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|Paynesville Press - June 5, 2002|
Farming tops Roscoe 3-2 in 16 innings
Farming 3, Roscoe 2|
The Farming Flames topped the Roscoe Rangers on Sunday in 16 innings at Farming, 3-2.
Roscoe took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, as leadoff hitter Curt Christian and #2 hitter Brent Heinen scored runs for the Rangers, but then Roscoe went 15 innings without scoring.
Farming tied the score at 2-2 with a run in the third and another in the sixth. After that both teams played scoreless baseball for nine innings, until Farming scored in the bottom of the 16th inning.
The Flames were able to score without a hit, using two walks and two hit batters to score a run.
The loss dropped Roscoe's league record to 7-5, tied with Richmond for second in the South Division of the Stearns County League.
Farming improved to 6-6 and clinched the last playoff spot, thanks to Lake Henry's 9-0 loss to Richmond.
This week, Roscoe will play at St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Roscoe - Batting: Curt Christian 2-5 R; Brent Heinen 2-5 2B R; Todd Leyendecker 2-5 RBI; Justin Mackedanz 2-6; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Greg Heinen (8-6-2-2-2-6); Brent Heinen (6.1--0-0-3-1); Mackedanz (L) (1-0-1-1-2-1).
St. Martin 11, Elrosa 4
Sam Rothstein hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Nathan Schlangen added a solo shot, as the Martins took the lead. St. Martin added two runs in the third, four in the fourth, including Luke Rothstein's three-run homer, and two more in the seventh.
Ken Arceneau pitched six innings without yielding an earned run to get the pitching victory.
The Martins have clinched first place in the South Division, holding a three-game lead over Richmond and Roscoe.
The Martins will host Luxemburg on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., they will host St. Joseph on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and they will host Roscoe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Elrosa - Batting: Pat Illies 2-4 2B; Cory Yarke 2-4; Matt Middendorf 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chad Kampsen (L) (2-6-5-5-2-2); Matt Bauer (2-2-4-4-1-0); Pat Weller (3-1-2-2-1-0); Middendorf (1-0-0-0-0-0).
Paynesville 4, New London 3
The Pirates scored two runs in the first inning and took the lead for good, though they never led by more than that. New London scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Pirates' lead to 2-1.
Both teams scored a run in their last two at bats, as the Pirates led 3-1 then 3-2, then 4-2, before finally winning 4-3.
Jason Schlecht pitched eight innings for the Pirates, allowing only two runs. Brad Deyak earned the save by pitching the last inning.
Next week, the Pirates will play at Norway Lake on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Paynesville - Batting: Mike Tangen 3-5 2B; Brad Deyak 3-5 2B; Nathan Schutz 2-4; Aaron Ziemer 2-5 2B; Shannon Olmscheid 1-3 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jason Schlecht (W) (8-7-2-2-2-4); Deyak (S) (1-1-1-1-2-1).
Richmond 9, Lake Henry 0
Lake Henry, which gave up eight runs in the first inning, fell to 4-8 in league, two games behind Farming with only one league game left, eliminating the Lakers from playoff contention. The Lakers have won the Stearns County League playoffs and had advanced to state the past two seasons.
Richmond, which used five walks and three hits to score eight runs in the first inning, improved to 7-5 in league. The two teams had four hits apiece.
Lake Henry will host Greenwald on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Lake Henry - Batting: Roger Wuertz 1-2; Scott Kalhake 1-1 2B; Jesse Lieser 1-1; Jeff Olmscheid 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Wuertz (L) (0.2-1-7-1-5-0); Roger Wuertz (4.1-2-2-0-0-4); Mike Stalboerger (3-1-0-0-1-1).
Roscoe wins tourney
For third place on Friday, Spring Hill beat Paynesville 6-2. And in the championship game, Roscoe beat Regal 3-2.
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