Orioles advance in state tourney


New Prague defeated Springfield 8-1 Sunday, Aug. 18, in the opening round of the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Class C Tournament. 

Austin Bachman and Aaron Shetka both went 2-for-4 for the Orioles, while Justin Novak reached base three times, on a single and two walks and had two RBIs and three stoeln bases. 

Dusty Beckius pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on four hits to pick up the win. Ben Morrison, draftee from Prior Lake, pitched the final four innings and earned a save. 

New Prague faces Plato at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 in Delano.