New Market, St. Patrick and Veseli unbeaten in DRS baseball

After two weeks of play, only three teams - New Market, St. Patrick and Veseli, are undefeated in the Dakota-Rice-Scott League.

New Market defeated Webster and Prior Lake to go to 3-0, while St. Patrick topped Shakopee and Veseli defeated New Prague. Elko - which plays a partial league schedule - is at 1-0 after defeating Montgomery in its league opener.

The season gets into full swing this week, as 13 games are scheduled over the next seven days.

Saturday, May 4 Muskies 10, Sox 2 The Muskies took an early 1- 0 lead thanks to a Tony Vocca solo homer to deep right. They pushed across three more in the fifth thanks to a few Webster errors, a sacrifice fly from Andy Henkemeyer, and an RBI single from Vocca. Webster answered back in the sixth after Brett Hoffman singled and Jack Meyer drove him in with a double. There only other run came in the seventh. New Market would seal the deal in the eighth with a three-run bomb from Henkemeyer. Adam Schmitz, Hoffman and Meyer had multiple hits for the Sox, as did Vocca and Nate Rost for the Fish. Every Muskies starter had at least one hit. Henkemeyer was the winning pitcher, and William Chalmers took the loss.

Sunday, May 5 Muskies 9, Mudcats 7 New Market scored four runs in the top of the ninth for a come-from-behind 9-7 win over Prior Lake. The Muskies took a 1-0 lead in third after Andy Henkemeyer led off with a double scored on a two-out double by Kyle Bergstrom. The Mudcats responded with three of their own in the third; an error and two-RBI single from Jake Lehrer doing the bulk of the damage. Both teams added four runs in the fourth. Singles from Jay Chlan and Dave Stewart set the table, and Scotty Lyden brought them around with a tworun double. Two more would score thanks to a sacrifice fly from Henkemeyer and an RBI single from Tony Vocca. The Mudcats answered with three straight singles by Topher Rose, BJ Benz, and Parker Hafermann, followed by a sacrifice fly from Johnny Houston and a two run homer from Cole Bjorge. The Muskies rallied with two outs in the ninth. Nate Rost was hit by a pitch. Kyle Bergstrom followed with a single down the right field line to bring the score to 7-6. Rost came in to score on a wild pitch and then Tyler Bergstrom blooped one into right to give the Fish a one run lead, 8-7. He would come around to score on another wild pitch. Vocca came on in relief, striking out 10 batters in five innings to get the win. Rose took the loss.

Warriors 22, Orioles 12 The Veseli Warriors traveled to New Prague to take on the Orioles. Both teams combined for 30 hits and 6 errors. The Warriors won the game 22-12 in seven innings. Matt Perkinson had four hits for the Warriors. Nick Schoenecker had two hits for the Orioles. Zach Sirek takes the loss and Perkinson the win.

Aces 5, Sox 4 The Lonsdale Aces beat the Webster Sox 5-4 Sunday in Webster. Phil Tisdel earned the win scattering 10 hits over eightplus innings and Joe Sabal came on in the ninth to earn the save. Brooks Prochaska was 4-for-4 with a walk and Adam Schmitz had three hits for Webster, while Devin Vosejpka was 3-for-5 with two doubles and the game winning RBI for the Aces. John Barten pitched seven innings in the loss for the Sox.

Irish 4, Coyotes 1 St. Patrick scored three runs in the eighth inning to claim a 4- 1 win over Shakopee in St. Patrick. The Irish struck first in the bottom of the first when Derrick Isaacson led off with a single and stole second. He later scored on a Matt Ambroz chip shot into right field. The Coyotes tied it on a double by Alec Pauly, who then scored on a hit by Andy Lazzari. In the eighth, after Shakopee turned a double play to clear the bases, St. Patrick would score three times on Coyote defensive lapses. Phillip Garcia took the win and Zach Seurer earned a save for St. Patrick. Josh Dvorak took the loss for Shakopee. Pauly had two hits for Shakopee.

Bulldogs 6, Lakers 1 Union Hill’s Dan Feneis struck out seven and allowed just one run in 7-1/3 innings as the Bulldogs defeated Faribault 6-1. Union Hill took a 1-0 leaden the first when Danny Beckius scored on a sacrifice fly by Zach Dubanoski. They scored three more in the third on just two hits, including a double by Seth Huiras. Two errors, a walk and a fielder’s choice were also part of the inning. The Bulldogs added two more in the sixth when Beckius had a one-out single and advanced on a wild pitch. Dubanoski drove him in with a single and later stole second and scored when Adam Giesen reached on an error. Faribault’s lone run came in the eighth when Mike Carpentier had a leadoff double and scored on a hit by Matt Lane. Feneis got the win, with Dan Meger pitching 1- 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for Union Hill. Tyler Francis started and took the loss for Faribault. Beckius, Dubanoski and Derek Masberg each had two hits for Union Hill. Ryan Archambault had three hits and Mitch Johnson, Lane and Christian Von Ruden had two each for Faribault.

Express 4, Mallards 0 Elko shut down Montgomery’s bats, allowing just four hits in a 4-0 win. No highlights were provided by the winning team.

This week’s schedule Thursday, May 9 St. Benedict vs. St. Patrick, 7:30 p.m. at Veseli Friday, May 10 Prior Lake at Union Hill, 7:30 p.m. Webster at Veseli, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Webster at Belle Plaine, 2 p.m. Shakopee at New Market, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 Veseli at Montgomery, 2 p.m. Faribault at New Prague, 2 p.m. Prior Lake at St. Benedict, 2 p.m. Union Hill at Shakopee, 2 p.m. Lonsdale at New Market, 2 p.m. St. Patrick at Webster, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Elko at Shakopee, 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick at Cannon Falls, 7:30 p.m.

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