CLASS B ROUNDUP SATURDAY AT DASSEL: Cold Spring, Miesville advance to Labor Day Weekend

By Eric Kraushar

news@mnbaseball.org

Cold Spring got the monkey off its back in an opening weekend win over North St. Paul, its first state tournament win since 2020. Now the Springers are back where they have been so many times in recent decades.

Labor Day weekend.

The Springers scored in each of the first three innings, breaking open the game with a Brady Klehr bases-clearing double, in a 9-3 win over St. Louis Park on Saturday in Dassel.

Klehr reached base four times, finishing 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. 

St. Louis Park, champions in Class A in 2022, struck first to open the game, but Cold Spring pitcher Zach Femrite set down 15 consecutive Pirates at one point. A crucial double play with two St. Louis Park runners on in a 4-2 game was a pivotal turning point in the game.

Klehr’s bases-clearing double in the next half inning extended the lead to 7-2 for Cold Spring.

Brad Olson (3-for-4, double, two RBIs), Drew Bulson (2-for-5) and Jeron Terres (2-for-4, RBI) also led a 13-hit attack for the Springers.

Femrite struck out eight batters in scattering six hits in the complete game.

Brady Burzynski had a multi-hit game, scoring a run for St. Louis Park.

Cold Spring will face Miesville in the state quarterfinals at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, in Delano.

MIESVILLE 13, ANOKA 1 (8)

Miesville scored multiple runs in four of eight at-bats, easily advancing to the third weekend with a 13-1 win over Anoka in eight innings on Saturday.

The Mudhens outhit the Bucs 11-4. Eight of nine starters had at least one hit.

Joey Werner hit a second-inning home run, while Brock Rinehart’s run-scoring double turned into three runs on an overthrow, allowing Rinehart to run all around the bases in the fourth inning.

Matt Van Der Bosch and Austin LaDoux each had two RBIs for the Mudhens.

Quinn Kruger (five innings), JD Dobis (two innings) and Cooper Smith (one inning) combined for 11 strikeouts for Miesville.

Jackson Hauge was 1-for-2 with a walk for Anoka.

Miesville draws Cold Spring in round three at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Delano.

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