DRS regular season ends Sunday

With less than a week remaining in the regular season, New Market and St. Patrick have clinched berths in the Region 3C playoffs and New Prague and Union Hill are in the driver’s seat for the remaining two automatic berths. Montgomery, St. Benedict and Faribault are still in the hunt, but need to win multiple games over the season’s final days to claim a bye into the playoffs.

The top four teams in the standings will earn a bye to the region playoffs, which start Sunday, July 29. The remaining eight teams will be paired in best-of-three series to determine the final four entrants. Those playoff series are scheduled to start Tuesday, July 24.

Tuesday, July 10 Muskies 8, Lakers 1 Derek Bergstrom struck out 10 and allowed just four hits for the complete game win as New Market defeated Faribault 8-1. Joey Grote started for the Lakers and took the loss, allowing seven hits in six innings while striking out six. New Market’s Brett Herber had the big blow with a grand slam, and Dan Phyle had two hits for the Muskies.

Bulldogs 5, Mallards 4 Union Hill hosted the Mallards for an early week match up. Union Hill collected 11 hits and Montgomery 13, but the Bulldogs prevailed with a 5-4 win. Montgomery took a 4-1 lead early, with Patrick Lloyd and Mike Kocina getting early RBIs. Union Hill scored four runs in the seventh off the bats of Jeff Dietz and Conrad Masberg. Montgomery threatened by loading the bases in the eighth, but starter Dan Feneis worked out of the inning. He got the win, with Masberg getting the save. Bryan Lindmer, Masberg and Dietz had multiple hits for Union Hill, with Lloyd, Mike Flicek, Jake McCabe and Owen Little getting multiple hits for the Mallards. Little took the loss.

Wednesday, July 11 Irish 1, Mudcats 0 Josh Simon went the distance, allowing five hits and striking out eight in a classic pitchers’ duel as St. Patrick defeated Prior Lake 1-0. The only run was scored in the second inning when Seth Ambroz walked and advanced on a bunt by Jack Friedges. Ambroz then stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Ryan Friedges. Topher Rose took the tough luck loss, pitching the complete game, allowing 3 hits. Ben Morrison and Lucas Pumper each notched two hits for the Mudcats.

Friday, July 13 Muskies 9, Warriors 4 New Market had a home run from Brett Herber and two hits by Dan Phyle in a 9- 4 win over Veseli Friday, July 13. Sean Flaherty got the win, striking out nine batters in 5-1/3 innings. Ben Doerr took the loss, striking out 10 and allowing seven hits. None of the Muskies’ nine runs were earned. Veseli had two hits from Corey Friedges.

Sunday, July 15 Bulldogs 10, Aces 6 Eric Bisek had three hits, including a grand slam, and six RBIs as Union Hill defeated Lonsdale 10-6. Bryan Lindner added two hits for the Bulldogs. Derek Masberg started and earned the win. Phil Tisdel took the loss for the Aces, Zach Breeden homered for Lonsdale and he, along with Cole Pint, Thomas Hoppert, Brad Davis and Devin Vosejpka, had two hits each.

Express 21, Sox 0 Elko defeated Webster 21- 0. No details were submitted.

Mallards 9, Warriors 5 A great effort by Dusty Beckius lead the Montgomery Mallards to a 9-5 win over the Veseli Warriors. Beckius struck out seven batters and allowed just two earned runs on eight hits over six innings. Eric Iverson racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Montgomery Mallards. He doubled in the fourth inning. Pat Lloyd, John Krocak, Jake McCabe, Ryan Iverson and Mike Kocina each had one hit for the Mallards. Matt Perkinson had two RBIs on three hits for the Warriors. Bryan Schmitz and Mike Bartusek had two hits each and Ian Cameron and Mason Meyer each had one hit for the Warriors. Schmitz took the loss for the Veseli, going six innings.

Saints 7, Coyotes 6 St. Benedict spotted Shakopee a 6-0 lead, but scored seven runs in the final three innings to take a 7-6 win. Mitchell Martin was the winning pitcher, with Tanner Oakes getting the save. Josh Dvorak took the loss for Shakopee.

Muskies 3, Lakers 1 Nate Rost struck out nine and allowed just three hits in eight innings for a 4-1 win over Faribault. Derek Bergstrom pitched one inning for the save. Egan Bonde took the loss for Faribault. Kyle Henkemeyer had two hits for New Market, and Nick Rost had a double. Ryan Archambault had two hits for the Lakers.

Orioles 7, Irish 3 Justin Novak went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and Aaron Kes and Dan Novak had two hits each as New Prague defeated St. Patrick 7-3. Joel Zimmerman pitched five innings for the win, while James Fuerniss pitched four innings of relief, allowing just two hits. St. Patrick’s Matt Pexa had three hits and Jack Friedges, Jordan Goracke and Ryan Friedges had two hits each. Collin Denk started and took the loss.

Monday, July 16 Mallards 8, Aces 2 Montgomery traveled to Lonsdale for a Monday matchup. Ted Christian started for the Mallards going five innings and picking up the win for the Mallards. Owen Little pitched the remaining four innings to hold Lonsdale to two runs. Joe Sabal started for the Aces going seven innings and giving up three earned runs. The game was tight heading into the top of the ninth when the Mallards scored four runs to make the final 8-2. For Montgomery, Eric Iverson was 4- for-5 with two doubles, and Tom Flicek and Jake Mc- Cabe had two hits each. Zach Chivers had two hits for Lonsdale.

Saints 14, Sox 2 St. Benedict defeated Webster 14-2 at Veseli Monday. No details were provided.

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