Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Dutchmen Baseball
 Dillon Haider received congratulations from Brennen Hoppe (10) and other Dutchmen after his third inning run put tie the game with Sauk Centre.
The Dutchmen baseball team ended its season with a 15-9 record falling 7-3 to Sauk Centre Monday evening in St. Cloud in the playbacks of the Section 6AA tournament. A four-run fourth inning by Sauk Centre proved to be too much for Melrose to overcome.  The Dutchmen finished 2-2 in the playoffs. Tyler Moscho had two hits and Brady Birch two RBI.
Games from Monday, June 5
Foley-9 Pierz-1
Milaca-6 Cathedral-5(Cathedral eliminated)
Sauk Centre-7 Melrose-3 (Melrose eliminated)
Kristopher (4) Pettit waited for a sign from Kyle Froseth (9) as he came home in the fourth inning as Sauk Centre took a 5-1 lead.  Melrose catcher is Logan Funk.
Next Games:
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Sauk Centre vs Milaca(elimination game)
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Winner 5 p.m. game vs Pierz (elimination game)
Championship
Thursday, May 8 5 p.m.: Winner of June 6 7 p.m. game vs Foley (if Foley loses a deciding game is played at 7 p.m. If Foley wins at 5 p.m. the tournament is concluded.)
Dutchmen Golf

The Dutchmen are one of the four teams still competing in the Section 6AA meet at Blackberry Golf Course in Sartell. The top four teams and top eight individuals compete on the second day. In yesterdays action Melrose had respectable rounds recording a team score of 327. The day will determine which teams and players qualify for state.
Lady Dutchmen Golf
The Lady Dutchmen struggled with the course and did not have enough players to qualify for a team score. The tournament continues today, but no Lady Dutchmen qualified for the second round.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Dutchmen Baseball
Melrose third baseman Brennan Hoppe waited to tag out a Wadena-Deer Creek’s Wyatt Hamann to complete a pick off play in Melrose Area’s 11-1 win Thursday in the Section 6AA playoffs.  The Dutchmen hit well scoring nine runs in the second inning to take a 10-0 lead. A two-run double by Will Stone, followed by a three-run home run by Cody Pundsack, highlighted that inning. Melrose Area batted around in the second with Logan Funk, Zac Van Beck, Brennan Hoppe, Dillon Haider and Jordan Klaphake all having two at bats that inning. Brady Birch pitched a complete game to earn the win. He walked none and gave up six hits.  His third inning home run gave Melrose an 11-1 lead. Melrose turned two  double plays in the game. The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.  More on the game will be in the June 7 issue of the Melrose Beacon.
Scores of other games were:
Foley-7 Sauk Centre-0
Pierz-1 Cathedral-0
Melrose-11 WDC-1 (WDC eliminated)
Milaca-3 LPGE-2 (LPGE eliminated)
Next Games
Monday, June 5:
Faber Field
5 p.m.-Milaca vs Cathedral (elimination game)
7 p.m.-Melrose vs Sauk Centre (elimination game)
Putz Field
7 p.m. Foley vs Pierz
Tuesday, June 6
Putz Field
5 p.m. Winner Milaca/Cathedral vs Winner Melrose/Sauk Centre
7 p.m. Winner 5 p.m. vs Loser Foley/Pierz.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Dutchmen Baseball
Zac Van Beck went back to the left field wall to pull down a fly ball hit by Pierz in the playoffs last week Tuesday.
The Dutchmen have will be playing in the Section 6A playback when the take the field against Wadena Deer Creek in Thursday at 5 p.m.
Melrose fell 1-0 to Pierz in a well-played game Tuesday afternoon.  WDC fell 6-3 in inning innings to Cathederal. In the onther bracket of the tournament Sauk Centre topped Milaca 6-5, scoring in the seventh inning to win, and Foley defeated LPGE 6-2.
Next Games
Thursday, June 1:
5 p.m. Games
At Putz Field-#4West  Melrose vs #2West WDC (elimination game)
At Faber Field-#3East Milaca vs #6West LPGE
7 p.m. Games
At Putz-#3West Cathedral vs #1West Pierz
At Faber-#2East Foley vs #1East Sauk Centre.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dutchmen Baseball
While the Osakis Silverstreaks indicted their view of a play at the plate, Melrose catcher Logan Funk held up the glove to show the umpire he had the ball.  The umpire ruled in favor of Melrose ending Osakis third inning. Melrose won the game 3-2 to advance in the playoffs. Funk’s seventh inning sacrifice bunt put Brady Birch on second base. Birch later scored on a single by Caldind Rieland.
Other 6AA scores
LPGE-2 Pequot Lakes-1
Foley-17 St. John’s Prep-0
Milaca-2 Royalton-0
Sauk Centre-11 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale-2
WDC-4 Staples-Motley-0
Cathedral-3 Holdingford-0
Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose fell 11-0 to Pierz in the playbacks of the Section 6AA softball playoffs today.
More on the games will appear in the May 31 issue of the Melrose Beacon.

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.