The Upsala Swanville Area baseball team remained undefeated after topping a pair of Prairie Conference foes recently.

USA began with an 11-1 win over Browerville-Eagle Valley in six innings in St. Cloud, April 23.

Thanks to a strong showing from junior Levi Lampert, the Patriots were in charge the entire way.

Lampert pitched all six innings for the Patriots, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out 13 Tiger batters.

Offensively, he went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Shane Lambrecht smashed three hits, including a double and drove in five runs to lead the way for USA. Tyson Leners ripped a triple and drove in two runs.

USA followed up the victory with another, a 7-1 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Tuesday.

“This was a well played ball game between both teams. Both pitchers threw strikes and worked quickly,” said USA head coach Adam Gerads. “Koetter had a big bases clearing double in the seventh to give us some breathing room. This was a good start to a big week.”

Cooper Thieschafer tossed a gem for the Patriots, going the distance and allowing only one run on three hits while striking out six.

Offensively, USA was led by Gavin Koetter, who smashed a home run, double and single and drove in four runs.

Lampert again was also instrumental to the win with two hits, one of which was a home run, two runs and three RBIs.

USA (6-0) is set to travel to Royalton, Tuesday.

The Royals go into that game after some success.

After a 10-0 loss to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the opening game of a doubleheader, April 22, the Royals rattled off three straight victories.

The first was game two of the doubleheader with ACGC, when Royalton won 15-0 in five innings.

All nine Royalton batters earned hits and either scored or drove in runs. Drew Yourczek led the way with a pair of hits, two runs and two RBIs. Senior Grayson Suska ripped a double, triple, scored a run and drove in two.

Brady Petron had three RBIs, while Nathan Kolbo scored twice and drove in two runs.

Carter Petron allowed only four hits and struck out nine in all five innings of shutout ball for the Royals.

Royalton followed up the win with another blowout victory, April 23. The Royals hammered Osakis, 22-0, in five innings.

Junior Jacob Leibold led the way, ripping two hits while scoring three runs and driving in four. He also earned the win on the mound, pitching the first three innings, allowing two hits.

Senior Brady Brezinka scored three times and drove in four runs on two hits, one of which was a double. Tyler Swenson went 3-for-3 with three runs, a double and three RBIs.

Finally, the Royals shutout Kimball, 10-0, in six innings, Monday.

Will Gorecki stole two bases after connecting for two hits. He also scored three times and drove in a run.

Yourczek added three hits, while scoring and driving in a run. Suska scored twice and drove in two.

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