3 DRS teams advance to final weekend

New Prague’s Zach Clark gets a big lead for New Prague during the team’s 3-0 win over Hanska Sunday, Aug. 26. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Three of four Dakota-Rice- Scott baseball teams won their second round games at the State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, in New Prague and Shakopee.

St. Patrick played on Saturday in Shakopee and lost 4- 3 to Red Wing. The other three teams, playing consecutive games on Sunday in New Prague, all claimed wins to advance to the tournament’s final weekend. New Market defeated Fort Ripley 4-3, New Prague beat Hanska 3-0 and Faribault defeated Mora 8-0.

There are 16 teams remaining in the tournament, and the goal of each of them is to win four games in three days to claim the state championship. Each team plays Saturday, Sept. 1, and if they win they would need to win in the quarterfinals and the semifinals on Sunday, Sept. 2, to advance to the championship game. That game is scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. at New Prague’s Memorial Park Stadium.

New Prague will play defending state champion Kimball at 1:30 p.m. in New Prague. New Market is scheduled to take on Maple Lake at 5 p.m. Saturday in Shakopee, and Faribault takes on Plato at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in New Prague.

Quarterfinal games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at both Shakopee and New Prague, with both semifinal games scheduled for Shakopee, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Last week’s DRS results Aces 5, Irish 4 St. Patrick led 4-3 late in their second round game against Red Wing, but the Aces scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Irish 5-4 Saturday, Aug. 25, in Shakopee, eliminating St. Patrick from the tournament. Josh Simon started for the Irish, but was relieved by Collin Denk in the fourth inning. Denk took the loss. Derrick Isaacson had three hits and two RBIs for the Irish, with Matt Ambroz and Jack Friedges getting two hits each.

Muskies 4, Rebels 3 Three first-inning doubles, by Scott Lyden, Nate Rost and Tyler Bergstrom gave New Market a 2-0 lead against Fort Ripley. The Rebels scored two runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, but New Market got those back in the bottom of the fifth when Rost lined a single to center, driving in Joe McKibben and Lyden with what proved to be the winning runs. Rost drove in three runs and also was the winning pitcher, going seven innings and striking out 10. Derek Bergstrom pitched two innings and allowed one hit - a solo homer by Fort Ripley’s Dustin Littlefield to lead off the ninth. He got the save.

Orioles 3, Lakers 0 Nathan Sprouls pitched eight-plus shutout innings and Austin Bachman and Eric Wagner had two hits each as New Prague defeated Hanska 3-0 in their second round game Sunday, Aug. 26. Bachman, Dan Shetka and Aaron Kes each had RBI singles for the Orioles. The Orioles’ first run came in the second inning when Eric Wagner singled, then after an 18-minute rain delay, stole second and came home on a base hit by Shetka. Dan Feneis came on in the ninth after a leadoff single and retired all three runners he faced, with Wagner and Bachman both making diving catches in the outfield and Feneis getting a strikeout.

Lakers 8, Blue Devils 0 Matt Lane pitched seven shutout innings as Faribault defeated Mora 8-0 Sunday in New Prague. Lane allowed four hits and struck out eight. Joe Grote had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs for the Lakers. Lane had a double and two RBIs. Jack Helgeson pitched two innings and allowed just one hit and struck out three.

Other highlights from the weekend:

Saturday, Aug. 25 at Shakopee • Sartell scored a run in the top of the first and never trailed, defeating Ada 4-0. Jake Sweeter and Brian Schellinger had two hits each and David Deminsky struck out 16 in a complete game win.

• Buckman jumped to a 7-2 lead and held on to defeat Hadley 7-5. Noah boser had three hits and Lane Girtz had two hits and two RBIs for the Billygoats. Nate Dechaine got the win.

• A six-run fifth inning propelled Maple Lake to an 8-2 win over Midway. Hunter Malechek had a two-run triple for the Irish and Mitch Wurm also had two RBIs. Malecheck sruck out eight in eight innings to get the win. at New Prague

• After falling behind 2-0, New London-Spicer finally got on the board with two in the fourth and kept the offense going for a 12-3 win over Chokio. Wyatt White had four hits and six RBIs for the Twins. Scott Rambow had three hits and three RBIs. Austin VerSteeg got the win.

• Sean Mathiowetz threw a two-hitter to lead Sleepy Eye past Fergus Falls 3-0. Andrew Woitas and Joey Watler had three hits each for the Indians.

• Tyler steen had three hits and three RBIs as Raymond defeated Richmond 5-2. Alex Lothammer got the win, striking out eight in six innings.

• After Jordan tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Young America answered with four runs in thesixth as they defeated Jordan 5-1. Isaac Hormann had two hits, including a double for the Cardinals. Josh Lenz struck out 13 and allowed just three hits for the complete game win. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Shakopee

• Jack Hegarty allowed just one hit and struck out 15 to lead Sobieski to a 2-0 win over Jackson. Beau Hanowski had two hits for the Skis.

• Lake City scored three in the eighth and added one in the ninth to defeat the Milroy Yankees 4-1. Matt Miller and Logan Thomas each had three hits for the Serpents. Ryan Wolfe got the win, with Kyle Sursely getting a save. Riley Carpenter homered for Milroy.

• An eight-run fifth inning led Hutchinson to a 12-2 win over Lastrup. Jayden Juergensen had four hits and three RBIs and Jake Wendland had three hits and three RBIs. Jayden Fleck added three hits. Evan Kohli pitched six innings and struck out eight for the win.

• Chris Odegaard’s RBI doube drove in Mitchell Pinske with the game’s only run in the seventh inning as Plato defeated Luxemburg 1- 0. p Odegaard was the winning itcher, allowing seven hits and striking out eight in nine innings for the Bluejays. at New Prague

• Belle Plaine led 2-0, but scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Tigers 5-2. Adam Beyer had two hits and an RBI and Scott Marquadt had two RBIs as well. Ben Johnson struck out 13 in eight innings for the win, with Zak Wallner getting the save for the Express, striking out two.

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