DRS League still dealing with rainouts

Rain washed away a number of games, including much of the Hamburg/Green Isle tournament, where several DRS teams were scheduled to compete. Entering into the final weekend of June, New Market and St. Patrick are tied at 11-2 for the Blue Division lead, while Prior Lake leads the White Division with a 10-4 record and Montgomery is atop the Red at 6- 6.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 St. Benedict 6, Prior Lake 5 St. Benedict defeated Prior Lake 6-5 Wednesday, June 19, in St. Benedict. The Saints knocked out 10 hits in the first two innings and held off a late Mudcat rally. Jeremy Heitkamp and Tyler Oakes had three hits each for the Saints. Chris Hartman earned the win and Tanner Oakes the save. Ryan Rose had four of the Mudcats’ seven hits. Levi Schneider had three RBIs.

Elko 6, Dundas 5 The Express outlasted the Dukes 6-5 to win a Section 1B game Wednesday, June 19.

Faribault 3, Shakopee 2 Shakopee took the early 2-0 lead, scoring twice in the third inning on singles by Andy Zellman and Josh Gregor, a walk by Ben Lazzari, and a sacrifice fly by Zak Hoffman. Gregor scored on a throwing error by the centerfielder on the sacrifice fly. Faribault got a single run in the sixth and two in the eighth to take the lead. Joey Grote had two hits and two RBIs for the Lakers. Adam Klein and Jay Ellerbusch also had two hits apiece for Faribault. Alex Gregor had the Coyotes only other hit of the game. Ben Lazzari went eight innings in the loss, striking out five. Evan Knutson went the complete game for the victory.

Veseli 5,Webster 2 A five-run seventh inning was all veseli would need to defeat Webster 5-2 Wednesday, June 19, at Veseli. Webster took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jason Nelson had a leadoff double and scored on a base hit by Nate Neilson. Brandon Sather added a solo homer in the sixth to make it a 2-0 game. Luke Giesen had the big hit for Veseli in the seventh, a bases loaded double that plated two runs. Eric Steinhoff had an RBI single and Nick Hertaus also drove in a run. Giesen pitched a complete game for the win.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Union Hill 5,Webster 1 Union Hill defeated Webster 5-1 in a league game Thursday, June 20. No other information is available on the game.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 St. Benedict 6, Veseli 4 A Veseli comeback attempt was cut short by the rain as they lost a rain-shortened 6-4 game Friday at Veseli. The Saints scored two in the first. Michael Pauly led off the inning with a home run and Tanner Oakes scored later in the inning. Chad Krenik had an RBI single in the second for Veseli. St. Benedict’s Chris Hartman led off the third with a solo home run, with Dave Hartman driving in two runs with a hit in the third to make it 5-1 The Saints added one more in the fifth on an RBI single by Brandon Heitkamp. In the bottom of the sixth, Veseli scored three runs. Mike Bartusek was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in a run, a wild pitch scored the next run and Mike Gillen drove in a run with a fielder's choice. Michael Pauly got the win for St. Benedict, with Dan Erickson pitching in relief. Casey Berens went six innings and took the loss for St. Benedict.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Veseli 7, Shakopee 5 The Coyotes scored three times in the first two innings and twice in the ninth, but the middle innings were all Veseli. The Warriors plated a pair of runs in both the third and seventh innings and had single runs in the fourth, fifth, and eighth. Eric Steinhoff and Joe Heinz led Veseli with three hits apiece, including a double by Steinhoff. Heinz and Nick Hertaus each had two RBIs in the game. Shakopee was led by Josh Gregor going 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored. Andy Lazzari, Mike Moll, and Andrew Zellman each had two hits in the game. Nick Hertaus got the complete game victory. Andy Lazzari pitched 6-1/3 innings in the loss.

Northfield 9, Elko 3 Northfield defeated Elko 9-3 in an Section 1B game Sunday, June 23.

Lonsdale 7,Webster 1 The Aces jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and never looked back.

Kevin Kalina went 4-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in. Matt Tschida and Paul Tisdel each added two hits.

Webster shortstop Jason Nelson went 3-4 and Brent Cheney and Jeremy Wieland each added two hits.

Alex Rayman picked up his third win of the season, going five innings and allowing one run. Lance Anderson and Tyler Sticha each threw two shutout innings to close out the game.