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Paynesville Press - June 9, 2001

Pirates rally in ninth to top Starbuck; Lakers stay unbeaten

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Pirates rallied, scoring six runs in the last three innings, including three runs in the bottom of the ninth, to beat Starbuck 6-5 on Wednesday, June 2, in Paynesville.

The Pirates (3-2) ended the night game by scoring the winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth.

Aaron Chan shut out the Pirates for six innings on one hit, but Paynesville rallied against two Starbuck relief pitchers in the Cornbelt League game, scoring a run in the seventh, two in the eighth, and three in the ninth.

Seth Miller pitched eight innings for the Pirates, with Tyler Wuertz earning the victory by throwing a 1-2-3 top of the ninth.

The Pirates will host New London on Wednesday, June 9, at 7 p.m., and they will play at Starbuck on Sunday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m.

Paynesville-- 000 000 123 - 69 2
Starbuck-- 001 100 030 - 5 12 4

Starbuck - Batting: Josh Lamsk 3-5; Mike Anduas 2-5; Aaron Aslokson 2-5; Aaron Chan 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chan (6-1-0-0-2-7); Aslokson (2-4-3-3-1-0); Anduas (L) (1-3-0-0-1-1).

Paynesville - Batting: Steve Barten 2-4; Brad Deyak 2-5 2B; Tyler Wuertz 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Seth Miller (8-12-5-5-1-4); Wuertz (W) (1-0-0-0-0-0).

Lake Henry 5
Elrosa 9

The Lake Henry Lakers remained undefeated in the Stearns County League, beating Elrosa 9-5 in Elrosa on Friday night.

The Lakers (6-0) scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. Josh Kampsen singled and Jon Lieser doubled to start the rally. Doug Fuchs and Jeff Olmscheid had RBI singles in the rally.

The Lakers scored nine runs on 15 hits, including four by Kampsen and three by Lieser.

Mike Stalboerger earned the pitching win for five innings of work, with Fuchs earning a save with four innings of relief, allowing only one unearned run.

This week, the Lakers will play at Paynesville on Friday night. They will host Roscoe in a league game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 101 041 002 - 915 4
Elrosa-- 003 001 010 - 5 6 4

Lake Henry - Batting: Josh Kampsen 4-6 R-3 SB-2; Jon Lieser 3-5 2B R; Jeff Olmscheid 2-4 RBI; Ryan Wuertz 2-5; Adam Miller 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mike Stalboerger (W) (5-5-4-4-4-2); Doug Fuchs (4-1-1-0-2-2).

Elrosa - Batting: Ethan Vogt 1-2 BB-2; Pat Illies 1-3 BB-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Aaron Vogt (L) (6-12-7-5-1-6); Ethan Vogt (3-3-2-2-0-5).

St. Martin 11
New Munich 6

St. Martin used a nine-run fifth inning to hand New Munich their first league loss on Sunday and remain a half game behind Lake Henry in the Stearns County League South Division.

St. Martin (6-1) trailed 4-1 before their fifth-inning rally. The big blow in the inning was a three-run homer by Sam Rothstein.

Ken Arceneau allowed four runs in the first three innings but then pitched four shutout innings to earn the victory.

St. Martin will play at St. Nicholas at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. The Martins will play at Meire Grove on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin-- 000 191 000 - 1113 0
New Munich-- 112 000 011 - 6 9 2

St. Martin - Batting: Nathan Schlangen 2-5; Jake Thelen 2-5 2B; Jesse Thelen 2-5; Josh Harrison 2-5; Sam Rothstein 1-5 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ken Arceneau (W) (7-4-4-4-2-7); Luke Rothstein (2-5-2-2-2-1).

Spring Hil 12
Roscoe 5

Spring Hill rallied with six runs in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh to beat Roscoe 12-5 on Sunday in Spring Hill.

Earlier, Roscoe (1-6 in league) had rallied, scoring two runs in the third inning to tie the game at 2-2 and three runs in the top of the sixth to take a short-lived 5-2 lead.

Spring Hill scored six times in the bottom of the sixth to retake an 8-5 lead and then added four insurance runs in the seventh inning.

This week, Roscoe will host Richmond on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and the Rangers will play at Lake Henry on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe-- 002 003 000 - 511 4
Spring Hill-- 200 006 40x - 12 14 4

Roscoe - Batting: Brent Heinen 3-5 2B; Justin Mackedanz 2-5 2B-2 R-2; Mitch Callenius 1-1; Chuck Mackedanz 1-1; Lee Schleper 1-3 R; Bret Aagesen 1-4; Todd Leyendecker 1-4; Russ Leyen-decker 1-6 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Heinen (L) (5.2-8-7-7-1-5); Russ Leyen-decker (0.2-3-5-5-3-1); Justin Macke-danz (1.2-3-0-0-1-1).

Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 3-5 2B-2 R-2; Jonathan Nietfeld 3-4 R; Jamie Terres 1-4 2B R-2; Chris Spanier 1-3 R; Dave Stalboerger 1-1 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Rick Lieser (5.1-7-5-5-3-5); Mike Wuertz (W) (3.2-4-0-0-1-7).

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