Central Minnesota Townball Report: Elrosa knocks down Greenwald

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.

EXHIBITION GAMES

SARTELL MUSKIES 14, ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES 4

The Muskies opened their season with a big win over regional and Central Valley League rival the Gussies. They collected  hits, including four doubles and a home run. Veteran right-hander Adam Wenker started on the mound, he threw two innings, he gave up three hits, three runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Lefty Johnny Schumer threw two innings in relief, he gave up four hits, one run and he recorded a strikeout. Veteran right-hander Jake Lund threw one inning in relief, he gave up a hit, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Veteran right-hander Paul Schumer threw two innings in relief, he retired six batters. David “DD” Deminsky, a veteran lefty, threw the final inning in relief, he faced four batters. 

The Muskies’ offense was led by Jace Otto, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles for two RBIs and he scored a run. Veteran Tim Burns went 2-for-3 with two doubles for an RBI and he scored a run. Ethan Carlson went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk, two stolen bases and had scored a pair of runs. Jack Greenlun went 2-for-2 with a home run and Lund went 1-for-2 for two RBIs. Rob Voshell went 1-for-2 for an RBI, two stolen bases, one walk and he scored two runs. Adam Schellinger went 2-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and he scored a pair of runs. Jacob Merrill went 2-for-5 with a double for two RBIs and he scored a run. Cody Partch went 1-for-4 with a walk and Blake Haus went 1-for-3 for an RBI. Austin Henrichs went 1-for-1 with a walk and veteran Jake Sweeter went 2-for-2. Brian Schellinger went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice and he scored a run. Braeden Dyhuizen was credited with an RBI on a fielder’s choice. 

The Gussies’ starting pitcher Tyler Bautch threw three innings, he gave up six hits, four runs, two walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Dan Swan threw three innings in relief, he gave up eight hits, eight runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Aaron Fruth threw the final two innings in relief, he gave up five hits, two runs and a strikeout. 

The Gussies’ offense was led by Tyler Bautch, he went 2-for-4 with two home runs for three RBIs. Zach Laudenbach went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI and Nate Gwost went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and he scored a run. Mitch Gwost went 1-for-3, with a walk and he scored a run and Dan Swan went 2-for-4. Adam Gwost went 1-for-4, Michael Laudenbach went 1-for-4 and Marcus Lommel had a sacrifice. 

CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 9, PEARL LAKE LAKERS 3

The River Cats collected nine hits including a huge grand slam to give their pitchers good support. Josh Agresto started on the mound, he threw three innings, he gave up four hits, three runs, five walks and he recorded three strikeouts. Jack Grell threw four innings in relief, he gave up one hit, two walks and he recorded six strikeouts. Jake Carper threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. 

The River Cats had eight different players collect hits, led by Hunter Hollewa, he went 1-for-2 with a grand slam for four RBIss. Jack Grell went 1-for-4 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Adam Smith went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, he was hit by a pitch, had a stolen base and he scored a run. Jordan Picka went 1-for-4 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Callan Henkemeyer went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and he scored a run. Jake Carper went 1-for-4 with a walk and he scored a run and Hunter Mutterer went 1-for-3. Zach Schmidt went 1-for-2 and Cole Gueningsman earned a walk and he scored a run. Jackson Henderson scored a run and Nick Proshek earned a walk. 

The Lakers’ starting pitcher Colton Fruth threw one inning, he gave up four hits, six runs and two walks. Alex Miller threw seven innings in relief, he gave up five hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Lakers’ offense was led by Nick Schmitt, he went 1-for-2, with a double for an RBI, he earned a pair of walks, a stolen base and he scored a run. Andrew Schmitt went 2-for-4 for an RBI and Rudy Notch went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he had a stolen base. Colton Fruth went 1-for-1, he  earned a walk and he was hit by a pitch. Tommy Linn went 1-for-4 and he scored a run and Derrick Garding earned a walk and he scored a run. Miller, Justin Kunkel and Ryan Heslop each earned a walk. 

CLEAR LAKE LAKERS 13, SWANVILLE SWANS 4

The Lakers collected nine hits and were aided by nine walks in their win over the Swans of the Victory League. Starting pitcher Ryan Szymanski threw five innings to earn the win. He gave up three hits and he recorded eight strikeouts. Jordan Golombiecki threw three innings in relief, he gave up three hits, four runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Mike Golombiecki threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, two walks and he recorded a strikeout. 

The Lakers’ offense was led by Matt Krepp, he went 2-for-3 with a double for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Cory Holt went 1-for-5 with a home run for three RBIs. James Boyle went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and scored a pair of runs. Matt Korte went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Luke VanErp went 1-for-4 for an RBI, a walk and he scored two runs. Justin Hagstrom was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Brett Knudsen was credited with an RBI, he earned a walk, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Jordan Golombiecki was credited with an RBI, he earned three walks and he scored a pair of runs. Todd Van Erp went 1-for-1, Jake Samuelson earned a walk and Szymanski scored a run. 

The Swans’ starting pitcher, Levi Beseman, threw four innings, he gave up a hit, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Troy Gavin threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit and one walk. Peyton Jackson gave up four hits, eight runs and two walks. Austin Johnson threw one inning in relief, he gave up two hits, four runs and three walks. Travis Barthel threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run and one walk.

The Swans’ offense was led by Beseman, he went 2-for-2 with a double, three walks and he scored a run. Peyton Jackson went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and he scored a run and Hudson Pung went 1-for-3, with a walk and he scored a run. Shane Lambrecht, Troy Evans and Tren Dinius all went 1-for-4 and Jordan Sales scored a run. 

ELROSA SAINTS 6, GREENWALD CUBS 4

The Saints won their first game of the season over their Stearns County rivals the Cubs, backed by nine hits and aided by five errors. Payton VanBeck started on the mound, he threw three innings, he gave up four hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded six strikeouts. Luke Van Beck threw six innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up two hits, one run, six runs and he recorded six strikeouts. 

The Saints’ offense was led by Luke Van Beck, he went 1-for-4 with a double for two RBIs and he earned a walk. Matt Schmitz went 1-for-4 with a home run, he earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. Will Van Beck went 1-for-5 with a double for an RBI and Kevin Kuefler went 3-for-4 for an RBI and a walk. Brandon Roelike went 1-for-3 with a double, he earned two walks and he scored a run. Gavin Kampsen went 1-for-4 with a walk and he scored a run, Ryan Olmscheid went 1-for-5 and Evan Wiener earned a walk and he scored a pair of runs. 

The Cubs’ starting pitcher Tyler Hoffman threw six innings, he gave up seven hits, five runs, three walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Tyler Engelmeyer threw three innings in relief, he gave up two hits, one run, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

The Cubs’ offense was led by Hoffman, he went 1-for-3 for two RBIs and Ryan Kraemer went 1-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Levi Feldewerd went 2-for-5 and Tyler Engelmeyer went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Henry Braun went 1-for-2 and he scored once and Kegan Stueve earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Tyler Thomas earned a pair of walks and he scored once, Tyler Leukam earned a walk and Brett Engelmeyer earned a walk. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 26 through May 2

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE

Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m.

Eden Valley Hawks at Kimball Express

Watkins Clippers at Cold Spring Rockies

Pearl Lake Lakers at St. Augusta Gussies

Luxemburg Brewers at St. Nicholas Nicks

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE

Sunday, May 2

Sartell Muskies at Sartell Stone Poneys, 1:30 p.m. 

STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE

Saturday, May 1

Elrosa Saints at Spring Hill Chargers, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 2, 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe Rangers at Lake Henry Lakers

St. Martin Martins at Richmond Royals

Meire Grove Grovers at Greenwald Cubs

VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH

Saturday, May 1, noon

Pierz Bulldogs at St. Stephen Steves

Sunday, May 2, 1:30 p.m.

Avon Lakers at Randall Cubs

Freeport Black Sox at Flensburg Falcons

St. Stephen Steves at Opole Bears

AT LARGE

Sunday, May 2 (County Line)

Paynesville Pirates at New London-Spicer Twins, 1:30 p.m.

Victory League

Foley Lumberjacks at Nisswa Lighting, 1:30 p.m.

EXHIBITION GAMES:

Friday, April 30

Pearl Lake Lakers at Sartell Muskies, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 1

Richmond Royals at Kimball Express, 1 p.m.

Watkins Clippers at Regal Eagles, 1:30 p.m.

Clearwater River Cats at Montrose-Waverly, 3 p.m.

Dumont Saints or Atwater Chuckers at Roscoe Rangers, 10 a.m.

Sunday, May 2

Dassel-Cokato Saints at Elrosa Saints, 1:30 p.m.

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