Tricounty News

Express win two, top previously unbeaten Rockies 1-0

It was a good weekend for the Kimball Express as they won two games and defeated the previously unbeaten Cold Spring Rockies 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel Saturday in Cold Spring.

w-Safe-at-thirdThe Express then defeated St. Nicholas 13-6 Sunday in St. Nicholas to push their league record to 6-1.

The win over the Rockies atoned for an earlier season setback to Cold Spring.

As Express manager Tom Marquardt has been saying all spring, it’s solid pitching that will win games, and in this case he was prophetic as Matt Dingmann led the way for the Express on the mound. Dingmann lost a bid for a perfect game when he gave up an eighth-inning single. Dingmann finished the day giving up only two hits to one of the league’s more potent offenses.


Kimball Golf Club News May 29, 2014

Golf Tip of the Week


Take your medicine when you hit a bad shot! If you’re in the rough or in the trees and can’t do much, just hit the golf ball out of trouble and try to get to your favorite distance from the green and make your next shot easier.

Be patient and enjoy your round of golf.


Progress being made on Watkins ball field

The new grandstands in the Watkins baseball field are starting to take shape. They should be ready within weeks. (This photo was taken from behind the pitcher’s mound Saturday, MayW-IMG 911017.)  The work is being done in preparation for Watkins hosting the 2015 Minnesota Amateur Baseball championships.


Ryan Tri (left) and Pat Geislinger (right) were out Saturday afternoon digging up freshly-laid sod along the third-base line, preparing the grounds for play soon. That’s Jerry Oster in the center, supervising. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.

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Pearl Lake Men’s Softball May 22



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Express rally to defeat Pearl Lake 5-3

KIMBALL – After spotting visiting Pearl Lake three runs in the top of the first, the Express came storming back to take a 5-3 victory.

The Lakers were led by Mitch Wieneke who was 3-for-5 with a double. Steve Krippner also doubled for one of his two hits on the day. Andy Lenzmeier added a single and drove in two runs.

Tony Garding started for the Lakers going the first seven innings. He allowed three earned runs and was relieved by Brad Fabel in the eighth. Fabel gave up the final two Express runs and was tagged with the pitching loss.

Pearl Lake held that edge until the seventh when the Express answered to tie the score. Kimball took the lead in the eighth and held on for the win.

For the Express, Austin Ruehle was 4-for-4 including a double. Andy Dingmann recorded the win on the mound pitching two shutout innings.

With the win the Express moved to 3-1 in the CVL and 5-1 on the season.

Express manager Tom Marquardt credits his team’s good start to their starting pitching bullpen.

“Our starting pitching has been consistent. Like the old story goes, if you get good starting pitching, it will always give your team a chance to win. Andy Dingmann continues to step up his pitching success by winning three games coming out of the bull pen.

Offensively, Marquardt is happy with some of his younger players.

“Austin Ruehle was 4-for-4 Sunday with a double and Jordan Joseph was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. It’s great to see these two young men stepping it up.”