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Paynesville Press - May 4, 2005

Pirates shut out in Cornbelt League opener

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Pirates were shut out by the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers 9-0 on Sunday in the Cornbelt League opener for both teams.

The game was delayed three times due to snow.

NL-S took the lead with four runs in the bottom of the third. They led 5-0 before scoring three more runs in the seventh inning.

The Pirates had only five hits and committed seven errors in the loss.

Paynesville-- 000 000 000 - 05 7
Norway Lake-Sunburg-- 004 100 31x - 9 8 1

Paynesville - Batting: Justin Butkofski 2-2 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shannon Olmscheid (L) (6-5-5-2-0-1); Adam Hemmesch (2-3-4-2-0-0).

Richmond 4, Spring Hill 0
Scott Ruegemer and Nate Guetters combined to hurl a seven-hit shutout as the Richmond Royals evened their Stearns County League record at 1-1 with a 4-0 win over Spring Hill on Sunday.

The Chargers dropped to 0-2 in the Stearns County League with the loss at Richmond.

The Royals scored a run in the third inning on an RBI single by Todd Steil and three runs in the sixth inning, with Brent Ruegemer delivering a two-run single.

Spring Hill outhit Richmond 7-6 but the Chargers walked seven and committed five errors.

On Sunday, the Chargers will play at New Munich.

Spring Hill-- 000 000 000 - 07 5
Richmond-- 001 003 000 - 4 6 1

Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 2-4; Rick Lieser 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chris Spanier (L) (6-4-4-0-3-1); Lieser (3-2-0-0-4-0).

Richmond - Batting: Todd Steil 2-4 RBI; Brent Ruegemer 1-3 RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Scott Ruegemer (W) (6-6-0-0-1-4); Nate Guetters (S) (3-1-0-0-0-4).

Lake Henry 10, Avon 6
The Lakers broke a 3-3 tie with a five-run seventh inning and defeated Avon 10-6 in an exhibition game on Saturday.

Kevin Gruber hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Lakers. Josh Kampsen hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Lakers a 3-2 lead, and Jeff Schmitz hit a solo homer for Lake Henry in the second inning.

The Lakers (2-1 overall, 1-0 in the Stearns County League) postponed their Sunday game against Farming due to the cold weather. This week, the Lakers will host St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Avon-- 020 000 112 - 611 1
Lake Henry-- 010 002 52x - 10 12 2

Lake Henry - Batting: Jeff Schmitz 2-3 HR; Kevin Gruber 2-3 HR RBI-2; Scott Thomes 2-3; Adam Miller 2-4 R-2; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 R-2; Josh Kampsen 1-5 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Schmitz (5-4-2-1-4-1); Gruber (W) (3-4-2-1-3-2); Thomes (1-3-2-2-0-0).

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