The Carlos Cougars remained perfect on the season this past weekend as they improved to 9-0 behind two easy wins against Sauk Centre and Urbank-Parkers Prairie. Brandon-Evansville also got a 13-1 win over Kensington in Resorters West action to improve to 7-1 in league play.
Carlos got a combined no-hitter against Sauk Centre on Saturday as Joe Snaza and Ben Bruggeman combined for 11 strikeouts. Snaza got the start and struck out nine and walked five in five innings of work. Bruggeman came on in relief in the sixth and threw the final two innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Both players also provided themselves with plenty of run support from the plate. Bruggeman finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Snaza had a double, two walks, two runs scored and three RBIs. Jake Tharaldson and Matt Hoelscher also added two RBIs apiece.
Nate Hoelscher was dominant in seven innings against Urbank-Parkers Prairie on Friday night. He struck out 14 and allowed three hits and three walks that led to one unearned run.
The Cougars led 3-1 going into the fifth inning before scoring nine runs over their final four at-bats. Carlos put up six in the bottom of the eighth to end things early by the 10-run rule. Neil Jenzen had three hits, including a triple and a home run, to go along with three RBIs and a run scored. Snaza and Brad Nyberg also homered in the game, while Ryan Severson went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.
The Cougars will be back in action with two more games this weekend. They will travel to Miltona to take on the Tigers at 2 p.m. on Saturday before playing Sauk Centre on the road at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The Bluedogs will travel to Ashby this Sunday to take on the A's at 7 p.m.
SAUK CENTRE 000 000 0 - 0 0 4
CARLOS 120 860 0 - 17 17 2
CARLOS PITCHING - J. Snaza - W, 5IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 5BB, 9SO; Bruggeman - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 2SO
CARLOS HITTING - Aaron Noetzelman - 2-2, HBP, 3 runs; Justin Cummins - 0-2; Bruggeman - 3-5, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBI; J. Snaza - 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Brady Nyberg - 3-4, 2B, BB, 1 run, RBI; Justin Steidl - 1-4, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Nate Hoelscher - 3-5, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Jake Tharaldson - 1-4, BB, 1 run, 2 RBI; Matt Hoelscher - 2-3, BB, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Dave Schjenken - 1-2, BB, 1 run
URBANK-PP 100 000 01 - 2 5 4
CARLOS 210 011 16 - 12 12 2
CARLOS PITCHING - N. Hoelscher - W, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 14SO; Jenzen - 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2SO
CARLOS HITTING - Noetzelman - 1-2, 1 run, RBI; Mark Hillesheim - 1-1, 1 run, RBI; Severson - 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Snaza - 1-5, HR, 1 run, 2 RBI; Nyberg - 1-4, HR, 2 runs, RBI; Neil Jenzen - 3-4, HR, 3B, 1 run, 3 RBI; Doug Breitkruetz - 0-1; Bruggeman - 1-4; Justin Steidl - 0-2, 2 BB; M. Hoelscher - 0-3; Kalina - 0-1, 1 run; Schjenken - 1-2, BB, 2 runs; Tharaldson - 0-1, 1 run
MILTONA IMPROVES TO 6-2
The Miltona Tigers moved to 6-2 on the season by sweeping two games this past weekend against Urbank and Long Prairie.
The Tigers got plenty of offense in both games as they won 8-1 against Long Prairie on Sunday after pounding out 22 hits in a 13-8 win over the Bombers the day before. Sam Steidl had four hits on Sunday to lead the offense. Trey Thompson added three and Mark Whiting reached safely on two hits.
That offense was more than enough for John Mohror and Ryan Peppersack. The duo combined to scatter five hits and allow just the one run on the night. Shawn Krueger, Colin Erickson, Chris Vogeler, Tyler Walsh and Luc Beireis all added a hit apiece on offense to help them out.
The Tigers got all the offense they wanted against Urbank on Saturday. Leadoff hitter Ryan Emter was dominant on the day, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the plate. Chris Curry added four hits and Steidl and Whiting each had three apiece.
"Whiting also had two diving catches in left field that got the Tigers out of trouble on both occasions," Miltona manager Paul Walsh said.
Thompson, Krueger and Ross Thompson all had two hits apiece, while Wyatt Samuelson got his first hit in a Tiger uniform.
Miltona will be back in action this weekend for two more divisional games against Carlos and Urbank. The Cougars will come to town on Saturday before the Bombers visit Bernie Steidl Field on Sunday. Both games are slated to start at 2 p.m.