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PAGE 6 June 2, 2016 ............................... Express need extra innings torunners on frst and third and one vanquish Gussies out, Adam Gwost hit a line drive By Mike Nistler toward the right field line. Winter It took the Kimball Express 11 dove, caught the ball, and tagged innings but the home team finally first to complete the unassisted came away with a 7-6 win over double play. the St. Augsuta Gussies Sunday, The Express answered withtwo May 29, to keep a perfect 7-0 record in the bottom of the second when in Central Valley League play (8-1 Brian Marquardt singled to get the overall), inning started and Zach Keufier Kimball scored the game win- followed with a walk. Catcher Troy ner when Brooks Marquardt led Filzen then flew to right but the off the bottom half of the llth with ball was dropped. When the throw a single. Austin Ruehle laid down a from right field went past the sec- sacrifice bunt sending Marquardt ond baseman, Marquardt scare- to second. That brought up desig- pered home with Kimball's first nated hitter Scott Marquardt who run of the game. With runners on had gone 0-for-5 on the day. But first and second, Winter missed on the veteran singled to score his two bunt attempts before hitting a brother and send the local fans soft fly into left that landed on the home happy, grass. Filzen was forced out at sec- Joey Von Wahlde started for the ond but Keufler ended up safely on Express and went 5 2/3 innings third. Brooks Marquardt popped allowing six runs and 10 hits. Von up for the second out of the game Wahlde struggled with control but Austin Ruehle's single to left issues for much of the game and plated Kuefler. That brought up was relieved by Matt Dingmann designated hitter Scott Marquardt who threw22/3 innings anddidn't who hit a deep blast to right field allow the Gussies to score another that Aaron Fruth made a spec- run. He was relieved by Zach tacular diving catch to end the Kuefler, who started the game at inning. shortstop in place of regular short- The Gussies would reclaim the stop Jordan Joseph. Keufler threw lead in the third scoring three the final 2 2/3 innings and allowed more runs, including one off a only one hit while striking out deep homerun to left by Nate three. Laudenbach. Travis Laudenbach started and Kimball would add single runs went five innings before giving in the third, fourth and fifth to tie way to the eventual losing pitcher, the game only to see the Gussies Aaron Fruth, who started the score once in the top of the sixth to game in right field, take a 6-5 lead. The Gussies scored twice in the The Express would again first, thanks to a walk by Marcus knot the score in the bottom of Lommel, a single by Dustin the seventh thanks to a Brooks Schultzenberg and a double by Maurquardt single, a stolen base Nate Laudenbach. The dam- and an infield error bythe Gussies. age in the first could have been That's the way the score stood worse had it not been for a spar- untilthe llth. kling defensive play by Kimball Kimball third baseman Ben first baseman Kyle Winter. With Johnson made a spectacular play Brooks Marquardt slides home safely with one afternoon, May 29. Staff photo by Mike Nistler, in the top of the eighth when lead- off hitter Aaron Fruth hit a one- hop missle that appeared to be headed to left field for a hit. But Johnson dove to his left, snared the ball that already appeard to be by him, bounced to his feet and fired a missle to first to record the out. The Express also dodged a bullet in the ninth. With run- ners on first and second and two out, Manager Tom Maquardt vis- ited the mound to talk to Kuefler. Most in the stands and on the field assumed it was to settle down the young righthander. Instead, Marquardt reminded Kuefler that baserunner Matt Skaja was stray- ing a bit far from the bag and sug- gested a pickoff play at second. Kuefler went into the stretch, wheeled around and fired a per- fect throw to second baseman Brian Marquardt for the pickoff of Kimball's runs as the Express top the Gussies on a perfect Sunday andthethirdoutoftheinning. ST.AUGUSTA AB R H BI Hitting stars for the Express Marcus Lommel 4 2 3 1 included leadoff hitter Ruehle, Dusty Schultzenberg 4 1 1 1 who went 4-for-5 with two RBI, Nate Laudenbach 5 1 2 3 Filzen who was 3-for-6 with a run Adam Gwost 5 1 2 0 scored, and No. 9 hitter Brooks Aaron Fruth 5 0 1 0 Marquardt who was 3-for-5 with Brady Grafft 5 1 2 1 three runs scored. Dan Swan 4 0 1 0 "He's got to be the best number Mitch Gwost 5 0 0 0 nine hitter in the league," man- Matt Skaja 3 0 1 0 ager Marquardt said of his cen- TOTALS 40 6 13 6 terfielder. Brooks Marquardt has KIMBALL AB R H BI been a top-of-the-order hitter for Austin Ruehle 5 0 4 2 the Express for years, but in recent Scott Marquardt 6 0 1 1 weeks the team has experimented Adam Beyer 6 0 1 0 with putting his bat down in the Ben Johnson 4 1 2 1 order and it has paid off. Brian Marquardt 4 1 2 0 The Express registered 17 hits Zach Kuefier 5 1 1 1 on the day and stranded 18 base- Troy Filzen 6 1 3 0 runners. All of Kimball's hits were Kyle Winter 5 0 0 0 singles. Brooks Marquardt5 3 3 0 The Gussies, who were led by TOTALS 46 7 17 5 Lommel's 3-for-4 day, had 13 hits WP: Zach Kuefler and left eight runners stranded. LP: Aaron Fruth vav~dCtc~a 32nd Anniversary Heart of Minnesota m Saturday, June 11, 2016 mc..o.e,.,.mm 6:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. HORSESHOE CHAIN .OF LAKES BONUS DRAWINGS Pi'izOS in Each CategoRt.w.b.d at 1st Place - $300 2.dP,ace-S200 3rd Place- $100 4th Place- $50 Longest Fish Awarded $50 Categories: 1, 2, 3 & 6 1. NORTHERN PIKE (22" minimum) 2. WALLEYE (15" minimum) 3. BASS (14" minimum) 4. CRAPPIES (5 fish) 5. SUNFISH (10 fish) 6. CATFISH (20" minimum) Sponsored by: Riverside Resort Cold Spring Record Riverside Resort ,,? OValue 2. $UO Casino Pdze S.StOOcuh 4.SSOcuh Contest Station at Riverside Resort 21026 State Hwy 22. C~ncession stand at Riverside Resort EiS,m, le~wJ Limited Fre6 paddltlg aed boat $3S per peasen includes button and chance of winning ow.r $5,000 in plzes, prizes based on 400 entries. lUl erbHm Le~ lh~ ~S~i~A]Se ~ ~ WI~ GET YOUR BUTTON: At one of the local business er send a check to: Riclamond Civic & Commerce.C.ssn. P,O. Box 3L55, Richmond, MN. 56368 Or call (320)597-5300 ~ C~ & Cmnmerce AUL, ByJean Doran Matua, Editor walking two, and striking out two. The Watkins Clippers jumped Scoring in the first inning were ahead in the top of the first inning Kevin Kramer (#3) and Dan Berg; with two runs, and they never Kramer scored again in the sec- looked back. Another run in the ond; scoring in the fourth were second, three runs in the fourth, Gary peters, Matt Geislinger and and five runs in the fifth, the Berg; and crossing the plate in the Clippers won 11-0 at St. Nicholas. fifth were Peters, Kevin Kramer, The Nicks were kept to a single hit Lincoln Haugen, Berg, and Matt in the game, and that not until the Geislinger. sixth inning. The game ended after seven Geislingerhad four RBIs on two innings because of the ten-run hits: a single in the first inning rule. and a double in the fourth. He also The Clippers next host the pitched the first five innings, with Cold Spring Springers at 3 p.m. 10 strike-outs, two walks, and no Saturday, June 4. Their next game hits. TJ Frericks pitched the final also is at home, hosting Elrosa at two innings, allowing one hit, noon Saturday, June11. LOCAL A/V TEUR BASEBALL Wed., June 1, 7:30 pm, St. Nicholas Nicks at Cold Spring Silver Springers Sat., June 4, 11:30 am, Kimball Express at Fergus Falls Hurricanes Sun., June 5, 2 pm, Pearl Lake Lakers at St. Nicholas Nicks Wed., June 8, 7:30 pm, Pearl Lake Lakers at Litchfield Blues Wed., June 8, 7:30 pm, St. Nicholas Nicks at Cold Spring Rockies Fri., June 10, 6:30 pro, Luxemburg Brewers at Roscoe Rangers Sat., June 11, 12 noon, Elrosa Saints at Watkins Clippers Sat., June 11, 2:15 pm, Pearl Lake Lakers vRoscoe Rangers at Watkins Sat., June 11, 4:30 pm, St. Augusta Gussies v Farming Flames at Watkins Sat., June 11, 5:45 pm, New Munich Silver Streaks at Kimball Express Sat., June 11, 6:45 pm, Luxemburg Brewers v Meire Grove Grovers at Watkins Sun., June 12, 2 pm, Kimball Express at St. Nicholas Nicks Sun., June 12, 2 pm, Luxemburg Brewers at Eden Valley Hawks Sun., June 12, 2 pm, St. Augusta Gussies at Cold Spring Rockies Sun., June 12, 2 pm, Watkins Clippers at Pearl Lake Lakers CLIPPERS AB R H BI Kevin Kramer 3 3 1 0 Brian Benson 1 0 0 0 Lincoln Haugen 4 2 2 2 HunterMathies 2 0 0 0 DanBerg 2 3 1 2 Travis Linn 1 0 ' 0 0 HeathKramer 2 0 0 0 Carter Geislinger 1 0 0 0 Matt Geislinger 3 1 2 4 TlFrericks 1 0 0 0 Adam Hiltner 2 0 1 0 LoganLinn 5 0 2 1 RobDoboszinski 3 0 2 1 GaryPeters 1 2 0 0 Totals 31 111110 WP Matt Geislinger LP Derek Kuechle NICKS AB R H BI TravisHansen 3 0 0 0 Robert Lutgen 2 0 0 0 Tanner Anderson 3 0 0 0 Jeff Lutgen 3 0 0 0 JonHofer 2 0 1 0 CoryGraft 2 0 0 0 HunterAhrens 3 0 0 0 BretHofer 3 0 0 0 Derek Kuechle 2 0 0 0 Totals 23 O 1 0 Team 123456789 R H E Clippers 2103500 -- 11111 Nicks 0000000 -- 0 11