Coyotes, Irish remain unbeaten in DRS

Shakopee and St. Patrick each won two games this week to stay undefeated in Dakota-Rice-Scott Baseball League play.

The Coyotes defeated Prior Lake and Lonsdale to go to 4-0, while the Irish topped Union Hill and Montgomery and are 3-0 in the league standings through May 13. New Market (3-1) and New Prague (2-1) are close behind in the early stages of the season.

Thursday, May 10 Irish 6, Bulldogs 1 Josh Simon pitched six innings of three-hit baseball, allowing just an unearned run in the contest. He struck out six, and gave way to Zach Seurer, who picked up the three-inning save, striking out seven more Bulldogs. Irish pitching did not allow a walk. Leading the Irish offense was Jordan Goracke who had three hits, Seth Ambroz had two.

Friday, May 11 Orioles 8, Mallards 0 New Prague defeated Montgomery 8-0 backed by a strong pitching performance by Aaron Kes. Kes picked up the win by throwing six innings and surrendering just one hit while striking out four. Dan Shetka and Zack Clark both had four hits for the Orioles and Jacob Mader collected three hits to lead the offense. For the Mallards Jake McCabe, Mike Flicek and Robbie Marshall each had a hit.

Saturday, May 12 Muskies 12, Warriors 1 Riley Ahern started for New Market giving up four hits and two walks, striking out nine in six innings of work as New Market defeated Veseli 9-1. Muskie batters pounded out 12 hits in an all around sloppy game with seven combined errors. Matt Perkinson started for Veseli striking out four in 6-1/3 innings.

Coyotes 4, Mudcats 2 Shakopee defeated Prior Lake 4-2 in a DRS game Saturday, May 12. No details were available at press time.

Sunday, May 13 Warriors 2, Lakers 1 Veseli hosted Faribault for a Mother’s Day tilt. The Warriors struck first in the contest with runners on first and third, Nate Novak was caught stealing, allowing Cody Shimota to cross the plate. The Lakers answered back a few innings later as Mitch Johnson came around from first base on a Joe Grote double. The Warriors would take the lead once again with Shimota and Novak getting on base to lead off an inning, Matt Perkinson laid down a bunt to put runners on second and third with one out, Ben Doerr helped his own cause and hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Shimota, which proved to be all the runs the Warriors would need. Cody Shimota and Bryan Schmitz each had a hit, Nate Novak and Nate Simon had two hits apiece for the Warriors. Doerr went the distance for the Warriors giving up one run on three hits. Jack Helgeson took the loss for the Lakers giving up two runs on six hits.

Saints 10, Muskies 9 St. Benedict survived a New Market rally and held on to defeat the Muskies 10- 9 in New Market Sunday. The Saints started strong, scoring seven runs before recording an out. Jeremy Heitkamp, Andrew Huss, Jon Huss, and Paul Hentges all had hits for the Saints in the inning. The teams combined for 28 hits. Jon Huss led St. Benedict with four. Jeremy Heitkamp had two hits. The Muskies trailed 7-0 and 9-4 in the eighth before rallying. Kyle Bergstrom hit a solo home run. Andy Henkemeyer hit a three-run shot in the eighth. New Market trailed 10-9 with two on, two-out in the ninth before Tanner Oakes struck out Nick Rost to end the game. Dan Phyle had three hits for New Market. Scott Lyden, Henkemeyer, and Justin Firpo had two hits each for the Muskies. Matthias Duevel got the win for St. Benedict.

Orioles 15, Mudcats 3 The game was tied 3-3 going into the eighth inning, but the Orioles answered with five runs in the eighth and seven more in the ninth. Dan Novak got the start for the Orioles and pitched six strong innings. Jacob Mader would pitch the final three innings in relief for the win. Cole Bjorge, Topher Rose, Justin Hackett and Jerad Lehrer all had hits for Prior Lake. The leading hitters for the Orioles were Zack Dubanoski and Zack Clark, both with three hits. Austin Bachman had two hits and had three RBIs. Ben Morrison threw seven innings for Prior Lake and picked up the loss.

Sox 7, Bulldogs 1 Webster played its most complete game of the year offensively and defensively to get their first win of the 2018 season, 7-1 over Union Hill. Jermey Wieland led the way for the Sox, pitching a complete game, allowing only one earned run, while striking out seven. The Sox were finally able to get their bats going this season totaling 15 hits. Brent Cheney and Adam Schmitz each had three hits, while Brooks Prochaska, Brandon Sather, Nate Nielsen (1 HR) and Hunter Solheid each added two hits. Union Hill's Peter Lim had two of the seven Bulldog hits and scored the Bulldogs’ lone run in the third inning. Irish 9, Mallards 8 Montgomery bats struggled early against St. Patrick starter Bill Dunker, but woke up once he left the game. The Irish staked a 7-1 lead after five innings, but a four-run seventh and a three-run ninth made the Irish sweat it out for their third win of the season. Eric Iverson was 2-for-5 for Montgomery, which included a bases loaded 3-run double. Ryan Iverson also had a two-run double and scored twice. Jordan Goracke led the way for the Irish with a 2-for-2 day, including a double and 2 RBI. Matt Ambroz was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Dunker picked up his first win of the campaign and Zack Seurer another save.

Coyotes 8, Aces 4 Shakopee defeated Lonsdale 8-4 in a DRS game Sunday, May 13. No details were available at press time.



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