Legion baseball goes 2-3

The New Prague American Legion Post 45 baseball team went 2-3 last week, splitting a pair of doubleheaders and losing to Red Wing.

The team will host Lonsdale Thursday, July 1, before taking some time off for the holiday weekend. The team returns to action with a home doubleheader against Hastings Wednesday, July 7, beginning at 6 p.m. They play Northfield at Dundas at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8.

Post 45 10,

Woodbury White 4

After falling behind 2-0, New Prague scored five runs each in the final two innings to defeat Woodbury White 10-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at Union Hill.

Dan Ring's grand slam in the fifth inning put New Prague up 5-2. Ring added an RBI single in the sixth as part of a five-run inning.

Curt Brezina pitched five innings for the win, allowing three hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out seven. Cody Sampson pitched two innings of relief, allowing four hits.

Woodbury White 6,

Post 45 5

Woodbury scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-5 win over New Prague in the second game of a doubleheader.

New Prague took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Austin Bachman walked, was sacrificed to second and scored on a single by Ring.

But Woodbury scored on a solo homer in their half of the first before breaking the game open in the fourth.

New Prague added two in the fifth on a two-run homer by Ring. They added one in the sixth when Tyler Busch had an RBI single to score Bachman, and one in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Ring, giving him nine RBIs on the evening.

New Prague had eight hits. Bachman and Ring had two each, while Trewartha, Dubanoski, Sampson and Chase Buthe had one each.

Trewartha started and went three-plus innings to take the loss.

Red Wing 13, Post 45 2

Red Wing scored five runs in the first inning Sunday at New Prague and never trailed.

Post 45 scored twice in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by Sampson, but that would be all the offense New Prague would get.

Curt Brezina started and took the loss. Sampson and Tyler Beuning pitched in relief.

New Prague had just two hits, Sampson's single and a base hit by Brezina.

South St. Paul 11,

Post 45 4

South St. Paul defeated New Prague 11-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at South St. Paul Monday, June 28.

Trojan starter Ben Trewartha allowed two runs in the third and four in the fourth to take the loss.

New Prague scored twice in the fifth on a two-run homer by Brezina, and two in the sixth. Luke Busch had an RBI single and Trewartha brought in a run with a fielder's choice, cutting the lead to 6-4.

But South St. Paul scored five in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

New Prague had eight hits, with Brezina getting two and Ring, Sampson, Luke Busch, Trewartha, Cody Dyvig and Sean Ingebretson getting one each.

New Prague 4,

South St Paul 1

Bachman scattered seven hits and allowed only an unearned run in seven innings to take a 4-1 win for the Trojans.

He also helped out at the plate, driving in a pair of runs with a double in the second inning. Cody Sampson's two-run single in the first had given Post 45 a 2-0 lead.

New Prague had just four hits in the game, two by Brezina and one each by Bachman and Dyvig, but Bachman made those runs hold up. He had baserunners in every inning, but timely strikeouts and a key double play helped him out of the jams. He struck out five.

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