VICTORY LEAGUE BASEBALL: Lightning strike down Devils
ST. MATHIAS — A seven-run, seventh inning lifted the Nisswa Lightning to an 11-2 victory over St. Mathias Sunday in North Division play.
Jason Roepke allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven for the win. He also had three hits, including a solo home run and a double to help his cause.
Nisswa’s Adam Hardy finished 2-5 with a run.
Zach Heidmann was 3-4 with two stolen bases and Blake Thiesse was 2-4 with a run for St. Mathias.
Nisswa 11 11 2
St. Mathias 2 5 0
WP: Jason Roepke. LP: Brad Waytashek.
Fort Ripley 9, Harding 0
FORT RIPLEY — The Fort Ripley Rebels remained unbeaten as it blew out the Harding Dinosaurs 9-0 Sunday.
Ethan Branum went five innings. He struck out five and allowed three hits and three walks for the shutout victory. Logan Kalis threw the final four innings. He allowed one hit and four walks, while striking out five.
Bill Sather carried the big bat as he went 3-4 with a home run, triple and three RBIs for the Rebels, who saw Rob Veith Jr. go 2-4 with two RBIs, Brett Kramer go 2-5, Jason Sather go 2-4 and Kalis hit an RBI double.
Harding 0 4 0
Fort Ripley 9 13 1
WP: Ethan Branum. LP: Josh Boser. S: Logan Kalis.
Lastrup 7 , Bulldogs 1
LASTRUP — Chad Weiss picked up his first pitching victory of the season as he held the Pierz Bulldogs to five hits and two walks over five innings leading to a 7-1 Lastrup win Sunday.
Weiss struck out seven and was 1-2 with a walk and a run.
Scott Janson struck out four over four innings for the save.
Lastrup’s Dan Saeher finished 2-3 with a double, RBI, sacrifice and a run. Dustin Schmaltz and Dave Woitalla each hit two-run singles and Rick Schlieman was 2-4 with a run and stolen base. Nathan Janson also had two hits and an RBI.
Peter Herman finished 3-4 with a home run and Paul Herman had two hits for the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs 1 8 2
Lastrup 7 11 1
WP: Chad Weiss. LP: Joel Hendrickson. S: Scott Janson.
Buckman 6, Brewers 5
PIERZ — The Buckman Billygoats had a lead, lost the lead and then regained it with a two-run sixth inning to defeat the Pierz Brewers 6-5 Sunday.
Corey Egan was 2-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases and also earned the save as he relieved Jeremy Monson and pitched 3.2 innings. He allowed five walks and struck out five.
Monson went five plus. He allowed five runs and five hits on one walk. He also struck out five.
Pierz’s Greg Pohlkamp was 2-4 with two RBIs and Breck Weber drove in two runs.
Buckman 6 5 1
Brewers 5 5 4
WP: Jeremy Monson. LP: Tyler Christen. S: Corey Egan.
Fort Ripley 15, Buckman 0
BUCKMAN — Brett Kramer struck out five, walked three and allowed just one hit compared to the 16 hits his teammates handed him in Fort Ripely’s 15-0 win over Buckman Saturday.
The Rebels scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and Brett Kramer helped himself by going 3-3 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, five RBIs and three runs scored. His father Jim showed he still had some pop as he went 3-4 with an RBI and a run and big Ray Austin added four RBIs as he finished 2-3 with a home run, double and two runs scored.
Rhett Williamson was 2-4 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored and Curt Veith drove in two and scored twice for the Rebels.
Fort Ripley 15 16 1
Buckman 0 4 3
WP: Brett Kramer. LP: Mark Kahl. S: Bill Sather.