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Paynesville Press - May 14, 2003

Bulldogs beat Cathedral 3-1

By Michael Jacobson

Junior Adam Kampsen (pictured below) pitched a one-hitter, started a two-run first-inning rally, and hit a solo homerun as the Bulldogs defeated state-rated St. Cloud Cathedral 3-1 last week.

Junior Adam Kampsen With the road victory, the Dogs evened their conference series with the Crusaders, who beat the Dogs 9-8 in April in Paynesville.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the first inning as five consecutive batters reached base. The Kampsen brothers - Adam and Josh - started the rally with two-out singles. Sophomore Mike Mueller walked to load the bases, and junior Chad Stang drove in the first run with a bases-loaded walk. Sophomore Justin Butkofski drove in the second run with a single.

The Crusaders scored their only unearned run in the bottom of the first on a routine grounder. But three throwing errors - at first, at second, and at third - allowed the Crusader batter to score on the play.

Coach Brad Skoglund likened that play to a snowball fight. "The kids played really well, except for one play," he said.

Kampsen had a no-hitter going until Cathedral's leadoff hitter singled in the sixth inning. He pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit and no earned runs.

"He threw great," said Skoglund. "Adam threw an excellent game."

Kampsen also hit a solo homerun in the fifth inning for the Bulldogs' third run. For the game, he had three hits.

The Bulldogs are now 4-4 in the conference and 8-5 overall.

This week, they played away games at Benson and at LPGE on Monday and Tuesday. They will host Sauk Centre in their final conference game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (Their game against BBE, scheduled for Thursday night, has been cancelled.)

The Bulldogs were also scheduled to play ACGC on Friday but that game has been postponed.

Paynesville-- 200 010 0 - 364
Cathedral-- 100 000 0 - 1 1 2

Paynesville - Batting: Adam Kampsen 3-4 HR R-2; Justin Butkofski 2-3 RBI; Josh Kampsen 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Adam Kampsen (W) (7-1-1-0-2-2).

Cathedral - Batting: Mike Schmidt 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Hollen-horst (7-6-3-3-4-10).

Melrose 6, Paynesville 3
The Melrose Dutchmen - rated #1 in the state and undefeated in the West Central Conference North - rallied to beat the Bulldogs 6-3 on Thursday in Paynesville.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead with two runs in the third inning, but the Dutchmen responded with a three-run fourth inning and led the rest of the way.

In the third, junior rightfielder Adam Hemmesch and senior second baseman Russ Leyendecker singled. After a force out, Adam Kampsen was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Josh Kampsen drove in the game's first run with a single. Chad Stang drew another bases-loaded walk to score the Dogs' other run in the inning.

Melrose scored three runs in the fourth inning on four hits, including a double. They scored another run in the fifth inning on another RBI double.

The Bulldogs cut the Melrose lead to 4-3 with a run in the sixth inning. Freshman catcher Jon Hemingson and Hemmesch singled, with Hemingson scoring due to a throwing error by Melrose.

The Dutchmen scored two unearned runs in the seventh inning to cushion their lead and held on to win 6-3, sweeping their season series with the Dogs. Melrose beat the Dogs 7-3 in April.

Melrose-- 000 310 2 - 6112
Paynesville-- 002 001 0 - 3 6 4

Melrose - Batting: Keith Frieler 3-3 R-2; Jamie Terres 1-3 R-2; Corey Reverman 2-2; Joe Stangler 1-4 2B RBI-2; Erik Freeman 1-4 2B RBI; Ben Reuter 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shawn Schoenberg (W) (7-6-3-2-1-6).

Paynesville - Batting: Adam Hemmesch 2-3; Russ Leyendecker 1-4 R; Josh Kampsen 1-4 RBI; Adam Kampsen 1-2; Jon Hemingson 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Kampsen (L) (7-11-6-4-2-2).

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