ROYALTON - Brett Kramer struck out 16 as the Fort Ripley Rebels clinched the North Division regular-season crown with a 6-1 win over Royalton Sunday.
Kramer threw a complete-game 3-hitter with one walk.
Jim Kramer went 2-for-3 with a walk to lead the Rebels' offense.
By winning the regular-season division title, the Rebels earned an automatic berth in the Region 8C tournament, which begins Aug. 1 at Pierz.
Fort Ripley 6 10 1
Royalton 1 3 2
WP: Brett Kramer. LP: Emil Trutwin.
Buckman 15, Foley 1
BUCKMAN - Joe Kahl blasted a pair of three-run home runs and an RBI single as Buckman dismantled Foley 15-1 Sunday.
Warren Gall also contributed three hits, including a triple, while scoring three runs for the Billygoats, who scored eight runs in the bottom of the first.
Gary Boros was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Foley 1 5 0
Buckman 15 12 1
WP: Jeremy Monson. LP: Alex Turgland. 2B: B-Corey Egan, Gary Boros, Travis Kahl. 3B: B-Warren Gall. HR: B-Joe Kahl 2.
Avon 13, Pierz Bulldogs 2
AVON - Jeff Riley drove in both runs for the Pierz Bulldogs with a two-run double in a 13-2 loss to Avon Sunday.
Pete Herman added two hits for the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs 2 4 1
Avon 13 13 0
WP: Nic Lochner.. LP: Paul Herman. 2B: P-Jeff Riley.
Cuyuna Range 10, St. Mathias 0
CROSBY - Jason Hite was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs as Cuyuna Range defeated St. Mathias 10-0 in seven innings Sunday.
Lance Herbst also tallied two hits while stealing two bases and scoring two runs for the Rangers.
Steve Exsted struck out 11 in a complete game to get the win.
Jake Johnson, Zach Heidmann and Matt Aberle collected the Devils' three hits.
St. Mathias 0 3 2
Cuyuna Range 10 8 1
WP: Steve Exsted. LP: Bill Aamodt.
Lastrup 6, Opole 0
OPOLE - Rick Sczublewski tossed five shutout innings to pick up the win as Lastrup blanked Opole 6-0 Sunday.
Reggie Litke went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while Dave Woitalla and Dan Saehr each added two hits and an RBI for the 11-0 Lakers.
Lastrup 6 13 0
Opole 0 10 2
WP: Rick Sczublewski. LP: Max Posch. 2B: L-Scott Janson, Dustin Schmaltz.
Braves 11, Harding 1
Brandon Wolf finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs to lead Brainerd to a 11-1 seven-inning win against Harding Sunday.
Beau Mertens went 2-2 with a double while John Riewer and Derek Owen each ended up 2-3.
Tony Whitlock was the winning pitcher, fanning eight Dinosaurs through seven innings.
Curt Caughey was 2-4 and scored Harding's lone run.
Harding 1 8 2
Brainerd 11 13 1
WP: Tony Whitlock. LP: Gary Woitalla. 2B: B-Brandon Wolf 2, Beau Mertens.
St. Stephen 17, Brewers 5
PIERZ - Seven different players had multi-hit games as St. Stephen routed the Pierz Brewers 17-5 in seven innings Sunday.
Adam Tschumperlin and TJ Raab hit home runs for the Steves. Tschumperlin was 2-2 and Raab 3-3.
Anthony Turk belted a solo home run and Greg Pohlkamp doubled for the Brewers.
St. Stephen 17 19 3
Brewers 5 6 3
WP: Jake Fiedler. LP: Mike Pohlkamp.
Lastrup 6, Avon 1
AVON - Chad Weiss pitched a complete game,, striking out nine while scattering eight hits, as Lastrup improved its record to 10-0 with a 6-1 victory over Avon Saturday.
Weiss went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to help his cause while Dave Woitalla hit a solo home run in the seventh and finished with two RBIs.
Lastrup 6 13 1
Avon 1 8 2
WP: Chad Weiss. LP: Troy Wunderlich. 2B: Weiss, Scott Janson. HR: Dave Woitalla.
Braves 17, Fort Ripley 7
BRAINERD - Chris Klabo finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs as the Brainerd Braves snapped Fort Ripley's six-game win streak with a 17-7 victory Saturday in eight innings.
John Riewer was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings and also had a double and two RBIs.
Derek Owen also collected two doubles and a pair of RBIs for the Braves.
Brett Kramer hit a two-run home run and tallied three RBIs while Austin Schmolke collected three hits and drove in three runs for the Rebels.
Fort Ripley 7 9 3
Brainerd 17 18 3
WP: John Riewer. LP: Ethan Branum. 2B: Brd-Derek Owen 2, Chris Klabo 2, Riewer. HR: FR-Brett Kramer.
Harding 6, St. Mathias 2
ST. MATHIAS - Dave Rocheleau hit a solo home run to break up Trevor Thompson's no-hitter in the top of the seventh to spark Harding's 6-2 10-inning win over St. Mathias Saturday.
Thompson tossed eight innings, giving up two hits for the Devils, while Zach Heidmann scored a run and drilled a double.
Curt Caughey and Mitch Becker each collected two-run doubles in a five-run 10th for the Dinosaurs.
Harding 6 5 0
St. Mathias 2 8 0
WP: Dan Rocheleau. LP: Jake Johnson. 2B: H-Curt Caughey, Mitch Becker; SM-Zach Heidmann. HR: H-Dave Rocheleau.
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