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Saturday, May 25, 2019
 St. Mathias Devils @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Pierz Brewers 7:00 PM 
Sunday, May 26, 2019
 Avon Lakers @ Freeport Black Sox 11:30 AM (Game will be in Avon)
 Sobieski Skis @ Pierz Brewers 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 St. Stephen Steves @ St. Mathias Devils 1:30 PM 
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Swanville Swans @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Freeport Black Sox @ Avon Lakers 2:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Pierz Lakers 7:30 PM (@ Pierz Legion Park) 
Monday, May 27, 2019
 Pierz Lakers @ Buckman Billygoats 1:30 PM 
 Aitkin Steam @ Fort Ripley Rebels 1:30 PM
 Avon Lakers @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Sobieski Skis @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Randall Cubs @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Buckman Billygoats 5:30 PM 
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Sunday, May 19, 2019
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Pierz Lakers (Postponed) Summary 
 Buckman Billygoats @ Pierz Bulldogs (Postponed) Summary
 Pierz Lakers @ Royalton Riverdogs (Postponed) Summary
 Randall Cubs @ Swanville Swans (Postponed) Summary 
 Pierz Brewers @ Upsala Blue Jays (Postponed) Summary
Status: Completed
  R H E
Kimball Express  3 12 2
Buckman Billygoats  2 3 0
Innings: 9
WP: Ben Johnson 8+IP 1r 1h 9k 1bb 1hp
Save: Alex Kendall (St. Joe) 1IP 1r 2h 3k 1bb
LP: Nate DeChaine (Nisswa) 8 2/3IP 3r 11h 5k 1bb 1hp
Matt Tautges 1/3IP 0r 1h 0k 0bb 1hp

Austin Ruehle 3-3 bb, hp, sb, run
Scott Marquardt 2-5 2 rbi
-Brady Faber 0-0
Jordan Joseph 1-4 hp
Adam Beyer 1-4 2B
-Joey Von Wahlde 0-0
-Ben Theisen 0-0
Ben Johnson 1-4 rbi
Brian Marquardt 1-4
Matt Dingmann 1-3 sac
Kyle Winter 1-4
-Aaron Serbus 0-0 run
Brooks Marquardt 1-4 run

Matt Tautges 0-3 bb
Lane Girtz 0-3 hp, run
Aaron Weber 1-3 bb
-Alex Funk 0-0 run
Travis Kahl 0-4
Noah Boser 0-4
Matt Kummet 1-4 rbi
-Lukas Otte 0-0
Shawn Lanners 1-4 rbi
-Andrew Rueckert 0-0
-Nate DeChaine 0-0
Jack Suska 0-4 sb
Joe Kahl 0-2
-Mark Kahl 0-1

The Buckman Billygoats saw their 2018 season come to an end with a 3-2 loss to the Kimball Express in a State Quarterfinal game in New Prague on Sunday.  Goats starter Nate DeChaine worked out of a jam in the top of the 1st with strikeout to strand runners at 2nd and 3rd.  Meanwhile, Express starter Ben Johnson retired Buckman in order in each of the first 2 innings.  In the top of the 3rd, Kimball’s Austin Ruehle was at 2nd with 1 out when Scott Marquardt flew out to center with Ruehle tagging up and sliding into 3rd. However, Buckman appealed that Ruehle had left 2nd too early and the appeal was upheld and Ruehle was called out to end the inning.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Buckman finally got their first base runner when Jack Suska reached on a 1-out error.  The Goats eventually loaded the bases on a walk to Matt Tautges and a Lane Girtz hit by pitch with 3 outs.  Ben Johnson kept the game scoreless by getting Aaron Weber to fly out to center to end the 3rd.  Both DeChaine and Johnson then worked scoreless 4th, 5th and 6th innings.  In the top of the 7th, Kimball got a lead-off double from Adam Beyer.  DeChaine then recorded a pair of fly outs before Matt Dingmann legged out an infield hit. With runners at the corners, Kyle Winter flew out to deep left to end the threat.  Johnson then once again retired Buckman 1-2-3 and the game remained scoreless going to the 8th.  DeChaine got Brooks Marquardt to ground out to Aaron Weber at 3rd to lead off, but then Austin Ruehle reached on an infield single. Another infield hit and a hit batter filled the bases with 1 out.  DeChaine got Adam Beyer to pop out to 2nd but then Ben Johnson ripped a single to center to score Ruehle, with Scott Marquardt thrown out at home to end the inning with the Express now leading 1-0.  Buckman went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 8th as well.  In the top of the 9th, DeChaine got two quick outs before Kyle Winter singled. Kimball put Aaron Serbus in as a pinch-runner for Winter.  Brooks Marquardt then singled, and Buckman decided to bring Matt Tautges in to pitch in place of DeChaine,  Tautges hit Austin Ruehle to liad the bases and then Scott Marquardt cracked a 2-run single to make it 3-0. A fly out to left ended the inning, leaving the Billygoats one last chance, trailing now by 3 runs.  Ben Johnson had limited Buckman to just 1 hit over 8 innings.  But Johnson injured himself attempting to field a ball hit by Lane Girtz to start the bottom of the 9th. Girtz was safe on an error and Johnson was unable to continue pitching due to the injury and was replaced by Alex Kendall, a draftee from St. Joe.  Kendall walked Aaron Weber, with Alex Funk entering as a pinch-runner for Weber. A wild pitch allowed both runners to advance but the Kendall got back-to-back strikeouts.  Matt Kummet kept the Buckman hopes alive with an rbi single to make it 3-1.  Shawn Lanners then singled to score Funk and it was 3-2 and Buckman had the tying run at 2nd and the winning run at 1st with 2 outs.  But Kendall ended the Billygoats hopes of completing the rally by getting a game-ending strikeout to finish things off with the 3-2 Kimball Victory.  Buckman’s season ended with a record of 20-6.  Kimball then went on to the Semifinals on Sunday night, where they lost 12-5 to Plato.
Kimball Express Buckman Billygoats
Aaron Weber
Adam Funk
Alex Funk
Andrew Rueckert
Andrew Winscher
Ben Boser
Jackson Suska
Jeremy Monson
Joe Kahl
Lane Girtz
Lukas Otte
Mark Kahl
Matt Kummet
Matt Tautges
Noah Boser
Noah Cekalla
Pat Oldakowski
Peter Oldakowski
Peter Suska
Shawn Lanners
Thomas Funk
Travis Kahl