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Paynesville Press - June 2, 2004

Lakers rally to beat Meire Grove

Doug Fuchs pitched five scoreless innings The Lake Henry Lakers remained undefeated in the Stearns County League, rallying to beat Meire Grove 5-3 on Sunday in Lake Henry.

After the Grovers took a 3-1 lead with three runs on four walks, a bunt single, and an error in the third inning, Doug Fuchs singled home two runs to tie the game in the fifth inning and Jeff Schmitz hit a two-run homer to left to win the game for Lake Henry in the seventh inning.

Doug Fuchs pitched five scoreless innings of relief to earn the pitching victory for Lake Henry on Sunday.

Fuchs also pitched five innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory for Lake Henry (5-0). Schmitz had three hits for the Lakers and scored the tying run in the fifth inning as well as hitting the game-winning home run.

Mike Stalboerger also had two hits for the Lakers. Adam Kampsen hit a sacrifice fly to score the Lakers' first run in the first inning.

Play at home This week, the Lakers will play at Elrosa on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.

Lake Henry's Jeff Schmitz slides into home, knocking the ball loose from Meire Grove's catcher, to tie the game 3-3 on Sunday.

Meire Grove-- 003 000 000 - 36 1
Lake Henry-- 100 020 20x -5 91

St. Martin wins twice
The St. Martin Martins (5-1) won two league games over the weekend, remaining a half game behind Lake Henry in the Stearns County League South Division.

The Martins shut out Elrosa 4-0 on Saturday in Elrosa and defeated Spring Hill 9-2 on Monday in St. Martin, in a game that was rained out on Sunday.

Against Spring Hill, the Martins scored five runs in the first inning on four hits and then added four runs in the bottom of the eighth on three Charger errors.

Against Elrosa, Ken Arceneau and Nathan Schlangen combined to throw a shutout. Arceneau pitched seven innings for the win. Schlangen earned saves in both victories over the weekend.

Sam Rothstein broke a scoreless tie against Elrosa with a solo homer in the seventh inning. Schlangen hit another solo homer to lead off the ninth inning. Arceneau and Tim Schaefer added RBI singles in the ninth inning for St. Martin.

This week, St. Martin will play in the Eden Valley/Litchfield tourney on Saturday. The Martins will play Eden Valley at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will play Minnetonka at 12 noon. On Sunday, St. Martin will play at New Munich, unbeaten in league, at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin 9
Spring Hill 2

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St. Martin-- 500000 04x -9 102

Spring Hill - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shawn Shoenberg (L) (5-6-5-3-4-1); Mike Wuertz (3-4-4-2-1-2).

St. Martin - Batting: Sam Rothstein 2-4 2B; Steve Lieser 2-4 SB-2; Jesse Thelen 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Luke Rothstein (W) (6-5-2-1-5-4); Sam Rothstein (0.1-0-0-0-1-0); Nathan Schlangen (S) (2.2-1-0-0-1-2).

Stearns County League

St. Martin 4
Elrosa 0

St. Martin-- 000 000 103 - 412 0
Elrosa-- 000 000 0 - 0 7 2

St. Martin - Batting: Luke Rothstein 3-5; Schlangen 2-5 HR; Nathan Beier 2-5; Sam Rothstein 1-4 HR; Ken Arceneau 1-3 RBI; Tim Schaefer 1-1 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Arceneau (W) (7-4-0-0-1-5); Schlangen (S) (2-3-0-0-0-1). Elrosa - Batting: Steve Mueller 3-4; Jon Olmscheid 2-4; Randy Duevel 2-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Dustin Breitbach (L) (7-9-1-1-1-5); Adam Breitbach (2-3-3-2-2-0).

Paynesville splits
The Paynesville Pirates (2-2) split two games in the Cornbelt League last week, beating Norway Lake 8-4 on Thursday and losing to Raymond 10-0 on Sunday.

Tim Knott of Raymond pitched a complete-game five-hit shutout against the Pirates on Sunday in Raymond. Raymond scored five runs in the first inning against the Pirates and never trailed.

Against Norway Lake, the Pirates tied the score at 4-4 when Justin Butkofski hit a grand slam homer in the fourth inning. Shannon Olmscheid hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to give the Pirates the lead, and Tyler Wuertz added another solo homer in eighth inning, as Paynesville scored six of their eight runs on homeruns.

Nate Schutz and Seth Miller pitched six scoreless innings in relief to earn the pitching win and save respectively.

This week, the Pirates host Greenwald on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in Paynesville.

Raymond 10
Paynesville 0

Paynesville-- 000 000 000 - 05 5
Raymond-- 500 201 11x - 10 13 0

Paynesville 8
Norway Lake 4

Norway Lake-- 300 100 000 - 44 4
Paynesville-- 000 401 03x - 8 6 2

Paynesville - Batting: Justin Butkofski 2-4 HR RBI-4; Shannon Olmscheid 2-4 HR; Tyler Wuertz 1-3 HR; Pitching: (ip) Jason Schlecht (3), Nate Schutz (W) (3), Seth Miller (S) (3).

Roscoe wins first game
The Roscoe Rangers won their first game of the season on Sunday, beating Greenwald 8-2 at home.

The Rangers also visited New Munich on Saturday and lost 5-1.

Roscoe (1-5 in league and 1-6 overall) built a 6-0 lead against Greenwald on Sunday over the first three innings, including three runs in the first inning with Todd Leyendecker hitting a two-run double.

The Rangers matched their offensive output from their first five league games against Greenwald. In their first five league games, the Rangers scored eight runs total. They scored eight runs on Sunday.

Brent Heinen pitched a complete game to earn the victory for Roscoe.

On Saturday, the Rangers lost 5-1 to New Munich, who remained undefeated in league play at 6-0. Roscoe outhit the Silverstreaks 6-4 but Roscoe pitchers walked six and hit another batter.

This week, Roscoe will play at Spring Hill on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe 8
Greenwald 2

Greenwald-- 000 101 000 - 27 3
Roscoe-- 312 100 01x - 8 10 0

Greenwald - Batting: Dave Lensing 2-4 2B R RBI; Troy Frieler 1-3 2B RBI; Craig Schaefer 1-3 R; Brandon Worms 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Tim Hopfer (L) (1.1-5-4-4-1-1); Keith Frieler (5.2-5-4-2-1-4); Worms (1-1-1-1-1-1).

Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 3-5 2B-2 R-2 RBI; Todd Leyendecker 2-4 2B R RBI-3; Bret Aagesen 2-4 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (W) (9-7-2-2-1-7).

New Munich 5
Roscoe 1

Roscoe-- 000 010 000 - 16 1
New Munich-- 103 001 00x - 5 4 0

Roscoe - Batting: Todd Leyendecker 2-4; R.J. Leyendecker 1-3 RBI; Bret Aagesen 1-2; Justin Mackedanz 1-4; Heinen 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Russ Leyendecker (L) (6-2-5-4-4-3); Mackedanz (2-2-0-0-2-3).

New Munich - Batting: Karl Funk 1-2 2B BB-2 R-2; Chad Funk 1-3 R; Ross Uphoff 1-1; Craig Welle 1-1; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jeff Funk (W) (5-5-1-1-3-2); Jim Thull (S) (4-1-0-0-0-7).

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