A pair of drafted pitchers led the Chisago Lakes Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over the Vesli Warriors in opening round Class C State Amateur Baseball today,

Veseli was the visiting team in the game played in Dassel.

Damon Rademacher, draftee from Princeton went the first 8 innings on the mound for Chisago Lakes, striking out 11, walking 3, hit 2 batters.  He allowed 6 hits.

Phil Bray from Isanti got 2 strikeouts in the final inning for the save.

I have always felt drafted pitchers should only be used on the final weekend of the tournament.  There are no drafted players in Class B.

I understand the reason to have the extra arms in Class C but they should not be necessary (unless there are injuries) until the final weekend when multiple games might be played.

Just my opinion which I realize is not really worth anything.

Nathan Picka started for Veseli, going the first 7 innings with no strikeouts, 2 walks, 10 hits including 3 doubles.  All 4 runs were earned even though the Warriors had 3 errors in the game.

Benjamin Tupy threw an inning with one hit allowed and no runs.

Josh Simon had a hit for Vesli.  Matt Perkinson scored and had a hit.

Catcher Mac Olson hammered 2 hits.

Kyle Carlberg and Nick Spitt each had a hit.  Spitt with an RBI.  Carlberg had 2 stolen bases for the Warriors.

The Bulldogs had 5 players with 2-hit games.

Vesli ended their season 11-21.  The Chisago Lakes page on MBA website has two scores listed including the State victory.

The Buldogs will play Fergus Falls on Saturday, August 20, 2023 with site not listed yet.

St. Patrick opened up a 1-1 game by scoring 3 runs in the 4th inning and added 3 more in the 8th in a 7-1 win over the St. Paul Capitals at Waconia.

Ryan Friedges earned the win while pitching the first 8 innings allowing 3 hits and a run.  He struck out 8 batters, walked 1, hit 2 batters.  Zak Endres went to the hill in the 9th and retired the side in order.

Ryan Friedges had 2 hits, 2 RBI.  jack Friedges 2 hits and RBI.  Jordan Goracke 2 hits including a double.  Mikey Gottschalk an RBI double for the Irish.

St. Patrick will play Sunday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. against winner of Sunday game between Baseball 365 and Andover.

Veteran Carson Jones clubbed 3 hits including a solo home run to lead the Dundas Dukes to a 6-1 win over the Highland Park Beavers at Dassel.

The Dukes had 3 home runs in the game.  Nate Van Roekel, Kyle Hrncir also went deep.  Both men had 2 RBI in the game.

Drew Sathrum of Kenyon-Wanamingo fame had a hit for Dundas while starting at second base.

Veteran Mike Ludwig started at third base and had a RBI hit for the Dukes who had 10 hits and no errors while the Beavers finished with 10 hits and 3 errors.

Sawyer Hoffman earned the win on the hill for Dundas by throwing 7 innings, allowing 6 hits including 2 doubles, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk.

Patrick McManus threw the final 2 innings with no hits, strikeouts or walks.

The Dukes play Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. against Sunday winner between Coon Rapids Redbirds and Minneapolis Cobras.

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