Town baseball: Two teams eliminated from playoffs

This article submitted by Aaron Ziemer and Mike Pauly on 7/21/98.

Stearns County
Richmond 17
Roscoe 3

Richmond defeated Roscoe 17-3 on Sunday, to force game three in their series with Roscoe.

Brent Heinen started pitching for Roscoe, but was relieved after two and a third innings after giving up seven hits and four runs. Heinen got the loss for the Rangers.

Russ Schaefer, Tony Orbeck, and Chris VanderBeek all threw relief for Roscoe.

Mark Winter led the Rangers in hitting, going 3-4 in the game.

Richmond jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after two and a half innings.

Roscoe was able to get one back in the bottom of the third inning when Greg Heinen drove in Todd Leyendecker.

Richmond scored three in both of the fourth and fifth innings, and then six in the top of the sixth, to make the score 16-1.

Roscoe scored two in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasnít enough as Richmond went on to cruise for the easy victory.

Richmond and Roscoe are tied at one game apiece and the third game of the series was played on Monday night in Cold Spring.

Richmond: 112 336 010 - 17 21 0
Roscoe: 001 002 000 - 3 7 3

Richmond 16
Roscoe 10

Roscoeís season came to an end as they lost to Richmond 16-10, on Monday night, in Cold Spring.

There will be a full game report in next weekís Press.

St. Martin 7
Lake Henry 1

Lake Henry lost to St. Martin in the second game of their three-game series 7-1 on Sunday, in Lake Henry.

Ryan Wuertz started and got the loss for the Lakers.

Tim Lieser led Lake Henry in hitting going 2-5.

Jesse Thielen had a big game for St. Martin going 3-5 with a three-run home run.

James Burg pitched for St. Martin holding the Lakers to just one run in the game.

Lake Henry and St. Martin will meet and play the deciding game of their series on Wednesday night in Cold Spring at 8 p.m.

County Line
Norway Lake-Sunburg 14
Paynesville 3

Paynesville lost to Norway-Lake Sunburg on Sunday, 14-3, to eliminate the Pirates from the playoffs.

Jason Schlecht started on the mound for Paynesville, but left after the first with arm problems. David Hemmesch and Jeremy Reiter both threw relief for the Pirates.

The Lakers got out to an early lead scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The Lakers then added four more in the second to take a 7-0 lead.

That set the pace for the game, as the Pirates made it interesting for a little while, but the Lakers proved to be too tough down the stretch and went on to win by the final of 14-3.

Regal 17
Granite Falls 8

Regal played an exhibition game at Granite Falls Friday night and came out the winner 17-8 in ten innings.

Regal started the scoring in the top of the second inning with a lead off home run by Jeff Deming.

In the seventh inning Regal made the score 4-0. Tim Beier led off with a solo home run. Mike Beier singled and Mike Tangen walked. Tim Haines hit a run scoring single and Randy Beier had a sacrifice fly.

Granite Falls scored once in their half of the seventh on a walk and two singles.

Regal added four runs in the eighth inning. Tim Beier walked with one out, went to second on a single by Mike Beier, and scored on a single by Tangen. Haines then hit a three-run home run to make the score 8-1.

Granite Falls tied the score in the bottom of the eighth inning with seven runs. Thirteen batters faced Regal pitching and got five walks and five hits, including two doubles and a home run.

In the top of the tenth inning Regal had fourteen men come to the plate and score nine runs. The first nine batters all reached base and ended up scoring. Mike Beier led off with a single followed by a double by Tangen. Haines was intentionally walked and Deming hit his second home run of the game for a grand slam. Randy Beier was the next batter and reached first on a walk and Brad Lieser hit a two-run home run. After a pitching change Dave Zaeska hit a double followed by walks to Shawn Klaphake and Jim Weber. Mike Beier hit a sacrifice fly for the first out of the inning. Tangen walked to load the bases and Haines singled in the eighth run with the ninth run coming on a fielders choice.

Tim Beier pitched the first seven innings with Mike Beier relieving in the eighth and Randy Beier pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Regal will next play OíHaraís at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. On Friday night Regal will travel to St. Michael for a 7:30 p.m. game. St. Michael was last yearís Class C State Champ and Regal was runner-up. Regal will play in section competition on Wednesday, July 29, on the road against the third place team, in the section rankings (probably either Marshall or Granite Falls). Regal will then host the second game of the three-game series on Saturday, August 1, and travel back to the first game site on Sunday night, August 2, if a third game is needed.

Regal: 010 000 340 9 - 17 18 2
G. Falls: 000 000 170 0 - 8 13 0

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