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2018 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All Stars

DRS All Stars

BP's 2018 RVL All-Stars: At Fairfax, Tiger All-Stars Wes Sarsland and Jonny Vinkemeier helped lift the RVL to a 10-6 win over the Dakota-Rice-Scott League. In 12 series matchups, the RVL holds an 8-3-1 lead. Sarsland pitched an inning of relief, allowing a pair of unearned runs. Vinkemeier entered halfway through the contest and played second base, going 0-for-2 at the dish.

  The RVL pitching set the tone in the 1st and 2nd inning, throwing 2 scoreless innings and striking out 4 DRS batters.  RVL hitters scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st off 4 singles and 1 hit batsman.  The DRS hitters got 2 runs back in the 3rd on 2 hits and 2 RVL errors.  The RVL answered back with 1 run in the 3rd inning as well.  RVL hitters then scored 2 runs in the 5th inning and 3 runs in the 6th inning to make the score RVL 10- DRS 2 after 6.  The DRS bats came alive scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning off of 2 doubles and 3 singles.  DRS got 1 more run in the 9th to make the final score RVL 10-DRS 6. 
  Top batters RVL
Joe Loftus, Prior Lake Jays- 1 hit, 1 BB, 1 rbi and 2 runs scored
Alex Beckmann, Jordan Brewers- 1 hit, 1 hit by pitch and 2 runs scored
Trevor Schrupp, Arlington A’s- 1 hit, 1 BB,  2 rbi and 1 run scored
Tyler Agre, Arlington A’s- 1 double, 2 rbi
Zach Black, Fairfax Cardinals- 1 hit, 1 rbi and 1 run scored
  Top pitchers RVL
Jimmy Larson, Prior Lake Jays- 2 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts
Tanner Wenninger, Gaylord Islanders- 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts
Jason Sunderman, Le Sueur Braves- 1 scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts
  Top batters DRS
Jeff Dietz, Union Hill Bulldogs- 2 singles and 1 rbi
Joe McKibben, New Market Muskies- 1 double and 1 rbi
Ben Doerr, Vaseli Warriors- 1 double and 1 run scored
Nick Spitt, St. Patrick Irish- 1 single, 1 rbi and 1 run scored
  Top pitchers DRS
Tyler Francis, Faribault Lakers- 1 scoreless inning with 1 strikeout
    Home Run Derby
Champion Joe Loftus, Prior Lake Jays- 5 home runs
Runner-up James Fuerniss, New Prague Orioles- 4 home run

2017 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All Stars

DRS All Stars

BP's 2017 RVL All-Stars: Luke Narveson (DNP), Mitchel Stier (1-1, RBI; played third base 2 inns), Aiden Ladd (0-2, played catcher 3 inns). ‬‪Playing at New Market, the River Valley League topped DRS Baseball, 7-6.

2016 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All Stars

DRS All Stars

Belle Plaine’s representatives at the 2016 All-Star Game
Josh Terrio and Matt Schult

2015 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All-Stars
FRONT, L-R:  Eric Curry (New Ulm), Cole Sweeney (Victoria), Steven Beckman (Jordan), TJ Larson (Prior Lake), Cody Huiras (Fairfax), Matt Nagel (Henderson), Nathan Henke (Arlington), Ryan Zimmerman (Chaska), Jonathan Curry (New Ulm), Billy Hanson (St. Peter), Scott Palmer (Fairfax). 
BACK, L-R:  Coach Scott Black (Fairfax), Coach Mike Feeney (Le Sueur), Coach Scott Geisler (Prior Lake), Jonesy Buescher (Prior Lake), Tyler Edwards (Prior Lake), Chase Hentges (Chaska), Jon Leighton (Chanhassen), Ryan Diers (Chanhassen), Derek Dahlke (Belle Plaine), Greg Campbell (Shakopee), Scott Hollingsworth (Jordan), Brad Walsh (Gaylord), Jesse Anderson (St. Peter). 

Belle Plaine’s representatives at the 2015 All-Star Game

RVL Commissioner Ron Beckman’s best beat the All-Stars from the Dakota-Rice-Scott League for the sixth time in eight tries on Friday in Montgomery. A 2-1 RVL lead after seven innings finished as a 10-4 rout, with the big blow a three-run home run by Chanhassen’s Ryan Diers. The Tigers were represented by Derek Dahlke, who substituted at third base and went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Travis Latzke was selected for the All-Star Game but did not attend as he is indefinitely resting a lower-body injury in order to get healthy for the playoffs. 

2014 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

2013 BP Tiger RVL All-Stars
Belle Plaine’s representatives at the 2014 All-Star Game

Dan Huber, Shawn Larson and Matt Schultz represented the Tigers in Gaylord Friday at the eighth annual RVL-DRS All-Star Game. The DRS won 7-1 for their first victory since 2007. The Tigers went hitless on the evening and Larson also pitched a frame in the losing cause. 

2013 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

2013 BP Tiger RVL All-Stars
Belle Plaine’s representatives at the 2013 All-Star Game

Tonight the Tiger Train is boarding for Waterville and a 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Indians. Friday is the RVL-DRS All-Star Game in Veseli at 8:00 p.m. Representing the Tigers will be outfielder Travis Latzke and pitcher/outfielder Ryan Diers, the latter of whom is also scheduled to partake in the Home Run Derby at 7 p.m.

The River Valley League won their fifth straight against the Dakota-Rice-Scott All-Stars on Friday night in Veseli, lashing out 26 hits in a 19-4 triumph. Belle Plaine sent a pair of reps to the game and Travis Latzke went 1-for-2, playing four innings in left field. First-time All-Star Ryan Diers went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and four RBI, and he saw five frames in right field. Diers also decided not to unleash his donkey power on the DRS in the pregame home run contest. All-Star Game Program

2012 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

2012 BP Tiger RVL All-Stars Travis Latzke & Brad Lawson

Belle Plaine’s representatives at the 2012 All-Star Game

Don’t forget to come out and cheer on Tiger all-stars Travis Latzke and Brad Lawson this Thursday evening in Chaska. The River Valley League will take on the Dakota-Rice-Scott League on Thursday at 7 p.m. There will also be a home run derby starting at 6:30 p.m. The RVL has won the last three games, and looks to continue their winning streak so come out and support your Tigers and other RVL all-stars.

The DRS-RVL All-Star Game was played in Chaska on Thursday and went to the RVL by a 4-1 count, the league's fourth consecutive triumph in the sixth annual matchup. Travis Latzke started in center field for the RVL and went 0-for-1 with a walk, while Brad Lawson went 0-for-1 at the plate and tossed a dicey – but scoreless – eighth inning to nab a hold. The RVL also took the pre-game Home Run Derby, winning 7-5 thanks to five clouts from Chaska's Kyle Geason.

2011 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

2011 All-Stars

Belle Plaine’s representatives at the July 8, 2011 All-Star Game at Union Hill were, from left, Dan Huber, Brad Lawson, Brett Kruschke (co-manager) and Adam Johnson. [PHOTO COURTESY OF BELLE PLAINE HERALD] The RVL beat the DRS, 2-1.

RVL All-Stars 2 vs. DRS All-Stars 1, at Union Hill (Friday, July 8)
All-Star Photos (Bill Kruschke & Molly Lawson)  
All-Star photos (Union Hill Bulldogs)
The River Valley League won their third straight in the series, with Commissioner Ron Beckman lining up for handshakes immediately following the game. Four Tigers participated in the gala event at a decked-out Union Hill Ballpark.

Brad Lawson started at shortstop and went 1-for-2, while Dan Huber came in midway through the contest at second base and took an 0-for-2. Adam Johnson worked the final two innings on the hill to pick up the save, giving up no runs or hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Brett Kruschke, filling in for manager Jeff Miller, co-managed the RVL’ers with Gaylord skipper Mike Walsh.

MVP Dusty Olynyk of Prior Lake went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run dinger in the 5th. Olynyk also belted 13 long balls in the home run contest, edging out Faribault’s Nick Rost by one in the finals. Huber started slow but represented well, popping the 3rd-most homers in the contest with four.

Dusty Olynyk (Prior Lake) 5, Dan Huber (Belle Plaine) 4, Keith McClellan (New Ulm) 2, Johnny Gulden (Chanhassen) 1. Finals = Olynyk, 8.

Nick Rost (Faribault) 6, Dave Sherry (St. Benedict) 3, Brian Giesen (Union Hill) 2, Brian Vosejpka (Lonsdale) 0. Finals = Rost, 7.

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2010 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

DRS All-StarsRVL All-Stars

2010 All-Stars
The Tigers sent four players to this year's RVL-DRS All-Star Game, from left to right:  DH-MGR Jeff Miller, catcher Pat Schultz, pitcher Adam Johnson and outfielder Tim Huber.  The RVL defeated the DRS, 2-0.

Single runs in the 1st and 3rd innings were enough offense as five RVL pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout to defeat the DRS 2-0 in Belle Plaine.  Scott Hollingsworth (Jordan) pitched the first four frames and would notch the win.  Ryan Seifert (Chaska), Brad Lawson (Belle Plaine), Ryan McPartland (Le Sueur) and Mike Beckius (Jordan) pitched the balance of the game, with Beckius earning a save.

Offensively, the RVL was led by game MVP Kyle Geason of Chaska.  Geason doubled home the first run with a line-shot double down the leftfield line and into the corner vines.  A Geason sacrifice fly plated the second run in the 3rd inning, and he also doubled in the 5th. The River Valley League now leads the series two games to one.  Losing 6-0 in Shakopee in 2007, the RVL has bounced back with a 9-1 win in New Prague in 2008 and the 2-0 blanking in 2010.  The 2009 game was rained out in Arlington.

In the pre-game homerun derby, Justin Johnson of Chaska swatted five as the RVL won, 10 -5.  Belle Plaine’s Tim Huber swatted three long balls for good measure in the RVL’s final at-bat.

Dustin Steinhoff (New Prague) 2, John Krocak (Montgomery) 2, Dave Sherry (St. Benedict) 1, Tyler Bednar (Lonsdale) 0

Justin Johnson (Chaska) 5, Tim Huber (Belle Plaine) 3, Aaron Olson (Shakopee) 2, Kyle Geason (Chaska) 0

DRS........000   000  000 - 0    3    1
RVL........101   000  00x - 2    3    1

WP- Scott Hollingsworth (Jordan)
LP- Chris Hartman (New Prague)
SV- Mike Beckius (Jordan)

TIGER ALL-STARS:  Tim Huber started in centerfield, and went 0-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch.  Pat Schultz caught the final four frames for the RVL and grounded out to first base in his only at-bat.  Brad Lawson pitched a scoreless 7th, walked one and struck out one.  Manager Jeff Miller brought it all together and became the first manager in baseball history to shun the DH option in an All-Star Game.

2009 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All-Star Team
DRS All-Star Team

The Tigers sent four players to this year's RVL-DRS All-Star Game, from left to right:  shortstop Shawn Carlson, DH-MGR Jeff Miller, catcher Pat Schultz, pitcher Adam Johnson.  The RVL defeated the DRS, 9-1.

The River Valley League team defeated the D-R-S League team 9-1 in the All-Star baseball game played Friday, July 10, at New Prague, 9-1.
A six-run eighth inning put the game away for the River Valley team.
A single, error, hit batter, a two-run single by Mike Enz of St. Peter, was followed by two walks. Kyle Zweber of the Prior Lake Jays then singled for two more runs and the final run came on a fielder's choice by Scott Hollingsworth of the Jordan Brewers.

Cullen Bahn led off the top of the second inning with the game's only homer to send the River Valley Stars into a 1-0 lead. Two more runs scored in the fourth on only one hit as two walks and a hit batter were also involved.
Tres Humerickhouse of Elko scored the lone D-R-S run in the sixth inning as he was safe on an error, advanced two bases on another error and scored when Kyle Kalina of the Lonsdale Aces hit a sacrifice fly.
More than 50 players were on the rosters for the two teams.
The managers for the River Valley team were Bryce Eggert of Arlington , Jeff Miller of Belle Plaine and John Seifert of Chaska.

The D-R-S managers were Terry Fredrickson of Elko, Sean O'Neill of Union Hill and Monte Hennen of St. Patrick.
A home-run hitting contest preceded the two league sended with an 8-8 tie as Eric Steinhoff, of the D-R-S Veseli team and the last batter, putting three pitches out of the park for the tie. A brief overtime saw no more balls hit out.

The line score:...............R  H  E
R-V-L...010 200 060 - 9  8  1
D-R-S...000 001 000 - 1  5  2

Kyle Zweber, Adam John-son (4), Darren Culbert (6), Brad Keenan (8), Scott Hollingsworth (9) and Pat Schultz, Ryan Henke (6).
Brian Muell, Bill Dunker (3), Luke Giesen (4), Derek Christenson (5), Ben Morrison (6), Brad Weiers (7), Steve Weiers (7-1/3) and Eric Bisek, Josh Thom (6).

2008 RVL-DRS All-Star Game

RVL All-Star Team
DRS All-Star Team

Friday night is the RVL-DRS All-Star Game, 8:00 pm in Arlington. This is the 2nd annual event, and last year the Dakota-Rice-Scott League quieted the RVL 6-0. RVL Commissioner Ronnie Beckman is on the warpath and has demanded revenge, so much so that a press release has been issued stating his intentions of victory. (Click here for the full press release, including the RVL All-Star roster.)


Representing Belle Plaine at the gala event are repeat selections Pat Schultz and Tim Huber. Huber will also take place in the home run hitting contest, set to begin at 7:30 pm.
2008 All-Star Roster

The DRS-RVL All-Star Game was rained out Friday night at Arlington.  The game began but couldn’t get through one inning before a downpour washed it out.  However, after a delay, the home run contest was still held, and saw the RVL edge the DRS by one when Shakopee’s Troy Wasiloski put on a display and clubbed six long balls in the RVL’s final at-bat.

2007 CCL-DRS All-Star Game

CCL All-Star Team
DRS All-Star Team

Pat Schultz, Tim Huber, and Shane Hofmann represented Belle Plaine in the CCL-DRS All-Star Game played Friday, July 13 in Shakopee. DRS Photo -- CCL Photo

CCL-DRS All-Star Game:  The DRS dominated the CCL 6-0 in Friday night’s (July 13) All-Star Game at Shakopee’s Joe Schleper Stadium.  The DRS outhit the CCL 13-2 in the contest, and has taken to local message boards to make sure nobody forgets about it.  Pat Schultz, Tim Huber, and Shane Hofmann represented the Tigers and saw game action, in a game well-attended by fans.



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