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Homer uns power Raymond past Atwater in amateur baseball

RAYMOND -- Tyler Steen and Kyle Knott each slugged a two-run homer and Raymond held off Atwater 10-8 in a Cornbelt League game on Sunday.

Raymond (5-1, 9-2) trailed 6-3 before exploding for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, highlighted by Knott's home run, for an 8-6 lead. Atwater came back to tie the game with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh.

Raymond then scored single runs in the seventh and eighth.

Steen homered in the third inning for the Rockets.

Tom DeBoer hurled seven innings for the win, allowing seven hits and three earned runs. He walked one and struck out four. Zach Nelson pitched two scoreless innings for the save.

Mike Kragenbring went 4-for-5 and drove in a run for Raymond. Mike Jeseritz had three hits and Jason Meyer had two hits.

Brian Kingery went 4-for-5 with a triple and four RBI for the Chuckers.

Raymond 10, Atwater 8

Atwater 130 202 000 -- 8 8 4

Raymond 102 051 10x -- 10 12 9

HITTING - Atwater: Brian Kingery 4-for-5, 3b, 4 rbi; Luke Wallace 1-for-2, rbi; Justin Schroeder 1-for-2; Lucas Pickle 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Tanner 1-for-4 ... Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 3-for-4, 2b; Tyler Steen 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Mike Kragenbring 4-for-5, rbi; Kyle Knott 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jason Meyer 2-for-4, rbi; Zach Nelson 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater: Brian Kingery 2-2-1-1-1-0, Jeremy Elkjer 2-7-5-5-0-1, Jay Peterson 1-1-2-0-2-0, Justin Shroeder (L) 3-2-2-1-2-2 ... Raymond: Tom DeBoer (W) 7-7-8-3-1-4, Zach Nelson (S) 2-1-0-0-1-1

Sacred Heart 4, Regal 0

Ryan Hebrink slapped a two-run double in the second inning and Matt Koenen pitched a complete-game shutout for Sacred Heart.

Koenen scattered eight hits and never allowed a runner past second base. He walked none and struck out three.

Jeff Hinderks had two hits for Sacred Heart.

Jordan Beier was 3-for-4 for Regal. Losing pitcher Austen Hadley went the distance, allowing seven hits. He walked three and struck out six.

Regal 000 000 000 -- 0 8 2

Sacred Heart 031 000 00x -- 4 7 2

HITTING - Regal: Steve Gerding 1-for-4; Jordan Beier 3-for-4; Austen Hadley 1-for-4; Chris Beier 1-for-4, 2b; Josh Krupke 1-for-3; Cody Flanders 1-for-3 ... Sacred Heart: Ryan Hebrink 1-for-4, 2b, 2, rbi; Jeremy Hinderks 1-for-4; Mike Kuschel 1-for-4; Jeff Hinderks 2-for-4, 2b; Mike Johnson 1-for-2, rbi; Paul Peterson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Regal: Austen Hadley (L) 8-7-4-4-3-6 ... Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen (W) 9-8-0-0-0-3

New London-Spicer 14, Bird Island 4

New London-Spicer (3-4, 3-4) amassed 15 hits to inch closer to the .500 mark.

The big blow for the Twins was a five-run sixth inning for the Twins, highlighted by a two-run single from Taylor Dammermann.

Ben Kulset and Scott Rambow collected three hits each for NL-Spicer. Kevin Soine and Mike Thompson added two hits each.

Ben Aaseth had two hits and drove in a run to lead the Islanders (1-5, 1-5).

NL_Spicer 210 305 021 -- 14 15 2

Bird Island 300 010 000 -- 4 5 5

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 3-for-5; Kevin Soine 2-for-4; Scott Rambow 3-for-6, 2b, rbi; Mike Danielson 2-for-5, rbi; Jack Hartley 1-for-5, rbi; Taylor Dammermann 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Mike Thompson 2-for-5, 2 rbi ... Bird Island: Tyler Hebrink 1-for-4; Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-4; Ben Aaseth 2-for-4, rbi; Jeremy Mortenson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Mike Danielson (W) 5-4-4-4-5-3; Scott Rambow 2-0-0-0-2-3; Ethan Illies 2-1-0-0-0-0 ... Bird Island: Gregg Helin (L) 6-13-11-7-5-5; Luke Kramer 3-2-3-0-2-2

Starbuck 11, Granite Falls 5

The Stars (1-5, 1-5) launched two home runs, one from Zach Lagred -- a solo shot in the fifth inning -- and a two-run blast from Mike VanOverbeke in the sixth.

Mike Andreas added a two-run triple and Chad Andreas had two hits and two RBI.

Cody Fruin slugged a pinch-hit solo homer in the sixth for the Kilowatts.

Shawn Hoffman earned the win for Starbuck with 7Xc innings pitched. He struck out eight.

Granite Falls 002 002 010 -- 5 7 3

Starbuck 022 043 00x -- 11 12 2

HITTING - Granite Falls: James Gallagher 1-for-4; Andrew Walters 1-for-1; Jake Suter 1-for-4, 2b; Chad Listul 1-for-5; Cam Vien 1-for-4; Cody Fruin 2-for-2, solo HR, rbi ... Starbuck: Ryan Gandrud 2-for-5; Joe Heidelberger 1-for-3; Wyatt Paumen 1-for-2; Zach Lagred 1-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Mike Andreas 1-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Alex Hendricks 1-for-1, 2b; Mike VanOverbeke 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Matt Daniels 1-for-3, 2b; Chad Andreas 2-for-4, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Granite Falls: Andrew Walters (L) 4Xc-7-8-5-3-3; Nick Richter 3Zc-6-3-2-1-3 ... Starbuck: Shawn Hoffman (W) 7Xc-7-5-5-3-8; Joe Heidelberger 1Zc-0-0-0-0-0

Milroy 9, NL-Sunburg 2

Andy Schmidt hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Brian Dolan went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI for the Yankees (7-0, 9-2).

Justin Johnson, Grant Johnson and Kent Gjerde had two hits each for NL-Sunburg (4-3, 4-3)

Milroy 410 310 000 -- 9 11 3

NL-Sunburg 100 000 001 -- 2 8 1

HITTING - Milroy: Andy Schmidt 2-for-5, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Eric Dolan 3-for-4; Brian Dolan 3-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Dave Schmidt 2-for-5; Chris Eichten 1-for-4 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 2-for-5, 2b; Grant Johnson 2-for-4; James Cortez 1-for-3; Kent Gjerde 2-for-3; Kyle Syverson 1-for-4, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Milroy: Nathan Deutz (W) 5-6-1-1-3-5; Andy Williamson 4-2-1-1-3-7 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Alex Lotthammer (L) 4-9-8-8-3-5; Nate Schlagel 5-3-1-1-1-3