BB Tigers

The Town Tigers brought a 3-1 record into last weekend but blew a golden chance to be 4-1, squandering a 7-3 lead in the final innings at Gaylord to get hung with a painful 9-7 loss. Sunday’s game at Arlington succumbed to overall cruddy weather, and it has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Arlington.

Friday begins a six-game homestand for Belle Plaine, with a seventh game possible on June 9 via the Tigertown Classic tournament. But first things first: Henderson will stop by Tiger Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the bargain shopper’s favorite, Dollar Beer Night. The boys will then take the rest of Memorial Weekend off before resuming action on Friday, May 31 at home against St. Peter.

BP 7 @ Gaylord 9 – Friday, May 17

Belle Plaine traveled to Gaylord on Friday hoping to beat the Islanders – and Mother Nature – as the weather looked ominous. Wes Sarsland started on the mound and worked five innings while yielding three runs, none of which were earned.

The Tigers scored one run in the first inning, while Gaylord answered with single tallies in the first and second frames. It began to rain lightly in the third inning, and when Belle Plaine took the lead by scoring four times in the fourth, the locals were hoping to go “five and dive” with a timely downpour.

Holding a 6-3 lead after five innings, the rain decided it would let the festivities play out – and Gaylord fans would sure prove happy that it did. One more run for the locals in the sixth made it 7-3, providing a seemingly comfortable advantage for fill-in field manager Matt Schultz.

Mitch Stier relieved Sarsland but his cutter just wasn’t cutting. The Islanders scored one run in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh to tie the score. Former professional ball player Ed Reichenbach came in for the final two innings, throwing heat that the Tigers couldn’t touch.

Jake Mercado came on in the eighth to try and match Reichenbach but like Stier, he also lacked his good stuff, allowing two earned runs despite no hits. Clayton Meyer came on to get the final two outs of the eighth. The Tiger’ ninth inning went quickly and in 1-2-3 fashion, each succumbing to a whiff.

Pacing the hitting attack for the locals was a pair of college ball players. Tyler O’Brien and Sarsland both laced a pair of doubles, with the latter collecting four knocks. Carsen Ladd also enjoyed a multi-hit performance.



Overall Record  1-1

# = non-league game and/or doesn’t count towards

RVL ‘C’ Standings

L    Friday, May 3     

#Carver Black Sox 13, BP 2

W   Sunday, May 5     

Le Sueur Braves 3, BP 8

Friday, May 10    

#Hamburg Hawks 2, BP 4

Saturday, May 11    

#Webster Sox 0, BP 8

Friday, May 17     

Gaylord Islanders 9, BP 7

Sunday, May 19

Arlington A’s

Arlington -  2 p.m.

Friday, May 24    

Henderson Tigers

Belle Plaine -  7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31    

St. Peter Saints

Belle Plaine - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 2     

Gaylord Islanders

Belle Plaine -  12 p.m.

Friday, June 7     

Minnesota Lake Royals #

Tigertown Classic

Belle Plaine - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 8


Tigertown Classic

Belle Plaine -  TBD

Sunday, June 9


Tigertown Classic

Belle Plaine - TBD

Wednesday, June 12

Lonsdale Aces #

Belle Plaine - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 14    

Fairfax Cardinals

Fairfax - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 16     

Henderson Tigers

Henderson -  5 p.m.

Saturday, June 22    

Farming Flames #

Farming Baseball Invitational

Farming - 12 p.m.

Sunday, June 23    


Farming Baseball Invitational

Farming - TBD    

Tuesday, June 25

Jordan Brewers

Jordan    7:30 - p.m.

Friday, June 28    

Belle Plaine Tiger Alumni

Brent Meyer Memorial / Tiger

    Alumni Night

Belle Plaine - 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 30

Arlington A’s

Little League Night

Belle Plaine - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2     

Fairfax Cardinals

Lutheran Home Night  and

    Senior Citizens Night

Ernie Stumpf Band     

Belle Plaine -  7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9

St. Peter Saints

St. Peter - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12    

Le Sueur Braves

Le Sueur - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

Jordan Brewers

Day of Baseball

Belle Plaine - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17    

Waconia Lakers #

Waconia - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23    

Dassel-Cokato Saints #

Fan Appreciation Night

(free prizes every inning)    

Belle Plaine - 7:30 p.m.


July 27-28, Aug. 3-4, 10-11


(Maple Lake–Delano–Dassel)

Aug. 16-18, 23-25, 30-Sept. 2

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.