Garret Williams started on the mound for Paynesville and David Hemmesch threw relief.
Hemmesch led Paynesville in hitting going 1-2 and he scored Paynesvilleís only run in the game.
Melrose scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead.
Paynesville got their only run in the second inning when Hemmesch was hit by a pitch and scored when Nate Schutz singled.
Melrose was able to add two more runs to their lead in the fourth and fifth inning each.
Paynesville faced Holdingford in the first round of the playoffs on Monday night. If Paynesville wins they will play in Long Prairie on Thursday night, and if they lose they will be at home on Wednesday night. There will be a full report in next weekís Press.
Paynesville: 010 000 0 - 1 5 4
Melrose: 302 200 X - 7 8 1
Meire Grove 3
Roscoe defeated Meire Grove 8-3 on Tuesday, July 14. The game was shortened due to rain.
Eric Kunstleben started for the Rangers and pitched all four innings and didnít give up an earned run. Kunstleben also allowed only one hit in the game.
Bill Albrecht led Roscoe in hitting going 2-2.
Roscoe scored seven runs in the first inning. Kenny Winter had a two-run double in the inning, that scored Ben Bork and Todd Leyendecker.
Roscoe added one more in the second and was able to hold on until the rain hit to get the victory.
Roscoe now 7-2, played in Farming on Tuesday night, for the final regular season game.
Playoffs begin for the Rangers on July 28.
Meire Grove : 201 0 - 3 1 2
Roscoe: 710 X - 8 7 3
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