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July 17, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Nisswa, Lastrup advance to division title games
The Nisswa Lightning and Lastrup Lakers advanced to championship games in the North and East Divisions, respectively, with victories in the winners' bracket Sunday. The second-seeded Lightning topped the North's No. 1 seed Fort Ripley Rebels 6-2 while the East's No. 1-seeded Lastrup...
July 17, 2016 - 10:29pm
July 4, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Rebels let steam out of Aitkin in regular-season finale
FORT RIPLEY—Winning pitcher Logan Kalis and Brett Kramer combined on a two-hit, seven-inning 16-1 victory to cap off the regular season for the North Division champion Fort Ripley Rebels against the Aitkin Steam Sunday. Kalis retired 15 batters in a row after giving up a single...
July 4, 2016 - 10:44pm
May 23, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Billygoats remain unbeaten
PIERZ—Noah Boser belted a three-run homer while going 2-4 to lead the Buckman Billygoats past the Pierz Bulldogs 9-2 in an East Division contest Sunday. Lane Girtz and Zach Lanners each singled and doubled for Buckman which is 4-0, one-half game behind 5-0 division-leading Lastrup....
May 23, 2016 - 7:07pm
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 9, 2016
Victory League Baseball: Brewers, Bulldogs, Lakers win
Brewers 10, Opole 0 PIERZ — Mike Poser pitched six shutout innings and allowed just four hits for the Pierz Brewers in their 10-0 victory over the Opole Bears Sunday. Mitch Dorn went 2-2 with three RBIs and Matt Kummet 2-3 with two RBIs. Aaron Weber contributed a double. Opole...
May 9, 2016 - 9:13pm
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
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 17, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Hall of Fame honor catches Froncak off guard
Paul Froncak Age: 63 High school: Pierz 1969 graduate College: Brainerd Community College 1975 graduate, St.
July 17, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 12, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Four years after surgery, pitcher finally back on mound
From 1999 to 2011, Simon Waltman was one of the aces in the Victory League. During that span, the right-hander logged 1,000 innings and won 100 games for the Sobieski Skis. If those 100 wins aren't the most in Victory League history, they had to position him among the league's...
July 12, 2015 - 6:05pm
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 22, 2015
Amateur Baseball: East, North Division leads in dead heat
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, the races for first place in the East and North Divisions are in a dead heat. The Lastrup Lakers regained sole possession of first place in the East Division by a half game with wins Sunday over Avon and Freeport, while the Nisswa...
June 22, 2015 - 8:53pm
June 21, 2015
Victory League Baseball: Nisswa, Buckman share division leads
The Nisswa Lightning and Buckman Billygoats moved into first-place ties in the North and East divisions with their respective wins over Avon and Upsala Saturday night. Nisswa, ranked No. 2 in the Minnesota Baseball Association Class C rankings, defeated Upsala 7-3 to tie the Fort...
June 21, 2015 - 9:44pm
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
June 8, 2015
Amateur Baseball: Fort Ripley claims North Division lead
Wins over the Cuyuna Range Miners and Flensburg Falcons Sunday catapulted the Fort Ripley Rebels over the Nisswa Lightning for first place in the North Division standings. The Rebels are 5-1, while the Lightning are a half game back at 4-1.
June 8, 2015 - 9:28pm