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Paynesville Press - June 18, 2003

Lakers rip Rangers in Roscoe, 9-3

The Lake Henry Lakers built a 9-0 lead and beat the Roscoe Rangers 9-3 in a Stearns County League game on Sunday in Roscoe. The Lakers improved to 6-3 in league and 9-6 overall. The Rangers dropped to 3-6 in league.

Ryan Wuertz hit a two-run homer to left in the third inning for Lake Henry, and Josh Kampsen hit a two-run homer for the Lakers in their four-run sixth inning. Herbie Weidner drove in three runs, including an RBI triple in the fourth inning, when Roscoe centerfielder R.J. Leyendecker and rightfielder Justin Mackedanz collided, injuring Mackedanz.

Mike Stalboerger pitched a complete game for Lake Henry.

The Rangers did not score until their last two at bats, with Rick Mackedanz having a double and two RBIs. The Rangers scored a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly, but on appeal the runner was called out for leaving third base early.

Lake Henry also beat Eden Valley 10-4 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, June 11, in Eden Valley. Doug Fuchs was 4-4 with a homerun and three RBIs for the Lakers.

This week, the Lakers will play Melrose at New Munich on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. and will play at Farming on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 002 104 020 - 913 1
Roscoe-- 000 000 012 - 3 6 2

Lake Henry - Batting: Doug Fuchs 4-5 2B; Herbie Weidner 2-3 3B RBI-3; Josh Kampsen 2-5 HR RBI-2; Adam Miller 2-4 2B R; Ryan Wuertz 1-5 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mike Stalboerger (W) (9-6-3-3-1-6).

Roscoe - Batting: Rick Mackedanz 1-2 2B RB I-2; Curt Christian 1-2 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (L) (5.2-10-7-7-0-3); Tony Orbeck (1 ip); Russ Leyendecker (0.2 ip); Mark Winter (1ip).

Lake Henry-- 115 000 021 - 1011 4
Eden Valley-- 000 002 101 - 4 8 7

Lake Henry - Batting: Doug Fuchs 4-4 HR 2B RBI-3; Josh Kampsen 3-3 R-2; Wes Lieser 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jesse Lieser (W) (6-4-2-0-1-4); Kampsen (3-4-2-2-0-3).

St. Martin 6, Meire Grove 2
The Martins pounded 14 hits and beat Meire Grove 6-2 on Sunday in St. Martin to improve to 8-1 in league and 14-1 overall.

Nathan Schlangen hit a solo homerun in the first inning to tie the game at 1-1, and the Martins scored three runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth to take control of the game.

Luke Rothstein pitched seven innings, allowing only two unearned runs.

This week, St. Martin will host Pearl Lake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will play at Roscoe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Seven Martins will take part in the Stearns County League All Star Game at Elrosa on Friday night at 8 p.m. (See below.)

Meire Grove-- 100 000 100 - 26 1
St. Martin-- 130 200 00x - 6 14 4

Meire Grove - Batting: Matt Imdieke 2-4; Eric Marthaler 1-5 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Imdieke (L) (6-12-6-6-1-6); Doug Meyer (2-2-0-0-0-0).

St. Martin - Batting: Nathan Schlangen 3-4 HR; Sam Rothstein 2-4 2B; Nathan Beier 2-4; Carl Lieser 2-4; Jake Thelen 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Luke Rothstein (W) (7-5-2-0-3-5); Tim Schaefer (2-1-0-0-0-0).

Starbuck sweeps Pirates
Starbuck swept two games from the Paynesville Pirates last week, winning an exhibition game 4-0 in Paynesville on Wednesday, June 11, and winning a Corn Belt League game 8-3 on Friday, June 13, in Starbuck. Both games were played in the evening.

On Friday, the Pirates broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the seventh inning, but Starbuck scored four runs in the seventh and three runs in the eighth to win. This loss dropped the Pirates' league record to 3-5 and their overall record to 4-5.

On Wednesday, Starbuck's Tim Boiesley pitched a three-hit shutout as Starbuck beat Paynesville 4-0.

This week, the Pirates will host Norway Lake in Paynesville on Friday night at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, June 13
Paynesville-- 010 000 101 - 38 2
Starbuck-- 100 000 43x - 8 13 1

Paynesville - Batting: Dave Hemmesch 3-4; Tyler Wuertz 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Seth Miller (L) (7-8-5-5-2-3); Shannon Olmscheid (1-5-3-3-0-0).

Wednesday, June 11
Starbuck-- 012 000 001 - 49 0
Paynesville-- 000 000 000 - 0 3 3

Paynesville - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Wuertz (L) (7-6-3-3-3-3); Hemmesch (2-3-1-1-4).

All Star Game
The Stearns County League All Star Game - featuring players from the south division against players from the north - will be held in Elrosa on Friday at 8:15 p.m. Lake Henry, Roscoe, and St. Martin will send 16 players to the game to play for the south.

League-leading St. Martin has seven members in the game: manager Carl Lieser, pitcher Ken Arceneau, shortstop Luke Rothstein, outfielders Sam Rothstein, Nathan Schlangen, and Craig Hennen, and Jake Thelen as a utility player.

Roscoe had five players picked for the game: pitcher Brent Heinen, first baseman Lee Schleper, second baseman Tony Orbeck, shortstop Greg Heinen, and outfielder Justin Mackedanz.

Lake Henry has three players and one coach: coach Keith Lieser, pitcher Doug Fuchs, catcher Jon Lieser, and second baseman Ryan Wuertz.

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