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PAGE 6 2016 II By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Clippers were the first to score Friday evening, July 22, with a double RBI by Matt Geislinger in the second, scoring Adam Hiltner. The game was tied in the third, but another two runs by the Clippers in the fourth kept them ahead on the scoreboard for the rest of the game. Gary Peters' double RBI plated both Hiltner and Geislinger. The four runs in the sixth were frosting on the cake. Kevin Kramer singled to right field plating Brian Benson. Hunter Mathies scored after a rundown between third and home. Kramer scored on a catcher error. Lincoln Haugen scored on a wild pitch. The Watkins Clippers would defeat the Elk River Wood Ducks in a non-league game, 7-3. Matt Geislinger would take the win, allowing only two hits and one earned run; he walked two and struck out six during his five innings on the mound. TJ Frericks pitched 2.2 innings, allowing six hits and two runs. Dan Berg pitched 1.1 inning and allowed only one hit and striking out one. Tucker Morrell would be tagged with the loss, allowing seven runs in seven innings; he walked one and struck out five. Elk River scored one in the third, and two in the eighth, but their efforts weren't enough to mount an effective comeback. WOOD DUCKS AB R H BI Mack Riley 5 0 0 0 Eric Nyquist 4 1 3 0 BrennenBeese 3 1 2 1 Aaron Pipenhagen 3 0 0 0 Devin Quigley 3 0 0 0 Cory Kaminski 4 0 0 0 Kevin Books 4 1 3 0 Jordan Brown 4 0 0 0 Tucker Morrell Totals 33 3 9 2 WP Matt Geislinger LP Tucker Morrell CLIPPERS AB R H BI Kevin Kramer 5 1 2 1 Lincoln Haugen 5 I 2 I DanBerg 4 0 0 0 Brendan Ashton 4 0 1 0 Heath Kramer 3 0 2 0 Rob Doboszinski 1 0 0 0 Adam Hiltner 4 2 0 0 Matt Geislinger 1 1 1 1 TJ Frericks 2 0 0 0 Brian Benson 3 1 1 0 Gary Peters 2 0 1 2 Hunter Mathies 2 1 1 0 Dustin Kramer Travis Linn Totals 36 7 II 5 Team 123456789 RHE Woodies 001000020 3 9 2 Clippers 01020400X 711 0 Brian Benson hits a grounder to the infield in the sixth inning against Elk River. He would round the bases and score on a single RBI by Kevin Kramer; run number four for the Clippers. Staffphoto by Jean Doran Matua. Region 11 Tournament play begins Saturday, July 30, with both Watkins and Cold Spring hosting. (See schedule below.) Region 11 includes the Central Valley League (eight teams) and the Cornbelt League (six teams). The final two weekends of the tournament will be played in Watkins. The Clippers are ranked first in the CVL. They first play at noon Sunday, July 31, either No. 4 in CVL St. Augusta or No. 5 in Cornbelt League (those two teams play at noon Saturday, July 30). This is their only game the first weekend of the tournament. The State Tournament is being hosted this year in Dassel, Litchfield and Hutchinson. Play begins Friday, Aug. 19, after the regional tournaments are finished. The top four teams from each region will fill the 48-team state tournament brackets. Clippers' Hunter Mathies eventually scored in the sixth after a rundown between third and home. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. LOCAL AMATEUR BASEBALL Class C Regional tournament: luly 30-31 Sat., July 30, 3 pm, Kimball v. Willmar @ CS Sun., July 31, 12 noon, Watkins v. St. Augusta or Granite Falls @Wat. Sun., July 31, 2:30 pm, Kimball may play (if win 7/30) @ CS Sun., July 31, 5 pm, Kimball may play (if lose 7/30) @ Wat. Class C Regional tournament: Aug. 5-7, all played at Watkins Fri., Aug. 5, 8 pm, Watkins may play (if lose 7/31) Sat., Aug. 6, 6:30 pm, Watkins may play (if win 7/31) Sun., Aug. 7, 12 noon, Kimball may play (if win 7/31) Class C Regional tournament: Aug. 12-15, all played at Watkins Class C State tournament: Starts Aug. 19 at Dassel, Litchfield, and Hutchinson Sign yourteam up today for i iii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii: :iiiiii;i i Watkins Annual Kraut-N-Wurst Days Saturday, August 6 00% Hurw Li tea playoutS! Teams Contact Flavian: (320) 764-5491 or Rob (320) 260-3082 Express begin regional play Saturday in Cold Spring By Mike Nistler The Kimball Express, the No. 3 seed out of the Central Valley League, will play Willmar, the No.6 seed from the Corn Belt League, in regional competition at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Cold Spring. The Express go into the game after falling 9-5 to the Class B perennial poweflaouse, Cold Spring Springers, 9-5 on Wednesday night. The Express jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning and held that lead until the fourth. Ben Johnson pitched the first two innings giving up four hits and only one run while striking out three. Matt Dingmann came on and pitched the next three frames reglona allowing seven hits and five runs. Ben Johnson Andy Dingmann pitched two innings allowing three hits and two runs and Brooks Marquardt pitched the eighth inning allow- ing two hits and one run. At the plate Adam Beyer and Zach Sufka each collected two hits apiece. Jack Arnold started for the Springers and pitched five innings allowing seven hits and four runs to register the win. Justin Thompson pitched the final four frames allowing only two hits and one run. Alex Jungels, Brad Olson and Ryan Holthaus each stroked three hits apiece for the Springers who registered 16 hits on the night. KIMBALL EXPRESS AB R H BI Austin Ruehle 5 1 1 0 Scott Marquardt 5 0 1 1 Jordan Joseph 1 2 0 0 Adam Beyer 5 1 2 0 4 1 1 1 Zach Dingmann 1 0 0 0 ZachSufka 4 0 2 2 Troy Filzen 3 0 1 1 Andy Dingmann 1 0 0 0 Brady Faber 4 0 0 0 Brooks Marquardt 4 0 1 0 TOTALS 37 5 9 5 COLD SPRING AB R H BI Brian Hansen 4 11 2 Joe Dempsey 5 11 0 Drew VanLoy 4 22 0 Alex Jungels 4 23 1 Max Fuchs 0 10 0 ZachFemrite 3 00 0 Justin Thompson 1 01 0 Brad Olson 5 13 3 RyanHolthaus 5 03 2 Jordan Barth 5 12 1 Tyler Geislinger 3 00 0 TOTALS 39 916 9 Team 123456789 RHEL Kimball 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 9 1 10 Springers 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 - 9 16 1 11 Schefers Family recognized as a 2016 Stearns County 'U of M Farm Family' The Schefers family of Paynesville has been named Stearns County's "2016 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The Schefers' farm in Stearns County was first purchased in 1943 by brothers Ken and Ralph Schefers' father. The farm has been in the family ever since. In 1979, Ken and his wife Julie, along with Ralph, purchased the farm and formed Schefers Brothers Partnership. This year Ken and Julie's son, Jason, joined the operation as a partner. The Schefers farm 500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. They milk 75 registered Holsteins and raise 130 head of young stock. Other family members contribute to the success of the farm includ- ing Joe, Jeremy and Jon Schefers. The Schefers participate in soil and water quality programs and they host farm tours for FFA judg- ing practice and dairy education. The family also hosts Extension meetings and University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine student rotations. The families will be officially recognized in a ceremony at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the annual Farmfest near Redwood Falls. Profiles of the 2016 honor- ees and information on the rec- ognition event can be found at Families were selected by their local county Extension commit- tees for a demonstrated commit- ment to enhancing and support- ing agriculture and agriculture production. "These farm families are a major driver of Minnesota's econ- omy and the vitality of Minnesota's rural communities," said Bey Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension. "The University of Minnesota is proud to recognize these farm families for their contributions to agricul- ture and their communities." Alongwith Farmfest, University units sponsoring the recogni- tion event include University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Farmfest runs Aug. 2 to 4 at the Gilfillan Estate, near Redwood Falls, Minn. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 3, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. Admission is $12 per person, and those 18 and under are admit- ted free. More information on Farmfest is available at www.