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Paynesville Press - April 24, 2002

Sixth-inning rally lifts Dogs against NL-S

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs scored four runs in the sixth inning to rally past New London-Spicer in a "home" game on Monday, April 15, for the team's second win of the season.

The game was scheduled to be played at NL-S, but was played in Paynesville due to better field conditions. Paynesville, therefore, played as the visiting team on their home field.

The Wildcats built a 5-2 lead through five innings, but the Bulldogs sent nine batters to the plate and scored four runs in the sixth. Senior Pat Rohe started the rally by being hit by a pitch, and senior Wes Lieser drew a walk next. Sophomore Adam Kampsen scored Rohe with a double, and Lieser scored on a groundout.

Senior Ryan Schneider singled to score Kampsen with the tying run and then scored the winning run himself on a Wildcat error.

Schneider also doubled and scored in the fifth inning for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs scored two unearned runs against the Wildcats, which proved to be crucial. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs played error-free defense.

Lieser pitched the first five innings for the Bulldogs, and senior Jeremy Fuchs earned the victory with two shutout innings in relief.

This week, the Bulldogs will host Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Friday at 5 p.m. and will play at Sauk Centre on Tuesday, April 30.

Paynesville-- 100 014 0 - 69 0
NL-S-- 200 120 0 - 5 5 3

Paynesville - Batting: Wes Lieser 2-3 R RBI; Ryan Schneider 2-3 R-2 RBI; Adam Kampsen 1-3 R RBI; Jeremy Fuchs 1-4 R RBI; Josh Krupke 1-4 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Lieser (5-3-5-5-6-4); Fuchs (W) (2-0-0-0-0-4).
New London-Spicer - Skip Toops 2-3 R-2 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Toops (5-6-5-4-1-4); Brett Krupke (L) (2-3-1-0-0-3).

Albany 5, Paynesville 0
The Albany Huskies shut out the Bulldogs 5-0 in a conference baseball game on Tuesday, April 16, in Paynesville.

John Klein of Albany allowed the Bulldogs only two hits: a one-out single to Kampsen in the second and a leadoff single to Fuchs in the third.

Fuchs and junior Russell Leyendecker allowed only three hits, but one was a three-run homer in the fifth. Paynesville's hurlers did walk 11 Huskies.

Albany-- 011 030 0 - 53 3
Paynesville-- 000 000 0 - 0 2 2

Albany - Batting: Matt Mergen 1-2 R-2; Josh Harrison 1-4 HR RBI-3; Henry Noske 1-3 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) John Klein (W) (7-2-0-0-1-5).
Paynesville - Batting: Adam Kampsen 1-3; Jeremy Fuchs 1-3 SB; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (L) (3-1-2-1-6-1); Russell Leyendecker (4-2-3-3-5-2).

Litchfield 10, Paynesville 5
Litchfield kept the Bulldogs winless in conference by beating Paynesville 10-5 on Thursday in Litchfield.

The Dragons scored two unearned runs in the first inning and another in the second to take a lead they would never relinquish. The Bulldogs committed five errors in the field, which led to five unearned runs for the Dragons.

Kampsen tripled and scored on senior Nick Fuchs' single for the Dogs' first run in the second inning. Jeremy Fuchs singled and scored on Schneider's triple in the third, and Schneider scored on a sacrifice fly. Fuchs and Scheider scored again for the Bulldogs in the fifth inning after drawing walks to start the inning.

Paynesville-- 012 020 0 - 57 5
Litchfield-- 212 203 x - 10 7 1

Paynesville - Batting: Ryan Schneider 2-3 3B R-2 RBI; Adam Kampsen 2-3 3B R SB; Jeremy Fuchs 1-3 R-2 SB; Nick Fuchs 1-3 RBI; Wes Lieser 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Kampsen (L) (7-7-10-5-3-4).
Litchfield - Batting: Johnson 3-3 R-2 RBI-2 SB-3; McCann 2-4 HR R-2 RBI-2; Pennertz 1-3 R-2; Schrum 1-4 R RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Schrum (W) (7-7-5-4-2-5).

Orono Tournament
The Bulldogs got their third win of the season by beating host Orono 9-1 in the first round of a four-team tournament on Saturday. The Dogs then lost to Mayer Lutheran 9-3 in the championship game.

Jeremy Fuchs got his first pitching victory of the year, hurling a complete-game three hitter. He allowed only one run while striking out ten.

The Bulldogs meanwhile had a season-high 12 hits and scored nine runs. Lieser led the team with three hits, including a two-run homer.

The Bulldogs scored five runs in the second inning and four more in the fifth in the victory.

Against Mayer Lutheran in the championship, the tables were turned with Paynesville getting only three hits while allowing 11 hits and nine runs.

Mayer Lutheran had four-run rallies in both the third and fourth innings to take control in the final.

Senior Nick Fuchs had two hits and drove in two runs for the Dogs.

Paynesville-- 050 040 0 - 912 0
Orono-- 000 100 0 - 1 3 1

Paynesville - Batting: Wes Lieser 3-4 HR 2B RBI-2; Jeremy Fuchs 2-4; Max Meagher 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (W) (7-3-1-1-3-10).

Paynesville-- 000 102 0 - 35 1
Mayer Lutheran-- 004 401 x - 9 11 1

Paynesville - Batting: Nick Fuchs 2-4 2B RBI-2; Adam Kampsen 1-2; Max Meagher 1-2; Pat Rohe 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Wes Lieser (L) (4-10-8-8-3-2); Aaron Nietfeld (2-1-1-1-4-2).

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