Sunday, July 12, 2020

A peaceful setting for a fundraiser

The evening of Friday, July 3 was a little muggy but still a wonderful night for a fundraiser in the quiet little town of Sedan.

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The Sedan Fire Relief Association hosted a meat and gun raffle with a hamburger stand that night at Rooney's Bar. Photos from the event were published in the July 9 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. A total of 500 raffle tickets were sold in two separate raffles.

The B-B-E community is blessed with many wonderful groups such as the Sedan Fire Department who provide activities for our area while also coming to help us in times of need.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday night game (updated with videos)

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team is hosting Roscoe tonight. This is an absolutely majestic night! Perfect weather, blue sky. A great crowd too!

Entering the bottom of the third inning, Roscoe has a 3-1 lead.

*Update: heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Saints trail 3-2.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Elrosa pulled in front by a 4-3 score when Matt Schmitz scored on a sacrifice fly-RBI by Ryan Illies.

*Final: Elrosa 10, Roscoe 6.

The Saints improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Stearns County League. They gear up for a huge border battle rivalry game this Sunday (July 12) at Spring Hill. The Saints and their neighbors to the southeast will do battle beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Chargers Stadium.

Below, here's video from the bottom of the third inning tonight:


In the video, I botched it in a big way after Matt Schmitz hit an RBI-single to right field. I followed the hit all the way out to the outfield, but then on the way back to home plate, I tracked too far left and missed the slide when Jackson Peter scored on two outs to make it a 3-2 game.

Below, here's a 10-plus minute long video from the bottom of the seventh inning, when Elrosa regained the lead for good.


It was terrific to see the B-B-E Jaguars youth baseball program in action today. The 12-U and 10-U Jaguar squads hosted a tournament in Brooten and Belgrade. I'll post some updates and video from that tomorrow.

#RocksAndCows



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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Saints win

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team defeated Starbuck 3-0 in a non-league game last night on the home diamond. Luke VanBeck pitched the complete, nine-inning game with just four hits and two walks given up with four strikeouts.

Next: a home Stearns County League game tomorrow night (Friday) against Roscoe at 7:30 p.m.

After that, the Saints (5-2) travel to Spring Hill on Sunday afternoon for a 1:30 p.m. SCL game.



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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

(VIDEO) God Bless America

Below is video from the tail end of outdoor worship at Big Grove Lutheran church this past Sunday (July 5)...it features the Lord's Prayer, followed by singing of the timeless song "God Bless America"


It was really wonderful to be part of their outdoor worship! This Sunday, July 12, Grace Lutheran church in Belgrade will hold outdoor worship at their church campus at 9 a.m. (weather permitting).

Other church-related items are published in this week's issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.



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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Stearns County League games

On Friday night at Farming, the Richmond Royals won 7-5 in a Stearns County League amateur baseball game.

In other news...Big Grove Lutheran church hosts outdoor worship tomorrow morning! They will worship at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.

Sunday night update:
On Thursday, Regal defeated New London-Spicer 5-4 in a County Line League game.

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Martins prevail over Saints

Kyle Lieser hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift St. Martin over Elrosa in an incredible Stearns County League game tonight.

The final score at Ray Weber Field was 2-1.

Through the first 10 innings, Scott Lieser held Elrosa to six hits with 15 strikeouts while issuing just one walk. Ben Schroeder got the win by pitching two innings of scoreless relief.

St. Martin left 13 runners stranded, while Elrosa left eight on base through the 12-inning marathon.

Next: the Elrosa Saints (5-2, 3-1 SCL) play at Spring Hill on Sunday, July 12 in another SCL contest.

At Farming tonight, the host Flames upended Spring Hill by a 5-3 score. Farming hosts Richmond tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at Schleper Bros. Stadium.

Spring Hill travels to Lake Henry for a border battle game on Sunday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.



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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saints win again

I missed one heck of a game last night in Elrosa, and instead had to devote a couple hours of time to our family garden.

Nevertheless, it's fun to report that the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team picked up a 6-4 win over visiting Richmond in Stearns County League play. The Royals posted a 4-0 lead in the first inning but then were held scoreless in the eight remaining innings.

B-B-E Class of 2019 graduate Payton VanBeck earned the win with seven scoreless innings of relief pitching. Elrosa tallied 12 hits compared to six for Richmond. On the field, Elrosa had no errors to three by Richmond.

Elrosa (5-1 overall) is trying to line up a home exhibition game for this Sunday, June 28. I'll see what I can find out.

Click here (short link) to the Bonanza Valley Voice website to see a recap of the Elite 8 tournament plus additional video from Friday night, and a link to the photo gallery: https://bit.ly/3dDBkay.



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