Recapping the weekend in the Victory League

Posted on June 15, 2015

Recaps courtesy of Rick Grammond

Lastrup           9   10   2

Holdingford    4     8    2    (9)

WP: Chad Weiss 6IP 3r 5h 6k 1bb

Save: Brad Meyer 3IP 1r 3h 6k 1bb

LP: Ryan Szymanski 5IP 7r 8h 3k 5bb 1hp

Nate Brinker 2IP 2r 2h 1k 5bb

Jeremy Springer 2IP 0r 0h 1k 3bb


Chad Weiss 1-5 dbl, bb, run

Brandon Lochner 2-3 hp, 2bb, run

Rick Schlieman 0-4 2bb, run

Brad Meyer 2-5 sb, run

Reggie Litke 1-4 sac, sb, rbi

Dan Saehr 1-1 sac fly, 2bb, 2 rbi, 2 runs

Dan Rocheleau 1-1 sac, bb

Scott Janson 1-4 bb, rbi, run

Nate Janson 1-4 2bb, rbi, sb, run

Bob Pohlkamp 0-0 bb

Preston Rocheleau 0-0 bb

Paul Herman 0-2


Jeremy Springer 1-5 sb

Derek Biniek 1-4 dbl, run

Derek Thielen 2-3 dbl, bb, rbi, 2 runs

Nate Brinker 1-3 sb, run

Travis Thielen 0-2

Blaine Feia 1-3 rbi

Jon Springer 0-4

Jake Klein 0-4

Austin Gerads 1-4

Jayden Prochaska 0-1

Isaiah Folsom 1-1 sb

Taylor Milbrandt 0-2

Mike Stegura 0-0 bb

The Lastrup. Lakers beat the Holdingford Express 9-4 Saturday night at Pierz Legion Park, taking advantage of 13 walks and a hit batter by 3 different Holdingford pitchers.  Lastrup plated 3 in the top of the 1st  on a double steal, an error and a sacrifice fly by Dan Saehr.  The Express got on the board in the 2nd on an rbi single by Blaine Feia to make it 3-1 after 2.  Scott Janson ripped a run-producing single inside the right field line in the 4th to make it 4-1 and then the Lakers added 3 more in the 5th on a squeeze bunt by Reggie Litke, an rbi single by Dan Saehr and a bases loaded walk to Nate Janson.  In the bottom of the 6th, Holdingford started the inning with back-to-back doubles by Derek Biniek and Derek Thielen.  Thielen would later score on a wild pitch to make it 7-3 after 6.  Lastrup got 2 more in the 7th on a wild pitch and an error, making it 9-3.  TD final run for the Express came in the 8th when Derek Thielen scored on a wild pitch to make the final 9-4.  Chad Went pitched 6effective innings for the win while Brad Meyer earned a 3-inning save.  Brandon Lochner reached base in all 6 of his plate appearances for Lastrup.  Lastrup is idle until the 21st when they play at Avon (1:30) and at Freeport (6:00).  Holdingford is at St. Wendel on Sunday for a 1:00 first pitch.

Randall     0   3   3

Sobieski   8  10  0    (9)

WP: Tyler Jendro 7IP 0r 1h 6k 1bb 2hp

Riley Hirsch 2IP 0r 2h 2k 0bb 1hp

LP: Kyle Boser 4IP 8r 8h 2k 0bb 1hp

Brett Strack 3IP 0r 2h 0k 0bb

Nick Anderson 1IP 0r 0h 0k 1bb


Josh Wenzel 2-5 2 rbi

Riley Hirsch 3-5 3 rbi, run

Joey Hanowski 1-4 run

Scott Litchy 0-4

Tyler Jendro 1-3 dbl, run

Beau Hanowski 1-4 rbi, run

Andrew Gurbada 1-4 2 runs

Thomas Miller 0-3

Collin Eckman 1-2 dbl, hp, 2 runs

Adam Josephson 0-0

Andrew Lange 0-1

Simon Waltman 0-0 bb


Ricky Drew 1-4

Eddie Wenzel 0-2 sac, hp

Dusty Parker 1-3 hp

Pete Herman 0-4

Kyle Peterschick 0-3

Michael Fregin 0-3

Kyle Boser 1-2 hp

Brett Strack 0-3

Dane Peterson 0-1 bb

Ryan Thilquist 0-1

The Sobieski Skis took over sole possession of 1st place in the West Division with an 8-0 win over the Randall Cubs Saturday in Sobieski.  Both teams entered the contest with a 4-1 record.  Tyler Jendro threw 7innings of 1-hit, shutout ball to get the win.   The only hit he allowed was Ricky Drew’s opposite field single to start the ballgame.  The Skis tallied all their runs in 2 big innings.  They scored 4 times in the 2nd on rbi singles by Beau Hanowski and Josh Wenzel and a 2-run infield single by Riley Hirsch.  They added 4 more runs in the 4th on a Josh Wenzel groundout, a Riley Hirsch rbi single and then 2 runs came in on a dropped fly ball in the outfield.  Riley Hirsch went 3-4 and drove in 3 runs to lead the Skis offense.  Hirsch took over from Jendro to start the 8th and threw two scoreless innings to nail down the shutout win.  Brett Strack pitched well in relief of Cubs starter Kyle Boser.  Strack blanked the Skis for 3 innings, allowing just 2 hits.  Both teams head North on Sunday.  Sobieski is at St. Mathias and Randall is in Crosby to face Cuyuna Range.  

Avon                 3   7   1

St. Stephen      1   6   0   (9)

WP: Kyle Collins 7IP 0r 3h 5k 3bb

Cody Stich 1 1/3IP 1r 3h 0k 1bb

Save: Adam Harlander 2/3IP 0r 0h 0k 0bb

LP: Nick Krippner 5IP 3r 6h 5k 2bb

Blake Guggenberger 4IP 0r 1h 3k 0bb


Rick Hendrickson 1-3 dbl, sac fly, rbi

Matt Meyer 1-3 bb, rbi

Riley Voit 1-4 dbl

Carter Holthaus 0-4

Reed Voit 1-3 bb, run

Adam Harlander 1-4 dbl, rbi

Tony Schoenberg 1-4 run

Zac Tomsche 1-4 run

Cody Stich 0-3


Sam Neeser 0-3

Blake Guggenberger 1-1

Bo Schmitz 0-2 bb, sac fly, rbi

Ben Omann 0-3 bb

Dylan Hollenkamp 0-3 bb

Brandon Waldvogel 1-4

Jason Slivnik 0-3 bb

Austin Guggenberger 1-4

Alex Omann 1-4

Cody Wolhart 2-3 run

The Avon Lakers remained the Victory League’s only unbeaten team with a 3-1 win at Trobec Field Saturday against the St. Stephen Steves.  Kyle Collins blanked the Steves on 3 hits over 7 innings to get the win with Adam Harlander called upon to get 2 outs in the 9th to earn the save.   Avon scored twice in the 3rd on a sacrifice fly by Rick Hendrickson and an rbi single by Matt Meyer to grab a 2-0 lead.  Adam Harlander’s 4th inning rbi double increased the Lakers lead to 3-0.  The Steves would get their lone run in the 8th when Cody Wolhart singled and went to 2nd on an error, followed by a Blake Guggenberger hit.  Bo Schmitz brought home Wolhart with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1.

Pierz   5   8   7

Avon  11  8   2   (9)

WP: Ryan Morse 5IP 5r 6h 0k 1bb

Cody Stich 2IP 0r 1h 1k 0bb

Tony Schoenberg 1IP 0r 1h 0k 0bb

Adam Harlander 1IP 0r 0h 1k 0bb

LP: Brandon Kiel 5IP 8r 5h 3k 6bb

Logan Meyer 3IP 3r 3h 1k 5bb


Rick Hendrickson 1-3 2bb, run

Caleb Curry 1-5 dbl, bb, 3 sb, 2 runs

Matt Meyer 0-4 sac, rbi

Riley Voit 1-3 2bb, 2 sb, 2 runs

Carter Holthaus 2-2 hp, 2bb, 2 sb, 2 runs

Reed Voit 1-3 2bb, run

Ryan Morse 0-3 bb, sac fly, rbi, run

Zac Tomsche 1-3 bb, 2 rbi, run

Cody Stich 1-4 bb, run


Brian Kiel 2-4 2 sb, 2 runs

Brandon Kiel 1-4 dbl, rbi, sb, run

Aaron Schultz 1-4

Ryan Foreman 1-3 rbi, run

Logan Meyer 1-4 dbl, rbi

Ben Watercott 1-4 dbl

Jon Hanson 0-3 sac fly, rbi

Jon Fuhrman 1-4

Craig Luberts 0-3

The Avon Lakers stayed unbeaten with an 11-5 win over the visiting Pierz Bulldogs Sunday afternoon.  Both teams totaled 8 hits, but the Lakers were able to take advantage of 11 walks and 7 Pierz errors.  Pierz scored twice in the 1st on a Brandon Kiel rbi double and a run-scoring single by Ryan Foreman.  Avon responded with 3 in the bottom of the inning on 2 errors and a Riley Voit rbi single.  Pierz regained the lead in the 4th by scoring 2 run to grab a 4-3 lead.  Logan Meyer bashed an rbi double and Jon Hanson delivered a sacrifice fly.  Pierz increased their lead to 5-3 in the 5th when Brandon Kiel stole home.  Avon took control in the bottom of the 5th, plating 5 runs to go ahead for good 8-5. They tacked on 3 in the 6th on a sac fly by Ryan Morse and a 2-out, 2-run single by Zac Tomsche to mKe the final 11-5.  Ryan Morse went the first 5 innings to get the win, with a trio of relievers finishing things off.  

St. Wendel    1   7   2

Buckman      6  11  0  (9)

WP: Jeremy Monson 6IP 7k

Mark Kahl 2IP 2k

Joe Kahl 1 IP 1k

LP: Jake Beckius 4IP

Kyle Jarnot 4IP


Ben Boser 0-3 bb, run

Jeremy Payne 1-3

Jeremy Monson 1-4 2 rbi

Zach Lanners 1-1 dbl, rbi, run

Mark Kahl 1-4 rbi

Cole Neeser 1-3

Nate Neeser 2-5

Travis Kahl 1-4 dbl, run

Joe Kahl 1-4 dbl, rbi, run

Lane Girtz 2-2 dbl, rbi, run

Teddy Dehler 0-1 run


John Pogatchnik 3-5 run

Hunter Bloomer 1-4

Trevor Van Heel 1-3 rbi

Brent Van Heel 1-4

Dylan Bloomer 1-4

The Buckman Billygoats earned a 6-1 win over the St. Wendel Saints in a late afternoon game Sunday at Beercap Stadium.  Jeremy Monson fanned 7 over 6 innings to get the win, with Mark Kahl going 2 innings and then Joe Kahl made his first pitching appearance in 9 years to finish, hurling 1 shutout inning with 1 strikeout.  The Saints struck for their only run on an rbi single by Trevor Van Heel in the 4th to give St. Wendel a 1-0 lead.  The Goats came right back in the bottom of the 4th with 4 runs. Travis Kahl led off with a double, Joe Kahl then doubled to tie the game 1-1 and that was followed by Buckman’s 3rd consecutive double, this one by Lane Girtz.  After a walk to Ben Boser, Jeremy Monson singled in 2 runs to make it 4-1 after 4.  It remained that way until the bottom of the 8th when a Zach Lanners rbi double scored Teddy Dehler from 1st base and Mark Kahl’s single brought home Lanners to make it a 6-1 final.

Randall                12   13   0

Cuyuna Range      6   14   0   (9)

WP: Brett Strack (no other info)

SP: Pete Herman (no other info)

LP: Nathan Ehnstrom 8IP (no other info)


Ricky Drew 2-5 2 runs

Eddie Wenzel 2-5 2 runs

Dusty Parker 1-4 2bb, 2 runs

Pete Herman 2-6 run

Kyle Peterschick 1-4 bb, run

Brett Strack 3-5 3 runs

Alec Zack 2-5 run


Nathan Ehnstrom 4-5 sb, 2 runs

Dillon Solid 3-5 run

Lance Herbst 2-5 rbi, run

Hunter Leslie 1-4 bb

Austin Krohn 1-4

Jake Zontelli 1-3 bb, rbi, run

Dain Barrett 1-2 3bb, run

Kyle Wicklund 1-5

The Randall Cubs doubled up the Cuyuna Range Miners 12-6 Sunday in Crosby despite getting outhit 14-13.  Brett Strack paced the Cubs with 3 hits while Ricky Drew, Eddie Wenzel, Pete Herman and Alec Zack also had multi-hit games.  Nathan Ehnstrom had a nice day for the Miners with 4 hits while Dillon Solid added 3 hits.  

St. Stephen   9   13   1

Pierz             11  14   3  (9)

WP: Mike Poser 9IP 9r 13h

LP: Troy Monson 2IP

SP: Andy Stolt 6+IP


Dylan Kummet 4-5 Hr, 3 rbi

Greg Pohlkamp 2-3  2hp, 2 rbi

Eric Boser Hr, rbi

Jerron Boser 2-3 2 rbi

Chuck Boser 2-4 2 rbi, 2 runs


Sam Neeser 2-6

Bo Schmitz 2-5 Hr, 2 rbi

Ben Omann 2-5 3 rbi

Jason Slivnik 2-5

Nick Krippner 2-6

For the second Sunday in a row, the Pierz Brewers rallied for a win and Mike Boser battled his way through 9 innings to pick up a complete-game win.  Last week, the Brewers scored 3 in the 9th to rally and win in Holdingford 5-3.  This week, St. Stephen built a big lead, scoring 5 times in the 5th and led 8-2 in the bottom of the 6th when Dylan Kummet sparked the Brewers comeback with a 2-out, 3-run homer.  Pierz then scored 6 times in the 7th on 3 hits and 5 walks to grab the lead for good, en route to the 11-9 win.  Kummet finished with 4 hits, including his round tripper while Eric Boser also hit one out of the park, a solo shot.  Bo Schmitz took Poser deep for the Steves.

Buckman   9   9   2

Royalton    2   9   6  (9)

WP: Corey Egan 7IP 0r 5h 8k 1bb, 1hp

Andrew Ruecker 2IP 2r 4h 3k 0bb 2hp

LP: Matt Gottwalt 7IP 8r 8h 3k 4bb

Hunter Young 2IP 1r 1h 0k 0bb


Ben Boser 2-4 bb, sb, 3 runs

Jeremy Payne 2-3 run

Corey Egan 2-3 dbl, bb, rbi, run

Shawn Lanners 1-3 2 rbi

Mark Kahl 1-3


Nathan Psyck 2-3  2hp

Hunter Young 2-4 2bb, rbi

Nate Benusa 1-4

Austin Zapzalka 1-3 hp, run

Steve Hoff 3-4 dbl, rbi, run

The Buckman Billygoats got an outstanding all-around game from Corey Egan as the Goats downed the Royalton Riverdogs 9-2 Sunday.  Egan threw 7 effective innings, striking out 8 and blanking the Riverdogs on just 5 hits.  Egan also went 2-3 with a double, a walk, drove in a run and scored 3 times.  Jeremy Payne and Ben Boser had 2 hits a piece as well for Buckman. For Royalton, Steve Hoff led the way, going 3-4 with a double, an rbi and a run.  Nathan Psyck reached base 4 times with 2 hits and was hit by a pitch twice.  Hunter Young also had 2 hits and walked twice.  

Sobieski       15   15   0

St. Mathias    1     2   5   (7)

WP: Cole Jendro 3 1/3 IP 1r 2h 6k 4bb

Scott Litchy 3 2/3 IP 0r 0h 0k 1bb

LP: Kolton Eischens 4IP 8r 8h 2k 4bb

Jordan Hunstad 3IP 7r 7h 0k 2bb 1hp


Beau Hanowski 2-4

Riley Hirsch 2-3

Tyler Jendro 2-3

Joey Hanowski 1-1

Scott Litchy 1-3

Andrew Gurbada 2-4

Collin Eckman 3-5  2 dbl

Cole Jendro 0-2

Andrew Lange 0-2

Simon Waltman 0-2

Thomas Miller 1-2 Hr, 2rbi


Blake Thiesse 0-2 2bb, run

Jake Francis 1-3 dbl

Mason Quick 1-2

Ben Stall 0-3

Brandon Owen 0-2 bb

Jordan Hunstad 0-2

Nate Eschenbacher 0-2

Kolton Eischens 0-2

Matt Tautges 0-2

The Sobieski Skis made it a successful trek North with a 15-1 win at St. Mathias Sunday.  Starting pitcher Cole Jendro and Scott Litchy combined to limit the Devils offense to 2 hits in the ballgame while the Skis pounded out 15 hits in the 7-inning affair.  Collin Eckman had 3 of those hits including a pair of two-baggers.   Thomas Miller had the games only homer, a 2-run shot.  Jake Francis had a double and Mason Quick singled off Jendro for the Devils only hits.  

Flensburg   4   6   2

Upsala        9  10  1   (9)

WP: Eric Lampert 5 1/3IP 4r 6h 2k 1bb

Save: John Fuchs 3 2/3IP 0r 0h 5k 1bb

LP: Luke Thoma 6IP 6r 8h 5k 1bb 2hp

Josh Genske 2IP 3r 2h 1k 2bb


Dustin Biniek 1-4 hp, run

Brady Burggraff 3-5 Hr, dbl, 3 rbi, run

Matt Swanson 0-5

Justin Lampert 0-4

Eric Lampert 1-3 hp, run

Ben Burggraff 0-2 bb, run

Adam Gerads 1-3 sac, run

Brock Cichon 2-3 bb, 2 rbi, 2 runs

Brandon Welinski 2-4 rbi, run

Justin Cichon 0-0 bb, run


Paul Krebs 2-4 2 sb, run

Josh Jenks 0-3 bb, run

Tony Arnold 0-3 bb

Ike Thoma 1-4 Hr, 3 rbi, run

Luke Thoma 2-4 Hr, rbi, run

Kevin Johnson 0-4

AJ Jenks 0-3

Pat Krebs 0-3 bb

Josh Genske 1-4

Braden Backowski 0-1

The Upsala Bluejays got a solid outing from Eric Lampert in his first starting assignment of the year, as he hurled 5 1/3 innings before giving way to John Fuchs in the 6th as the Jays beat the Falcons 9-4 at Varsity Field in Upsala.  Flensburg scored first in this game as Luke Thoma drove a lead-off homer to left in the 2nd to make it 1-0.  In the bottom of the 4th Upsala got an infield single by Dustin Biniek to begin the inning and then Brady Burggraff belted a pitch over the fence in left to give the Jays a 2-1 lead.  After Luke Thoma struck out the next two batters, Eric Lampert singled to left.  Ben Burggraff followed with a walk and Adam Gerads singled to fill the bases.  Brock Cichon then singled down the left field line to drive in 2.  Brandon Welinski’s ground ball to shortstop should have ended the inning there, but a low throw got by the 1st baseman, allowing both Gerads and Cichon to score and it was 6-1.  In the top of the 6th, Paul Krebs started with a single, Josh Jenks took a walk and after Tony Arnold laid down a successful sacrifice bunt, Ike Thoma hit a towering homerun to make it 6-4.  When Luke Thoma then singled off Lampert, the Jays went to the bullpen and brought in John Fuchs.  He got out of the inning with a fly out and a pop up.  Josh Genske took over from Luke Thoma after 6 innings and worked a scoreless 7th.  Still 6-4 going to the bottom of the 8th, pinch-hitter Justin Cichon was walked on 4 pitches to lead off.  Adam Gerads moved him to 2nd with a bunt.  Genske then walked Brock Cichon. Brandon Welinski then lined a single to center scoring Justin Cichon and when the ball got away from the center fielder for an error, Brock Cichon also scored on the play and it was 8-4.  Brady Burggraff’s 2-out double brought home Welinski to give the Bluejays their final run in the 9-4 victory.  8 different Upsala players scored runs in the game.  

Holdingford   7   11   2

St. Wendel    6   10   5  (9)

WP: Derek Thielen 9IP 6r 10h  16k 7bb

LP: Nick Konz 1IP 1r 2h 1bb 1hp

SP: John Pogatchnik 8IP 6r 9h 3k 1bb


Derek Biniek 2-5 dbl, sb, 2 runs

Ian Hoffarth 2-4 rbi, run

Blaine Feia 2-5 rbi

Jeremy Springer 1-5 sb, run

Ryan Szymanski 0-0 bb, hp, run


Beau Maciej 2-6 rbi, run

John Pogatchnik 1-4 sb, run

Lee Maciej Hr, bb, 4 rbi, run

Hunter Bloomer 2-5

DJ Brown 1-2 2bb

Jake Beckius 1-5 dbl, run

Kyle Jarnot 2-5  2 dbl, run

The Holdingford Express bested the St. Wendel Saints by a run for the 2nd time this season.  Derek Thielen beat the Saints 1-0 in 10 innings back on April 26th in Holdingford, but on Sunday there was more offense in St. Wendel with the Express pulling out the 7-6 win.  Thielen went all 9, registering a season-high 16 strikeouts.  St. Wendel scored 3 in the 5th on a 3-run homer by Lee Maciej over the left field monster.  Holdingford got a run in the 6th and then tallied 5 in the 8th to take a 6-3 lead.  The Saints scored 3 in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 6-6 and set up the dramatic finish.  The Express were able to push a run across in the top of the 9th to forge ahead.  Derek BIniek led off with a single. Derek Thielen moved him up a base with a bunt.  Biniek then swiped 3rd.  After a walk to Ian Hoffarth put runners at the corners with 1 out, a potential double play grounder by Blaine Feia allowed Biniek to score the go-ahead run when Feia beat the relay throw to 1st.  Derek Biniek, Ian Hoffarth and Blaine Feia led Holdingford with 2 hits each.  For St. Wendel, Lee Maciej homered and drove in 4 runs while Kyle Jarnot doubled twice.  Hunter Bloomer added 2 hits for the Saints as well.

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