Aug 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm
There will be two postings this week, one will include the Class C state tourney game recaps and match ups and the updated state bracket. Region 7B Championship game summary and the Class B State tourney brackets. See the posted brackets. Check the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball website for more info: www.minnesotabaseball.org
REGION 7B CHAMPIONSHIP
The Springers of Cold Spring defended their Region 7B championship as they defeated the Saints of the St. Cloud Beaudreaus 7-2. The Springers showed how deep their pitching was, as they used four pitchers in the game. Zach Femrite was the Springer starting pitcher, he went 3 innings, gave up one hit, no walks and he recorded 4 strikeouts. The winning pitcher was Reed Pfannenstein, he threw 4 innings, gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 run and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Justin Thompson threw 1 inning of relief, giving up 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 run and striking out one. Matthias Butala closed the game out, with a inning of relief, he struck out 2 batters. Ryan Holthaus had a big night as he went 2-4 with a double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI's. Zach Hinkemeyer went 1-4 with, a walk, run scored and 2 big RBI's and Joe Dempsey had a very good night as he went 3-4 with a double and a run scored. Tyler Geislinger went 2-2 with a double, walk and a sacrifice, Zach Femrite went 1-2 with a double, one run scored, walk and a RBI and Drew VanLoy went 1-3 with a walk and a RBI. Garrett "Big Country" Anderson was the pitcher of record for the Saints as he threw 3 innings, gave up 3 hits, walked 7 and he record 3 strikeouts. D. J. Schleiter threw 3 innings of relief, he gave up 4 hits and he recorded 1 strikeout. Dan Kronenberg threw the final two innings, he gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 run and recorded one strikeout. Steve Neutzling led the Saints offense as he went 2-4 with a RBI, Waylon Bemboom went 1-4 with a walk and 1 RBI and Brad Haag had a double for the Saints. The Springers will now move on to play at the state tourney, as they are back to defend their state championship. They have built a 25-6 record this season as they will be making their 52nd state tourney trip. The Springers will be seeking their 9th state championship. They have finished in the top three a total of 11 times.
State Tournament Schedule (See Brackets)
Cold Spring Springers vs. Austin Blue Sox 5:00 Sunday August 24th @ Jordan
The Austin Blue Sox play in the Southern Minny League, they have a 13-16 record on the season.
The Beaudreaus Saints vs. Victoria Vics 5:00 Saturday August 23 @ LeSueur
The Victoria Vics play in the River Valley League, they were East Division champions. They enter the tourney with 24-5 record and they were the Class B state champions two seasons ago.
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