D-R-S League Results 7-21-05

Lonsdale, Union Hill, Elko earn top division honors

With less than one week remaining in the regular season and the final five games set for Sunday, Lonsdale, Union Hill and Elko have earned the top division spots in the Dakota-Rice-Scott Baseball League and will compete as the top seeded teams in the league playoffs beginning next week. See separate story.

Last week’s results:

Tuesday, July 12

Lonsdale 29, Shakopee 1 (7 inn.)

The Aces hit the ball often and well and routed the Coyotes on their home turf, 29-1, in seven innings.

Numerous doubles were among the 22 Lonsdale hits and Brad Vosejpka hit a home run. Shakopee errors and bases on balls added more baserunners for the Aces.

The line score: R H E

Lonsdale Aces..........150 6 (10) 7 0 - 29 22 0

Shakopee Coyotes ...000 0 0 1 0 - 1 7 5

Mike Jirik, Chad Vosejpka, Derek Vosejpka and Tom Popp. Mike Wolf, Corey Fonder, Noah Hoffman, Josh Gregor and Joe Bouley, Jason Young.

Union Hill 4, St. Patrick 3

Union Hill scored three deciding runs in the sixth inning and then held back the Irish to take a 4-3 decision over St. Patrick in a game played at Union Hill. A walk followed by four hits sparked the rally with Matt Sticha drawing a walk, followed by a single by Tom Carpentier, an RBI double by Brian Peters, a run-scoring single by Phil Giesen and an RBI double by Jesse Bastyr.

The Bulldogs scored first as Dan Smith drove in a run with a fifth-inning double.

Craig Boser put St. Patrick temporarily ahead in the top of the sixth with a two-run homer.

The Irish got the last run in the eighth as Wade Schuknecht led off with a double and scored later with bases loaded on an infield ground out by Jeff Bjerke.

Rick Bell also hit a double for Union Hill and had two hits as did Carpentier and Bastyr. Schuknecht, Paul Tisdel and Adam Almich also had two hits each for St. Patrick.

The line score: R H E

St. Patrick Irish ..............000 002 010 - 3 8 3

Union Hill Bulldogs ........000 013 00x - 4 10 1

Matt Sticha, Dan Smith (9) and Dan Smith, Brian Peters (9). Keith Sticha and Matt Pexa.

Wednesday, July 13

Prior Lake 16, St. Benedict 5 (7 inn.)

The Mudcats outslugged the visiting Saints at Veterans Field and with Ryan White and Rob Tschimperle combining to throw two-hit ball, Prior Lake defeated St. Benedict, 16-5, in seven innings. Three-run doubles were hit by manager Greg Faue, Kyle Johnson and Dusty Olynyk. Johnson and B.J. Benz had three hits each and Faue had two hits and four RBI’s.

Jake Lucas hit both St. Benedict singles and drove in two runs. The other Saints runs came on bases loaded walks.

The line score: R H E

St. Benedict Saints ...........000 500 0 - 5 2 4

Prior Lake Mudcats...........540 304 x - 16 15 0

Vaughan Lovely, Al McHugh (2) and Jake Lucas. Ryan White, Rob Tschimperle (4) and Greg Faue.

Elko 8, New Prague 1

Lefthander Brian Muell pitched the win for the Express at Elko, striking out 11 as he worked the first eight innings as Elko defeated New Prague, 8-1. The Orioles were limited to four hits. Walks and errors helped Elko score its first five runs. Tony Gabriel, who batted four for five, drove in a sixth-inning run; and in the eighth inning Gabriel hit his fourth single, scored on a double by Josh Thom and Dave Fransen followed with an RBI single.

New Prague scored in the seventh as Chad Skluzacek singled, advanced on errors and scored on Bryant Havlicek’s sacrifice fly.

The line score: R H E

New Prague Orioles ......000 000 100 - 1 4 3

Elko Express..................200 301 02x - 8 8 3

Eric Chlan, Chad Skluzacek (5) and Tony DeLuca, Bryant Havlicek (6). Brian Muell, Nick Davis (9) and Josh Thom.

Montgomery 8, Shakopee 7

Nick Worm of the Mallards was not only the winning pitcher in relief in this game at Memorial Field, but also the key batter as he hit a grand slam homer in the fifth inning and the game-winning single in the ninth with two outs to total five RBI’s. Christian Anderson was safe on an error and stole second prior to Worm’s game winner.

Shakopee’s extra-base hits were a triple by Noah Hoffman in the fourth inning and two-run double by Brent Newman in the eighth.

The line score: R H E

Shakopee Coyotes........000 030 031 - 7 9 4

Montgomery Mallards....100 050 101 - 8 5 5

Ryan VanDusen, Brian Brown (2) and Joe Bouley. Phil Worm, Nick Worm (72/3) and Bert Westerman.

Thursday, July 14

Union Hill 6, Prior Lake 3

Rick Bell pitched a six-hitter against Prior Lake at Veterans Field as Union Hill defeated the Mudcats, 6-3.

Bell and Matt Sticha led the Bulldogs batters with three hits apiece and Dan Smith and Tom Carpentier had two hits each.

In the extra-base hit category, Phil Giesen hit a double in the fourth inning when Union Hill scored a run. In that inning, Sticha and Carpentier also hit singles.

Tyson Geister hit a run-scoring double for the Cats in the second and Greg Faue hit two singles.

The line score: R H E

Union Hill Bulldogs ........002 100 300 - 6 12 3

Prior Lake Mudcats .......110 000 001 - 3 6 2

Rick Bell and Jeff Bruder. B.J. Benz, Jake Schmidt (61/3) and Greg Faue.

Friday, July 15

Lonsdale 3, St. Patrick 0 St. Patrick outhit the Aces at Trenda Memorial Field but the Aces got a leadoff homer from Brad Vosejpka on the first pitch of the fourth inning and scored two unearned runs in the fifth on singles by Chad Hoffman and Brad Vosejpka for the only three runs in the game.

The Irish had their chances but left ten runners stranded with two left on in four separate innings.

Third baseman Craig Boser led St. Patrick batters with a double and a single.

There were many good defensive plays in the fast-played game with only one strikeout by each team.

The line score: R H E

St. Patrick Irish...............000 000 000 - 0 8 3

Lonsdale Aces ...............000 120 00x - 3 4 2

John Johnson and Matt Peax. Brian Vosejpka and Tom Popp.

Shakopee 11, Webster 1 (8 inn.)

The Coyotes were held scoreless for the first three innings but came up with 11 runs in the next five, outhitting Webster at Joe Schleper Field during an 11-1, eight-inning win.

Noah Hoffman had two hits, including the game-ender in the eighth and three runs driven in. Nick LaTour and Josh Gregor had three hits each with Gregor hitting two doubles and LaTour hitting a double and two singles to total four RBI’s.

Jeff Olberding also doubled for the Coyotes.

Webster’s run came in the first inning as Matt Glass walked, stole second, advanced on Mike Ehrhardt’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Mike Sandman’s fielder’s choice.

The line score: R H E

Webster Sox .................100 000 00 - 1 2 3

Shakopee Coyotes........000 402 41 - 11 13 2

Tom Simek, Eric Huckle (7) and Matt Glass, Tim Pekarna (7). Mike Wolf and Corey Fonder, Joe Bouley (6).

Union Hill 4, Montgomery 3

Three innings were played to complete a game halted by rain on June 29 with the score tied at 3-3 and Union Hill won the game at Montgomery, 4-3.

The winning run came in the top of the eighth as Joe Connelly singled, Adam Wiener sac bunt moved him to second and Dan Smith’s single scored Connelly. Wiener was the winning pitcher in relief.

In the first six innings in June, Jeff Bruder had hit a solo homer in the third inning. Bruder totaled four hits for the entire game and Rick Bell had two hits as did Brian Giesen.

Derek Fautsch and Robert Weaver had two hits each for Montgomery.

The line score: R H E

Union Hill Bulldogs .......101 010 010 - 4 14 1

Montgomery Mallards...000 030 000 - 3 5 3 Matt Sticha, Dan Smith (6), Adam Wiener (7) and Jeff Bruder. Phil Worm, Dale Lapic (7) and Bert Westerman.

Veseli 7, St. Benedict 5

A four-run rally by the Warriors in a home game against St. Benedict overcame a 5-3 Saints lead and turned out to be the game winner.

Dusty Steinhoff started the rally with a leadoff single, Ben Bartelt pinch hit a single and after an out Ed Shimota walked to fill the bases. After another out, Steve Olson decided the game with a grand slam home run.

In the early going, a three-run homer by Dan Erickson put St. Benedict ahead 3-0 in the top of the first inning.

Olson finished the game with four for five including three singles and five RBI’s.

The line score: R H E

St. Benedict Saints .......300 101 000 - 5 10 1

Veseli Warriors..............120 000 04x - 7 12 1

Dan Erickson, Keith Plekkenpol (8) and Jake Lucas. Luke Giesen, Joe Friedges (81/3) and Dan Novak.

Elko 13, Webster 1

The Express played at Webster in a makeup and it was a 13-1 win for Elko in seven innings.

Jeff Joosten drove in six runs for the winners with a base-clearing triple and two singles, Josh Roiger batted two for three and Dave Fransen drove in three runs with a double and a single.

For Webster, it was Ross Thompson with two for three. The Sox put runners on the bases on singles in the seventh and Mike Brown scored Kurt Seurer with a single.

The line score: R H E

Elko Express...................011 126 2 - 13 12 1

Webster Sox...................000 000 1 - 1 7 2

Rob Brick, Tres Hummerickhouse (6) and Justin Thom. Ross Thompson, Mike Brown (51/3) and Tim Pekarna.

Sunday, July 17

Prior Lake 13, New Prague 6

The Mudcats made full use of 13 bases on balls and had four three-run innings as they defeated the Orioles at New Prague, 13-6.

Dusty Olynyk was the leading Prior Lake batter as he drove in four runs on three hits in five at bats including two doubles. Casey Johnson, Justin Schliep and Joe Chapman each had two RBI’s.

For New Prague, it was Chad Skluzacek with two hits and two runs driven in, and Tony DeLuca with two singles.

Dan Shetka gave the Orioles a short-lived lead in the bottom of the first inning as he homered to left on the first pitch.

All other hits in the game were singles.

The line score: R H E

Prior Lake Mudcats......030 313 030 - 13 8 3

New Prague Orioles ....100 040 100 - 6 9 3

Andy Hanson, Andy Koehler (6) and Greg Faue, Rob Tschimperle (6). Ryan Gebur, Andy Shetka (5), Joe DeLuca (61/3) and Tony DeLuca.

Lonsdale 3, St. Benedict 1

A two-run eighth inning was the difference as the Aces beat St. Benedict at Lonsdale.

Chad Vosejpka doubled in the first inning and scored on a single by Brad Vosejpka.

St. Benedict evened that in the sixth as Jim Cavanaugh was hit by a pitch and Scott Eischens, who had two hits, drove him in with a double.

In the Aces’ eighth, Derek Vosejpka doubled, and Chad Vosejpka and Kyle Kalina, who had two hits each, both singled for the two deciding runs.

The line score: R H E

St. Benedict Saints........000 001 000 - 1 4 1

Lonsdale Aces ..............100 000 20x - 3 6 1

Steve Weiers, Keith Plekkenpol and Jake Lucas. Kevin Kalina and Josh Bastyr, Tom Popp (7).

Elko 6, Montgomery 2

Justin Thom and Wade Rignell had two hits each and Jeff Joosten hit an RBI triple in the seventh inning as the Express beat the Mallards at Elko, 6-2.

Nick Worm gave Montgomery the first lead with an RBI double in the fourth inning and Joe Peterson doubled in the sixth and scored on Josh Kuchinka’s single.

Rignell doubled for Elko in the second inning but was left on base.

Nick Davis was the starting and winning pitcher, leaving the mound after six innings with a 4-2 Elko lead.

The line score: R H E

Montgomery Mallards ...000 101 000 - 2 7 7

Elko Express.................000 022 11x - 6 8 1

Chris Ziskovsky, Phil Worm (6), Drew Fautsch (8) and Bert Westerman. Nick Davis, Josh Roiger (7) and Josh Thom.

Union Hill 14, New Market 6

The Bulldogs outslugged New Market at Hillside Park and also benefited by 11 walks issued to defeat the Muskies, 14-6.

Union Hill scored early and kept the lead throughout the game. Brian Giesen, who had two hits, homered with two on in the second inning.

Rick Bell hit two doubles for the winners, and Dan Smith hit a double and two singles. Jeff Bruder, Sean O’Neill, Tom Carpentier and Eric Olson hit doubles and Jesse Bastyr had two singles.

Brad Fredrickson Jr. hit a double and two singles for New Market and Dan Chies hit two doubles.

The line score: R H E

Union Hill Bulldogs......341 300 003 - 14 16 4

New Market Muskies...101 000 031 - 6 13 4

Sean O’Neill and Jeff Bruder, Brian Peters (5). D.J. Damberger, Tony Rome (22/3), Denny Ditty (9) and Adam VanGrinsven, Jim Lackore (7).

Shakopee 19, Webster 5

The Coyotes outhit the Sox in a slugfest at Webster with Spark Schneider driving in seven runs with a three-run homer in the ninth and batting for the cycle in a 19-5 Shakopee win.

Corey Fonder and Josh Gregor hit doubles and along with Joe Bouley had multiple hits.

Webster’s leading hitters were Matt Glass and Mike Sandman with three hits each including a double by Glass. Travis Groth, Kurt Seurer and Ross Thompson also hit two-baggers.

The line score: R H E

Shakopee Coyotes......033 023 035 - 19 22 3

Webster Sox................003 200 000 - 5 15 4

Travis Holte and Joe Bouley. Tom Simek, Mike Brown (6), Mike Sandman (82/3) and Tim Pekarna.

St. Patrick 8, Veseli 0

Bill Dunker pitched a four-hitter and struck out eight at the Bonin Field as St. Patrick blanked the Warriors, 8-0.

Veseli hits were singles by Eric Steinhoff, Tim Picka, Dusty Steinhoff and Dan Novak.

Wade Schuknecht hit a two-run homer and Craig Boser hit a solo homer. Each had two hits. Mike Goldsmith hit a two-run triple and batted three for five, and Paul Tisdel, Jeff Bjerke and Matt Pexa had two hits apiece with Tisdel hitting a double.

The line score: R H E

Veseli Warriors..............000 000 000 - 0 15 0

St. Patrick Irish .............120 211 10x - 8 4 0

Dan Novak, Joe Friedges (8) and Eric Bisek. Bill Dunker and Matt Pexa, Matt Ambroz (6).



Standings as of Monday, July 18, 2005

Red Division W L

Lonsdale Aces ........................16 5

St. Patrick Irish...........................12 9

St. Benedict Saints .................9 11

Webster Sox...............................1 19

White Division

Union Hill Bulldogs .................14 5

Veseli Warriors ..........................9 12

Prior Lake Mudcats....................8 11

New Prague Orioles..................5 16

Blue Division

Elko Express ............................17 3

Montgomery Mallards...............12 9

Shakopee Coyotes ..................10 10

New Market Muskies................ 9 12

League Games, Thursday, July 21

Webster at Prior Lake, 7:30 p.m.

St. Benedict at Union Hill, (makeup), 8:00 p.m.

League Games, Sunday, July 24

Union Hill at St. Patrick, 1:00 p.m. -

(Radio Game of the Week, KCHK, 1350 AM)

New Prague at St. Benedict, 2:00 p.m.

Elko at Shakopee, 2:00 p.m .

Lonsdale at Prior Lake, 2:00 p.m.

Webster at Veseli, 2:00 p.m.

Exhibition Game, Saturday, July 23

Savage Outlaws at Webster, 2:00 p.m.

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