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|Paynesville Press - July 9, 2003|
Martins top Lakers, finish 11-2 in league
St. Martin concluded their run through the Stearns County League this summer by beating Lake Henry 13-7 in the regular season finale in St. Martin on Sunday. |
The Martins jumped to a 13-0 lead after four innings and held on to win 13-7. The win improved the Martins' league record to 11-2.
St. Martin scored five runs in both the second and third innings, as they built a 13-0 lead. Luke Rothstein had a two-run homer in the second inning, and Nathan Schlangen had a three-run homer in the third. Schlangen had six RBIs for the game.
While St. Martin had nine hits and scored 13 runs in the first four innings, Sam Rothstein pitched no-hit baseball for four innings. Ryan Wuertz got the first hit for Lake Henry in the fifth inning, after Rothstein left the mound.
St. Martin (17-6 overall) already had clinched home-field advantage for the first round on the playoffs. The Martins will face Farming again. Last year, the Martins also finished first in the league but were ousted in two games by the Flames. The first game in the best-of-three series will be held on Sunday in St. Martin at 1:30 p.m.
Lake Henry finished 8-5 in league and will play Richmond, who also finished 8-5, in the first round of the playoffs. The first game is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Lake Henry.
Richmond 13, Roscoe 6
Roscoe led 4-1 after four innings, but Richmond scored 12 runs in their last five at bats. In all, Richmond had 19 hits and capitalized on five Roscoe errors.
The Rangers finished their season with a 3-10 record in the Stearns County League and missed the playoffs by three games. Farming was fourth in the south division at 6-7.
Lake Henry 8, New Munich 2
Jon Lieser drove in three runs for Lake Henry, and Mike Stalboerger pitched a complete game for the Lakers. The Lakers, who scored all their runs in the fourth and fifth innings, also benefitted from four New Munich errors and six walks. Only four of the Lakers' eight runs were earned.
Paul Sand had a two-run homer in the fourth inning for New Munich's only runs.
Richmond 3, St. Martin 0
Schreifels pitched a four-hitter, striking out seven and walking no one to win a pitcher's duel with St. Martin's Kenny Arceneau, who also pitched a complete game, allowing only one earned run.
The only runs of the game were scored by Richmond in the fifth inning on three hits and a St. Martin error.
Farming 5, Roscoe 3
Nett allowed six hits, two walks, and two runs while striking out eight in nine innings.
Justin Mackedanz and Brent Heinen pitched for Roscoe, with Mike Heinen leading the offense with two RBIs.
Roscoe beat St. Augusta in an exhibition game on Tuesday, July 1, by the score of 7-2, with Tony Orbeck pitching a complete game and having three RBIs. Roscoe finished their season with an overall record of 6-13.
Regal 7, Paynesville 4
Both teams lost their final regular season league games over the weekend. Regal lost 11-2 to Raymond on Sunday in Raymond, and Paynesville lost 10-0 to Bird Island and 10-4 to Sacred Heart on Sunday.
Regal will face Paynesville in the first round of the Corn Belt League playoffs.
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