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Norway Lake-Sunburg nips Regal in 15C playoffs

SPRING HILL -- Jordan Johnson singled in Grant Johnson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and Norway Lake-Sunburg staved off elimination with a 1-0 victory over Regal in the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament on Sunday.

Ryan Speltz, a draftee from New London-Spicer, went the distance on a one-hitter for the win. He struck out 13.

Norway Lake-Sunburg lost to Elrosa 5-4 in 12 innings in its opener.

The Lakers will now face New Munich at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday.

Regal, which lost its opener to St. Martin 3-2, was eliminated.

Grant Johnson led off the bottom of the ninth against Regal's Darren Ogdahl, also a draftee from New London-Spicer, with a double and came around to score on Jordan Johnson's single off reliever Austen Hadley.

NL-Sunburg 1, Regal 0

Regal...............000 000 000 -- 0 1 0

NL-Sunburg.....000 000 001 -- 1 7 0

HITTING - Regal: Shane Radermacher 1-for-3, 2b ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Grant Johnson 1-for-4, 2b; Jordan Johnson 2-for-4, rbi; Justin Johnson 1-for-3; Kent Gjerde 1-for-3; Chris Braaten 1-for-3; Aaron Zimmer 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Regal: Darren Ogdahl (L) 813-6-1-1-1-4, Austen Hadley 0-1-0-0-0-0 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Ryan Speltz (W) 9-1-0-0-2-13

Games Saturday

Elrosa 5, Norway Lake-Sunburg 4

Pat Illies singled in the winning run with no outs in the bottom of the 11th inning for Elrosa.

Matt Imdike earned the win with 61/3 innings of relief.

Steve Mueller hit a solo homer for Elrosa. Illies went 3-for-4.

Aaron Zimmer had two of of the Lakers' five hits and drove in two runs.

NL-Sunb...000 002 002 000 -- 4 5 2

Elrosa......200 001 010 001 -- 5 11 0

HITTING - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Grant Johnson 1-for-6, 2b; Jordan Johnson 1-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Aaron Zimmer 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Justin Johnson 1-for-6 ... Elrosa: Steve Mueller 2-for-5, solo HR, 2 rbi; Ethan Vogt 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Pat Illies 3-for-5, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten (L) 11-11-5-3-3-8 ... Elrosa: Aaron Vogt 523-4-2-2-1-8, Matt Imdieke (W) 613-1-2-2-4-7

St. Martin 3, Regal 2

Jake Harrison went the distance on a three-hitter for St. Martin. Nathan Schlangen had three hits.

Josh Krupke hit a double for Regal.

St. Martin.........003 000 000 -- 3 7 1

Regal...............010 010 000 -- 2 3 2

HITTING - St. Martin: Nathan Schlangen 3-for-4 ... Regal: Josh Krupke 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Martin: Jake Harrison (W) ... Regal: Chris Beier (L) 523 innings, Darren Ogdahl 313 innings