Regal took an early 6-2 lead with five runs in the second inning, but the Pirates tied the score at seven with three runs in the third and two in the fourth.
Mike Beier pitched a complete game to lead Regal to victory over Sauk Centre 5-1 Friday night. Randy Beier, behind and playing defense, contributed a two-run homer in their 21-9 vistory over Paynesville Sunday.
Regal led 15-7 after scoring eight times in the bottom of the fourth, and, then, after the Pirates scored their last runs in the fifth, Regal scored six unanswered runs to end the game under the ten-run rule. The last blow was Brad Lieser's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.
Regal had 19 hits and scored in every inning except for the fifth.
Haines led Regal at the plate with four hits, three of which were home runs, including the grand slam. He drove home seven runs. Randy Beier also had a two-run shot for Regal.
Chris Soine hit a three-run homer for the Pirates, one of his four hits, and Chris Stanley added a two-run shot.
Nathan Winter pitched four innings in relief to earn the victory for Regal.
The victory gave Regal a winning league record (5-4) and earned them a home game in the playoffs that start next weekend. The Pirates fell to 4-6 in the County Line League and 9-7 overall.
Paynesville- Batting: Chris Soine 4-5 HR RBI-4; Josh Williams 2-4 RBI; Dan Starken 2-5; Steve Barten 2-5; Chris Stanley 1-2 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Stanley (L) (3.1-13-13-10-3-0); Jason Schlecht (3.2-5-5-4-2-0); Dan Starken (0.2-2-3-3-0-0).
Regal - Batting: Tim Haines 4-6 HR-3 RBI-7; Brad Lieser 4-6 HR RBI-4; Randy Beier 2-4 HR RBI-3; Wade Von Eschen 2-2 RBI-2; Ron Fuchs 2-4; Mike Beier 2-5; Brad Deyak 2-5; Mike Tangen 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Von Eschen (3.2-10-7-3-2-2-); Nathan Winter (W) (4.1-3-2-2-5-4).
Sauk Centre 1
Mike Beier pitched a complete game as the Regal Eagles evened their league record with a 5-1 victory against Sauk Centre Friday night in Eden Valley.
Beier struck out 13 batters in nine innings of work, while allowing only six hits and one run. He also had three hits for Regal.
The victory raised Regal's record to 4-4 in the County Line League.
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Regal - Batting: Mike Beier 3-5; Ron Fuchs 3-5; Tim Haines 2-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Beier (W) (9-6-1-1-5-13).
Stearns County League
Lake Henry 15
Meire Grove 6
Ryan Wuertz hit two home runs and drove in seven runs as the Lakers beat the Grovers in Lake Henry to complete a weekend sweep.
Lake Henry 15
Wuertz hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a grand slam in the eighth.
Tyler Wuertz hit a three-run shot in the third inning, as the Lakers regained the lead.
Doug Fuchs earned the pitching victory for the Lakers after going seven innings. Ryan Wuertz pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the victory.
The victory, coupled with the Lakers' 4-3 win at Farming Saturday, raised the Lakers' league record to 7-5.
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Meire Grove- Batting: Darrin Yarke 3-5 HR; Karl Nathe 2-5 HR; Greg Nathe 2-3; Jamie Klaphake 2-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Del Vogt (L) (3-5-7-7-4-1); Kurt Meyer (5-9-8-6-3-2).
Lake Henry - Batting: Ryan Wuertz 2-4 HR-2 RBI-7; Mike Stalboerger 3-5; Tyler Wuertz HR RBI-3; Scott Klaphake 1-2 RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Doug Fuchs (W) (7-10-6-6-4-3); Ryan Wuertz (2-3-0-0-0-3).
Lake Henry 4
After engaging in a pitcher's dual for seven innings, Roger Wuertz used a bat to help Lake Henry beat Farming Saturday. Wuertz's single in the top of the 11th drove home Jon Lieser with the winning run as the Lakers moved their league record above .500 with a 4-3 victory.
The game was a pitcher's dual in the early innings at Farming. The two teams combined to score one run in the first six innings and six in the last five.
Farming scored in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead. Jeff Olmscheid hit a solo homer for the Lakers to tie the score in the seventh, but the Flames scored in the bottom of the inning to lead 2-1. The Lakers tied the score at 2-2 in the eighth, but the Flames scored again to lead 3-2.
Finally, the Lakers tied the score in the top of the ninth and were able to keep Farming off the board to force extra innings. Olmscheid doubled to lead off the ninth, and he scored on a single by Tom Ludwig.
Roger Wuertz started and pitched seven innings for Lake Henry, allowing three runs. Mike Stalboerger replaced Wuertz on the mound in the eighth and earned the victory with three innings of shutout relief.
Andy Theis pitched nine innings for Farming.
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Lake Henry - Batting: Jeff Olmscheid 2-5 HR 2B R-2; Chad Spanier 3-5; Roger Wuertz 2-4 2B RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Roger Wuertz (7.1-11-3-3-1-8); Mike Stalboerger (W) (3.2-1-0-0-0-2).
Farming- Batting: Aaron Nett 3-4; Ted Nett 3-5; Jeremy Theis 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Andy Theis (9-6-3-3-1-4); Aaron Nett (L) (2-4-1-1-0-3).
League-leading Richmond cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers at Roscoe Sunday.
The Royals built a 7-0 lead with a run in the first, two in the third, and four in the fourth. Richmond had five singles in the fourth, in addition to a walk. The damage might have been greater but the Rangers threw out a runner at third to end the inning.
Ryan Hemmesch pitched a complete game for Richmond.
Roscoe's most effective pitcher was Justin Mackedanz. He threw five innings in relief and yielded only two runs.
Mackedanz also scored the only run for Roscoe, on a single by Greg Heinen.
The Rangers hit into two line-drive double plays. The loss dropped the Rangers' league record to 4-8.
Richmond - Batting: Craig Ehrlichman 4-5 2B-3 R-3 RBI; Scott Kron 2-3 R-3 RBI; Jon Dold 2-4 R RBI-2; Greg Drontle 1-3 R RBI-2 2B; Brent Ruegemer 1-4 RBI-2; Jeron Lieser 1-5 RBI; Scott Ruegemer 1-1; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Hemmesch (W) (9-7-1-1-6-5).
Roscoe- Batting: Tony Orbeck 3-3 2B; Greg Heinen 1-4 RBI; Kenny Winter 1-1; Mark Winter 1-1; Randy Rothstein 1-1; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chris Vander-Beek (L) (2.1-3-3-3-4-0); Lee Schleper (1.1-4-4-4-1-0); Justin Mackedanz (5.1-5-2-2-2-4).
Spring Hill 9
The Rangers nearly squandered an early lead, but rallied in the ninth to beat Spring Hill 10-9 Saturday.
Mark Winter delivered the winning hit with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth that scored two runs. Tony Orbeck singled and Dale Mackedanz and Brent Heinen walked to load the bases with the Rangers trailing 9-8 in the ninth. Winter's hit allowed Orbeck and Mackedanz to score.
The Rangers took a 6-1 lead after three innings. Orbeck and Greg Heinen had RBI doubles in the first for Roscoe and Heinen had another RBI double in the second.
The Chargers rallied with eight runs in the fifth through eighth innings. Trailing 7-6, the Chargers took the lead on Rick Lieser's three-run homer in the top of the eighth.
The Rangers got a run back in the bottom of the eighth to cut the deficit to one. Randy Rothstein doubled, and Justin Mackedanz pinch ran for him. He scored on Todd Leyendecker's single.
The victory kept the Rangers' playoff hopes alive as their record improved to 4-7. The Rangers will have to defeat Farming next Sunday to force a one-game tie-breaker for the playoff spot.
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Spring Hill - Batting: Randy Schoen-berg 3-4 R-2 2B-2; Gordon Barten 2-3 HR R-2 RBI; Chris Spanier 2-5 2B HR R-2 RBI-2; Craig Wuertz 2-5 RBI; Rick Lieser 1-4 HR R-2 RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mike Wuertz (5-7-7-5-5-3); Dave Stalboerger (3-4-1-1-0-0); Rick Lieser (L) (0-0-1-1-2-0); Randy Schoenberg (0.1-1-0-0-0-0).
Roscoe- Batting: Tony Orbeck 3-5 R-2 2B RBI; Greg Heinen 3-5 R 2B-2 RBI-2; Mark Winter 2-5 RBI-3; Todd Leyendecker 2-3 2B RBI; Jeff Welle 1-1 R-2; Randy Rothstein 1-1 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (5.1-9-4-3-0-1); Greg Heinen (W) (3.2-4-5-5-3-3).
Meire Grove 5
The Roscoe American Legion baseball team got their first win of the season on Thursday, June 29, when they defeated Meire Grove 18-5.
Roscoe scored seven times in the second inning and nine times in the fourth for the bulk of their offensive output.
Russ Leyendecker earned the pitching victory for Roscoe, and R.J. Leyendecker led a 14-hit attack with four hits.
Roscoe lost to Spring Hill 7-1 on Thursday, June 22, in a game where Roscoe had two hits and struck out 15 times.
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Roscoe - Batting: R.J. Leyendecker 4-4; Luke Christian 2-2; Curt Christian 2-3; Mitch Callenius 2-3; Russ Leyendecker 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Russ Leyendecker (W) (6-9-4-3-4-5); Keith Winter (1-2-1-1-0-1).
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