SPICER -- Willmar scored seven times in the first inning and went on to a 9-1 Cornbelt League victory over New London-Spicer on Sunday.
Anthony Stern went the distance for the Rails, allowing only two hits, while walking two and striking out six.
Willmar improved to 5-3, 5-3. New London-Spicer dropped to 2-4 in league and 7-5 overall.
NLS committed eight errors in the game and all nine Willmar runs were unearned.
The Rails had three hits and utilized three NLS errors in the first-inning explosion. The Rails, who finished with 11 hits, also plated a pair of unearned runs in the second inning.
Matt Sagedahl, Lane Kleist, John Sawatzky and Matt Carlson had two hits each for the Rails. Sagedahl, Kleist, Stern and Carlson each drove in a run.
The Twins' lone run off Stern came in the first inning on Mike Danielson's solo home run.
Darren Ogdahl absorbed the loss for the Twins.
Willmar 9, NL-Spicer 1
Willmar 720 000 000 -- 9 11 0
NL-Spicer 100 000 000 -- 1 2 8
HITTING - Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 2-for-5, rbi; Lane Kleist 2-for-5, rbi; Jordan Olson 1-for-1; Anthony Stern 1-for-5, rbi; George Jacobson 1-for-3; John Sawatzky 2-for-5; Matt Carlson 2-for-4, rbi ... New London-Spicer: Mike Danielson 1-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Matt Plumhoff 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Anthony Stern (W) 9-2-1-2-2-6 ... New London-Spicer: Darren Ogdahl (L) 9-11-9-0-3-11
Sacred Heart 3, Atwater 2
Matt Koenen outdueled Justin Schroeder and Sacred Heart scored three unearned runs to edge the Chuckers.
Atwater (3-4, 5-5) scored two runs in the first when Brian Kingery singled in Vance Martin and Schroeder knocked in Kingery with another single. Koenen didn't give up a run after that and surrendered only one other baserunner when Schroeder doubled in the seventh.
Koenen, who gave up just the three hits, struck out three and walked one to get the win.
Schroeder kept Sacred Heart (6-2, 11-2) scoreless for the first three innings before the Saints pieced together three hits and two Atwater errors to produce three runs. Ross Hebrink tied the game with a single that brought in Jeremy Hinderks and Nate Hebrink, and Geoff Nelson later singled in Jeff Hinderks with the go-ahead run.
Schroeder gave up four hits and struck out 10, but walked five to get tagged with the loss.
SH (6-2, 11-2) 000 300 000 -- 3 4 1
Atw. (3-4, 5-5) 200 000 000 -- 2 3 2
HITTING - Sacred Heart: Ryan Hebrink 1-for-4; Nate Hebrink 1-for-1; Ross Hebrink 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Geoff Nelson 1-for-4, rbi ... Atwater: Brian Kingery 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Justin Schroeder 2-for-3, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen (W) 9-3-2-1-1-3 ... Atwater: Justin Schroeder (L) 9-4-3-0-5-10
Bird Island 6, Paynesville 5
Stephen Engelmann with a two-run shot and Ben Aaseth with a solo blast hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to give Bird Island a quick 3-0 lead that it wouldn't relinquish.
Engelmann and Eric Gass had two hits apiece to ignite a 10-hit attack for the Islanders (2-6, 2-6). Brad Gass fanned 11 and surrendered just four hits in his complete-game victory.
Jordan Haag in the seventh and Adam Hemmesch in ninth hit solo home runs for Paynesville (2-4, 2-4).
BI 320 010 000 -- 6 10 1
Pay 030 000 101 -- 5 4 2
HITTING - Bird Island: Dillon Gass 1-for-2; Travis Frederiksen 1-for-5; Stephen Engelmann 2-for-5, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Ben Aaseth 1-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Jesse Bjur 1-for-5; Jeremy Mortenson 1-for-5; Kyle Seehusen 1-for-3; Eric Gass 2-for-5, 2b, rbi ... Paynesville: Shannon Olmscheid 1-for-4; Adam Hemmesch 1-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Jordan Haag 1-for-2, solo HR, rbi; Trent Hanson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Brad Gass (W) 9-4-5-5-2-11 ... Paynesville: Jamie Paul (L) 41/3-8-6-4-4-1, Brett Savelkoul 42/3-2-0-0-2-4
Granite Falls 4, NL-Sunburg 2
Jeremy Wieland reached on an error to lead off the ninth inning for Granite Falls and later scored on a ball that the Norway Lake-Sunburg center fielder had roll under his glove, which also allowed Chad Listul to score.
Tyler Kanten, who doubled in two runs in the fifth, worked the last four innings in relief of Nick Richter to pick up the win.
Grant Johnson hit an RBI double in the fifth and Kent Gjerde scored on a wild pitch in the sixth to account for the Lakers' two runs.
GF 000 020 002 -- 4 6 1
NLS 000 011 000 -- 2 6 4
HITTING - Granite Falls: Phil Johnson 1-for-4; Tyler Kanten 3-for-3, 2b; Jeremy Wieland 1-for-4; Nick Richter 1-for-4 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Grant Johnson 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kent Gjerde 1-for-4; Brant Beckman 2-for-4; Justin Johnson 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Granite Falls: Nick Richter 5-4-2-2-1-0, Tyler Kanten (W) 4-2-0-0-3-1 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten (L) 9-6-4-0-4-13
Stearns County Tournament
Raymond won one of three games this past weekend at the Stearns County Tournament.
Raymond, which entered the tournament with a 9-0 record, beat Carlos 4-3 and lost to Lake Henry 8-4 on Saturday, then fell to St. Martin 7-6 on Sunday.
St. Martin 7, Raymond 6
Ben Ruter and Zach Nelson singled in a run apiece in the ninth inning to pull Raymond (10-2) within a run. But the game ended with the bases loaded as Raymond struck out for the final out in the third-place game.
Nelson had three hits while Ruter and Jordan Smith had two apiece.
St. Martin 401 000 002 -- 7 12 3
Raymond (10-2) 210 000 012 -- 6 12 2
HITTING - St. Martin: not available ... Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-for-5; Jordan Smith 2-for-5; Kyle Knott 1-for-4; Tyler Steen 1-for-4; Ben Ruter 2-for-5, rbi; Zach Nelson 3-for-5, 2 rbi; Tyler Knott 1-for-2; Brandon Madsen 1-for-5
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Martin: not available ... Raymond: Ron Hoekstra 4-6-5-4-1-1, Tyler Knott 1-1-0-0-0-1, Caleb Hanson 3-2-0-0-0-2, Tyler Steen (L) 1-1-2-2-2-1
Stearns County Tournament
Raymond 4, Carlos 3
Kyle Knott slugged a three-run homer in the first inning and Brandon Madsen scored on a throwing error in the second to give Raymond a win in the opening game.
Jordan Smith struck out seven and scattered six hits in seven innings of work to get the win.
Carlos 200 010 0 -- 3 6 5
Raymond 310 000 x -- 4 5 3
HITTING - Carlos: Aaron Nutelman 2-for-4; Ryan Severson 1-for-3, 2 rbi ... Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-for-4; Kyle Knott 2-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Zach Nelson 1-for-2; Tyler Steen 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Carlos: Matt Hulscher (L) 6-5-4-2-2-3 ... Raymond: Jordan Smith (W) 7-6-3-1-2-7
Lake Henry 8, Raymond 4
Lake Henry got a three-run homer from Ryan Loerz in the seventh inning, a two-run homer from Shane Kampsen in the first and a solo homer from Pat Mohs in the second to hand Raymond its first loss of the season.
After being held scoreless for five innings, Raymond plated three runs in the seventh behind Mike Jeseritz's two-run single and Jordan Smith's RBI single. Kyle Knott opened the scoring for Raymond with an RBI double in the first.
Lake Henry 210 001 4 -- 8 9 1
Raymond 100 000 3 -- 4 7 0
HITTING - Lake Henry: Jon Lieser 2-for-4; Shane Kampsen 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Pat Mohs 2-for-4, solo HR, 2 rbi; Ryan Loerz 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi ... Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-4, rbi; Kyle Knott 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Zach Nelson 1-for-3; Jordan Ruter 1-for-1; Brandon Madsen 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lake Henry: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 7-7-4-4-1-5 ... Raymond: Zach Nelson (L) 51/3-5-4-4-4-6, Jason Meyer 2/3-4-4-4-2-0, Ben Ruter 1-0-0-0-0-0
Regal 1, NL-Spicer 0
Regal scored the lone run of the game in the fourth inning on a fielder's choice.
Shane Rademacher led off the Eagles' fourth by drawing a walk. Jordan Beier followed with single and Andy Hadley's groundout plated Rade-macher.
Andy Hadley tossed a five-hitter in going the distance for the win. He walked one and struck out four.
Regal 000 100 000 -- 1 4 0
NL-Spicer 000 000 000 -- 0 5 0
HITTING - Regal: Jordan Beier 2-for-3; A.J. Hadley 1-for-4; Chris Beier 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Austen Hadley 1-for-4, 2b; Jack Schwaegerl 1-for-1; Matt Plumhoff 1-for-3; Caleb Friedrich 1-for-1; Ben Kulset 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Regal: Andy Hadley (W) 9-5-0-0-1-4 ... New London-Spicer: Ryan Speltz (L) 72/3-2-1-1-3-3, Austen Hadley 11/3-2-0-0-0-0
Late Friday result
Atwater 4, Bird Island 3
The Chuckers scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Zach Cunningham in the top of the 13th inning.
Jordan Tanner started the inning with a single, advanced to second on a passed ball, was sacrificied to third by Vance Martin, and scored on Cunningham's fly ball to left field.
Brian Kingery pitched 62/3 innings of two-hit relief for the win. He walked one and struck out 10. Tanner pitched the first 61/3 innings.
Martin finished 3-for-6 with a double and three RBI. Tanner was also 3-for-6. Jeff Peterson went 2-for-4.
Dylan Gass, Stephen Engelmann and Kyle Seehusen had two hits apiee for the Islanders.
Atwater 010 010 010 000 1 -- 4 10 1
B.Island 200 000 100 000 0 -- 3 8 4
HITTING - Atwater: Jeff Peterson 2-for-4; Matt Tanner 3-for-6, rbi; Vance Martin 3-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Ryan Walsh 1-for-7; Lucas Pickle 1-for-5 ... Bird Island: Dylan Gass 2-for-6; Stephen Engelmann 2-for-6, 2b, rbi; Ben Aaseth 1-for-4, 2b; Mike Nagel 1-for-3, rbi; Kyle Seehusen 2-for-5, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater: Jordan Tanner 61/3-6-3-2-3-4, Brian Kingery (W) 62/3-2-0-0-1-10 ... Bird Island: Jesse Bjur 7-5-3-1-6-6, Eric Gass 4-4-0-0-2-4, Dylan Gass (L) 2-1-1-1-1-1