2001 State Tournament Results

Game 1 


Game moved to Dred Scott in Bloomington.

Final Score : Bloomington Eagles 3 -  Edina Grays 2 (Final)

Bloomington's Al Moore hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 8th to give the Eagles the victory.

Game 2 

Final Score : Minneapolis Brewers 4  Le Center Braves 3 

Minneapolis Brewers score 3 in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.

Game 3  Game moved to Bloomington's Dred Scott.

Final Score : St Louis Park Cardinals 14 Webster Rookies 1 (8 innings)

The Cardinals received a masterful pitching performance from Doug Hansen and won handily 14-1. John Miller hit a 2-run home run for the Cardinals and Derek Swenson had one "go over" but it was ruled  a ground rule double when the umpire was unable to see the play. Jeff Anderson made a one hand running catch of a drive down the left field line for the defensive play of the game.

Game 4 Final Score : Shoreview Hawks 9   Montgomery Loons 6
Game 5


Final Score : Loretto Sox 3 Shakopee Chiefs 2

Jerry Hersey singled in two runs for Loretto who were outhit by the Chiefs 6-3. Shakopee threatened in the ninth with two runners on but Loretto was able to squash the rally. 

Loretto's Mike Nentl enjoying a few moments in the stands following his team's victory and also celebrating his 42nd Birthday. Happy Birthday Mike !!

Game 6 Final Score : Oakdale Blue Diamonds 9  Veseli Vulcans 2
Game 7


Final Score:       Mayer Mutcatz 5 Morris Legends 2
Mayers Larry Beno delivers a pitch in the fifth inning of the game with the Morris Legends. Jeff Arnold just singled in 2 runs for Morris in the 7th. Bob Boesche of the Mudcatz  hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth for Mayer's second run.
Game 8 Final Score: Eden Prairie Lion's Tap 11 New Hope Bandits 1 (7 innings)

Lyndell Frey fashioned a neat three-hitter and Eden Prairie Lion's Tap rolled to an 11-1 victory over the New Hope Bandits, courtesy of a nine-run second inning. Kyle Aug and Carlos Ubiera were 3-4 with Aug collecting 3 RBI's and ending the game in the seventh inning with a tape measure homerun over the football press box in center field at Belle Plaine. Frey had two hits and two RBI's, Rod Helling had two hits and an RBI and Greg Elder had two hits in the same inning. The "big inning" started when Frey got trapped off third base with the score 2-1 and then escaping on an error.

Game 9 Final Score : Waconia Islanders 6    Brainerd Chargers  3
Game 10



St Peter's Ron Hill warmed up in the Bull Pen prior to tonite's 6:00 game Eden Prairie Manager Mark Comstock thinks carefully about his line-up before the game with St Peter. Eden Prairie veteran, Bob Cass patiently awaits this evening tilt with the Saints from St Peter.

League umpires review ground rules with St Peter manager Tom Burg (center) and Eden Prairie's Keith Waterstreet prior to the 6:00 matchup.

Final Score  : St Peter Saints  10    Eden Prairie Padres  3

Randy Stucky tripled and Marty Davis doubled him home in the top of the second for the first St Peter run of the game. In the top of the third, Jim Sullivan and Lee Pell walked for St Peter to open the inning. Pete Moulton then doubled and Rich Ryan singled to score three more runs for St Peter.

Eden Prairie came back in the bottom of the third, with three runs of their own on singles by Bob Moore, Dave Miller and Bob Cass and helped by a couple of St Peter errors.

St Peter pushed across another run in the fifth on 3 walks and a fielder's choice.

In the top of the eighth, Rich Ryan led off with a home run to give the Saints a 6-3 lead. St Peter went on to score 4 more runs to win the game 10-3 and advance to round two.


Game 11 Final Score : Union Hill Pitbulls 2   Dent Hasbeens 0
Game 12 Final Score : Jordan Alers 1    Urbank Gold Timers 0
Game 13 Final Score :  Anoka Tornados 5   Jordan Millers 1
Game 14 Final Score :  Alexandria Classic Clippers 4  Belle Plaine Gray Tigers 3
Game 15 Final Score : Urbank Gold Timers 6   Brainerd Chargers 5
Game 16 Final Score : Edina Grays 19    Webster Rookies 1
Game 17 Final Score : Waconia Islanders 4 Jordan Alers 0
Game 18 Final Score : St Louis Park Cardinals 6    Bloomington Eagles 2

Derek Swenson pitched 6 hitless innings as the Cardinals jumped off to an early 5-0 lead and were never headed.  

Game 19 Final Score : Le Center Braves 9    Montgomery Loons 6
Game 20 Final Score : Veseli Vulcans 2     New Hope Bandits 1
Game 21 Final Score : Shakopee Chiefs 8     Morris Legends 1
Game 22 Final Score : Shoreview Hawks 5  Minneapolis Brewers 3
Game 23 Final Score :  Dent Hasbeens 2  Belle Plaine Tigers 1

Belle Plaine opens scoring with a walk, stolen base and single by Paul Lambrecht to drive in 1st run

Doug Arvidson doubled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 5th to give the Hasbeens a 2-1 leadouts in the bottom of the 5th

Belle Plaine mounted a potential threat in the top of the ninth when Belle Plaine pitcher Kevin Studnicka reached first base on an error with two outs. Buster Brazil then hit a monstrous fly ball center field, but it was hauled in at the base of the fence with a masterful over the shoulder catch by center fielder Perry Becker to end the game. 

Randy Burkman of the Hasbeens pitched a complete game two hitter to earn the victory. 

Game 24 Final Score : Jordan Millers 3   Eden Prairie Padres 0
Game 25

Eden Prairie Lion's Tap veteran pitcher Dave Sobiech warms up on the sidelines before this afternoons game with Oakdale. Sixty-Five year old Harry Bongard shown prior to the game. Earlier this year, Bongard was named "Mr Baseball" by the city of Eden Prairie recognizing his contributions to the game for many years. 

Umpires Paul Williams (left) and Craig George review the ground rules with Eden Prairie manager Pat Thompson (left) and Oakdale manager Wayne Zarembinski just before the start of the game. Veteran announcer, "Wild Bill" Bowers provides the starting line-ups for the fans in the stands. 
  Final Score Eden Prairie Lion's Tap 12    Oakdale Blue Diamonds 9

Starting Pitchers :   Eden Prairie Dave Sobiech   Oakdale Bill Mlynarczyk

Eden Prairie opened the scoring in the top of the first with a 4 run outbusrt highlighted by Kyle Augs 2 run home run over the left center field fence.

Oakdale countered in the bottom of the first as Rickey Michel doubled and later scored on an error.

In the top of the third, Eden Prairie's Mike Max was hit by a pitch, Carlos Ubiera reached on an error and Kyle Aug Doubled them both home. Dave Fuecker singled and Greg Elder hit a home run to score two more runs for EP.

Paul Lucktenberg doubled down the left field line for Oakdale in the bottom of the 7th and later scored on a single to right by Reid Tschumperlin. Lucktenberg 

Oakdale erupted for 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Highlights were Rickey Michels bases loaded double of the right center field wall and Paul Lucktenberg's 2 run HR.


Game 26  
Game 27

Union Hill's Dave Hagene warms up in the bullpen prior to tonite's final game Alexandria's Greg Serum contemplates his starting assignment against the Union Hill Pitbulls in the Class AA quarter final game at Jordan.
  Final Score  :      Alexandria Classic Clippers  4       Union Hill Pitbulls 3  

Union Hill opened the scoring when Mark Gill drove in Ron Krautkremer.

Alex countered with three in the bottom of the first with the big hit being Ryan Bergau's double off the left field wall.

Bill Ziegler got a hit in the 7th and later scored on a base hit to give Alex a 4-1 lead

Dennis Seurer hits a 2 run home run in the top of the 8th to cut the margin to 4-3.


Line Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Union Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 2
Alexandria 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 2
Game 28 Anoka Tornados 3       St Peter Saints 2
Game 29 Urbank Gold Timers 1    Montgomery Loons 0
Game 30 Brainerd Chargers 6    Webster Rookies 1
Game 31 Minneapolis Brewers 8       Shoreview Hawks   5
Game 32 Waconia Islanders 10     St Louis Park Cardinals 2
Game 33 Bloomington Eagles 9      Le Center Braves 3

Jerry Peer led the Eagles hitting attack with three doubles and a single in a perfect day at the plate. Craig Esselman, Scott McNally and Garbo Barbo each had two hits for Bloomington. Chris Boosalis went the first five innings and notched the victory with three and one half innings of relief help from Jeff Peer and a supurb closing performance by John Koalbars.

Game 34 Morris Legends  5   Eden Prairie Padres 1
Game 35 Belle Plaine Gray Tigers 3  vs  New Hope Bandits  1
Game 36 Edina Grays 6   Jordan Alers   5
Game 37 Shakopee Chiefs 2 Vs Jordan Millers 0   (10 Innings)
Game38 Dent Hasbeens  10  Veseli Vulcans 2
Game 39 St Peter Saints    3    Mayer Mudcatz 2
Game 40  Union Hill Pitbulls  12  Oakdale Blue Diamonds 0
Game 41 Loretto Sox vs Anoka Tornados

Starting Pitchers : Loretto ( Kelly Weber)       Anoka (Jim Scheid)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
Loretto Sox 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6
Anoka Tornados 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 8 0
Game 42 Eden Prairie Lion's Tap 5    Alexandria Classic Clippers 4                 
Game 43 Jordan Alers 3    Le Center Braves 0
Game 44 Shoreview Hawks 2  St Louis Park Cardinals 1
Game 45 Montgomery Loons vs Webster Rookies
Game 46 Eden Prairie Padres 4    New Hope Bandits 3 (12th Innings)

Keith Waterstreet scored from second base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 12th for the victory.

Game 47 Mayer Mudcatz  vs  Oakdale Blue Diamonds
Game 48 Jordan Millers 2 Veseli Vulcans 1
Game 49 St Peter Saints vs Union Hill Pitbulls

Starting Pitchers   St Peter Saints  Brad Baker:     Union Hill Pitbulls : Jim Weirs


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
Union Hill Pitbulls 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 1
St Peter Saints 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Game 50 Alexandria Classic Clippers   6 Loretto Sox  2
Game 51 Morris Legends  Vs Belle Plaine Gray Tigers
Game 52 Waconia Islanders  10    Minneapolis Brewers  2

Waconia Islanders - 2001 State Class B Champs !!


Game 53 Bloomington Eagles 7     Edina Grays     1

Tom Helm held Edina to one hit in the first eight innings and Scott McNally came on in relief to insure the victory. Jerry Peer and Al Moore each had two hits and combined to drive in 5 runs. Craig Esselman chipped in with a solo homerun for the Eagles. 

Game 54 Brainerd Chargers vs Urbank Gold Timers
Game 55

Shakopee Chiefs vs  Dent Hasbeens     

Dent Hasbeens and the Shakopee Chiefs line up for the National Anthem prior to this evenings game. 

Starting Pitchers Shakopee : Bill Heller       Dent :  Randy Burkmann

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
Dent Hasbeens 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Shakopee Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 2
 Game 56

Anoka Tornados vs Eden Prairie Lion's Tap     

For Class AA State Championship - 2001

Anoka Tornados - Starting Pitcher

Greg Asche

Eden Prairie Lions Tap - Starting Pitcher

Lyndell Frey

Starting Lineups :

Anoka Tornados

Eden Prairie Lion's Tap

1 Jim Schied RF 1 Mike Max LF
2 Greg Asche P 2 Carlos Ubiera SS
3 Jeff Simmer LF 3 Kyle Aug CF
4 Mike Semling 3B 4 Rod Helling DH
5 Todd Vankrevlen C 5 Dave Fuecker 3B
6 David Stienbring CF 6 Greg Elder 1B
7 Jerry Sobieck 2B 7 Scott Stein C
8 Brian Kinney DH 8 Dave Frey RF
9 Don Bright 1B 9 Tom Knowles 2B
Play by Play :

First Inning :

      Top : Anoka Batting :

             Jim Schied grounds out second to first

             Greg Asche singles to left

             Jeff Simmer walks, Asche to second 

             Mike Semling doubles to right, Asche and Simmer score      

            Moses running for Semling

            Todd VanKrevelen grounds to third, is safe on throwing error by third baseman, Moses to third 

            Dave Steinbring walks to load the bases

            Jerry Sobieck strikes out

      Bottom :   Eden Prairie Batting

            Mike Max singles to center

            Carlos Ubiera Strikes out

            Kyle Aug reaches first on error by SS, Max toi second

            Helling grounds out 3rd to first

Second Inning

    Top (Anoka Batting)

            Brian Kinney doubles to right

            Don Bright reaches 1st on an error by the center fielder, Kinney to third

            Dave Anderson running for Bright

            Schied walks, 

            Asche flies to right, Kinney Scores, Anderson to third

     Bottom (EP Batting)

            Dave Fuecker grounds out 1st to the pitcher covering

            Greg Elder singles to left

            Scott Stein strikes out

Third Inning

      Top (Anoka Batting)

           Semling grounds out short to 1st

           VanKrevelen strikes out

      Bottom (EP Batting)

           Dave Frey flies out to center

           Tom Knowles singles to center

           Max singles to center, Knowles to second

           Ubiera singles to center scoring Knowles, Max to third, Ubiera to second on the throw in

           Aug is hit by pitch loading the bases

           Helling grounds out pitcher to first

Fourth Inning

     Top (Anoka Batting)

           Steinbring homers to left

           Sobieck walks

           Kinney singles to right, Sobieck to third

           Bright singles to center, scoring Sobieck (Niedenfuer running for Bright)

           Schied hits into a double play, first to short to first

      Bottom (EP Batting)                   

           Fuecker singles to center

           Elder hits into a FC, pitcher to second

           Stein grounds out second to first

Fifth Inning

      Top (Anoka Batting)

           Asche grounds out third to first

           Simmer strikes out

      Bottom (EP Batting)

            Dave Frey grounds out third to first

            Knowles strikes out

Sixth Inning

      Top (Anoka Batting)

            Semling singles to center, Satzinger running for Semling

            VanKrevelen strikes out

           Steinbring singles to left, Satzinger to third, Steinbring to second on the throw

           Helling in to pitch for EP

           Sobieck strikes out

      Bottom (EP Batting)

           Max walks

           Ubiera reaches first on an error by the 1B, Max to second

           Aug singles to right scoring Max, Ubiera to second

           Helling singles to center, scoring Ubiera, Aug to second,  Millard running for Helling 

           Fuecker doubles to right, scoring Aug, Millard to third

           Elder pops to second, Millard scores on tagup

           Stein grounds to third and Fuecker is tagged out in a rundown

Seventh Inning

    Top (Anoka batting)

           Kinney grounds out second to first

           Bright walks , Mark Olson running for Bright

          Dave Anderson singles to left, Olson to third

          Asche forces Anderson at second in a FC

    Bottom ( EP Batting)

         Dave Frey strikes out

         Dave Sobiech (in for Knowles) flies to center

Eighth Inning

     Top (Anoka batting)                     

         Simmer flies to left

         Satzinger fouls out to first

    Bottom ( EP Batting)

         Max singles to center

         Max thrown out stealing

         Ubiera pops up to pitcher

Ninth Inning

     Top (Anoka Batting)

         VanKrevelen walks

         Steinbring pops to second

         Sobieck pops to short

     Bottom ( EP Batting)

         Aug singles to right

         Helling grounds out second to first, Aug to second

         Fuecker grounds out second to first

Tenth Inning

     Top (Anoka Batting)

          Kinney grounds out third to first

          Bright bounces out second to first

     Bottom (EP Batting)

          Elder strikes out

          Stein strikes out

Eleventh Inning

     Top (Anoka Batting

           Scheid (Re-Entering for Anderson) walks

           Scheid steals second on the first pitch to Asche

           Asche flies to center

           Simmer flies to center

      Bottom ( EP Batting)

           Trieber batting for Dave Frey strikes out

           Dave Sobiech pops out to second

Twelfth Inning

      Top (Anoka Batting)

           Satzinger walks

           VanKrevelen singles to left, Satzinger to second

           Steinbring flies out to center, Satzinger advances to third after the catch

           VanKrevelen steals second on the first pitch to J Sobiech

           Jerry Sobiech walks to load the bases

           Kinney hits a bases loaded homerun on a 3-2 pitch !!

           Bright pops up to the first baseman in shallow right field

      Bottom ( EP Batting)

           Max singles to right

           Ubiera singles to the right of the pitcher, Max to second

           Aug reaches on an error by Anoka SS, Bases Loaded  

           Helling singles to center scoring Max and Ubiera, Aug to second

           Fuecker doubles to right scoring Aug and Helling and is thrown out trying to reach third  Game tied

           Elder singles to right and steals second on the first pitch to Stein

           Stein pops to short

Thirteenth Inning 

     Top (Anoka Batting)

           Aug in to pitch for EP

           Schied singles to the right of the second baseman

           Asche is hit with a pitch, Schied to second

           Simmer walks to load the bases

           Satzinger hits into a FC, third to home forcing Schied

           VanKrevelen walks forcing in Ashe with the go-ahead run

           Steinbring reaches first on an error by the third baseman, Simmer scores

           Jerry Sobiech singles to center, scoring two runs and the third scoring when the center fielder bobles the ball.           

           Kinney singles to center with Jerry Sobiech being thrown out at third to end the inning

    Bottom ( EP Batting)

           Dave Frey (Re-Entering) pops out to the pitcher

           Dave Sobiech flies out to center

           Game Over !!

Line Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Runs Hits Errors
Anoka Tornados 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 14 14 5
Eden Prairie Lion's Tap 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 16 4



2001 Class AA State Champions - Anoka Tornados 



2001 Class AA State Runner Ups - Eden Prairie Lion's Tap


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