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E2, I I ........ ............ www.tricountynews.mn J~ U ...... :~i~:iii~'~E~ AU st 11, 2016 | | ...................... : :. ..................... .Y S ByIean Doran Matua, Editor CLIPPERS AB R H BI It was a pitcher's game Saturday KevinKramer 4 1 1 1 afternoon, Aug. 6, between Lincoln Haugen 4 0 1 1 the Watkins Clippers and the Dan Berg 2 0 0 0 Raymond Rockets. There were no BrendanAshton 4 0 0 0 hits on eithersideuntilthe seventh Heath Kramer 4 0 0 0 inning. Matt Geislinger prevailed Adam Hiltner 3 0 0 0 and the Clippers won, 2-1. Matt Geislinger 4 0 1 0 Geislinger was tagged with Brian Benson 2 1 1 0 the win after striking out Rockets Gary Peters 3 0 0 0 batters. He pitched the full game, Dustin Kramer walking two, allowing the one run Totals 30 2 4 2 of three hits. WP Matt Geislinger Alex Lotthammer, who has LPAlexLotthammer a wicked-fast arm, pitched sixROCKETS AB R H BI innings and took the loss. He Tyler Steen 4 0 1 0 struck out five but allowed both Justin Koenen 4 1 2 1 Clippers runs. Mike Jeseritz 4 0 0 0 In the seventh, with one out Kyle Knott 4 0 0 0 and Brian Benson on base, Kevin Jordan Smith 2 0 0 0 Kramer hit a double line drive to Calvin Kominskas 3 0 0 0 center plating Benson. Lincoln John Sawatzky 3 0 0 0 Haugen hit a sacrifice fly allowing Brett Swanson 3 0 0 0 Kramer to score. Those two hard- Eric Hulterstrum 3 0 0 0 fought runs would mean a ticket Alex Lotthammer 0 0 0 0 to the state tournament for the Cole Christensen Clippers. Totals 30 1 3 1 Justin Koenen hit a dinger to Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E center field to start the bottom of Clippers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 the ninth inning, scoring the only Rockets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 run for the Rockets on the game. Kevin Kramer crosses the plate for the Clippers' second run of Next up the Clippers will face Cold Spring at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Watkins. The state tournament begins the next weekend, co-hosted inLitchfield, DasselandHutchinson. The Clippers, undefeated in the regional tournament, earned a spot on the state tournament bracket. Next week's play will determine which other two teams from the Central Valley League and/or the Cornbelt League will go to state. the day as catcher Tyler Steen tries for the ball. Express season s wi! St. Au usta in Region 11 Brian Marquardt flips the ball to Joey Von Wahlde. The runner, Marcus Lommel, was ruled safe, and Express manager Tom Marquardt was tossed from the game arguing the call. Photo by Mike Nistler. After staving off elimination withoutits No. 3 hitter and starting with a win over Bird Island on shortstop, Jordan Joseph, who ear- Saturday, the Kimball Express lier in the week signed a contract watched their season come toto play with the Madison Mallards an end on Sunday, falling tooftheNorthwoodsLeague.Joseph St. Augusta 10-0. is expected to play next season for It was a quick but bitter end St. Cloud State University. for the Express who last season Not much went right for the advanced further in state com- Express against the Gussies. Every petition than any other Kimball bounce and call seemed to go squad. St. Augusta's way and Kimball man- But this year was different as ager Tom Marquardt was even the baseball gods didn't smile thrown out of the game arguing a down on the Express. close call at second base that helped Joe Von Wahlde started for the the Gussies blow open the game. Express after throwing an inning In Kimball's first elimination ofreliefthedaybefore. Heheldthe game, the Express stayed alive Gussies in check early before the with a 9-2 win over the Bird Island flood gates opened. Kimball was Frogs. LOCAL AMATEUR BASEBALL Class C Regional tournament: Aug. 12-15, all played at Watkins Fri., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., Watkins v. Cold Spring Sat., Aug. 13, 11 a.m., Sacred Heart v. Luxemburg 1:30 p.m., Raymond v. St. Augusta 4 p.m., Raymond/St. Augusta winner v. Sacred Heart/ Luxemburg winner 6:30 p.m., semifinal game Sun., Aug. 14, 11 a.m., Watkins/Cold Spring winner v. winner from Sacred Heart/Luxemburg/Raymond/St. Augusta Class C State tournament: Starts Aug. 19 at Dassel, Litchfield, and Hutchinson 10-0 loss to The Express jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second inning against Bird Island thanks two a solo homerun by Adam Beyer followed by a two-run homer by catcher Zach Sufka. Sufka's blast plated Brian Marquardt who had earlier singled. Brian Marquardt ended the day with a 3-for-4 effort and three RBI. Zach Dingmann got the start and the win for the Express throw- ing seven innings allowing only three hits but five walks. Joey Von Wahlde and Brooks Marquardt each threw a scoreless inning in relief. The Express would put the game out of reach in the seventh scoring five runs. BIRD ISLAND AB R H BI LaneStadther 3 0 0 0 Dillon Gass 4 0 0 0 Tyler Hebrink 1 1 0 0 Shawn Dollerschell 4 1 1 0 LoganSwann 4 0 2 1 Elliot Serbus 4 0 0 1 MasonClark 3 0 0 0 TreyWeisfennig 1 0 0 0 Austin Weis 3 0 1 0 Ben Steffel 3 0 0 0 TOTALS 3O 2 4 2 KIMBALL AB R H BI Austin Ruehle 4 1 2 1 BrooksMarquardt 5 0 0 0 Scott Marquardt 5 1 1 1 AdamBeyer 3 2 2 1 Ben Johnson 3 2 2 1 BrianMarquardt 4 1 3 3 ZachSufka 2 1 1 2 Kyle Winter 3 0 0 0 Joey Von Wahlde 4 1 1 0 TOTALS 33 9 129 Team 123456789 RH E L BirdIsland 000200000 2 4 0 7 Kimball 03000150- 9122 6 It's EASY to renew or subscribe! By mail, phone, fax, WeD, or e-mail. (See order form on page 18.) First baseman Heath Kramer stretches and makes the catch for an out. Staff photos by,lean Doran Matua. ]L~[il [[[[[ Nate Gwost made a run for home, but Express catcher Zach Sufka chased him down and made the tag. Photo by.lean Doran Matua. Brian Marquardt relays the ball from second in the win against the Bird Island Bullfrogs Saturday in Watkins. Photo by Mike Nistler.