New Market leads loaded Blue Division

Lonsdale’s Tyler Bednar reaches back to touch home plate while New Prague catcher Dan Novak looks for the ball during New Prague’s 11-10 win over Lonsdale Sunday, May 4. To see more photos click on the blue button, lower right. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The Dakota-Rice-Scott Blue Division looks to be loaded this season, as the four teams have a combined 7-1 record after the second Sunday of league play.

New Market shut out Union Hill and Shakopee to go to 3-0 on the season, with New Prague and St. Patrick both getting wins to go to 2- 0. Shakopee has the lone loss.

Prior Lake, at 1-1, leads the White Division while Montgomery, which has yet to play a game, is in first place in the Red.

Saturday, May 4

Muskies 5, Bulldogs 4 New Market used three pitchers to shut out Union Hill Saturday, May 4.

Derek Bergstrom started and got the win, with Kyle Bergstrom and Nate Rost pitching in relief. Tyler Bergstrom had two hits for New Market and Mike Carpentier and David Stewart each had two RBIs.

Andrew Weiers took the loss for the Bulldogs. Matt Beckius and Adam Gill had the only two hits for Union Hill.

Irish 11, Lakers 7 Seth Ambroz went 3-for-4 and scored three runs as St. Patrick defeated Faribault 11- 7 at Bonin Field in St. Patrick Sunday.

Kenny Johnson went 2-for- 4 for the Irish and Matt Ambroz and Bill Dunker both had two RBIs. Nathan Mediger went 2-for-5 for the Lakers and Charlie Lechtenberg was 1-for-3 with three RBIs. St. Patrick broke open the game with a six-run seventh inning.

Dunker went five innings for the win, to go to 2-0. He had five strikeouts. Derrick Isaacson, Seth Ambroz and Nick Sampson pitched in relief.

Evan Knutson pitched five innings to take the loss for Faribault, with Adam Pena pitching three innings of relief.

Sunday, May 5

Muskies 10, Coyotes 0 Nate Rost and Bryce Rippentrop both homered for New Market in a 10-0 win over Shakopee Sunday at New Market.

Rost went 4-for-5 and Rippentrop was 3-for-5. Mike Carpentier and Jay Chlan both had two hits.

Rippentrop’s three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth ended the game via the 10-run rule.

Nick Rost was the winning pitcher, with Rippentrop pitching in relief.

Andy Lazzari took the loss for the Coyotes, who managed just three hits, two of them on bunt singles.

Orioles 11, Aces 10 (10 innings) The New Prague Orioles prevailed in a back-and-forth contest, winning in 10 innings over Lonsdale, 11-10.

Dan Ring led the Oriole offense with two doubles, the second one ending the game in the bottom of the 10th. Austin Bachman, Ross Skluzacek and Ted Nytes all had two hits apiece.

Paul Tisdel, Kevin Kalina, and Travis Sheffler each had two hits for the Aces.

The Orioles scored twice in the second to take an early lead, but Lonsdale scored six runs in the third. Lonsdale led 10-8 going into the bottom of the ninth, but the Orioles scored twice to force the extra session.

Bryan Schmitz, Chase Buthe, Dustin Beckius and Dan Novak all pitched for New Prague, with Novak going the final 1-2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Phil Tisdel took the loss for Lonsdale.

Mudcats 9,Warriors 4 Prior Lake won its first game of the season, 9-4 over Veseli at Prior Lake Sunday.

Mike Boergert-Poepping pitched six innings to pick up the win for Prior Lake, with Zach Lovera pitching three innings of relief. Levi Schneider and Tony Adderly both went 2-for-2, and Mason Holmquist added two hits as well. Jake Schmidt added a double.

Luke Giesen started and took the loss for Veseli, with Eric Steinhoff pitching in relief. Steinhoff went 3-for-4 at the plate, Giesen was 2-for-4 and Matt Novak had a double.

Postponed games:

May 3 - Shakopee at Veseli

May 4 - Victoria at St. Patrick

May 5 - St. Benedict at Webster, Elko at Union Hill

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Montgomery at Shakopee, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 9 St. Patrick at Lonsdale, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 10 Minneapolis River Rats at Elko (exhibition), 8 p.m. New Market at Veseli, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 11 Prior Lake at New Market Shakopee at Webster St. Patrick at Union Hill, 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 12 Elko at New Prague Shakopee at Lonsdale Veseli at St. Benedict Metro Knights at St. Patrick Faribault at Prior Lake Webster at New Market WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Twin City Saints at Elko, 7:30 p.m. New Market at Shakopee, 7:30 p.m.