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Paynesville Press - June 11, 2003

Pirates win and even their league record

The Paynesville Pirates evened their Corn Belt League record with a 4-3 victory over Atwater on Sunday in Paynesville. The Pirates are now 3-3 in league and 4-3 overall.

The Pirates trailed 3-1 before rallying for a run in the seventh and two runs in the eighth. Chris Stanley drove home the tying and winning runs in the eighth inning with a single.

Seth Miller pitched eight innings for the victory, and Tyler Wuertz pitched one inning for the save.

This week, the Pirates will host a home-and-away series with Starbuck. The two teams will play in Paynesville on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will play again on Friday night in Starbuck at 7:30 p.m.

Atwater-- 101 100 000 - 35 4
Paynesville-- 000 100 12x - 4 10 2

Paynesville - Batting: Steve Barten 2-4; Jeremy Reiter 1-1; Chris Stanley 1-4 RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Seth Miller (W) (8-5-3-3-4-5); Tyler Wuertz (S) (1-0-0-0-0-1).

Regal 4, Bird Island 3
The Regal Eagles got their first league victory of the season by beating Bird Island 4-3 on Sunday in Regal. Regal is now 1-5 in the Corn Belt League and 2-5 overall.

Pat Rohe hit a two-run homer for Regal in the seventh inning to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead. After Bird Island scored a run in the top of the ninth, Regal won by scoring a run with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Dennis Olmscheid pitched seven innings for Regal, allowing only two runs. A.J. Hadley earned the pitching victory in relief.

This week, Regal will play at New London on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Bird Island-- 000 010 101 - 36 3
Regal-- 000 100 201 - 4 13 4

Bird Island - Batting: Jason Bruns 2-5; Andy Dollershell 2-4 2B RBI; Cody Bohm 1-3 2B RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Adam Coil (L) (8-13-4-3-1-10); Greg Helin (0.1-0-0-0-0-0).

Regal - Batting: A.J. Hadley 3-5; Chris Rohe 3-5; Brandon Wendlandt 2-4 2B; Shaun Fleischhacker 2-4; Pat Rohe 1-5 HR RBI-2; Ryan Schneider 1-4 2B RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Dennis Olmscheid (7-6-2-2-4-4); Jeremy Fuchs (1.1-0-1-1-3-3); Hadley (W) (0.2-0-0-0-1-1).

Lake Henry 4, Elrosa 1
The Lake Henry Lakers improved their league record to 5-3 with a 4-1 victory over Elrosa on Sunday in Lake Henry.

Pat Mohs hit a solo homer, and Jeff Schmitz hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead. Adam Miller hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to provide the final margin of victory.

Ryan Wuertz pitched eight innings for the victory, allowing only one run on three hits. He walked eight but struck out ten. Doug Fuchs pitched a perfect ninth for a save.

The Lakers also beat Sauk Centre in an exhibition game on Wednesday, June 4. Jesse Lieser pitched five innings of no-hit ball, and Mohs had a bases-clearing double and Schmitz hit a two-run homer for the Lakers.

This week, the Lakers play at Eden Valley on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. They will play at Roscoe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Elrosa-- 000 100 000 - 13 1
Lake Henry-- 000 020 02x - 4 5 1

Lake Henry - Batting: Adam Miller 1-3 HR RBI-2; Pat Mohs 1-3 HR; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Wuertz (W) (8-3-1-1-8-10); Doug Fuchs (S) (1-0-0-0-0-0).

Lake Henry-- 200 200 003 - 711 1
Sauk Centre-- 000 101 010 - 3 4 1

Lake Henry - Batting: Pat Mohs 3-5 2B RBI-3; Adam Miller 3-5 2B-3; Jeff Schmitz 1-3 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jesse Lieser (W) (5-0-1-1-2-0); Schmitz (3-3-2-2-3-2); Fuchs (1-1-0-0-0-1).

St. Martin 2, New Munich 1
St. Martin won their tenth game in a row - since a season-opening loss to Greenwald - and improved their league record to 7-1 by beating New Munich 2-1 in St. Martin on Sunday. The Martins won a pitching duel between the leaders in the north and south divisions in the Stearns County League.

With the score tied 1-1, Luke Rothstein led off the bottom of the ninth with a double to left. He advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jesse Thelen and scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Carl Lieser, ending the game.

Ken Arceneau pitched a complete game for St. Martin, allowing only five hits, one run, and no walks while striking out seven. New Munich's Jim Thull was nearly as good, allowing only six hits, walking none, and allowing only two runs, one earned.

This week, the Martins will play at St. Nicholas on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at Luxemburg on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and will host Meire Grove on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

New Munich-- 000 100 000 - 15 2
St. Martin-- 000 001 001 - 2 6 1

New Munich - Batting: Karl Funk 1-3 RBI; Pat Nathe 1-4 R; Chad Funk 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jim Thull (L) (8.1-6-2-1-0-4).

St. Martin - Batting: Luke Rothstein 2-4 2B R; Josh Harrison 2-4 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ken Arceneau (W) (9-5-1-1-0-7).

Roscoe splits weekend
The Roscoe Rangers split two home games over the weekend, beating Spring Hill 3-2 on Sunday and losing to Meire Grove 3-1 in ten innings on Saturday.

Against Spring Hill, Bret Aagesen hit an opposite-field double to score two runs in the bottom of the fifth to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead. Justin Mackedanz picked up his first pitching win of the season, and Russ Schaefer came out of retirement and pitched nearly three innings to earn a save.

Roscoe scored its other run in the first inning on Tony Orbeck's solo homerun.

Against Meire Grove on Saturday, Karl Nathe broke a pitcher's duel with a two-run single in the tenth inning on an 0-2 pitch. Brent Heinen pitched nine innings for Roscoe and took the loss.

Roscoe is now 3-5 in league and 4-8 overall. The Rangers will play this week at Avon on Friday at 6:15 p.m. and will host Lake Henry on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Spring Hill-- 010 000 100 - 28 0
Roscoe-- 100 020 00x - 3 6 1

Spring Hill - Batting: Shawn Schoenberg 2-3 RBI; Jamie Terres 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Rick Lieser (L) (8-6-3-3-2-7).

Roscoe - Batting: Lee Schleper 2-3 R; Bret Aagesen 1-3 2B RBI-2; Tony Orbeck 1-4 HR; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Justin Mackedanz (W) (6.1-8-2-2-1-2); Ross Schaefer (S) (2.2-0-0-0-1-3).

Meire Grove-- 100 000 000 2 - 35 0
Roscoe-- 000 001 000 0 - 1 6 0

Meire Grove - Batting: Karl Nathe 2-5 RBI-2; Eric Marthaler 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Matt Imdieke (5-3-1-1-3-3); Doug Meyer (W) (5-3-0-0-0-1).

Roscoe - Batting: Bret Aagesen 1-3; Todd Leyendecker 1-3; Justin Mackedanz 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (L) (9.1-7-3-3-0-5); Greg Heinen (0.2-1-0-0-0-0).

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