All County Line League games this week were rained out Sunday.
Stearns County League
Farming defeated Roscoe 14-11 on Sunday in Farming.
Russ Schaefer started for the Rangers and Chris VanderBeek and Jeff Welle threw relief. Schaefer went six innings, giving up nine hits and six earned runs.
Roscoe hit three home runs in the game. Greg Heinen, Tony Orbeck, and Schaefer had the home runs for the Rangers.
Orbeck led the Rangers in hitting going 4-5 with a double and the home run. Mark Winter also went 3-5 with four RBIs.
Roscoe got on the board first with two runs in the top of the first, but the lead didnŐt last long because Farming came back with three in the bottom of the first.
After Farming added one more in the bottom of the second, Roscoe came back with six in the top of the third, sparked by a two-run home run by Greg Heinen.
The game would continue to go back and forth, Farming added two more in the bottom of the third, to make the score 8-6, Roscoe.
Roscoe added one more in the top of the sixth on a solo home run by Orbeck, but Farming came back with two in the bottom of the sixth.
After Roscoe added one more run in the top of the seventh, Farming came back with two more to tie the game at 10. Then in the bottom of the eighth, Farming exploded for four runs to take the lead for good at 14-10.
Roscoe would add another run in the ninth, but it was not enough.
Roscoe will play Paynesville in Paynesville at 7:30 tonight (Wednesday) and then they will play Meire Grove at Roscoe on Sunday.
St. Martin 17
Lake Henry 15
The St. Martin Martins used a 22-hit attack to beat the Lake Henry Lakers 17-15 in a Stearns County League game in Lake Henry Sunday.
The Lakers had 19 hits themselves, but fell two runs short in the high-scoring game, which was played in a drizzle and delayed several times for rain.
Leading the barrage for St. Martin was Jesse Thielen, who was six for six with two doubles and two home runs. Luke Rothstein added three hits, including two homers, for the Martins. Sam Rothstein, Jake Thielen, and Jim Arceneau each had three hits as well.
Chad Spanier led the way for Lake Henry with four hits in five at bats, including a double. Steve Lieser, Tim Lieser, and Ryan Wuertz each had three hits for the Lakers. Tim Lieser had a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Wuertz had a double. Herbie Weidner was two for four with two walks.
James Burg started pitching for St. Martin. Sam Rothstein relieved him in the fourth and got the victory. Luke Rothstein relieved him in the sixth and closed out the game, getting a save.
Jim Arceneau caught for the Martins.
Roger Wuertz started pitching for Lake Henry, with Mike Stalboerger coming on in the fourth and finishing the game. Steve Lieser was the catcher.
Pearl Lake 8
Roscoe defeated Pearl Lake 17-8, in an exhibition game on Friday in Roscoe.
Greg Heinen was the hitting star for Roscoe by hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning. Chris VanderBeek and Jeff Welle each had three hits for Roscoe as well.
Pearl Lake was able to get on the board first. They got two in the top of the first and two more in the top of the third to take an early 4-0 lead.
Roscoe was able to get one run in the fourth, to cut the lead to 4-1, but Pearl Lake scored three more in the top of the fifth to make the score 7-1.
However, in the bottom of the fifth, Roscoe was able to turn the tables. Roscoe scored 12 runs in the fifth inning which was highlighted by the Greg Heinen grand slam. Roscoe had a total of seven hits in the inning to make the score 13-7.
After adding one in the bottom of the sixth, Roscoe led 14-7. Pearl Lake was able to get one in the top of the eighth, but Roscoe added three in the bottom of the inning to win by a 17-8 final.
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St. Nicholas 2
Paynesville defeated St. Nicholas 14-2, in Paynesville on Friday night.
Shannon Olmscheid started on the mound for Paynesville, but he was only able to go four innings. Olmscheid only gave up two runs before he left the game. Chris Stanley earned the victory for Paynesville in the game. Stanley, Jason Schlecht and Dan Starken all threw relief for Paynesville.
The Pirates were able to get back to hitting the ball for the first time in about two weeks.
Scott Morris provided a spark for the Pirates with the team's first home run of the season. Stanley also had three hits and Josh Williams had two hits with four RBIs. Scott Shosted also hit the ball well for the Pirates.
Paynesvilles league game against Sauk Centre was rained out on Sunday, they will play Roscoe at Paynesville tonight (Wednesday) and then will travel to Regal on Sunday.
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