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Paynesville Press - June 5, 2002

Pirates lose pitcher's duel to Bird Island

Bird Island 3, Paynesville 2
The Paynesville Pirates lost to Bird Island in a Cornbelt League contest on Sunday in Paynesville despite a great pitching perfor-mance by Jason Schlecht.

Schlecht threw a complete game for the Pirates, allowing only five hits and three runs while striking out 15.

Unfortunately, Joe Kurtz threw just as well for Bird Island, allowing only two hits and two runs to the Pirates. Brad Deyak, with a double, had the only extra base hit for the Pirates.

The loss dropped the Pirates to 1-2 in league this season and 4-4 overall.

This week, the Pirates host Lake Henry on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. They will host Sacred Heart on Sunday night at 7 p.m.

Bird Island-- 020 000 010 - 3 5 2
Paynesville-- 000 000 200 - 2 2 2

Bird Island ­ Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Joe Kurtz (W) (9--2-2-2-3-10).
Paynesville ­ Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jason Schlecht (L) (9-5-3-3-3-15).

New Munich 4, Lake Henry 2
The New Munich Silverstreaks shut out Lake Henry for eight innings and won a duel between last year's division champs in the Stearns County League on Sunday in New Munich.

New Munich scored once in the second inning, scored twice on Pat Nathe's single in the sixth, and once more in the seventh to take a 4-0 lead.

New Munich's Chad Funk lost his shutout in the ninth inning, as the Lakers scored two unearned runs.

Roger Wuertz pitched a complete game, allowing only one earned run, for the Lakers, who actually outhit New Munich 5-4.

With the loss, Lake Henry fell to 3-4 in league this season.

This week, the Lakers play at Paynesville on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. They will play at Farming on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and will host Farming on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 000 000 002 - 2 5 3
New Munich-- 010 002 10x - 4 4 1

Lake Henry ­ Batting: Jesse Lieser 1-2; Mike Stalboerger 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Roger Wuertz (L) (9-4-4-1-3-3).
New Munich ­ Batting: Pat Nathe 1-2 RBI-2; Jim Hoppe 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chad Funk (W) (9-5-2-0-1-6).

St. Martin 8, Lake Henry 5
Luke and Sam Rothstein each had a two-run homer as St. Martin beat Lake Henry 8-5 on Saturday in Lake Henry.

The two teams combined for 23 hits and four homers, with Doug Fuchs hitting a two-run homer for the Lakers in the second and Ryan Wuertz hitting a two-run homer in the fifth.

After falling behind 5-2, the Lakers rallied to cut the gap to 5-4 and then to 6-5 but allowed two unearned runs in the ninth inning and lost 8-5.

Ken Arceneau pitched six innings to get the victory for St. Martin, who also beat Meire Grove 13-4 on Sunday to improve to 6-2 in league play, good for a tie for first, since Roscoe lost two games over the weekend.

This week, St. Martin plays at St. Nicholas on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They will play at Richmond on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin-- 023 001 002 - 8 12 3
Lake Henry-- 020 020 100 - 5 11 1

St. Martin ­ Batting: Luke Rothstein 2-3 HR RBI-2; Jesse Thelen 2-3 2B; Jake Thelen 2-4; Sam Rothstein 1-3 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ken Arceneau (W) (6-9-4-3-0-2); Luke Rothstein (S) (3-2-1-0-1-1).
Lake Henry ­ Batting: Ryan Wuertz 3-4 2B HR RBI-2; Doug Fuchs 2-4 2B HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jon Lieser (L) (5.2-10-6-6-3-3); Mike Stalboerger (3.1-2-2-0-2-2).

New Munich 5, Roscoe 2

Elrosa 8, Roscoe 0

The Roscoe Rangers lost two games over the weekend, ending their 6-0 start in the Stearns County League. The Rangers lost 5-2 to New Munich on Saturday in Roscoe and 8-0 to Elrosa on Sunday, when the Rangers made six errors.

Roscoe is now 6-2 in league.

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

New Munich-- 000 022 001 - 5 5 0
Roscoe-- 000 000 002 - 2 5 1

New Munich ­ Batting: Joe Hoppe 1-4 2B RBI-2; Jim Hoppe 1-4 2B RBI; Pat Nathe 1-2 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jim Thull (W) (9-5-2-2-3-13);
Roscoe ­ Batting: Greg Heinen 1-4 2B RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (L) (6-4-4-4-2-5); VanderBeek (3-1-1-0-1-1).

Roscoe-- 000 000 000 - 0 7 6
Elrosa-- 300 013 01x - 8 8 0

Roscoe ­ Batting: Rick Mackedanz 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Greg Heinen (L) (5-7-7-6-1-2); Justin Mackedanz (3-1-1-0-3-3);
Elrosa ­ Batting: Steve Mueller 2-4; Aaron Vogt 2-5 2B RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Vogt (W) (6-5-0-0-4-13); Chad Kampsen (3-2-0-0-0-2).

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