David Hemmesch started pitching for Paynesville and Jesse Lieser came in relief of Hemmesch.
The Bulldogs were held hit-less through the entire game.
"Cathedral just played well," said Bulldog coach Brad Skoglund,"we ten-run ruled them here earlier this season, and they did the same to us there."
Skoglund also said that Paynesville did not play poorly, and they had more emotion then last week when they lost to Albany in the final inning.
Paynesville : 000 00 - 0 0 3
Cathedral: 1010 0x - 11 11 0
Paynesville defeated Sauk Centre 1-0, on Thursday night in Paynesville.
Chris Vanderbeek and Brent Heinen pitched for the Bulldogs. Vanderbeek started only giving up one hit the entire five and one-third innings he pitched. Heinen came in relief and sturck out four of the six batters he faced.
Chris Soine and Tyler Wuertz led the team in hitting, both going 2-3. Bret Aagesen scored the game's only run on a pass ball.
"Good effort by Chris (Vanderbeek)," said coach Brad Skoglund. "He only gave up the one hit during his almost six innings of work."
There were many defensive highlights that helped Paynesville get the win. David Hemmesch made two good defensive plays at short. One of them went off of Vanderbeek's leg, and rolled to Hemmesch, wheere he threw the runner out at first.
Chad Fleischhacker also made some strong defensive plays. He made a big scoop that would have let the tying run score if it had gotten past him, also he made a tough running catch on a foul ball.
"We needed to win a tough game like this before the playoffs," added Skoglund.
Sauk Centre: 000 000 0 - 0 1 0
Paynesville: 010 000 1 - 1 8 2
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