WILLMAR -- Willmar scored twice with two outs in the eighth inning to overtake Paynesville en route to a 7-6 win Sunday in Cornbelt League amateur baseball action.
Tied 5-5, Willmar broke through when No. 9 hitter Travis Koenen singled with two outs. Matt Sagedahl was then hit by a pitch before Lane Kleist doubled home Koenen and Sagedahl scored on an error.
Jordan Haag hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give Paynesville a 3-2 lead. But the Rails regained the lead with three runs in the last of the fifth. Matt Carlson, George Jacobson and Josh Oestreich had consecutive run-scoring doubles.
Paynesville knotted the game with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh on an error and three straight singles by Adam Hemmesch, Haag and Ryan Hess.
Darin Ditterich worked the first 7Zc innings for Willmar, allowing seven hits and four earned runs, while walking four and striking out three. David Anderson gave up two hits and an unearned run in the final 1Xc innings for the win. He struck out two.
Carlson and Jacobson had two hits each for Willmar (3-2, 3-2).
Hemmesch, Haag and Jamie Paulson each had two hits for the Pirates (2-3, 2-3).
Willmar hosts Bird Island on Wednesday.
Willmar 7, Paynesville 6
Pynsvll (2-3, 2-3)... 100 020 201--6 9 1
Willmar (3-2, 3-2) ...001 130 02x--7 11 3
HITTING - Paynesville: Jamie Paul 2-for-5; Derek Stanger 1-for-4, 2b; Adam Hemmesch 2-for-4; Jordan Haag 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Ryan Hess 1-for-3; Dave Kerzman 1-for-1 ... Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 1-for-3, 3b, 2 runs; Lane Kleist 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Jordan Olson 1-for-4, sf, rbi; Zach Horning 1-for-4; John Sawatzky 1-for-4; Matt Carlson 2-for-4, 2, rbi; George Jacobson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Josh Oestreich 1-for-3, 2b, sf, 2 rbi; Travis Koenen 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Ryan Hess (L) 7Xc-10-7-6-3-0, Derek Stanger Zc-1-0-0-0-0 ... Willmar: Darin Ditterich 7Zc-7-5-4-4-3, David Anderson (W) 1Xc-2-1-0-0-2
New London-Spicer 7 Bird Island 3
Jeremy Dirksen socked a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lead an 11-hit attack for the Twins (2-3, 7-3).
NLS scored three times in the third inning, highlighted by Scott Rambow's RBI double and Mike Danielson's run-scoring single.
Darren Ogdahl tossed all nine innings for the win, allowing six hits. He walked six and struck out four.
Rambow was 3-for-5, including two doubles. Dirksen was 2-for-4.
Jesse Bjur went 2-for-4 for Bird Island (1-4, 1-4).
BI (1-4, 1-4) 000 100 002 -- 3 6 2
NLS (2-3, 7-3) 003 012 10x -- 7 11 3
HITTING - Bird Island: Travis Frederiksen 2-for-4, 2b; Stephen Engelmann 1-for-4, rbi; Jesse Bjur 2-for-4, rbi; Jeremy Mortenson 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Austen Hadley 1-for-5; Kevin Soine 1-for-5; Scott Rambow 3-for-5, 2 2b's, rbi; Mike Danielson 1-for-5, rbi; Jeremy Dirksen 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Darren Ogdahl 1-for-1 3 bb's; Jay Magnuson 1-for-4; Ben Kulset 1-for-4, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Brad Gass (L) 6-11-6-5-2-1, Eric Gass 2-0-1-1-1-1 ... New London-Spicer: Darren Ogdahl (W) 9-6-3-3-6-4
Starbuck 9, Granite Falls 2
Starbuck (3-2, 3-2) notched five runs in the fifth inning on five hits and three walks to open up a close game.
Jon Hoffmann pitched seven shutout innings for the win, allowing only three hits while walking two and striking out eight. Nick Sutton was touched for two runs in the ninth.
Ryan Gandrud, Mike VanOverbeke, Chad Andreas and Dan Braaten had two hits apiece for the Stars.
Cody Fruin had two hits for the Kilowatts (0-5, 0-5). Kelly Siverhus absorbed the loss.
Star (3-2, 3-3) 200 250 000 -- 9 13 1
GF (0-5,0-5) 000 000 002 -- 2 8 2
HITTING - Starbuck: Ryan Gandrud 2-for-6; Andy Toop 1-for-6, 2b, rbi; Mike Andreas 1-for-5; Mike VanOverbeke 2-for-4, rbi; Andrew Olson 1-for-3, rbi; Jon Hoffmann 1-for-3, 2b, 2 runs; Chad Andreas 2-for-5; Dan Braaten 2-for-4, rbi; Nick Sutton 1-for-3, rbi ...Granite Falls: Tyler Dammann 1-for-5, 2b; Taylor Tollefson 1-for-5; Craig Listul 1-for-4; Tyler Flattum 1-for-3, 2b; Jake Suter 1-for-3; Nick Richter 1-for-1, rbi; Cody Fruin 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Starbuck: Jon Hoffmann (W) 7-3-0-0-2-8, Nick Sutton 2-5-2-1-0-1 ... Granite Falls: Kelly Siverhus (L) 4-11-5-5-1-4, Cam Jergenson Xc-1-4-4-3-1, Eric Roehler 3Zc-1-0-0-2-1, Ethan Pauling 1-0-0-0-0-0
Raymond 3, Atwater 2
Raymond's Jordan Smith outpitched Atwater's Michael Malvin as both posted complete games.
Smith allowed two runs on six hits, struck out nine and walked three. Malvin gave up three runs on eight hits, struck out four and walked five.
Jason Meyer's fielder's choice in the fourth inning gave the Rockets a 3-0 lead.
Atwater came back with two runs in the fifth.
In the ninth, Justin Schroeder of Atwater doubled to lead off, was sacrificed to third base, but wasn't able to score.
Ray (5-0, 8-0) 101 100 000 -- 3 8 1
Atw (2-3, 4-4) 000 020 000 -- 2 6 2
HITTING - Raymond: Jordan Smith 3-for-5; Jason Meyer 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Kyle Knott 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Ben Ruter 1-for-2; Zach Nelson 1-for-4 ... Atwater: Josh Cunningham 1-for-4; Matt Tanner 1-for-3; Justin Schroeder 2-for-4, 2b; Lucas Pickle 1-for-2; Jordan Tanner 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Raymond: Jordan Smith (W) 9-6-2-1-3-9 ... Atwater: Michael Malvin (L) 9-8-3-3-5-4
Regal 5, Sacred Heart 2
Chris Beier tossed his third complete-game win of the season, this time a five-hitter with seven strikeouts, to lift the Eagles (3-2, 5-6) and hand Sacred Heart its first loss of the season.
Andy Hadley belted a three-run homer in the fourth inning to power the Eagles. A.J. Hadley and Shane Rademacher singled ahead of Andy Hadley's homer.
Rademacher and Cody Flanders had two hits apiece for Regal.
Jeff Hinderks had two hits for Sacred Heart (3-1, 9-1).
SH (3-1, 9-1) 100 001 000 -- 2 5 2
Regal (3-2, 5-6) 000 310 01x -- 5 9 0
HITTING - Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks 1-for-4, rbi; Tyler Kleinhuizen 1-for-3; Nate Hebrink 1-for-3; Jeff Hinderks 2-for-3 ... Regal: Shane Rademacher 2-for-4; Andy Hadley 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Cody Flanders 2-for-4; A.J. Hadley 1-for-3, 2 runs; Austin Kampsen 1-for-3; Josh Krupke 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen (L) 3-6-3-3-2-2, Dan Kluver 5-3-2-2-2-4 ... Regal: Chris Beier (W) 9-5-2-2-3-7
Milroy 4, Norway Lake-Sunburg 3
The Yankees improved to 3-2 in league play and 8-2 overall.
The Lakers fell to 2-3 in the league and 2-4 overall.
No other information was available at press time.
Litchfield 4, Becker 2
Stephen Pennertz went the distance, scattering seven hits, as Litchfield topped Becker.
David Pennertz went 3-for-5 and drove in a run for the Blues (3-4, 6-6). Joe Pennertz went 2-for-4 and drobe in two runs.
Stephen Pennertz walked four and struck out four in his win. Only one run off him was earned.
The game was tied 2-2 until Litchfield took the lead in the top of the eighth when David Pennertz doubled and scored on Joe Pennertz's single. In the ninth, Lucas Johnson hit a triple and scored on a single by David Pennertz.
Litch (3-4, 6-6) 200 000 011-- 4 9 2
Becker 000 020 000 -- 2 7 2
HITTING - Litchfield: David Pennertz 3-for-5, 2b, rbi; Jordan Lecher 1-for-5, rbi; Gabe Lecher 1-for-4; Lucas Johnson 1-for-4, 3b; Joe Pennertz 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Stephen Pennertz 1-for-3, 2b ... Becker: Andrew Bucholtz 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Sam Sartory 1-for-4, 2b; Danny Boidecker 1-for-3; Tony Bergman 2-for-4, 2b; Matt McCoy 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Stephen Pennertz (W) 9-7-2-1-4-4 ... Becker: Tony Bergman (L) 7Xc-7-3-3-3-1, Sam Sartory 1Zc-2-1-1-0-0
Atwater 14, Starbuck 3
The Chuckers scored seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by Justin Schroeder's grand-slam home run.
Josh Cunningham belted a two-run homer in third inning.
Schroeder pitched six innings for the win. He struck out seven and walked five.
Mike Andreas had two hits and an RBI for the Stars.
Starbuck 300 000 0 -- 3 3 5
Atwater 372 101 x -- 14 9 1
HITTING - Starbuck: Mike Andreas 2-for-3, rbi; Joe Heidelberger 1-for-3 ... Atwater: Jordan Tanner 1-for-2, rbi; Zach Cunningham 1-for-3, rbi; Jeremy Elkjer 1-for-2, rbi; Josh Cunningham 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Matt Tanner 1-for-3; Justin Schroeder 1-for-4, grand-slam HR, rbi; Ryan Walsh 1-for-3, rbi; Jeff Peterson 1-for-4; Brooks Maurer 1-for-2, 2b, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Starbuck: Andy Toop (L) 1-4-8-6-5-2; Mike Andreas 1-2-2-2-2-3; Nate Sutton 4-3-4-1-6-3 ... Atwater: Justin Schroeder (W) 6-3-3-2-5-7; Jeremy Elkjer 1-0-0-0-1-2
Milroy 9, Regal 2
Matt Bauer unleashed a two-run homer and Anthony Rohlik threw a six-hitter to spark the Yankees (2-2, 6-2).
Andy Hadley had two hits for Regal (2-2, 4-6).
Milroy 200 400 120 -- 9 10 1
Regal 000 100 001 -- 2 6 1
HITTING - Milroy: Mitch Gronli 2-for-5; Matt Bauer 1-for-2, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Eric Dolan 2-for-5, rbi; Andy Williamson 2-for-3, 2 bb's; Brian Dolan 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Shawn Castle 1-for-4; Dean Zwach 1-for-1 ... Regal: Andy Hadley 2-for-4, rbi; Jordan Beier 1-for-3; Shane Rademacher 1-for-2; Austin Kampsen 1-for-3, rbi; Jared Waller 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Milroy: Anthony Rohlik (W) 9-6-2-2-3-2 ... Regal: Shane Rademacher (L) 6-7-6-5-3-1, Jordan Beier 3-3-3-3-4-2
Late Friday result
New London-Spicer 10, Norway Lake-Sunburg 9
The Twins scored the winning run with one out in the 10th inning when Jared Williamson walked, stole second, and scored on Kevin Soine's single to right field.
Austen Hadley worked two perfect innings in relief for the win. He struck out four.
Mike Danielson hit a two-run homer for New London-Spicer. Soine finished 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Brant Beckman had a three-run homer for Norway Lake-Sunburg.
NL-Sunburg 000 530 010 0 -- 9 9 4
NL-Spicer 300 003 030 1 --10 8 5
HITTING - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jared Johnson 1-for-6, rbi; Aaron Zimmer 1-for-5, 2b; Jordan Johnson 2-for-4, 2b; Kent Gjerde 1-for-1, rbi; Grant Johnson 1-for-2, 2b; Brant Beckman 1-for-5, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Nate Schlagel 1-for-5, rbi; Justin Johnson 1-for-5, 2 rbi ... New London-Spicer: Austen Hadley 1-for-5; Mike Danielson 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Mike Thompson 1-for-2; Jack Schwaegerl 1-for-2; Scott Rambow 1-for-2, 2b; Kevin Soine 2-for-4, 3b, 4 rbi; Ben Kulset 1-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Norway Lake-Sunburg: Alex Lotthamer 6-4-6-6-4-5, Brant Beckman 2-2-3-3-1-3, Justin Johnson (L) 1Zc-2-1-1-2-2 ... New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 8-9-9-8-4-2, Austen Hadley (W) 2-0-0-0-0-4