Orioles top Shakopee, off to best start in years

It took awhile for the Orioles’ bats to get going Saturday, May 27, but they were able to score a bunch in the middle part of the game as New Prague defeated the Shakopee Coyotes, 7-1, and extended its record to 5-0, the team’s best start since 2015.
New Prague’s Anthony Mader scored in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and also added a RBI double. Jacob Mader had three hits including a RBI double of his own. Collin Dorzinski had two hits as he continues to be one of the Orioles’ hottest hitters.
On the mound, Gavin Bergman started the game and pitched three innings to get the win for New Prague. TJ Bergland and Sam Baker also pitched three innings in relief. Both Frank Ruzicka and Brody Isley picked up their first career DRS hits.
Cole Leighton had a pair of hits for the Coyotes and Gage Bergman had an RBI single to drive in Shakopee’s lone run. Ethan Buchtel was the losing pitcher.

St. Patrick 13, St. Benedict 2 (7 inns.)
The Irish used the long ball Monday, May 29, in a big win over the Saints.
Ben Taxdahl and Ryan Wickman each smacked a home run and Wickman finished the day with five RBI.
The Irish’s Kal Brohmer, Jack Friedges, Ryan Wickman and Zak Endres all had two hits. Zak Endres struck out eight Saints and allowed only three hits and no runs.
Patrick Huisman led the Saints with three hits. Jack Jones and Derek Albers each had an RBI. Alex Donkers took the L for St. Benedict.

Montgomery Mallards 8, Veseli Warriors 2
The Mallards traveled to Veseli Sunday, May 28, for a Memorial Day weekend tilt versus the Warriors and cruised to an 8-2 win.
The Mallards jumped out to an early lead when Pat Lloyd walked, stole second and was driven home by a Ryan Iverson RBI. The Warriors answered with two runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead but a diving, over-the-shoulder catch by Tom Flicek prevented any additional damage.  From there, Ben Anderson, making his Mallard debut, shut down the Veseli bats, pitching 4.2 innings of hitless relief and earning his first DRS win. Derek Christenson finished the last two innings on the mound, picking up the save. 
The Mallard bats and legs put continuous pressure on the Warriors with 13 hits and six stolen bases on the day. Ryan Iverson and Jack Barnett paced the Mallards at the plate with three hits each and Iverson tallying three runs batted in.

Webster 9, Veseli 0
Details of the May 29 game were not available at press time.

Lonsdale 7, Union Hill 3
Details of the May 29 game were not available at press time.

New Market 4, Prior Lake Mudcats 2
The Muskies battled back from a 2-1 deficit with a run in the fourth and two more in the home half of the fifth inning to win the May 28 game.
The Muskies took advantage of Prior Lake errors to score an unearned run. New Market’s Brett Herber drove in two RBIs. Tony Vocca and Gabe Bombardier also drove in runs. Herber and Bombardier both hit home runs in the clash. Vocca, Bombardier and Connor Weed all had two hits in the win.
Defensively, the tandem of pitchers Zach Dohrmann and Al Weeman combined for the win. Dohrmann surrendered two runs and struck out six. Weeman struck out three batters.

Union Hill 3, Faribault 2 (14 inns.)
Nathan Berg’s two home runs and 11 innings on the mound from Conrad Masberg led the Union Hill Bulldogs to a victory over Faribault Sunday, May 28.
Berg’s home runs came in the 12th and 14th innings. Joe Becker relieved Masberg and was the winning pitcher.

St. Patrick 10, Shakopee Coyotes 0
The Irish pounded out a dozen hits and took advantage of three Shakopee errors to enjoy a big win Sunday, May 28, at The Joe.
Kal Brohmer was 3-for-5 with two home runs and two runs scored. Jack Friedges hit a home run. He and Nate Klehr each finished with two hits. Joe Weiers and Ben Taxdahl both had three RBIs in the win. Newcomer Ryan Wickman was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
Due to an injury, Ryan Friedges took the mound for the Irish. He went six inning and struck out five and walked only one. Newcomer Viktor Poinar pitched two innings and struck out one Shakopee hitter.

New Prague 5, Cannon Falls 1
The Orioles defeated Cannon Falls in a non-league game May 25. Jayce Luna started the game for the Orioles and pitched six strong innings. Matt Zweber and Jake Deutsch both pitched well in relief. Paddy Timmer had two doubles on the day and drove in two RBIs. Aiden Dorzinski also had an RBI double.
Defensively, the Orioles played well including a highlight reel play to end the game by the shortstop Ben Schmitz.

Lyons Pub Warriors 13, Elko 3
No details available from the May 25 game in Elko.

Elko Express 15, Union Hill Bulldogs 3
No details available from the May 24 game at Union Hill.

Veseli 6, Morristown Morries 5
The Warriors rallied from a 5-2 deficit with a run in the seventh inning and three in the bottom of the ninth to claim the May 24 victory.
Beau Brantner drove in two runs while teammates Eddie Sirek, William Geis and Nathan Picka drove in runs for the Warriors. Matt Perkinson and Sirek both had hits, including Sirek’s round-tripper. Picka and Sirek each had two of the team’s eight hits in the win.
Four Veseli pitchers – Nick Spitt, Perkinson, Nick Friedges and Brantner – combined for the win, surrendering only two earned runs.

Belle Plaine 8, Montgomery Mallards 1 (7 inns.)
The Mallards hosted Belle Plaine Friday evening, May 19, in a non-league exhibition game and fell short by a score of 8-1, dropping the Mallards overall record to 2-1.
The Tigers started off the game with a first pitch home run followed by another round-tripper two batters later. The Mallards answered in the bottom of the first when Pat Lloyd scored on a Cole Pint single, but that’s all the offense the ducks could muster on the night.
Derek Christenson, Cole Pint, Jack Barnett and Alec Dohlman handled pitching duties for the Mallards, with Dohlman making his Mallard debut pitching a 1-2-3 final inning. Cole Pint and Tyler Bednar both tallied two hits for the Mallards, but the bats were held in check most of the night with only five hits over the seven-inning game.

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