Class B Sunday roundup in Hamburg: Riola wins pitchers’ duel for Champlin Park

By Pat Beck

ScoreMonster Contributor

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A pair of college pitchers battled it out as Sam Riola of the Champlin Park LoGators won a pitchers’ duel with Hampton Cardinals’ Adam Stockwell 1-0.

Riola, who pitches for Louisana-Lafayette, had a no hitter going until the seventh inning when Rhett Hebrig broke it up with a single through the shortstop hole. Riola finished with a complete-game, two-hit shutout with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Stockwell, who pitches for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, threw a four-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts in eight innings.

Ethan Mocchi delivered the game-winning home run over the left-center field fence in the seventh inning. It went over the 360-foot sign.

John Dittman had the other hit for Hampton.

For Champlin, Reid Conlee batted 2-for-4 and Levi Brening batted 1-for-3.

Both teams had numerous sparking fielding plays. Hampton had one error, and Champlin Park had none.

Rochester 7, Forest Lake 3

Cleveland 2006 minor league draftee Matt Meyer pitched a complete game six-hitter to lead the Rochester Royals to a 7-3 win over the Forest Lake Brewers.

Meyer, a side-arming lefty, allowed two earned runs and one walk while striking out three in nine innings pitched.

Forest Lake starting pitcher Cam Kline lasted five innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out five. Reliever Luke Wellner pitched the last three innings with one earned run on six hits and no walks.

Jared Campbell led the Royals’ 15-hit attack, going 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.

Two other Royals also had three hits. Jake Halverson went 3-for-5 with two runs. Matt Cano finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Sam Warren hit 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Six players had a hit each for the Brewers who took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jacky Faesta Fosten led off with a single and went to second on a pickoff error. Cam Kline singled to right to drive in Faesta Fosten.

The Brewers upped their lead to 2-0 with a run in the third. Faesta Fosten again started the rally with a walk and a stolen base. Kline walked. Brandon Rogers sacrifice bunted the runners to second and third. Sam Graff drove in Faesta Fosten with a ground out to third.

Rochester scored three runs in the third to take a 3-2 lead. Campbell led off with a triple over the center fielder. Mike Michalak singled to center to drive in Campbell. Jake Halverson singled to put runners on first and third, and Tate Meiners hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Michalak. Matt Cano singled to right, and Sam Warren doubled over the center fielder to drive in Halverson.

The Royals upped their lead to 4-2 with a run in the fifth. Tate Meiners reached when the catcher dropped the ball on the third strike. Sam Warren and Logan Milene hit back-toback singled to score Meiners who stole second base.

Rochester scored three more runs in the sixth to take a 7-2 lead. Campbell led off with an infield hit. Michalak reached on an error. Halverson also beat out an infield hit to load the bases. Cano hit a two-RBI single to right. Milene singled in Halverson.

Forest Lake ended the scoring with a run in the eighth. Sean Graff reached on an error. Drew Cremisino doubled in Graff.

New Market 11, Burnsville 5

A nine-run 2nd inning, 17 hits and strong pitching by Connor Wietgrefe propelled New Market to an 11-5 win over Burnsville.

Burnsville jumped to a 3-0 lead in the 1st. Zach Andreasen hit a two-out double Matt Trocke reached on an error, and Kevin Johnson drove in Andreasen with single . Joe Robinson then hit a two-RBI single to send Trocke and Johnson home.

The Muskies sent 12 batters to the plate and had nine hits in thenine-run 2nd inning. Singles by Carter Hanson, Steve McGuiggan and Scott Lyden loaded the bases. Alex Berreth walked to drive in Henkmeyer hit back-to-back singles to load the bases. Herber hit a sac fly to drive in Trocke. Hanson singled in Schmit. McGuiggan singled in Henkemeyer and Trocke.

Burnsville cut the lead to 9-4 with a run in the 6th when Matt Trocke tripled and scored on a single by Johnson.

The Bobcats reduced the lead to 9-5 with a run in the 8th. Andreasen and Trocke singled, Jeff Heinen was hit by a pitch, and Joe Robinson hit a sacrfice fly to drive in Andreasen.

The Muskies finished off the scoring with two runs in the 9th. Hanson, McGuiggan, Taylor Pagen and Berreth hit consecutive singles to score the runs.

Wietgrefe pitched the first 7 innings to get the win. He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out four. Brett Herber threw the last two innings with one run on two hits and three strikeouts.

Burnsville starter Luke Hansen lasted 1 1/3 inning, allowing five runs on six hits. Reliever Cade Marsolek pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out eight.

Hanson and McGuiggan led the Muskies with three hits each.

Andreasen, Trocke and Johnson paced the Bobcats with two hits.

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