Resorters baseball: Bluedogs win three of four in Resorters, now 8-2
The Brandon-Evansville Bluedogs' strong start to the season continued the last two weekends as they won three out of four games to move to 8-2 on the year.
The Bluedogs have gotten plenty of offense this season and that trend continued in the last four games. They combined to score 43 runs in the four games, highlighted by a 17-run outburst in a win over Kensington this past Saturday.
The Bluedogs will try to start another winning streak this weekend with two games. They welcome Osakis to town tomorrow, Saturday, for a 7 p.m. first pitch. They then head to Alexandria on Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. game against the Senators.
The Bluedogs were in the midst of an eight-game winning streak before a strong showing by Ortonville ended that this past Sunday.
The Ortonville offense got to starter Matt Kruse for seven runs, five earned, through five innings of work. Lack of control plagued Brandon-Evansville all game as three pitchers combined to issue 10 walks.
The Bluedogs' offense almost overcame that. Harley Hazel went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and three RBI.
Rain delayed the Bluedogs' game with Kensington for almost an hour this past Saturday.
The fans who stuck around through the delay witnessed an explosive performance by the Brandon-Evansville offense. The Bluedogs pounded out 20 hits to help Mike Bruns pick up his second win of the season on the mound.
Nate Meissner led the offensive charge with a five-hit day. Meissner doubled and tripled and added three runs and two RBI to his line. Chris Shea, Lee Nelson, Travis Santjer and Tyson Meissner all added three hits apiece and combined for seven RBI.
That offense made life easier for Bruns on the mound. He went eight innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and six walks. He stuck out eight.
Bluedogs 11, Ashby 1
Kyle Bruns improved to 4-0 on the season after shutting down Ashby for eight innings last Friday. Bruns allowed his defense to work behind him and scattered just six hits and three walks throughout the game. He struck out four.
Nate Meissner continued to hit the ball hard for the Bluedogs. He added four more hits in this one, including a double, to go along with four RBI and two runs scored. Santjer almost matched him with a double, two singles and three RBI.
Bluedogs 8, Ashby 2
Ashby did not fare much better the week before against Brandon-Evansville.
The Bluedogs got five solid innings of relief by Santjer and used a two-run home run by Nelson to propel them to their sixth consecutive win. Santjer allowed just one run through the middle innings in relief of starter Mike Bruns. Santjer struck out six after Bruns went three innings and allowed one hit and struck out three.
Nelson's home run was one of two hits on the day for him. Tyson Meissner and Josh Meissner each added two hits and an RBI, as well.
Ortonville 10, Bluedogs 7
BLUEDOGS' PITCHING - Matt Kruse - 5IP, 6H, 5ER, 4BB, 1HBP, 1SO; Lee Nelson - 2IP, 1H, 3ER, 5BB, 0SO; Matt Bruns - 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 1BB, 1SO
BLUEDOGS' HITTING - Matt Anderson - 0-1; Teddy Wood - 0-1, BB; Matt Bruns - 1-4, BB, 1 run, RBI; Chris Shea - 0-2, Sac.; Harley Hazel - 2-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI, 1 run; Nate Meissner - 0-3; Kyle Bruns - 2 BB; Bobby Wood - 0-5; Josh Meissner - 1-4, 1 run; Nelson - 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, 1 run; Tyson Meissner - 1-3, RBI; Kruse - 0-2
Bluedogs 17, Kensington 7
BLUEDOGS' PITCHING - Mike Bruns - 8IP, 6H, 4ER, 6BB, 8SO
BLUEDOGS' HITTING - Anderson - 2-6, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Matt Bruns - 0-3, 2 BB, 2 runs; Shea - 3-6, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Mike Bruns - 0-4; Nate Meissner - 5-6, 2B, 3B, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Santjer - 3-5, BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Kyle Bruns - 1-1, RBI; Josh Meissner - 1-5, 1 run, RBI; Nelson - 3-4, 2 BB, 2B, 4 runs, 2 RBI; Tyson Meissner - 3-5, 1 run, RBI
Bluedogs 11, Ashby 1
BLUEDOGS' PITCHING - Kyle Bruns - 8IP, 6H, 0ER, 3BB, 4SO
BLUEDOGS' HITTING - Teddy Wood - 0-1, BB, 1 run; Matt Bruns - 0-4, BB, 1 run; Shea - 2-3, 2 BB, 3 runs; Hazel - 0-5; Nate Meissner - 4-5, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 runs; Santjer - 3-5, 2B, 1 run, 3 RBI; Bobby Wood - 1-3, BB, 1 run; Josh Meissner - 2-4, 1 run, RBI; Nelson - 1-3, 2 BB, 1 run; Kruse - 1-3, RBI
Bluedogs 8, Ashby 2
BLUEDOGS' PITCHING - Mike Bruns - 3IP, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 3SO; Santjer - 5IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 6SO; Matt Bruns - 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 2BB, 1SO
BLUEDOGS' HITTING - Anderson - 1-1; Teddy Wood - 0-1; Matt Bruns - 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Brent Meissner - 0-2, 3 BB, 1 run; Shea - BB, 2 Sac.; Hazel - 0-3, 2 BB, 1 run; Santjer - 1-5; Bobby Wood - Sac.; Josh Meissner - 2-3, 2 BB, 2 runs, RBI; Nelson - 2-3, HR, 3BB, 2 RBI, 1 run; Tyson Meissner - 2-4, BB, 1 run, RBI; Kruse - 0-1