By Tyler Ohmann
The Buckman Billygoats took care of business Sunday, June 14.
The Goats beat division opponent Royalton, 9-2, in Royalton early in the afternoon. Later on, they took down St.
In the first game, Buckman led throughout, leading 9-0 through eight innings. Starter Corey Egan scattered five hits in a scoreless seven-inning outing. He also led the Billygoat batting attack with two hits, an RBI and a run.
“Today we got a chance to get everybody in, and it’s nice to have the luxury of having that many guys,” said Billygoats manager Paul Oldakowski.
Steve Hoff led the Royalton effort with a 3-for-4 day, a double, an RBI and a run.
The second game went nearly as well for Buckman as it cruised past the Saints.
Jeremy Monson earned the win on the hill, striking out seven in six innings of work. He also drove in two runs at the dish.
“We’ve been pretty consistent all year,” Oldakowski said. “We’ve got a lot of kids who can play.”
The wins pushed Billygoats to 7-2. They also hosted the undefeated Avon Lakers, Saturday, but results were unavailable by press time.
Next for Buckman is a home game against the Pierz Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 21.
Royalton played at St. Stephen, Saturday, June 20, but results were unavailable. The Riverdogs play at the Pierz Brewers, Sunday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.
The Billygoats still look up to the East Division leading Lastrup Lakers, who won their league-best eighth game Saturday, June 13.
“We’re hoping that if they slip up we’ll still be right on their tail,” Oldakowski said.
The Lakers did not in a Saturday, June 13 win over Holdingford.
Lastrup drew 13 walks and three hit batsmen in the 9-4 victory.
Dan Saehr led the offense with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored.
On the hill, Chad Weiss earned the win, going six innings. Brad Meyer struck out six in the final three innings, and earned a save.
Lastrup will play twice Sunday, June 21, against south division opponents Avon and Freeport.
The Pierz Brewers evened their record to 5-5 with an 11-9, come from behind win over St. Stephen Sunday, June 14.
The Brewers trailed 8-2 entering the sixth inning.
Their luck changed that inning, as Dylan Kummet began a rally with a three-run homer. He finished with four hits.
The Brewers scored six more in the seventh inning to secure a win.
Eric Boser also hit a dinger amidst the offensive explosion.
The Brewers host Royalton at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 21.
The final east division game of the weekend was a Pierz Bulldogs loss to Avon, 11-5, Sunday, June 14.
The Bulldogs committed seven errors and allowed 11 walks in the loss.
Brandon Kiel took the loss on the mound, but also had an RBI double and scored a run.
The Bulldogs play in Buckman at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 21.
Sobieski climbs atop West Division standings
Sobieski earned an 8-0 shutout victory Saturday, June 13, over division rival Randall to take over sole ownership of first place in the division.
Tyler Jendro sailed through seven innings of work, striking out six and allowing just one hit.
Riley Hirsch kept the shutout intact in the final two innings, and also led the Skis at the plate with a 3-for-5 day and three RBIs.
Kyle Boser took the loss on the mound for Randall, but had one of Randall’s three hits.
Sobieski continued its ascent in the Victory League with a 15-1 win in seven innings against St. Mathias, Sunday, June 14.
Cole Jendro and Scott Litchy combined to shut down the Devils, allowing just two hits.
The Skis on the other hand smacked the ball to the tune of 15 hits. Collin Eckman had three of those hits, including two doubles.
Thomas Miller hit a two-run home run.
Randall bounced back Sunday, June 14, with a 12-6 win over Cuyuna.
Brett Strack scored three times and drove in three runs for the Cubs in the win.
Ricky Drew and Eddie Wenzel each had a pair of hits and scored twice.
Randall will host a doubleheader Sunday, June 21. The Cubs will play Opole at 1:30 p.m., and Fort Ripley at 4 p.m.
The final west division game of the week was a 9-4 win by Upsala over division-rival Flensburg.
Ike and Luke Thoma each homered in the game for Flensburg, who led early on.
However, the Blue Jays got a home run of their own from Brady Burggraff, who had three hits total and three RBIs.
Brock Cichon scored twice and had two RBIs for the Jays.
Upsala, now 4-2, played at Nisswa, Saturday, June 20, but results were unavailable by press time. The Jays host St. Mathias at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 21.
Flensburg (1-6) played at Sobieski, Saturday, June 20, but results were unavailable by press time.
In other amateur action, Fort Ripley lost 5-4 to Sauk Rapids (a Class B team), Wednesday in non-league action.
Other scores from Victory League play included Avon 3, St. Stephen, and Holdingford 7, St. Wendel 6.