Victory League: Sobieski, Fort Ripley remain unbeaten

Sobieski rattled off two more wins as it improved to 8-0 in Victory League play on the season, as the Skis and Fort Ripley remain the only unbeaten teams left.

Sobieski posted back-to-back 7-1 wins on the weekend, starting by winning over visiting Freeport, June 14.

Tyler Jendro struck out 10 while allowing just one run over eight innings of work, with Beau Hanowski driving in a pair of runs at the plate and striking out the side in order in the ninth.

The Skis then won at St. Wendel, June 15, led by Nate Olson logging seven innings on the mound and going 2-for-5 at the plate.

Joey Hanowski provided a three-hit performance at the plate, with Riley Hirsch and Andrew Gurbada also adding two hits apiece.

Brent Van Heel went 3-for-4 for the Saints.

Also in Victory League action June 13 – 15:


Lastrup 13, Pierz Brewers 3

Lastrup 10, Royalton 2

Lastrup posted back-to-back wins on the same day, topping the visiting Pierz Brewers 13-3, followed by a 10-2 victory at Royalton.

Reggie Litke and Rick Schlieman each went 3-for-4 with a homer and combined to drive in nine runs for Lastrup against Pierz, with Brandon Lochner, Paul Herman, Chad Weiss and Dustin Schmaltz each adding two hits.

Jason Gross scattered 10 hits over six innings to earn the win on the mound.

Eric Boser went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Brewers.

Lastrup’s offense didn’t cool off against Royalton, slugging 15 hits.

Paul Herman and Nate Janson each got three of them, with Brandon Lochner, Rick Schlieman and Reggie Litke all adding two.

Chad Weiss threw five scoreless innings to earn the win.

Matt Merten went 2-for-4 with a run for the Riverdogs.


Upsala 10, Flensburg 1

Upsala plated seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to break open a close game and win 10-1 at Flensburg.

John Fuchs went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Eric Lampert added two hits for Upsala.

Brandon Welinski pitched six shutout innings to earn the win and Chris Ripplinger handled the final three frames to record the save.

Nathan Masog had two hits and Paul Krebs had a hit and three walks for Flensburg.


Randall 10, Holdingford 1

Jeremy Klein went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs as host Randall defeated Holdingford 10-1.

Eddie Wenzel, Pete Herman and Eric Thilquist each went 2-for-5 with a double, while Dusty Parker earned the win by allowing just one run over seven innings.


Avon 4, St. Stephen 2

Adam Harlander pitched five innings of shutout relief and Rick Hendrickson collected four hits to guide Avon to a 4-2 victory at St. Stephen.

Jason Slivnik went 3-for-4 with a run for St. Stephen.


Freeport 5, Opole 2

Peter Burg threw seven strong innings and Josh Vorpahl closed with two perfect frames as Freeport topped visiting Opole 5-2.