Regal defeated Paynesville 11-4 on Friday night, in Paynesville.
Jason Schlecht started on the mound for the Pirates and was relieved by Chris Stanley. Schlecht didn't pitch poorly, but was tagged with the loss. Schlecht issued a few walks, along with the Pirate errors, that led to a good portion of the Eagles' runs in the game.
Jeremy Glenz started on the mound for Regal and earned the win. Wade Von Eschen threw relief for the Eagles.
Darren Michaelis provided the highlight for the Pirates at the plate as he hit a two-run home run for the Pirates, Shannon Olmscheid was 2-3 for the Pirates.
Ron Fuchs led the Eagles in hitting as he was 4-5 in the game. Tim Haines also had a couple of hits for the Eagles.
The Pirates struggled defensively as they committed five errors in the game. That may have been the difference in the game.
Regal had a 10-2 lead going into the fifth inning, and was never really in danger of losing the game.
Paynesville scored a couple of late runs, but it was nowhere near enough as they could not mount a late comeback.
Paynesville now has finished their regular season. They will have an exhibition game against Kingston on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Then they will travel to Norway Lake-Sunburg in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Regal is done with their league games but has two exhibition games this week. They will face Ultimate in St. Cloud at Dick Putz field on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. They will also travel to Brainerd and play a 4 p.m. game on Saturday, July 10.
Stearns County League
Roscoe defeated Farming 9-6 on Sunday, in Roscoe.
The victory by Roscoe forced a fourth place tie in the Stearns County League with Farming.
Russ Shaefer started for the Rangers and went five and two-thirds innings. Greg Heinen came in and threw relief to earn the victory. Heinen went the remainder of the game giving up two hits and two runs.
Schaefer led the Rangers at the plate in the game. He was 2-3 with a home run. Lee Schleper and Greg Heinen each had two hits in the game for the Rangers.
Farming took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Roscoe came roaring back in the bottom of the inning scoring five runs.
The inning was highlighted by the leadoff home run by Schaefer. Greg Heinen also drove in two runs in the inning for the Rangers.
Farming then narrowed the gap to 5-2 in the top of the third.
Roscoe made the score 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth, but didn't hold the lead long as Farming came back with four runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game.
Roscoe then was able to pull the game out by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Roscoe only had one hit in the inning, but had three walks. Farming walked home the go ahead run and then allowed two more runs to score on an error to make the final 9-6.
Roscoe will travel to St. Martin to face them in the first game of a best two out of three game series, on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
St. Martin 13
Lake Henry 6
St. Martin defeated Roscoe in the final game of the regular season for both teams by a final of 13-6 on Sunday, in St. Martin.
Ryan Wuertz started and was tagged with the loss. Wuertz lasted only until the third and was relieved by Roger Wuertz. Tom Ludwig came in to pitch in the fifth inning, and Lynn Hemmesch closed out the game for Lake Henry.
Ludwig provided the highlight at the plate for the Lakers. He hit a grand slam home run in the top of the sixth inning to drive in four of the Lakers six runs in the game. Keith Lieser was also 2-3 in the game.
St. Martin hit the ball very well in the game. Jesse Thielen, James Berg, and Luke Rothstein all had homers in the game for the Martins.
Lake Henry will host Farming for the first game of a best two out of three game series, on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
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