Orioles hand Muskies 1st DRS loss of season

St. Patrick’s Bryce Simon beats the throw to Webster second baseman Brooks Prochaska as he steals second during St. Patrick’s 13-0 win over the Sox Sunday, June 30, at Bonin Field. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

New Prague defeated New Market 2-1 Sunday, June 30, handing the Muskies their first league loss of the season. New Market is ranked No. 1 among Class C teams in the state. The win was the fifth straight for the Orioles, and evened their league record at 8-8. Both New Prague and St. Patrick picked up three wins in the past week and Montgomery had two wins.

Wednesday, June 26 Orioles 9, Saints 2 New Prague defeated St. Benedict 9-2. James Fuerniss collected the win by pitching seven innings and striking out seven. Zach Sirek pitched the final two innings for the Orioles. Justin Novak had a pair of hits, including an RBI double, Austin Bachman had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Ben Buthe and Eric Wagner both had RBI singles. Cade Pavek, Simon Solheid and Jake Deutsch also singled. Mitchell Martin had two hits to lead the Saints, also with hits were Carter Hodapp, Jon Huss, Zack Bakko, and Trey Kocher.

Warriors 14, Mudcats 8 Veseli jumped out to a commanding lead over Prior Lake by scoring six runs in the third inning. Prior Lake fought hard and kept chipping away at the Warriors’ lead and eventually brought the game back to even at 8-8 all in the top half of the sixth. The Warriors would respond with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the sixth and four more in the seventh which proved to be enough. They were led by Will Forberg on the mound and Matt Perkinson and Logan Regar going 5-for-5, along with Corey Friedges going 3-for-3 with two walks. BJ Benz had two hits for the Mudcats.

Irish 12, Coyotes 2 Jack Friedges went 4-for-4 and had four RBIs, Seth Ambroz had three hits and Dom DeLuca and Will Walsh had two hits each as St. Patrick defeated Shakopee 12-2. Matt Ambroz had a home run for the Irish. Phillip Garcia took the win, going 5-2/3 innings and allowing just three hits. Zak Hoffman, Lance Buchtel and Mason Bode had the Shakopee hits. Chris Isensee took the loss.

Express 14, Sox 0 Elko had built a 10-0 lead by the end of the third inning on their way to a 14-0 win over Webster. TJ Evanston had a homer and five RBIs. Dylan Thomas, Jason Grimm and Andrew Hanson each had two hits. Alex Tobias pitched seven innings, allowing just one hit for the win. Russ Bartyzal had the only Webster hit, a double. Gage Bergman started and took the loss for Webster.

Friday, June 28 Mallards 1, Coyotes 0 Ted Christian struck out 17 and pitched a one-hitter as Montgomery scored in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Shakopee 1-0. Ryan Iverson had two hits for the Mallards and scored the winning run. Johnny Krocak doubled for Montgomery.

Irish 7, Bulldogs 6 St. Patrick held off a late rally by Union Hill to claim a 7-6 win in Union Hill. Josh Simon struck out eight batters in five innings to get the win, with Christian Medick, Bill Dunker and Zach Seurer pitching in relief. Seurer earned a save. Seth Ambroz had three hits and Jack Friedges two for the Irish. Conrad Masberg had a pair of doubles and two RBIs, and Adam Giesen and Derik Masberg also had two hits for the Bulldogs. Conrad Masberg pitched nine innings to take the loss.

Orioles 6, Lakers 0 New Prague traveled to Faribault and shut out the Lakers 6-0. New Prague took the lead in the second inning when Collin Dorzinski and Jake Deutsch led off with doubles and Spencer Kajer singled. Austin Bachman had three hits, including a double and a two-run triple. Justin Novak and James Fuerniss both had two hits. Dylan O'Neil, Matt Lane, Jack Helgesen and Porter Sartor had hits for the Lakers. Zach Sirek pitched four innings and got the win for the O’s. Max Fierst also pitched four scoreless innings and Frank Ruzicka made his Oriole debut in the ninth inning. Sartor started for the Lakers and took the loss.

Saints 11, Aces 2 St. Benedict broke open a close game with nine runs in the last four innings for an 11-2 win over Lonsdale. Zach Bakko went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs. Mitchell Martin had three hits and Jeremy Heitkamp and Nick Heitkamp had two each. Alex Donkers pitched six innings to get the win, with Matthias Duevel and Cole Minnick pitching in relief. Jack Skluzacek and Devin Vosejpka each had two hits for Lonsdale and Isaac Pint had two RBIs. Pint took the loss for the Aces, with Brad Davis and Greg Johnson pitching in relief.

Sunday, June 30 Orioles 2, Muskies 1 New Prague scored two runs in the second inning and made them hold up, behind the efforts of pitcher Nate Sprouls. Sprouls struck out 14 hitters and pitched a complete game as New Prague handed New Market its first league loss of the season, 2-1. In the second, Collin Dorzinski singled and was followed up with a Justin Novak RBI double. Eric Wagner followed with an RBI single. Ben Buthe, Cade Pavek, Anthony Mader and Jake Deutsch also had hits for New Prague. The Muskies threatened in the ninth by getting three hits to start the inning and scoring one. Nate Rost had two hits for the Muskies and Tyler Bergstrom had an RBI single. Other Muskies with hits were Scott Lyden, Kyle Bergstrom, and Nate Lindstrom. Rost takes the loss for New Market.

Aces 1, Coyotes 0 Lonsdale’s Phil Tisdel scattered five hits and two walks while striking out five in a complete game 1-0 shutout over Shakopee in Lonsdale. Thomas Hoppert had 2 hits and the game's lone RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home Peter Grassl who had two hits for the Aces. Cody Pamperin pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and 0 walks for the Coyotes. Logan Becker paced Shakopee with two hits.

Irish 13, Sox 0 Seth Ambroz hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to invoke the 10-run rule and give St. Patrick a 13-0 win over Webster. Ambroz had two hits and five RBIs. Jace Westman had two hits and three RBIs, and Joe Weiers, Christian Medick and Bryce Simon each had two hits as well. Zach Seurer struck out five and allowed five hits over eight innings. Webster’s Adam Schmitz and Eric Thorberg each had two hits. John Barten started and took the loss.

Mallards 12, Mudcats 1 Montgomery scored three in the first and eight in the fourth to propel the Mallards to a 12-1 win over Prior Lake. Johnny Krocak struck out 11 in seven innings for the win. He also had two hits and three RBIs. Mike Flicek had three hits and Tom Flicek, Cole Pint and Jake McCabe added two hits each. Cole Bjorge and Jake Lehrer had two hits each for the Mudcats. Ben Morrison took the loss, with Jake Schmidt pitching two innings of relief.


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