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Paynesville Press - July 31, 2002

Paynesville's 14-year-old baseball team takes fourth in state

baseball team picturePaynesville's 14-year-old baseball team took fourth place out of 22 teams in the state tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, in Apple Valley.

The team from left to right: (kneeling) Justin Bork, John Hemingson, Derek Looman, Jamie Paul, Alex Naujokas, Trent Hansen, Ross Barten; (standing) coach Rick Paul, Ryan Hess, Derek Stanger, coach Dan Stanger, Mark Andrie, Sam Bayer, coach Dale Hess.

The team won two games pool games on Saturday. In the first pool game, Paynesville beat Eden Prairie 3-1. Jamie Paul pitched the victory, going the distance. In the third, Paul drove in Derek Stanger and scored when Mark Andrie drove him in.

Eden Prairie threathened in the sixth, but only scored one run. Andrie added insurance in the sixth when he scored on a sacrifice by Derek Looman.

In the second pool game, Paynesville defeated Orono 6-3. Orono scored three runs in the second inning to lead 3-1, but with two outs, Payensville scored four runs in the bottom of the second to grab the lead, and they kept it. Paynesville scored four runs on four hits before the final out.

John Hemingson pitched a complete game for the win, allowing five hits and striking out four. Hemingson got help from his defense, which had no errors.

Jamie Paul swinging Jamie Paul reaches to hit a pitch during the state tournament. Paul pitched two complete game victories for Paynesville and hit the ball well all weekend.

In the championship bracket, Paynesville received a bye for having a top seed after winning two pool games. Paynesville next beat Waconia 10-6 in a slugfest. Both teams combined for 16 runs on 20 hits.

Big hitters for Paynesville included John Hemingson who had two hits, three stolen bases, and three runs scored; Derek Stanger who had two hits, two stolen bases and three runs batted in; and Jamie Paul who had a hit, two stolen bases, two runs batted in, and two runs scored.

Paul pitched his second complete game victory in as many days. The team lost their semifinal game to Shoreview 8-3. In the fifth, with the score tied 1-1, Shoreview scored seven runs.

Paynesville had eight players combine for ten hits. They scored runs in the sixth and seventh, but it wasn't enough. Shoreview went on to win the championship game.

In the third-place game, Paynesville lost to Eastview 2-1. Eastview had a lead off triple in the second inning and scored to take an early lead.

Paynesville couldn't get their offense going. The team ended up with fourth place.

Coaches Dale Hess, Rick Paul, and Dan Stanger would like to thank the parents for their support in getting their kids to practice and games.
Eden Prairie-- 000 001 0 - 14 5
Paynesville-- 002 001 x -3 41

Paynesville - Batting: Trent Hansen 2-3 SB-2; Jamie Paul 1-3 RBI R; Mark Andrie 1-3 RBI R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Paul (W) (7-4-1-1-1-6).

Orono-- 030 000 000 - 351
Paynesville-- 140001 x -6 70

Paynesville - Batting: Trent Hansen 1-4 R; John Hemingson 1-2 R-2; Derek Stanger 1-2 RBI-2; Jamie Paul 2-3 RBI-2; Mark Andrie 1-2; Sam Bayer 1-3 R; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Hemingson (W) (7-5-3-3-3-4);.

Paynesville-- 113 103 1 - 10104
Waconia-- 101103 0 -6 103

Paynesville - Batting: John Hemingson 2-5 SB-3 R-3; Derek Stanger 2-3 SB-2 R RBI-3; Jamie Paul 1-2 SB-2 R-2 RBI-2; Mark Andrie 2-4; Ryan Hess 1-3; Alex Naujokas 1-4 R; Ross Barten 1-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Paul (W) (7-10-6-6-1-0).

Paynesville-- 000 101 1 - 3102
Shoreview-- 010070 x -8 120

Paynesville - Batting: Trent Hansen 1-4 R; John Hemingson 3-4 SB-2 RBI; Derek Stanger 1-4; Jamie Paul 1-3 SB-2; Mark Andrie 1-3; Ryan Hess 1-3; Alex Naujokas 1-3 R; Sam Bayer 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Derek Stanger (4-7-3-3-1-1); John Hemingson (0.2-5-5-5-0-0); Ryan Hess (1.1-0-0-0-0-1).

Eastview-- 010 010 0 - 270
Paynesville-- 000100 0 -1 51

Paynesville - Batting: John Hemingson 1-2 SB-2; Jamie Paul 1-3 SB R; Mark Andrie 1-3; Ryan Hess 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jamie Paul (3-5-1-1-0-1) Trent Hansen (1.1-1-1-0-1-1) Derek Stanger (2.2-1-0-0-1-1).

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