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Prep Baseball: Nietfeld, Paynesville turn back Waska, 6-1

PAYNESVILLE -- Nathan Nietfeld took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, leading Paynesville to a 6-1 win over Minnewaska in the Bulldogs' season opener Thursday.

Nietfeld, who also had two RBI singles, struck out 10 and walked three in seven innings. His no-hit bid was broken up by Alex Henricks, who singled with two outs. The Lakers (1-1, 1-1) scored their one run on a Taylor Kollman single in the seventh.

Jordan Lieser doubled to start the game and collected an RBI in two hits. Jake Deadrick also had an RBI single.

Paynesville 6, Minnewaska 1

Minnewaska 000 000 1 -- 1 3 4

Paynesville 120 111 x -- 6 6 1

HITTING - Minnewaska: Taylor Kollman 1-for-3, rbi; Alex Henricks 1-for-3; Shane Bosek 1-for-2 ... Paynesville: Jordan Lieser 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Nathan Nietfeld 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Eric Wolbeck 1-for-4; Jake Deadrick 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Minnewaska: Alex Henricks (L) 4-4-4-3-5-2 ... Paynesville: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 7-3-1-1-3-10


Big Lake 13, Litchfield 10

The teams combined for 24 hits, 16 walks and eight errors in the Dragons' season opener.

Litchfield (0-1) took a 4-0 lead in the first, but Big Lake (2-1) scored nine runs in the next three innings to take a 9-8 lead.

Shane Gutmorson smacked four singles in five at-bats and drove in four runs for the Dragons. Nic Johnson had three hits, including a double, and three RBI.

Big Lake 032 401 3 -- 13 14 2

Litchfield 401 300 2 -- 10 10 6

HITTING - Big Lake: Ross Stein 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Jake Long 2-for-4, 2 runs; Aaron Long 2-for-4, 2b; Dalton Hesley 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi ... Litchfield: Shane Gutormson 4-for-5, 4 rbi; Nic Johnson 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2b, 3 rbi; Nick Buschette 1-for-2, 3 bb's, 3 runs; Aaron Valiant 1-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Tyler Kielty 1-for-2, 2 bb's, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Big Lake: not available ... Litchfield: Aaron Solbrack (L) 3-5-7-3-1-2, Kurt Gartner 2-2-2-0-4-2, Tyler Kielty 2-7-4-4-0-1