by Jason Olson
Online Sports Editor
Big Lake vs. St. Cloud Chutes
Anoka at Dassel-Cokato
Princeton 10, Blaine 7
Princeton erupted for five runs in the sixth inning along with three runs in the third and fifth innings to defend its home field against the top team in the Metro Minny Red Division Wednesday night.
The Fusion dropped to 2-2 in its last four league games while the team maintains an impressive 26-4 overall record.
Blaine’s Dan Mossey, Mike Latta, Dan Powell and Joseph Tupy picked up two hits each while Luke Scott led the squad with a 3-for-5 evening at the plate that included a double. Latta drove in three runs.
Fusion pitcher Ryan Anderson took the loss giving up five earned runs in four innings of work. He walked four, struck out four and gave up four hits before Mathias Deuvel and Brian Hodny pitched the final four innings.
St. Joseph 17, Big Lake 7
Coon Rapids 4, East Bethel 2
Redbirds Mike Loberg hit his second home run of the season in the first inning to highlight a three-run first inning to set the tone of its Metro Minny League’s Red Division and Section 8B game at Wintercrest June 29 that was over in 105 minutes.
East Bethel was held to four hits, two off the bat of Joe DeVore while Scott Novak hit a double and walked once. Dustin Rode went 0-for-3 with three walks and three strikeouts. Bandits pitcher Steve Jelmberg took the loss in seven innings of work which dropped the team to 10-13-1 overall and fourth loss in a row.
Redbirds batter Jake Poehler went 3-for-4 and Adam Wedwick picked up two hits and drove in two runs. Dan Skog also had two hits with a walk and picked up his second save of the season by setting the Bandits down in order in the ninth inning.
With the win, Coon Rapids moves within 10 wins of 200 wins in the franchise history.
St. Francis 6, Champlin 4
According to the league site, this game was the Game of the Week for its possible playoff implications.
Metro Knights 12, Rum River 2
Armstrong at Big Lake
St. Paul Mudhens at East Bethel