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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Justin Johnson of the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers loses his helmet sliding safely into second base with a double in the first inning as New London-Spicer Twins’ shortstop Jake Rambow takes the throw from right field during a County Line League amateur baseball game Sunday at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer.

Amateur baseball roundup: NL-Sunburg pounds Twins 14-2

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Amateur baseball roundup: NL-Sunburg pounds Twins 14-2
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SPICER — Chris Braaten pitched six strong innings and the Norway Lake-Sunburg offense gave him plenty of support in a 14-2 County Line League victory on Sunday at Green Lake Diamond.


Braaten allowed a run on five hits, and he had three hits. Kent Gjerde had two hits, including a double, and he drove in three runs.

Justin Johnson and Aaron Zimmer both doubled and singled and drove in two runs, and James Cortez had two hits and an RBI. Jonah Johnson doubled in four trips and drove in a run.

Scott Rambow and Steven Ammerman both doubled for the Twins.

The Twins play next against Raymond at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Green Lake Diamond.

NL-Sunburg 14,

NL-Spicer 2

NL-Sunburg       013 001 504 — 14 15 3 

NL-Spicer           000 010 100 —   2  6  4 

HITTING – NL-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 1-4 2b rbi, Justin Johnson 2-4 2b rbi-2, James Cortez 2-4 2b rbi, Aaron Zimmer 2-6 2b rbi-2, Chris Braaten 3-6, Kent Gjerde 2-5 2b rbi-3 … NL-Spicer: Ben Kulset 1-4 rbi, Scott Rambow 1-4 2b, Mike Danielson 1-4, Dean Stier 1-3, Steven Ammerman 1-3 2b, Jack Schwaegerl 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – NL-Sunburg: WP-Braaten 6-5-1-1-2-2 … NL-Spicer: Nathaniel Swoyer 5-8-4-4-2-3

Atwater 4, Starbuck 3

Josh Cunningham doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth and the Chuckers held onto the lead down the stretch in an amateur baseball game Sunday.

Atwater’s JaColby Anderson singled in Matt Lilleberg and Mitch Tauer in the fifth and Matt Tanner followed with a run-scoring double.

In the sixth, Vance Martin walked, stole second and scored on Cunningham’s double.

Starbuck’s Zach Lagred had two hits and an RBI and Matt Daniels was 2-for-3.

Starbuck plays next at Regal at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Chuckers play Sacred Heart at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atwater.

Atwater                000 031 000 — 4 6 0 

Starbuck              000 111 000 — 3 7 2 

HITTING – Atwater: Josh Cunningham 1-5 2b rbi, Jordan Tanner 1-5, JaColby Anderson 1-5 rbi-2, Matt Tanner 1-4 2b rbi, Mike Melvin 1-3. Vance Martin 1-2 … Starbuck: Shane Bosek 1-5, Kevin Mahoney 2-4, Zach Lagred 2-4 rbi, Matt Daniels 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Atwater: WP-J.Tanner 1-2-1-1-2-0, Sv-Melvin … Starbuck: LP-Cory Holten 2-2-3-1-4-0

Land O’Ducks

Montevideo 6, Clinton 3

Cameron Vien homered and Brett Bergeson was 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored to help Montevideo beat Clinton in the season opener for both teams on Sunday.

Mitch Christensen earned the win with 4.1 innings of work and 4 strikeouts.

Clinton 100 000 002 — 3 4 5

Montevideo         200 010 300 — 6 8 3

HITTING – Clinton: Mike Adelman 1-4, Josh Haag 2-5, 2b, rbi, Jared Schwebach 1-4, rbi … Montevideo: Josh Anderson 1-4, r-2, Brett Bergeson 2-5, r-2, rbi, Tyler Hill 1-4, Austin Hoehne 1-4, Joe Schlagel 1-4, Cameron Vien 2-3, r-2, rbi-2, HR

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Clinton: LP-Mike Adelman 7-8-6-3-2-7 … Montevideo: WP-Mitch Christensen 4.1-2-2-0-1-4


Clear Lake 13,

Litchfield 3

Walks kill and that was certainly the case for the Litchfield Blues on Sunday in Clear Lake.

Litchfield issued 15 walks — 10 in Clear Lake’s nine-run first inning — and fell in seven innings. Clear Lake needed just four hits to score its runs.

Litchfield’s Terry Euerle had three hits and drove in a run and Toby Chellin was 2-for-3

Litchfield             111 000 0 —  3  7 2 

Clear Lake          901 300 x — 13 4 2 

HITTING – Litchfield: Terry Euerle 3-4 rbi, Toby Chellin 2-3, Josh Johnson 1-4, Gabe Lecher 1-4 … Clear Lake: R. Systema 3-3 rbi-3, Rich Petty 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Litchfield: LP-Brady Smith … Clear Lake: WP-T. Smith