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|Paynesville Press - June 5, 2002|
Martins improve to 8-2 in league
St. Martin 7, Richmond 4|
The St. Martin Martins beat the Richmond Royals 7-4 on Sunday in Richmond to improve their league record to 8-2.
The Martins now lead Roscoe - which lost its third straight game to Spring Hill 9-4 on Sunday - by a game and a half in the South Division of the Stearns County League.
Carl Lieser hit a two-run homer in the second inning for St. Martin, and Sam Rothstein added a solo shot in the fifth, as the Martins took a 3-0 lead. They extended that to 5-0 in the top of the seventh, before Nate Guetter hit a three-run homer for Richmond in the bottom of the seventh.
Ken Arceneau pitched seven innings to earn the victory for St. Martin, which is 11-6 overall.
The Martins will play at Luxemburg on Friday at 6:15 p.m. They will host Lake Henry for a league game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Nate Guetter - Batting: Scott Ruegemer 2-5; Nate Guetter 2-4 2B HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Guetter (L) (6-9-5-5-0-2); Ruegemer (3-2-2-2-2-3).
Sacred Heart 4, Paynesville 1
Jason Schlecht threw well again for the Pirates, going eight innings, but the Pirates dropped to 2-4 in league and 4-6 overall.
This week, the Pirates will play at Willmar tonight at 7:30 p.m. They will host Regal on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Paynesville - Batting: Mike Tangen 2-4 2B; Brad Deyak 2-4 2B; Aaron Bayer 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jason Schlecht (L) (8-7-4-4-4-4); Nathan Schutz (1-1-0-0-0-1).
Farming 1, Lake Henry 0
On Saturday, Lake Henry led 4-1, but Farming scored three runs to tie in the bottom of the ninth. Then Greg Holthaus hit a solo homer to win the game in the bottom of the tenth.
On Sunday, Farming scored one run in the top of the first, when Aaron Nett drove in his brother, Ryan. That turned out to be the only run of the game, as Ted Nett shut out the Lakers.
The Lakers fell to 3-6 in league and 4-7 overall. They are currently fifth in the South Division.
This week, the Lakers will play at Kimball on Friday at 6:15 p.m. and they will play at St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Farming - Batting: Chris Wensler 3-4 2B RBI; Scott Fritz 2-4 2B RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Aaron Nett (W) (10-6-4-4-3-5).
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