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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.

hitting 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-- 000 000 000 - 05 0
St. Martin-- 101 300 20x - 7 12 2

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
Mike Stalboerger pitching The Lake Henry Lakers stayed in the hunt for the division title, winning two games this weekend. The Lakers beat Greenwald 9-3 on Saturday and defeated New Munich 8-1 on Sunday.

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-- 300 104 100 - 912 1
Greenwald-- 000 110 100 - 3 8 2

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-- 010 000 000 - 16 1
Lake Henry-- 013 130 00x - 8 11 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
Mike Heinen's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth sent the game to extra innings, and Bret Aagesen's single in the tenth inning gave Roscoe a 4-3 victory over Farming on Sunday in Roscoe.

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-- 003 000 0000 - 35 5
Roscoe-- 010 000 0021 - 4 11 1

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
The Regal Eagles swept two Cornbelt League games last week, defeating Sunburg 5-4 in 11 innings on Sunday and beating Starbuck 11-3 on Wednesday, June 30.

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
Sunburg-- 020 100 00001 - 47 4
Regal-- 100 000 20002 - 5 13 2

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
Regal-- 011 022 131 - 1112 3
Starbuck-- 001 000 020 - 3 7 3

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