Muskies, Mudcats sit atop DRS standings

New Market and Prior Lake remain unbeaten and atop the Dakota-Rice-Scott League standings with identical 4-0 records, while Fairbault is one game back at 2-0 after games of May 14.

Here are highlights from the past week.

Friday, May 12 Warriors 7, Coyotes 2 Veseli defeated Shakopee 7-2 Friday in Veseli. Matt Stocker got the win for the Warriors in his debut, throwing seven full innings with four strikeouts. Andy Lazzari took the loss for the Coyotes.

Mudcats 6, Bulldogs 5 Prior Lake outlasted Union Hill with a bases loaded walk by Kyle Schmidt in the 15th off Danny Beckius. The game had been tied since the ninth when Beckius singled with two outs to score Conrad Masberg, who had reached on a walk and advanced on a groundout. Jonny Houston got the win with 6-2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing four hits and fanning 12.

Sunday, May 14 Express 11, Warriors 3 A five-run seventh broke open a close game as Elko defeated Veseli 11-3 at Elko Sunday. TJ Evenson and Ryan VanDusen both homered for Elko. For Veseli, Tyler Busch and Nate Novak had two hits each. Lakers 10, Coyotes 4 With the score tied 4-4 going into the ninth inning, Faribault scored six runs in the top of the ninth to take a 10-4 win over Shakopee. The Coyotes had two hits each from Zak Hoffman, Lance Buchtel, Andy Lazzari. Matt Lane got the win for Faribault.

Muskies 10, Orioles 9 Kyle Bergstrom and Harvey Martin home runs helped stake New Market to a 9-0 lead after four innings, but New Prague capitalized on three New Market errors and clutch hits by Aaron Shetka and Russ Bartyzal to put up eight runs in the fifth. New Market got the win thanks to a solo home run by Martin in the seventh inning.

Mudcats 6, Aces 1 Prior Lake registered a 6-1 league road win May 14 at Lonsdale. Jake Schmidt went six strong innings, allowing one unearned run, while fanning six. Irish 9, Mallards 2 St. Patrick collected RBIs from seven different players Sunday in a 9-2 win over Montgomery. Josh Simon was solid on the mound, going seven innings and allowing just two runs, which came via a home run by Montgomery's John Krocak.

Saints 9, Sox 8 St. Benedict rallied from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Webster 9-8 in 10 innings Sunday in Webster. After Tanner Oakes’ two-run single in the first innings, the Sox scored seven times in the second inning. Webster had four hits in the inning. Trailing by a run, Webster third baseman Nate Nielsen homered to right to send the game into extra innings. Oakes drove home the game-winning run in the 10th, singling home Mitchell Martin who had doubled with two outs.