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.
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 Ripley 5 9 0
WP: Bill Sather. LP: Nick Krippner. 2B: FR-Brian Skluzacek, Logan Kalis, Bill Sather. Overall: 3-0. Next: Fort Ripley at St. Wendel 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Nisswa 14, Avon 3
NISSWA-Aaron Jenkins was 2-4 with a double, home run, four RBIs and three runs for the Nisswa Lightning in their seven-inning 14-3 win over the Avon Lakers Sunday.
Logan McElfresh was also 2-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Nisswa while Jason Roepke went 3-5 with two RBIs and Luke Schumer was 2-3.
Avon 3 5 1
Nisswa 14 13 2
WP: Scott Sand. LP: Troy Wunderlich. 2B: N-Aaron Jenkins. HR: N-Jenkins, Logan McElfresh. Overall: Nisswa 2-1. Nisswa at St. Stephen 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
St. Wendel 2, St. Mathias 0
ST. MATHIAS-Matt Tautges went 3-4 and Evan Woitalla was 2-3 for the St. Mathias Devils in their 2-0 loss to the St. Wendel Saints Sunday.
John Pogatchnik struck out 11 in picking up the shutout for the Saints who seized sole possession of first place in the South Division.
St. Wendel 2 5 0
St. Mathias 0 8 0
WP: John Pogatchnik. LP: Mason Quick. Overall: St. Mathias 0-3. Next: St. Mathias at Freeport 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Aitkin 14, Holdingford 4
HOLDINGFORD-Nathan Ehnstrom drove in five runs while going 3-6 and Brian Burman was 3-5 with a pair of doubles for the Aitkin Steam in their 14-4 victory over the Holdingford Express Sunday.
After surrendering four runs in the first, Jaron Brezinsky settled down and went five innings to get the win. Jake Lynn closed the door with four innings of one-hit relief to earn a save.
Aitkin 14 14 2
Holdingford 4 6 5
WP: Jaron Brezinsky. LP: Derek Thielen. 2B: A-Brian Burman 2. Overall: Aitkin 2-1. Next: Avon at Aitkin 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Buckman 2, Opole 0
OPOLE-The East Division-leading Buckman Billygoats broke open a scoreless pitchers' duel with two runs in the top of the ninth and held on for a 2-0 win over the Opole Bears Sunday.
With two outs in the ninth, Ben Boser walked, stole second and scored on a hit by Travis Kahl who then scored on Mark Kahl's second hit of the game.
Jeremy Monson threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to get the win. Jake Nelson took the loss giving up just four hits over nine innings.
Buckman 2 4 1
Opole 0 2 0
WP: Jeremy Monson. LP: Jake Nelson. Overall: Buckman 3-0. Next: Buckman at Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lastrup 11, Brewers 1
PIERZ-The Lastrup Lakers tallied five first-inning runs and cruised to an 11-1, eight-inning win over the Pierz Brewers Sunday to remain tied with Buckman for the lead in the East Division.
Brad Meyer, Jason Sadlovsky and Jamie Litke all ripped doubles for the Lakers while Chad Weiss, Reggie Litke, Scott Janson and Brandon Lochner all went 2-3.
Dylan Kummet was 2-4 with a double for the Brewers and Matt Kummet had two singles.
Pierz 1 6 1
Lastrup 11 15 2
WP: Brad Meyer. LP: Mike Poser. 2B: L-Meyer, Jason Sadlovsky, Jamie Litke; P-Dylan Kummet. Overall: Lastrup 3-0. Pierz Brewers 2-1. Next: Royalton vs. Lastrup at Royalton 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Pierz Brewers at Sobieski 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bulldogs 5, Royalton 5
PIERZ-Despite committing nine errors, the Pierz Bulldogs hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Royalton Riverdogs in Sunday's East Division game.
Craig Luberts and Aaron Schultz each had a double and single and Logan Meyer contributed a double for the Bulldogs.
Schultz pitched all nine innings for Pierz giving up nine hits while striking out five and walking two.
Royalton 5 9 1
Pierz 6 8 9
WP: Aaron Schultz. LP: Matt Gottwalt. 2B: .P-Craig Luberts, Schultz, Logan Meyer. Overall: 1-2. Next: Buckman at Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Freeport 7, Cuyuna Range 6
CROSBY -Jake Zontelli was 2-3 with two doubles and Lance Herbst was 2-3 with a triple for Cuyuna Range in the Miners' 7-6 loss to the Freeport Black Sox Sunday.
Freeport rallied from a 6-3 deficit with four runs in the top of the ninth for its first win of the season, with the winning run scoring on a two-out, two-run double by Carter Sawyer.
Freeport 7 12 1
Cuyuna Range 6 8 1
WP: Carter Sawyer. LP: CJ Wohl. 2B: CR-Jake Zontelli 2. 3B: CR-Lance Herbst. Overall: 1-2. Next: Cuyuna Range at Holdingford 1:30 p.m. Sunday.