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Paynesville Press - May 4, 2005

Bulldogs clobber Sauk Centre 11-1

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs circled the bases 11 times in five innings to beat Sauk Centre 11-1 on Thursday.

The Dogs used eight hits, six walks, and four Sauk Centre errors to invoke the ten-run rule and win the conference game. The Dogs are now 3-1 in the WCC North.

The Dogs used three walks and a two-out error to score three runs in the first inning, added a run in the second inning on senior Kim Hess's solo homer, and plated four runs in the third, getting hits from sophomore Chelsey Kalkbrenner, senior Amber Chevalier, junior Jess Engler, and Hess and using two more Sauk errors.

Junior Amanda Skalicky and Kalkbrenner had hits in the fourth inning, as the Dogs made the score 9-1 with another run. And the Dogs invoked the ten-run rule when their first four batters reached base, scoring two runs, in the bottom of the fifth. Junior Allyson Klenke had an RBI single to score the last run for the Dogs.

Chevalier pitched a complete-game two-hitter for the Dogs. She allowed both hits in the top of the fourth as Sauk Centre scored its only run.

The Dogs were scheduled to play LPGE on Tuesday, April 26, but that game was postponed due to the cold weather. The Dogs and LPGE will play a doubleheader at PAHS on Thursday, May 12, starting at 4 p.m.

The Dogs (now 8-3 overall) played Albany on Tuesday. They will host Cathedral on Thursday, and next week they will travel to Melrose on Tuesday, May 10, in an attempt to avenge their only conference loss so far this spring.

Sauk Centre-- 000 10x x - 12 4
Paynesville-- 314 12x x - 11 8 0

Paynesville - Batting: Kim Hess 2-2 HR R-3; Chelsey Kalkbrenner 2-2 R-2; Amanda Skalicky 1-3 R-2 RBI; Amber Chevalier 1-3 R RBI; Allyson Klenke 1-1 RBI; Jess Engler 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chevalier (W) (5-2-1-1-0-4).

Paynesville 11, D-C 10
The Dogs broke a 5-5 tie with three runs in the fifth inning, scored another three runs in the sixth inning, and held on to beat Dassel-Cokato in a nonconference road game on Friday 11-10.

The Dogs got the final out with the tying run on third base and the winning run on first.

The victory improved the Dogs' season start to 8-1, believed to be the best in school history.

Senior Kim Hess started the winning rally in the fifth inning with a single, and she scored on an error. Junior Amanda Skalicky and senior Ashley Karger added RBI singles later in the inning.

The Dogs scored three runs in the sixth inning without a hit, using a walk, two errors, and a ground out to score some insurance runs that proved to be just enough.

Senior Val Callenius pitched a complete game for the victory. She allowed only four earned runs.

Paynesville-- 201 233 0 - 119 4
Dassel-Cokato-- 302 013 1 - 10 6 5

Paynesville - Batting: Kim Hess 3-3 R-4; Amanda Skalicky 2-4 RBI-4 R; Ashley Karger 2-4 RBI-2; Kayla Mackedanz 1-4 RBI; Val Callenius 1-4 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Callenius (W) (7-6-10-4-5-4).

Rocori Tourney
The Dogs ended their week by getting swept in a tournament at Rocori on Saturday, losing 10-0 to Rocori and 11-5 to Monticello.

Rocori's Bridget Burtzet pitched a no-hitter as the Spartans defeated the Dogs 10-0 in six innings.

The Dogs did not play well in the field on Saturday, making nine errors in the two games. Against Rocori, the Dogs allowed the last two runs to score on an error.

The Dogs got their bats going in the third inning against Monticello, rallying from a 5-0 deficit with four runs. Senior Leah Spanier walked, and senior Kim Hess singled. After an out, junior Amanda Skalicky delivered an RBI single, followed by a two-run double by senior Val Callenius. Senior Kayla Mackedanz finished the scoring with an RBI double with two outs.

The Dogs tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth inning, as Callenius reached on an error and scored on a single by Mackedanz.

But Monticello broke the 5-5 tie with an unearned run in the sixth and then scored five runs - getting four straight hits but also benefitting from two Bulldog errors - in the seventh inning to make the final 11-5.

Paynesville-- 000 000 x - 00 4
Rocori-- 403 012 x - 10 9 0

Monticello-- 014 001 5 - 119 1
Paynesville-- 004 010 0 - 5 8 5

Paynesville - Batting: Kim Hess 3-4 R; Kayla Mackedanz 2-4 2B RBI; Amanda Skalicky 1-3 R RBI; Val Callenius 1-4 2B RBI-2 R-2; Ashley Spanier 1-4.

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