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By Aaron Ziemer
The Paynesville Pirates defeated the New London-Spicer Twins 8-1 on Sunday night in Paynesville.
Dan Starken started and went seven strong innings for the Pirates. Starken went the seven innings allowing only four hits and one run, while walking six and striking out seven. Jason Schlecht closed the game out going the final two innings. Schlecht allowed only one hit in his two innings of work.
Steve Barten and Shannon Olmscheid led the Pirates in hitting, each going 2-4. Darren Michaelis had a good night at the plate going 2-5 with a double.
Pat Mohs really helped the Pirates with his outstanding defensive play at short-stop. Mohs had nine put outs in the game, and made many excellent plays at short.
The Pirates were able to get the lead in the top of the first with two out. Starken had a two-out single, and he wound up scoring when Barten singled and then the right fielder misplayed the ball allowing Starken to score from first.
That would be all the scoring until the bottom of the sixth when Paynesville exploded for seven runs. It all started when Mohs was on first and he was running on a hit and run. Barten then hit a hard line drive into right field, where the right fielder attempted to make a diving catch. He could not hang on to the ball and Mohs was able to score.
If the catch had been made Mohs would have been doubled off first base easily because he was running on the pitch and was almost to third base by the time the ball was almost caught.
With the victory the Pirates move to 2-3 in the County Line League and 4-5 overall.
The Pirates will play Friday night June 4 at 8 p.m. in Paynesville against Spring Hill. The Pirates will also have another exhibition game on June 8 at 8 p.m., against Farming.
By Michael Pauly
Regal lost Sunday to Melrose by the score of 9-1 in Regal.
Eric Meyer scattered six hits over the nine innings for Melrose. Regal's only run came when they had more than one hit in an inning with Wade VonEschen and Dave Oehrlein each hitting safely in the fifth inning.
Wade VonEschen started and took the loss pitching six plus innings with Randy Beier throwing the last three innings.
Oehrlein also was the only player to get more than one hit for Regal and that was the double in the fifth scoring one run and a single in the ninth.
Regal will next play in the St. Cloud Tournament starting Wednesday night through Sunday. Regal's first round opponent will be Luxemburg on Wednesday night at 8:15 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud. They will play Saturday at 10:00 a.m. if they win their first game and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday if they lose.
Stearns County League
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Lake Henry defeated Greenwald 10-8 on Sunday afternoon, in Greenwald.
Roger Wuertz started on the mound for the Lakers. He was relieved by Steve Lieser in the sixth. Tim Lieser closed the game out by pitching the eighth and ninth.
Keith Stuter pitched for Greenwald and went the distance.
Chris Loesch led the Lakers in hitting going 3-4. Ryan Wuertz had a good game going 2-4. Chad Spanier homered in the game for the Lakers.
Chad Imdikie, Troy Frieler, and Ray Lensing all hit home runs for Greenwald in the game.
Lake Henry now 4-4 in the Stearns County League will face Roscoe on Sunday in Lake Henry at 1:30 p.m.
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Lake Henry defeated Spring Hill 13-3 on Saturday, in Lake Henry.
Ryan Wuertz started for the Lakers and was relieved by Mike Stalboerger.
Chris Spanier started for Spring Hill, but he was relieved by Ricky Lieser. Spanier then came back in to pitch later in the game.
Stalboerger had two home runs in the game. Roger Wuertz, Ryan Wuertz, and Jeff Olmscheid all had homers in the game for Lake Henry.
By Aaron Ziemer
Elrosa defeated Roscoe 18-10 on Saturday, in Elrosa.
Russ Schaefer started for the Rangers and was tagged with the loss. Schaefer gave up 10 runs, but only two of them were earned.
Brent Heinen and Justin Mackedanz threw relief for Roscoe.
Tony Orbeck led the Rangers in hitting going 3-4 with two doubles in the game. Lee Schleper had a good night going 2-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
Roscoe was able to get out to an early 2-0 lead when they scored in the top of the first. Greg Heinen walked and Orbeck doubled, to put runners on second and third. Schleper then singled to drive in both to give Roscoe the lead.
Elrosa tied the game in the bottom of the second.
The Rangers regained the lead at 5-2 in the top of the third by scoring three runs. Orbeck led off the inning with a double, and with an error and a couple of hits Roscoe was back on top.
The lead was short-lived, though. Elrosa scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead 9-5. Many Roscoe fielding errors led to them losing the lead. They had six errors in the game.
The Rangers tried to get a couple of runs back, but every time they did Elrosa just scored more runs.
Aaron Vogt and Nate Winter, the two Elrosa pitchers, combined to strike out 19 Roscoe hitters in the game.
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By Aaron Ziemer
The Rangers lost their second game of the week on Sunday, 6-5 to New Munich at Roscoe.
Randy Rothstein started on the mound and was relieved by Justin Mackedanz after just two and two-thirds of an inning. Rothstein gave up six runs, only two of them were earned, on five hits while walking five and not striking out anyone.
Mackedanz went four and one-third of an inning, scattering five hits, and not allowing a single New Munich run. Jeff Welle closed out the game for Roscoe.
The Rangers did not have a single hitter with two hits in the game. Lee Schleper provided the biggest offensive spark in the game by going 1-4 with a home run.
The Rangers fell behind quickly. They gave up two in the top of the first inning, but got one run back in the bottom of the first, only to give up four more in the top of the third inning to fall behind 6-1.
Schleper's home run in the sixth made the score 6-2, New Munich.
Roscoe then added two more in the eighth to cut the New Munich lead to 6-4.
Brent Heinen started the inning off with a walk. Mike Heinen followed with a single, and Rick Mackedanz doubled.
The Rangers then made the game interesting in the ninth, by adding one more run, but they fell just short losing by one, 6-5.
Roscoe now falls to 3-5 in the Stearns County League. They will play St. Nicholas tonight (Wednesday) at 6:15 p.m. in Roscoe. On Friday they will travel to Avon to play a 6:25 game there. Then Sunday they will travel to Lake Henry to face the Lakers at 1:30 p.m.
By Michael Pauly
Regal pulled out a ninth inning win over Watkins in an exhibition game Saturday in Regal by the score of 4-3.
Watkins scored first in the game in the sixth inning taking a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth Regal made it 2-1. With two outs Mike Tangen singled and Wade VonEschen walked. Brad Lieser then reached base on an infield error scoring Tangen. Dave Oehrlein followed with an RBI single.
Regal took a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning with Mike Beier and Tim Haines each getting singles putting runners on first and third. Ron Fuchs then had a sacrifice fly to score Beier.
Watkins was able to tie the score at three in the eighth inning on a two run homer by Stan Groskreutz.
In the bottom of the ninth with one out Randy Beier walked and stole second. After another out Haines was walked with Fuchs following with a single to score Beier for the winning run.
Mike Beier started for Regal and pitched seven innings of one run ball. Fuchs threw the last two innings for the win.
Haines and Fuchs each had two hits for Regal
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