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Legion Baseball: Paynesville cuffs Melrose in opener

PAYNESVILLE -- Aaron Savelkoul hit a two-run single and threw a three-hitter as Paynesville topped Melrose 9-1 in the Legion baseball season opener for both teams Monday.

Savelkoul hit the two-run single in fourth inning and finished with two hits and three RBI to lead Paynesville (1-0).

He also earned the win on the mound, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out eight and walked three.

Brett Savelkoul and Jordan Lieser also had two hits each.

Paynesville 9, Melrose 1

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HITTING - Melrose: Brett Terres 2-for-3; Carter Sawyer 1-for-2, 2b, rbi ... Paynesville: Aaron Savelkoul 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Colin Spooner 1-for-2; Shane Kampsen 1-for-3; Brett Savelkoul 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Jordan Lieser 2-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Jason Kampsen 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Melrose: Carter Sawyer (L) ... Paynesville: Aaron Savelkoul (W) 7-3-1-1-3-8


Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop rallied for five runs in the top of seventh inning to beat BOLD.

Luke Youngblom led the GFW offense with three hits, two of them doubles, and an RBI. Austin Black followed Youngblom's lead by smacking a three-run double.

Youngblom also earned the win with 2Xc innings pitched. He surrendered just one hit and a run.

Shawn Dollerschell led the BOLD (0-1) hitters with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. Jake Boersma and Kyle Seehusen added a single each.

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BOLD 101 000 1 -- 3 3 3

HITTING - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Austin Black 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Luke Youngblom 3-for-4, 2 2b, rbi; Lucas Seehafer 1-for-3; Brady Kruger 1-for-1 ... BOLD: Kyle Seehusen 1-for-2; Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-3, HR, rbi; Jake Boersma 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop: Kyle Maurer 4Zc-2-2-1-4-4; Luke Youngblom (W) 2Xc-1-1-0-3-2 ... BOLD: Dylan Gass 6-3-1-1-1-4; Jake Boersma (L) 1-3-5-3-2-0

Madison 6, Sacred Heart 2

Madison's Aaron Olson earned the win by scattering three hits over five innings for two runs. He walked one and struck out three.

Madison tallied 11 hits, including two apiece from Cory Wildun, Colton Kenstrup and Scott Bormann.

Wildun drove in three runs and rapped a double.

Daktoa Freiborg hit two base hits for Sacred Heart.

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Madison 004 110 0 -- 6 11 0

HITTING - Sacred Heart: Adam Loe 1-for-3; Dakota Freiborg 2-for-2, rbi; Paul Peterson 1-for-4, rbi; Trent Dooing 1-for-4 ... Madison: Ryan Streich 1-for-3, rbi; Scott Bormann 2-for-2; Tronn Tosel 1-for-3, Aaron Olson 1-for-2, rbi; Colton Kenstrup 2-for-2, rbi; Chavis Bornhorst 1-for-3; Tanner Abelsgard 1-for-1; Cory Wildun 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Phil Erickson (L) 2Zc-6-4-4-4-1; Bentroshil 2Xc-4-2-2-4-1; Trent Dooing 1-1-0-0-0-1 ... Madison: Aaron Olson (W) 5-3-2-2-1-3; Baxter Dufrane 1Zc-2-0-0-2-1; Ryan Streich Xc-0-0-0-1-1