Bulldogs enjoyed a two-win week

UH outfielder Jonny Connelly dove for a fly ball late in his team’s win over the Warriors at Veseli. (John Mueller photo)

Union Hill got just enough offense and defense this past week to win a pair of Dakota-Rice Scott League games.

Wins over Montgomery Friday, June 7, and Veseli Sunday, June 9, improved the Bulldogs’ record to 6-2 in the DRS, just behind league-leading New Prague. The Bulldogs will host the Orioles Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m.

Bulldogs 8, Veseli 6 Two runs in the eighth inning gave the Bulldogs the win at Veseli Sunday, June 9.

Veseli tied the game in the seventh frame when Riley Schaeffer crossed the plate. But Union Hill rallied when Jack Giesen and Jonny Connelly scored the winning run and an insurance tally. The runs completed the come-back effort.

The Warriors built a 5-1 win in the second inning, thanks to big hits from Nathan Simon, home runs from Drew Picka and Matt Friedges. Sam Friedges paced the Warriors with three hits. Matt Friedges added two more. Eddie Sirek also hit a home run.

Bulldogs 12, Montgomery 6 Montgomery went Duck hunting in the Friday, June 7 game at Memorial Field.

The Bulldogs jumped to a 4-2 lead in the first inning and saw the host Mallards tie the score in the home half of the third inning. Union Hill built a 9-5 lead by the seventh and cruised to the win with three more runs in the eighth frame. A pair of UH pitchers – Charlie Otteson and Jake Hermann – kept the Ducks grounded. Otteson allowed five runs in seven innings. The trio of Johnny Krocak, Robbie Marshall and Chris Worms pitched to Montgomery with Krocak taking the loss.

Union Hill had 14 hits for the game, including round-trippers by Joe Becker, Nate Lee and Nathan Berg. Jack Giesen finished the game with four hits for UH. Brady O’Neill, Berg and Lee had two hits each for the Bulldogs.

Ben Anderson homered for Montgomery. The Quackers finished the game with seven hits, two each from Anderson and Pat Lloyd.

Mallards 1, – Faribault 0 The Mallards traveled to historic Bell Field Sunday to face off against the red-hot Faribault Lakers, winners of their last three games. With a stiff wind blowing in from left-center field, it was apparent runs would be at a premium, but even so, 1-0 games in the DRS League are very rare. Mallard starting pitcher Derek Christenson and Lakers Ace Egan Bonde had things working that afternoon, both allowing a few base runners but always getting out of any jams with a timely pitch.

The Lakers had their best chance in the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff single off Christenson and then a two-out walk put a runner in scoring position. Matt Smith came on to pitch and ended the Lakers’ rally when Pat Lloyd made a long run to track down an infield popup.

The Mallards did their lone damage in the top of the eighth inning, starting with a 1 out single up the middle from Dylan Westerman. two pitches later Westerman stole second followed by a hard single to left from Aaron Dwyer. When the cutoff throw glanced off the 3rd baseman’s glove, Westerman was able to scamper home just ahead of the throw.

Mallard closer Ben Anderson took the mound in the eighth, looking for the challenging two inning save. After a 1 out double in the eighth, Anderson got a strikeout and popout to end the inning and retire the Lakers without a hit in the ninth to close out the game.

Next Mallard home game will be Friday night, June it, at 8 pm in Memorial Park against the New Prague Orioles. It will be Free Hot Dog Night with the first 250 fans receiving a free hotdog, sponsored by Paloma Tripp of Near North Title. Montgomery will also play at Prior Lake on Father’s Day Sunday and in Elko on Wednesday June 19.

Mallards 1, Faribault 0
The Mallards traveled to historic Bell Field Sunday to face off against the red-hot Faribault Lakers, winners of their last three games. With a stiff wind blowing in from left-center field, it was apparent runs would be at a premi-um, but even so, 1-0 games in the DRS League are very rare. Mallard starting pitcher Derek Christenson and Lak-ers Ace Egan Bonde had things working that afternoon, both allowing a few base runners but always getting out of any jams with a timely pitch.

The Lakers had their best chance in the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff single off Christenson and then a two-out walk put a runner in scoring position. Matt Smith came on to pitch and ended the Lakers’ rally when Pat Lloyd made a long run to track down an infield popup. The Mallards did their lone damage in the top of the eighth inning, starting with a 1 out single up the middle from Dylan Westerman. two pitches later Westerman stole second followed by a hard single to left from Aaron Dwyer. When the cutoff throw glanced off the 3rd baseman’s glove, Westerman was able to scamper home just ahead of the throw. Mallard closer Ben Anderson took the mound in the eighth, looking for the challenging two inning save.

After a one-out double in the eighth, Anderson got a strikeout and pop-out to end the inning and retire the Lakers without a hit in the ninth to close out the game. Next Mallard home game will be Friday night, June it, at 8 pm in Memorial Park against the New Prague Orioles. It will be Free Hot Dog Night with the first 250 fans receiving a free hotdog, sponsored by Paloma Tripp of Near North Title. Montgomery will also play at Prior Lake on Father’s Day Sunday and in Elko on Wednesday June 19.

Webster 9, Lonsdale 3

Augie Isaacson’s solo home run and a three-run blast from Jake Bellile capped a five-run first inning Tuesday, June 12.

Will Arendt added a two-run homer in the second.

Webster’s Jordon Huwe, Austin Greven, and Jacob Hammer pitched well, not allowing an earned run.

The Sox will be back home Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m., vs Saint Benedict.

St. Patrick 12, Prior Lake Mudcats 1

Ryan Friedges kept the Mudcats at bay on the mound, picking up nine strikeouts in seven innings of work, picking up the win. Korey Dahlberg pitched in relief and had three strikeouts.

Irish took an early 2-0 lead on Jack Friedges first inning two-run homer, and never trailed. Cam Kline had three hits and an RBI, Zach Stroh, Nick Baker, Ryan Friedges, Jack Friedges, and Ryan Wickman each had two hits. Stroh tallied three RBI.

The Mudcats' run was driven in by Alex Watermann. Jake Garfield took the loss for the Mudcats.

St. Patrick 11, Shakopee Coyotes 1 (8 innings)

Kal Brohmer was the winning pitcher, setting the tone on the mound with seven innings pitched, and striking out 10 Coyotes with no walks Friday, June 7.

The Irish jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back. They were led offensively by Ryan Wickman's three doubles and two RBI. Zach Stroh, Ryan Friedges, and Cam Kline each had two hits. Ben Taxdahl and Brohmer each had two RBI.

John Barten took the loss for Shakopee, they were led offensively by Luke Budin with two hits.

Other scores from the DRS

June 9: Webster 19, New Prague 10

June 9: Rochester 16, New Market 1

June 9: Miesville 6, St. Patrick 4

June 7: Elko Express 9, Hampton 0

June 5: St. Patrick 12, PL Mudcats 1

June 2: Montgomery 8, St. Benedict 2

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