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|Paynesville Press - June 26, 2002|
Martins pound Flames, win 16-5
St. Martin 16, Farming 5|
St. Martin continued their winning ways in the Stearns County League, pounding Farming 16-5 on Sunday in Farming behind a 22-hit attack.
The Martins scored five runs in the first inning to take an early lead and led 9-2 after three innings. They scored their final seven runs in the fifth inning before the Flames shut them out for the final four innings.
The Martins got four homeruns: two-run blasts by Ken Arceneau, Nathan Schlangen, and Sam Rothstein and a solo shot by Luke Rothstein.
Arceneau pitched five innings to earn the victory for St. Martin, who improved to 9-2 in league.
Greg Holthaus hit a three-run homer for Farming in the seventh.
This week, St. Martin will host Melrose on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and they will host Elrosa on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
St. Martin - Batting: Nathan Schlangen 3-4 HR RBI-2; Luke Rothstein 3-5 HR; Jesse Thelen 3-3 2B-2; Sam Rothstein 2-4 HR RBI-2; Ken Arceneau 2-4 HR RBI-2; Carl Lieser 2-3 2B; Jake Thelen 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Arceneau (W) (5-6-2-2-0-4); Steve Lieser (2-3-3-3-0-0); Luke Rothstein (2-2-0-0-0-3);
Paynesville 3, Norway Lake 0
Shannon Olmscheid hit an RBI single for the Pirates in the fourth inning, and Aaron Bayer hit a two-run double in the sixth to account for all of Paynesville's runs.
Against Willmar on Sunday, the Pirates allowed the Rails to score in their first five at bats, falling behind 6-1 before scoring three runs in the top of the fifth. Brad Deyak had a two-run double for the Pirates in the fifth inning.
Mike Tangen started pitching for the Pirates, and Chris Stanley relieved him in the fourth inning and finished the game.
The Pirates are now 3-5 in the Cornbelt League.
This week, they will host their annual tourney. On Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., Regal will play Spring Hill, and on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., the Pirates will play Roscoe. Losers will play on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and winners on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Pirates will also play at New London on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Norway Lake - Batting: Paul Gjerde 2-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jason Roepke (L) (8-9-3-3-2-4);
Paynesville - Batting: Darren Michaelis 2-4 R-2; Mike Tangen 2-4 R RBI; Brad Deyak 1-2 2B RBI-2;
Lake Henry 7, Roscoe 1
The Lakers kept their playoff hopes alive with the win, which improved their league record to 4-7, one game behind Farming, which is 5-6. Roscoe (7-4) fell two games behind St. Martin for the lead in the Stearns County League South with the loss.
The Lakers scored four runs, only one earned, in the first four innings, and then capped the scoring with Schmitz's homer in the eighth inning. Roscoe got its only run on Rick Mackedanz's solo homer in the second inning.
This week, Roscoe will play in the Paynesville tournament, starting on Thursday against the Pirates at 7:30 p.m. They will play again on Friday at 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m., depending if they win or lose on Thurday. (See schedule above.)
On Sunday, the Rangers will host Farming at 1:30 p.m.
Lake Henry will play Clarissa at Elrosa on Friday at 8 p.m. and they will play at Richmond on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe - Batting: Chris VanderBeek 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Greg Heinen (L) (4-6-4-1-3-4); Justin Mackedanz (4-4-3-2-0-0);
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