Jul 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm
LOCAL BASEBALL ROUND UP
The Nick Bell Classic and the Class C playoffs will be starting in all areas with our local teams. Please see below the details and schedule for those games. Please check for other baseball results thru out the state at: www.minnesotabaseball.org
SAUK VALLEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Saturday July 19th
No. 4 vs. No. 5 @ Sartell 12:00
Winner of No. 4/No. 5 vs. Sartell 5:00
No. 3 vs. No. 2 @ St. Joseph 1:30
Sunday July 20th
Winners on the 19th @ High Seed
Losers on the 19th @ High Seed
Results this past week
Sartell 7 Clear Lake 2
St. Joseph 4 Foley 1
Sartell 10 St. Joseph 1
Clear Lake 4 St. Joseph 3
Litchfield 9 Clear Lake 8
CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS (July 20th)
No. 2 Luxemburg Brewers @ No. 1 Kimball Express 2:00
No. 4 St. Nicholas Lakers @ No. 3 St. Augusta Gussies 2:00
No. 2 Watkins Clippers @ No. 1 Cold Spring Rockies 7:00
No. 4 Eden Valley Hawks @ No. 3 Pearl Lake Lakers 2:00
Results First Round Playoffs
Kimball 4 St. Nicholas 3
Luxemburg 11 St. Augusta 5
Cold Spring 7 Eden Valley 6
Watkins 15 Pearl Lake 5
NICK BELL CLASSIC
July 18 Friday, July 19 Saturday and July 20 Sunday
Nick Bell used to live in the house in the far left field corner. He owned the lumber yard in town from about the 40's to the 70's. He was instrumental in the beginning stages of our park, and especially with the building of the current grandstand. Bill Huls started this tourney in the 80's and named it the Nick Bell Challenge. It was called the challenge initially because it pitted 3 local teams against 3 out-state teams and we used to have home run hitting contests and things like that. It was dubbed the central MN teams vs the other teams. The contests got to be too much to take place in the time provided, so they just changed it to the games and made it the Nick Bell Classic.
6:30 Marshall A's vs. Cold Spring Springers
8:30 Minneapolis Cobras vs. Sauk Rapids Cyclones
1:00 Austin Greyhounds vs. Cold Spring Springers
3:00 Austin Greyhounds vs. Brainerd Bees
5:00 Minneapolis Cobras vs. Brainerd Bees
7:00 Marshall A's vs. Sauk Rapids Cyclones
12:00 Minneapolis Cobras vs. Cold Spring Springers
2:00 Austin Greyhounds vs. Sauk Rapids Cyclones
4:00 Marshall A's vs. Brainerd Bees
The Nick Bell Classic Teams
Park National League
2nd Class A State 2013
Corn Belt League
Southern Minny League
Sauk Rapids Cyclones
Cold Spring Springers
Games Played Wednesday July 9th
The Springers of Cold Spring played host to the defending Class C state champions the Muskies of Sartell. The Muskies had former Twins minor leaguer on the mound, David Deminsky. The Springers jumped on him in the first inning for two runs with three base hits. Deminsky had only given up 3 runs all season, but he did settle down and he was outstanding after the first inning. He recorded 8 strike outs and scattered 5 hits over 8 innings. At one point he did retire 17 Springer batters in a row. The Springers pitchers were nearly as impressive; with Reed Pfennenstein the starter, he went 6 innings, he record 5 strikeouts, gave up 2 hits and walked 2. Mathias Butala threw 2 innings of relief, he had an awesome performance with 5 strikeouts, gave up no hits and walked one. Justin Thompson entered the game in the 9th inning and he gave up three base hits to lead to the Muskies scoring 2 runs to tie the game. He had an outstanding 10th inning as he only face three batters. This was truly an outstanding pitching performance by the Springers against one of the best hitting teams in the state. David Schlangen threw two innings of relief for the Muskies, he too had a good showing, he did allow a single and two walks and a pass ball led to the winning run being scored by Justin Thompson after leading off the inning with a single. Drew Vanloy went 2-4 with a RBI, Joe Dempsey went 2-4 and scored a run, Justin Thompson went 2-4 and scored a run, Zack Hinkemeyer went 1-4 and scored a run and Ryan Holthaus had a sacrifice fly for a RBI in the first inning. For the Muskies Dan O'Connell went 1-4 with a RBI, Adam Wenker had sacrifice for a RBI. Jace Otto, Tony Schmitz, Luke Sweeter and Rob Voshell all had one base hits for the Muskies.
The Lakers of Clear Lake had a big win over Sauk Valley League rival the Joes of St. Joseph 4-3, behind the complete game pitching performance of Sam Iten. Chase Aleshire had a big night at the plate as he went 2-4 with 2 RBI's and Jason Kotschevar went 2-4 with a double and a RBI. Rich Petty went 2-4 and Jake Samuelson went 1-3 with a big RBI, Matt Korte went 2-4 and Kyle Systma went 1-4. Josh Woods was the pitcher of record for the Joes; as he went 2 2/3 innings. Chad Schwegel threw 5 1/3 of relief, he recorded 4 strike outs and scattered 4 hits. Those having a big night for the Joes offense were Brandon Bloch as he went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI's and Joe Barrett went 2-3 with a double and a RBI. Greg Anderson went 3-5 and scored 2 runs and Alex Kendall went 2-5.
The Muskies of Sartell topped Sauk Valley League rival the Joes of St. Joseph 10-1 behind the pitching of Adam Wenker. He threw 7 innings scattered 4 hits, struck out 3 and walked only 1! Shaun Schoen and Max Koprek both threw an inning of relief, both record a strikeout. Luke Sweeter went 1-3, with one double and he scored 2 runs, Brian Schellinger went 1-6 with a RBI and Cody Partch had 3 RBI's with 2 sacrifices, a walk and a stolen base. The pitcher of record for St. Joseph was Greg Anderson as he went 3 innings and Joe Barrett provided 5 innings of relief and he recorded 4 strikeouts. Alex Kendall went 2-4 with a RBI, Aaron "Rocky" Rocheleau went 2-4, Brandon Bloch was 2-3 and Greg Anderson went 1-3.
The Stone Poneys dropped a Eastern Minney Western League game to Rum River 8-2, Tyler Waytashek took the pitching loss. Jordan Clitty provided 5 innings of relief, he record 5 strikeouts and scattered 3 hits. Jeff Amann led and Poneys offense as he went 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Patrick Dolan went 2-3, Jake Wenzel was 1-4 with a stolen base.
The St. Cloud Beaudreaus Saints topped Central Valley League foe St. Augusta 6-4, with Ryan Schneider picking up the pitching win in relief. Waylon Bemboom lead the Saints offense as he had a triple and a double.
Games play Friday July 11th
The Springers of Cold Spring topped the Hurricanes of Fergus Falls 8-5 in the first round game of the Coors/Light Classic hosted by Jordan and Shakopee. Mathias Butalla had a good pitching performance with 10 strikeouts, just 2 walks and he scattered 6 hits. Joe Dempsey was the big leader forthe Springers offense as he went 2-4 with a big 2 run home run, his home run gave the Springers the lead in the bottom of the 5th inning of this 7 inning contest. Tyler Geislinger had a great game as he went 2-2 with a double and 2 RBI's, Ryan Holthaus went 2-2 with a double and a walk, Alex Jungels went 1-3 with a double and a sacrifice for an RBI. Garrett Fuchs went 2-4 with a RBI and Jeron Terres went 1-3 with a double. The Springers did collect a total of 13 hits in the Fergus Falls game.
The Blues of Litchfield topped Sauk River League rival the Lakers of Clear Lake 9-8; Matt Korte took the pitching loss with 6 1/3 innings, he record 4 strikeouts. Jake Samuelson was the offensive leader for the Lakers as he went 2-4 with a 3 run home run! Rich Petty went 2-4 with 2 RBI's, Andrew Setrum 1-3 with a double and Joe Setrum went 1-3.
Games Played Saturday July 12th
The Springers of Cold Spring in the second round of Coors/Light Classic topped the Saints of St. Michael 5-4 behind the pitching efforts of Justin Thompson, as he worked numerous tough situations, he scattered 9 hits over 7 innings, walked just one and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Zach Femrite went 2-4 with a RBI and 2 runs scored, Tyler Geislinger had another great game as he went 2-3 with a RBI, Walk and a stolen base. Justin Thompson went 1-2 with a RBI and a stolen base and Alex Jungels went 1-3 with a double and two big RBI's.
The Lakers of Avon topped Victory League South rival the Steves of St. Stephen 7-1 in their first round of their league playoffs. Kyle Collins had a very impressive pitching performance as he threw 7 innings, scattered just 3 hits, recorded 9 strikeouts and had no walks. Cody Stich threw two innings of relief and he recorded 2 strikeouts and allowed just one hit. Matt Meyer had a great day at the plate as he went 2-5 including a huge double that cleared the bases for 3 big RBI's in the bottom of the 6th inning to break open a very close game. Scott Litchy went 3-3 with 2 runs scored, Reed Voit went 1-3 with a double and a RBI. Luke Manthe went 2-3 and Carter Holthaus went 1-4 with 1 big RBI.
Games Played Sunday July 13
The Springers lost the 3rd game of the Coors/Light Classic tournament to co-host the Brewers of Jordan 3-2. The Brewers are currently ranked number 3 in class C state. Zach Femrite took the pitching loss as he scattered 6 hits thru out the 7 inning game. Tyler Geislinger had his third good game of the weekend at the plate as he went 2-3 with a double, Jeron Terres went 1-3 with a big double to drive in their 2 runs. Zach Femrite went 1-1 with a double and a walk and Joe Dempsey went 1-3.
The Cyclones of Sauk Rapids topped Lakewood League rival St. Cloud Beaudeaus Saints 9-2 behind the pitching performance of Grant Chapa. He threw 8 innings, scattered 7 hits, had 3 walks and recorded 4 strikeouts and Bryce Gapinski provided one inning of relief. Andy Henkemeyer had a huge day at the plate with his 3-4 performance that including a home run and a double for 3 RBI's. Paul Schlangen had a great day as well as he went 3-4 with a double and a triple for a RBI and Grant Chapa went 2-4 with 2 RBI's, Bo Schmitz went 1-5 with a double. Another big highlight of the game was Nate Freihammer hitting his first amateur home run. D. J. Schliecher was the pitcher of record for the Saints as he went 5 innings, Brad Haag provided 3 innings of very good relief as he recorded 5 strikeouts and gave up just one hit. Waylon Bemboom had a big game as he went 2-4, he led the game off with a home run. Brad Haag went 2-3, Dave Carlson went 2-4 with a RBI and Ryan Schneider had a triple for the Saints.
The Muskies of Sartell topped Sauk Valley League foe the Lakers of Clear Lake 7-2 behind the pitching performance of Travis Weaver, he threw 6 innings. Max Koprek, Andrew Deters and David Deminksy all threw one inning of relief. Deminksy struck out the side in the 8th inning. Adam Schellinger had a two run homer, Rob Voshell went 1-4 with 2 RBI's, Andrew Deters went 1-3 with a RBI and 2 walks and Dan O'Connel went 1-4 with a RBI. They closed out their regular season with a perfect League record of 12-0 and overall a 18-3 mark. Sam Iten was the pitcher of record for the Lakers as he threw 6 innings and Scott Peterson threw 3 innings of relief, where he recorded 5 strikeouts. Scott Peterson also had a good day at the plate as he had 3 hits and Kyle Systma had 2 doubles. Jason Kotchevar, Rick Petty, Luke Samuelson, Matt Korte and Chase Aleshire all had one hit for the Lakers.
The Joes of St. Joseph topped Sauk Valley League foe Foley 4-1 behind a complete game performance by Chad Schwegal. He recorded 7 strikeouts, scattered 5 hits and walked just two. Brandon Novak and Caz Novak both had big days at the plate as they went 3-4 and Alex Kendall went 2-4. Joe Barrett went 1-4 with a big double for 2 RBI's. This was big game for the Joes as it did lock up the No. 2 seed for the Sauk Valley League Playoffs.
The Stone Poneys topped Eastern Minney Western League rival Nowthen 17-2 behind a big pitching performance by Alex Lotthammer. He record 8 strikeouts, scattered 3 hits and walked just two. Travis Morino had a big day at the plate as he went 2-3 with a double for 4 RBI's and Patrick Dolan went 2-4 with a double, 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Jordan Clitty had 2 big RBI's, Spencer Timm went 1-2 with 2 RBI's. Jeff Amann went 1-4 with a RBI and a stolen base and Jake Wentzel went 1-4 with a RBI. This win may have given the Poneys the No. 1 seed in their league playoffs.
The Express of Kimball topped Central Valley League foe the Nicks of St. Nicholas 4-3, behind the pitching performance of Zach Dingmann; he threw 6 innings, he scattered 6 hits, walked just one and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Adam Dingmann threw 2 innings of relief and Jordan Joseph closed out the final inning. Scott Marquardt went 3-5 with a double and Brian Marquardt went 2-3 with a double and a RBI. Adam Dingmann went 1-4 with a double, Brooks Marquardt 1-4 with a RBI, Adam Beyer went 1-4 with a RBI and Brooks Marquardt went 1-4 with a RBI. Jordan Joseph added his support with a sacrifice fly for a RBI, one walk, a stolen base and one run scored. This win does advance them to the second round of the Central Valley playoffs. The Express are currently 18-3, their best season since 2003!
The Brewers of Luxemburg topped Central Valley League rival the Gussies of St. Augusta 11-5 in a big first round playoff game. Austin Klaverkamp had yet another good pitching performance with 7 2/3 innings, he scattered 8 hits, walked just two and he recorded 8 strikeouts. Mitch Ergen threw 1 1/3 innings to close it out, he recorded 4 strikeouts. Isaac Matchinsky had a huge day at the plate, as he went 3-5 with a home run and a double to drive in 5 big RBI's. Greg Terres had a three run home run and Derek Albers went 1-5 with a double for a RBI. Colton Fruth went 2-5 with a RBI and a stolen base, Derek Orth went 2-5, Luke Harren 2-4 and Cory Wenz went 2-3. The Brewers had a total of 14 hits to help advance them to the second round of the Central Valley League Playoffs. Leading the Gussies offense were Adam Gwost, Nate Laudenbach and Nate Gwost, they all had 2 hits.
The Rockies of Cold Spring topped Central Valley League foe the Hawks of Eden Valley 7-6 behind the pitching performance of Blaine Athmann. He threw 6 innings and Chris Lardy got the win with 3 innings of relief. Josh Porwall had huge day with 2-3 with 2 doubles, a RBI and a walk to lead the offense. Ryan Bell had a great game, he went 2-4 with a 2 run home run, walk and a stolen base and Kevin Wenner had a double to drive in two runs. Paul Schreiner, Rick Burtzel and David Jonas all had one hit and a RBI appiece. The biggest hit of the day game on a squeeze play in the bottom of the 9th inning, BIG John Rossman put down a perfect bunt to drive in the winning run for the Rockies. The Rockies collected 10 hits in their first round of the Central Valley League Playoffs, they take a overall 17-5 record into their second game.
The Lakers of Avon lost to Victory League South League rival the Black Sox of Freeport 5-4. Dylan Panek was the pitcher of record for the Lakers, Scott Litchy started and went 4 2/3 innings and he gave up just 2 hits, but he walked 6. Luke Manthe went 1-4 with 2 RBI's, Riley Voit went 1-4 with a stolen base, Scott Litchy had a stolen base and he scored a run, Taylor Holthaus walked and scored a run. The Lakers will take on their rivals St. Stephen next Saturday as they play host at 1:30 in an elimination game.
Up Coming Schedule Of Games
COLD SPRING SPRINGERS
7/16 Wednesday Kimball @ Cold Spring 7:30
7/18 Friday Marshall A's @ Cold Spring 6:30 (Regional Game/League)
7/19 Saturday Austin Greyhounds @ Cold Spring 1:00
7/20 Sunday Minneapolis Cobras @ Cold Spring 12:00
SAUK RAPIDS CYCLONES
7/16 Wednesday Brainerd @ Sauk Rapids 7:30 (League Game)
7/18 Friday Minneapolis Cobras @ Cold Spring 8:30
7/19 Saturday Marshall A's @ Cold Spring 7:00 (Regional/League Game)
7/20 Sunday Austin Greyhounds @ Cold Spring 2:00
ST. CLOUD BEAUDREAUS SAINTS
7/18 Friday Sartell @ Sartell 7:30
7/19 Saturday Hutchinson @ PUTZ 1:30
7/23 Wednesday Brainerd @ Brainerd 7:30 (League Game)
7/18 Friday Beaudreaus Saints @ Sartell 7:30
7/19 Saturday Winner of Clear Lake vs. Litchfield @ Sartell 5:00
7/20 Sunday Sauk Valley Playoff @ Higher Seed 1:30
7/16 Wednesday Cold Spring Springers @ Cold Spring 7:30
7/20 Sunday Luxemburg @ Kimball (Central Valley Playoff) 2:00
COLD SPRING ROCKIES
7/20 Sunday Watkins @ Cold Spring (Central Valley League Playoff) 7:00
7/20 Sunday Luxemburg @ Kimball (Central Valley League Playoff) 2:00
7/19 Saturday St. Stephen @ Avon (Victory League Playoff) 1:30
7/20 Sunday Winner Avon/St. Stephen @ Freeport (Victory League) 1:30
ST. JOSEPH JOES
1/19 Saturday Foley @ St. Joseph (Sauk Valley League Playoff) 1:30
1/20 Sunday Sauk Valley Playoff @ High Seed
ST. AUGUSTA GUSSIES
7/20 Sunday St. Nicholas @ St. Augusta (Central Valley League Playoff) 2:00
SARTELL STONE PONEYS
7/19 Saturday Hinckley @ Sartell 5:00 (League Game)
7/26 Saturday Eastern Minney Western Playoff @ High Seed
7/27 Sunday Eastern Minney Western Playoff @ High Seed
Temp: 73°F (23°C)
Wind: 5 SE
Weather: Mainly Cloudy