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|Paynesville Press - July 7, 2004|
St. Martin tops Richmond to stay in first
The St. Martin Martins remained in first place in the Stearns County League South Division with a 7-0 victory over Richmond on Sunday.|
Ken Arceneau and Luke Rothstein combined to throw a five-hit shutout for the Martins.
St. Martin (11-1 in the Stearns County League) led 5-0 before Jesse Thelen hit an inside-the-park homer in the seventh inning, circling the bases when Richmond's leftfielder mistakenly thought his line drive to left was a ground-rule double.
St. Martin has a one-game lead over Lake Henry in the South Division. The Martins will play at Lake Henry this Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Chris Rohe - shown fouling off a pitch - hit an RBI single in the 11th inning as Regal beat Sunburg 5-4 on Sunday. Teammate Josh Eckstein had three run-scoring hits, totalling four RBIs.
Richmond - Batting: Todd Steil 2-3; Darren Michaelis 1-2 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Steve Schreifels (L) (3.2-8-5-5-2-2); Jeremy Glenz (3.1-4-2-2-0-4); Kevin Drontle (1-0-0-0-1-2).
St. Martin - Batting: Sam Rothstein 2-4 3B R RBI-2; Luke Rothstein 2-3 RBI-2; Kenny Arceneau 2-3; Jesse Thelen 1-4 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Arceneau (W) (7-4-0-0-2-7); Luke Rothstein (2-1-0-0-1-3).
Lakers sweep weekend
At Greenwald, both Jon Lieser and Josh Kampsen had three hits and scored three runs. Ryan Wuertz had three RBIs and earned the pitching victory, and Doug Fuchs also drove in three runs.
Mike Stalboerger pitched a six-hitter on Sunday as the Lake Henry Lakers beat New Munich 8-1.
On Sunday, the Lakers defeated the leaders of the North Division behind a complete game by Mike Stalboerger, who allowed only six hits. Adam Kampsen hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, Fuchs hit two solo homeruns, and Wuertz hit a two-run double in the third.
The Lakers will host St. Martin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. They will tie the Martins for the South Division title with a victory.
Lake Henry 9, Greenwald 3
Lake Henry - Batting: Josh Kampsen 3-4 2B R-3; Jon Lieser 3-3 2B R-3 RBI-2; Ryan Wuertz 2-4 2B RBI-3; Doug Fuchs 2-5 2B RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Wuertz (W) (6-6-2-1-2-7)
Greenwald - Batting: Doug Welle 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brandon Wurms (L) (5.1-11-8-6-2-1); Tim Hopfer (3.2-1-1-1-1-3).
Lake Henry 8, New Munich 1
New Munich - Batting: Chad Funk 1-3; Pat Nathe 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Funk (L) (4-6-5-4-2-4); Jim Thull (4-5-3-3-2-3).
Lake Henry - Batting: Wuertz 3-4 2B R RBI-2; Fuchs 2-4 HR-2; Jeff Schmitz 2-4 R; Adam Kampsen 1-4 HR RBI-3; Pat Mohs 1-3 2B R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mike Stalboerger (W) (9-6-1-1-7-3).
Roscoe 4, Farming 3
Farming led 3-1 and needed just one more out when Heinen singled down the first-base line to score Todd Leyendecker and Aagesen in the ninth inning.
Then, in the tenth, Justin Mackedanz singled and advanced to second on a throwing error. Another error (on a sacrifice bunt) and an intentional walk loaded the bases for Aagesen, who also singled down the first-base line.
Brent Heinen pitched all ten innings to earn the pitching victory for Roscoe, which improved to 3-9 with the win, one game behind Farming for the last playoff spot.
Farming scored all three of their runs in the third inning, with Corey Mergen driving home two runs and David Jonas driving home the other run.
This week, Roscoe will play at Richmond on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Farming will host Spring Hill.
Farming - Batting: Corey Mergen 2-4 2B RBI-2; David Jonas 1-4 RBI R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Nett (L) (9-10-4-2-4-11); Dale Schroeder (0-1-0-0-1-0).
Roscoe - Batting: Bret Aagesen 2-3 2B RBI R; Todd Leyendecker 2-3 R-2 BB-2; Russ Leyendecker 2-5; Mike Heinen 1-4 RBI-3; Justin Mackedanz 1-4 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (W) (20-5-3-2-2-4).
Regal wins two games
After yielding a run in the top of the 11th inning, Regal (5-6 in league, 5-8 overall) rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the 11th and beat Sunburg 5-4 on Sunday. With the bases loaded, Josh Eckstein and Chris Rohe delivered RBI singles to tie and then win the game for Regal. Brandon Berg and Mike Mueller both singled to start the rally.
Eckstein had four RBIs in the game, knocking home the first four Regal runs. He had an RBI single in the first inning, a two-run single in the seventh, and an RBI single in the 11th inning.
All 13 of Regal's hits were singles. Against Starbuck, Regal built a 10-1 lead and won 11-3. The Eagles scored 11 runs with a 12-hit attack.
Eckstein, A.J. Hadley, Krupke, and Mueller had multi-hit games for Regal. Hadley earned the pitching victory, and Krupke had four RBIs.
This week, Regal will play two league games on Sunday. Regal will host Raymond at 1:30 p.m. and will host Starbuck at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Regal 5, Sunburg 4
Regal - Batting: Josh Eckstein 3-6 RBI-4; A.J. Hadley 3-6 R-2; Mike Mueller 3-6 R-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Josh Krupke (9-5-3-3-5-5); Hadley (W) (2-2-1-0-0-2).
Regal 11, Starbuck 3
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