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Amateur Baseball: NL-Spicer sinks Pirates

New London-Spicer catcher Patrick Courtney has the ball in time to tag out Paynesville’s Grant Vagle trying to score from second on an infield single in the second inning at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer on Sunday. The throw came from shortstop Ryan Vraa. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

SPICER — A 16-hit attack and an eight-run third inning was more than enough for New London-Spicer to sink the Paynesville Pirates 13-2 Sunday in a County Line League game.

The Twins sent up 13 batters to the plate in the third and got six hits — leadoff hitter Ben Kulset singled twice — to break a 1-1 tie. Kevin Soine legged out an RBI triple and Kulset and Jake Rambow supplied two-run singles to highlight the frame.

Back-to-back doubles from Jake Damhof and Nathaniel Swoyer and back-to-back singles from Patrick Courtney and Ryan Vraa in the sixth added some insurance for NLS.

Twins starter Dean Stier collected the win after scattering four walks and five hits in five innings of work.

Josh Bungum and Trent Hanson had RBI singles for the Pirates.

New London-Spicer 13, Paynesville 2

Paynesville         010 100 0 —  2   6  5

NLS        108 103 x — 13 16 2

HITTING – Paynesville: Josh Bungum 2-3 rbi, Ryan Hess 1-3 2b, Adam Hemmesch 1-3 r-2 … NLS: Ben Kulset 2-5 r-2 rbi-3, Kevin Soine 2-4 3b r rbi-2, Jake Rambow 2-5 2b r-2 rbi-2, Mike Danielson 2-5 r rbi, Scott Rambow 1-4, Jake Damhof 2-4 2b r-2 rbi, Dean Stier 1-2 r, Nathaniel Swoyer 1-1 2b r, Austin Rambow 1-3 rbi, Patrick Courtney 1-1, Ryan Vraa 1-2 r-2 rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Josh Bungum (L) 3-8-9-8-2-2, Austin Mackedanz 2.1-7-4-4-1-0, Brett Savelkoul 0.2-1-0-0-0-0 … NLS: Dean Stier (W) 5-5-2-1-4-1, J. Rambow 2-1-0-0-1-1