BUCKMAN -- The Buckman Billygoats scored five runs in the second inning and coasted to a 9-5 Victory League East Division amateur baseball playoff victory Sunday.
Adam Carlson pitched eight innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He struck out six and walked six. Todd Robinson earned the save as he shut down Pierz in the final inning.
Dave Woitalla hit a solo home run for Buckman and Brandon Lochner was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Robinson, Scott Boser, Wade Bauer and Joe Kahl were all 2-5.
Scott Kimman was 2-2 for Pierz and Alvin Kimman was 2-4. Alex Gruber and Dan Kimman were both 1-3.
Buckman drafted Reggie Litke of Lastrup and Shawn Fischer of the Pierz Bulldogs for the Region 8C tournament, which starts Saturday at Pierz.
The Brewers, who will be seeded second, drafted Jason Gross and Dan Saehr, both of Lastrup.
Brewers 5 7 6
Buckman 9 12 0
WP -- Adam Carlson. LP -- Jason Sadlovsky. S -- Todd Robinson HR -- Buck- Dave Woitalla.
Sobieski 12, Upsala 7
SOBIESKI -- Jeff Thoma went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Craig Kern was 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead the Skis to the Victory West playoff title Sunday.
Simon Waltman pitched seven innings to get the win. He gave up three hits and struck out five.
Sobieski drafted Jason King of Randall and Kevin Mertens of St. Mathias. Upsala took Joey Tautges of St. Mathias and Chad Weiss of St. Mathias.
Upsala Blue Jays 2 3 5
Sobieski Skis 12 19 2
WP: Simon Waltman. LP: Dan Gerads
Braves No. 1 seed
The Brainerd Braves earned the North Division's No. 1 seed and will play the Upsala Blue Jays 5 p.m. Saturday in the opening round of the Region 8C tournament.
Harding is the North's second seed and plays the Sobieski Skis at 7:30 p.m.
Buckman will play the Avon Lakers at 11:30 a.m. and the Brewers will play the Holdingford Express at 2 p.m.
All games are at Pierz.
Losers bracket games are at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Winners bracket games are at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
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