Lamberton goes 2-0 on weekend
STARK-Lamberton picked up a 6-1 win in its second game of the five-game round robin for the regionl tournament.
Stark scored just one run in the first inning before Brady Bierl and Sean Mathiowetz kept them off the board the rest of the way.
Lamberton did its work late, scoring all six runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
Bierl took the win, going seven innings while walking three and striking out two.
Sean Mathiowetz pitched the final two innings and struck out four.
Donald Strand had a strong game offensively, batting 2-for-5 and had a double and an RBI.
Dylan Bunting, JakeWahl and Neil Eichten also had one RBI each while Blake Altermatt finished 2-for-3.
Lamberton will take on Essex at Lamberton on Tuesday with the first pitch set for 8 p.m.
By David Merrill
LAMBERTON- The Longsox got off to a strong start in their five-game round robin regional playoff with a 5-0 win over Searles on Saturday.
Shane Schoborg finished with a complete-game shutout, using his defense well, needing just one strikeout.
“That’s how Shane throws,” Lamberton manager Derrick Jenniges said. “He attacks the strikezone, but never overpowers anybody. He pitches to the location and changes speeds well. That’s also credit to Tyler Reiner behind the plate. They have a good thing going right now.”
Blake Altermatt had the only two RBI of the game for Lamberton, as they capitalized on two Searles errors, which brought in three runs.
Altermatt finished the game with two singles and also scored a run.
Jake Wahl had a productive day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double while scoring two runs.
Lamberton also got hits from Caleb Salfer, Landon Erickson and Reiner.
Reiner and Erickson each registered a run.
Schoborg and the defense kept Searles opportunities at a minimum, they allowed a runner to get to second base just one as the Grizzlies had a man on first base five times and had a man on second just once.
Kyle Fischer, Frank Forstner, David Hatle, Cole Dulas and Daniel Drexler each had one hit for the Grizzlies.
“Schborg was ahead of every batter,” Searles player/manager Steve Kloeckl said. “We knew we had to go up there and swing, because that first pitch was a strike. He was pitching very effectively.”
By Byron Higgin
MADISON-In the end, an inability to hit the ball caused the baseball season to come crashing down on the Minneota Mudhens.
They lost their second straight playoff game on Saturday, 4-1 to Hanock in 11 innings and were chased from the Regionals with a final 12-7 season record.
His team was without a hit until the seventh, when Tyson Sonnenburg finally doubled and was chased home by Jason Myhre’s single.
The lead lasted only until the eighth when Hancock scored on a single by pitcher Derrick Foss to tie it at 1-1.
Minnoeta got a leadoff single by Justin Greenwood in the 10th but pinch runner Brock Buysse was sacrificed to second by Derrick Buysse, then got no further.
In the 11th Hancock grouped four hits for three runs off Danny Hennen, who pitched into the 11th before being relieved by Derrick Buysse.
Hennen fanned eight and walked just one while allowing seven hits.
But on this day he was bested by Foss, who fanned 10 Mudhens, gave up just four hits and didn’t walk a batter.
“I knew it would be tough to come all the way back, but I thought we could do it,” said Myhre about the Mudhens competing in the losers bracket.
“If we’ve had one downfall all year, it’s our inability to hit good pitchers,” he said.
That was exactly what came back to haunt them in the playoffs. First Dumont’s Sam Thielen had a no-hitter against them into the ninth, then Foss went the 11 innings to pick up the win.
Even the loss and early exit from the tournament couldn’t hide the fact Minneota had a great season and ended with a winning record.
“It’s been a fun year, no doubt,” said Myhre.
Milroy Yankees 1
WATKINS- The Milroy Yankees saw their season come to a close with an 8-1 loss to the Cold Spring Rockies on Saturday.
Matt Bauer drove in the only Milroy Yankee run with a double that scored Brian Dolan.
Eric Dolan finished the game with two hits while Andy Schmidt and Josh Hadley each had one hit.
Schmidt’s hit was a double.
David Jonas was the offensive star for Cold Spring, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run.
Paul Schreiner finished the game with two hits while Mike Holbrook had a double for the contest.
Nathan Deutz got the start on the mound and went eight innings. He gave up six runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out one.
Bauer threw the final inning and gave up two runs on two hits.
Rick Burtzel took the win on the mound for the Rockies. He struck out two and walked two in his seven innings of work.
Jake Hennen pitched the final two innings, recording two strikeouts.
The Rockies picked up the win despite committing four errors in the game.
Milroy Yankees 2
Milroy dropped its opening game of the regional tournament on Friday, losing to Luxemburg 6-2.
Derrik Orth was the main offensive threat for the Brewers, going 3-for-5 and he had a home run to go with two RBI.
Luke Harren finished 2-for-4 and had an RBI to go with two hits from Cory Wenz.
Andy Schmidt provided an offensive highlight with a two-run home run to with two hits each from Eric and Brian Dolan.
Austin Klaverkamp took the win on the mound, going the full nine innings. He struck out six and walked four.
Josh Hadley got the start on the mound and took the loss, going 6 1-3. He struck out seven and walked just two.
Austin Deutz threw the final 2 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked four.