Muskies, Irish remain unbeaten in D-R-S play

New Market and St. Patrick remain the only unbeaten teams in Dakota-Rice- Scott League baseball. The Muskies hold a 1-game lead over the Irish. Montgomery and St. Benedict are the other division leaders going into a busy Memorial Day weekend. Eleven league games and two exhibitions are scheduled for the four-day weekend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Express 12, Twin City Saints 2 Elko defeated the Twin City Saints 12-2 in a nonleague game. Muskies 12, Coyotes 1 New Market defeated Shakopee 12-1 in seven innings. Bryce Rippentrop struck out six batters in five innings of work to take the win. Rippentrop and the Muskies had offensive support with a pair of homers from Nick Rost and Nate Rost in the third inning. New Market used a 5-run fourth inning to pull away. Kyle Bergstrom, Tyler Bergstrom and both Rosts had two hits each. Shakopee’s line run came on a bases-loaded walk in the sixth. Ben Lazzari was the losing pitcher for the Coyotes. 

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Mallards 11, Sox 1 Montgomery scored eight runs in the first inning as they claimed an 11-1 win over Webster. Steve Rosier had three hits, scored three runs and had three RBIs for the Mallards. Ryan Worm was the winning pitcher, going seven innings and allowing five hits, one run and striking out eight. Brighton Volkert was the losing pitcher for Webster. 

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Irish 8, Mallards 4 St. Patrick handed Montgomery its first loss of the season by an 8-4 score. Seth Ambroz went 3-for-5 for the Irish, while Derrick Isaacson, Josh Simon and Matt Ambroz each went 2-for-4. Simon had a home run for St. Patrick. He also took the win, going six innings. Bill Dunker got the save. Montgomery was led by Kyle Kubes, who went 4-for-5. Robbie Marshall started and took the loss, with Phil Worm pitching in relief. 

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Saints 2, Bulldogs 0 St. Benedict defeated Union Hill 2-0 in a six-inning rain-shortened game Sunday in St. Benedict. Andrew Huss, Tanner Oakes, and Jacob Riesgraf all singled in the second inning to plate the game's first run. Michael Pauly hit a solo homerun in the third. Chris Hartman pitched five no-hit innings to earn the win. Jacob Wolf notched the save. Jesse Bastyr and Adam Gill singled for the Bulldogs.

Sox 4, Lakers 1 Webster won a rain short-ened game 4-1 in five innings. Nate Nielson went 3- for-3 and drove in two runs. Brandon Sather and Zach Kunesh both doubled for the Sox. Nick Nelson allowed just two hits and one run in five innings, striking out five, to take the win. Medinger and Roberts had the lone Laker hits. Evan Knutson pitched four innings and struck out five in taking the loss.

Orioles 5,Warriors 2 New Prague took a 5-2 rain-shortened win at Veseli. Jake Malz had two hits and a two-run double in the three-run second for New Prague, and Dan Novak also had a hit in the inning. Bryan Schmitz pitched the entire game for New Prague. Luke Giesen pitched and took the loss for the Warriors.

Mallards 5, Aces 4 After each allowing four runs through the first two innings, Aces starting pitcher Lance Anderson and Mallards starting pitcher John Krocak settled into a pitchers’ duel allowing one combined run over the final 5 innings. Rain cut the game short by two innings. Leading the Mallards offensively were Mike Flicek, Eric Iverson, Robbie Marshall, and Dalton Zeug, each collecting two hits. For the Aces, Kevin Kalina and Aaron Kes each had two hits as well in the loss.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 St. Benedict at Elko, 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick at Faribault, 7:30 p.m. Shakopee at Veseli, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 23 Webster at Prior Lake, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 24 Cannon Falls at Elko, 7:30 p.m. St. Benedict at Union Hill, 7:30 p.m. Lonsdale at Montgomery, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Morristown at New Market

SUNDAY, MAY 26 Veseli at Webster New Market at Montgomery New Prague at St. Benedict Lonsdale at Union Hill Elko at St. Patrick

MONDAY, MAY 27 Montgomery at Veseli Shakopee at Prior lake Webster at St. Benedict Elko at New Market

TUESDAY, MAY 28 Lonsdale at Faribault, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 Union Hill at Shakopee, 7:30 p.m. Highland Park at Elko, 7:30 p.m. Prior Lake at Veseli, 7:30 p.m.