Aug 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm
There will be three postings this week, one will include the Class C state match ups and the state bracket. Region 7B updated brackets game summaries and the Class C summaries from Region 1C and 11C.The Class C Teams have all 48 spots in the state tourney filled. The Class B teams have all their 16 qualifiers determined, with seeding games remaining. See the posted brackets. Check the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball website for more info: www.minnesotabaseball.org
The Region 11C are posted with a completed bracket for your viewing. Also please make note of the Class B Regional Brackets! See you at the Park along the way!
Region 11C Game Recaps
The Clippers of Watkins topped Central Valley League rivals the Rockies of Cold Spring 9-7, behind the pitcher performance of Dan Berg. He scattered 8 hits, he also recorded 5 strikeouts, as he threw a complete game. Mia Kramer had a big night as he went 3-4 with 2 RBI's and Tyler Long went 2-5 with 2 big RBI's. Dallas Everson went 2-5 with a RBI, and Adam Hiltner went 2-5 with a triple, walked and 3 runs scored. Dan Berg went 1-4 with a walk a two huge RBI's and Brandon Ashton went 2-4 with a walk and a RBI. Rick Burtzel was the pitcher of record for the Rockies, he threw 3 2/3 innings, Chris Lardy threw 3 1/3 innings of relief and Jake Hennen threw 2 innings of relief. David Jonas went 2-5 with 2 solo home runs and Rick Burtzel went 2-5 with a solo home run. Mike Ficker had a very good game as he went 3-4 and scored a run, Josh Porwall went 1-5 with 2 RBI's and Kevin Wenner went 2-5 with a double, scored a run and a RBI.
The Brewers of Luxemburg topped Corn Belt foe the Rockets of Raymond in the Region 11C elimination game 4-3. Austin Klaverkamp had an awesome performance, as he threw a compete game. He scattered 4 hits, had no walks and recorded 7 strikeouts. Austin Klaverkamp also had a great game at the plate, as he went 2-4 with a RBI and Isaac Matchinsky went 2-3 with a stolen base, walk and a RBI. Derek Albers went went 2-4 with a RBI and Greg "The Cat" Terres went 1-4 with a RBI. Tyler Knott took the loss for the Rockets, he threw 8 innings, he gave up 11 hits, had 3 walks and he recorded 7 strikeouts. Jason Meyer went 1-3 with home run and Tyler Steen went 1-4 with a double an a RBI.
The Brewers of Luxemburg topped Central Valley League rival the Clippers of Watkins 11-7, to qualify for the first time in 117 years for the state amateur baseball tournament. Behind the outstanding relief pitching performance of young Isaac Matchinsky, he threw 3 2/3 innings of relief, gave up 3 hits, walked 2 and he recorded 6 strikeouts. Isaac just graduated from Tech High School this spring. Mitch Ergen was the starting pitcher, he went 3 innings and Casey Underwood threw 2 1/3 innings of relief. Colten Fruth had a big night as he went 2-5 with a huge 3 run homer and a double for 3 RBI's. Derrick Orth had another great night as he went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's. Derek Albers went 2-5 with a double, 2 runs scored and a RBI. Isaac Matchinsky went 2-6 with thundering double of the center field wall and 2 runs scored. Greg "The Cat" Terres had a big double for a RBI. Having a huge night on both defense and with the bat was Cory Wenz, he went 3-5 with a triple, 2 doubles and a RBI, Cory also made a huge play as he dove to stop what was surely a double down the line late in the game along with several other good defensive plays. Kevin Kramer was the pitcher of record for the Clippers, Dan Berg threw 3 2/3 inning of relief and Bruce Geislinger and Dustin Kramer both threw a inning of relief. Dan Berg went 2-5, Dallas Everson went 2-4, Tyler Long went 1-5 and Kevin Kramer had a big triple for 3 RBI's.
The Gussies of St. Augusta topped Central Valley League rival the Express of Kimball 8-4, behind the pitcher performance of Travis Laudenbach. Travis threw a complete game, he walked 2 and scattered 7 hits. Nate Laudebach had a big night with a 3-5 game, he had a double and 3 RBI's. Adam Gwost went 1-3 with a home run, walk and a RBI and Nate Gwost went 1-3 with a RBI. Brady Grafft went 2-3 with a double, walk and a RBI and Marcus Lommell went 2-5 with 2 runs scored. Zach Dingman was the pitcher of record for the Express as he threw a complete game. Scott Marquardt had a big game as he went 3-5 with a RBI and Ben Johnson went 1-5 with a double and a RBI. Austin Ruehle went 1-3 with a RBI, Jordan Joseph went 1-2 with a double and Brian Marquardt went 1-1, scored a run and had a RBI.
The Express of Kimball topped Central Valley League rival the Brewers of Luxemburg 4-0 in a 7 inning; rain shorten game. This gave the Express the No. 2 seed in the Region as the final games were called. Zach Dingman earned the win as he threw 6 2/3 innings, he scattered 7 hits, walked 2 and stuck out 6. Jordan Joseph earned the save as he retired the last two Brewer hitters. Brooks Marquardt had a great day as he went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a stolen base and 3 big RBI's. Matt Dingmann went 1-2 with a sacrifice and a run scored, Adam Dingman went 1-1 as a pinch hitter and he score a run and Austin Ruehle had a sacrifice, a stolen base and 1 RBI. The Brewers pitcher of record was Nick Baker, as he threw all 7 innings, he had a very good game, as he scattered 5 hits, walked just 2 and record 2 strikeouts. Austin Ciccati had a big game as he went 3-3 with a walk for the Brewers. Ethan Fruth, Isaac Matchinsky, Greg "The Cat" Terres", Austin Klaverkamp and Derick Albers all had singles. The Express have built a 23-5 record now on the season as they earn the No. 2 seed out of Region 11C.
Region 1C Region Game Recaps
The Muskies of Sartell came back to top the Knights of Hinckley 6-5 to qualify for the state tourney. Travis Weaver was the starting pitcher, he went 3 innings and Cody Partch threw 6 innings of relief to earn the win, he walk 3, scattered 11 hits and struck out 2. Luke Sweeter swung a big stick for the Muskies as he went 3-4 with 2 doubles, walk and 2 RBI's. Tony Schmitz went 2-4 with a walk and 2 RBI's and Tim Burns went 1-3 with 2 stolen bases, 2 walks, 1 run scored and a RBI and Brian Schellinger went 2-5 with a run scored.
The Muskies of Sartell topped the Mora Blue Devils for the No. 1 seed out of Region 1C, 14-4 in a game stopped after 7 innings, due to the 10 run rule. They pounded out 18 hits as they defeated the same pitcher that beat them a week ago. Grant Mackenthun threw 5 innings, he scattered 10 hits, walked just 1 and he recorded 2 strikeouts. Chad Schwegel a draftee from the Joes of St. Joseph earned the save with 2 innings of work, he faced six batters and struckout 2! Tim Burns had a huge day as he went 2-4 with a home run, walk, scored 3 runs and had 4 RBI's. Jake Sweeter had a very good day as he went 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's and Brian Schellinger went 3-4 with a stolen base, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Andrew Deters went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, Jace Otto had a double for 2 RBI's and Tony Schmitz went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. They have built a record of 25-5 as they will wait now to play the second weekend of the state tourney, as region champions get a bye the first round!
The Stone Poneys of Sartell had their season ended in an elimination game to the Knights of Hinckley 11-1, the pitcher of record for the Poneys was Jeff Amann. Josh Rathbun went 2-3, Rob Gabrielson went 1-3 with a double, Jeff Aman went 1-2 with a walk and Austin Timm went 1-3 with a walk. Travis Moreno went 1-3 with their lone RBI.
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