Central Minnesota Townball Report: Cold Spring Rockies start strong

Back for the eighth season at 1390 Granite City Sports with your weekly amateur baseball (Town Team) 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 and the Foley Lumberjacks formerly of the Sauk Valley League, now the Victory League throughout their league playoffs, regional and state tourney games. Check out the Minnesota Amateur Baseball website for additional information: http://www.mnbaseball.org.

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE

COLD SPRING ROCKIES 6, PEARL LAKE LAKERS 2

(Friday, May 7 at Cold Spring)

The Rockies defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Lakers, backed by nine hits, including three doubles and a home run. This gave Eli Backes, their starter on the hill, a good deal of support. He threw 4 2/3 innings, he gave up two hits, two runs and he recorded six strikeouts. Brock Humbert threw four innings in relief, he gave up two hits, two runs and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Rockies’ offense was led by Austin Dufner, he went 2-for-3 with a home run and Calvin Kalthoff went 2-for-4 with a double for an RBI. Collin Eskew went 1-for-2  with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Brady Linn went 1-for-3 with a double for an RBI. Sam Distel went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Luke Humbert went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and he scored a run. Tyler Geislinger went 1-for-3 and David Jonas and Alex Geislinger both earned a walk and each scored a run. 

The Laker offense was led by veteran Tommy Linn, he went 1-for-4 for an RBI and Ryan Wieneke went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he was hit by a pitch. Max Fuchs went 1-for-4 with a double, Mitch Kunkel went 1-for-4 and Rudy Notch and Colton Fruth each scored a run. 

WATKINS CLIPPERS 16, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 2 (7 Innings)

(Friday, May 7 at Eden Valley)

The Clippers defeated their neighbors the Hawks, they collected 15 hits, including a triple and a pair of doubles. That gave their veteran righty, Justin Thompson a great deal of support. He threw five innings to earn the win, he gave up three hits, two runs, four walks and he recorded nine strikeouts. 

The Clippers were led on offense by nine different players collecting hits, led by their veteran center fielder Kevin Kramer. He went 4-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and he scored a pair of runs. Nolan Geislinger went 4-for-5 with a triple for three RBIs, a stolen base and he scored five runs. Myles Dziengel went 3-for-4 with a double for five RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Gavin Mathies went 2-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly for three RBIs, a stolen base and he scored a run. Veteran Dan Berg went 1-for-3 with a triple, he earned two walks and he scored three runs. Veteran lefty Matt Geislinger went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and Dustin Kramer went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Landon Neiman was credited for an RBI and Heath Kramer went 1-for-1. Veteran Lincoln Haugen earned a pair of walks, Caden Neiman earned a walk and Armondo Walker scored a run. 

The Hawks’ starting pitcher Austin Berg threw four innings, he gave up seven hits, four runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Joshua Johnson threw 1/3 of an inning, he gave up three hits, one run and four walks. Stephen Pennertz threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up five hits, seven runs, one walk and he recorded a strikeout. 

The Hawks’ offense was led by Austin Schlangen, he went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI. Tanner O’Lean, Jordan Kelm and Jeff Haag all went 1-for-4. Austin Berg, Matt Unterberger and Stephen Pennertz all earned a walk. Travis Thielen earned a walk and he scored a run and David Pennertz was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. 

WATKINS CLIPPERS 3, KIMBALL EXPRESS 1

(Sunday, May 8 at Kimball)

The Clippers defeated their Central Valley rivals the Express, backed by eight hits, including a home run and a pair of doubles. Lefty veteran, manager Matt Geislinger threw a complete game to earn the win. He scattered six hits, issued three walks, gave up one run and he recorded 13 strikeouts. 

The Clippers’ offense was led by Kevin Kramer, he went 1-for-4 with a home run for three RBIs and he earned a walk. Keith Kramer went 2-for-4 with two doubles and he scored a run. Gavin Mathies went 2-for-4 and he scored a run and Nolan Geislinger went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. Lincoln Haugen went 2-for-4 and he earned a walk and Justin Thompson earned a walk. 

The Express’ starting pitcher, Zach Dingmann threw four innings, he gave up five hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded a strikeout. Matt Dingmann threw four innings in relief, he gave up two hits and he recorded one strikeout. Aaron Laabs threw one inning in relief, he gave up a hit. 

The Express’ offense was led by Austin Ruehle, went 2-for-4 with a double for an RBI and Matt Friesen went 2-for-4. Matt Dingmann went 1-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Ben Johnson went 1-for-4, and Brooks Marquardt earned a walk. 

LUXEMBURG BREWERS 6, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 3

(Sunday, May 8 at Luxemburg)

The Brewers defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Hawks, backed by eight hits, including a home run and a double. They were aided by 11 walks and they put up four big runs in the seventh inning to take the lead. JT Harren started on the mound, he threw five innings, he gave up four hits, one run, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Sam Iten threw two innings in relief, he gave up four hits, two runs and he recorded four strikeouts. Reed Pfannenstein threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded four strikeouts. 

The Brewers were led on offense by Ethyn Fruth, he went 2-for-5 with a home run for two RBIs and he scored two runs. Derrick Orth went 2-for-3 with a double for a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Reed Pfannenstein went 2-for-3 for a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Sam Iten went 1-for-3 he earned a walk and he had a stolen base. Casey Underwood went 1-for-2 and he earned two walks and Dean Kron was credited for an RBI and he earned a walk. JT Harren went 1-for-4, Isaac Matchinsky earned three walks and he scored a run. Luke Harren earned two walks, he had a sacrifice and a stolen base.

The Hawks’ Tanner Olean started on the mound, he threw five innings, he gave up three hits, two runs, six walks and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. Austin Berg threw 1 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up a run and he recorded a strikeout. Austin Schlangen threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, three runs, five walks and he recorded two strikeouts. 

The Hawks were led on offense by Jeff Haag, he went 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Tanner Olean went 1-for-5 for an RBI and Austin Schlangen went 2-for-4 and he scored a run. Travis Thielen and Cain Renner both went 1-for-4 and Austin Berg went 1-for-5.  David Pennertz went 1-for-3 and he scored a run and Jordan Kelm was hit by a pitch. 

ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES 6, COLD SPRING ROCKIES 5

(Sunday, May 8 at St. Augusta)

The Gussies defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Rockies, backed by 13 hits, including a pair of doubles. Tyler Bautch started on the mound, he threw five innings, he gave up four hits, four runs, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Travis Laudenbach threw three innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded five strikeouts. Zach Laudenbach threw the final two innings to earn the save, he gave up three hits, one run and he recorded one strikeout. 

The Gussies’ offense was led by Aaron Fruth, he went 2-for-5 with a double for three RBIs. Tyler Bautch went 2-for-5 with a double for two RBIs and he scored a run. Mitch Gwost went 1-for-5 for a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Adam Gwost went 2-for-4 and he earned a walk and Dusty Schultzenburg went 

2-for-4 and he scored a run. Zach Laudenbach went 2-for-4 and he scored a run and Marcus Lommel went 1-for-5 and he scored a run. Nate Gwost earned a walk and he scored a run and Michael Laudenbach was hit by a pitch. 

The Rockies’ starting pitcher, Jake Brinker, threw six innings, he gave up six hits and he recorded one strikeout. Trevor Lardy threw two innings in relief, he gave up five hits, three runs and he recorded a strikeout. TJ Neu threw 1 1/3 inning in relief, he gave up two hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Rockies’ offense was led by Tyler Geislinger, he went 3-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Calvin Kalthoff went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Alex Geislinger went 1-for-5 with a double for an RBI, a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Austin Dufner went 1-for-5 for an RBI and David Jonas earned a walk and he scored a run. Brady Linn went 1-for-5 and Nick Skluzacek earned a walk. 

PEARL LAKE LAKERS 15, ST. NICHOLAS NICKS 2 (7 Innings)

(Sunday, May 8 at Marty)

The Lakers defeated their neighbors and Central Valley League rivals the NIcks in seven innings. They collected eight hits, including two home runs and a double and were aided by eight walks. Mitchell Wieneke started on the mound for the Lakers, he threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up four hits, two runs, two walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Noah Klinefelter closed it out with one inning of relief, he recorded a strikeout. 

The Lakers’ offense was led by Ryan Wieneke, he went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double for four RBIs and he earned a walk. Max Fuchs went 1-for-2 with a home run for four RBIs. Andrew Schmitt went 1-for-3 for three RBIs, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Alex Lenzmeier went 1-for-2 for two RBIs and Tommy Linn was credited for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Ryan Heslop went 1-for-3 and he scored a run. Brandon Haus went 1-for-2 and Andy Linn was credited for an RBI. Justin Kunkel earned three walks and he scored a run and Rudy Notch was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Mitch Kunkel, Kole Klaphake and Colton Fruth all earned a walk and he scored a run. Derrick Garding was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Nick Schmidt was hit by a pitch. 

The Nicks’ starting pitcher, veteran Kevin Drontle threw 2/3 of an inning, he gave up three hits, six runs and three runs. Derek Kuechle threw 4 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up three hits, six runs, four walks and recorded seven strikeouts. Hunter Ahrens gave up three runs and one walk and Connor Lincoln threw one inning, he gave up two hits. 

The Nicks’ offense was led by Damian Lincoln, he went 2-for-3 with a double and he scored a run. Hunter Ahrens went 2-for-3 and Alex Foehrenbacher was credited for an RBI. Zach Koltes earned a walk and Connor Lincoln scored a run. 

COUNTY LINE LEAGUE

NEW LONDON-SPICER TWINS 9, REGAL EAGLES 8 (12 Innings)

(Sunday, May 8 at Spicer)

 The Twins came from behind to defeat their County Line League rivals the Eagles, it took 12 innings in walk-off fashion. The Twins collected 12 hits, including four doubles to give Adam Nibaur, their starter on the mound, some support. He threw five innings, he gave up eight hits, five runs, one walk and he recorded eight strikeouts. Ethan Haugen threw seven innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up five hits, three runs, one walk and he recorded 11 strikeouts. 

 The Twins’ offense was led by Jeff Salonek went 1-for-5 with a sacrifice fly for two RBIs and Mason Taugtes went 2-for-6 with a double for an RBI. Scott Rambow went 4-for-7 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run and Jake Rambow went 1-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Hunter Magnuson went 1-for-4 with an RBI and he scored two runs and Jay Magnuson went1-for-3 and he earned three walks. Ethan Haugen went 1-for-3 with a double, he earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored a run and Ben Kulset was credited for an RBI, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Adam Schrader went 1-for-6 and he scored two runs. 

The Eagles’ Nathan Meyer started on the mound, he threw 1 2/3 innings, he gave up two walks, two runs and he recorded one strikeout. Chris Beier threw 5 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up seven hits, three runs, four walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Shane Rademacher threw 4 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up five hits, four runs, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Eagles’ offense was led by Blake Karsch, he went 2-for-5 with a home run for four RBIs. Jordan Beier went 3-for-6 for an RBI, a stolen base and he scored a run. Josh Beier went 3-for-6 with a stolen base and he scored three runs. Shane Rademacher went 1-for-6 with a home run for two RBIs and Derek Dengerud went 1-for-6 with a home run. Nathan Beier went 2-for-6 with a double and scored a run, Chris Beier and Adrian Belden each earned a walk.  

STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE

FARMING FLAMES 14, ROSCOE RANGERS 3

(Saturday, May 8 at Roscoe)

The Flames defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Rangers, backed by 19 hits, including two home runs, three doubles. This would give a pitcher what they have dreamed about for support. Well, a veteran lefty sure showed his appreciation, Brad Mergen started on the mound for the Flames. He threw six innings to earn the win, he scattered eight hits, gave up three runs, issued three walks and he recorded ten strikeouts. Tylor Schroeder threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. 

The Flames’ offense had nine players collect hits, including seven players with multi-hit games. The veteran lefty, Brad Mergen went 3-for-5 for two RBIs and he scored a run. Robert Schleper went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double for two RBIs. Ethan Navratil went 1-for-3 with a home run for two RBIs, he was hit by a pitch and he scored three runs. Taylor Fourre went 4-for 6, with a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Breyden Eiynck went 2-for-4 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Cody Fourre went 2-for-6 for three RBIs and Will Mergen went 2-for-6, with a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Aaron Eiynck went 2-for-4 and he earned a walk, Tylor Schroeder earned a walk and he scored a run and Hunter Mergen went 1-for-1. 

The Rangers starting pitcher Dawson Hemmesch threw 5 1/3 innings, he gave up 12 hits, nine runs, five walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Bennett Evans threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, he gave up seven hits, five runs, and he recorded six strikeouts. 

The Rangers’ offense was led by Jordan Schleper, he went 1-for-3 with a home run for two RBIs and Brendon Schleper went 1-for-4 with a home run. Devon Savage wen 2-for-3 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Chris Vanderbeek went 2-for-3 and he earned a walk and Russell Landendecker went 1-for-4. Austin Pauls went 1-for-3, Brent Heinen went 1-for-4, Max Athmann and Spence Evans were both hit by a pitch. 

NEW MUNICH SILVERSTREAKS 7, ELROSA SAINTS 1 

(Sunday, May 8 at Elrosa)

The Silverstreaks defeated their Stearns County League rivals the Saints, backed by 10 hits, including three doubles. Lefty Ty Reller started on the mound, he threw 8 1/3 innings to earn the win, he gave up six hits, one run, one walk and he recorded 14 strikeouts. 

The Silverstreaks’ offense was led by Hunter Rademacher, he went 2-for-4 with two doubles for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Adam Stangler went 2-for 5 with a double for an RBI, he had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Chad Funk went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, scored two runs and Logan Funk went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he was hit by a pitch. Nick Stangler was credited for an RBI and he earned a walk. Keagan Stangler was credited for an RBI and he was hit by a pitch. Ty Reller went 1-for-4, Tanner Rieland went 1-for-3 and Nolan Sand went 1-for-1 and he scored a run. 

The Saints’ starting pitcher was veteran righty Ethan Vogt, he threw six innings, he gave up seven hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Austin Imdieke threw three innings in relief, he gave up three hits, four runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Saints’ offense was led by Peyton Winter, he went 1-for-2 for an RBI and he earned a walk. Matt Schmitz and Derek Wiener both went 1-for-4 with a double  and Kevin Kuefler went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. Luke VanBeck went 1-for-4, Gavin Kampsen went 1-for-3 and Wyatt Steffensen went 1-for-1. 

RICHMOND ROYALS 6, LAKE HENRY LAKERS  3

(Sunday, May 8 at Richmond)

The Royals defeated their Stearns County rivals the Lakers, backed by 11 hits, including a grand slam and a double. This gave Austin Larson, the Royals starter, a great deal of support. He threw seven innings to earn the win, he gave up five hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts. Veteran DJ Schleicher threw two innings in relief to close it out, he gave up one hit, one run, one walk and he recorded one strikeout. 

The Royals’ offense was led by Chase Aleshire, he went 1-for-5 with a grand slam for four RBIs. Cole Schmitz went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI and Dustin Adams went 2-for-3 and he scored a run. Carter Thelen went 2-for-4 and he scored a pair of runs and Trent Gertken went 1-for-4 and he earned a walk. Justin Schroeder went 1-for-4, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Logan Aleshire went 1-for-4 and he scored a run, Kyle Budde went 1-for-3 and he earned a walk and Lane Myer went 1-for-1. 

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Sam Hopfer threw six innings, he gave up nine hits, five runs, three walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Weston Brinkman threw two innings in relief, he gave up two hits, one run, one walk and he recorded a strikeout.  

The offense was led by Jason Kampsen, he went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI and Josh Kampsen went 1-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and he scored a run. Sam Hopfer went 1-for-4 with a double and Shane Kampsen went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Matt Lieser went 1-for-4, Cooper Bast went 1-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Adam Jaeger earned a walk. 

ST. MARTIN MARTINS 7, GREENWALD CUBS 4

(Sunday, May 8 at St. Martin)

The Martins defeated their Stearns County rivals the Cubs, backed by 10 hits and solid pitching performances. Ben Schroeder started on the mound for the Martins, he threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up six hits, four runs and he recorded nine strikeouts. Bryan Schlangen threw three innings in relief, he gave one hit, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Kyle Lieser threw the final inning in relief to earn the save, he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Martins’ offense was led by Bryan Schlangen, he went 3-for-4 for three RBIs and he scored a run. Tanner Arceneau 3-for-4 for an RBI and he scored a run and Kyle Lieser went 1-for-2, he earned two walks, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Nolan Reuter went 1-for-4, with a stolen base, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a pair of runs. Derek Koll went 1-for-1 with a stolen base and Brady Goebel went 1-for-4. Jaylyn Arceneau went 1-for-2, Matt Schlangen earned two walks and he scored a run and Ryan Messer was hit by a pitch. 

The Cubs’ starting pitcher, Tyler Hoffman, threw seven innings, he gave up 10 hits, seven runs, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Tyler Engelmeyer threw the final inning in relief, he issued one walk. 

The Cubs’ offense was led by Tyler Engelmeyer, he went 2-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Kegan Stueve went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he earned a walk and Levi Feldewerd had a sacrifice fly for an RBI. Tyler Leukam went 1-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Brett Engelmeyer went 1-for-3 and he scored a run. Ethan Ettel went 1-for-4 and Tyler Hoffman went 1-for-3.

SPRING HILL CHARGERS 14, MEIRE GROVE GROVERS 4 (7 Innings)

(Sunday, May 8 at Meire Grove) 

The Chargers defeated their Stearns County rivals the Grovers in seven innings, backed by eight hits, including two home runs and a double. Anthony Reverman started on the mound for the Chargers, he threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up six hits, four runs, one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. 

Carter Tschida threw the final inning in relief, he issued one walk. 

The Chargers’ offense was led by Jamie Terres, he went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a double for five RBIs and he scored two runs. Nathan Terres went

1-for-3 with a home run for three RBIs and he scored two runs. Owen Meyer went 1-for-4 for two RBIs, he had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Eric Terres went 2-for-4 with a double and he scored a run. Luke Dehmer went

1-for-3 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Reagan Nelson was credited for an RBI and he scored a run and Austin Schoenberg earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored three runs. Anthony Reverman earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Dylan Gertken was hit by a pitch. 

The Grovers’ starting pitcher Josh Roelike threw five innings, he gave up seven hits, 12 runs, two walks and he recorded one strikeout. Jacob Imdieke threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run and he recorded a strikeout. Colton Meyer went 1-for-2 with a home run for two RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Alex Welle went 2-for-3 with a double for two RBIs and Tyler Moscho went 1-for-2, he earned two walks, had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Tanner Klaphake went 1-for-4 and Gabe Schwieters went 1-for-3. 

VICTORY LEAGUE 

AVON LAKERS 12, OPOLE BEARS 2 (7 Innings) 

(Sunday, May 8 at Avon)

The Lakers defeated their Victory League rival the Bears, backed by 12 hits, including a home run and three doubles. They put up six runs in the first inning and never looked back. This gave their starting pitcher Matt Pichelmann a good cushion, he threw four innings, he gave up two hits, four runs, and he recorded three strikeouts. Reese Gregory threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded three strikeouts. Carter Phillippi closed it out with one inning of relief, he gave up one hit, one run and he issued two walks. 

The Lakers were led on offense by Joe Dolan, he went 4-for-4 with a double for three RBIs and he scored two runs. Carter Holthaus went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly for three RBIs and he earned a walk. Matt Meyer went 1-for-4 for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Reese Gregory went 2-for-4 with a home run and he earned a walk. Carter Phillippi had a sacrifice fly for a RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored two runs. Caleb Curry went 1-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Riley Voit went 2-for-4 and he scored a run and Reed Voit went 1-for-1 with a double and he scored a run. Cole Wellmann was credited for a RBI, he earned two walks, he was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs and Cody Stich earned a walk and he scored a run. 

The Bears’ starting pitcher, Andrew Hanson threw 3 2/3 innings, he gave up seven hits, nine runs, eight walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Jake Nelson threw the final 2 1/3 innings, he gave up five hits, three runs, one walk and he recorded one strikeout. 

The Bears’ offense was led by Jordan Schmitz, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles for an RBI. Tate Lange went 1-for-4 for a RBI and Alex Lange went 1-for-3. Isaiah Folsom had a sacrifice and he was hit by a pitch and Austin Lange was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Drew Lange earned a walk and he scored a run, Andrew Hanson earned a walk and Steve Benkowski was hit by a pitch. 

UPSALA BLUE JAYS 12, ST. STEPHEN STEVES 5

(Sunday, May 8 at St. Stephen) 

The Blue Jays defeated their Victory League rivals the Steves, backed by 15 hits, including for doubles and a home run. Matt Swanson started on the mound for the Blue Jays, he threw seven innings to earn the win. He gave up seven hits, four runs, three walks and he recorded 11 strikeouts. Brock Cichon threw one inning in relief to close it out, he gave up one hit, one run and he recorded two strikeouts. 

The Blue Jays’ offense was led by Matt Swanson, he went 1-for-5 for a home run for four RBIs. Justin Lampert went 2-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and he was hit by a pitch. Justin Cichon went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice for two RBIs, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored three runs. Brock Cichon went 2-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Myron Ripllinger went 3-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. John Fuchs went 1-for-4 with a double for two RBIs, he earned two walks and he scored two runs. Levi Lampert went 2-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored three runs. Brady Burggraff went 1-for-5, Dustin Bieniek and Nick Frieler both were hit by a pitch. 

The Steves’ veteran Nick Krippner started on the mound, he threw four innings, gave up five hits, three runs, four walks and he recorded one strikeout. Alan Justin threw three innings, he gave up eight hits, seven runs, one walk and he recorded one strikeout. Matthew Meyer threw 1 2/3 innings, he gave up two hits, three runs, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. 

The Steves’ offense was led by Matthew Meyer, he went 2-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and a stolen base. Tony Schmitz went 1-for-4 with a home run and Bo Schmitz went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Derek Durant went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Riley Hartwig went 1-for-3. Brandon Waldvogel went 1 for 3, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Landon Lunser went 1-for-1 with a stolen base. Ben Omann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. 

SAINT WENDEL SAINTS 7, SWANVILLE SWANS 5

(Sunday, May 8 at St. Wendel)

The Saints defeated their Victory League rivals the Swans, backed by seven timely hits and three big runs put up in the eighth inning to take the lead. Jack Opatz started on the mound for the Saints, he threw three innings, he gave up five hits, five runs, seven walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Jon Ethen threw six innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up three hits and he recorded 12 strikeouts. 

The Saints were led on offense by Jon Ethan, he went 2-for-4 for two RBIs and Jordan Gombos, he went 1-for-4 for an RBI. Jack Opatz went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he earned a walk and Brandon Dickmann went 1-for-4 for an RBI. Peter Schumer went 1-for-2, he earned two walks and he scored two runs. Rolando Ramos earned a walk, he had a stolen base and he scored a run. Tanner Tomaseh earned a walk and he scored a run and Tyler Huls went 1-for-3, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored two runs. Cole Wunderlich scored a run and Carter Douvier had a stolen base. 

The Swans’ Levi Beseman started on the mound, he threw four innings, he gave up two hits, four runs, four walks and he recorded a strikeout. Tyler Evans threw four innings, he gave up five hits, three runs, two walks and he recorded a strikeout. 

The Swans’ offense was led by Jackson Thieschfer, he went 1-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Travis Bartel went 4-for-5 with a double for two RBIs and Tren Dinius went 1-for-5 for an RBI. Levi Beseman went 1-for-4, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored a run. Hudson Pung went 1-for-2, he earned three walks, had a stolen base and he scored a run. Tyler Evans earned three walks and he scored a run, Austin Johnson was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Shane Lambrecht earned a walk. 

FOLEY LUMBERJACKS 7, ROYALTON RIVER DOGS 5

(Sunday, May 8 at Royalton)

The Lumberjacks defeated their Victory League foes the River Dogs, back by eight hits, including three home runs. They put up four runs in the fourth inning and they never looked back. Veteran right hander, Mike Beier threw a complete game to earn the win. He did give up early runs, two in the second and three in the third innings. It took that long for the 49-year-old to get warmed up. He gave up nine hits, five runs, one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. 

The Lumberjacks’ offense was led by Mitch Keeler, he went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double for two RBIs, he earned a walk and he had a stolen base. Ryan Chmielewski went 2-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs. Brandon Buesgens went 1-for-3 with a home run and he earned a walk. Joe Siwicki went 1-for-5 with two stolen bases and Sam Keeler went 1-for-4 and he scored a run. Chuck Hackett went 1-for-4 and he scored a run, Wyatt Ziwicki earned a walk and he scored a run, Chris Plante earned a walk and Mitch Loegering earned a walk and he scored a run. 

The River Dogs’ starting pitcher, Nathan Psyck threw 8 1/3 innings, he gave up eight hits, seven runs, four walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Zach Leibold threw 2/3 of an innings, he issued one walk and he recorded a strikeout. 

The River Dogs’ offense was led by Zach Cekalla, he went 2-for-3 with a double for an RBI and Nate Benusa went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI and he scored a run. EthanWalcheski went 1-for-5 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Cole Jendro went 2-for-5 for an RBI and he scored two runs and Gavin Suska went 1-for-5 and he scored a run. Brady Brezinka went 2-for-4 for a RBI and Ryan Snyder was hit by a pitch.   

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE

SARTELL MUSKIES 12, CLEAR LAKE LAKERS 2 (8 Innings)

The Muskies defeated their Sauk Valley League rivals the Lakers in eight innings, they collected 12 hits, with eight players collecting hits. Veteran Righty Adam Wenker started on the mound, he threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up just three hits and he recorded four strikeouts. Grant Mackenthun threw one inning in relief, he gave up two hits, two runs and one walk. Veteran righty Paul Schumer closed it out with one inning of relief, he gave up two hits and he recorded three strikeouts.

The Muskies’ Jace Otto went 1-for-3 with a triple for three RBIs, a stolen base and he scored a run. Lefty John Schumer went 2-for-4 for three RBIs and Cody Partch went 2-for-3 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. Jacob Merrill went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Blake Haus went 2-for-2 for an RBI. The veterans Adam Schellinger went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and he scored a run and Brian Schellinger went 1-for-4, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored three runs. Braeden Dykuizen went 1-for-1 and Ethan Carlson earned a pair of walks and he scored a pair of runs. Austin Henrichs earned a walk, a stolen base and he scored two runs and Jack Greenlun had a stolen base and he scored a run. 

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Ryan Szymanski threw five innings, he gave up nine hits, 11 runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Matt Krepp threw one inning, he gave up a hit and Mike Smith issued one walk and he recorded a strikeout. Jordan Golombiecki threw one inning in relief, he gave up two hits, one run and one walk.

The Lakers’ offense was led by Brett Knudsen, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Jordan Golombieki was credited for an RBI. Justin Hagstrom went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Matt Korte went 2-for-4. Ryan Szyzmanski went 2-for-3, Luke VanErp had a stolen base and he scored a run, Jake Samuelson earned a walk and Matt Krepp was hit by a pitch. 

EXHIBITION GAMES

SARTELL MUSKIES 8, ISANTI RED BIRDS 1

(Friday, May 7 at Sartell)

The Muskies defeated their Eastern Minny and former Region 1 rivals the Red Birds, by 11 hits and aided by 13 walks. This gave lefty Johnny Schumer a great deal of support, he threw 6 2/3 innings to earn the win. He gave up four hits, one run, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Veteran righty David Kroger threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts. 

The Muskies’ offense was led by Jack Greenlun, he went 2-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. David Kroger went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Caden O’Connel went 1-for-1 for an RBI. Andrew Deters went 2-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Ethan Carlson went 1-for-2, he earned a pair of walks, a stolen base and he scored a pair of runs. Rob Voshell went 1-for-2 and Braeden Dykuizen went 1-for-3 and he earned a walk. CJ Hemmesch went 

1-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Cody Partch earned three walks, Dan O’Connell and Jacob Merrill both earned a walk and both scored a run and Jaden Vorpahl scored a run. 

The Red Birds’ starting pitcher Phil Bray threw three innings, he gave up four hits, four runs, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Taylor Wink threw three innings, he gave up three hits, four walks and he recorded five strikeouts. Logan Kalis threw two innings in relief, he gave up four hits, four walks, four runs and he recorded four strikeouts. 

The Red Birds’ offense was led by Blaze Hogie had a sacrifice fly for an RBI and Mason Voshell went 1-for-2 with a double. Logan Kalis went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Tristen Zimprich went 1-for-2 and a walk. Matt Duong went 1-for-4 and Mitch Dunbar went 1-for-2 and Jeff Bowman earned a walk. 

KIMBALL EXPRESS 5, CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 1

(Saturday, May 8 at Kimball) 

The Express defeated their Sauk Valley league foe the River Cats, led by nine hits and aided by seven walks. The Express’s veteran righty Andy Dingmann started on the mound, he threw six innings to earn the win. He gave up five hits, one run, one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. Craig Meyer threw three innings in relief, he gave up two hits, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts.

The Express’ offense was led by veteran Adam Beyer, he went 3 -for-4 with a double for two RBIs and a stolen base. Zach Dingmann went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he earned a walk. Austin Ruehle went 4-for-5 and he scored a run and Andy Dingmann went 1-for-2, he earned a walk. Joe Pennertz was credited for an RBI and he earned a walk and Brian Marquardt earned a pair of walks and he scored a pair of runs. Matt Dingmann earned a walk and he scored a run and Jackson Marquardt earned a walk.

The River Cats’ starting pitcher Josh Agresto threw a complete game, he threw eight innings. He gave up nine hits, five runs, seven walks and he recorded six strikeouts. 

The River Cats were led on offense by Jordan Picka, he went 1-for-4 with a double for an RBI and a walk. Collan Henkemeyer went 1-for-4 with a double and Adam Smith went 2-for-3. Jake Carper went 2-for-5, Cole Gueningsman went 1-for-4 and Jack Grell earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. 

DASSEL-COKATO SAINTS 13, SARTELL STONE PONEYS 3 (7 In.)

The Saints defeated the Stone Poneys of the Sauk Valley league in seven innings, they had nine hits to give their starting pitch good support. Collin Krick threw six innings, he gave up six hits, three runs, one walk and he recorded six strikeouts. James Howell threw three innings in relief, he retired the three batters that he faced. 

The Saints’ offense was led by Jordan Flick, he went 1-for-3 for four RBIs, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored two runs. Michael Leffler went 1-for-3 for two RBIs, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Ben Lindquist went 2-for-3 for two RBIs and he earned a walk and Tyler Brandel went 2-for-4, he earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored three runs. Steve Boger went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Jim Althoff went 1-for-4, with a walk, two stolen bases and he scored three runs. Dylan Weber was credited for an RBI, he earned a  walk and he scored a run. Paul Vetsch went 1-for-1 and he scored a run, Cy Flick was credited for an RBI and he was hit by a pitch and Paul Jacobson scored a run. 

The Stone Poneys’ starting pitcher Nathan Nierenhausen threw four innings, he gave up seven hits, six runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Reece Johnson threw one inning, he gave up a hit and he recorded a strikeout. Lefty Jeff Amann threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit, four runs, four walks and he recorded one strikeout. 

The Stone Poneys’ offense was led by Josh Schaefer, he went 2-for-3 with a double for an RBI and he scored a run. William Kranz went 2-for-4 and he scored two runs and Quinton Young went 1-for-4 for an RBI. Jeff Amann went 1-for-4 with a double and Tyler Phelps Hemmesch earned a walk and he had a stolen base.  

SOBIESKI SKIS 11, CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 0 (7 Innings)

(Sunday, May 8 at Sobieski) 

The Skis defeated the River Cats in seven innings in exhibition action, the Skis collected nine hits, including two doubles and a home run. This was plenty to work with for the veteran righty Tyler Jendro. He threw our innings, he gave up three hits and he recorded eight strikeouts. Dustin Parker threw two innings in relief, he gave up a hit and he recorded a strikeout. Scott LItchy threw one inning, he gave up two hits and he recorded a strikeout. 

The Skis’ offense was led by Beau Hanowski, he went 1-for-3 with a home run for three RBIs. Tyler Jendro went 2-for-4 with a double for three RBIs and he scored two runs. Riley Hirsch went 1-for-2 for an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Matt Baier went 2-for-3, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Joey Hanowski went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he scored a run and Scott Litchy went 1-for-4 for an RBI and he earned a walk. Collin Eckman went 1-for-1 with a double, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Riley Czech was credited for an RBI, Dusty Parker earned two walks and he scored two runs and Thomas Miller was credited for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run.  

The River Cats’ starting pitcher Jake Carper threw three innings, he gave up six hits, nine runs, five walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Cody Thiery threw two innings in relief, he gave up three hits, two runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Jack Grell threw one inning, he issued a walk and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. 

The River Cats’ offense was led by Jack Grell, he went 2-for-3 with a double and Hunter Holewa had a sacrifice. Jordan Picka and Cole Gueningsman both went 1-for-3 and Jackson Henderson and Nick Proshek both went 1-for-2.

UPCOMING GAMES

(May 10-16)

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE

Saturday, May 15

Cold Spring Rockies at St. Nicholas Nicks, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m.

Cold Spring Rockies at Kimball Express

Luxemburg Brewers at Watkins Clippers

St. Augusta Gussies at St. Nicholas Nicks

Eden Valley Hawks at Pearl Lake Lakers 

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE

Saturday, May 15

St. Joseph Joes at Clear Lake Lakers, 12:30 p.m.

Rogers Red Devils at Clearwater River Cats, 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 16

Sartell Stone Poneys at Clearwater River Cats, 2 p.m.

Albertville Villains at St. Joseph Joes, 1:30 p.m.

Rogers Red Devils at Becker Bandits, 4 p.m.

Clear Lake Lakers at Sartell Muskies, 12:30 p.m.

STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE

Saturday, May 15

Elrosa Saints at New Munich Silverstreaks, noon

Sunday, May 16 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin Martins at Roscoe Rangers

Richmond Royals at Elrosa Saints

Meire Grove Grovers at New Munich Silverstreaks

Greenwald Cubs at Spring Hill Chargers

Farming Flames at Lake Henry Lakers

VICTORY LEAGUE

Saturday, May 15

Pierz Lakers at Freeport Black Sox, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 16

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

Freeport Black Sox at Royalton Riverdogs, 1:30 p.m.

Pierz Bulldogs at Opole Bears, noon

Pierz Brewers at Opole Bears, 3:30 p.m.

Buckman Billygoats at Avon Lakers, 1:30 p.m.

Pierz Brewers at St. Stephen Steves, noon

Foley Lumberjacks at Flensburg Falcons, 1:30 p.m.

COUNTY LINE LEAGUE

Sunday, May 16

New London Spicer at Norway Lake, 1:30 p.m.

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

Atwater Chuckers at Regal Eagles, 1:30 p.m.

EXHIBITION GAMES

Friday, May 14

Pearl Lake Lakers at St. Wendel Saints, 6:15 p.m.

Roscoe Rangers at Eden Valley Hawks, 7:30 p.m.

Cold Spring Rockies at Dundas Dukes, 7:30 p.m.

Becker Bandits at D-C Saints, 7:30 p.m.

Raymond Rockets at New London-Spicer Twins, 7:30 p.m.

Regal Eagles at Bird Island Bullfrogs, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 15

Willmar Rails at Kimball Express, 1 p.m.

Mora Blue Devils at Sartell Stone Poneys, 7 p.m.

Richmond Royals at Sobieski Skis, 1:30 p.m.

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