STARBUCK -- Willmar held off a late Starbuck rally to take a 7-6 Cornbelt League victory Sunday.
The Stars (1-8, 1-8) scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, cutting the lead to 7-6, but Troy Ditterich came in to strike out the last batter and secure the win for the Rails (5-4, 5-4).
Willmar's David Anderson earned the win after six innings of work. Anderson scattered five hits for two earned runs. He also struck out three and walked five.
Cody Scott and Jason Scheffler pitched in relief, but gave up four runs to make it a 7-6 ball game.
Josh Dahlke and Anthony Stern led the Rails' offense with three hits each. One of Dahlke's hits was a triple.
Jon Hoffmann took the loss for Starbuck after surrendering five unearned runs. He pitched six innings, allowed seven hits and struck out nine.
Joe Heidelberger gave up an additional two runs in three innings of relief.
Chad Andreas led the Starbuck bats with three hits, including a double. Zach Lagred and Matt Daniels each slapped a pair of singles.
Willmar 7, Starbuck 6
Willmar 100 040 101 -- 7 10 2
Starbuck 001 001 013 -- 6 9 2
HITTING - Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 1-for-4; Lane Kleist 1-for-4; Josh Dahlke 3-for-5; 3b; Anthony Stern 3-for-5; Jason Otte 2-for-5 ... Starbuck: Zach Lagred 2-for-4; Mike Andreas 1-for-5, rbi; Matt Daniels 2-for-3; Wyatt Paumen 1-for-1; Chad Andreas 3-for-4, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: David Anderson (W) 6-5-2-2-5-3; Cody Scott 2-2-1-1-2-1; Jason Scheffler Xc-2-3-3-3-0; Troy Ditterich (S) Zc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Starbuck: John Hoffman (L) 6-7-5-0-5-9; Joe Heidelberger 3-3-2-2-0-3
Raymond 8, NL-Spicer 6
Jeremy Dirksen cracked a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning for New London-Spicer.
Raymond's Jason Meyer slugged a two-run shot of his own in the top of the second inning to highlight a four-run rally and give the Rockets (8-1, 15-2) a 4-3 lead.
Tom DeBoer earned the win by allowing six runs in six innings of work. He scattered six hits and struck out five.
Mike Jeseritz, Kyle Knott, Ben Ruter, and Zach Nelson slapped doubles for Raymond.
Ben Kulset and Darren Ogdahl had two hits each for the Twins (5-6, 5-7).
Raymond 040 120 010 -- 8 14 1
NL-Spicer 330 000 000 -- 6 8 2
HITTING - Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-for-6, 2b, rbi; Tyler Steen 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Kyle Knott 3-for-5, 2b; Ben Ruter 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Jason Meyer 2-for-5, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jordan Smith 1-for-3; Tom DeBoer 1-for-3; Zach Nelson 2-for-2, 2b ... New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 2-for-4, rbi; Ryan Speltz 1-for-3, 2b; Scott Rambow 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Jeremy Dirksen 1-for-5, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Darren Ogdahl 2-for-4, Taylor Dammermann 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Raymond: Tom DeBoer (W) 6-6-6-3-1-5; Tyler Knott (S) 3-2-0-0-4-4 ... New London-Spicer: Darren Ogdahl (L) 4-11-7-7-2-3; Ryan Speltz 5-3-1-1-3-2
Granite Falls 6, Atwater 5
Curt Kvam of Granite Falls (6-4, 7-6) put out the fire in the ninth inning, getting two outs to preserve the win.
Atwater (4-6, 4-6) scored three runs in the frame.
Tyler Kanten went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Kilowatts. Craig Listul, Jeremy Wieland and Cody Fruin added two hits each.
Luke Wallace had three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI for the Chuckers.
Atwater 000 011 003 -- 5 8 1
Granite Falls 050 001 00x -- 6 12 0
HITTING - Atwater: Jordan Tanner 1-for-5; Vance Martin 1-for-4; Zach Cunningham 1-for-4; Luke Wallace 3-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Ryan Walsh 1-for-2, sac fly, rbi; Lucas Pickle 1-for-3, 2 rbi ... Granite Falls: Tyler Kanten 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Cam Vien 1-for-4, 2b; Craig Listul 2-for-4; Chad Listul 1-for-4, 2b; Brandon Bjelland 1-for-3; Jeremy Wieland 2-for-2; Cody Fruin 2-for-2, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater: Jeff Peterson 1Xc-3-5-4-2-1; Jeremy Elkjer (L) 7Zc-9-1-1-0-4 ... Granite Falls: Cam Vien (W) 5-3-2-2-4-5; James Gallagher 3Zc-5-3-3-1-0; Curt Kvam (S) Xc-0-0-0-0-0
NL-Sunburg 6, Sacred Heart 5
Dan Leritz clubbed a two-run single in the fourth inning, then scored on a wild pitch in the next inning for the Lakers' winning margin.
Leritz finished with two hits, as did Kent Gjerde.
Chris Braaten earned the win for NL-Sunburg (5-4, 5-4), allowing four runs on nine hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked four. Grant Johnson pitched the last three innings for the save.
Sacred Heart (6-4, 7-6) had the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth, but Johnson picked up a strikeout to end the game.
Tyler Kleinhuizen sent 3-for-3 to lead the Saints.
Sacred Heart 200 200 001 -- 5 9 3
NL-Sunburg 300 210 00x -- 6 8 2
HITTING - Sacred Heart: Mitch Schwindt 1-for-4; Tyler Kleinhuizen 3-for-3; Adam Potter 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Paul Peterson 2-for-4, rbi; Phil Erickson 1-for-3; Greg Hagen 1-for-4 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: James Cortez 1-for-2; Dan Leritz 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Kent Gjerde 2-for-3, rbi; Jordan Johnson 1-for-4; Grant Johnson 1-for-2; Chad Searcy 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks (L) 8-8-6-4-2-8 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten (W) 6-9-4-3-4-8; Grant Johnson (S) 3-0-1-1-3-5
Milroy 9, Paynesville 1
Nathan Deutz scattered eight hits over eight innings as the Yankees (8-1, 11-3) rolled over the Pirates (3-8, 3-8) at Paynesville.
Brian Dolan doubled twice in Milroy's 10-hit offense.
Adam Miller singled in the Paynesville run in the third. Jamie Paul and Trent Hanson each had a pair of hits.
Milroy 150 101 100 -- 9 10 0
Paynesville 001 000 000 -- 1 8 5
HITTING - Milroy: Chris Eichten 2-for-5, Eric Dolan 2-for-6, Dave Schmidt 2-for-6, Brian Dolan 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Andy Williamson 1-for-5, Justin Schlemmer 1-for-5 ... Paynesville: Jamie Paul 2-for-5; Adam Miller 1-for-4, rbi; Adam Hemmesch 1-for-4; Jordan Haag 1-for-3, Trent Hanson 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Milroy: Nathan Deutz (W) 8-8-1-1-2-8, name not available 1-0-0-0-1-2 ... Paynesville: Ryan Hess (L) 6-7-8-3-4-2, Adam Hemmesch 3-3-1-1-1-1
SC Snappers 11, Litchfield 1
Dan Estrada had two hits and Terry Euerle doubled for the Blues.
SC Snappers 501 300 2 -- 11 8 1
Litchfield 001 000 0 -- 1 4 3
HITTING - St. Cloud Snappers: Nate Laudenbach 2-for-4, rbi; Brad Haag 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Dan O'Connell 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Litchfield: Josh Johnson 1-for-4, rbi; Dan Estrada 2-for-3; Terry Euerle 1-for-2, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Snappers: Ryan Schneider (W) 6-4-1-1-3-7; Kyle Gould 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Litchfield: Terry Euerle (L) 5-7-9-9-8-3; Kurt Gartner 2-2-2-2-1-0
Raymond 11, Rosen 0
Brandon Larson and John Schmitt combined to allow just four hits in a shutout win for the Rockets.
Larson pitched the first four innings, allowing one hit. He struck out five and walked one. Schmitt gave up three hits in three innings.
Ben Ruter led the charge with three hits and two RBI. Jordan Smith and Todd Bergeson added two hits each.
Ethan Hoffman had two hits for Rosen.
Raymond 025 130 0 -- 11 10 2
Rosen 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
HITTING - Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-for-2; Jordan Smith 2-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Ben Ruter 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Zach Nelson 1-for-1; Todd Bergeson 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Zach Goeman 1-for-4, 2 rbi ... Rosen: Aaron Adelman 1-for-3; Travis Radermacher 1-for-2; Ethan Hoffman 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Raymond: Brandon Larson (W) 4-1-0-0-1-5; John Schmitt 3-3-0-0-1-1 ... Rosen: Travis Radermacher 4-7-8-7-4-0; Ethan Hoffman 3-3-3-2-4-0
Litchfield 19, Becker 0
David Pennertz threw a three-hit shutout for the Blues, striking out three and walking one.
Pennertz, Lucas Johnson and Gabe Lecher had three hits apiece. Pennertz drove in five runs. Ten Litchfield batters had at least one hit.
Litchfield 030 402 (10) -- 19 18 0
Becker 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1
HITTING - Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 3-for-6, 2b, 3 rbi; Russ Nathe 2-for-6, 2 rbi; Terry Euerle 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; David Pennertz 3-for-5, 5 rbi; Joe Buschette 1-for-2, rbi; Josh Johnson 1-for-5; Dan Estrada 1-for-3, rbi; Gabe Lecher 3-for-4, 3 rbi; Stephen Pennertz 1-for-3, rbi; Camron Jones 1-for-1 ... Becker: Nick Steiner 1-for-3; Dewey Sommerdorf 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: David Pennertz (W) 7-3-0-0-1-3 ... Becker: Kyle Christen (L) 6Zc-13-12-12-5-2; Kyle Michel Xc-5-7-6-3-0