Royalton Baseball

Pitcher/Infielder Eric Lampert, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Lampert, the Record’s Player of the Year, was about as consistent as they come in all phases of the game for the Patriots. He went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, striking out a staggering 80 batters with only seven walks in 50 2/3 innings, recording back-to-back complete-game wins in [...]

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Ely squandered plenty of chances, but made the most of the one it did cash in on, defeating Royalton 3-0 in the Class A state baseball consolation semifinals in Jordan, Friday. The Timberwolves left the bases loaded in the first inning, then broke through with three two-out runs in the second. That would prove to [...]

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Royalton didn’t play like a team simply happy to be at state. But after a perfect run through the Section 5A tournament saw the Royals repeatedly find a way to pull out close games, a few missed opportunities, and missed calls, led to a 6-3 defeat to third-seeded Chatfield at Chaska Athletic Park in Thursday’s [...]

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Thursday’s quarterfinals (games played in Chaska) 10 a.m.: #1 BOLD (21-3) vs. Red Lake County (20-5) 12:30 p.m.: #4 New Life Academy of Woodbury (22-4) vs. #5 Springfield (21-2) 3 p.m.: #3 Chatfield (21-3) vs. Royalton (12-10) 5:30 p.m.: #2 New York Mills (23-0) vs. Ely (21-2)   Friday semifinals (games played in Chaska) 12 [...]

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After having an offseason shoulder surgery, it didn’t look like Cade Stang was going to be able to come back for his senior baseball season. A few weeks into his rehab, he wasn’t sure he even wanted to. After winning the Section 5A championship Thursday? “It was worth it,” Stang said. “All that time of [...]

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Sophomore Parker Brezinka came on in relief in the fifth inning of Thursday’s Section 5A championship and extinguished PACT Charter’s last real threat to get back in the game. And then? He went to the bullpen to toss some more warm-up pitches. Of course, the sight of Brezinka, or for that matter freshman Nathan Psyck, [...]

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A liner landed just beyond the reach of an outstretched shortstop. Same for a foul pop up behind the catcher. A bang-bang play at first base didn’t get the final out either. Given the journey Royalton took to get to the moment, though, it hardly should come as a surprise that things didn’t wrap up [...]

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The run differential for Royalton’s first three games of the season was 40-8. Royalton had the eight. In one of those games, the Royals had one hit and struck out 17 times. In another, they got walloped 20-3 by a team that would finish with a losing record. Which is a roundabout way of saying [...]

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Section 6AA East-#2 Little Falls 4, East-#7 Milaca 0 Senior Kyle Boser spun a two-hit, 13-strikeout gem as Little Falls shut out visiting Milaca 4-0. The game was scoreless into the bottom of the third, when the Flyers broke through with a pair without the aid of a hit, scoring when senior Alec Zack was [...]

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