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Warriors Hold On

Sunday, July 11

Warriors Break out the Bats Against Crosstown (box score)

Woodbury had one of their most productive nights at the plate this season and made quick work of Crosstown Traffic, winning 10-0 in five innings on Sunday. Woodbury scored in every inning and their 14 hit attack included five doubles and one triple. Dan Paulson led the attack going 3 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Doug Berfeldt, Pat Ryan, Doug Ohs, and Joe Vaughn also had two hits apiece. Kent Rogers started on the mound and looked sharp, allowing only 3 hits and a walk in the 5-inning game.

Friday, July 9

Woodbury Leads Burnsville

In a game that had to be suspended due to a field scheduling mixup, Woodbury held the upper hand against Burnsville, 6-0 through five innings. Two clutch, two-out hits, one by Joe Vaughn and one by Harvey Radke were the big blows. Vaughn’s single in the second scored two and Radke’s bases-loaded double in the fourth scored all three runners. After snuffing a Burnsville rally in the top of the first, starter Rob Beard cruised through the next four innings. The game will be completed the next time Burnsville and Woodbury meet on August 8 in Burnsville.

Sunday, June 27

Woodbury Loses Shorthanded (box score)

Woodbury could only field 8 players for their game on Sunday against the Minnetonka Lakers. Playing with 2 outfielders, the Warriors were able to keep it close until the 5th, when the lack of a center fielder probably turned a bases loaded line drive from an out to a 3-run double. That was enough to propel Minnetonka to a 5-1 victory over Woodbury.

Friday, June 25

Woodbury Gives One Away (box score)

In a game they probably should have won, Woodbury made a critical two-out error, allowing JT’s to score a couple unearned runs on Friday night, leading to a 4-2 JT’s victory.

Sunday, June 20

Woodbury Overwhelms Outmanned Northfield (box score)

Woodbury won relatively easily against Northfield on Sunday, 7-0. Northfield had only 8 players, forcing them to use only 2 in the outfield. Woodbury didn’t take huge advantage of the lack of an outfielder, but just enough to score 5 times in the third inning and leave little doubt as to the outcome. Bob Kaufer, Doug Berfeldt and Harvey Radke had 3 hits apiece to lead the attack. Rob Beard threw the complete game shutout, giving up only 5 hits.

Friday, June 18

Woodbury Generates No Offense (box score)

Woodbury generated only four hits while losing to the Minnetonka Saints on Friday, 3-0. Saints starter Kevin Burns was sharp, striking out 9 and walking only 1 in the complete game shutout. Warriors starter Kent Rogers pitched his way out of a couple jams before the Saints finally pushed across a couple runs in the 4th and one more in the 5th. It was Rogers’ first loss of the season.

Sunday, June 13

Big Inning Sinks Woodbury (box score)

After getting back on track with a sweep the previous weekend, Woodbury dropped their only game of the weekend, 5-3 to Concept Group on Sunday. Rob Beard started and was sailing along until the 4th when four two-out hits led to four Concept Group runs. That was all that would be necessary as the Warriors bats were mostly silent until a couple doubles in the 7th led to two runs. But it was too little too late.

Thursday, May 27

Woodbury Goes Quietly in the Dome (box score)

For the second time in a week, the Minnetonka Lakers defeated the Warriors, this time with an easy 11-1 win. The Metrodome seemed to be more of a novelty for Woodbury and there seemed to be more of an adjustment period, while the Lakers were more ready to play baseball. Minnetonka scored three unearned runs in the top of the first and never looked back. Rob Beard, who went the first three and took the loss, got no offensive support. Woodbury managed only seven hits and scored their lone run on a Minnetonka error in the 3rd.

Friday, May 21

Lakers Bunt Way to Victory Over Warriors

The Minnetonka Lakers used the bunt effectively on Friday night to setup both their run-scoring rallies on the way to a 6-2 win. Minnetonka’s leadoff hitter laid down a perfect bunt to open the first inning and the Lakers went on to score two runs on two hits, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. Woodbury tied the game in the fifth on a double by Jeff Patterson, a three-base throwing by the third-baseman, and a ground out. But, the Lakers scored four more in the sixth, helped by another bunt and a couple well placed ground balls. New Warriors pitcher Rod Volkers was solid in his first start, going 4 innings and giving up only two runs. Rob Beard took the loss in relief.

Sunday, May 16

Warriors Hold On

Woodbury was seemingly cruising to a comfortable victory on Sunday but then had to hold on to defeat JT’s, 6-5. The Warriors built a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning on five hits and an error. Kent Rogers started on the mound and scattered five hits and one run through six innings. Woodbury added a couple more runs in the fifth and then brought in Rob Beard in the seventh to finish up for a tiring Rogers. But, with a couple hits and an error, JT’s suddenly had their best hitter, Joe Taney, at the plate as the tying run. Taney hit a deep drive to right, which may very well have been a home-run with aluminum. Instead, it was caught for the second out, and although JT’s ended up scoring all the runners on base, Woodbury got out of the jam with a groundout, preserving the 6-5 win. Jerry Ross led the hitting attack by going 2 for 4, with 2 runs scored, a double and an RBI. Doug Berfeldt and Doug Ohs also had 2 hits apiece.

Friday, May 14

Warriors Open League Play With Shutout

Rob Beard gave Woodbury a strong start to their league schedule, shutting out Northfield on five hits. Woodbury’s bats were fairly quiet again, but the Warriors were able to manufacture a run in the second on a stolen base and a hit and run single by Bill Paatalo. That would prove to be all the offense necessary, but Pat Ryan gave the home team a couple of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth with a clutch two out single. Ryan ended up going 2 for 2 with a walk, scoring a run and driving in 2. Jeff Patterson was 2 for 3, with a stolen base and one run scored.

Friday, May 7

Berfeldt Rescues Sloppy Warriors

Woodbury played a sloppy game on Friday night, committing 7 errors to allow the Minnetonka Saints to score 6 runs on only 3 hits. But, a dramatic 3-run homerun from Doug Berfeldt in the seventh inning gave the Warriors a come from behind 7-6 victory. Rob Beard started again for Woodbury and went the first 5 innings, striking out 7 and walking 3. Rob gave up all 6 runs, but only 1 was earned. Kent Rogers pictched the final 2 innings to pick up the victory.

Sunday, May 2

Warriors Sluggish in Opener (box score)

In the 2004 season opener yesterday, the bats were quiet as Woodbury lost to JT’s, 2-0. With a couple wood bat games already under their belt, JT’s used small ball to push across a couple runs. That and a strong performance by starter Joe Hoeltzlander was enough to hold off the Warriors. Woodbury loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but couldn’t break through. Rob Beard, who started and went a solid four innings for Woodbury, took the hard luck loss.