Miesville and St. Patrick Seasons End
The Miesville Mudhens and St. Patrick Irish both lost today in the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament ending their 2023 campaigns.
The Mudhens fell to Cold Spring 5-2 in Delano and the Irish lost to Class A Minnetonka 16-0 in Litchfield.
Cold Spring jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning off Miesville starting pitcher Trevor Koenig and pushed the lead to 5-0 after putting another crooked number on the board in the 5th inning.
The Mudhens achieved their two runs in the top of the 6th inning when Joey Werner had a two run homer.
Koenig gave way to Quinn Kruger for a 1.2 inning stint and Carl Cano pitched the last 1.1 innings.
Koenig finished with 7 hits allowed, all 5 runs were earned. He walked two and struck out two batters.
Kruger gave up 2 hits with 3 walks and 1 strikeout. Cano did not allow a batter to gain the bases.
Cold Spring starting pitcher Zach Femrite held the Mudhens to 4 hits over 8 innings with 2 runs, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Eli Emerson got a save by pitching the 9th inning with 1 hit and 1 strikeout.
Brian Hansen and Brad Olson both knocked in 2 runs to lead the Springers at the plate.
This game featured two teams with a lot of State Amateur Baseball Tournament pedigree.
This is the 34th State appearance for Miesville and 59th for Cold Spring. The Springers will advance to play Shakopee tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Litchfield in a semi-final.
The Indians defeated the Minneapolis Cobras 6-4 in Delano. The Cobras ousted Dundas from the tournament last weekend.
In the Minnetonka runaway the Millers scored 2 runs in the third and 5 runs in the 4th inning before a 9-run 8th inning ended the game.
Millers starting pitcher Wyatt Nelson allowed just 1 hit with 10 strikeouts and 1 walk against the Irish participating in their first Class B Tournament.
No shame in advancing to the Elite 8.
Minnetonka will compete against Air Freight Unlimited in a semi-final 11:00 a.m. Sunday in Litchfield.
It's Semi-finals games featuring two Class A teams and two Class B teams on Sunday.
The title game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday in Dassel.
Class C pared down to their Elite 8 with some interesting matchups to say the least.
Delano A's are trying to win in their home ballpark and they defeated the Elrosa Saints 6-2 to advance.
The A's will play 11:00 a.m. Sunday against the Bluffton Braves.
Bluffton right-handed starting pitcher Jake Dykoff retired the first 20 batters faced and had a no-hitter going into the 9th inning.
A perfect game was lost with a walk in the 8th and Luverne Redbirds Casey Sehr led the 9th inning off with a double.
Dykoff was throwing to Justin Dykoff with two more Dykoffs in the starting lineup.
Jake Dykoff also knocked in the only run of the game with an infield single in the first inning.
The Jordan Brewers picked up a 9-1 win over the Fergus Falls Hurricanes in Litchfield today.
Thomas Thompson and Jacob Allen combined to throw a 1-hitter for the Brewers.
Scott Hollingsworth clubbed 3 hits for 4 RBI in the Jordan victory.
The Brewers will tangle with Maple Lake 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Delano.
Maple Lake Lakers downed the Sartell Muskies 3-1 today in Delano. Hunter Malachek went the distance allowing 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks in the contest.
He also went 4 for 4 at the plate. Donnie Mavencamp had a 3-hit day also.
Maple Lake hails from the same Region as Delano.
Defending State Class C Champions Nisswa Lightning blanked the New Ulm Brewers today 4-0.
Carter Dox gave up 5 hits and handed the ball to Chad Weiss, draftee from Pierz for the final out of the game.
Kody Ruedisili led the Lightning at the plate with 2 hits including a home run and 2 RBI.
Nisswa has 3 losses this season, all to Region 8 Champion Buckman who plays in the same league (Victory-North/East).
The two teams met in the title game in Faribaulty last season and will play a quarterfinal contest Sunday, September3, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in Litchfield.
The Buckman Billygoats were 1-0 victors over Hutchinson in a classic battle that ended in walk-off fashion.
Matt Tautges went the distance for the Billygoats, allowing 4 hits by the Huskies. Lane Glaser nearly matched for Hutchinson on the hill but catcher Matt Kummet's third hit of the game was the game winner with two outs in the bottom of the 9th.
The St. Martin Martins edged the Avon Lakers 5-4 in Dassel Friday. Avon is in the same league with Buckman and Nisswa.
Martins pitcher Scott Lieser went the distance while striking out 10. He allowed 7 hits including two homers.
Kyle Lieser had a homer and a double for St. Martin. Scott Lieser added 2 hits including a double for an RBI.
St. Martin cranked out 9 hits and will face Bird Island in the other quarterfinals game at 11:00 a.m. Sunday in Litchfeld.
The Bullfrogs were 4-2 winners over the Waconia Lakers in Dassel today.
Bird Island draftee Josh Kingery (Atwater Chuckers) went the distance allowing 6 hits while striking out 10 Waconia batters.
Jordan Sagedahl cracked a triple and Aiden Elfring added 2 hits including a double and RBI. Logan Swan and Nic Taylor had the other Bullfrogs RBI.
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