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Paynesville Press - June 29, 2005

Lakers rally to beat Martins in 10

The Lake Henry Lakers escaped a bases-loaded ninth-inning jam and then scored three runs in the top of the tenth to break a 4-4 tie and beat the St. Martin Martins 7-4 on Sunday in St. Martin.

With the win, the Lakers (8-2) moved within a half game of the Martins (9-2) in the Stearns County League South.

high five With the game tied 4-4, St. Martin loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth on a walk, a throwing error on a bunt, and an intentional walk. But Doug Fuchs came on in relief and pitched his way out of the jam, inducing two infield pop outs and then getting a strikeout to end the inning.

Lakers pitcher Doug Fuchs is congratulated by manager Keith Lieser after escaping a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the ninth.

In the top of the tenth, after a diving catch by St. Martin center-fielder Sam Rothstein for the first out, Jeff Olmscheid's bloop single to right-center and Pat Mohs' liner to left put runners on first and second for the Lakers. Pinchrunner Kevin Gruber and Mohs scored on Josh Kampsen's double off the base of the centerfield fence, and Kampsen then scored on a St. Martin error.

Fuchs retired the Martins in the tenth, yielding only one single, to preserve the key league win.

The Lakers had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Adam Kampsen's three-run homer.

The Martins rallied with a run in the bottom of the first on Rothstein's solo homer, a run in the fifth (as Nathan Schlangen walked, stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored on Rothstein's sacrifice fly), and two runs in the seventh. In the seventh, after a walk, Nathan Beier reached on a bunt single. A sacrifice by Schlangen advanced the runners to second and third. A bunt by Jake Thelen scored the tying run, and Rothstein hit a single to right to score Beier with the go-ahead run.

Lake Henry tied the score in their next at bat, in the top of the eighth, with Josh Kampsen hitting a two-out double to left-center and scoring on a two-out, two-strike single to center by Jon Lieser.

The Lakers also played NL-S in an exhibition game on Friday, tying 3-3 when the game was called due to darkness. Mike Stalboerger had a two-run single for the Lakers, and Adam Kampsen added an RBI double to account for the Lakers' runs. NL-S rallied to tie the game 3-3.

This week, Lake Henry (14-3-1) will play at Luxemburg at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, will host Roscoe at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, and will play at Farming at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

St. Martin (15-3) will play at Richmond on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 300 000 010 3 - 710 1
St. Martin-- 100 010 200 0 - 4 5 1

Lake Henry - Batting: Josh Kampsen 2-4 2B-2 R-3 RBI-2; Jon Lieser 2-5 R RBI; Adam Kampsen 2-5 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Wuertz (6-2-2-2-5-5); Adam Kampsen (2-2-2-1-3-2); Doug Fuchs (W) (2-1-0-0-0-2).

Paynesville - Batting: Sam Rothstein 2-3 HR RBI-3; Josh Harrison 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Nett (9-6-4-4-2-1); Nathan Schlangen (L) (1-4-3-2-0-1).

Regal 5, Granite Falls 1
Regal beat state power Granite Falls 5-1 in a Cornbelt League game on Sunday in Regal.

Mike Mueller hit a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score A.J. Hadley and break a 1-1 tie and take a 2-1 lead. Then Regal added three runs on three hits and two walks in the bottom of the eighth inning.

regal pitcher Mueller also had a key two-out hit in the first inning to score Regal's first run. His double drove home Josh Krupke in the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

Jeremy Fuchs pitched a complete game, allowing only an unearned run, as Regal beat state-power Granite Falls 501 on Sunday.

Granite Falls tied the game with an unearned run in the fourth inning, the only run that Regal starter Jeremy Fuchs allowed. Fuchs pitched a complete game for the victory.

The win raised Regal's league record to 4-5 this year.

Last week, on Wednesday, June 22, Regal was shut out by Raymond 5-0 in a road league game. Tyler Knotts limited Regal to two hits while striking out 14 for Raymond.

This week, Regal (4-7 overall) will play Starbuck on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will host New London-Spicer on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Norway Lake-Sunburg on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Regal 5, Granite Falls 1
Granite Falls-- 000 100 000 - 18 3
Lake Henry-- 100 000 13x - 5 9 3

Granite Falls - Batting: Zach Goeman 3-4; Aaron Dahl 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ethan Foravo (L) (8-9-5-4-4-4).

Paynesville - Batting: Mike Mueller 2-5 2B RBI-2; Jeremy Fuchs 2-5 2B RBI; Shane Rademacher 2-3; Josh Eckstein 1-3; Chris Rohe 1-3; Josh Krupke 1-4 RBI R; A.J. Hadley 1-5 RBI R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (W) (9-8-1-0-1-2).

Raymond 5, Regal 0
Regal-- 000 000 000 - 02 2
Raymond-- 100 120 10x - 5 6 1

Regal - Batting: Pat Rohe 1-3; A.J. Hadley 1-4; Pitching: (ip) Hadley (L) (5). Roscoe 4, Spring Hill 3
Roscoe scored four runs in the fifth inning - getting a bases-clearing double from Russ Leyendecker - and rallied to beat Spring Hill 4-3 on Sunday in Spring Hill.

The Rangers, trailing 3-0, loaded the bases in the top of the fifth, and Leyendecker cleared them with a double to right-center to tie the game 3-3. He then scored on a single by Justin Mackedanz for a 4-3 lead.

Mackedanz also earned a save, pitching the last two-plus innings in relief of Brent Heinen, who earned the pitching victory. Heinen allowed three runs to Spring Hill in the bottom of the first, but he and Mackedanz pitched eight scoreless innings thereafter.

Nathan Terres had a two-run double for Spring Hill in the first inning and came around to score to give the Chargers a 3-0 lead.

Roscoe (5-10 overall, 3-8 in league) will play at St. Nicholas on Wednes-day at 6:15 p.m. and will play at Lake Henry on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Spring Hill (6-7 overall, 4-7 in league) will host Greenwald on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Roscoe-- 000 040 000 - 47 1
Spring Hill-- 300 000 000 - 3 7 3

Roscoe - Batting: Brent Heinen 3-5 2B R; Justin Mackedanz 2-4 RBI; Russ Leyendecker 1-5 2B RBI-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Heinen (W) (6.1-6-3-2-6-5); Mackedanz (2.2-1-0-0-0-2).

Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 2-4 2B RBI-2 R; Shawn Schoenberg 2-4 R; Dave Stalboerger 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Rick Lieser (L) (7-6-4-4-3-8); Schoenberg (2-0-0-0-0-2).

St. Martin 22, Roscoe 8
St. Martin pounded 15 hits off five Roscoe pitchers and built a 19-2 lead in beating the Rangers 22-8 on Saturday in St. Martin.

The Martins scored seven runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Sam Rothstein's grand slam, and six runs in the fifth, highlighted by Nathan Schlangen's three-run blast.

Mike Feldewerd also hit a three-run homer for St. Martin.

Bret Aagesen hit a two-run homer for Roscoe.

Roscoe-- 010 001 231 - 89 3
St. Martin-- 300 763 30x - 22 15 1

Roscoe - Batting: Bret Aagesen 2-2 HR RBI-2; Jeff VanderBeek 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Lee Schleper (L) (3.1-7-10-10-4-1); Russ Leyendecker (1.1-3-6-6-3-0); Zach Schmitz (0.1-3-3-3-3-0); R.J. Leyendecker (1.1-0-0-0-0-0); Rick Mackedanz (2.2-2-3-3-0-2).

St. Martin - Batting: Jake Thelen 2-2 2B; Sam Rothstein 2-2 HR RBI-4; Nathan Schlangen 2-3 HR RBI-3; Mike Feldewerd 1-1 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Harrison (W) (6-5-1-1-3-5); Tim Schaefer (1-1-2-2-2-1); Scott Schlangen (2-3-3-3-2-1).

Norway Lake 10, Pirates 2
Norway Lake scored six runs in their first two at bats and built a 9-0 lead in beating the Pirates 10-2 on Sunday in Paynesville.

Norway Lake had 18 hits in the Cornbelt League victory.

This week, the Pirates will host New London on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., will host Starbuck on Friday at 8:15 p.m., and will play at Bird Island on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Norway Lake-- 420 102 010 - 1018 0
Paynesville-- 000 002 000 - 2 8 4

Paynesville - Batting: Ryan Hess 2-4 2B; Trent Hansen 1-3 2B; Jamie Paul 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip) Justin Butkofski (L) (4); Seth Miller (4); John Hemingson (1).

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