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|Paynesville Press - August 7, 2002|
Paynesville loses 4-1 in districts
Roscoe's American Legion baseball team was eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday, July 23, when they lost to Spring Hill 15-1. Roscoe had one hit, which came from Russ Leyendecker in the first inning. |
Russ and Jeremy Leyendecker pitched, allowing only one earned run, but Roscoe had 12 errors in the loss.
Roscoe ended their season 1-9. Roscoe picked up their first win of the season in the first round of the playoffs against Farming, 9-8, on Thursday, July 18. Russ Leyendecker pitched the complete game victory, while striking out 13.
In the sixth, with the scored tied 6-6, Roscoe grabbed the lead when Cory Christensen drove in two runs with a double. He later scored. Farming got two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn't enough.
Roscoe lost to St. Martin in extra innings 20-8 on Tuesday, July 16.
With the score tied at 8-8, St. Martin's Nathan Schlangen led off in the eighth inning with a homerun. Eleven runs followed on five hits, one walk, three hit batters, and seven Roscoe errors.
Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 1-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Russ Leyendecker (4-7-10-1-1-4); Jeremy Leyendecker (2-2-5-0-1-2).
Spring Hill - Batting: Justin Meyer 1-5; Shawn Schoenberg 2-4; Jamie Terres 2-5; Chad Bertram 1-4; Eric Schoenberg 1-3; Justin Schoenberg 2-3; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Jamie Terres (5-1-1-1-5-9); Shawn Schoenberg (2-0-0-0-1-6).
Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 1-4; Drew Nathan 2-4; Cory Christensen 2-4 2B-2 RBI-2; Darrin Nathan 1-3; Andy Higgins 1-4; Jake Kierstead 1-3. Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Russ Leyendecker (7-6-8-5-9-13). Farming - Batting: Aaron Ritter 1-4; Brent Mergen 1-4; Scott Lemke 1-3; Paul Kunstleben 1-4; Sergie 2-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Mitchell Topp (2-2-3-0-2-0); Bobby Backes (5-6-6-4-5-4).
St. Martin - Batting: Chris Rothstein 2-6; Nate Schlangen 5-6 HR 2B-3; Adam Kalthoff 1-4; Josh Harrison 2-6; Cal Hennen 1-4; Mike Feldwerd 2-6;
Roscoe - Batting: Russ Leyendecker 3-5 2B-3; Drew Nathan 1-4; Cory Christensen 2-5; Justin Schlangen 1-4; Darrin Nathan 1-2 Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Casey Kussatz (3.1-4-3-0-4-3); Cory Christensen (2-3-5-0-3-1); Justin Schlangen (1.1-5-11-0-2-2); Russ Leyendecker (1.1-1-1-1-2-0).
The tournament was held in Paynesville over the weekend. Sebeka, including players who took second in Class A in the Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament this spring, scored four unearned runs to beat Paynesville on Friday evening.
Paynesville stranded two runners in the first inning and had a chance to take the lead in the third inning. With Sebeka leading 1-0, Scott Thomes singled for Paynesville and later scored on a single by Josh Krupke, which were Paynesville's only two hits for the game.
Krupke's single tied the score 1-1 and loaded the bases with one out, but Sebeka tagged out a runner at the plate and did not allow another run to score.
"We couldn't get the timely hit," said Paynesville coach Brad Skoglund. "We had the bases loaded and one out and didn't score. That hurt."
Sebeka scored another unearned run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth.
Adam Kampsen pitched a complete game for Paynesville and pitched very well, according to Skoglund, allowing only four unearned runs.
Skoglund said credit has to be given to Sebeka for being a very good team with a deep pitching staff. "You're not going to win many games when you have two hits and four errors," he said.
Sebeka went on to win the tournament, which had to be finished on Sunday, due to the rain on Saturday. Sebeka beat Royalton 4-0 in the semifinal and Holdingford 6-5 in the championship.
Holdingford had defeated Cross Lake 10-0 in the other semifinal.
Sebeka will now advance to the state tournament in Willmar this weekend.
Other scores from the weekend were: Holdingford 3, Baudette 0; Cross Lake 10, Kimball 4; Royalton 13, St. Augusta 6.
Skoglund thanked all the players for a fun summer of baseball, assistant coach Tim Beier for his help, and to Legion commander and the Legion members for their support and help with the district tournament.
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