New Market, St. Patrick still unbeaten in DRS

New Market and St. Patrick remain unbeaten and atop the Dakota- Rice-Scott standings through games of June 2. The Muskies claimed two wins last week, over Union Hill and Webster, while the Irish defeated Lonsdale.

May 30 Muskies 17, Bulldogs 1 Union Hill jumped out to a second- inning 1-0 lead thanks to an unearned run as Jack Becker drove in Matt Collins with an RBI single. That was the lone highlight for the Bulldogs, as the Muskies stormed to a 17-1 win. Muskies starter Brett Herber pitched seven solid innings, scattering seven hits, walking none, and fanning seven. Union Hill starter Luke Zweber did a nice job mixing up his pitches to wiggle out of jams and hold the Muskies in check in the first four innings before the Fish scored four runs in the fifth, two of them charged to Zweber. Tony Vocca delivered a two-run single, and three more hits gave New Market a 4-1 lead. It was 5-1 going into the ninth when the Muskies erupted for 12 runs. Justin Firpo’s three-run homer and Tyler Bergstrom’s grand slam were the highlights of the inning. Many of the runs came via walks and hit batters.

May 31 Aces 4, Orioles 3 Brad Davis, Tyler Milford and Isaac Pint combined on an 8-hitter as Lonsdale defeated New Prague 4-3 in Lonsdale. Pint got the win with 1- 2/3 innings of relief. Ross Beumer led off the bottom of the eighth with a triple and Jack Skluzacek scored the game-winning run on a basesloaded walk to Justin Johnson. Nathan Sprouls threw seven innings of 5-hit ball while striking out nine. Max Fierst took the loss in relief.

Lakers 12, Warriors 3 Faribault defeated Veseli 12-3 Friday. Egan Bonde got the win on the mound. No other details were reported.

June 1 Coyotes 8, Saints 0 Chris Isensee pitched a complete game three-hitter, striking out 12 as Shakopee shut out St. Benedict 8-0. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs to help his cause. Ben Fredenberg and Logan Becker also had two hits for the Coyotes, and Nicholas Warren homered. Cole Minnick started and took the loss. Carter Hodapp, Nick Heitkamp and Brenden Heitkamp had the three St. Benedict hits.

Muskies 12, Mudcats 4 Tony Vocca had three hits, two of them doubles, and three RBIs and Nick Rost had three hits, with a double and one RBI as New Market defeated Prior Lake 12-4. Andy Henkemeyer homered for the Muskies. Riley Ahern went six innings allowing four hits for the win, with Vocca pitching three scoreless innings of relief. The game was tied 4-4 after four innings, but New Market scored in each of the next four innings. Jake Lehrer had three hits for the Mudcats and Jonny Houston added two. Lucas Pumper started and took the loss for Prior Lake.

Sox 5, Bulldogs 4 Webster overcame a 4-1 deficit, scoring two in the seventh, one in the eighth and walking off in the ninth for a 5-4 win over Union Hill. Jack Meyer went six innings of scoreless relief for the win and got the winning hit. Adam Schmitz and Eric Thorberg had two hits for Webster and Gage Bergmann had two RBIs. Dusty Steinhoff had two hits and two RBIs for Union Hill and Jack Becker also drove in two runs. Dan Meger started for the bulldogs and went seven innings, and Nathan Berg came on in relief and gave up the winning run.

June 2 Warriors 11, Coyotes 5 Shakopee traveled to Veseli and struck first, taking advantage of a Veseli error and a fielder’s choice to jump to a 1-0 lead. Veseli answered in the third to tie the game. Shakopee would once again jump back into the lead with a three-run homer by Alex Pauly. The Warriors cut the lead to one, but Shakopee took advantage of a leadoff walk in the fifth inning to add to their lead. From there, the Warrior bats woke up. Veseli scored three runs in the seventh inning and four runs in the eighth to capture the victory. Matt Perkinson went the distance for the Warriors to collect the win. Andy Lazzari took the loss for the Coyotes. Will Forberg had three hits and an RBI for the Warriors. Ben Fredenburg had three hits for the Coyotes.

Irish 16, Aces 7 A nine-run second inning was the difference in this game as St. Patrick defeated Lonsdale 16-7. Jack Friedges went 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. Seth Ambroz, Kyle Rhodus and Matt Pexa each had three hits. Zach Seurer went six innings for the win, with Christian Medick pitching three innings of relief. Tyler Milford had three hits for Lonsdale, with Marty Kalina, Devin Vosejpka and Thomas Hoppert each getting two hits. Phil Tisdel started and took the loss.

Mudcats 2, Orioles 1 Jake Lehrer drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to give Prior Lake a 2-1 win over New Prague. The Mudcats had just four hits off Oriole’s starter James Fuerniss, with Jerad Lehrer getting an RBI single in the first for the only other run. New Prague’s only run came in the fourth when Eric Wagner doubled to bring in Ben Buthe. Fuerniss, who was tagged with the loss, had two hits for the game. Topher Rose started and went six innings, with Isaac Saad allowing one hit in three innings of relief to earn the win.

Mallards 5, Lakers 2 Matt Lane started for Faribault and hit a two-run homer in the third to give his team a 2-0 lead after seven innings. Montgomery finally got on the board in the eighth, then scored four in the ninth for a 5-2 win. Ted Christian started for the Mallards and went seven innings with 11 strikeouts and allowing two earned runs. Lane pitched the complete game, striking out six. Johnny Krocak went two innings for Montgomery and collected the win. Tom Flicek had two hits and two RBIs, while Pat Lloyd had three hits and an RBI.

Muskies 5, Sox 2 Three New Market pitchers combined to strike out 11 batters as New Market defeated Webster 5-2. Ben Hines had two hits - both doubles - and three RBIs for the Muskies and Dave Stewart had two hits. Derek Bergstrom pitched three innings to get the win and Tony Vocca got the save. Eric Thorberg had four of Webster’s nine hits. Jarod Opsahl pitched seven innings and took the loss.

Bulldogs 3, Saints 2 Dan Feneis pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits, walking two and striking out six as Union Hill defeated St. Benedict 3-2. Jeremy Heitkamp and Trey Rocher worked the mound for the Bennies, with Heitkamp taking the loss. The Bulldogs had 10 total hits, with Nathan Berg, Conrad Masberg and Dusty Steinhoff each getting two hits. Cole Minnick was 2-for-3 for St. Benedict, with he and Heitkamp each driving in runs.


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