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Paynesville Press - June 20, 2001

Long ball powers Lakers 17-4

Stearns County

Lake Henry 17
St. Martin 4

Four home runs powered the Lake Henry Lakers past the St. Martin Martins on Sunday 17-4.

Jeff Schmitz hit a three-run homer in the first for the Lakers, Mike Stalboerger hit a three-run blast in the second, Roger Wuertz hit a three-run shot in the fourth, and Ryan Wuertz added a two-run homer in the sixth. The Lakers scored 17 runs -11 on homers - over the first six innings, roughing up three Martin pitchers.

Jim Arceneau finally quieted the Laker bats by pitching two shutout innings of relief. The Martins also committed seven errors in the game.

Roger Wuertz pitched seven innings to earn the victory for Lake Henry. He allowed only two runs on five hits, as the Lakers improved to 8-2 in league.

Sam Rothstein hit a solo homer in the fourth for the Martins' first run.

St. Martin - Batting: Jake Thelen 2-2; Jim Arceneau 1-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chad Rothstein (L) (1.2-4-7-3-4-2); Ken Arceneau (2.1-4-5-3-1-2); Luke Rothstein 2-6-5-5-2-0); Jim Arceneau (2-2-0-0-0-2). Lake Henry - Batting: Doug Fuchs 3-4; Chad Spanier 3-5; Mike Stalboerger 2-3 HR RBI-3; Roger Wuertz 2-3 HR RBI-3; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 HR RBI-5; Jeff Schmitz 1-3 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Roger Wuertz (W) (7-5-2-2-1-4); Tyler Wuertz (2-4-2-2-0-2).

St. Martin-- 000110 020 - 49 7
Lake Henry-- 342 323 00x - 17 15 0

St. Martin - Batting: Jake Thelen 2-2; Jim Arceneau 1-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chad Rothstein (L) (1.2-4-7-3-4-2); Ken Arceneau (2.1-4-5-3-1-2); Luke Rothstein 2-6-5-5-2-0); Jim Arceneau (2-2-0-0-0-2). Lake Henry - Batting: Doug Fuchs 3-4; Chad Spanier 3-5; Mike Stalboerger 2-3 HR RBI-3; Roger Wuertz 2-3 HR RBI-3; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 HR RBI-5; Jeff Schmitz 1-3 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Roger Wuertz (W) (7-5-2-2-1-4); Tyler Wuertz (2-4-2-2-0-2).


Richmond 14
Roscoe 6

The Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the third after Greg Heinen's two-run homer on Sunday, but Richmond used 14 hits (all singles) and ten Roscoe errors to win 14-6.

The Rangers loaded the bases in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, but scored only four runs.

The Rangers dropped to 3-6 in league and 5-8 overall.

Richmond-- 1414 1
Roscoe-- 6 9 10

Richmond - Batting: Brent Ruegemer 4-5; Joel Torborg 3-6; Greg Drontle 2-4; Phil Loehlein 2-5; Pitching: Nate Guetter, Ryan Hemmesch (3) (W), and Jake Theis (6). Roscoe - Batting: Greg Heinen 2-5 HR RBI-2; Brent Heinen 2-5 2B; Pitching: Greg Heinen (L), Brent Heinen (5), and Russ Leyendecker (8).


Roscoe 5
St. Martin 3

The Rangers got a come-from-behind victory over St. Martin on Saturday, rallying from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the ninth and two more in the tenth.

Brent Heinen's two-run double was the big blow in the ninth. He ended the game with three RBIs and also earned the pitching victory in relief.

The Rangers got their third league victory with the win.

Roscoe-- 000 000 003 2- 57 2
St.Martin-- - 3 12 4

Roscoe - Batting: Tony Orbeck 3-4; Brent Heinen 2-5 2B RBI-3; Pitching: Lee Schleper, Chris VanderBeek (7), and Heinen (W) (9). St. Martin - Batting: Jake Thelen 4-4; Steve Lieser 3-5 2B; Pitching: Lieser and Luke Rothstein (9) (L).


County Line

Melrose 7
Paynesville 0

Sauk Centre 13
Paynesville 0

Sauk Centre 2
Paynesville 0


The Paynesville Pirates were shut out in three County Line League games against league leaders Melrose and Sauk Centre.

The Pirates lost to Melrose 7-0 on Wednesday, June 13, and 13-0 on Saturday. The Sauk Centre Titans shut out the Pirates 2-0 on Sunday. Hitting highlights were sparse for the Pirates, who managed 18 hits in all three games.

Dan Starken pitched well on Sunday for Paynesville, holding the Titans to six hits and two runs.

The three losses evened the Pirates' league record at 4-4 and dropped their season record to 9-4.

Sunday, June 17

Sauk Centre-- 000 101 0 - 26 1
Paynesville-- 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

Paynesville - Batting: Aaron Bayer 2-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Dan Starken (L) (9-6-2-2-3-6). Sauk Centre - Batting: Brian Boning 2-3; Joe Moritz 2-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Wayne Weiner (W) (5-2-0-0-1-1); Ben Dirkes (4-2-0-0-0-4). Saturday, June 16
Paynesville-- 000 000 0 - 05 2
Melrose-- 150 250 x - 13 16 0

Paynesville - Batting: Chris Soine 2-3; Pitching: Jason Schlecht (L), Nate Schutz (5), and Dave Hemmesch (6). Melrose - Batting: Chad Hess 4-5 2B-2 3B; Tyler Hess 3-4; Pitching: Eric Meyer (W) and Tyler Hess (7).

Wednesday, June 13
Melrose-- 110 000 500 - 715 2
Paynesville-- 000 000 0 - 0 9 2

Paynesville - Batting: Darrin Michaelis 3-5; Chris Soine 3-4; Pitching: Shannon Olmscheid (L), Chris Stanley (7), and Nate Schutz (8). Melrose - Batting: Brad Hunt 2-4 HR-2; Tyler Hess 3-5; Matt Anderson 2-4; Chad Hess 2-5; Pitching: Craig Meyer (W) and Jason Terway (8).

Upcoming schedule
Wednesday, June 20
St. Martin at Avon,
6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
Roscoe at New Munich, 1:30 p.m.
Paynesville at Lake Henry,
1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 24
Farming at St. Martin, 1:30 p.m.
Lake Henry at Roscoe, 1:30 p.m.
Paynesville at Regal, 1:30 p.m.



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