KNSI's Central Minnesota Town Ball Round-up (June 9-11)
Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Minnesota icon Patrick Reusse is pictured with the Mergen twins of Farming 

-- by Roger Mischke, MBA contributor

Back for a fourth season at KNSI with your weekly amateur baseball (Town Team) baseball reports. Including not only game summaries, but upcoming schedules, league standings. Tournament summaries and an occasional special interest feature. The plan is to continue to include: Lakewood League, Central Valley League, Sauk Valley League, Victory League South and Stearns County teams throughout their league playoffs, regional and state tourney games.

LAKEWOOD LEAGUE/REGIONAL GAMES

COLD SPRING SPRINGERS 4, SAUK RAPIDS CYCLONES 2 (6/8 @ Cold Spring)

The Springers defeated Lakewood League rivals the Cyclones, behind a good pitching performance by Justin Thompson. In his first start of the season, he threw 8 innings, he scattered 7 hits, issued 2 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Ben Etzell closed it out with one inning of relief, to earn the save, he recorded 3 strikeouts. Drew VanLoy went 1-4 with a 2 big RBI and Jordan Barth went 1-2 with a RBI and he scored a run. Joe Dempsey had a sacrifice bunt for a RBI and Jeron Terres went 1-3 with a walk and he scored a run. Eric Loxtercamp went 1-4 and he scored a run and Zach Femrite went 1-3. Brian Hansen went 1-2 with a walk and he scored a run, Tanner Aleshire went 1-1 with a double and he scored a run and Alex Jungels earned a pair of walks.  

The Cyclones' David Kroger, started on the mound, he threw 6 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 5 walks, 4 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Tyler Bjork threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up a hit, one walk, one run and he recorded a strikeout. Zach Fuecker went 1-4 with a double for a RBI and a sensational catch in center field. Bo Schmitz went 2-4 at his DH spot and Mathew Meyer went 1-3 and he earned a walk. Player/manager Paul Schlangen went 1-4 and Matt Johnson went 1-4. Scott Lochner, back from a short retirement, went 1-4 and he made some nice plays at first base. Joel Haller earned a walk and he scored a run and Mitch Loegering scored a run. 

MOORHEAD BREWERS 4, SAUK RAPIDS CYCLONES 2 (6/9 @ Sauk Rapids)

The Brewers defeated their regional foes the Cyclones in what was a very good ball game. The Brewers put up 4 runs in the top of the 8th to take the lead, that the Cyclones held for most of the game. The Brewers, Ryan Olson started on the mound, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Dylan Deavy threw 2 innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up 1 hit, 2 walks and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Brook Lyter threw 2 innings in relief to earn the save, he gave up 3 hits and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Jeremy Peschel went 1-3 with a double for 2 RBI and he earned a walk. Tanner Adam went 3-5 with a stolen base and Spencer Flaten went 1-4 and he scored a run. Mike Peschel went 1-5 and he scored a run and Michael Leach went 1-4 and he scored a run. Chris Clemenson went 1-1 with a RBI on a infield blooper and Derek Dormanen earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Joe Hallock was credited with a RBI on a fielders choice and Matt Oye earned a walk. 

The Cyclones' Jeff Hille, started on the mound, he threw 7 2/3 innings, he gave up 7 hits, 4 walks, 4 runs and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Jeff had 6 very good innings, then a couple of calls really hurt in the 8th inning. Lucas Bentrud threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up one hit. Player/manager Paul Schlangen wen 2-3 with a double for a RBI and he earned a walk. Zach Fuecker went 1-5 with a RBI and David Kroger went 2-4 with a stolen base. Bo Schmitz went 1-3 with a walk and Joel Haller went 1-3 with a walk and he scored a run. Mathew Meyer had a sacrifice bunt and Mitch Loegering earned a walk and he scored a run. 

BRAINERD BEES 3, SAUK RAPIDS CYCLONES 2 (6/10 @ Sauk Rapids)

The Bees defeated Cyclones, Lakewood and regional rivals in a very close ball game. Hanson Devine, started on the mound for the Bees, he threw a complete game, he gave up 5 hits, 4 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 9 strikeouts. Brain Voigt led the Bees, he went 4-5 with 2 doubles and Tyler Lenz went 1-2 for 2 RBI, he earned 2 walks and he was hit by a pitch. Joel Martin went 2-5 and he scored a run and Tim Martin went 2-4. Blake Peterson went 1-4, he walked and he scored a run, Kevin Peterson went 1-5 and Hanson Devine went 1-5. 

The Cyclones' Andy Thayer, started on the mound, he threw 6 2/3 innings, he scattered 10 hits, 1 walk, surrendered 2 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Charlie Oltz threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, he was the pitcher of record, he gave up 3 hits, issued 2 walks and surrendered one run. Mat Meyer went 1-4 with a RBI and player/manager, Paul Schlangen went 1-2. Zach Fuecker went 1-2 and he scored a run and Lucas Bentrud went 1-4. Nate Freihammer went 1-1, Evan Warnert earned a walk, Mitch Loegering earned a walk, Tyler Bjork earned a walk and Joel Haller earned a walk and he scored a run.  

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE

COLD SPRING ROCKIES 7, ST. NICHOLAS NICKS 1 (6/11 @ St. Nicholas)

The Rockies defeated the Central Valley foe, the NIcks, backed by a pair of home runs and a good pitching performance. Trevor Lardy started on the mound for the Rockies, he threw 8 innings to earn the win. He scattered 7 hits, 1 walk, surrendered one run and he recorded 6 strikeouts. Calvin Kalthoff threw the final inning in relief, he recorded a pair of strikeouts. David Jonas went 1-5 with a home run for 3 RBI and Dylan Tebrake went 3-5 and he scored a pair of runs. Jordan Neu went 2-4 with a sacrifice fly for a RBI, he had one stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Calvin Kalthoff went 1-4 with a home run and Marshall Wirtzfeld went 2-4 with 2 RBI,Jake Hennen went 1-3. Cole Field went 1-4, Pat Hemingson went 1-4. Brandon Gill went 1-1, Mason Ruegemer scored a run and Austin Dufner earned a walk. 

The Nicks' Travis Hanson started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he gave up 7 hits, 5 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Tanner Anderson threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 run. Hunter Ahrens went 1-4 with a double and Jon Hofer went 1-4 with a RBI. Matt Schindler went 2-4 and Travis Hanson went 1-3 with a walk and he scored their lone run. Andrew Bautch went 1-4 and Tanner Anderson went 1-4. 

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

NORTH

Kimball Express 7-0

Pearl Lake Lakers 3-3

Luxemburg Brewers 3-2

Eden Valley Hawks 0-5

SOUTH

St. Augusta Gussies 5-2

Cold Spring Rockies 3-3

Watkins Clippers 2-4

St. Nicholas Nicks 2-4 

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE

SARTELL MUSKIES 16, CLEAR LAKE LAKERS 1 (7 inn.) (6/10 @ Clear Lake)

The Muskies and the Lakers were in a tight game, till the 6th inning, they put up 11 runs on the board. The Muskies, Adam Wenker, started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he scattered 7 hits, surrendered one walk, issued no walks and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Adam Schellinger had a very good game, at his lead off spot, he went 3-5 with a RBI, earned one walk and he scored 3 runs. Brain Schellinger went 1-3,  with a RBI, he earned 3 walks, one stolen base and he scored one run.  Tim Burns went 2-6 with 2 RBI and he scored 2 runs and Cody Partch went 1-2 with a double, sacrifice fly for a RBI, 3 walks and he scored 1 run. Dan O'Connell went 1-4 with a sacrifice fly and one walk for 3 RBI and he scored a run. David Deminsky went 1-4 with a double for 2 RBI, he earned 2 walks and he scored 1 run. Johnny Schumer went 1-3 with a double for 2 RBI, earned 2 walks and he scored a run. Jonah Nebosis  went 1-3 with a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored 2 runs and Braden Dykhulzen earned a pair of walks for a RBI. 

The Lakers' Hunter Mutterer started on the mound, he threw 3 2/3 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 7 walks, 4 runs. Ryan Paasch, threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up 4 hits, 3 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Richard Thompson gave up 3 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks and Cory Schmidt retired one batter, he gave up 2 walks and 2 runs. Mike Golombiecki threw 1 2/3 innings, in relief, he gave up 1 hit, 1 walk and he recorded a strikeout. Noah Vogt went 2-3 with a double, Matt Korte went 2-3 and Richard Thompson went 2-3. Cole Gueningsman went 1-2 with a sacrifice fly, Hunter Mutterer was hit by a pitch and he scored a run and Mike Golombiecki was credited with a RBI.  

ST. JOSEPH JOES 11, BECKER BANDITS 1 (8 inn.) (6/10 @ St. Joseph)

The Joes defeated Sauk Valley League foe the Bandits, backed by 13 hits, including five players with multi-hit game. Jack Atkinson started on the mound, he threw a complete game, he scattered 6 hits, issued 2 walks, surrendered 1 run and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Ethan Carlson, from his lead off position, had a good game, he went 3-4 with a double for a RBI, a sacrifice bunt and he scored a run. Joey Stock had a good game, he went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored 3 runs and Brandon Bloch had a good game, he went 2-3 with a double for 2 RBI and he had a sacrifice bunt. Hunter Bloomer went 2-3 with a sacrifice fly for 2 RBI and he scored 2 runs and Ben Alvord went 2-5 with a RBI and he scored a run. Justin Barg had a sacrifice fly for a RBI and he earned a walk, Caz Novak went 1-3 with a walk and he scored a run, Zach Overboe and Willie Willats both scored runs. 

The Bandits' Jon Crowley started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he gave up 13 hits, 3 walks, 11 runs and he recorded a strikeout. Austin Rasmussen went 2-4 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Kreeden Blomquist went 2-3. Matt Yoerg went 1-3 a RBI and he earned a walk, Matt Conzemius went 1-3 and Rolf earned a walk.  

FOLEY LUMBERJACKS 9, SARTELL STONE PONEYS 7(6/7 @ Sartell)

The Lumberjacks defeated Sauk Valley rivals the Poneys in slugfest, the Poneys actually collected 12 hits. Mike Plante started for the Lumberjacks, he threw 6 innings, to earn the win. Veteran right hander, player/manager, Mike Beier threw 3 innings in relief to earn the save. Kyle Kipka had a big game for the Lumberjacks, he went 4-5 with 3 RBI, a stolen base and he scored a run. Mike Plante went 2-3 with a RBI, 2 walks and he scored 3 runs and Joe Zwicki went 1-4 with a double, a stolen base and he scored 3 runs. Cameron Jurek went 1-4 with a walk and he was hit by a pitch and Noah Winkelman earned a pair of walks and was credited with 2 RBI. Mitch Keeler earned 3 walks, Hunter Hammers earned a walk and he scored a run and Joe Bollig earned a walk.  

The Stone Poneys, Nate Nierenhausen, started on the mound, he threw 4 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 8 runs, 6 walks and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Chandler Rask threw 4 innings in relief, he gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 run and he recorded a strikeout and Andrew Kinney threw the final inning in relief. Jos Schroeder had a good game, he went 2-5 with 2 RBI, one stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Player/manager, Jeff Amann went 2-5 with a RBI, he was hit by a pitch 3 times and he scored 2 runs. Cody Rose went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Teddy Flemming went 2-6. Matt Mauer went 1-5 with a double for 2 RBI and Sean Tillman went 1-4 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run. Copper Lynch went 1-3, with 2 walks and he scored a run and Shawn Lindsay went 1-4 and he earned a walk.  

BECKER BANDITS 3, ALBERTVILLE VILLAINS 2 (4 1/2 In Rain) (6/7 @ Becker)

The Bandits defeated the Sauk Valley foes the Villains for their first league win of the season. The game was shortened by rain, as they only played 4 1/2 innings. The Bandits, Kendal Hanson, started on the mound, he threw 5 innings to earn the win. He gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, 2 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Kreeden Bloomquist went 1-2 with a RBI and Matt Moe went 1-2 with a RBI. Kevin Krenz had a sacrifice fly for a RBI, he walked and he scored a run. Matt Yoerg went 1-2 and Connor Rolf went -2 with a walk and  he scored a run. Austin Rasmussen went 2-3 and he scored a run and Matt Conzemas earned a walk. 

The Villains, Todd Klaers, started on the mound, he threw 4 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 runs and he recored 2 strikeouts. Todd Klaers went 2-2 with 2 RBI and Brandon Berning went 1-3. Austin Wick went 1-3, Josh Schmidt scored a run and Mike Krempa scored a run. 

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

St. Joseph Joes 4-0

Foley Lumberjacks 3-0

Sartell Muskies 2-0

Sartell Stone Poneys 2-4

Clear Lake Lakers 1-5

Becker Bandits 1-3

Albertville Villains 1-3 

STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE

ST. MARTIN MARTINS 16, NEW MUNICH SILVERSTREAKS 7 (6/9 @ St. Martin)

The Martins defeated Stearns County rivals the Silverstreaks, backed by 13 hits, including five extra base hits. The Martins starting pitcher, Jaylyn Arceneau, threw 6 innings, he gave up 6 hits, issued 4 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 2 strikeouts, to earn the win. Kyle Lieser, closed it out, with 3 innings of relief, he gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Bryan Schlangen had a big night, he went 2-4 with  2 doubles and a sacrifice fly for 6 big RBI and he earned a walk. Kyle Lieser had a good night, he went 2-3 with a home run, a sacrifice bunt, one stolen base and he was hit by a pitch. Taylor Holthaus had a good game, he went 3-5 with a 3 run home run, a stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Scott Schlangen went 1-4 with 2 RBI and Michael Schlangen went 1-2 with a double, he was hit by a pith, 2 walks and he scored 3 runs. Jared Overman went 2-4 and he scored a run, Cameron Schmitz went 1-2 and Tyler Ritter went 1-2.  Matthew Schlangen earned a pair of walks and he scored 3 runs, Cameron Schmitz went 1-2, Josh Stangler, Mitchell Thelen and Austin Olmscheid all scored a run. 

The Silverstreaks' Nick Stangler started on the mound, he threw just one inning, he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 runs and he recorded 1 strikeout. Ty Reller threw 4 innings in relief, he gave up 3 hits, issued 7 walks, gave up 6 runs and he recorded 9 strikeouts. Grant Johnson threw 3 innings in relief, he gave up 3 hits, 3 runs and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Nick Stangler had a good game, he went 2-3 with a double and a home run for 2 RBI and he scored 3 runs. Will Funk went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base and Joe Stangler went 1-4 with a RBI and he scored a run. Jon Gaebel earned a pair of walks and he scored a run, Jacob Hinnenkamp had a sacrifice fly, Grant Johnson scored a run and Hunter Rademacher went 3-4 with 2 RBI, a walk and he scored a run. 

ELROSA SAINTS 2, RICHMOND ROYALS 1 (6/11 @ Elrosa) 

It was a pitchers dual till the bottom of the 8th, when Elrosa scored their runs. Ethan Vogt started on the mound for the Saints, he threw 8 innings to earn the win. He gave up 4 hits and he recorded 6 strikeouts. Austin Hadley threw one inning in relief to earn the save, he gave up 2 hits, 1 run and 1 walk. Austen Hadley went 1-3 with a double and Matt Schmitz had a RBI by way of fielders choice and Kevin Kueffler earned a pair of walks and he was credited for a RBI. Ethan Vogt went 1-3, player/manager Matt Middendorf earned a walk, James Kueffler and Ryan Illies both scored their runs. 

The Royals' Alex Budde started on the mound, he threw 7 1/3 innings, he gave up just 2 hits, issued 3 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 6 strikeouts. Blaine Athmann, threw the final 2/3 of a inning in relief. Connor Dols went 1-1 with a double and Dusty Adams went 2-3 with a RBI. Alex Budde, Cole Schmitz and Dan Hanson all went 1-4 and Brent Ruegemer earned a walk and he scored their lone run. 

LAKE HENRY LAKERS 9, GREENWALD CUBS 0 (6/11 @ Lake Henry) 

The Lakers defeated the Cubs in Stearns County North action, backed by a 11 hit attack and a pair of good pitching performances. Aaron Savelkoul started on the mound for the Lakers, he threw 7 innings to earn the win. He gave up 3 hits, issued 2 walks and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Jason Kampsen threw 2 innings in relief, he issued one walk and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Matt Quade had a big day, he went 2-4 with 2 home runs for 5 RBI and he earned a walk. Shane Kampsen went 2-4 with a home run, one walk and he scored 2 runs. Adam Miller went 1-4 with a RBI, Jason Kampsen went 1-5 and Aaron Savelkoul went 1-4 and he scored a run. Ryan Wuertz went 1-2 and he scored a run, Colin Spooner went 1-2 and Weston Brinkman went 1-2 and he scored a run. Sam Hopfer had a sacrifice fly for a RBI, Carter Wessel went 1-2 and Grant Ludwig earned a walk and he scored a run.  

The Cubs' Tyler Braegelman, started on the mound, he threw 4 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, 8 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Peter Lucken threw 4 innings in relief, he gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 run and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Ryan Kraemer went 2-4 with 2 doubles and Brandon Worms went 1-3 with a walk. Doug Imdieke had a sacrifice bunt and player/manager Nick Rademacher was hit by a pitch. Tyler Thomes earned a walk, Tyler Leukan earned a walk and Kegan Stueve was hit by a pitch. 

MEIRE GROVE GROVERS 13, FARMING FLAMES 3 (6/11 @ Meire Grove)

The Grovers defeated the Flames, backed by 11 hits and a good pitching performance by Matt Imdieke. He threw a complete game, he gave up 7 hits, 1 walk, 3 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Andrew Welle had a big game, he went 3-3 for 3 RIB's, he walked, was hit twice by a pitch and he scored 2 runs. Drake Meyer went 2-5 with a double for 3 RBI and he walked and Colton Meyer went 2-3 with 2 doubles for a RBI, 3 walks and he scored 2 runs. Tanner Klaphake went 1-3 with a RBI, he was hit 3 times by a pitch, one stolen base and he scored a runs. Jordan Klaphake went 1-4 with 2 RBI, he walked, was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Kurt Marthaler went 1-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Anthony Welle went 1-3, with a walk, one stolen base, he was hit by a pitch and he scored 2 runs. Alex Welle earned a walk, Ben Klaphake was hit by a pitch, Zach Pierskalla scored a run and Kyle Marthaler scored a run.  

The Flames' Brad Mergen started on the mound, he threw 6 1/3 innings, he gave up 10 hits, 4 walks, 6 runs and he recorded 9 strikeouts. Cody Fourre threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up 1 hit, 3 walks and he recorded 1 strikeout. Taylor Fourre went 2-3 with a home run and he walked and Craig Klein went 1-4 with a double for a RBI and he scored a run. Chris Wehseler went 1-4 with a RBI and Mitchel Thelen went 1-3 with a double and he scored a run. Brad Mergen went 1-3 and Joel Klein went 1-4. 

SPRING HILL CHARGERS 4, ROSCOE RANGERS 1 (6/11 @ Spring Hill) 

The Chargers defeated their Stearns County foes the Rangers, backed by good pitching performances. Austin Schoenberg started on the mound, he threw 4 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 1 walk and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Erik Terres threw 3 2/3 innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 run and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Shawn Schoenberg threw 1 1/3 innings in relief, to earn the save, he gave up one hit. Jamie Terres had a big night, he went 2-2 with a home run for 2 RBI and he scored 2 runs. Erik Schoenberg went 1-2 with a RBI and he earned a walk and Tyler Reverman went 1-4 with a double and he scored a run. Eric Terres went 1-4, Austin Schoenberg went 1-4 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Shawn Schoenberg went 1-4.  

The Rangers' Jordan Roos started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he gave up 7 hits, 1 walk, 4 runs and he recorded 6 strikeouts.  Josh Magedanz threw one inning in relief, he recorded two strikeouts. Trent Gertken went 1-3 with a home run and Jordan Roos went 1-3 with a walk. Brandon Schleper went 1-3 with a walk and Russ Leyendecker went 1-4. Chris Vanderbeck went 1-3, Brent Burg went 1-4, Nathan Stang went 1-4 and Jordan Schleper earned a walk. 

NORTH STEARNS COUNTY STANDINGS

Elrosa Saints 5-1

Spring Hill Chargers 6-2

Meire Grove Grovers 4-2

New Munich Silverstreaks 4-3

Greenwald Cubs 1-5

SOUTH STEARNS COUNTY STANDINGS

Lake Henry Lakers 4-2

St. Martin Martins 3-2

Richmond Royals 3-2

Roscoe Rangers 1-6

Farming Flames 1-6

VICTORY LEAGUE 

ST. STEPHEN STEVES 3, UPSALA BLUE JAYS 1 (6/9 @ Freeport)

The Steves defeated their Victory League rivals, the Blue Jays, backed by a good pitching performance by veteran lefty Nick Krippner. He threw 8 innings, he gave up 3 hits, 7 walks, 1 run and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Tony Schmit threw the final inning in relief, to earn the save, he gave up 1 hit, 1 walk and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Blake Guggenberger had a good day at the plate, he went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Tony Schmitz went 2-4 with a RBI. Player/manager, Ben Omann, had a good game, he went 3-4 with a double and a stolen base. Rich Hendrickson, "Mr. Consistant", the Steves lead off batter, went 2-5 with a stolen base and he scored a run.Brandon Waldvogel was credited for a RBI, by way of a fielders choice and he earned a walk. Cody Wolhart went 1-4 and he scored a run, Troy Monson had a sacrifice fly and Austin Guggenberger earned a walk. 

The Blue Jays' Eric Lampert started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he scattered 8 hits, issued one walk, surrendered 3 runs and he recorded 6 strikeouts. John Fuchs threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up 1 hit, 1 walk and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Eric Lampert went 1-4 with a RBI and Matt Swanson went 1-3, he earned a walk and he scored a run. John Fuchs went 1-1 and he earned 3 walks, Ben Burggraff went 1-2 and he earned 2 walks and Justin Lampert earned a pair of walks. 

ST. STEPHEN STEVES 9, FREEPORT BLACK SOX 8 (6/10 @ St. Stephen) 

The Steves defeated the their Victory League South rivals the Black Sox in a tight one. The Steves collected 10 hits, including three with multi-hit games, to support their pitchers. The Steves, Tony Schmitz started on the mound, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 5 hits, 4 walks, 6 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Blake Guggenberger threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up 3 hits, 1 walk and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Andy Stolt threw 2 innings in relief, to earn the save, he gave up 4 hits, 2 walks and he surrendered 2 runs.  Blake Guggenberger had a good game, he went 2-5 with 2 doubles for a RBI and he scored 2 runs. Cody Wolhart went 2-4 for a RBI and he scored a run and play/manager, Ben Omann went 2-3 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run. Zach Omann went 1-4 with 2 RBI and Tony Schmitz wen 1-3 with a pair of walks and he scored a run. Brandon Waldvogel went 1-3 with a walk and he scored a run, Rick Hendrickson earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored a run and Ben Bierscheid scored a run. 

The Black Sox's Mitch Reller started on the mound, he threw 8 innings, he gave up 10 hits, 6 walks, 9 runs and he recorded strikeouts. Troy Frieler went 3-4 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run. Brandon Sawyer went 1-4 with a big 3 run home run and he earned a walk. Dylan Carlson, had a good game, he went 4-5 with 2 RBI and he earned a walk and Mitch Waldvogel went 2-4 with a walk, stolen base and he scored a run. Brett Watercott went 2-4 with a walk and he scored a run and Carter Sawyer had a sacrifice bunt and he earned a walk, Eric Evaslage earned a walk and he scored 2 run and Ike Sawyer earned a walk. 

ST. WENDEL SAINTS 6, OPOLE BEARS 3 (6/11 @ Opole)

The Saints defeated the Bears, backed by a good pitching performance by Taylor Erickson. He threw a complete game, he gave up 8 hits, issued 4 walks, surrendered 3 runs and he recorded 7 strikeouts, to earn the win. Kyle Jarnot went 2-5 with a RBI and he scored a run and Trevor VanHeel went 2-4, got a RBI and he earned a walk. Max Posch went 2-4 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run and Taylor Nitz went 1-5 with a double for a RBI. Keaton Gustin went 1-4, with a walk and he scored a run and John Pogatchnik went 1-5 Jake Braegelman earned 4 walks, Lee Maciej and Mitch Messman both scored runs. 

The Bears' Derek Thielen started on the mound, he threw 9 innings, he gave up 10 hits, 7 walks, 6 runs and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Derek Thielen went 2-4 with double for a RBI and he earned a walk and Brad Hintzman went 2-4. Jake Klein went 2-4 and he scored a run and Alex Lange went 1-4 with a RBI. Isaiah Folsom went 1-4 and he was hit by a pitch, player/manager, Scott Binek had a sacrifice fly for a RBI and John Pilarski earned 3 walks and he scored 2 runs. 

ST. WENDEL SAINTS 5, OPOLE BEARS 1 (6/11 @ Opole)

The Saints defeated the Bears for the 2nd time in a make up game, Kyle Jarnot, started on the mound, he threw 8 innings to earn the win. He gave up just 4 hits, issued 4 walks, 1 run and he recorded 1 strikeout. Sam Butler threw one inning in relief, he gave up 1 hit and he recorded 1 strikeout. Max Posch went 1-4 with a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run and Lee Maciej went 1-3 with 2 RBI. John Pogatchnik went 1-3 with a double, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored a run and Kyle Jarnot went 2-3 and he earned a walk. Keaton Gustin went 1-3 with a walk and Taylor Nitz went 1-3 and he scored a run. Sam Butler earned a walk and he was credited with a RBI, Trevor VanHeel earned a walk and he scored a run and Jake Braegelman earned a walk. 

The Bears' Jake Nelson started on the mound, he threw 6 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 10 strikeouts. Isaiah Folsom went 1-3 with a RBI and he earned a walk and Brad Heitzman went 2-4 and he scored a run. Derek Thielen went 1-4, Austin Lange, Alex Lange and Scott Binek all earned walks.  

AVON LAKERS 6, FLENSBURG FALCONS 1(6/11 @ Avon) 

The Lakers defeated their Victory League foe the Falcons, backed by a good pitching performance by Kyle Collins. He started and threw 6 innings to earn the win, he gave up 6 hits, 3 walks, 1 run and he recorded 9 strikeouts. Jon Bauer threw 3 innings in relief, to earn the save, he gave up 2 hits, 1 walk and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Cody Stich went 1-5 with a double for 2 RBI and Carter Holthaus went 1-3 with a RBI, one stolen base and he scored a run. Caleb Curry went 1-2, with a walk, stolen base and he scored 3 runs and Will Kleinschmitt went 1-4 and he earned a walk. Jordan Block earned 2 walks and he scored a run, Tony Schoenberg earned 3 walks, Connor Huberty earned a walk and Josh Becker earned a walk. Riley Voit went 1-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Reed Voit had a sacrifice fly for a RBI and he walked.  

The Falcons' Ike Thoma started on the mound, he threw 3 1/3 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 7 walks, 4 runs and he recorded a strikeout. Sam Nagel went 1-4 with a RBI and Dylan Lukasavitz went 2-4 and he scored a run. Brent Carry went 2-4 and Ben Peterson went 1-3 and he earned a walk. 

VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH STANDINGS

St. Wendel Saints 6-3

St. Stephen Steves 6-3

Avon Lakers 5-3

Opole Bears 3-6

Freeport Black Sox 1-5 

EXHIBITION GAMES

COLD SPRING SPRINGERS 9, MILROY YANKEES 0 (6/9 @ Milroy) 

The Springers, defeated the Yankees of the Corn Belt League, they  collected 11 hits to back the great pitching performance by veteran Zach Femrite. Zach threw a no-hitter, he issued 3 walks and he recorded 15 strikeouts. This was Zach's 200th career pitching win, special congratulations goes out to him! This was a scoreless game till the top of the 5th inning, when the Springers put up 3 runs.  The Springers were led by four players with multi-hit games. Alex Jungels, the Springers left fielder, went 2-4 with a 3 run home run and he scored 2 runs. Zach Hinkemeyer, the Springers shortstop, had a great game, he went 3-4 with 2 RBI and he scored 2 runs. Brian Hansen, the Springers right fielder, went 2-5 with a RBI and Zach Femrite, helped his own cause, he went  2-4 with a double, he earned a walk and he scored 3 runs. Eric Loxtercamp, the Springers center fielder, went 1-5 with a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Chris Butala went 1-4 with a RBI and Drew VanLoy scored a run. 

The Yankees' Austin Deutz started on the mound, he threw all 9 innings, he gave up 11 hits, 1 walk, 9 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Austin Kretsch, Brian Dolan and Eric Dolan all earned walks for the Yankees.  

CENTRAL VALLEY/STEARNS COUNTY CHALLENGE

(7 Inning Games)

ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES 9, SPRING Hill CHARGERS 5 (6/10 @ Spring Hill)  

The Gussies defeated their Stearns County foe the Chargers, Travis Laudenbach started on the mound, he threw 5 innings. He gave up 7 hits, 4 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Zach Laudenbach threw 2 innings in relief, to earn the win, he gave up just one hit. Adam Gwost had a big game, he went 2-4 with a home run and a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Matt Skaja went 2-3 with a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Aaron Fruth went 1-4 with a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Mitch Gwost went 1-4 with a double for 2 RBI and Nate Gwost went 1-4 with a RBI. Marcus Lommel was credited with a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run, Luke Richardson was hit by a pitch and he scored a run, Adam Benoit earned a walk and e scored a pair of runs. 

The Chargers' Anthony Reverman started on the mound, he threw 7 innings, he gave up 9 hits, 4 walks, 9 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Jamie Terres went with a home run and a double for 4 RBI and Carter Tschia went 2-3 with a RBI and he scored 2 runs. Shawn Schoenberg went 2-3 with a stolen base and Anthony Revermann went 1-3 with a double. Eric Terres went 1-4 and he scored a run and Jordan Welle scored a run. 

GREENWALD CUBS 9, ST. NICHOLAS NICKS 1 (6/10 @ Spring Hill)

The Cubs defeated the Nicks of the Central Valley League, backed by the pitching performance of Adam VanBeck. He threw all 9 innings, he gave up just 1 hit, 1 walk and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Brandon Worms went 2-4 with a 2 RBI and he scored a run and Ryan Kraemer went 2-2 with 2 doubles for 1 RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored 2 runs. Tyler Engelmeyer went 2-3, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored a run and Mitchell Worms went 2-3, with a sacrifice bunt and he scored a run.Adam VanBeck went 1-4 and he scored a run, player/manager, Nick Rademacher had a sacrifice fly for a RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored a run. Doug Imdieke and Ryan Preusser both earned a walk and scored a run. 

ELROSA SAINTS 6, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 2 (6/10 @ Spring Hill) 

The Saints defeated the Hawks of the Central Valley League, they collected 12 hits and had good pitching performances. Austin Hadley started on the mound, he threw 4 1/3 innings, he gave up just 1 hit, issued 1 walk and he recorded 4 strikeouts.Derek Wiener threw 1 2/3 innings in relief to earn the win, he gave up 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs. Cody Eichers closed it out with 1 inning of relief, he issued a walk and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Cody Eichers had a good day at the plate, he went 3-4 with a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Austin Hadley went 2-3 with a RBI and A. J. Hadley went 2-3 with a RBI. Matt Schmitz went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Kevin Kuefler went 1-3 with a RBI, he was hit by a pitch, earned a walk and he scored 2 runs. James Kuefler went 1-3 and Derek Wiener went 1-3 and he scored a run. Aaron Vogt went 1-2, he earned a walk and he scored a run and Brandon Roelike was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. 

The Hawks' Austin Schlangen started on the mound, he threw 6 1/3 innings, he gave up 12 hits, 1 walk, 7 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. David Pennertz went 1-3 with a double for a RBI and he had a stolen base and Steve Pennertz went 1-3. Austin Schlangen went 1-2 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run, Tanner Olean earned a walk, one stolen base and he score a run and Zach Schlangen earned a walk. 

COLD SPRING ROCKIES 5, NEW MUNICH SILVER STREAKS 2 (6/10 @ Spring Hill)

The Rockies defeated their Stearns County foe the Silverstreaks, backed by a couple of good pitching performances. Lefty Jake Brinker, started on the mound for the Rockies, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 2 hits, issued 3 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 10 strikeouts. Jordan Neu threw 3 innings in relief, to earn the win, he gave up 1 hit, issued 3 walks and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Jordan Neu went 1-2 with a triple in the 8th inning, for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Austin Dufner went 1-1 with a double, he walked and he scored a run. Mason Ruegemer went 2-3 with a walk and he scored a run and Trevor Lardy earned 2 walks and he scored a run. Blake Holbrook was credited with a RBI, Pat Hemingson earned a pair of walks, Marshall Wirtzfeld earned a walk and Jake Brinker earned a walk. 

The Silverstreaks were led by Will Funk, he went 2-4 with a double for a RBI and he scored a run. Jacob Hinnenkamp went 1-3 and he earned walk and Jon Gaebel earned a walk and he scored a run. Logan Funk, Brennan Hoppe, Devin Gertken and Hunter Rademacher all earned walks.   

ST. MARTIN MARTINS 6, LUXEMBURG BREWERS 5 (6/10 @ Farming)

The Martins defeated the Brewers of the Central Valley League, backed by a good pitching performance by Josh Stangler. He started and threw 6 innings, he scattered 9 hits, 5 runs and he recorded 2 strikeouts.Scott Schlangen went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored a run and Kyle Lieser went 1-4 and he scored a run. Michael Schlangen went 1-3 and he was hit by a pitch and Taylor Holthaus went 1-4. Bryan Schlangen was credited with a RBI, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Chas Hennen was credited with a RBI and he scored a run, Jared Overman earned a walk and one stolen base, Tyler Ritter earned a walk and Matt Schlangen was hit by a pitch.  

The Brewers' regular starting shortstop started on the mound, he threw 6 innings, he gave up 5 hits, 4 walks, 6 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Isaac Matchinsky went 2-4 with a double for a RBI and Austin Klaverkamp went 1-4 with 2 RBI and he scored 1 run. Luke Harren went 1-3 with a RBI and Sam Iten went 1-4 and he scored a run. Derrick Orth went 1-4 and he scored a run and Mitch Ergen went 1-3. Chase Aleshire had a sacrifice fly, Rhett Fruth was hit by a pitch and Nick Baker scored a run. 

LAKE HENRY LAKERS 14, PEARL LAKE LAKERS 4 (5 inn.) (6/10 @ Farming)   

The Lakers defeated the Lakers of the Central Valley League, backed by 13 hits and a good pitching performance by Grant Ludwig. He started, he threw all 7 innings, he scattered 10 hits, issued 2 walks, surrendered 4 runs and recorded 4 strikeouts. Grant Ludwig also had a good game at the plate, he went 2-3 with a RBI, he walked and scored 3 runs. Jason Kampsen had a good game, he went 3-4 with a double for a RBI and he scored 3 runs. Weston Brinkman went 2-2 with a sacrifice fly for 3 RBI and he scored a pair of runs and Sam Hopfer went 2-2 with a sacrifice fly and he scored a run. Shane Kampsen went 1-3 with for 2 RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Matt Quade went 1-3 with a RBI, he earned a pair of walks and he scored 2 runs. Colin Spooner went 1-2 for 2 RBI and he was hit by a pitch and Ryan Wuertz went 1-2 with a RBI. Nic Reiman had a sacrifice fly for a RBI and Adam Miller earned a walk. 

The Lakers' Chad Kunkel started on the mound, he threw 3 innings, Andy Linn threw 3 innings and Cole Denn threw 1 inning of relief. Andy Linn went 2-3 with a RBI and Chad Kunkel went 1-3 and he scored a run. Colton Denn went 1-3 with a double for a RBI and he scored a run. Preston Peglow went 2-2 with a walk and he scored a run, Craig Pfunnenstein went 1-3, Gus Botz went 1-2 and Matt Krippner earned a walk. 

RICHMOND ROYALS 4, KIMBALL EXPRESS 2 (6/10 @ Farming) 

The Royals pulled off a bit of a upset, when they defeated the Express in a tight ball game. The Royals had several pitchers throw for them, Luke Jokela started and he threw 2 innings, he gave up a hit and he record a strikeout. Eli Emerson threw 2 innings of relief, he gave up 2 hits, issued 2 walks, one run and he recorded 2 strikeouts. D. J. Schleicher threw 1 inning in relief, he gave up a hit and he record a strikeout. Andy Bauer threw an inning, he gave up 2 hits, and 1 run and Dan Hansen threw the final inning in relief, he gave up 1 hit and he walked two. Adam Backes went 3-4 with a RBI, one stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Brent Reugemer went 1-2 with a RBI and D. J. Schleicher was credited with a RBI. Dustin Adams went 1-3 and he scored a run and Scott Ruegemer went 1-2 and he walked. Blaine Athman went 1-1 and he walked 

The Express's Zach Dingmann, started on the mound, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Ben Johnson threw one inning in relief, he gave up a hit and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Austin Ruehle went 2-3 and he earned a walk and Brian Marquardt went 2-3 with a RBI. Brooks Marquardt went 1-3 with a RBI and Scott Marquardt went 1-4. Kyle Winter went 1-3, Adam Beyer earned a pair of walks and he scored a run, Zach Sufka scored a run and Matt Dingmann earned a walk.  

WATKINS CLIPPERS 4, FARMING FLAMES 3 (6/10 @ Farming)

The Clippers defeated the Flames of the Stearns County League with a good pitching performance by veteran lefty, Dan Berg. He threw 6 1/3 innings, he gave up 7 hits, 3 runs and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Player/manager Matt Geislinger threw 2/3 of inning to earn the save, as he retired the last two batters with strikeouts. Lincoln Haugen went 2-3 with a RBI, he walked and he scored a run and Dan Berg went 1-3 with a double for a RBI and he scored a run. Adam Hiltner had a good game, he went 3-3 with a double and Kevin Kramer went 2-4 and he scored a run. Brendan Ashton went 1-2 with a RBI and a sacrifice bunt, Tyler Hebrink went 1-4 and he scored a run and Gary Peters went 1-3. 

The Flames' lefty Kyle Zierden, started on the mound, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Father Aaron Nett threw the final 2 innings in relief, he gave up 4 hits and 2 runs. Craig Klein went 1-3 with a home run and Aaron Nett went 1-3 with a double. Kyle Zierden went 1-3 with and Nick Mergen went 2-3. 

Joel Klein went 1-3, Aaron Eiynck went 1-3 and he scored a run and Mitchell Thelen scored a run.  

ST. CLOUD BEAUDREAU'S SAINTS 4, ST. JOSEPH JOES 2 (6/7 @ St. Joseph)

The Saints defeated their Class C rivals from the Sauk Valley league, the Joes. The Saints, Justin Mohs, started on the mound, he threw 6 innings to earn the win. He issued 3 walks and he recorded 8 strikeouts. Chris Koenig threw 3 innings in relief, he gave up 1 walk, 4 hits, 2 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Steve Neutzling went 1-3 with a walk and he scored 2 runs and Tommy Auger went 1-4 with a walk and 2 stolen bases. Jason Kotschevar went 2-3 with a walk and Jack Schramel went 1-5 and he scored a run. Andy Auger, back from a short retirement, went 1-4 with a walk and he scored a run. Andy actually has been playing the past couple of seasons with the 35 and over Silver Springers of Cold Spring. He has helped them win a couple of state championships.  Tom Spaniol had a sacrifice fly for a RBI, Brad Haag earned a walk, Ryan Schneider earned a walk and Nick Maiers was hit by a pitch. 

The Joes' Ethan Carlson started on the mound, he threw 5 innings, he gave up 3 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Nathan Mohs, threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up 2 hits, 1 run and he recorded a strikeout. Willie Willats, threw one inning in relief, he gave up a hit and 2 walks. Joey Stock, threw the final inning in relief, he issued 2 walks, gave up a run and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Tanner Blommer went 2-2 and he scored a run and Charles Vaughn went 1-2. Peter Nelson went 1-4 and he scored a run and he made a great catch in center field. Joey Atkinson earned a pair of walks, Hunter Blommer earned a walk and Joey Stock earned a walk. 

WATKINS CLIPPERS 5, REGAL EAGLES 1 (6/9 @ Watkins) 

The Clippers defeated County Line foe the Eagles, backed by a good pitching performance by lefty Matt Geislinger. He threw 7 innings, to earn the win, he gave up 4 hits, issued 2 walks, 1 run and he recorded 10 strikeouts. Logan Linn, threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up one hit and he recorded a pair of strikeouts. Lincoln Haugen, the Clippers veteran catcher, went 2-4 with a RBI and Tyler Hebrink the Clippers first baseman went 2-4 with a RBI. Veteran Dan Berg went 1-3 with 2 RBI and he earned a walk and the Clippers center fielder, Kevin Kramer, went 2-4 with 2 doubles and he scored 2 runs. Dan Sargent, the Clippers shortstop, earned a pair of walks and he scored 3 runs. Player/manager, Matt Geislinger went 1-2 and Adam Hiltner earned a walk.  

The Eagles' Jordan Wosmek started on the mound, he threw 8 innings, he gave up 8 hits, issued 4 walks, he surrendered 5 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts. The Eagles lead off hitter, Shane Rademacher went 3-4. Chris Beier went 1-4 and Blake Karsch went 1-3 and Jordan Beier was hit by a pitch, he had 2 stolen bases and he scored a run. Nathan Meyer earned a walk, Austin Kampsen earned a walk and Alex Wosmek was hit by a pitch. 

BEAUDREAUS 5, SARTELL STONE PONEYS 2 (6/11 @ Putz) 

The Saints defeated their Sauk Valley League foe the Poneys, backed by their player/manager pitching performance. Brain Anderson started on the mound, he threw a complete game, he scattered 7 hits, issued 2 walks, surrendered 2 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Nate Schmidt had a good game, he went 3-4 with 2 triples for 1 RBI, he earned a walk and he scored 2 runs. Ryan Schneider went 1-4 with a double for 2 RBI and he scored a run. Tom Imholte went 1-5 with a RBI and he had a stolen base and Justin Mohs went 1-2 and he scored a run. Jack Schramel went 1-3, Jason Kotschevar earned a walk, Doug Keller earned a walk, Nick Maiers scored a run and Tom Spaniol was hit by a pitch. 

The Stone Poneys' player/manager Jeff Amann, started on the mound, he threw a complete game, he gave up 8 hits, 3 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Teddy Flemming went 1-4 with 2 RBI and Sean Tillman went 2-4 with a double. Rudy Sauerer went 2-4 and he scored a run and Matt Maurer went 1-3 and he earned a walk. Cooper Lynch went 1-4, Spencer Timm earned a walk and he scored a run and Jeff Amman earned a walk. 

MONTICELLO POLECATS 6, ST. CLOUD BEAUDREAU'S 5 (13 inn.) 6/11 @ Monticello) 

The Polecats of the Central Ridge League defeated Beaudreaus in 13 innings. Michael Olson had a big game, he went 4-6 with 2 triples and a double, one walk and he scored a run. Joe Tupy went 2-4 with 2 walks and he scored a run and Brayden Hanson went 1-6, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Michael Revenig went 1-7, with a stolen base and he scored a run and Tanner Eckart went 1-5 with a walk. Greg Holker went 1-7 and Jack Seibert went 1-2 and he scored a run. Evan DeMars had a sacrifice bunt and he walked, Ben Schaben walked and he scored a run.  Keenan Macek was credited with a RBI and he earned a walk and Aaron Hanson earned a walk. 

The Rockies, Brindley Theisen started on the mound, he threw 6 2/3 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 4 runs 2 walks and he had 11 strikeouts. Tommy Auger threw 5 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up 4 hits, 4 walks and he had 10 strikeouts. Nick Maiers went 2-6 with a RBI and 2 walks and Tammy Auger went 1-8 with a triple for 2 RBI. Steve Neutzling went 2-7 and Brindley Theisen went 2-5 and he walked. Tom Imholte earned a pair of walks, he was hit by a pitch 2 times, 2 stolen bases and he scored 2 runs. Brady Yoerg earned a pair of walks and he scored a run, Ryne Gregory earned a pair of walks and he was hit by a pitch, Justin Mohs and player/manager Brian Anderson both earned walks. 

ELROSA SAINTS 12, CANNON FALLS BEARS 3 (6/10 @ Elrosa

The Saints collected 14 hits, including four extra base hits, to give their pitchers great support to defeated the Bears of the Classic Cannon Valley League. Aaron Vogt started on the mound, he threw 7 innings to earn the win. He scattered 7 hits, issued one walk, 2 runs and he recorded 5 strikeouts.  Derek Wiener threw 2 innings in relief, he gave up 3 hits, 1 run and he recorded a strikeout. Ethan Vogt had a good game, he went 3-5 with a double for 3 RBI and he scored a run. Austen Hadley went 2-4 with a double for 2 RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored 2 runs. Matt Schmitz went 2-5 for 2 RBI and he scored 2 runs and James Kuefler went 2-5 with a triple and a double for a RBI and he scored a run. A. J. Hadley went 1-3 with a RBI and Brandon Roelike went 2-3 with a walk and he scored 3 runs. Cody Eichers went 1-5 and he scored a run, Kevin Kuefler went 1-5 with a stolen base and he scored a run and Brady Weller walked and he scored a run. 

The Bears' Jared Woodard started on the mound, he threw 4 innings, he gave up 10 hits, 7 runs and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Keith Meyers threw 4 innings in relief, he gave up 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 runs and he recorded 6 strikeouts. Luke Windell went 3-4 with a double for a RBI and he scored a run and Jake Filkins went 1-4 with a double for a RBI. Braxton Lindow went 2-5 with a double and he scored a run and Rich Burr went 1-3 with a double. Peter Haggerty went 1-1 for a RBI, Keith Meyers went 1-3 and he walked and Ryan Brintnal went 1-1.  

DETROIT LAKES TOURNAMENT

JAMESTOWN MERCHANTS 2, RICHMOND ROYALS 1 (6/3 @ Detroit Lakes)

The Royals were defeated by the Merchants in the quarterfinals of the Detroit Lakes tournament. The Merchants are one of the perennial powers in North Dakota amateur baseball. Greg Lunski started on the mound for the Merchants, he threw 4 innings, he gave up no hits, 3 walks, 1 run and he recorded 3 strikeouts. Turner Storm threw 3 innings in relief, he gave up 3 hits, one walk and he recorded 5 strikeouts. Bryan Erstad went 1-3 with a home run and Tony Viger went 1-3 with a RBI. Jared Purdy went 1-3 and he scored a run and Dan Ross went 1-2 and he earned a walk. Jake Stilwell went 1-2 and Andrew Hill earned a walk. 

The Royals' Dan Hansen started on the mound, he threw a complete game, he gave up just 5 hits, issued 2 walks, 2 runs and he recorded 3 strikeouts.  Kyle Budde went 1-2 with a RBI and he earned a walk and Alex Budde went 1-3, he earned a walk, one stolen base and he scored their lone run. Dan Hansen earned a walk and Brent Ruegemer earned a walk.

RICHMOND ROYALS 10, CROOKSTON REDS 0 (5 inn.) (6/3 @ Detroit Lakes)

The Royals defeated the Reds of the Northwest Border League, they had a 10 hit attack, including four with multi-hit games. Blaine Athmann started on the mound for the Royals, he threw 5 innings to earn the win. He gave up 3 hits, he issued 3 walks and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Cole Schmitz had a good game, he went 2-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly for 4 big RBI. Alex Budde went 2-2 with a RBI, he was hit twice by a pitch and he scored  2 runs and D. J. Schleicher went 2-4 with a RBI and he scored 2 runs. Cory Niewind went 2-4 with 2 RBI and Connor Dols went 1-1 with a sacrifice fly for a RBI and he earned a pair of walks. Player/manager, Kirby Hemmesch went 1-1, he was hit twice by a pitch and he was credited with a RBI. Kyle Budde was credited with a RBI, he earned a walk and he scored a run, Dylan Adams earned a walk and he scored a run and Scott Ruegemer scored a run. 

RICHMOND ROYALS 12, HOWARD LAKE ORPHANS 5 (5 inn.) (6/4 @ Detroit Lakes)

The Royals defeated their North Star League foe the Orphans, behind lefty Luke Jokela's pitching performance. He had a 11 hit performance by the offense, including 3 big doubles. Luke threw 5 innings, he gave up just 2 hits, 1 walk and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Dusty Adams had a big game, he went 2-3 with a double for 2 RBI's, one stolen base and he scored 2 runs. Dylan Adams went 2-3 for 2 RBI's and he scored a run and Cole Schmitz went 1-2 with a double for 2 RBI's, 1 walk and he scored 2 runs. Cory Niewind went 1-3 with a double for 2 RBI's and he scored a run and Alex Budde went 1-3 with a RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Connor Dols went 2-2 for a RBI, 1 walk and he scored 2 runs and D. J. Schleicher went 1-2 with a RBI, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Kenny Mooney went 1-3 with a RBI and he scored a run and Kyle Budde earned a walk and he scored a run.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

2017 ELROSA'S ELITE STATE 8

(June 16, 17, 18)

Raymond Rockets vs. Beaudreaus Saints   Friday 8:30

(Winner plays Saturday 6:00/Loser 2:00) 

Regal Eagles vs. Elrosa Saints  Friday 6:30

(Winner plays Saturday 8:00/Loser 4:00)

Cold Spring Rockies vs. Delano "A"  Saturday 10:00

(Winner plays Saturday 6:00/Loser 2:00)

Hutchinson Huskies vs. Foley Lumberjacks Saturday 12:00

(Winner plays Saturday 8:00/Loser 4:00)

LAKEWOOD LEAGUE/REGIONAL GAMES

Saturday June 17th

Cold Spring Springers @ Sauk Rapids Cyclones 3:00

Sunday June 18th

Duluth Express @ Brainerd Bees (2 7 Inning Games) 1:00 

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE

Wednesday June 14th

Luxemburg Brewers @ Cold Spring Rockies 7:30

Friday June 16th

Luxemburg Brewers @ Watkins Clippers 7:30 

Sunday June 18th

Eden Valley Hawks @ Kimball Express2:00

St. Nicholas Nicks @ Pearl Lake Lakers2:00

SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE

Wednesday June 14th

Clear Lake Lakers @ Albertville Villains 7:30 

Friday June 16th

St. Joseph Joes @ Sartell Stone Poneys 7:30

Saturday June 17th

Sartell Muskies @ Albertville Villains 7:30

Albertville Villains  @ Clear Lake Lakers 1:30 

Sunday June 18th

St. Joseph Joes @ Becker Bandits 1:30  

STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE

Friday June 16th

Farming Flames @ St. Martin Martins 8:30

Saturday June 17th

Richmond Royals @ St. Martin Martins 1:30

Meire Grove Grovers @ New Munich Silverstreaks 3:30 

Sunday June 18th

Spring Hill Chargers @ Greenwald Cubs 1:30

Lake Henry Lakers @ Meire Grove Grovers 1:30

Farming Flames @ Richmond Royals 1:30

VICTORY LEAGUE SOUTH

Saturday June 17th

St. Wendel Saints @ Freeport Black Sox 7:00

Sunday June 18th

Avon Lakers @ Randall Cubs 1:30

Opole Bears @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30

Sobieski Skis @ Freeport Black Sox 5:00

EXHIBITION GAMES

2017 ELROSA'S ELITE STATE 8

(June 16, 17, 18 @ Elrosa, MN)

Raymond Rockets vs. Beaudreaus Saints (Friday 8:30)

Cold Spring Rockies vs. Delano "A" (Saturday 10:00)

Regal Eagles vs Elrosa Saints (Friday 6:30)

Hutchinson Huskies vs Foley Lumberjacks (Saturday 12:00)

(Winners play 6:00/8:00 Saturday/Losers play at 2:00/4:00)

Wednesday June 14th

Cold Spring Springers @ Monticello Polecats 7:30

St. Cloud Beaudreaus @ Sartell Muskies 7:00

Fort Ripley Rebels @ SaukRapids Cyclones 7:30

St. Augusta Gussies @ Avon Lakers 6:30 

Friday June 16th

Richmond Royals @ Cold Spring Springers7:30 (Merchants Night)

Raymond Rockets @ St. Cloud Beaudreaus 8:30 (At Elrosa)

Pearl Lake Lakers @ New Munich Silverstreaks 6:45

St. Augusta Gussies @ Midway Snurdbirds 8:00 (At Menagha)

Regal Eagles @ Elrosa Saints 6:30

Saturday June 17th

St. Augusta Gussies @ Nimrod Gnats 1:00

St. Nicholas Nicks @ Willmar Rails 7:00

Rogers Red Devils @ Sartell Stone Poneys 7:30

Roscoe Rangers @ Bird Island Bull Frogs 12:15

Green Isle Irish @ Avon Lakers 1:30

35 OVER

Alexandria  @ Cold Spring Silver Springers (12:00/2:00)

Sunday June 18th

Sartell Muskies @ Sauk Rapids Cyclones 1:30

Roger Mischke

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