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Paynesville Press - June 21, 2006

Martins shut out Rangers 4-0

By Michael Jacobson

St. Martin shut out Roscoe 4-0 on Sunday in St. Martin behind a three-hit shutout by Jake Harrison and Scott Schlangen.

Nett stealing Harrison pitched eight innings for the victory, allowing three hits. Schlangen, who started the all-star game on Friday night, pitched the ninth inning.

St. Martin's Ryan Nett barreled into Roscoe shortstop R.J. Leyendecker during a stolen base attempt on Sunday as Leyendecker tried to corral the throw. Nett was safe on the play, and the Martins won 4-0.

The Martins (10-6 overall, 6-3 in the Stearns County League South) scored an unearned run in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead, scored a run in the fifth on Nathan Schlangen's two-out, broken-bat single, and scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Sam Rothstein and an RBI double by Jesse Thelen.

The closest the Rangers (1-7 in league) came to scoring was the top of the sixth, when they loaded the bases on an error, single by R.J. Leyendecker, and walk with one out. The Martins ended the threat by turning a 1-2-3 double play.

The Martins are now a half game behind Lake Henry in the Stearns County League South standings.

The Martins will play three games this weekend: against Spring Hill on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Cold Spring; will play at Roscoe on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.; and will host Lake Henry on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe-- 000 000 000 - 03 2
St. Martin-- 010 010 02x - 4 7 1

Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 1-4 2B; R.J. Leyendecker 1-4; Bret Aagesen 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (L) (8-7-4-3-3-5).

St. Martin - Batting: Sam Rothstein 2-4 RBI R; Nathan Schlangen 2-4 RBI R; Jesse Thelen 1-4 2B RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jake Harrison (W) (8-3-0-0-3-9); Scott Schlangen (1-0-0-0-0-1).

Lakers sweep Farming
The Lake Henry Lakers took a half game lead in the Stearns County League South by sweeping two games from the Farming Flames over the weekend. The Lakers beat the Flames 7-3 on Saturday in Lake Henry in a make-up game and clobbered the Flames 14-0 on Sunday in Farming.

The Lakers (7-3 in league) now lead St. Martin (6-3) by a half game.

On Saturday, the Lakers broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the fifth inning. Jeff Schmitz hit a two-run single to give the Lakers the lead, and Jeff Olmscheid added an RBI single. A fourth run scored on a Farming error.

Josh Kampsen, who sparked the Lakers' two-run first inning with a leadoff double, also hit a solo homer in the sixth inning for the Lakers.

Mike Stalboerger pitched a complete game for the victory for the Lakers.

On Sunday, the Lakers broke open a 2-0 game by scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth in Farming. The Lakers had six hits in the inning, including two singles by Jon Lieser, two walks, and two batters hit by pitches. Doug Fuchs, Lieser, and Ryan Wuertz had RBI singles in the rally, while the Lakers scored three runs on bases-loaded walks or hit by pitches and another on a sac fly.

The Lakers added four runs in the top of the sixth with Roger Wuertz clearing the bases with a three-run double.

Ryan Wuertz and Pat Mohs combined on a two-hit shutout for the Lakers. Wuertz pitched six innings, allowing two hits, while Mohs pitched three innings of hitless relief to earn a save.

This week, the Lakers will play an exhibition game at Raymond on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will play at St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 17
Farming -- 100 100 010 - 38 3
Lake Henry-- 200 040 00x - 7 9 1

Farming - Batting: Craig Klein 2-3 HR; Aaron Nett 1-4 HR; Dennis Mergen 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Nett (L) (4.1-5-4-3-3-3); Greg Holthaus (2.2-4-3-2-0-0); Paul Kunstleben (1-0-0-0-1-0).

Lake Henry - Batting: Josh Kampsen 3-4 HR 2B R-2 SB-2; Mike Stalboerger 1-2 RBI HBP-2; Jeff Schmitz 1-3 RBI-2; Jeff Olmscheid 1-3 RBI; Doug Fuchs 1-3 R; Brent Lieser 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Stalboerger (W) (9-8-3-3-3-8).

Sunday, June 18
Lake Henry-- 011 074 010 - 1414 1
Farming -- 000 000 0 - 000 2 5

Lake Henry - Batting: Jon Lieser 2-4 RBI-2 R-2 SB-2; Doug Fuchs 2-3 2B RBI; Scott Thomes 2-3; Roger Wuertz 1-2 2B RBI-5; Ryan Wuertz RBI R; Pat Mohs 1-3 R-2 RBI-2 HBP-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Wuertz (W) (6-2-0-0-0-8); Mohs (S) (3-0-0-0-0-5).

Farming - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Dale Schroeder (L) (4.1-6-8-6-3-1); Craig Klein (1.2-4-5-4-1-1); Brent Mergen (2-3-1-1-2-3); Paul Kunstleben (1-1-0-0-0-1).

Pirates split two games
The Paynesville Pirates split two games over the June 9-11 weekend, losing to Raymond 15-5 on Friday, June 9, and defeating Starbuck 5-2 on Sunday, June 11. (These results arrived after the Press went to print last week.)

Justin Butkofski pitched a complete game in the victory over Starbuck. The Pirates took a 4-0 lead with a run in the second and three runs in the third. Starbuck scored their only two runs in the top of the fifth, with the Pirates answering with a run in the seventh.

Raymond scored six runs in the second inning, erasing an early 2-1 lead for the Pirates, and proceeded to score eight more runs in their next three at bats. The game ended after seven innings by the ten-run rule.

This week, the Pirates (2-5) will host Regal on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
Starbuck-- 000 020 000 - 25 1
Paynesville-- 013 000 01x - 5 7 2

Starbuck - Batting: Zach Lagred 3-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jim Walker (L) (8-7-5-5-4-4).

Paynesville - Batting: Justin Butkofski 2-4 2B; Adam Miller 2-4 2B; Adam Hemmesch 1-3 2B; Shannon Olmscheid 1-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Butkofski (W) (9-5-2-2-7-10).

Friday, June 9
Raymond -- 163140 0 xx- 1517 1
Paynesville-- 210 010 1xx - 5 4 4

Paynesville - Batting: Jordan Haag 1-1; Aaron Bayer 1-3; Adam Miller 1-3; James Paul 1-3; Pitching: (ip) Adam Hemmesch (5); Miller (2).

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