Miesville completed the best of 3 series with the Red Wing Aces, sweeping the Aces in 2 games by scores of 8-0 and 10-0 respectively.
Both pitching and defense were on point in the series for Miesville not allowing a single run and only giving up 6 hits in the 2 games. The offense was equally impressive scoring 18 runs in 16 innings of play while banging out 29 hits!
Miesville will now play a single game vs. Dundas for state tournament seeding purposes. This game was previously scheduled for 8/22 but since both Dundas and Miesville swept their series', the game will be moved up to Friday 8/21 @ 8pm in MIesville.
This will be the last home game of the year for the Hens before heading to state so make sure to stop on out and watch 2 quality teams tune up before the state tournament.
Miesville Strikes First in Best-of-Three Series
With a state berth in the balance, Miesville struck a decisive blow in the first go-around.
Facing Red Wing in a best-of-three series in the Section 1B playoffs, the top-seeded Mudhens went off for eight runs on 12 hits in an 8-0 victory over the Aces Sunday at Jack Ruhr Field.
After Charles Bruchu led the bottom of the first inning off with a single, he put Miesville up 1-0 after scoring on a Toby Gardenhire single. Two innings later, the Mudhens tacked on a pair of runs after an Aces error and a Brian Sprout double that brought Nat Hammes home.
Alex LaShomb came up with an RBI single in the fifth inning before Miesville closed the game out with a four-run eighth inning, highlighted by a two-run two-out single by Gardenhire.
Gardenhire, Sprout, Bruchu and Deryk Marks each finished with two hits while Marks had three runs scored. Gardenhire finished the afternoon with four RBI. On the mound, Andrew Werner went all nine innings for the Mudhens, striking out six while limiting Red Wing to three hits and a walk.
The Aces were held hitless until the fifth inning, when Dave Jenson came up with a one-out double. Jenson had an infield single in the seventh, and Adam Thygesen came up with the team’s final hit to lead off the ninth.
Aaron Johnson was charged with the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits and four walks to go with nine strikeouts in seven innings. The Aces’ defense struggled behind Johnson with three errors.
Miesville will try to close out the series in Game 2, which is pegged for an 8 p.m. start Tuesday at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Game 3, if necessary, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday back in Miesville.
The #2 Ranked Mudhens, Head Into the Playoffs
Miesville finished the regular season on a high note, defeating their in conference and section rivals the Dundas Dukes 6-2 to claim sole leadership of Section 1B and the CCVL championship. Today the Hens were ranked as the #2 team in the state by mnbaseball.org.
Miesville's winning streak did end at 16 with a loss to Eagan last Friday by a score of 4-5 but still ended the regular season strong winning their last 17 of 18 games.
The Hens earned the #1 seed in the Section 1B playoffs and will have to wait to see who they will play in the best of 3 series with either the Hastings Hawks, the Red Wing Aces, or the Northfield Knights.
Miesville's series play will start on Sunday, Aug 16th, 2pm in Miesville vs one of the teams noted above. Game 2 would be at their opponent's home field on Tuesday, Aug 18th @ 8pm. Game 3 (if necessary) would be Friday, Aug 21st, 8pm back in Miesville. Saturday, August 22nd would be a one game seeding (for the state tourney) in Miesville @ 8pm if the Hens win their series play.
The Hens has picked up 2 more games while they wait for their playoffs to start. They will host Class A power Minnetonka on Tuesday, Aug 11th @ 8pm and Prescott, Wi on Thursday @ 8pm with both games in Miesville.
Hens Beat Hastings and Burnsville, 16 Straight
Miesville pummeled Hastings 13-2 last Sunday and defeated Burnsville 3-2 on a walk off single on Wednesday evening to push the winning streak to 16 in a row making their overall record 24-5.
Sunday Miesville visited Classic Cannon Valley League rival Hastings in a 13-2 seven-inning victory at Vets Park.
Brian Sprout finished 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in the Mudhens’ victory while teammates Nate Hammes finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run. Jordan Lugowski and Charles Bruchu each finished with two hits, with Bruchu chipping in with three runs and a pair of RBI. Matt Van Der Bosch drove in two runs, helping a Miesville offense that finished with 15 hits.
On the mound, Deryk Marks secured the victory after striking out seven while giving up six hits, one walk and two runs (one earned) in six innings of work.
Wednesday night Miesville hosted and defeated Burnsville 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th on a walk-off single by Matt Van Der Bosch.
In a tied game (2-2) with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, Jordy Horsch started the 2 out rally with his speed as his ground ball caused the shortstop rush and bobble the ball. Joey Werner followed with a single through the left side to bring up the top of the order. Van Der Bosch then singled to right field and Horsch beat the play at the plate ending the game 3-2.
Andrew Yetzer pitched 8.1 strong innings in the no decision only giving up 2 hits and 2 runs while walking 3 and striking out 5. Aaron Stein was credited the win after 1.2 innings of relief.
Van Der Bosch finished 2-4 on the night with a run scored and an RBI. Nate Hammes lead offensively finishing 3-4 with an RBI.
Miesville Unloads on #1 Elko, Streak to 14 Straight
The currently ranked #6 team in the state, Miesville, took on the #1 ranked Elko last night and dominated the game with a final score of 10-2.
This was a big section game as Elko came in as the top team in section 1B and Miesville was 2 games behind.
Andrew Werner started in the bump for Miesville and was dominant all game. Werner pitched a complete game, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 10.
Miesville got on the board right way in the first with Chuck Bruchu scoring on a Deryk Marks RBI single and then Marks himself scoring later that inning on a RBI single by Tim Kuzniar.
The game was blown wide open when Matt Van Der Bosch came up with the bases loaded in the 4th inning and unloaded on a fastball hitting a bullet into the cornfields for a grand slam. Miesville scored 8 runs in the 4th inning including a 2 out 2 RBI double by Brian Sprout. Alex LaShomb continued to stay hot at the plate going a perfect 4-4 while Van Der Bosch, Bruchu, Marks, and Sprout all added multiple hits on the night.
Next up... Miesville will travel to Hastings tomorrow 7/26 for a 2pm game at Vets Park.
Winning Streak Extends to 13
Miesville has rolled off 13 straight wins since June 21st and are now 21-5 overall on the year. The Hens find themselves in second place in Section 1B behind the currently #1 ranked team in the state, Elko.
Tonight Miesville will play host to their in section rivals Elko and will be looking for revenge where Miesville lost to Elko by the score of 8-7 earlier this season.
This is a huge section game tonight at Jack Ruhr Field @ 8pm. Miesville looks to continue their winning ways and to maintain momentum heading to playoffs. We look to see you all there!
9 Straight, Mudhens now 17-5
Miesville goes 2-0 this weekend beating Hampton and Dundas respectively.
Friday night Hampton visited Miesville and left with a 6-1 loss. Steve Maher was dominant on the hill for the Mudhens pitching 7 innings allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits and 8 strikeouts. At the plate the Hens were lead by Brian Sprout who was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and Toby Gardenhire who was 2-4 with a 2B, HR, and 3RBI. Deryk Marks added a solo shot as well.
Today the Hens traveled to rival Dundas. Miesville scored early and often beating the Dukes in 7 innings by the score of 13-1. Andrew Werner pitched a complete game only giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits and 5 strikeouts. Chuck Bruchu pounded the ball today going 2-4 with 4 RBI. Jordy Horsch was a catalyst today going 2-2 scoring 3 runs and reaching base all 4 plate appearances.
Next up is the Cannon Falls Bears on Wed, July 18 in Cannon at 7:30pm.
Bats Stay Hot, Streak Extends to 7
Miesville's offense continued to impress as they knocked off the Austin Greyhouds in a mid-week affair by a score of 12-2 pounding out 19 hits. Austin got on the board first after scoring 2 in the 2nd inning off of Miesville starter Andrew Yetzer but it then was Miesville on the offensive attack the rest of the night. The Mudhens scored 1 in the 3rd, 5 in the 5th, 2 in the 7th, and another 4 in the 8th.
The offense was lead by Toby Gardenhire going 4-5 at the plate with 3 RBI and added a double. Miesville also had multiple hits from Matt Van Der Bosch, Chuck Bruchu, Deryk Marks, Alex Lashomb, Nate Hammes, and Jordan Lugowski.
Andrew Yetzer pitched 7 strong innings, winning his 4th game this season. He allowed 2 earned runs on 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 6.
Miesville will be back at home, looking for revenge against the Hampton Cardinals this Friday @ 8pm.
Mudhens Rolling a 6 Game Winning Streak, Now 14-5 Overall
After a 3 game, mid-season losing skid, Miesville has ripped off 6 wins in a row outscoring their opponents 84-12 in the process including a 26-0 victory over Randolph yesterday!
Obviously the offense has been outstanding as of late with contributors through out the line-up and off of the bench but also Miesville has been pitching much more consistently as of late and playing solid defense.
Miesville will need to stay hot at the plate as this week they will play host to the Austin Greyhounds on Wed @8pm, Hampton on Fri @8pm, and will travel to rival Dundas on Sun @ 2pm.
Miesville Newcomers Making a Big Impact
Miesville took on the defending 2014 Class A State Champions last night (St. Paul Capitals) defeating the Caps with a score of 7-1. Newcomer Deryk Marks was on the mound for the Hens pitching 8 innings and only giving up 1 run. He battled early with a soup can strike zone and worked out of some trouble but finished strong, scattering 6 hits while striking out 11. Offensively, another first year Hen had a great night at the plate, Jordy Horsch, who reached base safely in all 4 plate appearances, going 3-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk. The night was capped by another newcomer and former Mudhen bat boy, Joey Werner, pinch hit in the 8th inning, smoking a double in his first career at bat, scoring his cousin (Horsch) all the way from first base.
Miesville will be back in action tonight as they host the Lake City Serpents at 8pm in Miesville. Should be a beautiful night.... See you there!
Not Another Rainout!
Tonight's Game vs the St Paul Capitols has been postponed (due to weather and poor field conditions) until tomorrow (6.4.2015) at 8pm in Miesville. Looks like the weather will be much better as it is supposed to be 80 degrees and sunny tomorrow! See you there.
Mudhens 2-1 After the First 5 Scheduled Games of the Summer
After 2 rain-outs, Miesville starts the season 2-1. Miesville's first scheduled game of the year was cancelled against Rosetown due to weather which made the season and home opener against their rivals, the Red Wing Aces. Miesville couldn't shake off enough rust to take the season opener from Red Wing, dropping the game 5-3. Red Wing took the lead right away in the first inning 2-0 which proved to be the difference in the game. Miesville pitching wasn't very sharp on opening day giving up 6 earned runs on 8 hits and giving up 10 walks. The bats weren't much better only collecting 6 hits on the day, 3 of which came from the lead-off hitter Matt Van Der Bosch.
Next the Mudhens picked up a game with the St. Paul Shamrocks and started to get things rolling a bit, beating the Shamrocks 11-1 in 7 innings. Erik Olson started for the Hens and gave Miesville a nice start to the game going 4 innings giving up 1 earned run, with 2 K's and 1 walk. Andrew Werner pitched the final 3 innings only giving up 1 hit while striking out 2. The offensive effort was much better collecting 11 runs on 13 hits, lead by Alex LaShomb going 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Miesville also collected multiple hits from Jordy Horsch, Chuck Bruchu, and Tim Kuzniar.
After another rainout against the Minnetonka Millers, Miesville took on the Faribault Lakers who competed until the final weekend in the 2014 state tournament last year. The game was tied 2-2 until the 6th inning when Miesville erupted for 8 runs capped by a 3 run blast by Deryk Marks. Then in the 7th, Miesville loaded the bases and walked off with a 2 run single by Matt Van Der Bosch, ending the game 12-2. Marks was on fire for the Hens at the plate, finishing the day 4-4 with 2 doubles. 2 home runs, and 6 RBI on the day! Chuck Bruchu had 2 hit's himself scoring 2 runs. Andrew Yetzer picked up his first win of the season going 5 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, and 3 K's. Brian Meyers pitch the final 2 scoreless innings.
This week Miesville plays all home games vs the St. Paul Capitals on Wed @ 8pm, Lake City on Friday @ 8pm, and the Moorhead Brewers on Sunday @ 2pm.