matt Geislinger, he went 3-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored two runs. Kevin Kramer went 2-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a pair of runs and Dustin Kramer went 2-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored one run. Carson Geislinger went 1-for-4 for two RBIs, he earned two walks and he scored two runs. Nolan Geislinger went 1-for-5 for an RBI and Carter Block earned a walk and he scored a run. Heath Kramer was credited with four RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run.

The Brewers’ starting pitcher Sam Iten threw three innings, he gave up three hits, five runs, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Austin Klaverkamp threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. Casey Underwood threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit, six runs, three walks and he recorded one strikeout. Jake Breaker threw one inning, he gave up three hits, one run, three walks and one strikeout. Brady Kenning threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded six strikeouts.

The Brewers’ offense was led by Ethyn Fruth, he went 2-for-2 for an RBI, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Austin Klaverkamp went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Rhett Fruth went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run. Derrick Orth went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored two runs and Luke Harren went 1-for-3 and he earned a pair of walks. DJ Kron went 1-for-5, Sam Iten earned a walk and he scored a run and JT Harren earned a walk.

**WATKINS CLIPPERS 9, COLD SPRING ROCKIES 4**

The Clippers defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Rockies, backed by 11 hits. The Clippers’ starting pitcher player/manager lefty Matt Geislinger threw seven innings to earn the win. He gave up nine hits and he recorded 12 strikeouts. Heath Kramer threw two innings in relief, he gave up six hits, four runs and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Clippers’ offense was led by Heath Kramer, he went 3-for-4 with a double for four RBIs and he earned a walk. Matt Geislinger went 2-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch, had two stolen bases and he scored a run. Gavin Mathies went 3-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and he scored two runs. Kevin Kramer went 1-for-6 for an RBI and he scored a run and Lincoln Haugen went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Dustin Kramer and Carson Geislinger both earned a walk and both scored a run and Nolan Geislinger earned a walk, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored a run.

The Rockies’ starting pitcher Jake Brinker threw four innings, he gave up five hits, two runs, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Ryan Hennen threw two innings in relief, he recorded three strikeouts. TJ Neu threw one inning, he gave up four hits, seven runs and two walks. Eli Backes threw two innings, he gave up two hits, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Rockies’ offense was led by Colin Eskew, he went 3-for-4 for two RBIs and he scored a run. Nick Skluzacek and Alex Geislinger both went 2-for-5 and both scored a run. Brady Linn went 2-for-5 and he scored a run, Tyler Geislinger went 1-for-5 and Max Hansen went 1-for-3.

**LUXEMBURG BREWERS 11, PEARL LAKE LAKERS 2 **

The Brewers defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Lakers, backed by 13 hits, including three doubles and a home run. JT Harren started on the mound for the Brewers, he threw seven innings to earn the win. He gave up just three hits, two runs, he issued three walks and he recorded 13 strikeouts. Reed Pfannenstein threw two innings in relief, he recorded three strikeouts.

The Brewers’ offense was led by lefty Sam Iten, he went 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Brady Kenning went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he scored a run and DJ Kron went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Derrick Orth went 1-for-3 with a double for three RBIs and he earned a walk. Reed Pfannenstein went 3-for-4 with a double and he scored a run and Ethyn Fruth went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice and he scored a run. Luke Harren went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a pair of runs. Austin Klaverkamp went 1-for-2, he earned two walks and he scored a run, Isaac Matchinsky was credited with two RBIs and he was hit by a pitch and Cory Wenz scored a run.

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Mitch Wieneke threw 5 2/3 innings, he gave up nine hits, seven runs, four walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Mitch Ergen threw 2 1/3 innings, he gave up four hits, four runs, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Lakers’ offense was led by Justin Kunkel, he went 1-for-2 with a double for an RBI and he earned a walk and Chadd Kunkel went 1-for-3 and he scored a run. Andy Linn went 1-for-2, Ryan Wieneke earned a walk and he scored a run and Mitch Ergen earned a walk and a stolen base.

**ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES 7, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 5**

The Gussies defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Hawks, backed by 12 hits, including a pair of doubles and a triple. Veteran Lefty Zach Laudenbach started on the mound for the Gussies, he threw a complete game to earn the win. He scattered 11 hits, gave up five runs, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Gussies’ offense was led by Tommy Friesen, he went 4-for-5 with a triple and a double or two RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Veteran Adam Gwost went 2-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Tyler Bautch went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned two walks and a stolen base. Marcus Lommel went 2-for-2 with two stolen bases and he scored one run; veteran Dusty Schultzenburg was credited with an RBI, he had a stolen base and scored a run. Mitch Gwost went 1-for-5 and he scored a run and Zach Laudenbach went 1-for-4 and he scored a pair of runs. James Anderson went 1-for-3, Aaron Furth was credited with an RBI and he earned a walk and Nate Gwost earned a walk and he was hit by a pitch.

The Hawks’ starting pitcher Ben Arends threw a complete game, he gave up 12 hits, seven runs, five walks and he recorded three strikeouts.

They were led on offense by Austin Berg, he went 2-for-4 for two RBIs and Austin Schlangen went 3-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Jeff Haag went 1-for-4 with a home run, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Jordan Kelm went 2-for-4 with a double, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Matthew Pennertz went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Matt Unterberger was credited with an RBI. Tanner Olean went 1-for-5, Ben Arends went 1-for-4 and David Pennertz scored a run.

**ST. NICHOLAS NICKS 20, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 10 **

The Nicks defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Hawks, backed by 14 hits and aided by 13 walks. Veteran lefty Travis Hansen started on the mound for the Nicks, he threw 3 1/3 innings. He gave up nine hits, five runs, issued two walks and he recorded one strikeout. Andrew Bautch threw 4 2/3 innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up one hit, one run, five walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Connor Lincoln gave up one hit and three runs. Damian Lincoln threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Nicks were led on offense by Michael Bautch, he went 3-for-7 for two RBIs, he earned two walks, four stolen bases and he scored four runs. Derrick Kuechle went 3-for-7 with a double for an RBI and he scored two runs and Alex Foehrenbacher went 2-for-7 for two RBIs and he earned three walks. Jeff Lutgen went 3-for-7, he earned a walk and he scored four runs and Damian Lincoln went 1-for-7, he earned two walks, two stolen bases and he scored three runs. Tanner Rausch went 1-for-7 for three RBIs, he earned three walks, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Dylan Rausch went 1-for-6 for an RBI and he scored two runs, Connor LIncoln earned a walk, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored three runs. Andrew Bautch earned a walk, he was hit three times by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored one run.

The Hawks’ starting pitcher Austin Berg threw one inning, he gave up four hits, three runs and he recorded one strikeout. Travis Thielen threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up two hits, six runs and he issued two walks. Tanner Olean threw 3 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up five hits, two runs, three walks, and he recorded four strikeouts. Stephen Pennertz threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit, four runs and three walks. Jackson Geislinger threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up two hits, five runs, five walks and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Hawks were led on offense by Jordan Kelm, he went 2-for-6 with a double for four RBIs, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Matt Unterberger went 2-for-4 for three RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Tanner Olean went 2-for-6 for two RBIs, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Jeff Haag went 2-for-6 and Travis Thielen went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run. David Pennertz went 1-for-6, he earned a walk and he scored two runs and Matt Lies went 1-for-4, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Austin Schlangen went 1-for-6, Ben Arends earned two walks and he scored a run and Adam Rohrbeck scored a run.

**SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE**

**SARTELL MUSKIES 10, BECKER BANDITS 0 (7 Innings)**

The Muskies defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Bandits, backed by 13 hits, including a pair of home runs, a double and a big six-run fifth inning. The Muskies’ lefty, David “DD” Deminsky started on the mound, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up just one hit, issued one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. Max Koprek threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded strikeouts.

The Muskies’ offense was led by Andrew Deters, he went 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs. Jace Otto went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Ethan Carlson went 1-for-5 for an RBI. Tim Burns went 2-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Cody Partch went 1-for-1 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he was hit by a pitch. Rob Voshell went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he scored a run and Dylan Notsch went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Jake Sweeter went 1-for-2, he earned two walks and he scored one run and Riley Ahrndt went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Brian Schellinger and Braeden Dykhuizen both went 1-for-1 and each scored a run and Adam Wenker went 1-for-1.

The Bandits’ starting pitcher Peyton Bigaouette threw three innings, he gave up four hits, issued three walks and he gave up two runs. Dalton Fouquette threw one inning, he gave up three hits, five runs, two walks and he recorded one strikeout. Cam Fischer threw one inning, he gave up one hit, one walk and one run. Andrew Kolbringer threw one inning in relief, he gave up four hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Bandits’ Matthew Moe went 1-for-3 and Hunter Stulz went 1-for-2. Matt Krenz and Kreeden Blomquist both earned a walk.

**SARTELL MUSKIES 13, CLEAR LAKE LAKERS 2 (8 Innings)**

The Muskies defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Lakers, backed by 15 hits, including 11 players that collected hits. Veteran right-hander Adam Wenker started on the mound, he threw six innings to earn the win. He scattered five hits and he recorded seven strikeouts. Grant Mackenthun threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, two runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Veteran righty Paul Schumer threw the final inning to close it out, he gave up one hit and he recorded a pair of strikeouts.

The Muskies’ offense was led by Adam Schellinger, he went 2-for-5 with a double for three RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Brian Schellinger went 1-for-1 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. John Schumer went 1-for-3 for three RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Jake Sweeter went 2-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Andrew Deters went 2-for-6 for an RBI and he scored two runs Riley Ahrndt went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Dylan Notsch went 1-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Braeden Dykuizen went 2-for-3 with a double, he was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base, earned a walk and he scored two runs. Ethan Carlson went 1-for-3, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored two runs, Rob Voshell went 1-for-5 and he earned a walk and Carter Hemmesch went 1-for-2 for an RBI.

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Alex Krelling threw 3 2/3 innings, he gave up eight hits, eight runs, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Ryan Szymanski threw 2 1/3 innings, he gave up one hit and Caleb Neeser threw one inning, he gave up two hits, three runs and two walks. Ryan Janzen threw one inning, he gave up a hit and Mike Smith threw one inning in relief, he gave up three hits, two runs and he issued three walks.

The Lakers’ offense was led by Jake Samuelson, he went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and he scored a run and Matt Korte went 2-for-4. Blake Brown went 1-for-4 and Justin Hagstrom scored a run. Ryan Janzen, Ryan Szymanski and Caleb Neeser all went 1-for-3.

**FOLEY LUMBERJACKS 5, MONTICELLO POLECATS 4**

The Lumberjacks came from behind to defeat their Sauk Valley League rivals the Polecats. They put up four big runs in the top of the ninth to give them a huge league win. Drew Beier started on the mound, he threw five innings, he gave up seven hits, four runs, issued one walk and he recorded four strikeouts. Alec Dietl threw four innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up three hits, issued one walk and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Lumberjacks collected nine hits, led by Ean VonWald, he went 2-for-5 with a double for two RBIs and Joe Ziwicki went 2-for-4 for two RBIs. Mitch Keeler went 2-for-3 with a double and he earned a pair of walks and Drew Beier went 1-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run. Rich Rassmasson went 1-for-2 with a double and he earned a walk and Wyatt Ziwicki went 1-for-1 and he scored two runs. Mitch Loegering earned a walk and he scored a run and Tyler Midas earned a walk.

The Polecats’ starting pitcher Tanner Eckhart threw seven innings, he gave up four hits, one run, three walks and he recorded eight strikeouts. Michael Revenig threw two innings in relief, he gave up five hits, four runs and he issued two walks.

The Polecats were led on offense by Keenan Macek, he went 3-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Jon Affeldt went 3-for-4 for an RBI and Revenig went 2-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run. Jason Axelberg went 1-for-5, Joe Tupy went 1-for-4 and Andrew Manning was credited with an RBI. Wyatt Morrell earned a walk, was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored a run.

**FOLEY LUMBERJACKS 6, BECKER BANDITS 4**

The Lumberjacks defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Bandits, they came from behind with four big runs in the top of the ninth inning. The Lumberjacks’ Kyle Kipka started on the mound, he threw 2 1/3 innings, he gave up one hit, four runs, three walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Crafty veteran, right-hander Mike Beier threw 5 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up two hits, and he recorded two strikeouts. Alex Foss threw the final inning in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded one strikeout.

The Lumberjacks were led on offense by Tyler Midas, he went 3-for-5 with two doubles for two RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Ean VonWald went 2-for-5 for two RBIs and he scored a run and Mitch Loegering went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI and he earned a walk. Sam Keeler went 1-for-3 and he scored a run and Brandon Buesgens was credited with an RBI on a fielder’s choice, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Drew Beier went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Mitch Keeler had a sacrifice fly for an RBI. Joe Zwicki went 1-for-2 and Rich Rassmasson was hit by a pitch.

Bandits’ starting pitcher Matthew Moe threw six innings, he gave up one hit and he recorded one strikeout. Cam Fischer threw 2 1/3 innings in relief he gave up three hits, five runs and he recorded two strikeouts. Weston Schug threw 2/3 of an inning in relief, he retired the two batters he faced.

The Bandits’ offense was led by Hunter Stulz, he went 1-for-3 with a double and Joe Dolan went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Matt Krenz went 1-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored and Connor Rolf went 1-for-4. Weston Schug and Cam Fischer both earned a walk and both scored a run.

**FOLEY LUMBERJACKS 10, BIG LAKE YELLOW JACKETS 5**

The Lumberjacks defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Yellow Jackets, backed by 10 hits. Alec Foss started on the mound for the Lumberjacks, he threw six innings to earn the win. He scattered eight hits, gave up two runs, three walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Mitch Loegering threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, three runs and he recorded three strikeouts. Wyatt Ziwicki threw one inning in relief, he issued one walk and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Lumberjacks were led on offense by Ean VonWald, he went 4-for-5 with two doubles for four RBIs and Mitch Keeler went 1-for-2 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Mitch Loegering went 1-for-4 or two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Joe Ziwicki went 2-for-4 with a double and he scored two runs and Kyle Kipka went 1-for-5 for an RBI. Rich Rassmussen had a sacrifice fly for an RBI and Brandon Buegens went 1-for-4 and he earned a walk. Drew Beier earned three walks and he scored three runs, Ryan Chmielewski earned a walk and Alec Foss was hit by a pitch.

The Yellow Jackets’ Dustin Wilcox started on the mound, he threw three innings, he gave up five hits, two walks and nine runs. Tanner Teige threw three innings in relief, he gave up four hits, one run and he recorded four strikeouts. Brandon Holthaus threw two innings in relief, he recorded three strikeouts.

The Yellow Jackets’ offense was led by Wilcox, he went 3-for-4 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Dallas Miller went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Zeus Schlegel went 2-for-5 and he scored a run. Tanner Teige went 1-for-5 and Brandon Holthaus went 1-for-3, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Ben Busse went 1-for-4, Preston Schlegel went 1-for-2 and Travis Hendrickson earned a walk.

**BIG LAKE YELLOW JACKETS 15, ROGERS RED DEVILS 6 (7 Innings)**

The Yellow Jackets defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Red Devils, backed by 10 hits and two big innings. They put up five runs in the second and four runs in the fifth and they had a good pitching performance. The Yellow Jackets’ Preston Schlegel started on the mound, he threw a complete game to earn the win.

The Yellow Jackets were led on offense by eight players that collected hits. Preston Schlegel went 1-for-4 with a triple for three RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Dallas Miller went 1-for-3 with a home run for three RBIs and he earned a walk. Tanner Teige went 2-for-5 for three RBIs and he scored a run and Zeus Schlegel went 2-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run. Dustin Wilcox went 1-for-2 for two RBIs, he earned three walks and he scored a pair of runs. Brandon Holthaus went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored one run. Chad Boeckman went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored three runs. Ben Busse went 1-for-5 and he scored two runs and Matt Chuba earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs.

The Red Devils’ starting pitcher was Luke Selken, he threw 1 2/3 inning, he gave up three hits, six runs, issued six walks and he recorded one strikeout. Tyler Hanson threw two innings in relief, he gave up four hits, five runs, two walks and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. Ryan Davidson threw 3 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up three hits, four runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Red Devils were led on offense by Eric Simon, Sam Ripley and Ryan Davidson, they all went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. Bryan McCallum went 1-for-4 with an RBI, Luke Selken earned a walk and Logan Kimbler and Luke Welle were both hit by pitches.

**ROGERS RED DEVILS 6, CLEAR LAKE LAKERS 3**

The Red Devils defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals, backed by four big runs in the third inning. The Red Devils’ starting pitcher Luke Welle threw seven innings to earn the win. He gave up seven hits, three runs and he recorded four strikeouts.

The Red Devils’ offense was led by Brandon Haggerty, he went 3-for-4 for two RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Sam Ripley went 1-for-2 and he earned a walk and Eric Simon was credited with two RBIs and he was hit by a pitch. Luke Welle went 1-for-3, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and he scored one run and Ryan Davidson went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice, two stolen bases and he scored a run. Luke Selken was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored one run and Bryan McCallum earned a walk and he scored a run.

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Mike Smith threw three innings, he gave up five hits, six runs and he issued three walks. Ryan Szymanski threw four innings in relief, he gave up four hits, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. The Lakers were led on offense by Justin Hagstrom, he went 3-for-3 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Blake Brown went 1-for-3 for two RBIs and Tyler Maurer went 1-for-3 and he scored a run. Jake Samuelson went 1-for-3, Matt Korte went 1-for-4 and Ryan Janzen was hit by a pitch and he scored a run.

**BECKER BANDITS 6, CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 5 (13 Innings)**

The Bandits defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the River Cats in a 13-inning battle and a walk-off single ended this marathon. The Bandits collected 14 hits to support their pitchers. Weston Schug started on the mound for the Bandits, he threw five innings, he gave up 10 hits, five runs, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts. Dalton Fouquette threw eight innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up three hits, issued six walks and he recorded an outstanding 19 strikeouts.

The Bandits’ offense was led by Kreeden Blomquist, he went 4-for-7 with a walk-off single to end the game. Dalton Fouquette went 2-for-4 for two RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Matt Moe went 1-for-6 for an RBI and he earned a walk. Weston Schug went 3-for-6, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Connor Rolf went 2-for-7 and he scored a run. Joe Dolan went 1-for-5, he earned a pair of walks and he scored two runs, Matt Krenz went 1-for-3, he earned two walks and he had a sacrifice and Zach Wenner was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored a run.

The River Cats’ starting pitcher, Ty Carper, threw six innings, he gave up five hits, four runs, three walks and he recorded six strikeouts. Andy Nefs threw two innings in relief, he issued one walk and he recorded a strikeout. Jake Carper threw 4 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up nine hits, two runs, two walks and he recorded seven strikeouts.

The River Cats’ offense was led by Cole Gueningsman, he went 2-for-6 with two doubles for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Justin Houge went 1-for-7 for two RBIs and Jordan Picka went 3-for-5 and he earned a pair of walks. Ty Carper went 1-for-6 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Adam Smith went 2-for-5, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs and Callan Henkemeyer went 1-for-7 for an RBI. Richard Thompson went 1-for-5, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Jake Carper went 1-for-4 and he earned two walks. Jack Grell went 1-for-5 and he earned two walks.

**ROGERS RED DEVILS 13, ALBERTVILLE VILLAINS 12 (10 Innings)**

The Red Devils defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals and I-94 neighbors the Villains, backed by twenty hits, including two triples and three doubles. Luke Selken started on the mound for the Red Devils, he threw 5 2/3 innings, he gave up five hits, nine runs, ten walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Player/manager Bryan “Big Mac” McCallum threw 4 1/3 innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up six hits, three runs, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Red Devils’ offense was led by seven players with multi-hit games, led by Bryan Haggerty he went 2-for-5 with a double for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Sam Ripley went 3-for-6 with a triple and a double for two RBIs and he scored one run. Eric Simon went 4-for-6 for four RBIs and Luke Welle went 3-for-6 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. McCallum went 2-for-5 for two RBIs, he earned two walks and he scored one run. Ryan Davidson went 2-for-3 with a triple for an RBI, he had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Adam Kruger went 3-for-5, he was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored two runs, Noah Schenkel went 1-for-6 with a double for an RBI and Luke Selken scored a run.

The Villains’ starting pitcher Austin Haus threw six innings, he gave up 13 hits, eight runs, five walks and he recorded one strikeout. Kyle Hayden threw 3 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up eight hits, five runs, three walks and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Villains’ offense was led by Mitch Gabrelcik, he went 1-for-6 with a double and a sacrifice fly for three RBIs. Justin Cornell went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly for two RBIs, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored two runs. Kyle Hayden went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Reed Brown went 2-for-6 for an RBI and he scored two runs and Luke Schumacher went 2-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk, three stolen bases and he scored two runs. Nick Dinkel went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Mitch Bourgeois went 1-for-7, he had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Chase Bocken was credited with an RBI, he earned two walks, a stolen base and he scored two runs, Jake Rasmusen earned a walk and Ian Jungels earned three walks and he scored a run.

**ALBERTVILLE VILLAINS 8, SARTELL STONE PONEYS 4**

The Stone Poneys’ starting pitcher Nate Nierenhausen threw six innings. He gave up six hits, four runs, five walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Gerald DeGray threw one inning in relief, he gave up two hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. Kalen Lewis threw two innings in relief, he gave up three hits, two runs, one walk and three strikeouts.

The Poneys were led on offense by Dallas Haugen went 3-for-5 and he scored three runs and Zach Overboe went 3-for-5 and he scored a run. Josh Schaefer went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Jeff Amann went 1-for-4 for an RBI and a sacrifice bunt. Nolan Hemmesch went 1-for-3, Shawn Lindsay went 1-for-4 and he was hit by a pitch and Cam Knudsen earned a walk and he was credited for an RBI.

**ST. JOSEPH JOES 14, SARTELL STONE PONEYS 4**

The Stone Poneys starting pitcher Reece Johnson threw six innings, he gave up nine hits, six runs, three walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Cam Knudsen gave up two hits, five runs and he issued two walks. Brandon Reinking threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up two hits and three walks. Jeff Amann threw 1 2/3 innings, he gave up one run, two walks and he recorded one strikeout.

The Stone Poneys’ offense was led by Knudsen, he went 4-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Ted Fleming went 3-for-5 for an RBI and Brandon Hartwig went 2-for-4. Shawn Lindsay went 2-for-3, he earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Kalen Lewis went 2-for-5 for an RBI and Josh Schaefer went 1-for-5 and he scored a run. Amann went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run, Dylan Gerdes and Zach Overboe both earned walks.

**STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE**

**NEW MUNICH SILVERSTREAKS 2, ST. MARTIN MARTINS 1**

The Silverstreaks defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Martins, backed by good defense and a good pitching performance. The Silverstreaks’ lefty Ty Reller started on the mound, he threw a complete game to earn the win. He scattered five hits, one run, issued two walks and he recorded 12 strikeouts.

The Silverstreaks were led by Will Funk, he went 1-for-3 with a big first-inning home run and he earned a walk. Joe Stangler went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Adam Stangler was hit by a pitch and credited for an RBI. Reller and Jacob Hinnenkamp both went 1-for-4, Tanner Rieland earned a walk and Hunter Rademacher was hit by a pitch.

The Martins’ starting pitcher, Ben Schroeder, threw 6 2/3 innings, he gave up four hits, two runs, two walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Scott Lieser threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, he recorded four strikeouts.

The Martins were led on offense by Derek Kroll, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Matthew Schlangen went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases and he scored their lone run. Scott Schlangen went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt and Michael Schlangen went 1-for-3 and he earned a walk. Bryan Schlangen earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he had a pair of stolen bases. Kyle Lieser went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and Nathan Schlangen was hit by a pitch.

**NEW MUNICH SILVERSTREAKS 5, GREENWALD CUBS 4**

The Silverstreaks defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Cubs in a good game. They had a big fifth inning, when they put up four big runs, This gave their veteran right-hander Jim Thull support, he threw eight innings to earn the win. He scattered five hits, three runs, two walks and he recorded seven strikeouts. Will Funk closed it out with one inning of relief to earn the save, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Silverstreaks were led on offense by Funk, he went 4-for-4 with a home run and a triple for four big RBIs. Adam Stangler had a sacrifice fly for an RBI and Nick Stangler went 1-for-2 and he earned two walks. Tanner Rieland went 1-for-3 and he scored a run and Ty Reller went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. Hunter Rademacher went 1-for-2 with a walk and he scored two runs, Chad Funk earned a walk and Jacob Hinnenkamp scored a run.

The Cubs’ Tyler Hoffman started on the mound, he threw seven innings, he gave up eight hits, five runs, four walks and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. Tyler Engelmeyer threw one inning in relief, he recorded a strikeout.

The Cubs’ offense was led by Ryan Kraemer, he went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Tyler Leukam went 1-for-2 for an RBI, he earned two walks, a pair of stolen bases and he scored a run. Derek Wessel went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Tyler Hoffman was hit by a pitch and credited with an RBI. Levi Feldewerd went 1-for-3, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored a run and Kegan Stueve went 1-for-4 and he scored a run.

**RICHMOND ROYALS 10, MEIRE GROVE GROVERS 0 (7 Innings)**

The Royals defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Grovers, behind by great defense and a pair of good pitching performances. Eli Emerson started on the mound for the Royals, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts. Austin Larson threw two innings in relief to close it out, he gave up one hit, issued one walk and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Royals were led on offense by Chase Aleshire, he went 1-for-3 with a double for four RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Cole Schmitz went 2 -for-3 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Justin Schroeder went 1-for-3 with a double for an RBI and Trent Gertken was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Dalton Thelen went 1-for-2 with a double, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored three runs. Dusty Adams went 1-for-3, Brady Klehr earned two walks and he scored two runs, Logan Aleshire earned a walk and he scored a run and Aaron Budde was hit by a pitch.

The Grovers’ starting pitcher Jacob Imdieke threw five innings, he gave up six hits, nine runs, six walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Jordan Klaphake threw 1 2/3 innings in relief, he issued a pair of walks and he gave up one run.

The Grovers’ offense was led by Alex Welle, he went 1-for-3 with a double, Andrew Welle went 1-for-3 and Ryan Olmscheid went 1-for-3. Anthony Welle went 1-for-1 and he earned a walk and Josh Roelike earned a walk and he had a stolen base.

**ST. MARTIN MARTINS 6, RICHMOND ROYALS 4**

The Martins defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Royals, backed by timely hitting, including two home runs and a pair of big innings. The Martins put up three runs in both the first and the second inning. Scott Lieser started on the mound, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up seven hits, two runs, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Bryan Schlangen threw four innings to earn the save. He gave up seven hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Martins were led on offense by Kyle Lieser, he went 2-for-4 with a home run for four RBIs, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and he scored two runs. Nathan Schlangen went 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Scott Schlangen went 1-for-3, with a sacrifice, he earned a walk and he scored a run, Derek Koll went 1-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases and Bryan Schlangen earned a pair of walks. Jaylyn Arceneau, Matthew Schlangen and Michael Schlangen all went 1-for-4.

The Royals’ starting pitcher Brady Klehr threw 1 2/3 innings, he gave up five hits, six runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Dalton Thelen threw 4 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. DJ Schleicher threw three innings in relief, he gave up three hits and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Royals were led on offense by Mason Primus, he went 4-for-5 for two RBIs and Trent Gertken went 2-for-5 for two RBIs and he scored a run. Cole Schmitz went 2-for-5 and he scored a run and Justin Schroeder went 5-for-5. Kyle Budde went 1-for-3 and he earned a walk and Dalton Thelen earned a walk and he scored a run. Logan Aleshire earned two walks and Carter Thelen scored a run.

**ELROSA SAINTS 10, ROSCOE RANGERS 5**

The Saints defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Rangers, backed by 12 hits to give their pitchers good support. Austin Imdieke started on the mound for the Saints, he threw 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. He scattered six hits, gave up four runs and he recorded nine strikeouts. Aaron Vogt threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit, one run, issued two walks and he recorded a strikeout. Will VanBeck threw two innings in relief, he issued two walks and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Saints were led on offense by James Kuefler, he went 2-for-4 with a double for three RBIs and he earned a walk. Jackson Peter went 4-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and he scored four runs. Matt Schmitz went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned three walks and he scored a pair of runs. Kevin Kuefler went 2-for-5 with three stolen bases and he scored two runs. Gavin Kampsen went 1-for-1 for an RBI and Luke VanBeck was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored a run. Ryan Illies was credited with an RBI, VanBeck went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Evan Wiener went 1-for-5.

The Rangers’ starting pitcher Josh Mackendanz threw 6 1/3 innings, he gave up nine hits, eight runs, two walks and he recorded nine strikeouts. Dawson Hemmesch threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout. Brandon Schleper threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit, two runs and three walks. Brady Klingfus threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up one hit and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Rangers’ offense was led by Devon Savage, he went 1-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and Jordan Schleper went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he earned a walk. Dawson Hemmesch went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Chris Vanderbeek went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Brandon Schleper went 1-for-2, he earned a pair of walks and he scored three runs and Cory Schmitt went 1-for-2 and he scored a run.

**ELROSA SAINTS 4, SPRING HILL CHARGERS 0**

The Saints defeated their Stearns County League rivals and neighbors the Chargers, backed by timely hitting and good defense. Payton VanBeck started on the mound for the Saints, he threw a complete game to earn the win. He gave up just four hits, two walks and he recorded eight strikeouts.

The Saints were led on offense by James Kuefler, he went 1-for-3 with a home run, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Kevin Kuefler went 1-for-4 with a home run. Luke VanBeck and Jackson Peter both went 2-for-4 and Derek Wiener went 1-for-1 for an RBI. Austin Imdieke was credited for a RBI, Brandon Roelike went 1-for-3, Abraham Peter scored a run and Ethan Vogt earned a walk.

The starting pitcher of the Chargers, Anthony Reverman, threw seven innings, he gave up six hits, two runs and he recorded four strikeouts. Reagan Nelson threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, two runs, two walks and he recorded one strikeout. They were led on offense by Austin Schoenberg, he went 2-for-4, Nathan Terres went 1-for-3, Jamie Terres went 1-for-4 and Eric Terres earned a walk.

**MEIRE GROVE GROVERS 10, FARMING FLAMES 9**

The Grovers defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Flames, backed by 19 hits, including six players with multi-hit games. Matt Imdieke started on the mound for the Grovers, he threw five innings, he gave up eight hits, eight runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Josh Roelike threw four innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up three hits, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Grovers were led on offense by Roelike went 2-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and Tanner Klaphake went 4-for-6 for an RBI and he scored a run. Ryan Olmscheid went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI and he scored a run and Kurt Marthaler went 2-for-4 for a RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Jaron Klaphake went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Andrew Welle went 2-for-5 and he scored a run.Tyler Moscho went 2-for-6 and he scored a run, Josh Olmscheid went 1-for-1 and he scored a run and Anthony Welle scored a run.

The Flames’ Adam Winkels started on the mound, he threw four innings, he gave up 10 hits, seven runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Tyler Schroeder threw four innings in relief, he gave up nine hits and three runs.

The Flames were led on offense by Isaac Nett went 2-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run and Nick Mergen went 2-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored two runs. Taylor Fourre went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and a stolen base and Adam Winkels went 1-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run. Chad Mergen went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Dylan Panek went 1-for-5 for an RBI and he scored at run.Tyler Schroeder went 2-for-5 and he scored a run, Aaron Eiynck earned two walks, was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Cody Fourre scored a run.

**LAKE HENRY LAKERS 4, ROSCOE RANGERS 3**

The Lakers defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Rangers, backed by 11 hits. Grant Ludwig started on the mound for the Lakers, he threw a complete game to earn the win. He scattered 11 hits, gave up three runs and he recorded 10 strikeouts.

The Lakers were led on offense by Ludwig, he went 1-for-2 for three RBIs, he earned three walks and he scored a run. Matthew Lieser went 3-for-5 for an RBI and Shane Kampsen went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Matt Quade went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Nick Dingmann went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Trent Wendlandt went 1-for-2, Sam Hopfer and Colin Spooner both earned walks.

The Rangers’ starting pitcher Dawson Hemmesch threw 6 1/3 innings, he gave up three runs, five hits, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Jordan Schleper threw two innings in relief, he gave up one run, three hits and he recorded a strikeout.

The Rangers were led on offense by Brent Heinen he went 3-for-4 with a home run and Devon Savage went 2-for-4 with a home run. Jordan Schleper went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he scored a run and Brandon Schleper went 2-for-5. RJ Leyendecker and Dawson Hemmesch both went 1-for-4 and Spencer Eisenbraun went 1-for-1.

**VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH**

**AVON LAKERS 12, FREEPORT BLACK SOX 6**

The Lakers defeated their Victory League South rivals the Black Sox, backed by 12 hits and a six runs first inning. Matt Pichelmann started on the mound, he threw four innings, gave up four hits, one walk and he recorded six strikeouts. Shane Olmscheid threw 1 1/3 inning, he gave up two hits, four runs and two walks. Will Kleinschmidt threw 3 2/3 innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up two runs, two walks and he recorded six strikeouts.

The Lakers were led on offense by Josh Becker, he went 2-for-6 with a double for four RBIs and he scored a run. Carter Holthaus went 2-for-3 for three RBIs and he earned two walks and Taylor Holthaus went 1-for-1 with a double for two RBIs, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Kleinschmidt went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Caleb Curry went 1-for-3, he earned two walks, he was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored three runs. Carter Huberty went 1-for-2 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Bjorn Hansen went 1-for-1 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Cole Fuecker went 1-for-5, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Riley Voit went 1 for 2 and he earned a walk and Matt Meyer went 1-for-3. Cody Stich was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Carter Philippi earned a walk.

The Black Sox starting pitcher Taylor Erickson threw four innings, he gave up seven hits, six runs, five walks, and he recorded four strikeouts. Carter Neuenschwander threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up four hits, six runs, four walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Nate Winter threw 1/3 of an inning, he issued one walk and he recorded a strikeout. Brandon Bokelman threw one innings in relief, he issued one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Black Sox offense was led by Carter Sawyer, he went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly for two RBIs and Bryan Benson went 1-for-4 for two RBIs, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Nate Mettenburg and Trevor Sawyer both went 1-for-3, each earned a walk and scored a run. Tyler Hemker was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Dylan Carlson was credited with an RBI. Brady Pesta went 1-for-1, he earned two walks and he scored a run, Andrew Wollack scored a run and Isaac Sawyer had a sacrifice.

**ST. STEPHEN STEVES 12, ST. WENDEL SAINTS 1**

The Steves defeated their Victory League South rivals the Saints, backed by 16 hits, including a grand slam and a pair of doubles. Veteran lefty Nick Krippner started on the mound for the Steves, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up five hits, one run, issued two walks and he recorded six strikeouts. Chris Belling threw the final two innings in relief, he recorded a pair of strikeouts.

The Steves’ offense was led by Tony Schmitz, he went 2-for-4 with a grand slam for a total of five RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Bo Schmitz went 3-for-3 with a double for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored three runs. Jake Schelonka went 3-for-5 for an RBI, a stolen base and he scored three runs and Blake Guggenberger went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Matt Meyer went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored a run. Ben Oman went 1-for-3 with a double for an RBI, a stolen base and he scored a run. Ben Bierscheid went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored a run. Derek Durant was credited with an RBI, Riley Hartwig went 1-for-3, Nathan Shaw went 1-for-2 and Logan Siemers earned a walk.

The Saints’ starting pitcher Jake Ethen threw two innings, he gave up five hits, five runs and he issued a pair of walks. Peter Schumer threw five innings in relief, he gave up eleven hits, seven runs, two walks and he recorded a strikeout.

The Saints were led on offense by Tyler Huls, he went 2-for-5 and he earned a walk and Jack Opatz went 1-for-3 with a double. Peter Schumer went 1-for-3 and Carter Douvier went 1-for-3. Jake Ethen earned a walk and he scored a run and Alec Dalbec was hit by a pitch.

**ST. STEPHEN STEVES 11, OPOLE BEARS 1 (7 Innings)**

The Steves defeated their Victory League South rivals the Bears, backed by 13 hits, including a pair of home runs, a triple and a double. They did put up four runs in both the first and the seventh innings, to give their pitchers a great deal of support. Riley Hartwig started on the mound for the Steves, he threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up just two hits, one run, one walk and he recorded eight strikeouts. Jake Schelonka threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Steves’ offense was led by Schelonka, he went 2-for-5 with a triple for three RBIs and Tony Schmitz went 1-for-3 with a home run for three RBIs. Player/manager Ben Omann had a good game, he went 3-for 3 with a home run and a double for two RBIs, a stolen base and he scored two runs. Riley Hartwig and Logan Siemers both went 1-for-4 for an RBI and they scored a run. Matt Meyer went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Bo Schmitz went 1-for-3, he earned a walk, was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Alex Wolhart and Nathan Shaw both went 1-for-1 and they scored a run and Derek Durant earned a walk. Blake Guggenberger went 1-for-3 and he scored a run and Ben Biersheid earned a walk and he scored a run.

The Bears’ starting pitcher Blake Niemeyer threw six innings, he gave up 11 hits, nine runs, four walks and he recorded one strikeout. Jake Nelson threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up two hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded a strikeout.

The Bears’ offense was led by Austin Lange, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Joel Klein went 1-for-2, he earned a walk and two stolen bases. Isaiah Folsom went 1-for-3, Alex Lange was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored a run and Blake Niemeyer earned a walk.

**FREEPORT BLACK SOX 9, OPOLE BEARS 2**

The Black Sox defeated their rivals from the Victory League South the Bears, backed by 11 hits. This gave lefty Cody Rose great support, he started on the mound for the Black Sox, he threw seven innings to earn the win. He gave up five hits, two runs, issued one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. Carter Neuenschwander threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Black Sox were led on offense by Tyler Hemker, he went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored two runs. Nate Mettenburg went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Brady Pesta went 1-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Taylor Erickson went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and he scored a run and Bryce Stalboeger went 1-for-4 for two RBIs. Dylan Carlson went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Jake Braegelmann went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Brandon Bokelman went 1-for-5 and Bryan Benson went 1-for-4.

The Bears’ starting pitcher Alan Justin threw 6 2/3 innings, he gave up 10 hits, nine runs, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Cody Skwire threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded four strikeouts.

The Bears were led on offense by Jake Klein, he went 2-for-4 with a double and he scored two runs. Tate Lange went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Cody Skwira went 2-for-3 with a stolen base. Jake Nelson went 1-for-4, Steve Benkowski earned a walk and he was hit by a pitch and Jordan Schmitz had a stolen base.

**COUNTY LINE LEAGUE**

**NEW LONDON-SPICER TWINS 6, NORWAY LAKE-SUNBURG LAKERS 0**

The Twins defeated their County Line League rivals the Lakers, backed by 14 hits and a good pitching performance. Adam Nibaur started on the mound for the Twins, he threw a complete game to earn the win. He gave up just two hits and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Twins were led on offense by Derek Dolezal, he went 2-for-5 for an RBI and Scott Rambow went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI and he scored a run. Ethan Haugen went 1-for-4 for three RBIs and Jake Rambow went 3-for-4 and he scored a pair of runs. Adam Schrader went 2-for-5 with a double and he scored a run and Dalton Rambow went 3-for-5. Ben Kulset went 1-for-2 for an RBI, had earned a walk and he had a sacrifice bunt. John Perkins went 1-for-2, he earned two walks, two stolen bases and he scored two runs and Josh Soine earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored a run.

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Regan Carlson threw four innings, he gave up seven hits, four runs, issued a pair of walks and he recorded one strikeout. Ryan Torkelson threw five innings in relief, he gave up seven hits, issued a pair of walks and two runs.

The Lakers’ offense was led by Weston Gjerde, went 1-for-4 and Levi Sweere went 1-for-2.

**ATWATER CHUCKERS 11, PAYNESVILLE PIRATES 10**

The Chuckers defeated their County Line League rivals the Pirates in a wild game. They collected 17 hits and they took an early lead of 9-0 and the Pirates came back to take the lead 10-8 going into the eighth inning. The Chuckers put up single runs in both the eighth and the ninth innings for the win.

The Chuckers’ starting pitcher Josh Kingery threw five innings, he gave up four hits, one run, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Zach Bagley gave up four hits, six runs and one walk. Jordan Olson gave up three runs and he issued three walks. Josh Cunningham threw 3 1/3 innings to earn the win, he gave up one hit and he recorded four strikeouts. David Kingery threw 2/3 of an inning, he retired the two batters that he faced.

The Chuckers were led on offense by Cunningham, he went 2-for-4 with two doubles for three RBIs, he earned a pair of walks and he scored three runs. Kingery went 2-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run and Josh Kingery had a great night, he went 5-for-6 and he scored three runs. Cam Melvin went 2-for-6 for an RBI and he scored a pair of runs and Tyler Stegman went 1-for-5, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Ethan Schultz went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Jared Elkjer went 1-for-3 for an RBI. Mike Dallmann went 1-for-1 for an RBI and Eli Albrecht went 1-for-4. Justin Schroeder went 1-for-1, Noah Cunningham earned a pair of walks and Jarren Kaddatz earned a walk.

The Pirates’ starting pitcher Spencer Imholte threw four innings, he gave up 10 hits, eight runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Griffin Bjerke threw five innings in relief, he gave up seven hits, three runs, five walks and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Pirates’ offense was led by Zac Osendorf, he went 2-for-5 with a home run for two RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Griffin Bjerke went 2-for-4 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Blake Vagle went 2-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Luke Johnson went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Tanner Stanley went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Drew Tangan went 1-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a run and Grant Fuchs earned a walk and he scored a run. Rick Hendickson earned three walks, he was credited with an RBI and he scored a run and Grady Fuchs earned a walk, he was credited with an RBI and he scored a run.

**EXHIBITION GAMES**

**ELROSA SAINTS 3, STARBUCK STARS 0**

The Saints of the Stearns County League defeated the Stars of the County Line League. The Saints starting pitcher, Luke VanBeck threw nine innings to earn the win. He gave up just four hits, issued a pair of walks and he recorded four strikeouts.

The Saints’ offense was led by Payton Winter, he went 1-for-3 for two big RBIs and Luke VanBeck went 2-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run. Abraham Peter went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Evan Wiener went 1-for-2 and he scored a run. Ryan Olmscheid went 1-for-2 and Ryan Illies earned a walk.

The Stars’ starting pitcher Mike Andreas threw four innings, he was the pitcher of record. He gave up four hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Brian Gruber threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, one run and he recorded three strikeouts. Michael Gruber threw two innings, he recorded three strikeouts.

The Stars’ offense was led by Michael Gruber, he went 2-for-3 and he earned a walk. Mason Blair and Connor Westberg both went 1-for-3 and Grant Jensen earned a walk.

**RAYMOND ROCKETS 6, NEW LONDON-SPICER TWINS 2**

The Rockets of the Corn Belt League defeated the Twins of the County Line League, backed by 10 hits and a big four-run third inning. Starting pitcher for the Rockets, Herman Solomon threw seven innings to earn the win. He scattered eight hits, gave up one run, two walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Brooks Asche threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one run and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Rockets’ offense was led by Tyler Steen, he had a double for three RBIs and he scored a run. Eli Nelson and John Sawatzky both went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Eric Hulterstrom went 1-for-5 for an RBI and he scored a pair of runs. Brady Kienetz went 2-for-4 and Brett Swanson went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Paxton Nelson went 1-for-5 and he scored a run and Mike Jeseritz was hit by a pitch. Caleb Dillmarson was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs and Asaiah Smith earned a walk.

The Twins’ starting pitcher Mike Danielson threw five innings, he gave up eight hits, five runs and he recorded two strikeouts. Patrick Courtney threw one inning in relief, he gave up one run and he recorded a strikeout. Trent Pientka threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout.

The Twins were led on offense by Josh Soine, he went 2-for-4 with a triple and a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Mike Danielson and Dalton Rambow both went 2-for-4 and Derek Dolezal and Dylan Arndorfer both went 1-for-4. Trent Pientka went 1-for-3 and Ethan Haugen scored a run.

**FREEPORT BLACK SOX 8, BRAINERD BEES 7**

The Black Sox of the Victory League South defeated the Bees of the Lakewood League. The Black Sox collected nine hits, including a home run to give their pitchers good support. The Black Sox’s veteran right-hander Craig Meyer started on the mound, he battled for six innings to earn the win. He scattered nine hits, five runs, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts. Bryce Stalboeger threw three innings in relief to earn the save. He gave up two hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts.

The Black Sox’s offense was led by Dylan Carlson, he went 1-for-5 with a big three-run home run in the first inning. Tyler Hemker went 2-for-4 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored one run. Jake Braegelman went 2-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs and Bryan Benson went 2-for-3 and he scored a run. Nate Mettenburg went 1-for-3 with a big single late in the game for an RBI. Brady Pesta earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored a run and Carter Neuenschwander earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Alex Martinez was hit by a pitch and he had a stolen base and Taylor Erickson earned a walk. Cody Rose went 1-for-2, Conner Hemker earned a walk, Andrew Wollack had a stolen base and Nic Neeser scored a run.

The Bees’ starting pitcher Eric Martin threw three innings, he gave up six hits, three runs and he recorded three strikeouts. Alex Haapajoki threw three innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one run, three walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Charlie Johnson threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, two runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts.

The Bees were led on offense by Phil Zynda, he went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double for four RBIs. Tom Fairbanks went 2-for-6 with a triple for two RBIs and he scored a run. Colby Watland went 2-for-3 with a double, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch, had two stolen bases and he scored a run. Gunner Wicklund went 2-for-3, he earned a walk, hit by a pitch, a stolen base and he scored a run. Joel Martin went 1-for-5 with a double and he was hit by a pitch and Eric Martin went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Brian Voigt went 1-for-3, he earned a pair of walks and he scored two runs. Isaac Hanson went 2-for-3 and he scored a run and Adam Devall went 1-for-4.

**LORETTO LARKS 17, ALBERTVILLE VILLAINS 2 (7 Innings)**

The Larks of the North Star League defeated their Sauk Valley League foe in a seven-inning game, ended by the 10-run rule. The Larks collected 16 hits, they left little doubt after putting up seven runs in the first inning. Jacob Mathiason threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits, one run and he recorded five strikeouts. Noah Schneider threw one inning in relief, he gave up two hits, one run, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Larks’ offense was led by Charles Engdahl, he went 5-for-6 with a double for three RBIs and he scored a run. Nathan Maher went 2-for-2 with a double for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Kent Koch went 2-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Nicholas Kaye went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Eric Schutte went 2-for-2 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored three runs. Bradley Koskie went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Ben Leuthener went 1-for-5 for an RBI and Kale Leines went 1-for-3 and he scored a run. Colin Pettit was credited with an RBI, he had a stolen base and he scored a run and Taylor Broderson earned two walks and he scored a pair of runs. Keenan Hodgkin was credited with an RBI, he earned three walks and he scored three runs and Max Hudlow scored a run.

The Villains’ starting pitcher Ian Jungels threw 4 2/3 innings, he gave up 11 hits, 12 runs, six walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Justin Cornell threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up five hits, five runs and he issued three walks.

Their offense was led by Justin Cornell, he went 1-for-3 with a double for an RBI and Jared Duda went 2-for-4 and he scored a run. Chase Bocken went 1-for-3 and Kyle Hayden was hit twice by a pitch. Ian Jungels went 1-for-3 and he scored a run, Luke Schumacher earned a walk and Jake Rasmusen earned a walk, a stolen base and he was hit by a pitch.

**CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 5, PEARL LAKE LAKERS 5 (10 Innings)**

The River Cats of the Sauk Valley League and the Lakers of the Central Valley League tied in exhibition action after battling for 10 innings. Richard Thompson started on the mound for the River Cats, he threw 5 1/3 innings, he gave up four hits, five runs, eight walks, and he recorded three strikeouts. Justin Houge threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, three walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Ty Carper threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts.

The River Cats’ offense was led by Jordan Picka, he went 2-for-5 with a home run for three RBIs. Cole Gueningsman went 1-for-4 with a triple and a sacrifice fly for an RBI and he scored a run. Callan Henkemeyer went 1-for-4 with a double and he earned a walk. Ty Carper went 1-for-5 and he scored a run and Jake Carper went 1-for-4. Nick Proshek and Al Smith both earned a walk and scored a run and Justin Houge and Adam Smith both earned a walk.

The Lakers’ Chandler Bacon started on the mound, he threw 3 1/3 innings, he gave up three hits, four runs and four walks. Tyler Stang threw 6 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up three hits, one run, one walk and he recorded nine strikeouts.

The Lakers’ offense was led by Justin Kunkel, he went 2-for-3 with a double for three RBIs, he earned a walk and a stolen base. Colton Fruth went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and he scored a run. Max Fuchs went 2-for-3, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Tim Voigt went 1-for-3, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Blake Kunkel earned a walk and he scored a run and Bacon and Cole Denn both earned walks.

**STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE STANDINGS**

** RECORDS**

**NORTH**

Elrosa Saints 5-1

New Munich Silverstreaks 5-1

Spring Hill Chargers 3-3

Meire Grove Grovers 3-4

Greenwald Cubs 1-5

**SOUTH**

Richmond Royals 5-2

Farming Flames 4-2

St. Martin Martins 4-2

Roscoe Rangers 1-5

Lake Henry Lakers 0-6

**SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE STANDINGS**

** RECORD**

Foley Lumberjacks 8-0

Sartell Muskies 3-0

Monticello Polecats 3-1

Clearwater River Cats 3-3

Albertville Villains 3-3

St.Joseph Joes 3-2

Rogers Red Devils 4-4

Becker Bandits 3-5

Sartell Stone Poneys 1-5

Big Lake Yellow Jackets 1-4

Clear Lake Lakers 1-6

**CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE STANDINGS**

**North**

Cold Spring Rockies 4-1

Luxemburg Brewers 2-3

St. Augusta Gussies 2-3

Pearl Lake Lakers 2-3

**South**

Kimball Express 5-0

Watkins Clippers 3-1

Eden Valley Hawks 1-4

St. Nicholas Nicks 1-4

**VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH**

Avon Lakers 3-1

St. Wendel Saints 3-1

St. Stephen Steves 3-2

Freeport Black Sox 2-2

Opole Bears 0-5

**TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK **

**CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE**

**Wednesday, July 15**

Luxemburg Brewers at Cold Spring Rockies, 7:30 p.m.

**Friday, July 17**

Eden Valley Hawks at Watkins Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

**Saturday, July 18**

Cold Spring Rockies at Kimball Express, 2 p.m.

Pearl Lake Lakers at St. Nicholas Nicks, 2 p.m.

**Sunday, July 19**

Kimball Express at Watkins Clippers, 2 p.m.

Luxemburg Brewers at St. Nicholas Nicks, 3 p.m.

Eden Valley Hawks at Pearl Lake Lakers, 2 p.m.

**SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE**

**Tuesday July, 14**

Clearwater River Cats at Monticello Polecats, 7:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Joes at Sartell Muskies, 7:30 p.m.

**Wednesday, July 15**

Becker Bandits at St. Joseph Joes, 6:15 p.m.

Big Lake Yellow Jackets at Albertville Villains, 7:30 p.m.

Sartell Stone Poneys at Monticello Polecats, 7:30 p.m.

**Friday, July 17**

Foley Lumberjacks at Sartell Muskies, 7:30 p.m.

Big Lake Yellow Jackets at Becker Bandits, 6 p.m.

**Saturday, July 18**

Monticello Polecats vs. St. Joseph Joes, 1:30 p.m.

Clear Lake Lakers at St Joseph Joes, 4:30 p.m.

Rogers Red Devils at Sartell Muskies, 1:30 p.m.

Clearwater River Cats at Clear Lake Lakers, 1:30 p.m.

**Sunday, July 19**

Rogers Red Devils at St. Joseph Joes, 1:30 p.m.

Big Lake Yellow Jackets at Sartell Stone Poneys, 4 p.m.

Albertville Villains at Foley Lumberjacks, 5:30 p.m.

Monticello Polecats at Clear Lake Lakers, 7 p.m.

**STEARNS COUNTY**

**Friday, July 17**

Greenwald Cubs at Elrosa Saints, 8 p.m.

**Saturday, July 18**

New Munich Silverstreaks at Spring Hill Chargers, 11 a.m.

St. Martin Martins at Lake Henry Lakers, 1:30 p.m.

**Sunday, July 19**

Farming Flames at New Munich Silverstreaks, 1:30 p.m.

Richmond Royals at Greenwald Cubs, 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe Rangers at St. Martin Martins, 1:30 p.m.

Elrosa Saints at Lake Henry Lakers, 1:30 p.m.

Spring Hill Chargers at Meire Grove Grovers, 1:30 p.m.

**VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH**

**Saturday, July 18**

Avon Lakers at St. Wendel Saints, 1:30 p.m.

Freeport Black Sox at St. Stephen Steves, 1:30 p.m.

**Sunday, July 19**

Avon Lakers at Opole Bears, 1:30 p.m.

St. Wendel Saints at Freeport Black Sox, 1:30 p.m.

**COUNTY LINE LEAGUE**

**Wednesday, July 15**

Paynesville Pirates at New London-Spicer Twins, 7:30 p.m.

**Friday, July 17**

New London-Spicer Twins at Starbuck Stars, 7:30 p.m.

Paynesville Pirates at Norway Lake/Sunburg, 7:30 p.m.

**Sunday, July 19**

New London-Spicer Twins at Atwater Chuckers, 1:30 p.m.

Paynesville Pirates at Starbuck Stars, 1:30 p.m.

**EXHIBITION GAMES**

**Wednesday, July 14**

Clearwater River Cats at Montrose Stingers, 6:15 p.m.

**Friday, July 17**

Sauk Centre Titans at Freeport Black Sox, 7:30 p.m.