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Richmond catcher Cole Schmitz gave it his best shot, but could not hold on to a foul pop-up as the Royals faced Elrosa in the Region 15C playbacks.
Richmond needed a ninth-inning rally to survive in the first round of the playbacks.  The score was tied 5-5 after eight innings. Elrosa had found ways to convert nine hits into five runs, and Richmond took advantage of Elrosa misplays to stay with the Saints. An error figured into the final run of the game. Kyle Budde reached on an error. Back-to-back bunt singles by Dalton Thelen and Alex Budde loaded the bases. With one out Trent Gertken singled in Kyle Budde with the game-winning run. Matt Schmitz and Ethan Vogt had two hits for Elrosa and Cody Eichers doubled.  The loss ended Elrosa's regional play.

(Left Photograph) Jackson Peter’s race to first came up just a bit short as Richmond’s Kyle Budde caught the throw to retire Peter in the playoffs at Richmond.  The bunt to move up Kevin Kuefler (4) to second base. Kuefler later scored.  (Right Photograph) Alex Budde managed to reach second before the tag was applied by Elrosa’s Matt Schmitz Aug. 4 in the Region 15C Playbacks in Richmond.  Budde was credited with a stolen base.

Errors Doom Saints in Region 15C Opener, 5-4 Loss to Lake Henry

(Herman Lensing Blog)

Grant Ludwig of Lake Henry received congratulations after he struck out the final batter of the game to preserve the 5-4 win for Lake Henry Aug. 2 in the win Elrosa at Farming.
Two solid pitching efforts and home runs highlighted the 5-4  Lake Henry win. Lake Henry took a 1-0 fifth inning lead on Aaron Savelkoul’s home run. Elrosa cut into Lake Henry’s 5-0 lead on Ethan Vogt’s three-run eighth inning home run. The Lakers took advantage of four Elrosa errors and hits by Adam Miller, Jason and Josh Kampsen to score the runs. Elrosa, which had a good relief pitching effort by Austin Imdieke, had the tying run on first after walks to James and Kevin Kuefler and a rbi single by Jackson Peter. Grant Ludwig, pitching in relief of starter Jason Kampsen, struck out the only batter he faced for the save. Vogt struck out 11 and Imdieke three. Jason Kampsen struck out 13 batters.

(Left Photograph) Shane Kampsen indicated he was safe after stealing second despite the efforts of Ryan Olmscheid (front) and Matt Schmitz. (Right Photograph) Austin Imdieke struck out three batters in a scoreless relief appearance Aug. 2 against Lake Henry in Farming. Elrosa pitchers struck out 14 batters in the 5-4 loss.


August 5, 2019

2019 Region 15C Bracket

Saints Clinch #2 Seed in Region 15C with Win Over Richmond



Elrosa keeps The Keg By Herman Lensing

Timely hitting and a strong outing by pitcher Ethan Vogt kept The Keg in Elrosa July 19 in a 3-0 win over Spring Hill. Elrosa had eight hits with three coming in its two-run third inning. Matt Schmitz singled in Jackson Peter in the first. In the third the big hit was a two-run single by Cody Eichers. He has five RBI since returning to the line-up.  Elrosa’s only serious scoring threat after that was in the sixth when an Ethan Vogt single was followed by a Brady Weller double. Spring Hill kept threating to have productive innings, but was often stifled by strikeouts. Vogt finished with 12 Ks, five of which ended innings.  The Chargers broke the shutout bid in the ninth inning when Jamie Terres hit his second double.  With one out Eric Schoenberg singled to right and Terres, who never quit running, scored.  He was helped by a less-than-clean throw to the cutoff.  Nathan Terres also doubled for Spring Hill. 
The loss gives Spring Hill and 8-5 regular. Elrosa is currently 7-5 but could tie the Chargers in the standing with a win Sunday in Richmond.  New Munich, which as games July 20 at 11 a.m. in Meire Grove and 1:30 pm in Lake Henry, could also finish 8-5 on the year with two wins. Greenwald has concluded its regular season with a 0-13 record and will be in the lower seed in the upcoming SCL-playoffs

The Tool Box slows down Saints lineup in 3 Hitter

Stearns County League By Herman Lensing
New Munich late season surge continued with a 5-1 win June 28 at Elrosa. Jim Thull scattered three Elrosa hits and his team came up with some time two-out hits for runs.  Hunter Rademacher homered for the SilverStreaks and Will Funk doubled. Joe Stangler also had an RBI hit.  Elrosa’s hits came from Jackson Peter, Matt Schmitz and Brandon Roelike. Roelike had the RBI.  Austin Imdieke took the loss.
The SCL fell 4-3 in the SCL-Central Valley League All-Star game June 29 in Watkins.
New Munich-5, Elrosa-1
New Munich:            021 000 002-5 8 0
Elrosa                         000 000 100-1 3 3
New Munich: Jacob Hinnenkamp 0-3 hp bb, Hunter Rademacher 1-4 2r bi hr bb, Will Funk 2-5 r d, Nick Stangler 1-4 bb, Chad Funk 0-4,Ty Reller 1-3 r bb, Logan Funk 1-3 bb, Joe Stangler 1-4 bi. Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 0-4, Jackson Peter 1-4, Matt Schmitz 1-4 r, Ethan Vogt 0-3, Brandon Roelike 1-3 bi, Brady Weller 0-3, James Kuefler 0-3, Derek Wiener 0-3, Ryan Olmscheid 0-1, Ryan Illies 0-1, Evan Wiener 0-1. Pitching: Jim Thull-W 9i 3h r er 5k, Austin Imdieke-L 4i 5h 3r 3er bb 2k, Aaron Vogt 5i 3h 2r 0er 4bb 6k.



Martins end Elrosa’s run (Herman Lensing Blog)
St. Martin took the first game the Stearns County League’s Memorial Day weekend slate. Topping Elrosa 3-2 Friday, May 24 in St. Martin. The loss was the first of year for the Saints (3-1) while St. Martin moved to 2-1 in the SCL-South. Timely hits were the key to win.  St. Martin answered Cody Eicher’s first inning solo home run, with a third inning blast by Kyle Lieser to tie the game. It remained that way until the third inning when Scott Lieser, the winning pitcher singled in Bryan and Nathan Schlangen for a 3-1 lead. The Saints score in the ninth inning as Evan Wiener, pinch running for Eichers, scored on a passed ball.  Scott Lieser earned the win with 11 strikeouts in seven and one-third innings.  Kyle Lieser finished the game to earn the save.  Ethan Vogt was charged with the loss.
St. Martin 3, Elrosa 2
Elrosa                         100 000 001-2 3 3
St. Martin                  001 002 00x-3 6 0
Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 0-4, Jackson Peter 0-4, Cody Eichers 1-2 r bi hr 2hp, Ethan Vogt 0-4, Matt Schmitz 1-2 bb hp, James Kuefler 0-2 2bb, Brandon Roelike 0-3 bb, Derek Weiner 1-4, Austin Imdieke 0-2, Jacob Weller 0-1, Evan Wiener r. St. Martin: Kyle Lieser 1-3 r bi hr bb, Michael Schlangen 1-4, Bryan Schlangen 1-4 r, Nathan Schlangen 2-3 r bb, Matthew Schlangen 0-4, Scott Schlangen 0-4, Scott Lieser 1-3 bb, Jaylyn Arceneau 0-3, Chas Hennen 1-3.Pitching: Vogt-L 7i 7h 3r 3er 2bb 2k, Imdieke i bb; S. Lieser-W 7.1 3h r er 2bb 11k 2hb, K. Lieser-S 1.2i r 0er 2bb k hb.

Eichers 3-Run HR, Vogts only scatter 3 hits in 5-1 route of New Munich

May 12, 2019

Kevin Kuefler showed back up to the ballpark after an AAU tourney over the weekend and decided to lead the Saints in the leadoff spot going 4-4 on the day. In the 1st inning, Kevin would lead off the game with a single, followed by a Jackson Peter single. Cody Eichers for the 2nd time in 3 games would turn on a first pitch and deposit it over the right field fence for a 3-Run HR. The Saints would get to Ty Reller early and often and chase him out of the game after the 2nd inning. Elrosa pounded out 14 hits on the day, lead by Kevin's 4, and Matt Schmitz and Brandon Roelike's 2. Kevin, Matt, and Ethan Vogt all had 2Bs on the day. Saints rookie Payton VanBeck also earned his 1st "hit in the book" in his Saints young career.


On the mound it was the same story we've all heard a hunert times. Aaron Vogt had a no-hitter into 5th inning, as he would allow 2 in 6 innings of work for the win. he struck out 4 and walked 2. Highlighted in the 5th inning was a 2B saving catch in the right field gap by Brady Weller. As soon as the ball was hit, Aaron Vogt said "thats a double!" but it was denied by a spectacular catch. Ethan Vogt would get the 3 inning save, allowing an unearned run, striking out 3 and walking 2, and one hit.


in the first 3 games, the bats have been clicking with 31 total hits, 12 extra base hits, and 3 HRs. Likewise on the mound. Saints pitchers have been 3-0, allowed 4 runs, 3 earned runs, all while stiking out 29 and walking just 11.


Next up for the Saints on May 19th, Sunday at 1:30 will be the home opener vs Richmond as Ethan will try and remind Kari why she married him. 


Keg Stays Home in Elrosa, Vogt boys shut down Spring Hill

For the 7th consectutive Keg Game matchup with Spring Hill, the Saints come out on top after a 3-1 Victory in Spring Hill. Ethan Vogt would get the start on the mound, going the first 5 innings only allowing 4 hits to the Chargers. He struck out 5 while walking 2 and allowed SH's only run of the day in the bottom of the first. Aaron Vogt would come on in the 6th and shutdown the Chargers lineup the rest of the way as we worked out of a couple jams with baserunners allowed by Saints errors. Aaron picked up the win going the final 4 innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk as he struck out 7. 

The Saints bats cooled down after their hot start in Greenwald, only having 6 hits on the day. None bigger than Austin Imdieke's go-ahead single in the 8th to put the Saints on top 2-1. Immy had 2 hits on the day to go along with his RBI. Matt Schmitz would follow with a SAC Fly to put Elrosa up 3-1. Cody Eichers had a 2B while getting walked 3 times, Ethan Vogt was 2-5 with an RBI single and a 2 bagger of his own. Brady Weller had the other Saints hit.

Next up for the Saints is a 1:30 game on Sunday, May 12th in New Munich.



Saints kick off 2019 Season with a 16-2 Win in Greenwald

The Saints opened their 2019 Stearns County League campaign with a 16-2 drubbing of the Greenwald Cubs. Cubs pitcher Tyler Braegelman was only able to get 2 outs in the first inning as the Saints scored 9 in the first inning. Kevin Kuefler led off the game with a walk, Jackson Peter reached on a error, and Cody Eichers left off his hot 2018 season with his first long ball of the season to put the Saints up 3-0. Elrosa sent 14 men to the plate in the first, led by Eichers 2 hits in the same inning. James Kuefler would add another 3-run HR in the 5th inning.


On the day, Kevin Kuefler, Jackson Peter, Cody Eichers, and Matt Schmitz all had 2 hits as the Saints ended the day with 12 hits in 7 innings.


Ethan Vogt got the start on the mound and would go the first 3 innings as he gave up 5 hits and 2 earned runs along with 4 strikeouts. Austin Imdieke came on in the 4th and allowed 1 hit and struckout 4 as he gave way to Aaron Vogt in the 6th and &th inning. Aaron Vogt struckout 4 in 2 innings as well.


Next on tap for the local 9 is an exhibition game Friday Night May 3rd vs Dassel-Cokato in Elrosa.


From Herman Lensing's Blog

Cody Eichers had a home run, double and four RBI in the
first inning of the game at Greenwald
Tyler Braegelmann made a sliding catch to rob Elrosa of
a hit in the game at Greenwald on Sunday.
James Kuefler homered hit a three-run home run for 
Elrosa and finished with three hits in the game.
Elrosa announced its bats were back for another year as it had 10 hits in the 16-2 win at Greenwald.  Cody Eichers got the Saints untracked with his three-run first inning home run. The Saints batted around that inning and Eichers doubled in a run before the inning ended. James Kuefler also homered in the game and had four RBI.  The Saints scored nine runs in the first inning. The Elrosa pitchers matched the    efforts of the team’s hitting as they held Greenwald five hits and struck out 12 batters. Tyler Hoffman, Greenwald, struck out seven in three and one third innings. Greenwald’s offense was concentrated mainly in the second inning when it scored its two runs.  In that inning Cody Imdieke (1-3) doubled and scored. Kegan Stueve (1-2) singled and scored and drove in a run, and Tyler Engelmeyer (2-3) singled and drove in a run.  Tyler Braegelmann was charged with the loss.
Elrosa 16, Greenwald 2
Elrosa               900 241 0-16 10 1
Greenwald       020 000 0-  2   5 5
Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 2-3 3r 2bi 2bb sb, Jackson Peter 2-4 3r bi d bb, Cody Eichers 2-5 r 4bi d hr, Ethan Vogt 0-3 bi bb, Eddie Martin 0-1, Matt Schmitz 2-4 3r d hp, Brandon Roelike 1-3 2r bi d bb, Evan Wiener 1-1, James Kuefler 1-3 24 bi d hr, Ryan Olmscheid 0-4 bi, Jacob Weller 0-1, Austin Imdieke 0-4, Aaron Vogt 0-1. Greenwald: Tyler Engelmeyer 2-3 bi bb, Adam Van Beck 1-4, Nick Rademacher 0-2, Zachary Ettel 0-2, Ryan Kraemer 1-4, Tyler Braegelmann 0-1, Tyler Hoffman 0-2, Cody Imdieke 1-3 r d, Tyler Thomas 0-0, Levi Feldewerd 0-2, Brandon Worms 0-1, Kegan Stueve 1-2 r bi bb, Tyler Leukam 0-2, Alex Thompson bb. Pitching: E. Vogt 3i 5h 2r 2er 4k, A. Imdieke-W 2i 4k, A. Vogt 2i 2bb 4k; Braegelmann-L .2i 4h 9r 3er 3bb k, Hoffman 3.1i 3h 2r er bb 7k, Engelmeyer 2i 2h 5r 2er 3bb 2k, Ettel i h k hb. 
Upcoming Games/Practices
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Nisswa Lightning @ Elrosa
Clearwater or St. Anthony @ Elrosa
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Elrosa @ Farming
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Elrosa @ Regal
Friday, June 12, 2020
Elrosa @ Freeport
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