Legion team drops 3 straight

The New Prague American Legion Post 45 Baseball team lost three games last week, falling to Austin 3-2 and losing both ends of a doubleheader with Rosemount.

The team has a 2-5 record and was scheduled to face Jordan Wednesday, June 27, at home. They will compete this weekend in a tournament in Mankato, with pool opponents including Mankato National, Sleepy Eye and River Falls WI.

New Prague’s game with Northfield scheduled for June 18 was postponed due to rain and their June 25 game with Apple Valley was cancelled.

Austin 3, New Prague 2 New Prague lost a 3-2 game to Austin, leaving the winning run on base in the seventh inning after falling behind 3-1.

New Prague scored a run in the first on an RBI single by Brandon Kincade, scoring Collin Dorzinski to tie the game at 1-1. Austin took a 3- 1 lead off starter Mitch Shambour, adding single runs in the third and fifth innings.

In the bottom of the seventh, Ethan Shimota had a leadoff walk and scored on a base hit by Dorzinski. Post 45 had two runners on but couldn’t bring in the tying run.

Shambour pitched five innings and allowed nine hits while striking out three. Spencer Kajer pitched the final two innings, striking out two and allowing no hits.

Dorzinski and Bryce Simon had two hits each for New Prague.

Rosemount 11, New Prague 4 Rosemount scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 5-1 lead and went on to an 11-4 win over New Prague in the first game of a doubleheader.

New Prague got its first run when Dorzinski walked and scored on an RBI single by Shambour. Dorzinksi scored the team’s second run in the fourth, again with Dorzinski walking and coming around to score. New Prague had just three hits in the game, but had eight walks and all four runs came from batters who reached base via a walk.

Frank Ruzicka started for New Prague and went....

To see more on this story pick up the June 28, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times.

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