Baseball: Kampsen homers twice as Paynesville tumbles NLS
REGAL -- Shane Kampsen ignited Paynesville's potent offense Tuesday with two home runs that knocked in four runs as the Bulldogs tripped up New London-Spicer 13-6 in a West Central North Conference baseball game.
Kampsen launched a three-run homer in a five-run second inning and hit a solo blast in the fourth before driving in another run with a fielder's choice in the fifth.
NLS (0-4, 0-4) had chipped away at Paynesville's lead before tying the game at 6-6 in the fourth on Sam Steffl's two-run single, but the Bulldogs (3-1, 4-1) scored four times in the fifth to pull away. Alex Naujokas singled in Ben Moser with the go-ahead run and Chuck Mackedanz added a two-run single.
Scott Hjelle hit a two-run single in the second and drew a bases-loaded walk in the third, as did Skylar Wachter, for the Wildcats.
Paynesville 13, NL-Spicer 6
Paynesville (3-1, 4-1) 050 142 1 --13 12 2
NLS (0-4, 0-4) 022 200 0 -- 6 12 3
HITTING - Paynesville: Shane Kampsen 2-for-3, solo HR, 3-run HR, 4 runs, 5 rbi; Alex Naujokas 2-for-4, rbi; Steve Gerding 2-for-5, 2 2b's, 2 runs; Chuck Mackedanz 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Sam Bayer 1-for-3, 2b; Ben Moser 1-for-3, rbi; Ted Hoffman 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Brett Savelkoul 1-for-2 .... New London-Spicer: Austen Hadley 2-for-4, 2b; Jacob Reiter 2-for-4, 2b; Adam Luberts 2-for-4, 2b; Scott Hjelle 1-for-1, 3 rbi; Blake Williamson 1-for-4; Sam Steffl 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Rob Caven 1-for-4, 2b; Matt Dreier 1-for-4; Joey Shearer 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 4-9-6-4-1-3, Ted Hoffman 3-3-0-0-0-3 .... New London-Spicer: Austen Hadley (L) 4Zc-9-9-7-3-4, Joey Shearer 2Xc-3-4-2-1-1
Minnewaska 9, LPGE 0
Waska's Jon Hoffmann faced the minimum number of batters through six innings, despite a walk. He picked off the runner at first.
In the seventh, the Lakers' defense committed an error.
Hoffmann struck out 11.
Cass Kreitlow opened the game with a two-run home run to give Minnewaska a 2-0 lead. Ira Ammend's bases-loaded triple in the fifth expanded the lead to 8-0.
Aaron Kessler led the Lakers with a 4-for-4 performance, including three runs scored and a double.
Waska (2-1, 3-1) 201 051 0 -- 9 10 1
LPGE 000 000 0 -- 0 0 3
HITTING - Minnewaska: Cass Kreitlow 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Aaron Kessler 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2b; Ira Ammend 1-for-4, 3b, 3 rbi; Wyatt Paumen 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Cam Lommen 1-for-2, 2 runs .... Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: none
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Jon Hoffmann (W) 7-0-0-0-1-11 .... Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: D.J. Ruby (L) 4Zc-6-6-5-0-4, Mitch Ahrens 1Xc-4-2-2-2-0, Trent Graves 1-0-0-0-0-1
MACCRAY 10, Dawson-Boyd 8
Caleb Hanson scored on an error and Jordan Smith singled in Justin Koenen in the eighth inning to help MACCRAY stay unbeaten.
Koenen then retired all three batters he faced in the bottom half of the inning for the save. Smith worked the first five innings and gave up one run but did not allow a hit. Reliever Ben Ruter ended up getting credit for the win despite allowing seven runs in two innings as Dawson-Boyd eventually tied the game, then lost it in the eighth.
Dawson-Boyd had a chance to upset the Wolverines after plating five runs in the seventh, but MACCRAY left fielder Adam Rambow threw out a Dawson-Boyd base runner to end the inning.
MACCRAY (4-0, 7-0) 401 003 02 -- 10 6 2
Daw.-Boyd (0-4, 0-4) 000 012 50 -- 8 8 1
HITTING - MACCRAY: Justin Koenen 1-for-3, 2 runs; Jordan Smith 2-for-4, rbi; Zach Thissen 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Brock Madsen 1-for-3, 2 sb's, 2 runs; Caleb Hanson 1-for-1, 2 runs .... Dawson-Boyd: Joe Anderson 1-for-5; Jake Bothun 1-for-4; Tyler Flattum 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Miller 1-for-2; Cameron Jurgenson 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Austin Oswald 1-for-3; Jim Bothun 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Jordan Smith 5-0-1-1-2-4, Ben Ruter (W) 2-10-7-7-3-0, Justin Koenen (S) 1-0-0-0-0-2 .... Dawson-Boyd: Josh Aakre 6-4-8-3-6-4, Ander (L) 2-2-2-0-0-1