F&M State Bank team wins little league championship

This article submitted by Aaron Ziemer on 7/14/99

The final game of the little league playoffs was played in the Paynesville Little League on Friday night.

The Paynesville office of the Melrose Credit Union defeated Community First National Bank in the first game by the count of 7-5.

Ryan Hess started on the mound for the Melrose Credit Union team as he went the first three innings to earn the win.

Ben Moser, Trent Hanson, and Cody Christensen threw relief in the game to secure the victory.

In the championship game it was Farmers and Merchants State Bank defeating Corner Drug by a score of 5-3.

Corner Drug was seated as the number one team in the tournament and was beaten for only the second time.

Corner Drug was able to get on the board first in the game as they scored two. Cody Flanders drove in Ross Barten and Michael Mueller for the early lead.

The Farmers and Merchants State Bank team batteled back though. They took a 3-2 lead when Matt Fuchs hit a three-run home run.

Corner Drug tied the game when Tyler Wendroth drove in Quinn Knisley, but that was the last run they were able to score.

Mitchell Mackedanz drove in Justin Bork to give Farmers and Merchants a 4-3 lead. Sam Bayer drove in an additional run with a sacrifice fly to drive in Sean Glenz to secure the victory for Farmers and Merchatns at 5-3.

Chris Beier started and pitched the first inning, while Bayer threw the second inning. Derek Stanger threw the final three innings for Farmers and Merchants State Bank team earning the win.

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