Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Lady Dutchmen Softball
Ashley Rademacher reached for and caught possible extra-base hit by Albany Tuesday in the Lady Dutchmen’s 16-0 four inning loss to Albany. Melrose now plays in the playbacks of the 6AA tournament. It faces Pierz Thursday at 5 p.m. in Waite Park. Pierz fell 2-1 to Cathedral. The winner faces either Albany or Cathedral in the final playback game following the 5 p.m. game.
Next Games are
May 24 at Alexandria High School:
Noon #3 Bertha Hewitt/Verndale (BH/V) vs #2 Pequot Lakes
 2:30pm #5 Perham vs #1 Osakis
May 25 in Waite Park
5pm #4 Pierz vs #3 Melrose (elimination game)
5pm #2 Albany vs #1 Cathedral (elimination game)
6:30 Winner Pierz-Melrose vs Loser Albany-Cathedral.
May 25 at Alexandria
3:30pm Loser Perham-Osakis vs Loser BH/V vs Peqout Lakes (elimination game)
4:30pm Winner Perham-Osakis vs Winner BH/V vs Pequot Lakes 
After 4:30 game: Winner 3:30 game vs Loser 4:30 game (elimination game)
Dutchmen Baseball
The Dutchmen topped Sauk Centre 11-4 Tuesday in their final regular season game.
The first round match-up for the Section 6AA baseball tournament are
Thursday, May 25
5pm-Bertha-Hewit/Verndale (6-13) @ Sauk Centre (16-4)
5pm-Milaca (7-1) @ Royalton (11-8)
5pm-St.John’s Prep (1-13) @ Foley (13-7)
5pm-LPGE (10-8) @ Peqot Lakes (12-6)
Pierz has a bye.
7pm-Osakis (12-7) vs Melrose (13-7) @ Freeport.
5pm-Staples-Motley (5-15) @ Wadena-Deer Creek (16-4)
5pm-Holdingford (7-12) @ Cathedral (12-8).

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Holdingford’s Jenna Scott was too late in applying a tag to prevent Whitney Austing from stealing second. Austing, a courtesy runner, scored three runs in the game. Melrose won the playoff game 12-6.
Melrose had big rallies in the fourth and sixth innings to score their runs. Kenzie Meyer earned the win Holly Hellermann had three hits in the game.  Melrose next plays Tuesday in Waite Park.
Other Scores
6AA-South
Albany-11 Milaca-1
Pierz-7 Sauk Centre-4
Cathedral-9 Foley-5
6AA-North
Osakis-10 Ottertail Central-0
Perham-8 Staples-Motley-1
Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-9
LPGE-2
Next Games
6AA-South 5 pm @ Waite Park-Plaza Field May 23 Melrose vs Albany; Waite Park-Miller Field:  Pierz vs Cathedral.
6AA-North 4:30pm @Alexandria-Field 1 Perham vs Osakis; Field 2 Berth-Hewitt-Verndale vs Pequot Lakes.
Dutchmen Baseball

The Dutchmen fell 7-0 to Cathedral at Melrose.
More information appears in the May 24 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lady Dutchmen Softball
Abby Hinnenkamp tagged out Sauk Centre’s Emily Mensen ending a stolen base attempt, but Sauk Centre still outscored Melrose 11-3 this afternoon.  The game concluded Melrose’s season record at 11-4. Playoffs begin on Friday at a site to be announced.
Dutchmen Baseball
Melrose fell 11-10 at Olivia this afternoon. The team next plays on Thursday hosting Morris.
Monday's Game
Logan Schmitz was among the Dutchmen who played a good defensive game in Melrose’s 11-4 win over LPGE Monday. The Dutchmen had 11 hits and were led by  Will Stone led the attack with two doubles and three RBI.
The Lady Dutchmen were just as successful toping LPGE 12-4. Both team play again this afternoon.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


  Lady Dutchmen Softball

Abby Hinnenkamp played a good defensive game and also had the game winning hit as Melrose rallied for on run in each of the final three innings to defeat BOLD 5-4 Tuesday afternoon in Melrose.
Dutchmen Baseball
The Dutchmen dropped two games this today to Minnewaska in a doubleheader
Monday's Games
 Both the Dutchmen and Lady Dutchmen faced Osakis in ball games Monday.   The Dutchmen, with a solid defense topped the SilverStreaks 3-1 at Melrose., Zac Van Beck and Christian Botello splitting the pitching duties.  Timely hits were again a big part of the day as Tyler Moscho, Dillon Haider and Cody Pundsack all had RBIs. Brady Birch and Pundsack both doubled. The Lady Dutchmen found that diamonds aren’t always a girls best friend as they fell 8-5 at Osakis.  Abby Hinnenkamp had three hits for the Lady Dutchmen and Kinzi Wolbeck doubled.
More on the game appears in the May 17 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Dutchmen Baseball
The Dutchmen swept a doubleheader 8-3 and 5-2 at Atwater Friday. In the first game, Dillon Haider lead Melrose going 4-4 with double and three runs. Will Stone and Cody Pundsack each had two hits. Brady Birch was the winning pitcher pitching into the sixth inning. Brennen Hoppe earned the save.
In  the second game Hoppe earned the win and Bryce Stalboerger the save. Hoppe helped his own cause with two hit and Birch had two rbi. Stone doubled.
Dutchmen Golf
The Dutchmen find themselves leading the West Central Conference after first place wins at Olivia and Atwater Friday.  
John Brang’s 38 at Olivia tied him for the lead. Nate Loxtercamp led all golfer with a 36 at Atwater.
More on Melrose sports appears in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sorry for the delay, but it has been busy.
Here are some updates on the Dutchmen sports scene

Tuesday, April 25 was a good day for Melrose sports team.
Dutchmen Baseball
Aggressive base running by Jordan Klaphake enabled the Dutchmen to score five runs on three hits in the 5-0 win over MACA Tuesday. Carter Klasen earned the complete game shut out allowing four hits and walking two.
Melrose Track
Both the boys and girls track teams claimed first place at the Thunder Relays in Long Prairie.
Melrose Softball
The Lady Dutchmen softball team won 9-5 over ACGC. The game was called after five innings because of weather. the team also defeated Holdingford 9-4 this past Monday.
More on the games appears in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose finished fourth in the Pre-Section 6AA meet Monday at Sartell. There were 16 teams in the meet. 
Weather Changes
Baseball: The double header with ACGC at Melrose set for Thursday, April 27, will be played Friday, April 28.
Softball: The second game of the double-header with ACGC of Tuesday, April 25, will be played Monday, May 1 at Atwater.
Track: The track meet set of Thursday, May 27 at Sauk Centre has been cancelled.
More can be found in the May 3 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, May 22, 2017


Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose's Kenzie Meyer got the tag down too late to prevent Montevideo from scoring Friday. Meyer had a bright smile at the end of the game after Melrose rallied for nine runs in the sixth inning to defeat Montevideo 13-12 in the first game of the a double-header. Melrose won the second game 8-6 with Meyer getting the save.  Abby Hinnenkamp, was 0-3 going into the game and finished the day 3-5 with triple and three RBI (including the game winning hit in the seventh inning). In the second game she had four hits, including a double and finished the day seven-for-ten.
Video of the seventh innings can be seen at https://youtu.be/IiEhCq3dMLo
Dutchmen Golf
Melrose shot a 350 and finished in sixth place in the Minnewaska Invite Friday afternoon.
More on the contests appears in the April 26 issue of the Melrose Beacon.