ST. MATHIAS -- Nine home runs turned into 28 runs for the Brainerd Braves who demolished Clarissa 28-5 in the championship game of the St. Mathias baseball tournament Sunday.
Mike Bjerkness was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the third. Derek Schmeck was 2-2 with a two-run shot in the fifth. Tony Whitlock finished 2-3 with a grand slam in the sixth.
Ryan Thiesse was 3-4 with a three-run homer in the fourth. Chris Studer followed up with a solo shot as he went 3-5. Jason Beyer knocked out a two run shot in the sixth and Jade O'Brien followed him with a solo shot. Adam Browning and Tim Seikas both had homers as well.
Clarissa 000 410 0 -- 5 4 0
Brainerd 019 727 2 -- 28 31 0
Clarissa -- Kip Greenwaldt, Joe Chuchna (6) and Kurt Kuhn; Brainerd -- Luke Weiland, Jeff Barrett (6) and Chris Studer and Marty Hill. WP -- Weiland. LP -- Greenwaldt. Overall -- 9-0.
Braves 12, Minneapolis 1
ST. MATHIAS -- Brad Strieff pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Brainerd Braves over the Minneapolis Blue Sox 12-1 in the St. Mathias tournament Saturday.
Strieff struck out six and allowed only two hits. Nic Hanson helped his teammate going 3-for-5 with two RBI. Chris Studer was 2-4 with two runs and two RBI and Adam Browning was 2-3 with two doubles, two runs and a RBI.
Minneapolis 000 000 010 -- 1 5 0
Brainerd 000 014 133 -- 12 21 0
Minneapolis -- Valeps, Roth and Stolte; Brainerd -- Brad Strieff, Nick Weiland (7) and Chris Studer. WP -- Strieff. LP -- Valeps.
Pierz Bulldogs 11,
Pierz Brewers 10
PIERZ -- It was a battle for bragging rights in Pierz on Sunday as the Bulldogs defeated the Brewers 11-10 in Victory League amateur baseball action.
There were 36 hits between the teams. Jamie Fischer and Shawn Fischer started against on the mound with Jamie recording the win.
For the Bulldogs, John Pohlkamp was 4-for-7 with a double and three RBI and Gary Woitalla was 4-for-6. Dan Rocheleau was 3-for-7 with an RBI. Jamie Fischer, Dean Rocheleau, Mitch Becker, and Clint Sullivan all had two hits for the Bulldogs.
Alvin Kimman was 4-for-6 for the Brewers. Steve Kimman was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI. Bob Pohlkamp had a triple and home run with two RBI. Greg Pohlkamp was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Scott Kimman and Gerard Kimman both had two hits for the Brewers.
Bulldogs 11 20 1
Brewers 10 16 5
WP --Jamie Fischer. LP --Shawn Fischer. HR --Brewers-Steve Kimman, Bob Pohlkamp, Greg Pohlkamp. Overall -- Bulldogs 3-4, Brewers 3-3.
Sobieski 11, Randall 2
Brad Czech threw eight innings to lead the Sobieski Skis to an 11-2 win over the Randall Cubs on Sunday.
The Cubs' Bobby Sanders was 3-for-4 with a double. Nick Prozinski was 2-for-4 with a home run and double, and Dan Strack was 2-for-4. Jason King received the loss as he pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowed 12 hits, struck out nine and walked three.
Randall 2 10 3
Sobieski 11 13 2
WP --Brad Czech. LP --Jason King. HR --S-Troy Olson, Joe Thoma, R-Prozinski. Overall -- R 0-7.
Lastrup 6, St. Wendel 5
ST. WENDEL -- Thanks to a three-run homer by Paul Jenkins, a two-run homer by Reggie Litke and a solo shot by Gabe Stott, the Lastrup Silverspurs defeated St. Wendel 6-5 Sunday.
Litke picked up the win on the mound, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run. He gave up three hits, walked four and struck out six.
Donavon Daiker and Tim Lease were both 2-for-4 for the Spurs.
Lastrup 6 10 1
St. Wendel 5 9 2
WP --Litke. LP --Mike Yurczyk. HR --L-Litke, Jenkins, Stott, STW-Matt Huls, Mark Huls (2). Overall -- L 4-2.
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