Class B Roundup (Dundas): Dundas holds on for 4-3 win over Eagan

By Kevin Luckow

Scoremonster Contributor 

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Photos via Jim Wellbrock

Dundas 4, Eagan 3

Behind a complete game performance from veteran Todd Mathison, Dundas defeated Eagan 3-2 at Dundas.

Mathison and Eagan starter Chad Czaplewski both dominated early as there was no score until the fourth inning when the Dukes struck for a pair of runs. Haydn Lanoue singled to left center with one out. Two batters later Kyle Hrncir hit a two run home run to left field to give Dundas a 2-0 lead.

Eagan scored an unearned run in the sixth inning when Jake Ossell singled with two outs to drive in JD Dorgan and Eagan was back within a run.

Dundas stretched the lead to 4-1 in the eighth inning on the strength of an RBI infield single by Garrett Meihoffer and a Patrick Wadzinski bloop single to center.

Eagan made things interesting in the last of the eighth. Roy Larson drilled a two-run home run to center field and it was a one-run game heading to the ninth inning.

Eagan managed to get two runners on base in the ninth but Mathison retired Travis McDonald to end the game.

Mathison allowed three runs, two earned on six hits and struck out 12 Bandit batters.  

Kyle Hrncir went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a single and stolen base.

Czaplewski took the loss for Eagan going five innings and allowing two runs.  

Roy Larson went 2-for-4 with a home runs and two runs batted in.

Dundas moves on to face Blaine Fusion next Saturday at 4:30 pm in Dundas

Moorhead 11, New Market 3

In the second game in Dundas on Sunday, Moorhead used seven runs in the first three innings and seven strong innings from starting pitcher Cole Christensen to defeat New Market 11-3.

After a leadoff home run by New Market’s Alex Barreth to stake the Muskies to a 1-0 lead, Moorhead got to work in the second inning. With runners at the corners with two outs, Moorhead executed a double steal to tie the game. The next batter, Spencer Flaten lined a ball off the glove of Muskies second baseman Lincoln Berry for an error that scored two runs. Brandon Jacobson lined a single to score the fourth run of the inning.

In the third, Jayse McLean belted a two-run home run and a Nick Salatine double scored another run for a 7-1 Moorhead lead. Single runs in the fourth and the seventh and two more in the eighth rounded out the scoring for the Brewers. 

Alex Barreth homered in the eighth, his second of the game in the eighth and Andy Henkemeyer homered in the last of the ninth for New Market to round out the Muskies scoring.

Cole Christensen got the win for Moorhead going seven innings allowing only one run on six hits and struck out six. Denver Blinn went 3-for-4 with three doubles and a run batted in.  Nick Salentine went 2-for-4 with a run batted in.

Brett Herber took the loss for New Market lasting 2 1/3 innings allowing six runs, three earned. 

With the win, Moorhead now faces Champlin Park next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Dundas.

Champlin Park 7, Chaska 2

Champlain Park pitcher Sam Riola went the distance for the LoGators and LoGator bats used a three-run fourth and two-run sixth to pull away from Chaska in Sunday’s opener at Memorial Park in Dundas.

Riola and Chaska starter Ryan Rodriguez matched zeros until Champlin Park got in on the board in the third. A sacrifice fly with the bases loaded by Jeff Heuer gave Champlin Park a 1-0 lead.

The fourth inning saw the LoGators bat nine hitters. Singles by Drake Siens and Reid Conlee put runners on the corners and a sacrifice fly by Bryce Nelson scored a run. After a line-drive double down the third base line by Matt Marek put two runners in scoring position, Bruns singled to score two more runs.

In the LoGator sixth an error and a Riola double put runners on second and third. Jack Puder singled to score the fifth run with another run scoring as Puder’s single was mishandled in right field.  

Tyler Midas added his touch in the eighth inning with a solo home run to make the score 7-0 before Chaska put two runs up in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as Champlin Park advanced with a 7-2 win.

Riola went the distance on the mound garnering Player of the Game honors. Riola at one point retired 24 Chaska Cubs and for the day allowed two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out 10 on 124 pitches. Ryan Bruns went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and Riola helped his own cause going 2-for-4 with a walk, stolen base and a run scored hitting leadoff.

Rodriguez took the loss for Chaska going 2 1/3 innings giving up four runs. Pete Ohnsorg was great in relief, throwing 4 1/3 innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits and struck out two. Trent Thinesen drove in the only Cubs’ runs in the ninth with a two-run pinch hit double.

Champlin Park moves on to the face Moorhead  next Saturday at 1:30 in Dundas. 

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