Victory League
The Region 8C tournament will have a familiar feel, as seven of the eight qualifiers from a year ago advanced into this summer’s bracket. That was the maximum number possible after division realignment. Whether or not the same four teams move on to the state tournament is still very much up in the...Read More
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Three of the four regular season division champions advanced through the winners’ bracket unscathed in Victory League postseason action, July 12 – 13, setting the stage for a tense series of elimination games to round out the Region 8C bracket. The division playoffs come to a close July 19 &...Read More
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With a little help from the rest of the East, Buckman entered Wednesday’s road game at Royalton two wins away from a regular season division crown. About as soon as Shawn Lanners hit an early homer to put the Billygoats on the board, it became clear that Buckman would move one win away from an [.....Read More
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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 ...Read More
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Buckman scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to erase a 2-1 deficit and earn a 3-2 victory at Lastrup, Sunday. Shawn Lanners had the game-tying RBI and Nick Lochner had what proved to be the game-winner. Corey Egan added two hits and Mark Kahl homered for Buckman. Paul Herman went 4-for-5 ...Read More
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Upsala and Sobieski were among five teams that remained unbeaten for the season in Victory League play, May 17 – 18, with Upsala defeating Holdingford 7-1 and Sobieski defeating Randall 11-5. Other scores from the weekend included: Avon 5, St. Stephen 3; St. Wendel 4, Flensburg 3; Avon 7, Flen...Read More
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Two undefeated teams are left in each of the four divisions in the Victory League (VL), including Nisswa, Fort Ripley, the Pierz Brewers, Buckman, Upsala, Sobieski, Freeport and St. Stephen. Scores from May 10 – 11 were: Randall 11, Opole 3; Sobieski 8, Holdingford 0; Sobieski 14, Avon 3; Buck...Read More
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Victory League play was finally able to begin in earnest, May 4, after rain washed away all but two games the first two weekends. Game scores were: Freeport 13, Avon 8; Buckman 10, St. Mathias 0; Nisswa 16, Cuyuna Range 6; St. Stephen 7, Holdingford 4; Fort Ripley 11, Pierz Bulldogs 1; Randall 8, St...Read More
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For the second week in a row, weather limited the Victory League to just one game of play. And for the second week in a row, Upsala was the winner of that game, this time topping visiting Avon 8-2, April 26. Matt Swanson was once again the winner, following up his season debut of six [...]...Read More
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After wrapping up last summer with its first trip to state in team history, Upsala began this spring with a 4-0 shutout victory at Opole, April 19, marking the start of Victory League play. Matt Swanson and John Fuchs combined on the shutout, with Swanson scattering six hits over six innings and Fuc...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Sobieski, Lastrup and Avon were all done in at the final weekend of the Class C state amateur baseball tournament for the second year in a row, falling in the round of 16 held in Delano and Maple Lake, Saturday.   Sartell 2, Sobieski 1 I...Read More
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