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.

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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2016


Dutchmen Baseball
Damon Van Beck and other Melrose defenders played flawlessly in 1-0 eight-inning win Friday over Browerville. The Dutchmen had hits two hits from Van Beck as well as singles by Brady Birch and Peyton Rademacher.  Birch drove in Zac Van Beck with the game inning run. Brennen Hoppe pitched seven innings and  struck out six. Reliever Carter Klasen earned the win. 
Lady Dutchmen Softball
Melrose posted a 10-7 win over Benson on Thursday.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017




Lady Dutchmen Softball
Kinze Wolbeck played steady game behind the plate and contributed a hit and a run in Melrose’s 8-3 win over Foley Tuesday.   Melrose gave up three first innings runs, but kept finding ways to score all day long. The team played errorless defense. More at melrosebeacon.com and in the April 12 issue of the Melrose Beacon.