The Cold Spring Springers were looking to advance to yet another
Amatuer State Tournament. They would have to beat Coon Rapids in order
to do so and Zach Femrite was in control from the opening pitch. The
Springers' ace would go all 9 innings and pick up yet another shutout
as the Springers would go on to win 3-0. Now the Springers are in the
Class B State Tournament and their first game is Friday the 17th and,
if they win they play the following weekend in a double elimination
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In the first round of the 2007 Regional Amatuer Tournament the
Springers hosted the Outlaws from Soderville. Chris Buttala got the
start for the Springers and went 7 strong innings. Ryan Holthaus' hot
bat would be huge as he would get a couple of key hits to extend the
Cold Spring lead. When it was all said and done the Springers advanced
with a 11-7 victory.
The Cold Spring Springers have made it to the State tournament again.
The team has a record 46 State tournament appearances including an
on-going streak of twenty straight appearances. This story features
pre-scrimmage interview with coach Dave Hinkemeyer and shortstop Steve
Huls as they prepare for their game Friday night vs. Chaska. If you
aren’t able to make the trip down to the state tournament, KASM will
also be broadcasting the Springers game live.
It was a rough game for Andy Bulson and the Cold Spring Springers as
they took on the Minnetonka Millers. Minnetonka came in with a 43-2
record and they showed why right away. The Springers had a 9 run uphill
battle as the game progressed into the later innings. The Cold Spring
Springers mounted a late inning comeback as they scored 4 runs in the
6th but it would be too little too late.
It was a thriller at the Cold Spring Ballpark as the Cold Spring
Springers played host to the Dundas Knights. Steve Huls and Mike
Burtzel would get clutch two out hits and
pitcher Rick Burtzel would be steller
on the mound for the Cold Spring Springers. It was a back and forth game between
the Springers and the Dundas Knights and the Cold Spring Springer fans in attendance were
treated with a walk off win by their boys.
In our latest "Meet the Springers" episode, we catch up with recent
ROCORI high school graduate Brian Skluzacek. Brian was an all-state baseball player
this past season and is currently in his second season as a member of
the Cold Spring Springers. Brian Skluzacek is one of the younger guys
but has been a Springer fan for his entire life.
It was another nail-biter for those in attendance of the Cold Spring
Springers vs Dundas Knights game. Rick Burtzel pitched a great game for
the Springers and his younger brother Mike was a terror on the bases.
Steve Huls would have to huge two out hits in this game for the Cold
Spring Springers as they would win in their last at-bat.
The Cold Spring Springers would take on the Austin Blue Sox game at the Nick Bell
Classic. It was a pitcher's duel from the beginning of the game. Pitcher Chris
Buttala tried to keep the Springers close with his pitching and did a
great job. The Austin Blue Sox would get the better of Chris Buttala a couple times and the
Blue Sox would only allow 2 hits in the game.
It was the first game of the Nick Bell Classic for the Cold Spring Springers as
they hosted the Shakopee Indians. We caught up with Ryan Holthaus after
the game and got his take on how the evening went. Holthaus finished
the game 3-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
It was a good game to watch as the Granite City Greys and the Cold Spring Springers played in a
highly contested game. It would come down to who would capitalize on
more chances given to them by the other team. Steve Huls and Ben
Griffin each had a couple of hits and Darren Heying had 2 RBI but it
would not be enough as the Granite City Greys pulled the upset.