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Paynesville Press - May 7, 2003

Dogs win three road baseball games

By Michael Jacobson

By winning three road games last week, the Paynesville baseball team improved their season record to 7-4.

The Bulldogs won conference games at Sauk Centre on Tuesday, April 29, and against Albany on Thursday - evening their record in conference at 3-3 - and beat Maple Lake, a subsection rival, on Friday.

Against state-rated Sauk Centre, the Dogs used a four-run second inning to take an early lead and rode the strong pitching of senior Russ Leyendecker in a 7-1 victory.

The Bulldogs scored four runs in the second inning, getting an RBI double by junior Adam Hemmesch and a bases-loaded single by junior Adam Kampsen.

Junior Chad Stang added a solo homer in the third, senior Josh Kampsen had a solo shot in the fourth, and senior Josh Krupke had an RBI single in the fifth inning for the Dogs.

Meanwhile, Leyendecker allowed only five hits and one unearned run while pitching a complete game.

This week, the Bulldogs played at St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday. The Dogs will host Melrose on Thursday, will play at ACGC on Friday, will play at Benson on Monday, and will play at LPGE on Tuesday.

Paynesville-- 041 110 0 - 713 2
Sauk Centre-- 000 100 0 - 1 5 1

Paynesville - Batting: Adam Kampsen 3-5 RBI-2; Josh Kampsen 2-2 HR SB; Chad Stang 2-3 HR; Jordan Haag 1-1; Scott Thomes 1-2 R-2 SB; Adam Hemmesch 1-3 2B RBI; Mike Mueller 1-3; Justin Butkofski 1-4 R; Josh Krupke 1-5 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Russ Leyendecker (W) (7-5-1-0-2-3).

Sauk Centre - Batting: Ethan Vogt 1-2 R; Pitching: Jesse Ellens (L).

Paynesville 4, Albany 0
Junior Adam Kampsen pitched a shutout - aided by three double plays - as the Bulldogs swept their season series with Albany by beating the Huskies 4-0 on Thursday in St. Martin.

Kampsen yielded nine hits but none scored, as he allowed only one walk and the Dogs' defense turned three double plays.

Kampsen helped his cause in the first inning with an RBI double that scored Leyendecker, who opened the game with a single. Kampsen later scored on a ground out.

The Bulldogs scored their other two runs in the fourth inning. Sophomore Mike Mueller hit a solo homer, and senior Scott Thomes singled and came around to score.

Paynesville-- 200 200 0 - 472
Albany-- 000 000 0 - 0 9 1

Paynesville - Batting: Leyendecker 2-3 R; Adam Kampsen 1-2 2B RBI R; Thomes 1-2 R; Mike Mueller 1-3 HR RBI-2; Butkofski 1-3; Hemmesch 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Adam Kampsen (W) (7-9-0-0-1-4).

Albany - Batting: Ben Douvier 3-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Harrison (L) (7-7-4-3-2-5).

Paynesville 4, Maple Lake 2
The Bulldogs extended their winning streak to three games with a 4-2 nonconference victory at Maple Lake on Friday.

Josh Kampsen pitched a complete game and homered for the Bulldogs in the win.

The Dogs broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth and another in the seventh inning. Sophomore Justin Butkofski - who was 3-3 at the plate - singled and scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning to give the Bulldogs the lead.

Kampsen hit his homer in the top of the seventh.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning, as Butkofski singled and Hemmesch walked and then scored on singles by Leyendecker and Adam Kampsen.

Maple Lake used four hits to score two runs and tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Andrew Fuchs, formerly of Paynesville, was the starting pitcher for the Irish.

Paynesville-- 020 001 1 - 492
Maple Lake-- 000 200 0 - 2 6 2

Paynesville - Batting: Butkofski 3-3 R-2; Josh Kampsen 2-3 HR; Krupke 2-4; Adam Kampsen 1-3 SB RBI; Leyendecker 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Kampsen (W) (7-6-2-2-2-7).

Maple Lake - Batting: Cody Decker 2-3; Ken Finke 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Andrew Fuchs (L) (6-8-3-2-3-7).

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