Town baseball teams have winning week

This article submitted on 6/30/99.

County Line League

Paynesville 3
Sauk Centre 2

The Pirates defeated Sauk Centre 3-2, on Sunday night in Paynesville. The game was only seven innings because Sauk Centre showed up almost an hour late.

Dan Starken pitched for the Pirates going the entire way. Starken only gave up a two-run home run to Mike Fredricks, otherwise he was in complete control.

Josh Williams led the Pirates in hitting. He was 2-2 with two doubles in the game for Paynesville. Shannon Olmscheid, Chris Stanley, and Dan Starken had the other hits for Paynesville.

Ben Dirkes and Starken dueled for most of the game. But, defense may have been the difference. The Pirates did not have a fielding error, and Sauk Centre had three.

The win was an important one for the Pirates who are now looking to go into the playoffs in decent shape. Paynesville has their final regular season game of the season against Regal in Paynesville on Friday night.

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Paynesville-- 000 200 1 -3 5 0

Regal 11
Norway Lake-Sunburg 0

By Michael Pauly

Regal defeated Norway Lake-Sunburg on Sunday by the score of 11-0 in seven innings by the ten-run rule.

Regal started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning on a lead off home run by Mike Beier.

Regal scored seven runs in the second inning. With one out Dave Oehrlein homered after Brad Lieser was hit by a pitch. Randy Beier walked, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Beier. The next six batters all reached base by hits, Tim Haines, Jeff Deming, Ron Fuchs, Mike Tangen, Aaron Schultz, and Lieser. Fuchs, Schultz, and Lieser had RBI's on their hits.

In the third inning Regal started off with a walk to Randy Beier and singles to Mike Beier and Haines to score one run.

In the bottom of the seventh with the score 9-0 and two outs, Haines singled and Jeff Deming hit a two-run home run to put Regal up by 11 and invoke the ten- run rule.

Regal will next play at Paynesville on Friday, July 2, for a 7:30 p.m. game. On Tuesday, July 7, Regal will play Ultimate Sports at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud at 7 p.m.

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Regal--171000 2 -11 151

Stearns County League

Richmond 13
Roscoe 5

By Aaron Ziemer

Roscoe was defeated by Richmond 13-5 on Sunday, in Richmond.

Justin Mackedanz started on the mound for Roscoe and was tagged with the loss. He only lasted one and two- thirds innings. Greg Heinen and Chris VanderBeek threw relief for the Rangers.

Russ Schaefer led the way for Roscoe hitting as he was 2-3 with a double.

Tony Orbeck remained red hot going 2-4 with a double. Dale Mackedanz hit a home run for Roscoe in the game.

Richmond jumped out to four runs in the bottom of the first inning off Mackedanz, and the Rangers never recovered.

Dale Mackedanz did what he could in the top of the second with a solo home run, but Richmond came right back with two more in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-1 lead.

In the third Roscoe cut the lead to 6-3, as Mark Winter led off the inning by reaching on an error. Greg Heinen then doubled to put runners on second and third. Jeff Welle then hit a sacrifice fly to score Winter, and Orbeck doubled to score Heinen.

After Richmond added one in the bottom of the fifth, Roscoe was able to get back into the game as they scored two in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to 7-5, Richmond.

However, it wasn't enough as Richmond scored four runs in the seventh and two in the bottom of the eighth to win easily 13-5.

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Richmond--420010 42X -13 162

Lake Henry 9
Meire Grove 8

By Aaron Ziemer

Lake Henry defeated Meire Grove 9-8 on Sunday, in Meire Grove.

Mike Stalboerger started the game for the Lakers and was relieved by Roger Wuertz in the fourth. Ryan Wuertz then came into pitch in the seventh to close out the game and earn the victory.

Chad Spanier, Mark Spanier, and Steve Lieser all had three hits in the game for Lake Henry.

The Lakers were down 8-4 heading into the eighth inning. They were able to take the lead by scoring five runs in the inning. Chad Spanier, Herbie Weidner, and Mark Spanier all had RBI singles in the inning. Lake Henry was also helped out when Meire Grove lost a fly ball in the sun during the inning.

The Lakers will play in St. Martin on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.


Paynesville 8
Roscoe 4

Starken By Aaron Ziemer

The Pirates defeated Roscoe 8-4, on Thursday night, in Paynesville. The game was supposed to be part of the Paynesville Tournament, but the third place and championship games were cancelled on Saturday due to rain.

Even though the game was played in Paynesville, Roscoe was the home team on the score board because they won the coin flip.

Jason Schlecht pitched eight and two-thirds innings for Paynesville in the game, with Dan Starken facing the last hitter with the bases loaded in the ninth and getting him to fly to center.

Starken attempts to tag out a Roscoe runner, but missed.

Tony Orbeck started for Roscoe, Lee Schleper, Jeff Welle, and Greg Heinen threw relief for Roscoe.

Darren Michaelis led the Pirates in hitting going 3-5 with a double. Starken and Jeremy Reiter were each 2-5 in the game.

The Pirates were able to get runs early off Orbeck, and were able to keep the Rangers battling from behind the whole way.

Roscoe gave Paynesville a scare in the ninth inning. Schlecht walked the first two hitters he faced. He then struck out the next two hitters he faced. He then hit a batter loading the bases for Tony Orbeck.

Starken came into the game for the Pirates and got Orbeck to fly to center field to end the game.

The victory gave the Pirates their first ever win in the Paynesville Tournament.

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Roscoe--000200 011 -4 81

New London-Spicer 7
Lake Henry 3

By Aaron Ziemer

In the other first round game of the Paynesville Tournament it was New London-Spicer defeating Lake Henry 7-3.

The rest of the tournament was cancelled because of rain on Saturday evening.

Cold Spring Rockies 3
Regal 2

By Michael Pauly

Regal lost to the Cold Spring Rockies on Saturday afternoon in Regal by the score of 3-2. This game was only a seven inning game.

Regal held the Rockies scoreless until the seventh inning when they came up with their three runs on two singles, a double, and two wild pitches.

Wade VonEschen started and took the loss and Wade Thonvold pitched to two batters in the seventh.

Leading hitters for Regal were: Tim Haines, 3-4 with two runs; Mike Beier 3-3. Regal's two runs came on sacrifice flys.

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Regal--101000 0 -2 80

Cold Spring Springers 7
Regal 1

By Michael Pauly

Regal lost to the Cold Spring Springers on Wednesday night at Cold Spring by the score of 7-1.

Regal managed only four hits against the Springers ace pitcher and scored their only run in the sixth inning on singles by Randy Beier and Mike Beier and a sacrifice fly by Jeff Deming.

Dave Oehrlein started for Regal and was the losing pitcher. Jeremy Glenz pitched the last two innings and gave up one run. Oehrlein was a former Springer.

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Springers--000231 01X -7 130

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