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Paynesville Press - April 26, 2006

Martins open 2006 season with victory

By Michael Jacobson

The St. Martin Martins scored five runs in their first at bat on Sunday and opened their 2006 season with a 10-2 victory over Meire Grove in St. Martin.

The Martins built a 10-0 lead in the first five innings, adding two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth while pitchers Ryan Nett and Kenny Arceneau held the Grovers to one hit over the first seven innings, while striking out 10.

Nett pitched four hitless innings, while striking out four. Arceneau, who earned the victory in relief, allowed one hit but struck out six in three innings of work.

Meire Grove scored a run in the top of the eighth and another in the ninth to make the final score 10-2.

The Martins (1-0) will play at Roscoe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Meire Grove-- 000 000 011 - 24 3
St. Martin-- 500 230 00x - 10 14 3

Meire Grove - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Klaphake (L) (3.1-9-6-3-2-5); Doug Meyer (1.2-4-3-3-0-2); Jim Sieben (2-1-0-0-0-0); Blase Jacobson (1-0-0-0-0-0).

St. Martin - Batting: Ryan Nett 2-2; Sam Rothstein 2-3 2B; Nathan Beier 2-3; Kenny Arceneau 2-4 2B; Steve Lieser 1-2 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Nett (4-0-0-0-0-4); Arceneau (W) (3-1-0-0-1-6); Nathan Schlangen (2-3-2-1-1-2).

Richmond 5, Lake Henry 4
The Richmond Royals rallied to tie the Lake Henry Lakers with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, beating the Lakers on Sunday in Richmond 5-4.

The Lakers had built a 4-1 lead over the first four innings. They took the lead originally on a two-run single by Jeff Olmscheid in the second inning.

The key hit for Richmond in the fifth inning was a two-run single by Jeron Lieser, who came around to score to tie the game.

The Lakers, who outhit the Royals 12-9, had three runners thrown out at the plate after Richmond took a 5-4 lead.

The Lakers (0-1) will host Freeport in an exhibition game on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Lake Henry. They will host Farming on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 021 100 000 - 412 2
Richmond-- 010 031 000 - 5 9 2

Farming 2, Roscoe 0
Three Farming Flames pitchers threw a six-hit shutout to beat the Roscoe Rangers 2-0 in their league opener on Sunday in Farming.

Dale Schroeder pitched six shutout innings for Farming to gain the pitching victory, while Greg Holthaus hurled two innings of hitless relief and Aaron Nett earned a save by pitching the ninth.

Nett and Schroeder also had RBI singles for Farming in their two-run rally in the fourth inning.

Those runs broke a pitcher's duel with Roscoe's Brent Heinen, who allowed just those two runs in nearly seven innings of work while striking out ten.

The Rangers (1-1 overall 0-1 in league) will host St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe-- 000 000 000 - 06 2
Farming-- 000 200 000 - 2 7 1

Roscoe - Batting: Brent Heinen 2-3 SB; Chuck Mackedanz 2-4; Jeff Vanderbeek 1-3; Ben Moser 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Heinen (L) (6.2-7-2-2-1-10); Justin Mackedanz (1.1-0-0-0-1-1).

Farming - Batting: Aaron Nett 3-3 RBI; Chris Wehsler 2-4 R; Jason Willenbring 1-3 2B; Dale Schroeder 1-4 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Schroeder (W) (6-5-0-0-1-2); Greg Holthaus (2-0-0-0-1-1); Nett (S) (1-0-0-0-0-0).

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