First weekend of state tourney a hit


The first weekend of play at the 2018 Minnesota Amateur Baseball Tournament was a big hit. More than 2,200 people paid to see eight games over three days at New Prague's Memorial Park Baseball Stadium, including 640 for Friday’s tourney opener, a 7-2 New Prague win over Ortonville. Games were also played in Shakopee and Jordan. Members of the 1973 New Prague High School team were honored before the noon game on Saturday. As a group, the undefeated Minnesota River Conference champions donated $10,000 toward stadium renovation, including the new Czech Deck seating area down the third base line. Jim Lang, an assistant coach for the team, threw out the first pitch while members of the team watched. Receiving the first pitch was Derrick Isaacson, nephew of the late Glenn Busch, a member of the team who helped organize the donation efforts. Isaacson plays for St. Patrick, which won its first round game Saturday. 


Complete results from Sunday’s games and Next weekend’s schedule:


Class C 


at New Prague

Sleepy Eye 9, Elrosa 4

Luxemburg 7, Bluffton 3

Raymond 3, Princeton 0


at shakopee

Lastrup 4, Waterville 3

Maple Lake 5, Windom 0

Faribault 2, Stewartville Racine 0


Class B


at Jordan

Sauk Rapids 6, Coon Rapids 3

Miesville 13, Victoria 3

Moorhead 15, Chaska 7

Cold Spring 9, Shakopee 1



Friday, Aug. 24

Class B

at Shakopee

5 p.m. - Miesville vs. Forest Lake

7:30 p.m. - Dundas vs. Cold Spring


at New Prague

5 p.m. - Moorhead vs. Northfield

7:30 p.m. - Chanhassen vs. Sauk Rapids


Saturday, Aug. 25

at Jordan

Winners bracket games

2 and 5 p.m. 


Class C

Saturday, Aug. 25

at Shakopee

11 a.m. - Sartell vs. Ada

1:30 p.m. - St. Patrick vs. Red Wing

5 p.m.- Buckman vs. Hadley

7:30 p.m. - Maple Lake vs. Midway


at New Prague

11 a.m. - New London-Spicer vs. Chokio

1:30 p.m. - Sleepy Eye vs. Fergus Falls

5 p.m. - Raymond vs Richmond

7:30 p.m.- Young Ameirca vs. Jordan


Sunday Aug. 26

at Shakopee

11 a.m. - Jackson vs. Sobieski

1:30 p.m. - Lake City vs. Milroy

5 p.m. - Lastrup vs. Shakopee

7:30 p.m. - Luxemburg vs. Plato


at New Prague

11 a.m. - Fort Ripley vs. New Market

1:30 p.m. - New Prague vs. Hanska

5 p.m. - Faribault vs. Mora

7:30 p.m. - Belle Plaine vs. Kimball


The tournament concludes with games Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3


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