Champlin amateur team cruises past Ramsey, Coon Rapids
By Matthew Davis
Sun Post Newspapers
Champlin’s amateur baseball team started July strong with a couple of routs against Metro Minny League teams.
The LoGators pounded the Ramsey Renegades 12-6 on Wednesday, July 2 with 12 hits. A couple of big scoring innings by Champlin overcame five fielding errors to win the game.
Innings of three runs of the first and six in the fifth put the LoGators in a commanding 12-1 lead through five innings. Defensivelly, Champlin held the Renegades to six hits.
Tim Heifort drove in four runs for the LoGators on 3-4 hitting. Ryan Kilpatrick added two RBI on a 1-4 day.
Josh Wettlaufer crossed home plate the most out of any LoGator with four runs. Heifort, Matt Marek and Tyler Sage each scored twice.
Will Heiser pitched the LoGators to victory in five innings of work. He allowed one earned run and struck out two. Bryant Koval and Zach Heckert also pitched in the win Enloe Field in Anoka.
Champlin kept the moementum going when they beat the Coon Rapids Redbirds 7-2 on Sunday, July 6 in Brooklyn Park. The LoGators out-hit the Redbirds 11-8 and built quick momentum with five runs in the first three innings.
Marek hit 3-5 and drove in three runs and scored three as well, including a home run. Ryan Bruns also homered and had two RBI in a 2-3 batting performance.
Marek earned the win pitcvhing with five strikeouts in nine innings of work. He allowed one earned run in the victory at home in Brooklyn Park.
Champlin has a key game with the Forest Lake Brewers on the road Friday at 7:30 p.m. with first place on the line in the Metro Minny. The weekend will stay busy afterward with the Big Lake White Caps on the road for Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Renegades again at home on Sunday at 7 p.m. The LoGators also have the St. Francis Saints on the road on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the next week.
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