St. Martin defeated Roscoe on Wednesday night, July 8, in Eden Valley.
Russ Schaefer started on the mound for Roscoe amd went five innings giving up three earned runs and six hits. Brent Heinen and Tony Orbeck relieved Schaefer.
Tony Orbeck led the Rangers going 2-4 on the day.
Roscoe was able to get on the board first in the top of the fifth when they were able to get two runs in the inning.
However, St. Martin came right back scoring three in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth.
St. Martin then added three insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to win the game 8-2.
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Lake Henry defeated St. Martin 5-4, in ten innings at Lake Henry. in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday.
Ryan Wuertz started on the mound for the Lakers with Roger Wuertz and Mike Stalboerger throwing relief. Stalboerger earned the win in the game.
Tim Lieser and Ryan Wuertz each were 3-5 with a home run to lead the Lakers. Roger Wuertz also had a home run for Lake Henry.
Lake Henry got out to an early lead when they scored one run in the bottom of the first inning.
The Lakers also scored one run in each of the third, fifth, and sixth innings.
The Laker pitchers also did a great job striking out 21 St. Martin hitters.
Lake Henry won the game when Stalboerger was able to get a base hit with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning and drove in Tim Lieser from second.
Lake Henry now holds a 1-0 lead in the three game series. They will meet again on Sunday in St. Martin at 1:30.
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Roscoe defeated Richmond 3-1 on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.
Brent Heinen started on the mound for Roscoe going five strong innings without allowing an earned run. Russ Schaefer threw relief for the Rangers and earned the victory..
Todd Leyendecker led the Rangers in hitting going 2-3 on the day. Lee Schleper and Dale Mackedanz each had one hit a piece.
Richmond was able to get on the board first when they scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning.
Roscoe was able to tie the game in the third when Dale Mackedanz stole second and scored on an error.
Then in the seventh Roscoe took the lead to stay when Todd Leyendecker led off with a double down the left field line. Then Schleper hit a two-run home run to the opposite field to give Roscoe the 3-1 advantage.
Roscoe hung on to win by that score. Roscoe has a 1-0 lead in the three game series. Roscoe has a chance to win the series in Roscoe on Sunday afternoon at 1:30.
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Regal defeated Paynesville on Tuesday night, July 7, 13-5 in Paynesville.
Jeremy Glenz started on the mound for Regal, and Mike Beier earned the win throwing relief. Tim Haines and Mike Tangen also relieved for Regal.
David Hemmesch started pitching for the Pirates and pitched well despite getting the loss. Jason Schlecht threw relief for Paynesville.
Brad Lieser led the Eagles in hitting going 3-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Chris Stanley led the Pirates going 3-4 two RBIs. Darren Michaelis also had three hits for the Pirates.
Paynesville got on the board first when they scored two runs in the top of the second to take a 2-0 lead.
The Pirates added two more in the top of the fourth to make the score 4-0, when Jeremy Reiter and Darren Michaelis walked and Stanley doubled to drive them in.
However, with two out in the top of the fifth Regal finally got to Hemmesch. Aaron Schultz started things off with a single, and scored on a Mike Beier base hit. Tim Haines then followed Beier with a single, and Ron Fuchs hit a three-run homer that tied the game at four.
Regal then added one more in the sixth and three in the seventh to make the score 8-4.
Paynesville was able to get one more, but it wasnít enough as Regal rolled on for the victory 13-5.
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Melrose defeated Paynesville 15-5 in eight innings in Paynesville on Thursday night. Paynesville was the away team because the game was supposed to be played in Melrose Sunday July 5.
Jeremy Reiter started pitching for Payneville and got the loss. Shannon Olmscheid and Chris Stanley pitched relief for Paynesville.
Darren Michaelis and Steve Barten led Paynesville in hitting each going 2-4.
Once again Paynesville was able to get on the board first as they scored one run in the top of the first inning.
However, Melrose answered back with one of their own in the bottom of the first.
The Pirates then scored two more in the top if the third with a two-run home run by Dan Starken.
Melrose, though, hit two home runs in the bottom of the third. Brothers Tyler and Chad Hess both had homers for them in the inning.
Paynesville regained the lead again in the top of the fifth when Barten doubled in Scott Morris and the Pirates led 5-4.
Again the Black Sox took the lead, this time to stay. Melrose scored four in the bottom of the fifth, and then added five in the bottom of the seventh and two in the bottom of the eighth to go on to defeat the Pirates.
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Melrose defeated Paynesville 5-0, on Sunday in Melrose. This game was the first round of the playoffs for the Pirates.
Jason Schlecht started on the mound for Paynesville and went the distance, despite getting the loss. Schlecht gave up only two earned runs in the game.
The Pirates were held to just three hits during the game also. Dan Starken had two of them and Scott Shosted had the other one. Paynesville hit the ball hard a lot of times, but they seemed not to be able to catch a break during the game.
The Pirates didnít really help Schlecht defensivley either. Paynesville committed two costly errors in the fourth inning that allowed three Melrose runs to cross the plate with two outs.
Paynesville, now facing elimination in the playoffs, will face either Norway Lake-Sunburg or Belgrade-Brooten, which is having part of the game replayed because of protest by Belgrade-Brooten.
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Regal traveled to Holdingford for an exhibition game on Friday night, and won by the score of 10-9.
Holdingford scored first with five runs in the third inning with a walk and five hits.
Regal scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Ron Fuchs led off with a single followed by a walk to Jeff Deming. With two outs Dave Zaeska and Scott Klaphake each had run scoring singles.
In the sixth inning Regal made the score 5-4. Jeff Deming led off with a single. With two outs Dave Zaeska walked and Scott Klaphake hit a two run triple.
Holdingford scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 8-4.
Regal took the lead in the seventh inning scoring six runs. Regal had eleven batters come to the plate and had four hits, three walks and an error. Mike Beier had a two run single in the inning.
Holdingford added one run in the bottom of the seventh inning to make the final score Regal 10 and Holdingford 9.
Tim Beier started for Regal and was relieved in the fifth by Ron Fuchs and Mike Beier pitched two innings for a save.
Regal will not participate in the County Line League playoffs because they are in a different class and will play in Sections starting July 29th.
Regal will play in Cold Spring on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. and will play at Granite Falls on Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Both are exhibition games.
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