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Paynesville Press - August 2, 2006

Legion baseball team loses twice at regions

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville American Legion baseball team lost twice on Thursday in the District IV, Division II tournament in St. Cloud. Paynesville lost to Sebeka 7-4 in the first round and to Howard Lake 14-3 in the loser's bracket and were eliminated from the tournament.

Sam turns two Royalton beat Holdingford twice on Sunday to win the tournament.

Second baseman Sam Bayer attempts to turn a double play during Paynesville's 7-4 loss to Sebeka on Thursday. He hit a two-run single in their four-run rally in the third inning.

Paynesville led 4-0 against Sebeka after scoring four runs in the bottom of the third. Trent Hansen hit an RBI double, Shane Kampsen drew a bases-loaded walk, and Sam Bayer hit a two-run single in the inning for Paynesville.

Sebeka, though, cut the lead to 4-2 after five innings and tied the game with a two-run homer in the sixth. They scored three runs in the seventh inning to win 7-4.

Paynesville surrended 12 runs in the second inning against Howard Lake in their next game at Dick Putz Field on Thursday afternoon. Howard Lake had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Paynesville had tied the score 1-1 on an RBI double by Ryan Hess in the bottom of the first. Howard Lake, though, sent 18 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring 12 runs against three Paynesville pitchers.

Ryan bats This loss ended Paynesville's season with a record of 7-11.

Ryan Hess swings at a pitch against Sebeka on Thursday at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud at the region Legion baseball tournament.

Sebeka 7, Paynesville 4
Sebeka-- 000 022 3 - 79 0
Paynesville-- 004 000 0 - 4 5 2

Paynesville - Batting: Sam Bayer 1-2 RBI-2; Shane Kampsen 1-1 RBI; Alex Naujokas 1-3 R SB; Trent Hansen 1-4 2B RBI R; Pitching: (ip-h-er-r-bb-k) James Paul (5-4-2-2-1-1); Derek Stanger (L) (2-5-5-5-2-0).

Howard Lake 14, Paynesville 3
Howard Lake-- 1(12)0 00x x - 010 0
Paynesville-- 110 10x x - 3 8 2

Paynesville - Batting: Mark Andrie 2-3 R SB; Ryan Hess 1-3 2B RBI; Keegan Meagher 1-1 RBI; Shane Kampsen 1-1; Alex Naujokas 1-3 SB; James Paul 1-3; Derek Stanger 1-3; Pitching: (ip) Hess (1.1); Chuck Mackedanz (0.1); Meagher (1.1); Stanger (2).

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