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Paynesville Press - July 13, 2003

Paynesville Pirates beat Sacred Heart, 4-3

The Paynesville Pirates defeated Sacred Heart 4-3 on Saturday in their last regular season game in the Cornbelt League.

shannon Shannon Olmscheid had three hits as the Paynesville Pirates beat Sacred Heart 4-3 on Saturday in their last regular season game.

The Pirates scored three runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead, then after Sacred Heart closed the gap to 3-2, the Pirates scored another run in the fifth inning to make it 4-2, and they held on to win 4-3.

Shannon Olmscheid led the Dogs with three hits, while Ryan Hess and Jamie Paul added two each.

Justin Butkofski pitched five innings for the victory, and Seth Miller pitched four innings to earn the save for the Pirates.

This week, the Pirates (3-11 in league) will host Starbuck on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. in their first playoff game.

Paynesville-- 300 010 000 - 411 1
Sacred Heart-- 011 001 000 - 3 10 1

Paynesville - Batting: Shannon Olmscheid 3-4 2B; Ryan Hess 2-4; Jamie Paul 2-5; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Justin Butkofski (W) (5-5-2-2-2-1); Seth Miller (S) (4-5-1-1-0-3).

Regal wins two of three
The Regal Eagles swept a double-header with Starbuck on Friday but lost their final regular season league game in the Cornbelt League to Willmar on Sunday.

The Eagles finished their league season with a record of 7-7, finishing third.

Regal swept Starbuck on Friday, winning the first game 9-5 and the second game 10-3. After Starbuck scored four runs in the top of the sixth in the first game to take a 5-3 lead, Regal answered with six runs in the bottom of the sixth to retake the lead 9-5 and win. In the second game, Regal broke a 3-3 tie with seven runs in the bottom of the seventh, winning 10-3.

Chris Beier threw a complete game to get the win in the first game, and Jeremy Fuchs threw a complete game to get the win in the second game.

A.J. Hadley led Regal with six hits (three in each game). Beier had five, Fuchs four, Josh Krupke four, and Mike Mueller four as Regal had 30 hits in the two games.

Willmar built a 6-1 lead against Regal before winning 8-5 on Sunday.

This week, third-seeded Regal will play their first playoff game at second-seeded New London-Spicer (9-5) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Norway Lake-Sunburg won the north division this year with a record of 11-3 in league.

Starbuck-- 100 004 000 - 55 4
Regal-- 300 006 00x - 9 13 1

Regal - Batting: A.J. Hadley 3-5 R-2 RBI-2; Jeremy Fuchs 2-5 2B R RBI; Josh Krupke 2-4 R RBI; Mike Mueller 2-5 R-3 RBI; Chris Beier 2-4 R; Josh Eckstein 1-5 R; Brandon Berg 1-4 R; Chris Rohe 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Beier (W) (9-6-5-3-5-6).

Starbuck-- 201 000 000 - 35 1
Regal-- 200 010 70x - 10 17 0

Regal - Batting: A.J. Hadley 3-5 2B-2 R-2; Chris Beier 3-5 RBI-2; Josh Krupke 2-3 RBI-3 BB-2; Jeremy Fuchs 2-5 R-2; Pat Rohe 2-5 RBI R; Josh Eckstein 1-4 R; Brandon Berg 1-4 R; Ryan Schneider 1-1 RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Fuchs (W) (9-5-3-3-4-7).

Willmar-- 003 002 102 - 89 0
Regal-- 100 000 022 - 5 6 1

Regal - Batting: Chris Beier 2-3 RBI; A.J. Hadley 1-3 BB-2; Jeremy Fuchs 1-4 R RBI; Mike Mueller 1-4; Josh Krupke 1-5 R RBI; Pitching: Hadley (L).

St. Martin 12, Farming 2
St. Martin clinched the regular season title in the Stearns County League South with a 12-2 victory over Farming on Sunday at home.

Ryan The Martins scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning, and Ryan Nett pitched six innings against his old teammates. Nathan Schlangen added a two-run homer in the second inning, and Sam Rothstein hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, as the Martins built a 9-0 lead.

St. Martin's Ryan Nett threw six innings against his old teammates at Farming on Sunday as the Martins clinched the league title in the Stearns County League South with a record of 11-2 in the regular season. St. Martin beat Farming 12-2 on Sunday.

The Martins finished their league season with a record of 11-2, edging the Lake Henry Lakers by a game in the south division.

The Martins (18-3 overall) will host Pearl Lake on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. in an exhibition game. They will face fourth-seeded Richmond (5-8) in a best-two-out-of-three playoff series. St. Martin will host the first playoff game on Sunday, July 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Farming-- 000 002 000 - 25 2
St. Martin-- 520 202 10x - 12 14 0

Farming - Batting: Corey Mergen 1-4 2B; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ted Nett (L) (5-10-9-9-0-3); Dale Schroeder (2-3-3-3-3-0); Greg Holthaus (1-1-0-0-1-1).

St. Martin - Batting: Kenny Arceneau 3-4 2B-2; Jake Thelen 2-4 2B; Luke Rothstein 2-4; Nathan Schlangen 1-3 HR RBI-2; Sam Rothstein 1-3 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Nett (W) (6-4-2-2-0-8); Arceneau (2-1-0-0-1-3); Tim Schaefer (1-0-0-0-1-2).

Greenwald 7, Lake Henry 5
Brandon Worms hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth as Greenwald rallied to defeat Lake Henry 7-5 and keep the Lakers from tying for the title in the Stearns County League South.

Lake Henry led 3-1 after five innings, but Greenwald scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the score 3-3. The Lakers retook the lead with two runs in the top of the ninth, but Greenwald scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to win 7-5, capped by Worms' three-run homer.

This week, the Lakers (16-5 overall, 10-3 in league) will play at Eden Valley on Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, the Lakers will start their best-two-out-of-three playoff series by hosting third-seeded Farming in Lake Henry at 1:30 p.m.

Lake Henry-- 012 000 002 - 57 0
Greenwald-- 100 002 004 - 7 9 2

Lake Henry - Batting: Kevin Gruber 1-2 2B; Pat Mohs 1-4 2B; Jon Lieser 1-4 Adam Kampsen 1-4; Ryan Wuertz 1-4; Jeff Schmitz 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mike Stalboerger (3-2-1-1-2-2); Doug Fuchs (3-4-2-2-1-1); Lieser (L) (2.2-3-4-4-1-5).

Greenwald - Batting: Brandon Worms 2-4 HR RBI-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Worms (3-4-3-3-1-3); Keith Frieler (4-1-0-0-0-4); Doug Wall (W) (2-2-2-0-0-2).

Spring Hill 7, Meire Grove 5
Spring Hill clinched a playoff berth in the Stearns County League North with a 7-5 road victory over Meire Grove on Sunday.

Spring Hill (6-7 in league) scored four runs in the fourth inning, scoring runs on a throwing error, a sacrifice fly, a bases-loaded walk, and a wild pitch. That gave the Chargers a 6-3 lead. They got an RBI single from Dave Stalboerger in the sixth inning and won 7-5.

Nathan Terres hit a two-run homer for Spring Hill in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead, but Meire Grove rallied to take a 3-2 lead.

Spring Hill finished third in the Stearns County League North and will play at second-seeded Greenwald on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the first game of their best-two-of-three playoff series. Meire Grove finished 4-9 in league and missed the playoffs.

Spring Hill-- 200 401 000 - 711 3
Meire Grove-- 120 000 200 - 5 8 2

Spring Hill - Batting: Nathan Terres 3-5 HR RBI-2; Eric Schoenberg 2-4 2B RBI R; Shawn Schoenberg 2-4 R RBI; Mike Terres 2-4 R; Dave Stalboerger 2-5 R RBI; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Aron Welle (W) (6.1-6-5-4-2-4); Rick Lieser (S) (2.2-1-0-0-0-2).

Meire Grove - Batting: Greg Nathe 3-5 RBI R; Darren Yarke 2-5 2B RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Ryan Klaphake (L) (6-9-7-6-4-7); Matt Imdieke (3-2-0-0-0-2).

Richmond 9, Roscoe 0
Richmond shut out Roscoe 9-0 on Sunday and clinched the fourth playoff spot in the Stearns County League South. Richmond finished their league slate at 5-8; Roscoe, which could have tied Richmond with a victory, finished 3-10.

brent With Richmond leading 1-0, Jon Dold hit a three-run homer with two outs in the third inning, giving the Royals a 4-0 lead. Richmond led 4-0 for most of the game, scoring three more runs in the eighth and twice more in the ninth to win 9-0.

Brent Heinen pitched seven innings for Roscoe on Sunday at Richmond, but the Rangers lost to the Royals and ended their season.

Nate Guetter threw a six-hit shutout for Richmond.

Roscoe finished their season with a 5-12 record overall.

Roscoe-- 000 000 000 - 06 3
Richmond-- 013 000 032 - 9 10 2

Roscoe - Batting: Lee Schleper 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Brent Heinen (L) (7.1-8-7-7-2-3); Justin Mackedanz (0.2-1-0-0-1-1); Zach Schmitz (1-3-2-2-1-0).

Richmond - Batting: Darrin Michaelis 3-5 R; Todd Steil 2-5 2B HR R-2 RBI-2; Jon Dold 1-3 HR RBI-3; Greg Drontle 1-4 HR RBI-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Nate Guetter (W) (9-6-0-0-0-5).

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