Prep Baseball: NL-Spicer outslugs Paynesville, 14-8
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer scored in every inning but the fourth to win its third straight game, beating Paynesville 14-8 in non-conference baseball action Monday.
The Wildcats (4-6) had a 7-3 lead after four innings, then Paynesville scored four runs in the fifth to tie the game.
New London-Spicer, which started the season losing its first five games, exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by Mitch Ejnik's two-run home run.
The Wildcats also took advantage of 10 walks and six Paynesville errors.
Ejnik led the team with two hits and three RBI. Kevin Soine added an RBI double.
Jason Kampsen had two doubles and three hits overall with an RBI to lead the Bulldogs (8-4). Aaron Savelkoul added two hits, including a double.
Shawn Hatlestad went the distance for the win. He allowed eight runs on 10 hits, struck out six and walked four.
Josh Bungum threw the first 4Zc innings for Paynesville. He gave up nine runs, but only one was earned.
NLS 14, Paynesville 8
Paynesville (8-4) 003 041 0 -- 8 10 6
NLS (4-6) 232 061 x -- 14 8 3
HITTING - Paynesville: Jason Kampsen 3-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Aaron Savelkoul 2-for-4, 2b; Casey Hess 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Lieser 1-for-2, rbi; Justin Wendlandt 1-for-3, rbi; Anthony Poepping 1-for-3; Josh Bungum 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Brandon Lang 1-for-5; Mitch Ejnik 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Jack Schwaegerl 1-for-4, 3 rbi; Kevin Soine 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Luke Peterson 1-for-3; Andrew Clancy 1-for-5; Austin Cuka 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Josh Bungum (L) 4Xc-3-9-1-7-3; Jordan Lieser 1Zc-5-5-0-3-0 ... New London-Spicer: Shawn Hatlestad (W) 7-10-8-4-4-6
GFW 6, BLH 2
Kyle Maurer of GFW allowed eight hits, but only gave up two runs to the Mustangs. He struck out six and walked one.
Evan Ludowese and Ben Meiers each doubled for BLH.
BLH 100 010 0 -- 2 8 3
GFW 002 220 x -- 6 6 1
HITTING - Buffalo Lake-Hector: Logan Boomgarden 1-for-3; Ryan Hahn 1-for-3, rbi; Evan Ludowese 1-for-3, 2b; Ben Meiers 1-for-3, 2b; Mason Clark 1-for-3; Cory Kurth 1-for-3; Ryan Coulter 1-for-3 ... Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Dan Rosenau 1-for-4, 3b, rbi; Jamie Brooks 2-for-3, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo Lake-Hector: Ben Meiers (L) 6-6-6-3-3-0 ... Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Kyle Maurer (W) 7-8-2-2-1-6
GFW 21, BLH 0
Mike Hahn threw a three-hit shutout for GFW, striking out five.
Ben Meiers doubled, and Cory Kurth and Riley Kramer each singled for BLH.
GFW (6-4, 7-5) 012 22(14) -- 21 6 0
BLH (0-10, 0-11) 000 000 -- 0 3 1
HITTING - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Zak Neubarth 3-for-4, 2b, 3b ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: Cory Kurth 1-for-2; Riley Kramer 1-for-2; Ben Meiers 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Mike Hahn (W) 6-3-0-0-0-5 ... Buffalo Lake-Hector: Ryan Hahn (L) 5-4-7-6-8-4; Logan Boomgarden Zc-1-9-8-6-0; Evan Ludowese Xc-1-5-5-3-0
EV-Watkins 9, BBE 0
After issuing two walks in the first inning, Eden Valley-Watkins starting pitcher Tyler Geislinger settled down and held Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to two singles while striking out 10.
Geislinger, who threw three consecutive no-hitters last season, allowed just one BBE runner to reach third and held the Jaguars hitless until Brady Weller singled with two outs in the fourth. Brandon Roelike added a single in the fifth.
Geislinger and Kevin Kramer both hit two-run singles for the unbeaten Eagles (7-0, 10-0)
EV-W (7-0, 10-0) 200 403 0 -- 9 10 0
BBE (2-3, 3-4) 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2
HITTING - Eden Valley-Watkins: Kevin Kramer 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Brendan Ashton 1-for-4, 2b; Tyler Geislinger 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi ... BBE: Brandon Roelike 1-for-3; Brady Weller 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Eden Valley-Watkins: Tyler Geislinger (W) 7-2-0-0-3-10 ... BBE: Brandon DeKok (L) 4-7-6-5-1-0, Darren Wander 3-3-3-1-3-1
Litchfield 3, Watertown-Mayer 1
David Yordi and Nick Buschette executed back-to-back squeeze bunts to drive in runs in the fifth inning and help Litchfield (5-5, 5-5) snap its five-game losing streak.
Brady Smith then singled in Eric Hulterstrom with an insurance run in the sixth for the Dragons.
Aaron Valiant fanned five and gave up just two hits and two walks to pick up a complete-game victory.
W-M (1-6, 2-7) 000 001 0 -- 1 2 2
Litch (5-5, 5-5) 000 021 x -- 3 5 3
HITTING - Watertown-Mayer: Adam Motzko 1-for-3; Justin Grossinger 1-for-3 ... Litchfield: Brady Smith 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brian Malespy 2-for-3; Shane Gutormson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Watertown-Mayer: Adam Motzko (L) 51/3-5-3-2-1-9, Trevor Luedke 2/3-0-0-0-1-1 ... Litchfield: Aaron Valiant (W) 7-2-1-0-2-5