Paynesville Little League places 6th in tourney

This article submitted by Aaron Ziemer on 8/4/98.

Atwater 15
Paynesville 11

The Paynesville Little League team was defeated by Atwater 16-11, in the Atwater tournament.

Chris Beier started pitching for Paynesville and went three innings. Tyler Kochman, Ben Lingl, and Trevor Stanger threw relief.

Stanger led Paynesville in hitting going 2-5 with four RBIs. Lingl also had a good game. He went 2-3 with a home run and three RBIs in the game.

Paynesville was down 9-2, and came back to tie the score at nine and force Atwater into extra innings.

Atwater scored six runs in the top of the seventh to take another big six run lead in the game.

Paynesville came back with two of their own in the bottom of the seventh, but fell short on a second comeback of the game, losing 15-11.

Paynesville 16
New London-Spicer 3

Paynesville defeated NL-S 16-3, during their second game in the Atwater Tournament.

Trevor Stanger started for Paynesville going three innings and holding NL-S to just three runs. Chris Beier came in and threw one inning of shutout relief.

Justin Butkofski led Paynesville in hitting going 3-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Matt Fuchs also had a good game batting, going 2-2 with two RBIs and one run scored.

Paynesville got out to an early lead by scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Butkofski, Lingl, Matt Fuchs, and Tyler Kochman all had big hits in the inning.

NL-S got one back in the top of the second, but Paynesville answered back with four more of their own. Cody Flanders, Fuchs, Butkofski, and Lingl all had RBIs in the inning. The score at the end of the innning was 9-1, Paynesville.

NL-S was able to get two more back to make the score 9-3 in the third, but once again, Paynesville answered back with a big inning, scoring seven in the bottom half of the third. Butkofski tripled and was followed by a one-run single by Chad Wyffles for the big highlight of the inning.

Paynesville held onto the lead in the top of the fourth and won the game by the ten-run rule.

Willmar 14
Paynesville 10

Willmar defeated Paynesville 14-10 in the third game of the afternoon for Paynesville.

Tyler Kochman started pitching and took the loss for Paynesville. Adam Hemmesch and Trevor Schwandt threw relief for Paynesville.

Kochman also led the way for Paynesville hitting, going 2-4 with five RBIs and a run scored. Hemmesch went 2-4 with two RBIs for Paynesville.

Paynesville fell behind early in the game when Willmar scored one run. Paynesville tied the score, however, when Kochman drove in Trevor Stanger.

Paynesville took the lead in the bottom of the second when Michael Mueller drove in Justin Butkofski to take a 2-1 lead.

Willmar scored five runs in the top of the third, though, to take the lead from Paynesville and make the score 6-2.

Paynesville got two back in the bottom of the third when Kochman doubled and drove in Stanger again. Butkofski then drove in Kochman on a sacrifice fly.

Willmar scored four unearned runs off of Hemmesch in the fourth, and made the score 10-4.

Paynesville didnít give up as they scored three in both the fourth and fifth, but fell short in the long run and wound up losing 14-10.

Paynesville 8
Morris 3

Paynesville defeated Morris 8-3, in their final first round game on Sunday morning.

Ben Lingl started for Paynesville and gave up three runs in one and one-third innings of work. Trevor Stanger and Tyler Kochman both threw relief. When Stanger entered the game the bases were loaded with nobody out, and Stanger struck out the first batter he faced and was able to get out of the inning without a run scoring.

Paynesville was held to just three hits in the game. Kyle Savelko, Matt Fuchs, and Ben Lingl were able to get the hits for Paynesville.

Adam Fuchs contributed with an excellant catch in right field, and Trevor Schwandt had the defensive play of the tournament for Paynesville, as he grabbed a hard line-drive that would have been a base hit for Morris.

Both Paynesville and Morris scored two runs in the first inning. Morris was able to take a 3-2 lead, when they got one more in the second.

However, Paynesville came back in the bottom of the third, scoring six runs in the inning.

Kochman then held Morris scoreless the rest of the way and Paynesville went on for the victory.


Redwood Falls 11
Paynesville 2

Paynesville suffered their most lopsided loss of the tournament when they were defeated by Redwood Falls 11-2 in the consolation championship game on Sunday afternoon. The game, however, was much closer than the final score indicated.

Chris Beier started and got the loss for Paynesville. Trevor Stanger, Tyler Kochman, and Trevor Schwandt all threw relief for Paynesville.

Both teams went scoreless in the first inning. In the bottom of the second Paynesville found themselves in a jam with the bases loaded and nobody out.

A Redwood Falls batter, hit a sharp ground ball at third baseman Chad Stang. Stang made a nice defensive play and threw the runner out at the plate.

Two walks then walked in and another ground ball was hit to Stang, and again Stang made the play and threw the runner out at the plate.

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