Rogers baseball

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor This would be Ryan Gelle’s game to win or lose, Brian Harapat decided, so the Rogers coach left his star cleanup hitter in the game against Zimmerman when things got dicey in the seventh inning Wednesday. Gelle, who pitched the last three innings in his 2013 mound debut, gave up [...]

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The Rogers Royals put together a six-run inning to beat Monticello 8-3 in the second game of a doubleheader and earn a split on Thursday. The Royals trailed 3-1 in the fourth inning when Adam Nauth led off with a single. They didn’t stop until they had a 7-3 lead with RBI hits in the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A circus catch by outfielder Reid Sagehorn started a game-ending double play as the Rogers Royals beat longtime nemesis St. Michael-Albertville 4-3 in eight innings on Tuesday in St. Michael. Ryan Gelle went 4-for-4, Luke Selkin smacked a two-run single, and Kyle Ellis picked up his second win in relief [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sport editor With almost the first month of the season wiped out by winter weather, the baseball and softball schedules at Elk River and  Zimmerman have been revamped. At Rogers, less modification is needed because they have a shorter conference schedule. Elk River’s Northwest Suburban Conference has scrapped the first half of [...]

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Following are previews for Rogers spring sports. ROYAL SOFTBALL Coach – Jerry Bruns Last year — 6-6, 11-10 Opener — April 9, Spring Lake Park Returning starters — Madison Anderson (jr SS), Alex Cassidy (jr OF), Madison Mikolich (so C), Abby Lien (so 2B), Katy Kemmetmueller (fr P) Other letter winners —  Madison Grady (sr [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Andrew Smith was one of the busiest and most productive Rogers athletes in a strong sports year for the Royals. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound senior made all-conference in football, hockey and baseball while finishing with nine letters, three in each. Smith can look back at some nifty highlights — two football [...]

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  The Rogers Royals season ended with a 3-0 loss to Spenser Daniel and the Champlin Park Rebels on Friday. Daniel fired a six-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts as the Rebels (11-10) won the single-elim game at Coon Rapids. Rogers senior Dillon Morris pitched well in  defeat, giving up three runs (one earned) [...]

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Clutch, power hitting by Mitch O’Neill helped Rogers beat Providence Academy 14-13 on Friday at the St. Cloud Apollo tournament. The Royals then lost to host Apollo 11-1 on Saturday, closing their regular season with a 7-12 record. Rogers scored six in the last of the seventh, including a two-run homer by O’Neill, to tie [...]

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