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September 7, 2015
Baseball: Plato ends Nisswa's season
WATKINS - A rain delay coupled with a two-run sixth inning by the Plato Bluejays derailed the Nisswa Lightning's hope for a Class C state tournament finals bid Monday. Nisswa held a 2-0 lead before weather forced Sunday's game to be finished early Monday. That's when Plato rallied...
September 7, 2015 - 6:41pm
September 6, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa advances to semifinals
WATKINS - A three-run home run by Jason Ropeke in the eighth inning pushed Nisswa past Jordan 3-2 in Sunday's quarterfinal round of the Class C state tournament. Drew Boland reached on a double and Jeremiah Piepkorn also reached before Roepke's blast. Ropke finsfinishediehd 2-4...
September 6, 2015 - 7:05pm
August 31, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Lightning advances to third round
COLD SPRING - The Nisswa Lightning nipped the Loretto Larks 8-7 and the Lastrup Lakers were eliminated by the Howard Lakes Orphans 4-1 in the second...
August 31, 2015 - 12:08am
August 16, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa secures first Region 8C title
SOBIESKI — Jason Roepke drove in six runs and finished 4-6 with a home run and two runs scored for the Nisswa Lightning who won their first Region 8C championship beating the Sobieski Skis 14-8 in the title game Saturday. Each team compiled 19 hits off a combined seven different...
August 16, 2015 - 8:35pm
August 9, 2015
Amatuer Baseball: Jenkins homer advances Nisswa
SOBIESKI - Aaron Jenkins belted a two-run, walk-off homer in the 10th inning that gave Nisswa a 5-3 victory over the Sobieski Skis and advanced the Lightning to Saturday's Region 8C championship game. The Lastrup Lakers defeated Avon 5-3 and Fort Ripley Rebels came from behind to...
August 9, 2015 - 9:52pm
August 2, 2015
Region 8C Baseball: Weiss helps Lastrup stay alive in tourney
PIERZ - Chad Weiss spaced eight hits, struck out nine and walked one in a complete game as the Lastrup Lakers eliminated the St. Stephen Steves 9-0 in the losers' bracket of the Region 8C tournament Sunday. Weiss finished 2-2 with two doubles, three walks and an RBI for the defending...
August 2, 2015 - 9:45pm
July 27, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa, Latrup win division titles
The Nisswa Lightning defeated the Fort Ripley Rebels twice on Sunday, both times by one-run margins, to win the North Division championship and Lastrup claimed the East Division title with an 8-4 victory over the Pierz Bulldogs. The No. 1 seeded Lightning, who had won the regular...
July 27, 2015 - 5:27pm
July 26, 2015
Amatuer Baseball: Nisswa, Pierz Bulldogs advance to North, East title games
The Nisswa Lightning and Pierz Bulldogs assured themselves of a berth in the Region 8C Tournament following victories Saturday in the North and East Division elimination rounds. Nisswa defeated the Cuyuna Range Miners 8-3 in the North and the third-seeded Bulldogs edged No. 2 Buckman...
July 26, 2015 - 8:56pm
July 20, 2015
Amatuer Baseball: Rebels, Lakers advance to title games
The Fort Ripley Rebels advanced to Sunday's North Division championship game and the Lastrup Lakers reached the East Division title following playoff action Sunday. The Rebels upset the top-seeded Nisswa Lightning 3-1 to advance and will face the winner of Saturday's Cuyuna Range/Nisswa...
July 20, 2015 - 10:20pm
July 9, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Lightning rally to nip Bees
NISSWA - Brett Jenkins went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and the Nisswa Lightning rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth to nip the Brainerd Bees 7-6 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Nisswa's Jeremiah Piepkorn finished 2-5 with an RBI and Tory Miller went 2-4 with a 2-run...
July 9, 2015 - 10:38pm
June 29, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Lastrup clinches East Division title
LASTRUP - The Lastrup Lakers clinched the East Division championship with a 10-inning, 5-4 victory over the Pierz Brewers Saturday night. The Lakers finished the regular season 11-2 and would win the tiebreaker if 10-2 Buckman wins its final game with Freeport Saturday. Scott Janson...
June 29, 2015 - 9:36pm
June 19, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Lightning ranked second, Skis fifth in Class C
The Nisswa Lightning of the Victory League North Division are No. 2 in the Minnesota Baseball Association overall Class C rankings as of June 18. Nisswa, 4-1 and second in its division, hosts Upsala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Cuyuna Range at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The defending state...
June 19, 2015 - 9:27pm
May 22, 2015
Baseball: Nisswa Lightning Camp June 10-12
The annual Nisswa Lightning Youth Baseball Camp is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10-12 at Nisswa Park. The camp, for boys and girls between the ages of 7-12, provides youths the opportunity to develop and improve their baseball skills by focusing on the fundamentals of throwing,...
May 22, 2015 - 6:33pm