By PATRICK SLACK
Flensburg put together ninth-inning threats in each of its games against Sobieski over the weekend.
But the Skis dodged out of trouble in both contests, defeating the Falcons 6-3, June 8, and 5-1, June 9.
In the weekend opener, host Flensburg had the potential tying run at first base and winning run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but Riley Hirsch struck out the side to secure the Sobieski victory.
Joey Hanowski went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Skis, with Hirsch adding a pair of hits.
Beau Hanowski earned the win with five innings of scoreless relief and also collected two hits.
Mitch Gregory went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Jarrett Waldoch picked up two hits for Flensburg.
The scenario was similar the following day in Sobieski, as the Skis celebrated 50 years of amateur baseball in the town with a 5-1 victory.
Tyler Jendro worked eight shutout innings, then gave way to the bullpen with Sobieski ahead 5-0.
Flensburg staged a ninth-inning threat for the second day in a row, scoring once and bringing the tying run to the plate with one out.
The Skis then reinserted Jendro on the mound, holding the Falcons at bay to preserve the win and remain unbeaten in Victory League play.
Royalton 9, Randall 7
Playing 11 innings for the second week in a row, Royalton earned a season split with host Randall, June 8, winning 9-7.
Adam Yourczek and Zach Lanners led the offensive brigade for Royalton, each collecting four hits and two runs.
Jerrod Foss, Nate Benusa, Cade Stang and Hunter Young all added multi-hit games.
Ryan Thilquist went 3-for-5 with a double to lead Randall, with Ryan Stadum, Matt Otremba, Jason Peterschick and Ricky Drew picking up two hits apiece.
St. Stephen 4, Nisswa 3
St. Stephen used a three-run sixth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit and knock off host Nisswa 4-3, June 7.
Aaron Tschumperlin went 3-for-4 with an RBI for St. Stephen, with Nick Krippner working three scoreless innings of relief to nail down the save.
Drew Boland had a pair of hits and reached base five times for the Lightning.