Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday night action

In a Melrose Sub-District game, the B-B-E Jaguars Legion baseball team lost 13-1 to Albany in a home game played at Elrosa.

Also at home, at the elementary school diamond, the B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch 17-U team earned a split with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle tonight in a league contest. In game one, the Jaguars won 8-2, and in game two, the Thunder won 9-7. B-B-E is 2-2 overall this summer, while LP-GE is 3-3.

Below is video from the first inning of game two of the 17-U fastpitch doubleheader:

B-B-E's 17-U fastpitch team is in action again next Thursday in another league doubleheader when the Jaguars travel to Brandon to face Brandon/Evansville.

Here's a 20-minute video from the Friday night game a week ago between Elrosa and Regal:

Coming up in amateur baseball action: the Elrosa Saints resume their rivalry with Spring Hill when the Chargers come to town tomorrow night (Friday) for a Stearns County League North show down between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the standings. Elrosa is 5-1 in the SCL-North, while Spring Hill is 7-2. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Elite State 8 updates

Here's updates from the tournament in Elrosa on Sunday:
In the seventh-place game, Foley beat Cold Spring 11-1 in five innings.

The Elrosa Saints are facing Beaudreau in the fifth-place game at 11:30 a.m. today.

*Afternoon updates:
Hutchinson defeated Raymond for third place by a 10-8 score. Elrosa lost 6-5 to Beaudreau in the fifth-place game.

*Regal won the championship game 6-3 over Delano.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Walk-off winners

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team trailed 4-2 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Foley today when Ethan Vogt hit a three-run home run to end the game. Final score: Elrosa 5, Foley 4. The Saints trailed 4-1 going into the bottom of the seventh.

In a semifinal of the winner's bracket of the Elrosa Elite State 8 tournament, Regal defeated Hutchinson 4-3 and advances to the championship game. Their opponent will be Delano, who beat Raymond 4-3 in the other semifinal game.

On Sunday: Elrosa plays at 11:30 a.m. in the fifth-place game. Regal's game against Delano will start at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Saints vs. Eagles

Matt Middendorf scored for Elrosa in the bottom of the second inning.

The Elite State 8 amateur baseball tournament is underway in Elrosa! This is the first such event held at Saints Field, and it will bring some outstanding games to town.

In the opener tonight, the Elrosa Saints and Regal Eagles resumed their rivalry with an extra-innings battle that went down to the wire. After the Saints posted an early 6-0 lead through six innings, the Eagles came back to tie it at 6-6 with a grand slam home run in the top of the fourth. With tournament games lasting seven innings, this one went past that, with the game-winning run coming in the top of the ninth for Regal. Final score: Regal 7, Elrosa 6 (nine innings).

The Saints play next at 4 o'clock on Saturday against the loser of the Foley vs. Hutchinson game. That contest takes place at noon on Saturday.

Here's action from the bottom of the third inning:

In the night cap in Elrosa tonight, Raymond defeated Beaudreau 4-0. Raymond plays at 6 p.m. on Saturday against the winner of the Cold Spring vs. Delano game. Beaudreau plays at 2 p.m. against the loser of the Cold Spring vs. Delano game.

Cold Spring vs. Delano kicks off action on Saturday, with that game starting at 10 a.m.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

State baseball updates

Parkers Prairie, Section 6A champions for the second straight year, won their state quarterfinal game this morning by an 8-0 score over Section 5A champion Pillager (15-11). The Panthers are 23-2 heading into the Class 1A state semifinals, which begin at noon tomorrow at the Mini Met in Jordan.


State golf results

The Class 1A state golf meet wrapped up yesterday afternoon, and two members of the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team had a strong showing. In her first trip to state, Jacqueline Gossen shot a 174 to finish in tie for 21st place with Makayla Snow of BOLD, while Jaden Gossen, in her second state trip, shot a 178 to tie for 30th place with Amy Jacobson of Park Christian.

A total of 84 golfers competed in the Class 1A state golf meet this year.

BOLD won the state title with a two-day score of 693, edging runner-up Fillmore Central's 697. Minneota, champions of Section 5A for the second year in a row, finished in fifth place with a 745.

On the boys' side, Section 5A champion Lac qui Parle Valley shot a 671 (334/337) to finish in second place behind Mahnomen/Waubun's state champion score of 653.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

State golf update

The two members of the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team who are competing at the Class 1A state golf tournament had a solid day on the links at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker. Jacqueline Gossen shot a 90 (45-45) to sit in a tie for 18th place, while Jaden Gossen shot a 94 (49-45) to sit in 40th place heading into the final day.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

How about that!

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team wrapped up an undefeated weekend by defeating a very good Richmond squad this afternoon by a 2-1 score. Ethan Vogt got the win with eight innings of work on the mound in this Stearns County League win.

Elrosa improves to 5-1 in the SCL-North division and remains alone in first place.

Look for updates to follow in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice regarding next weekend's busy weekend of amateur baseball in Elrosa!

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Amateur baseball update

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team won 7-2 over Eden Valley in the Stearns County League vs. Central Valley League Challenge on Saturday in Spring Hill. Elrosa banged out 10 hits compared to just three for the Hawks. Austen Hadley started for Elrosa and got the win in four innings of work. The Saints led 2-0 after one inning and 6-0 after four. Eden Valley got their two runs in the sixth inning.

The eight-game event took place in both Spring Hill and Farming, with four games held at each location.

Other scores from the SCL vs. CVL Challenge were:
Greenwald 9, St. Nicholas 1
St. Augusta 9, Spring Hill 5 (the Chargers had a 5-3 lead before St. Augusta scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning)
St. Martin 6, Luxemburg 5
Lake Henry 14, Pearl Lake 4 (five innings)

On Friday night, St. Martin beat New Munich 16-7.

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