Nate Schutz started for Paynesville and went the whole way allowing only three earned runs in the game on eight hits, while striking out six.
Jon Lieser led Paynesville in hitting going 2-2 with one RBI and one run scored. Adam Miller had a good night as well, going 2-4 with two RBIs and one run scored.
Paynesville fell behind early when Holdingford scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on two Paynesville errors.
Paynesville cut the lead in half when they scored one run in the top of the third inning, when Lieser drove in Ryan Schneider.
However, in the bottom of the fourth Holdingford scored five runs to make the score 7-1. Paynesville had two more errors in the inning.
Paynesville came back in the fifth scoring four runs of their own.
Ryan Schneider led off the inning with a walk, and advanced when Shaun Fleischhaker singled. Lieser than walked, and Hartfiel drove one in when he reached on an error. Miller than singled in two more and Hartfiel scored when Chad Fleischhaker reached on an error. That made the score 7-5, Holdingford.
Holdingford added one more in the bottom of the fifth to take a three-run lead.
Paynesville scored two more in the top of the sixth, when Nick Stalboerger and Schneider had back-to-back singles and would both come around to score in the inning.
However, it wasnít enough as Paynesville wasnít able to get anymore runs in the seventh and wound up losing by just one run.
ďSchutz pitched very well, ďsaid coach Brad Skoglund. ďI was very pleased.Ē
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Paynesville defeated Long Prairie 5-3, on Wednesday night in Paynesville.
Chris VanderBeek started and went the whole game for Paynesville. Vander-Beek gave up three runs on three hits in the game, while he struck out seven.
Ben Bork led the way for Paynesville in hitting going 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Paynesville scored three runs in the bottom of the first when Bork led off the game with a single, and Jon Lieser and Brent Heinen both walked. Bork and Lieser both scored on wild pitches and Bret Aagesen singled in Heinen.
Paynesville added one more in the second to take a 4-0 lead.
Long Prairie made it 4-1 on a solo home run by Dan Brown.
Paynesville regained their four-run lead when Eric Hartfiel reached on an error and was driven home when Bork singled.
Paynesville survived a late scare to go on to win 5-3.
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Paynesville was eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to Browerville 11-7, in 11 innings on Thursday night in Long Prairie.
Jon Lieser started on the mound for Paynesville going six innings giving up seven runs on seven hits. Brent Heinen threw relief going five innings and giving up two earned runs on two hits while walking five and striking out nine.
Lieser led Paynesville offensively going 4-6 with an RBI and a run scored. Bret Aagesen also had a good night at the plate going 2-3 with a home run and a double.
Browerville got out to a huge 6-0 lead before Paynesville even got anything going.
In the bottom of the fifth Ben Bork was hit with two out and scored when Lieser doubled him in.
Browerville added one in the top of the sixth to make the score 7-1.
Paynesville came back though as they scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth when Aagesen led off the inning with a solo home run. Chris VanderBeek followed with a single and he scored when Adam Miller hit a sacrifice fly. The score was 7-3, Browerville.
In the bottom of the seventh Paynesville tied the game by scoring four runs.
Lieser led off with a double, and scored when Heinen singled. Aagesen was hit by a pitch and VanderBeek reached on a fielderís choice. Eric Hartfiel drove in two and the score then was tied at seven.
Paynesville had a chance to win in the bottom of the ninth, when Lieser singled with Miller on second, but Miller was gunned out at the plate and the score remained tied.
Finally in the top of the 11th Brower-ville got to Heinen by getting four runs to take an 11-7 lead. Browerville then held Paynesville scoreless to take the game.
ďIt was a great comeback by the guys,Ē said coach Skoglund. ďWe had a good year, and developed a lot of good young players.Ē
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Roscoe defeated Farming 7-2, on Tuesday night, July 21, in Farming.
Eric Kuntsleben pitched for the Rangers going the whole game giving up one earned run in seven innings of work.
Todd Leyendecker and Chris Vander-Beek led the way for the Rangers each going 2-4 in the game.
The game was tied going into the fifth inning at one a piece. Roscoe then scored five runs when Leyendecker singled and VanderBeek followed with a triple to score Leyendecker, VanderBeek scored on a wild pitch. Justin Mackedanz had a one-run single, and Curtis Chirstan drove Kenny Winter and Mackedanz to the plate with a single.
That gave Roscoe the lead to stay, as they were able to hang on for the victory.
Roscoe finished in second place in the league at 8-2.
Roscoe will host Richmond on Tuesday night, July 28.
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