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June 12, 2016
Amateur Baseball: Lightning tally 61 runs in 2 games
AITKIN—The Nisswa Lightning tallied 61 runs in two-seven inning games over the weekend. The 8-1 Lightning crushed the Aitkin Steam 38-2 Sunday and overpowered the Holdingford Express 23-2 Friday night. Further details on the game with Aitkin were not available. (7 innings)...
June 12, 2016 - 11:35pm
June 5, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Unbeaten Rebels lead North Division
Fort Ripley 4, Aitkin 1 AITKIN—The Fort Ripley Rebels stayed unbeaten at 8-0 and on top of the North Division with a 4-1 victory over the Aitkin Steam Sunday. Nick Jelacie ripped a solo home run and Rhett Williamson doubled twice driving in two runs for the Rebels. Brian Skluzacek...
June 5, 2016 - 10:54pm
May 30, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Kalis, Rebels shutout Freeport
Fort Ripley 7, Freeport 0 FORT RIPLEY—Logan Kalis pitched eight innings striking out five and allowed just four hits for the unbeaten Fort Ripley Rebels who picked up their second shutout of the weekend with a 7-0 win over the Freeport Black Sox Monday. Brett Kramer belted a...
May 30, 2016 - 9:26pm
May 22, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Unbeaten Lastrup sweeps Royalton
ROYALTON—Chad Weiss pitched seven shutout innings and led the unbeaten Lakers at the plate as Lastrup defeated the Royalton Riverdogs 4-0 in Game One of their East Division doubleheader Sunday. Weiss was 3-5 with a run and struck out five while allowing five hits before giving...
May 22, 2016 - 10:56pm
May 16, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Fort Ripley remains unbeaten
FORT RIPLEY—Brian Skluzacek and Logan Kalis both doubled while going 2-4 to help the Fort Ripley Rebels remain unbeaten with a 5-1 win over the St. Stephen Steves Sunday. Bill Sather also doubled for the Rebels who are 3-0 and lead the North Division. St. Stephen 1 5 1 Fort...
May 16, 2016 - 8:56pm
May 6, 2016
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa tied for state's top ranking
The Nisswa Lightning of the Victory League are tied for the spot in the Minnesota Baseball Association Class C rankings as of May 3. Nisswa is tied with the Green Isle Irish for No. 1. Both teams have (43 points). Additional information is at http://www.mnbaseball.org/news . Class...
May 6, 2016 - 9:09pm
May 1, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Aitkin Stream open inaugural season with 12-0 win
AITKIN—The first-year Aitkin Stream opened their season with a 12-2 victory over the St. Wendal Saints in seven innings Sunday afternoon. The Stream are the latest team to join the Victory League and will be competing in the North Division. Their next game is 1:30 p.m. Sunday...
May 1, 2016 - 9:32pm
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