Legion Baseball Scorebox

This article submitted by Aaron Ziemer on 6/23/98.

Atwater 10
Paynesville 6

Paynesville lost to Atwater 10-6, Friday night, in Atwater.

Nate Schutz started on the mound for Paynesville only giving up two earned runs. T.J. Schultz came in relief and gave up three runs in one inning of work, but he struck out three batters and didnít give up a single hit.

Eric Hartfiel led Paynesville in hitting going 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Schutz also went 2-4 with an RBI.

Paynesville got on the board first by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Shaun Fleischhacker led off with a single, followed by another single by Schultz. They both stole on a double steal and Paynesville had runners on second and third with nobody out. Hartfiel then got a hit that drove them in and he later scored on a passed ball.

Paynesville added to their lead when Hartfiel and Schutz had base hits to lead off the third. With runners at the corners the Atwater pitcher balked allowing Hartfiel to score and Schutz to move up to second. Then Chad Fleischhacker delivered a base hit to drive in Schutz and Paynesville had a 5-0 lead.

Atwater didnít roll over and die though. They added three runs of their own in the bottom of the third to make the score 5-3, Paynesville.

Paynesville added one more in the fourth, and the score was 6-3.

Atwater came back, scoring four in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 7-6, Atwater.

They also added three more in the sixth to take a 10-6 lead and hold on to win the game.

ďSchutz pitched really well. He had his curve ball working. It was also good to get T.J. some work,Ē said coach Brad Skoglund. ďIf we would have gotten a few breaks, we would have won the game.Ē

Paynesville played Monday night against St. Joseph, and will play tomorrow at Holdingford and Friday against Kimball at home at 8 p.m.

Paynesville 302 100 0- 6 8 3
Atwater 003 043 X-10 6 0

Roscoe 10
Lake Henry 5

Roscoe defeated Lake Henry 10-5 on June 16, in Roscoe.

Chris VanderBeek started for Roscoe, with Billy Albrecht coming in to throw relief.

Albrecht also had a good game at the plate going 4-4 with Brent Heinen, VanderBeek, Trevor Schmitz, and Kenny Winter all getting two hits a piece for the Rangers.

Roscoe got out to an early lead scoring two runs in the top of the first, and they added four more runs in the second when Heinen and Todd Leyendecker both had singles. Albrecht then tripled both of them in.

The Rangers added three more in the fourth.

Lake Henry made a late charge by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh when Brandon Wendtlant and Doug Fuchs both singled. Jon Lieser then doubled and there were a couple of wild pitches, but Roscoe was able to surive the scare to get the win.

Lake Henry 020 000 3- 6 7 5
Roscoe 241 300 X-10 15 5

Roscoe 5
Richmond 2

Roscoe defeated Richmond 5-2 on Thursday night in Richmond.

Eric Kuntsleben started for Roscoe and Brent Heinen came in and threw in relief for the Rangers.

Heinen also had a huge night at the plate as he went 4-4 in the game. Eric Leyendecker helped going 2-3 in the game.

Roscoe scored two in the top of the third when Ben Bork singled and moved up on a wild pitch. Heinen then drove Bork home with a base hit. Heinen later came around to score on another wild pitch.

Roscoe added three more in the top of the fourth when Justin Mackedanz got things started with a single and Kuntsleben walked. Heinen then came through driving in Mackedanz with a single. Leyendecker drove in two more with a double and Roscoe had a 5-1 lead.

Despite a fifth inning run by Richmond, Roscoe was able to hang on for the victory.

Roscoe will play on Thursday night against St. Martin in Roscoe, and on Tuesday night, June 30, at Greenwald. Both games start at 6:45 p.m.

Roscoe 002 300 0-5 10 5
Richmond 001 010 X-2 3 3

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