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Paynesville Press - June 1, 2005

Homer lifts Martins over Spring Hill

By Michael Jacobson

The St. Martin Martins improved to 6-0 in the Stearns County League South by sweeping a weekend doubleheader, beating Spring Hill 3-2 on a ninth-inning homer on Saturday and crushing Greenwald 13-0 on Sunday.

Kenny Arceneau broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday in St. Martin. He hit a two-out homer to left to give the Martins a 3-2 victory over Spring Hill and ended a pitcher's duel between the Chargers' Rick Lieser and Martins' Ryan Nett.

baseball at third St. Martin had taken a 1-0 lead on Sam Rothstein's solo homer in the first inning, but Spring Hill took the lead in the third inning when Jonathan Nietfeld and Aron Welle singled and scored (on an outfield error, two passed balls, and a sacrifice fly).

St. Martin's Sam Rothstein slide safely into third base in the sixth inning as Spring Hill's Chris Spanier reaches to catch the ball and shortstop Aron Welle backs up the play. Rothstein, the go-ahead run, was stranded.

St. Martin tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning, loading the bases on an error, hit batter, and walk before Luke Rothstein grounded a single to left to plate the tying run. Leftfielder Shawn Schoenberg threw out Nathan Schlangen trying to score the go-ahead run on the play, though Schlangen argued vehemently that he avoided the tag.

Lieser and Nett both pitched efficiently on Saturday, both getting ahead in the counts and allowing only four hits apiece.

On Sunday, the Martins used a 23-hit attack to score 13 runs, and three St. Martin pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout. The Martins got nine hits in the top of the third to score seven runs and take a 7-0 lead.

Schlangen hit two homeruns and pitched five shutout innings to get the win. Josh Harrison and Tim Schaefer pitched four innings of shutout relief for St. Martin.

This week, St. Martin will host St. Wendell on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and will host New Munich on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Spring Hill (2-5 in league, 4-5 overall) will play at Farming on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin 3, Spring Hill 2
Spring Hill-- 002 000 000 - 24 1
St. Martin-- 100 001 001 - 3 4 1

Spring Hill - Batting: Jonathan Nietfeld 2-3 R; Aaron Welle 1-4 R; Jamie Terres 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Rick Lieser (L) (8.2-4-3-2-3-5).
St. Martin - Batting: Sam Rothstein 1-2 HR BB-2; Kenny Arceneau 1-4 HR; Luke Rothstein 1-3 RBI; Josh Harrison 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Nett (W) (9-4-2-1-1-4).

St. Martin 13, Greenwald 0
St. Martin-- 007 122 010 - 1323 1
Greenwald-- 000 000 000 - 0 5 2

St. Martin - Batting: Nathan Schlangen 4-4 HR-2 RBI-3; Jim Lieser 2-2; Nathan Beier 2-2; Steve Lieser 2-3; Josh Harrison 2-4 Luke Rothstein 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Schlangen (W) (5-2-0-0-1-2); Harrison (3-3-0-0-1-4); Tim Schaefer (1-0-0-0-1-0).
Greenwald - Batting: Craig Schaefer 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Keith Frieler (L) (2.2-8-7-7-1-1); Doug Welle (4.1-9-5-4-0-0); Todd Frieler (2-4-1-1-0-0).

Lakers sweep road games
Pat Mohs hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie and lead Lake Henry to a 7-4 victory over Spring Hill on Sunday.

Mike Stalboerger and Jeff Olmscheid singled with two outs in the sixth inning for the guests, and Mohs followed with a three-run blast to give the Lakers the lead.

Lake Henry improved to 5-1 in the Stearns County League South with the victory, trailing St. Martin by a game in the standings.

Spring Hill had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, as Eric Schoenberg doubled and Shawn Schoenberg singled. Eric scored on a groundout, and Shawn on an ensuing error.

Lake Henry took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, with Ryan Wuertz hitting a two-run homer.

Spring Hill tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the bottom of the fourth. The two teams exchanged runs in the ninth inning to make the final score 7-4.

Lake Henry scored four runs in the first, third, and sixth innings to beat Elrosa 13-4 on Saturday in Lake Henry. Elrosa committed three errors, and Lake Henry got RBI singles from Doug Fuchs and Jeff Schmitz in taking a 4-1 lead in the first inning.

Adam Miller hit an RBI single, and Josh Kampsen hit a three-run homer as the Lakers made the score 9-1 in the third. In the sixth, Ryan Wuertz and Schmitz had RBI doubles, and Mike Stalboerger added a two-run single.

This week, the Lakers will play at St. Augusta on Wednesday night, will play at Regal on Friday at 6:15 p.m., and will host Meire Grove on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry 7, Spring Hill 4
Lake Henry-- 000 303 001 - 711 3
Spring Hill-- 200 100 001 - 4 9 1

Lake Henry - Batting: Doug Fuchs 2-4 R; Jon Lieser 2-5; Pat Mohs 1-3 HR RBI-3; Adam Kampsen 1-3 R; Mike Stalboerger 1-2 R; Jeff Olmscheid 1-3 R RBI; Ryan Wuertz 1-5 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (W) (9-9-4-1-3-4).
Spring Hill - Batting: Shawn Schoenberg 3-4 R SB; Jamie Terres 2-5 RBI-2; Eric Schoenberg 2-5 2B R; Nathan Terres 1-5 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chris Spanier (L) (5.2-7-6-6-2-2); Aron Welle (3.1-2-1-1-3-2).

Lake Henry 13, Elrosa 4
Elrosa-- 100 010 020 - 46 5
Lake Henry-- 414 004 00x - 13 14 2

Elrosa - Batting: Ethan Vogt 2-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Scott Mueller (L) (3-8-9-5-1-0); Adam Breitbach (5-6-4-4-4-2).
Lake Henry - Batting: Jeff Schmitz 3-4 2B-2 R-2 RBI-2; Mike Stalboerger 3-4 RBI-3 R; Jon Lieser 2-4 2B R-2; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 2B RBI; Josh Kampsen 1-4 R-2 RBI-3; Adam Kampsen 1-2 R-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Stalboerger (W) (8-6-4-2-4-5); Lieser (1-0-0-0-0-2).

Roscoe splits two games
The Roscoe Rangers split their two weekend games in the Stearns County League, beating Meire Grove 14-11 on Sunday and losing to New Munich 7-4 on Saturday.

The Rangers rallied from an 11-7 deficit against Meire Grove, outscoring the Grovers 7-0 over the last four innings and scoring four runs in the top of the ninth to win 14-11. Meire Grove had taken the lead by scoring eight runs in the fifth, erasing a 7-3 Roscoe lead.

Justin Mackedanz hit two homers for the Rangers in the game, and Brent Heinen and Russ Leyen-decker both homered in the second inning for Roscoe.

The Silverstreaks built a 5-0 lead against Roscoe and held on to beat the Rangers 7-4.

Roscoe is now 2-4 in the Stearns County League South and 4-5 overall.

This week, Roscoe will host Greenwald on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe 14, Meire Grove 11
Roscoe-- 220 032 014 - 1411 2
Meire Grove-- 030 080 000 - 11 15 2

Roscoe - Batting: Chris VanderBeek 3-5 R RBI; Justin Mackedanz 2-3 HR-2 R-3 RBI-4; Russ Leyendecker 1-4 HR R-2 RBI-2; Brent Heinen 1-5 HR R-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Leyendecker (2.1-5-3-3-4-0); Mackedanz (2.1-4-5-5-2-2); Heinen (W) (4.1-5-3-3-3-3).
Meire Grove - Batting: Matt Imdieke 3-5 R RBI; Jeron Nathe 2-4 R RBI; Doug Meyer 2-4 R RBI; Eric Marthaler 2-5 RBI-2; Blaise Jacobsen 2-4 R RBI; Karl Nathe 2-5 RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryne Klaphake (1.2-3-4-4-6-1); Meyer (6.1-6-7-7-4-2); Jacobsen (L) (1-2-4-3-2-1).

New Munich 7, Roscoe 4
New Munich-- 011 301 001 - 78 2
Roscoe-- 000 301 000 - 4 8 4

New Munich - Batting: Joe Stangler 3-4; Jeff Funk 2-3 R-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Funk (3.2-5-3-3-3-2); Ross Uphoff (5.1-3-1-1-7-3).
Roscoe - Batting: Justin Mackedanz 2-4 R RBI; Brent Heinen 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Zach Schmitz (L) (2-1-2-2-7-2); Lee Schleper (1.2-3-3-3-1-1); Mackedanz (2.1-1-1-1-3-2); Heinen (2-2-0-0-1-0); Russ Leyendecker (1-1-1-1-2-1).

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