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Paynesville Press - June 8, 2005

Lake Henry pounds Meire Grove, ties for league lead

By Michael Jacobson

The Lake Henry Lakers pounded Meire Grove with 22 hits, beating the Grovers 15-10 on Sunday and moving into a first-place tie with St. Martin with league records of 6-1.

After the Grovers took a 1-0 lead, Lake Henry scored four runs in the fourth inning with Adam Miller and Pat Mohs hitting RBI singles and Josh Kampsen delivering a two-run single. But Meire Grove sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth, getting six hits, three walks, and a hit batter to score six runs and retake the lead at 7-5.

Adam Kampsen hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give the Lakers the lead again 8-7. The Lakers then scored six runs of their own in the seventh, with Jon Lieser hitting an RBI double, Adam Kampsen hitting another two-run homer, Ryan Wuertz following with a solo homer, and Jeff Schmitz adding a two-run homer.

Meire Grove scored three runs in the top of the eighth while the Lakers added a run in the bottom of the eighth to make the final 15-10.

The Lakers also beat St. Augusta in a road exhibition game 8-3 on Wednesday, June 1. The Lakers rallied from a 3-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the third and four more in the top of the ninth, with Doug Fuchs hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning for the Lakers.

This week, the Lakers will host Atwater on Friday night at 6:15 p.m. On Sunday, the Lakers will travel to Richmond for a Stearns County League South game at 1:30 p.m.

Meire Grove-- 001 006 030 - 1014 2
Lake Henry-- 000 413 61x - 15 22 2

Meire Grove - Batting: Karl Nathe 3-5; Matt Imdieke 2-5 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Imdieke (L) (6.1-11-11-8-1-3); Ryan Klaphake (0.2-9-3-3-1-0); Kurt Meyer (1-2-1-1-0-0).
Lake Henry - Batting: Adam Kampsen 3-5 HR-2 2B RBI-5; Ryan Wuertz 3-5 HR R-2; Doug Fuchs 3-5 R-2; Josh Kampsen 2-5 RBI-2 R; Jon Lieser 2-4 2B R-2 RBI; Adam Miller 2-4 R RBI; Mike Stalboerger 2-4 R; Pat Mohs 2-5 R-2 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Lieser (5.1-5-3-3-5-6); Mohs (W) (1.2-8-6-6-1-1); Fuchs (2-1-1-1-1-0).

Lake Henry-- 004 000 004 - 88 2
St. Augusta-- 120 000 000 - 3 7 1

Paynesville - Batting: Doug Fuchs HR RBI-5; Steve Barten 2-4.

New Munich 6, St. Martin 3
The New Munich Silverstreaks handed the St. Martin Martins their first league loss of the year, 6-3 on Sunday in St. Martin.

The Silverstreaks scored two runs in the first inning and three in the third to build a 5-1 lead and held on to win behind the complete-game pitching of Jim Thull.

The Martins got within 5-3 on Sam Rothstein's solo homer in the fifth inning but were held scoreless over the final four innings as New Munich scored the game's last run in the eighth inning.

The Martins (now 6-1 in the Stearns County League South and 10-1 overall) will play in a tourney in Eden Valley on Friday and Saturday this week. On Sunday, the Martins will host Elrosa at 1:30 p.m.

New Munich-- 203 000 010 - 611 3
St. Martin-- 010 110 000 - 3 7 4

New Munich - Batting: Joe Stangler 3-5 2B; Jeff Funk 2-5; Adam Stangler 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jim Thull (W) (9-7-3-3-4-4).
St.. Martin - Batting: Kenny Arceneau 2-5; Sam Rothstein 1-4 HR; Josh Harrison 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Nett (L) (3.1-8-5-5-5-3); Arceneau (5.2-3-1-1-2-2).

Greenwald 3, Roscoe 2
Greenwald rallied to tie Roscoe by scoring two runs in the seventh inning and then won the marathon game with a run in the top of the 17th, as the Cubs topped the Rangers 3-2.

In the top of the 17th, after nine scoreless innings, Craig Schaefer walked for Greenwald, stole second, and scored on a two-out hit by Keith Frieler.

The Rangers, who fell to 2-5 in the Stearns County League South and 4-6 overall, scored two runs in the bottom of the third but then were held scoreless for 14 innings.

Brent Heinen pitched 11 innings for the Rangers, and Justin Mackedanz pitched five scoreless innings in relief before yielding the winning run in the 17th.

This week, Roscoe will play at Upsala on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and they will play at Farming on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Greenwald-- 000 000 200 000 000 01 - 37 3
Roscoe-- 002 000 000 000 000 00 - 2 7 1
Greenwald - Batting: Craig Schaefer 2-5 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brandon Worms (5-1-2-0-3-9); Keith Freiler (7.1-4-0-0-5-5); Doug Welle (W) (4.2-2-0-0-1-1).
Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 3-7 R; Dale Mackedanz 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (11-4-2-1-4-4); Justin Mackedanz (6-3-1-1-4-2).

Spring Hill 3, Farming 1
Spring Hill scored three runs in the eighth inning to rally and beat Farming 3-1 on Sunday in Farming.

Eric Schoenberg hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to tie the game at 1-1, and Dave Stalboerger hit a two-run, two-out single to plate the winning runs.

Farming had taken a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

The Chargers improved to 3-5 in the Stearns County League North and 5-5 overall. This week, they will play an exhibition game against St. Wendel on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and will host New Munich on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Spring Hill-- 000 000 030 - 37 2
Farming-- 000 100 000 - 1 6 0
Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 3-4; Dave Stalboerger 1-4 RBI-2; Eric Schoenberg 1-4 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shawn Schoenberg (7-5-1-1-3-6); Aron Welle (W) (2-1-0-0-0-2).
Farming - Batting: Greg Holthaus 1-3 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ted Nett (L) (7-5-3-3-1-4); Dale Schroeder (2-2-0-0-0-1).

Regal 2, Bird Island 1
Regal scored two runs in the first inning and rode Jeremy Fuchs' pitching to a 2-1 victory over Bird Island on Sunday in Regal in a Cornbelt League game. It was the first win of the year for Regal.

A.J. Hadley singled in the first for Regal, and Fuchs hit into a fielder's choice and then stole second. He scored on a double by Josh Krupke, who scored on a single by Pat Rohe.

Regal did not score again, but Fuchs allowed only six hits and only a single run in the sixth inning to get their first league win.

This week, Regal (1-6 overall, 1-4 in league) will play at Paynesville on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and they host Starbuck on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Bird Island-- 000 001 000 - 16 0
Regal-- 200 000 00x - 2 5 2

Bird Island - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Greg Helim (L) (8-5-2-2-4-8).
Regal - Batting: Josh Krupke 1-2 2B RBI R; Pat Rohe 1-3 RBI; A.J. Hadley 1-3; Ryan Schneider 1-3; Jeremy Fuchs 1-4 R SB-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (W) (9-6-1-1-3-3).

Raymond 10, Paynesville 8
Raymond built a 6-0 lead and beat the Paynesville Pirates 10-8 in a Cornbelt League game on Sunday.

The Pirates scored eight runs in their last three at bats, but Raymond responded with three runs in the bottom of the seventh and another in the eighth. The Pirates scored two runs in the top of the seventh to cut Raymond's lead to 6-2, two more in the eighth to cut their lead to 9-4, and four in the ninth inning to make the final 10-8.

The Pirates fell to 1-4 in league and overall with the loss.

Their scheduled game for Sunday at New London-Spicer was rained out.

This week, the Pirates will host Regal on Friday night for a league game at 7:30 p.m. They will travel to Starbuck on Sunday for a league game at 1:30 p.m.

Paynesville-- 000 000 224 - 88 3
Raymond-- 010 113 31x - 10 15 2

Paynesville - Batting: John Hemingson 2-3 2B; Mark Andrie 2-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Tyler Wuertz (L) (6-10-6-6-0-5); Seth Miller (2-5-4-4-0-2).

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