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Paynesville Press - May 30, 2001

Lakers, Rangers sweep games
over Memorial weekend

Stearns County League

Lake Henry 7
Meire Grove 4

The Lakers continued their unbeaten start in the Stearns County League with a pair of victories over the Memorial Day weekend.

At Meire Grove on Monday, the Lakers were outhit 10-6, but used seven walks to beat the Grovers. The Lakers broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the third and won 7-4.

Doug Fuchs pitched seven innings, allowing only one earned run, for the victory.

Lake Henry-- 103 111 000 - 76 3
Meire Grove-- 100 001 002 - 4 10 2

Lake Henry - Batting: Roger Wuertz 1-3 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Doug Fuchs (W) (7-6-2-1-1-4); Ryan Wuertz (S) (2-2-2-2-0-2).

Meire Grove - Batting: Darrin York 2-5 2B-2; Greg Nathe 3-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Eric Silbermer (L) (2.1-2-4-4-7-0); Doug Meyer (3.2-4-3-2-0-0); Kurt Mayer (2-0-0-0-0-0); Matt Imdieke (1-0-0-0-0-0).

Lake Henry 21
Spring Hill 0

Roger Wuertz The Lakers pounded 19 hits and scored 21 runs to beat Spring Hill in Lake Henry on Sunday. Jeff Schmitz hit a bases-loaded double in the second to start the offensive onslaught, and Roger Wuertz hit a grand slam home run in the eighth to cap it.

Pitcher Roger Wuertz pitched three shutout innings of relief and hit a grand slam in the Lakers' 21-0 victory over Spring Hill on Sunday.

On the mound, Mike Stalboerger and Wuertz combined on a two-hit shutout. Stalboerger earned the win with six innings of work, and Wuertz finished up with three innings of hitless relief and struck out six of the nine batters he faced.

Spring Hill-- 000 000 000 - 02 3
Lake Henry-- 051 060 18x - 21 19 2

Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 1-2; Mike Terres 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Rick Lieser (L) (4.1-6-6-3-3-3); Mike Wuertz (0.2-3-5-5-1-0); Jonathan Nietfeld (1.1-3-1-1-1-3); Dave Stalboerger (1.1-7-9-9-2-0); Randy Schoenberg (0.2-1-0-0-0-2).

Lake Henry - Batting: Jeff Schmitz 4-4 2B RBI-4; Roger Wuertz 2-5 HR RBI-5; Ben Bork 2-3 2B-2 RBI-2; Jesse Lieser 2-3 2B RBI-2; Tyler Wuertz 2-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Stalboerger (W) (6-2-0-0-1-4); Wuertz (S) (3-0-0-0-0-6).

Roscoe 5
Greenwald 3

The Roscoe Rangers swept their league games over the Memorial Day weekend to even their league record at 2-2.

At Greenwald on Monday, the Rangers rallied with a four-run ninth inning to beat the Cubs 5-3. The Rangers had stranded nine runners over the previous four innings before Todd Leyendecker delivered a bases-loaded single to right that scored two, and a throwing error on the play allowed another run to score.

Justin Mackedanz started for the Rangers and pitched into the seventh. Greg Heinen earned the victory with two innings of scoreless relief.

Roscoe-- 100 000 004 - 511 3
Greenwald-- 000 110 100 - 3 6 3

Roscoe - Batting: Tony Orbeck 3-5; Todd Leyendecker 2-3 2B RBI-2 R; Curt Christian 2-5; Greg Heinen 1-4 R-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Justin Mackedanz (6.2-6-3-2-1-2); Greg Heinen (W) (2.1-0-0-0-0-3).

Greenwald - Batting: Brandon Worms 1-1 R; Doug Imdieke 1-2 R; Todd Frieler 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Frieler (6-5-1-1-4-5); James Burg (L) (2-5-4-4-2-2); Pete Welle (1-1-0-0-0-0).

Roscoe 6
Meire Grove 1

The Rangers' Brent Heinen yielded a lead-off homer and a walk to start the game on Sunday against Meire Grove, but he held the Grovers to three hits the rest of the way. He struck out 12 in the victory at Roscoe.

Greg Heinen tied the score for the Rangers with a solo homer in the bottom of the first, and Lee Schleper put the Rangers in front with a three-run blast in the fourth.

Meire Grove-- 100 000 000 - 14 2
Roscoe-- 100 300 20x - 6 7 1

Meire Grove - Batting: Karl Nathe 2-4 HR; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Joe Meyer (L) (3.1-5-4-4-1-3); Doug Meyer (3-2-2-0-0-0); Kurt Meyer (1.2-0-0-0-1-1).

Roscoe - Batting: Lee Schleper 2-4 HR RBI-3 R-2; Rick Mackedanz 1-3 RBI; Greg Heinen 1-4 HR; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (W) (9-4-1-1-1-12).

Other scores
Other baseball games were not reported in time for publication. Late recaps will be printed next week.

Paynesville 6, New London-Spicer 2

New Munich 7, St. Martin 6
Sauk Centre 11, Regal 0

Upcoming schedule
Wednesday, May 30
St. Martin at Paynesville, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Roscoe at Lake Henry, 1:30 p.m.
Luxemburg at St. Martin, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 3
Elrosa at Roscoe, 1:30 p.m.
Meire Grove at St. Martin, 1:30 p.m.
Melrose at Regal, 1:30 p.m.
New Munich at Lake Henry, 1:30 p.m.
Paynesville at Norway Lake-Sunburg, 1:30 p.m.

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