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August 14, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Fort Ripley wins 2
Fort Ripley 15, Sobieski 5 AVON—Fort Ripley held a 6-0 lead for a week and finished it off Saturday as they defeated Sobeski 15-5 in the loser's bracket game of the Region 8C playoffs. The game was suspended for a week because of rain with Fort Ripley leading 6-0 in the bottom...
August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
August 7, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Fort Ripley locks in state bid
AVON — The Buckman Billygoats advanced to the Region 8C championship game next Sunday in Avon with a 6-3 victory over the Avon Lakers Saturday. In the loser's bracket Saturday, the Fort Ripley Rebels assured themselves of the final Region 8 spot in the upcoming Class C State...
August 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
July 31, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Billygoats break Rebels 17-game win streak
PIERZ—Noah Boser had a day to remember Sunday. Sunday evening, Boser delivered a two-out, walk-off single for Buckman in a 7-6, 11-inning win over the previously undefeated Fort Ripley Rebels in the semifinals of the Region 8C tournament, assuring the Billygoats a spot in the...
July 31, 2017 - 6:05pm
July 25, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Rebels, Billygoats top seeds for region
The Fort Ripley Rebels and Buckman Billygoats are going into the Region 8C Tournament next weekend as the top seeds from the North and East divisions, respectively, after winning division playoff titles Sunday. Fort Ripley defeated the Nisswa Lightning 7-2 for the North championship...
July 25, 2017 - 5:30am
July 18, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Fort, Buckman secure 8C spots
Fort Ripley and Buckman secured berths in the Region 8C Tournament following respective North and East Division semifinal wins Sunday. Also earning the right to advance to the region tournament following victories Sunday were Sobieski from the West and Avon from the South. The top...
July 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 17, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Lastrup upsets Brewers
PIERZ — Preston Rocheleau scattered five hits, struck out 11 and pitched seven scoreless innings to lead No. 3 seeded Lastrup Lakers to a 4-1 upset of No. 2 Pierz Brewers in the first round of the East Division playoffs Saturday. Reggie Litke tossed the final two innings to...
July 17, 2017 - 5:30am
July 11, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Pierz picks off Royalton
ROYALTON — Andy Leidenfrost ripped a three-run double in a four-run first inning for the Pierz Bulldogs, who defeated the Royalton Riverdogs 7-3 in the East Division play-in game Sunday. The Bulldogs become the No. 4 seed and will play at No. 1 Buckman in the opening round of...
July 11, 2017 - 2:30am
July 10, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Division playoff schedule set
The Victory League regular season ended this past weekend with Fort Ripley (North), Buckman (East), Sobieski (West) and Avon (South) securing division titles and the top seeds in the division playoffs. A few play-in games in the East and West were scheduled Sunday with the playoffs...
July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
July 8, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Billygoats-Lakers showdown Sunday
PIERZ—Buckman defeated the Pierz Bulldogs 10-6 Thursday to set up a decisive clash between the Billygoats and Lastrup Lakers in their final regular-season game Saturday. Buckman and Lastrup enter the season finale hosted by the Billygoats tied for the East Division lead with...
July 8, 2017 - 10:38am
July 4, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Fort Ripley remains unbeaten
FORT RIPLEY—Nick Jelacie, Brett Kramer, Jason Sather and Brian Skluzacek had multi-hit games for the Fort Ripley Rebels who remained undefeated following a 10-1 victory over the St. Mathias Devils Sunday. Mac Brink doubled for the 11-0 Rebels who have two regular-season games...
July 4, 2017 - 5:30am
July 3, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Hegarty pitches Rebels past Billygoats
FORT RIPLEY—Jack Hegarty struck out 10 while allowing six hits over eight innings to lead the North Division champion Fort Ripley Rebels to a 9-2 win over the Buckman Billygoats Saturday. Nick Jelacie, Logan Kalis and Bill Sather each had a pair of hits for the 10-0 Rebels...
July 3, 2017 - 10:00am
July 1, 2017
Baseball: Victory Leagues standings, upcoming games
Baseball 6 Victory League Through June 25 North Division Fort Ripley Rebels 9-0, Aitkin Steam 4-4, Nisswa Lightning 4-4, Cuyuna Range Miners 3-8, St. Mathias Devils 2-8 East Division Lastrup Lakers 9-3, Pierz Brewers 8-4, Buckman Billygoats 7-2, Royalton Riverdogs 3-8, Pierz Bulldogs...
July 1, 2017 - 9:30am
June 30, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Elness pitches Bulldogs to first win
PIERZ—Drew Elness made his first appearance on the mound and led the Pierz Bulldogs to their first win of the season, an 8-1 victory over the Royalton Riverdogs Wednesday. Elness pitched a complete game striking out eight and walking one while allowing 11 hits. Austin Dickmann...
June 30, 2017 - 12:30pm
June 26, 2017
Victory League Baseball: Rebels clinch North Division title
FORT RIPLEY—The unbeaten Fort Ripley Rebels clinched the North Division regular-season title and an automatic berth in the Region 8C tournament with an 11-1 win over the Cuyuna Range Miners in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday. Starter Ethan Branum picked up the win...
June 26, 2017 - 1:58pm
June 19, 2017
Amateur Baseball: Kramer, Rebels doubleup Nisswa
FORT RIPLEY—Brett Kramer struck out six and allowed two late runs on seven hits and six walks to pitch the Fort Ripley Rebels to a 4-2 victory over Nisswa Sunday. Kramer lost his shutout bid in the ninth when Nisswa scored its two runs. Tory Miller, who finished 3-4 with a double...
June 19, 2017 - 10:44pm