By Michael Pauly
Regal started their 1999 season with a 15-5 win over Melrose in seven innings at Melrose.
Regal plated six runs in the first inning with Mike Tangen getting a grand slam home run and Brad Lieser hitting a two- run home run.
In the third inning, Regal added another seven runs. Mike Beier and Jeff Deming each had two-run singles in the inning.
Regal scored their last two runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Tim Haines and an RBI double by Mike Tangen.
Melrose scored two runs in the fourth inning on an error and a wild pitch.
Melrose made it 15-5 in the sixth with three runs. Kurt Langer and Nathan Hess each had RBI singles and Chad Hess had a sacrifice fly.
Regal left eleven runners stranded and Melrose left 10 in the seven-inning game.
Winning pitcher was Wade VonEschen, a newly acquired player from Belgrade-Brooten, who relieved Mike Beier in the fifth inning. The losing pitcher was Ryan Spanier who was relieved in the fourth inning by Eric Meyer.
Leading hitters for Regal were: Mike Beier, 3-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored; Tim Haines, 2-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored; Mike Tangen, 3-3 with a grand slam home run, a double, six RBIs, two runs scored, and two walks; Dave Orlein, 2-5 with a double; Brad Lieser, 2-4 with a two-run home run and two RBIs; Dustin Looman was 1-2 with a double.
Regal will host Sauk Centre on Sunday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m.
Regal 607 200 0 - 15 14 2
Melrose 000 203 0 - 5 11 1
New London 5
The Paynesville Pirates opened their season in fine form on the road with a 16-5 triumph over New London Sunday.
Thanks to the ten-run rule, the game was halted after seven innings.
The Pirates pounded out 15 hits at the plate while Dave Hemmesch silenced the New London bats. Hemmesch pitched all seven innings to earn the victory. He yielded five hits, one earned run, and a single walk while striking out seven.
The Pirates used big innings at the plate. They scored five runs in their first at bat and then two more in the second to take a 7-1 lead. Five more in the fourth made it 12-2. Four runs in the top of the seventh invoked the ten-run rule.
Shannon Olmscheid led the Pirates with three hits in five at bats. Pirates with two hits were Scott Morris, Chris Stanley, Steve Barten, and Dave Hemmesch. Scott Mueller had a hit in his only official at bat.
Dan Hoey caught for the Pirates.
For New London, Troy Hanson had three of the team's five hits. Perfect in three at bats, Hanson hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Darrin Ogdahl caught for New London.
The Pirates host Sauk Rapids on Saturday at 3 p.m. On Sunday, they play their County Line League game at Melrose at 1:30 p.m.
Paynesville 520 500 4 - 16 15 3
New London 101 002 1 - 5 5 3 Stearns County League
St. Martin 8
St. Martin overpowered Roscoe Sunday, using five home runs to beat the Rangers 8-4 in St. Martin.
St. Martin started the long ball in the bottom of the first. James Burg doubled, and Jesse Thielen hit a two-run homer, the first of three he hit Sunday.
Roscoe got a run back in the third, but Burg and Thielen hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the third.
Thielen homered again in the fifth and singled and scored on Luke Rothstein's home run in the seventh.
Trailing 8-2, the Rangers got two runs in the ninth inning. R. J. Leyendecker walked, Mark Winter was hit by a pitch, and Curtis Christian singled to load the bases. Brent Heinen singled Leyendecker home, and Greg Heinen scored the other on a sacrifice fly.
For St. Martin, Thielen and Burg led the hitting. Thielen was four for four with three home runs and four RBIs. Burg was three for five with a double and a home run. Rothstein added a home run, and Dan Arceneau and Craig Hennen had doubles.
Jim Arceneau, Carlton Hennen, Pat Shay, and Jim Lieser added hits for St. Martin.
Burg earned the win by pitching six innings. Dan Arceneau pitched three innings of relief to earn the save. Jim Arceneau caught.
Roscoe had just five hits, one apiece for Brent Heinen, Tony Orbeck, Jeff Welle, Dale Mackedanz, and Curt Christian.
Russ Schaefer started for the Rangers and took the loss. Greg Heinen and Chris VanderBeek pitched in relief. Mike Heinen caught.
The loss evened the Rangers Stearns County League record at 1-1.
Roscoe hosts Greenwald next Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe 001 010 002 - 4 5 0
St. Martin 202 010 21x - 8 14 3
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