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Paynesville Press - June 22, 2005

St. Martin retakes league lead with win at Roscoe

St. Martin took a 5-0 lead by scoring two runs in the first inning and three in the second and beat Roscoe 10-0 on Sunday in Roscoe.

With the win, and Lake Henry's loss to Farming, the Martins took a one-game lead in the Stearns County League South at 8-1.

amateur baseball Nathan Schlangen hit a two-run homer for St. Martin in the seventh inning and also tripled. Sam Rothstein and Ken Arceneau also homered for the Martins.

Roscoe pitcher Russ Leyendecker tags out St. Martin's Nathan Beier, who was trying to score on a wild pitch, on Sunday in Roscoe. The Martins defeated the Rangers 10-0 and retook the league lead at 8-1.

On the hill, Josh Harrison and Ryan Nett combined to throw a five-hit shutout against the Rangers. Harrison and Nett struck out 18 while not allowing a walk.

This week, the two teams will play again on Saturday afternoon in St. Martin to make up a game from Sunday, May 1. The Martins will also travel to Lake Henry on Sunday for a showdown with the Lakers, who now trail the Martins by a game in the standings. Both games are at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe (4-9 overall, 2-7 in league) will also play at Spring Hill on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin-- 230 000 320 - 1014 1
Roscoe-- 000 000 000 - 0 5 4

St. Martin - Batting: Nathan Schlangen 3-5 HR 3B RBI-2 R-2; Nathan Beier 3-3 R; Sam Rothstein 2-2 HR; Ken Arceneau 2-4 HR; Josh Harrison 2-4 2B-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Harrison (W) (6-4-0-0-0-12); Ryan Nett (S) (3-1-0-0-0-6).

Roscoe - Batting: Mike Heinen 1-1 2B; Todd Leyendecker 1-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ben Moser (L) (2-6-5-5-0-1); Russ Leyendecker (5-5-3-2-2-3); Chuck Mackedanz (1-1-2-1-2-0); Zach Schmitz (1-0-0-0-1-2).

Farming 4, Lake Henry 3
Craig Klein had three hits, including a solo homer, and scored three runs as Farming upset the Lakers in Lake Henry on Sunday 4-3.

Farming took a 1-0 lead in the first, but Lake Henry got a run on Mike Stalboerger's two-out single in the second inning to tie the game and scored again in the fourth inning on Stalboerger's double to take a 2-1 lead.

Farming scored two runs in the top of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead, plating the second run on a Laker error. Klein hit a solo homer in the top of the seventh to make it 4-2.

The Lakers scored one run in the bottom of the seventh, as Pat Mohs singled, stole second, advanced to third, and scored on a sacrifice fly, but Farming retired the Lakers 1-2-3 in the eighth and ninth innings to win 4-3.

The Lakers fell to 7-2 in league with the loss and 13-3 overall.

This week, the Lakers will play New London-Spicer at Spicer on Friday, June 24, at 6:15 p.m. On Sunday, the Lakers will host St. Martin at 1:30 p.m., needing a win to tie for the league lead again.

Farming-- 100 020 100 - 48 0
Lake Henry-- 010 100 100 - 3 9 1

Farming - Batting: Craig Klein 3-4 HR R-3; Greg Holthaus 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ted Nett (W) (6-6-2-2-2-0); Dale Schroeder (S) (3-3-1-1-0-0).

Paynesville - Batting: Mike Stalboerger 2-4 2B RBI-2; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 2B R; Jon Lieser 1-2 BB-2; Doug Fuchs 1-3; Jeff Schmitz 1-4 R; Pat Mohs 1-4 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Stalboerger (L) (8-8-4-3-0-8); Fuchs (1-0-0-0-0-1).

Spring Hill 3, Elrosa 2
Shawn Schoenberg had four hits and pitched eight innings as Spring Hill beat Elrosa 3-2 on Saturday night in Elrosa.

The Chargers scored all three of their runs in the top of the fourth, taking a 3-0 lead. Nathan Terres singled, stole second and third, and scored on a wild pitch to open the scoring. After two batters were hit by pitches, Jonathan Nietfeld and Eric Schoenberg delivered RBI singles for Spring Hill.

Elrosa scored their two runs in the bottom of the fifth, using a walk and an error to score the first run and plating a second run on Mike Illies's RBI single.

Schoenberg allowed only five hits and one earned run in eight innings of pitching. Rick Lieser pitched the last inning to earn a save.

The Chargers (now 6-6 overall and 4-6 in league) will host Roscoe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Spring Hill-- 000 300 000 - 311 1
Elrosa-- 000 020 000 - 2 5 2

Spring Hill - Batting: Shawn Schoen-berg 4-5; Eric Schoenberg 2-5 RBI; Jonathan Nietfeld 2-3 2B RBI; Nathan Terres 1-4 R SB-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shawn Schoenberg (W) (8-5-2-1-2-5); Rick Lieser (S) (1-0-0-0-0-0).

Elrosa - Batting: Steve Mueller 2-4 2B; Mike Illies 1-4 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Aaron Vogt (L) (9-11-3-3-0-8).

Regal 9, Atwater 7
Regal broke a 5-5 tie by scoring four runs in the fifth inning and beat Atwater 9-7 in a Cornbelt League game on Sunday in Regal.

Josh Eckstein was hit by a pitch - one of eight hit batters in the game - to start the fourth inning. He scored on Pat Rohe's triple. Regal then got three RBI singles by Ryan Schneider, A.J. Hadley, and Jeremy Fuchs to score three more runs.

Atwater scored two runs in the top of the eighth, but Regal won their third league game 9-7.

Regal (3-7 overall, 3-4 in league) will play at Raymond on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. and will host Granite Falls on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Cornbelt League All Star Game will also be held this weekend at Sunberg on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Atwater-- 032 000 020 - 77 7
Regal-- 103 140 00x - 9 9 4

Atwater - Batting: Brian Kingery 5-6; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Justin Downs (3-3-4-1-2-3); Kingery (5-6-5-1-1-1).

Regal - Batting: A.J. Hadley 2-3 R-2 RBI; Ryan Schneider 1-2 RBI; Chris Rohe 1-2; Josh Krupke 1-4 RBI-3; Pat Rohe 1-4 3B RBI-2; Jeremy Fuchs 1-4 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Hadley (3.1-3-5-3-4-1); Fuchs (W) (5.2-4-2-2-3-5).

NL-S 2, Paynesville 1
The Paynesville Pirates lost a pitcher's duel on the road at New London-Spicer on Sunday 2-1.

Josh French of NL-S limited the Pirates to two hits and only one run.

Shannon Olmscheid pitched eight strong innings for Paynesville, allowing only two runs. But NL-S took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth and made those runs stand up behind French's pitching.

The Pirates will host Norway Lake on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Paynesville-- 010 000 000 - 12 4
NLS-- 100 010 000 - 2 3 1

Paynesville - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Shannon Olmscheid (L) (8-3-2-2-3-5); John Hemingson (1-0-0-0-0-3).

NL-S - Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh French (W) (9-2-1-1-1-8).

South 3, North 2
The Stearns County South All Stars rallied to beat the North All Stars 3-2 on Friday night in Elrosa. Brent Ruegemer of Richmond hit a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth for the winning runs. Sam Rothstein of St. Martin hit a solo homer for the South's other run.

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