Victory League
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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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] For the second year in a row, Sobieski, Lastrup and Avon all advanced to the final weekend of the Class C amateur state baseball tournament. And not without a few theatrics. While Region 8C champion churned out another victory behind another ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Lastrup and Avon rode the strength of their aces into the second round of the Class C state amateur baseball tournament, while Upsala’s first trip to state ended with a 4-1 defeat. Sobieski also moved on to the second round by virtue of a b...Read More
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A week after becoming the first team all season to scratch across an earned run on Tyler Jendro, the Lakers became the first team to pick up a win when the Sobieski ace was on the mound. It still wasn’t enough. After coming through the consolation bracket, Avon edged previously unbeaten Sobieski 1...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Year after year, Scott Biniek watched. Stuck in one of the state’s toughest amateur baseball regions, with that region’s perennial power in their own division, Biniek watched other teams go onto the state tournament before his Upsala Blue...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] The battle for the final remaining spots in the Victory League’s Region 8C tournament included a dramatic 15-inning win by Upsala, a rally by Freeport and one-run victories by Buckman and St. Stephen, Saturday. On Sunday, Fort Ripley, Lastr...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Lastrup, Sobieski and Avon clinched spots in their respective division finals in the second week of the Victory League playoffs, July 13 – 14.   West Division After both teams advanced past the first round with ease, Sobieski and U...Read More
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Victory League scores from July 5 – 6: Avon 10, Holdingford 1 Fort Ripley 11, St. Mathias 1 Fort Ripley 8, Freeport 2 Avon 5, Holdingford 2 Nisswa 8, St. Mathias 3 St. Wendel 4, Opole 3 St. Stephen 9, Cuyuna Range 6 Fort Ripley 13, St. Stephen 3...Read More
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