advance with thrilling weekend wins
Down 1-0 in a best-of-three Gopher League/First Nite League playoff series against Fox Lake, the Hadley Buttermakers churned out a pair of nail-biting victories in Hadley over the weekend to advance to the second round.
The first win came in a 15-inning thriller on Saturday, with Hadley prevailing 7-6. Then on Sunday, the Buttermakers gave up five runs in the top of the ninth inning to fall behind by two runs, only to score three runs in the bottom of the inning to steal a 14-13 win.
In Saturday's game, Fox Lake scored four runs in the top of the eighth to go up 7-6 before Hadley tied things up in the bottom half of the inning. Hadley's James Wajer, who came on in relief in the eighth, held Fox Lake scoreless over the next seven innings.
With one out in the bottom of the 15th, Alex Petersen and Derek Veldhuisen each hit singles before Wajer got on base on a fielder's choice. Nate Wieneke then came up with the game-winning single, knocking in Josh Onken, who was pinch-running for Veldhuisen.
Joe Larson, Eric Wieneke, Nate Wieneke, Peterson and Max Zwart each had two hits in the game. Zwart had a double and two RBIs.
In Sunday's game, Fox Lake scored four runs in the top of the first inning off Hadley starter Paul Counter, but the Buttermaker offense picked him up with seven runs over the first two innings to go up 7-4. The two teams each scored four runs over the next six innings before Fox Lake struck for five runs in the top of the ninth to claim a 13-11 edge.
In the bottom of the ninth, Nate Wieneke and Larson each drew a walk, and Zwart got on with a single to load the bases with one out. Then, Zach Bruns came up with a double to knock in two runs, and Paul Counter re-entered the game and got the game-winning base hit.
Eric Wieneke finished the game 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. Nate Wieneke was 2-for-5 and scored four runs, while Zwart and Wajer each had three hits.
The Buttermakers' next opponent will be decided today at a regional meeting.
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FL-Miah Fitzgerald, Martin Tow (5), Brennan Holm (8). H-Zach Bruns, James Wajer (8). WP-Wajer. LP-Holm. HR: FL-Cody Williams, Levi Ringnell. 2B: FL-Joe Fitzgerald, Geoff Krumwiede; H-Joe Larson, Max Zwart, Wajer.
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FL-Steven Zehms, Joey Fitzgerald (2), Jon Traetow (6). H-Paul Counter, Alex Van'T Hof (7), Jamie Boelter (9). WP-Boelter. LP-Traetow. HR: H-Eric Wieneke. 2B: FL-Levi Ringnell; H-Nate WIeneke, Zach Bruns.
Yankees advance to region playoffs
With a 1-0 win over Sacred Heart late Friday and a 4-1 victory against Bird Island on Sunday, the Milroy Yankees secured a spot in the Region 11-C tournament.
On Friday, Nathan Deutz went seven innings for Milroy, striking out 10 in a shutout victory. Tied at 0 through six innings, Micah Gronli scored the game-winning run on a one-out hit by Chris Eichten. Mahlon Zimmermann came in and shut the door on the Saints, gaining his first of two saves on the weekend.
On Sunday against the Bullfrogs, Matt Bauer went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Yankees. Justin Schlemmer and Andy Schmidt each went 2-for-4, while Gronli added an RBI double. Luke Kramer had a pair of doubles for Bird Island, and Mark Neubauer belted a solo homer for the Bullfrogs' lone run.
Improving to 12-6 overall, the Yankees' next opponent is to be determined.
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Three-run home runs by Landon Rathmann and Brady Mosendnen helped power Hanska to a 10-5 victory over the Lamberton Long Sox Sunday in a Tomahawk East League game played in Hanska.
The Lakers scored three runs in the first inning and four in the fourth to take a 7-4 lead on their way to the victory.
Colby Pack had a homer and two RBIs for the Long Sox in the loss. Donald Strand was 2-for-5 with a double, Tyler Reiner went 3-for-5 with a double, and Mike Wotschke added three hits and an RBI for Lamberton.
The Long Sox (22-6 overall, 18-4 Tomahawk East) wrap up their regular season schedule Tuesday with a game at Marshall.
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Granite Falls 3,
Sacred Heart 2
The Granite Falls Kilowatts advanced in the losers' bracket of the Corn Belt League playoffs with a 3-2 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday in Sacred Heart.
Granite Falls pitchers Cody Fruin and Tyler Kanten combined to give up just two runs on four hits. Fruin worked the first 4 2/3 innings, giving up two hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Kanten tossed the final 4 1/3 innings, allowing two hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts.
The Kilowatts scored the game's first round in the top of the first when Tyler Dammann and Kanten put together back-to-back doubles. Sacred Heart tied up the game in the second, but Granite Falls went up 2-1 in the fifth when King Richter scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeremy Weiland after Richter opened the inning with a single.
Granite Falls added one more run in the eighth inning, an unearned run, which ended up being the winning run.
The Kilowatts move on to face Raymond at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Raymond.
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Milroy Irish 7,
Tyler Peterson had seven strikeouts and held Windom to five hits and no walks for the Milroy Irish in a 7-1 victory Saturday at Irish Yard. With the victory, the Irish swept the Pirates in their best-of-three Gopher League/First Nite League playoff series.
Peterson also was sharp at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. Dominic Dolan and Derek Riley each finished with three hits for Milroy, which moves to 15-17 overall.
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, Peterson belted a two-run double to score Dolan and Riley.
Advancing to the Region 13-C tournament, the Irish's next opponent will be decided today at a regional meeting.
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W-Kody Johnson, Chad Lindaman (1), Kirby Johnson (6); MI-Tyler Peterson. WP-Peterson. LP-Johnson. 2B: MI-Dominic Dolan, Peterson, Clay Ellis.
Knights blast Rosen, fall to Madison
The Canby Knights had a hot and cold weekend at the plate as they split a pair of games in the Land O' Ducks playoffs in Ortonville.
Saturday, the Knights dismantled the Rosen Express 19-1 in seven innings, piling on 20 hits. But Sunday, Canby's offense slowed greatly against Madison as the Mallards sent the Knights to the losers' bracket with a 5-2 win.
Saturday's game against Rosen was no contest for Canby as their batters roughed up Express pitchers Jeremy Ohm and Ethan Scoblic. Trever Citrowske went 4-for-6 with two doubles and three runs scored. Christopher Nemitz also had a big day, going 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and five RBIs. Peter Haugen added three hits for the Knights in the blowout.
Tony Ross went the distance for Canby on the mound, giving up just two hits and striking out seven batters.
The Knights also got a standout performance from their starter Sunday against Madison, except for one inning. The Mallards struck for five runs in the second inning against Canby's Dusty Roemhild, all coming with two outs, and that proved to be enough to give them the win.
Ross led the Knights' offense in the loss, going 3-for-5 with a double.
Canby (11-11 overall) will play the winner of Friday's game between Ortonville and Dawson at 4 p.m. Saturday in Madison.
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M-Matt Enger, Aaron Olson (8). C-Dusty Roemhild. 2B: C-Tony Ross.