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Saints game rescheduled for Monday night

BUFFALO — The DC Saints game at Buffalo, originally scheduled for Sunday July 5, has been rescheduled to Monday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Saints open NSL play with 14-4 victory over Montrose-Waverly

DASSEL – The Saints opened the North Star League season on a strong note, playing well in all three facets of the game in a 14-4, seven-inning victory over visiting Montrose-Waverly Wednesday, July 1.

At the plate, the Saints did massive damage in two innings, taking control of the game with a nine-run third inning, and putting the game away with a five-run sixth.

In the field, the Saints committed just two errors, a big improvement over the last few games.

And on the mound, DC starting pitcher James Howell – normally a one- or two-inning reliever – had the longest outing of his career, going five innings to pick up the victory.

DC outhit the Stingers 11-5 overall. Ben Lindquist and Noah Halonen both had triples for DC, with Tyler Brandel adding a two-run double.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Kernels fall flat in NSL opener against Buffalo

COKATO – The Cokato Kernels opened North Star League play in ignominious fashion, falling at home to the Buffalo Bulldogs 14-1 Wednesday.

Nothing went right for Cokato in all facets of the game, including at the plate, on the mound, or in the field.

In the field, the team committed an uncharacteristic seven errors, leading to eight unearned runs.

On the mound, three Kernels pitchers combined to give up 12 hits, including two home runs.

And at the plate, while the team collected 10 free passes (six walks, and four HBP), they managed just five hits, leaving 11 runners stranded though eight innings.

Cokato took a brief, 1-0 lead on a Tommy Halonen RBI single scoring Sanders Asplin, but after that it was all Bulldogs.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Kernels, Saints Schedule July 2-8

COKATO KERNELS

Wednesday, July 8 – at Litchfield, 7:30 p.m.

DC SAINTS

Sunday, July 5 – at Buffalo, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8 – at Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m.

DC Legion & VFW baseball schedules announced

Below are the schedules for the week of July 3-9 for both the DC Legion (18U) and DC VFW (16U) teams.

DC Legion

Tuesday July 7 – Hutchinson at DC (Saints Field), 6:30 p.m., DH

Thursday, July 9 – Annandale at DC (Saints Field), 7:30 p.m.

DC VFW

Tuesday, July 7 – Hutchinson at DC (DCHS, Dassel-Cokato High School), 6 p.m., DH

Wednesday, July 8 – DC at Sibley East (Gaylord), 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 9 – Annandale at DC (Saints Field), 5:30 p.m.

 

Red Devils rally to defeat Saints

DASSEL – For the third straight game, the Saints watched an early lead slip away in a 6-4 loss to the visiting Red Devils Sunday.

DC scratched across single runs in the third, fourth, and fifth, to take a 3-0 lead. Watertown scored three in the top of the sixth off starter Tyler Zweibohmer to tie the game at 3-3, but DC responded with a run in the bottom half to go back up, 4-3.

Unfortunately, Watertown scored three runs in the top of the seventh off reliever Austin Zweibohmer to go up 6-4, and held on for victory.

Leffler led the Saints with two hits, with a run scored and two RBI.

Brandel had an RBI double, and added another RBI on a groundout.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.