Upsala-Swanville Area Baseball

Kimball Area and Browerville entered the Section 5A playoffs with the higher seeds. Upsala-Swanville Area entered with Eric Lampert. Advantage Patriots. Lampert took the ball in the first two rounds of the postseason and, like he did throughout the season, put on a clinic in all-around dominance, leading a roster with no other senior starters [...]

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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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Following a dejecting loss the night before in the sub-section finals, Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) showed early signs of life in a Section 5A elimination game against Browerville in Cold Spring, May 29. The Patriots jumped on top right away in the top of the first, scoring twice on a double by junior Austin Johnson. But [...]

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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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Fourth-seeded Royalton slugged four home runs, then sweated out a tense seventh inning as it edged visiting fifth-seeded Upsala 10-9 in Tuesday’s opening round of the Sub-Section 5A West playoffs. Senior Jacquline Nichols led the way, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Sophomores Kayla Eli and Nicole Popp also went deep with [...]

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Royalton’s lineup came at St. John’s Prep from all angles, Tuesday, leading to a 15-5, 6-4 home sweep that vaulted the Royals into the top half of the pack in the Prairie Conference. The offensive fireworks started with senior Cade Stang drilling four hits and driving in three runs in the first game. Juniors Jordon [...]

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It looked like the batter was going to be out. But a dropped fly ball made him safe. Then it looked like the base runner was going to be out. But on a close play at second base he was ruled safe. Except, he thought he was out, and proceeded to get tagged out in [...]

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