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Royals season comes to an end Sunday losing to Miesville 3-1  

Matt Meyer pitched a complete game Sunday afternoon in Miesville taking on the Mudhens with the winner earning a berth to the State Tournament. Matt allowed just one earned run, struck out 3 with no walks. On the other side, the Mudhens Jacob Dickmeyer did not allow the Royals a hit until the 5th inning when Alex Prindle singled. Then in the 6th inning Michael Michalek homered to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the 6th, the Mudhens scored twice to take the lead and scored again in the bottom of the 8th inning giving the Mudhens an insurance run and what turned out to be the final, a 3-1 win. The Royals totaled 8 hits on the day with 1 error, the Mudhens had 9 hits and no errors. Michael Michalek was 2-4, HR scoring once and a RBI. Jake Halverson was 2-3. Overall the Royals had a 12-10 record for the 2020 season.




 Warren delivers big to help Royals move on

The Royals were down to their last out, behind 3-2, to the New Market Muskies in a game where the losers season would be over. But a mishandled ball at 3B off the bat of Mickael Michalak, a walk by Jared Campbell, and another error at 1B with Drew Block hustling down the line, before you knew it bases were loaded. Royals lefty Sam Warren stepped up to the plate and delivered the game winning double to right center field scoring Michalak and Campbell. Royals win 4-3 over the Muskies and move on to Sundays game in Miesville, which is  another elimination game with the winner earning a berth to the state tournament.

This game was started on Friday night at Hudson Field due to the Honkers playing at Mayo Field. The game was halted in the top of the 8th inning due to rain. Mitch Brown had started the game for the Royals and had pitched through 7 innings. Michael Michalak homered in his first at-bat Friday night and Hayden Brown scored when Alex Prindle doubled to left center. The game was tied at 2 when the rain came. Mitch Brown had 9 strike outs and 7 walks while allowing 4 hits.  Erik Thorvilson started the 8th inning Sunday. The Muskies first batter walked and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Their next batter hit a sharp grounder to what would have been a for sure single to right field but Campbell made an incredible stop but his throw was just off the mark going to first and the Muskies score the go-ahead run . In the bottom of the 8th, the Royals left one base runner stranded. The Muskies did not score in the top of the 9th inning. Twice in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Royals were down to their last strike, and it may be cliche, but the game is not over, til it's over. For the Royals, Jared Campbell was 2-4 scoring once and Hayden Brown 2-3 scoring once also. Sundays game is scheduled for 2 pm in Miesville with a state berth on the line.



Section 1B Final Standings and Playoff Schedule

Final Standings

   Team  W  L  Win  Pct.
 1.  Elko Express  8   4   .667
 2.   Miesville Mudhens  8  4  .667
 3.  Northfield Knights  6  6  .500
 4.  Rochester Royals  6  6  .500
 5.  Dundas Dukes  6  6  .500
 6.  Hampton Cardinals  4  8  .333
 7.  New Market Muskies  4  8  .333







Play-In Round:
Sunday, August 2 @ 2:00pm: #6 Hampton Cardinals 2 vs. #7 New Market Muskies 3 (game played at New Market with Hampton as home team) -- New Market advances and Hampton is eliminated
Series Round:
Friday, August 7 @ 8:00 p.m.  #7 New Market 4 at #1 Elko 7 (Elko leads 1-0)
Friday, August 7 @ 8:00 p.m.  #5 Dundas 6 at #2 Miesville 5 (Dundas leads 1-0)
Friday, August 7 @ 8:00 p.m.  #4 Rochester 4 at #3 Northfield 2 (Rochester leads 1-0)
Sunday, August 9 @ 2:00 p.m.  #1 Elko 10 at #7 New Market 9 (Elko advances to State)
Sunday, August 9 @ 2:00 p.m.  #2 Miesville 1 at #5 Dundas 8 (Dundas advances to State)
Sunday, August 9 @ 2:00 p.m.  #3 Northfield 4 at #4 Rochester 3 (Series tied 1-1)
Tuesday, August 11 @ 8:00 p.m.  #7 New Market at #1 Elko (if necessary) 
Tuesday, August 11 @ 8:00 p.m.  #5 Dundasat #2 Miesville (if necessary) 
Tuesday, August 11 @ 8:00 p.m.  #4 Rochester 1 at #3 Northfield 4 (Northfield advances to State)
Redemption Round for Final (fourth) Seed:
The three losing teams from the best-of-three series round will playoff to determine the final seed (#4 seed) advancing to the State Tournament from Section 1B.
Friday, August 14 @ 8:00 p.m.  #7 New Market 3 at #4 Rochester 4 New Market eliminated
Sunday, August 16 @ 2:00 p.m.  #4 Rochester 1 at #2 Miesville 3 Rochester is eliminated. Miesville advances to state

Tuesday August 11th Playoff game 3 Result

Rochester Royals   1   Northfield Knights  4

Sunday August 9th Playoff Game 2 Result

Rochester Royals   3   Northfield Knights   4

Northfield takes game 2 in best of 3 series beating the Royals Sunday afternoon 4-3. Mitch Brown was on the hill for the Royals today. Mitch threw a complete 9 inning game allowing just 2 hits and striking out 15. The Knights 4 runs all came in the fourth inning.The Royals got 2 back in the bottom of the 4th and threatened in the bottom of the 9th plating their 3rd run but stranded the tying run. Hayden Brown and Alex Holets were both 2-4 on the day. The Royals will travel back to Northfield Tuesday night for the deciding game.  


August 7th Playoff Game 1 Result

Rochester Royals   4     Northfield Knights   2

Friday July 31st Game Result

Rochester Royals 13   Elko Express   1

The Royals are heating up at the right time. Friday night at Mayo Field they won their fourth straight game. In the last 4 games the Royals have outscored their opponents 41-6. Tonight the Royals beat the Express 13 - 1 in 7 innings and is the 3rd game in the last 4 the 10-run rule came in to play. Mike Stubbs started on the hill for the Royals and went  5 and 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits and giving up just the 1 run. Derek Lilledahl relieved Mike and finished the game. 5 Royal batters had 2 hits a piece with Logan Milene and Hayden Brown leading the Royals at the plate both going 2-3, both scored twice and both knocked in 4 runs. Logan Milene homered in the 6th inning. Jared Campbell was also 2-3 scoring twice and had 3 RBI. This concludes the Royals regular season finishing with an overall record of 10-7, stay tuned for playoff information coming soon.



Wednesday July 29th Game Result

Rochester Royals  Hampton Cardinals 0

Mitch Brown got the start Wednesday night and shined allowing just one hit. Despite his 7 walks, Mitch struck out 10. Matt Meyer relieved Brown pitching the 8th and 9th innings striking out 4 of the 6 batters he faced. Leading the Royals at the plate was Logan Milene, going 1-2 and knocking in 2. Jake Halverson was 2-5. The Royals had just 5 hits in the game beating the Cardinals 3-0. The Royals wrap up the regular season Friday night at home taking on the Express from Elko. First pitch is at 7:30.

Saturday July 25th Game Result

Rochester Royals 12        New Market  2

The Royals matched their hit total from last night again today with another 13 hit day, beating the Muskies in New Market 12 - 2 in 8 innings. Matt Meyer struck out 13 and walked just 1 batter allowing 7 hits and 2 runs. Micheal Michalak led the Royals offensively going 3-5, scoring 3 times and knocking in 3. Drew Block, Jake Halverson and Sam Warren all added 2 hits each. Alex Prindle, Hayden Brown and Michael Michalak all homered in today's game, with Michalak homering twice. The Royals next game is Wednesday, July 29th at Mayo Field vs Hampton.


Friday night July 24th Game Result

Rochester Royals  13   Miesville Mudhens  3

Royals pounded out 13 hits Friday night at Mayo Field beating the Mudhens 13-3 in 7 innings. Mitch Brown pitched all 7 innings allowing 5 hits while striking out 8. Jake Halverson was 4-5. Hayden Brown was 3-3 with 3 RBI. Jared Campbell also knocked in 3 going 2-3 and scoring twice. Mac Horvath was 2-2 with 5 RBI. The Royals travel to New Market Saturday July 25th, 2:00 game. Tonight's win brings the Royals back to .500 with an overall record of 7-7.


Wednesday July 22nd Game Result

Rochester Royals   2     Northfield Knights   8

Sunday July 19th Game Result

Rochester Royals        Elko Express   3

Saturday July 18th Game Result

Rochester Royals  2   Minneapolis Cobras 5


Michael Michalak is congratulated at home plate by Logan Milene and Sam Warren after hitting a 2 run shot to left center in the 9th inning of Sundays game against the Minneapolis Cobras. The Royals travel to Elko Sunday for a 2:00 game to take on the Express


Friday July 17th Game Result

Rochester Royals  3       Dundas Dukes   5

Rochester Royals 16 - Lake City Serpents 3

The Royals put up 16 runs Wednesday night and 10-run the Serpents from Lake City in 7 innings. The Royals exploded for 9 runs in the 5th inning and plated 7 more runs in the 6th inning with a total of 11 hits on the night. Nick Pearson led the Royals at the plate going 3-4, scoring 3 times, and knocking in 3 runs. Michael Michalak and Alex Holets both had 2 hits each. Holets had 3 RBI and Michalak had 2 RBI. Derek Liiledahl started on the hill for the Royals and recorded the win. Derek allowed 6 hits, 3 runs, walked 2 and struck out 5. He was relieved by Ryan Maiers in the 5th inning. The Royals are 6-3 on the season. This Friday, July 17th, the Royals travel to Dundas for a 7:30 section 1B game against the Dukes.

Sunday July 12th Game Result

Rochester Royals  0   Hampton Cardinals  3

Friday July 10th Game Result

Rochester Royals 10     Dundas Dukes  5

Wednesday July 8th Game Result

Rochester Royals      Miesville Mudhens  11

Royals beat Northfield 6-2 on a hot Sunday afternoon

The Royals pounded out 14 hits Sunday beating Northfield 6-2. Northfield got on the board first when Jake Mathison doubled and scored on a Tim Maus single to right-center field. Matt Meyer got the start today and would go 6 strong innings allowing just 2 runs, 4 hits, and striking out 12. Matt did not allow a hit after the second inning. The Royals did most of their scoring in the bottom of the first inning plating 5 runs. Alex Prindle and Jared Campbell both homered to put the Royals out front 5-1 after the first inning. The Knights scored just one more time in the 3rd inning off a couple of Royals errors. The Royals scored 1 more run in the 3rd as well making it 6-2 after 3. Leading the Royals was Jake Halverson going 3-4 with an RBI. Michael Michalak was 3-5 with a run scored. Alex Prindle, Jared Campbell, and Logan Milene all had 2 hits apiece. Jared Campbell had 3 RBI. Josh Conley pitched the 7th and 8th innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Erik Thorvilson closed out the 9th striking out 2. The Royals play again Wednesday evening traveling to Miesville to take on the Mudhens, 8:00 start.


Royals shutout 12-0 Wednesday night

New Market shutout the Royals Wednesday night at Mayo Field with a final score of 12-0. The Muskies scored 12 runs on just 8 hits. Palmer Mickelson started for the Royals allowing 7 runs on 4 hits while walking 3. Palmer was relieved by Mitch Brown in the 4th inning. The Royals had just 6 hits with Michael Michalak and Alex Prindle both with 2 hits each. Jake Halverson got some time on the hill tonight pitching the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings striking out 3 while walking 2. The Royals are now 3-1. They are back in action Sunday, July 5th at Mayo Field, 2:00 game.


Sunday June 28th - Game result

Rochester Royals  9   Cannon Falls Bears  2

Saturday June 27th - Game result

Rochester Royals 11   Stewartville Sharks 10 

Royals impressive with 12-2 win over Hounds in season opener

June 25, 2020

The Royals started the season with a bang beating the Hounds from Austin 12-2. Sam Warren and Hayden Brown led the Royals, both going 3-5 at the plate. Warren homered in the 3rd inning and had 2 RBI.  Brown had 1 RBI and scored 3 times. Nick Pearson was 2-3 on the night and knocked in 3 runs. Mike Stubbs got the start for the Royals and pitched 3 scoreless innings and struck out 2. Derek Lilledahl pitched the next 3 innings and gets the win. Mitch Brown and Erik Thorvilson both got an inning of work. In the 8th inning, Mac Horvath hit a long home run to left-center for his first homer on the season and the first career hit as a Royal. The Royals ended the night with 12 hits compared to Hounds with just 4. 

Finally, baseball is back !! The Royals will play host to the Austin Greyhounds, Thursday June 25th, 7:30 first pitch. Admission is free. Come out to the ballpark and cheer on your Royals 2020 home opener  !!

Will we see baseball this summer..... we hope so

Tim Oesterlin will take over as the primary manager for the 2020 Royals. Tim is a 2006 graduate of John Marshall High School and has been a part of the Royals Baseball Club for 15 years. The hope,  a 15-20 game season will happen including playoffs. Stayed tuned for additional information to come.