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Amateur baseball roundup: NLS Twins take out Paynesville

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton New London-Spicer’s Jack Schwaegerl whacks an opposite-field single to left off Paynesville pitcher Brett Savelkoul to drive in two runs during the Twins’ four-run first inning on Sunday at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer.

SPICER — Kevin Soine tossed a five-hitter and Mike Danielson doubled twice and knocked in three runs to help top-seeded New London-Spicer 10-run rule Paynesville 11-1 in seven innings Sunday in an elimination game of the County Line League playoffs.

The Twins now host No. 3 Atwater on Saturday at 5 p.m. and the winner faces No. 4 Regal Sunday at 1 p.m. in Sunburg in the loser’s bracket final. The loser’s bracket champion secures a spot in the Region 15C playoffs.

Four walks, Danielson’s first RBI double and Jack Schwaegerl’s two-run single gave NLS a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Danielson then doubled in Ben Kulset in the second and Scott Rambow highlighted a four-run sixth with a two-run double. That was more than enough for Soine to get the win as he struck out five, including the last batter of the game.

Trent Hanson led off the fifth with a single and later scored on Caleb Burris’ single to account for the Pirates’ lone run. Josh Bungum and Ryan Hess added doubles.

NL-Spicer 11, Paynesville 1

Paynesville         000 010 0 —  1  5 2

NL-Spicer           412 004 x — 11 8 0

HITTING – Paynesville: Josh Bungum 1-3 2b, Caleb Burris 1-3 rbi, Ryan Hess 1-2 2b, Kyle Schmidt 1-3, Trent Hanson 1-3 run … NL-Spicer: Ben Kulset 2-4 runs-2 rbi, Mike Danielson 2-3 2b-2 run rbi-3, Scott Rambow 1-3 2b run rbi-2, Jake Damhof 1-3 run rbi, Austin Rambow 1-4 2b run, Jack Schwaegerl 1-3 rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Brett Savelkoul (L) 3-7-7-7-4-4, Bungum 3-1-4-0-1-1 … NL-Spicer: Kevin Soine (W) 7-5-1-1-1-5

Tribune Staff Reports

SUNBURG — An early slugfest tilted in Norway Lake-Sunburg’s way Sunday as the No. 2-seeded Lakers outlasted No. 4 Regal 10-9 to clinch a spot in the Region 15C playoffs.

The win also keeps NLS unbeaten in the County Line League playoffs and the Lakers will host the loser’s bracket winner this Sunday. The opponent will be determined earlier in the day as Regal plays Saturday’s New London-Spicer/Atwater winner at 1 p.m. in Sunburg in the loser’s bracket final.

Aaron Zimmer’s two-out single in the fifth capped the scoring for Lakers as the hit brought in Kyle Baker, who reached on an error, and Justin Johnson, who drew a walk off Regal reliever Austen Hadley.

The teams combined for 31 hits with Hadley and Chris Beier collecting four each for Regal. Jonah Johnson and Chris Braaten led the NLS attack with three each. Braaten also drove in four runs with a single in the first, a two-run single in the second and a groundout in the fourth.

Shane Radermacher singled in Nathan Beier in the seventh to pull Regal within one and the Eagles threatened in the ninth by putting runners on first and third, but Jonah Johnson induced a 5-3 groundout to end the game.

NL-Sunburg 10, Regal 9

Regal................201 122 100 —  9  17 3

NL-Sunburg......430 120 00x — 10 14 4

HITTING – Regal: Shane Radermacher 3-5 rbi, Jordan Beier 1-6, Austen Hadley 4-5 2b-2 rbi, Chris Beier 4-5 2b-2 rbi-3, Andy Hadley 2-5 rbi, Nathan Beier 1-4 rbi, Ryan Schneider 2-5 rbi  … NL-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 3-5 2b-2, Justin Johnson 1-2, James Cortez 1-3, Aaron Zimmer 2-3 2b rbi-2, Chad Searcy 2-4 2b rbi, Chris Braaten 3-5 rbi-4, Jordan Johnson 1-5, Kyle Baker 1-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Regal: C. Beier (L) 1.1-6-7-3-1-1, Austen Hadley 5.2-7-3-1-1-5, Austin Kampsen 1-1-0-0-0-0 … NL-Sunburg: Braaten 4.1-11-6-4-1-0, Jonah Johnson (W) 4.2-6-3-2-1-3

Atwater 5, Starbuck 1

Josh Cunningham and Jordan Olson both clubbed solo home runs and Michael Malvin worked a complete game for No. 3-seed Atwater in the County Line playoffs.

Cunningham was 3-for-4, and Jeff Peterson and Brian Kingery each notched two hits.

Andy Toop doubled and was 2-for-4 for Starbuck.

The Chuckers (17-6-1) move on to the next round to play 5 p.m. Saturday at No. 1-seed New London-Spicer.

Starbuck................000 100 000 — 1 8 2

Atwater (17-6-1)..001 101 20x — 5 11 1

HITTING – Starbuck: Jake Amundson 1-4, Trenton Berg 1-5, Shane Bosek 2-4, 2b, Andy Toop 2-4, 2b, Mike Nielsen 1-4, Tyler Toop 1-4 … Atwater: Jeff Peterson 2-3, rbi, Brian Kingery 2-5, Josh Cunningham 3-4, HR, rbi-2, JaColby Anderson 1-5, Matt Tanner 1-4, Jordan Olson 1-4, HR, Michael Malvin 1-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Starbuck: Cory Holten (L) 6-8-4-3-2-0; Joe Heidelberger 1-3-1-1-2-1; Mike Andreas 1-0-0-0-0-1 … Atwater: Malvin (W) 9-8-1-0-2-3

Sauk Valley

Litchfield 10, St. Joseph 6

Ed Estrada and Matt Spreiter each had three hits, and Lucas Johnson was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Litchfield.

Dylan Koll picked up the win in relief with 4.2 innings of work. 

Litchfield advances to play Foley in the Sauk Valley playoffs at a time to be determined.

LItchfield...........020 101 420 — 10 11 1

St. Joseph.........010 030 002 — 6 16 0

HITTING – Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 2-3, rbi, Brady Smith 1-5, rbi-2, Steve Pennertz 1-1, rbi, Eric Hulterstrum 1-5, Matt Spreiter 3-4, 2b, rbi-2, Josh Johnson 1-5, rbi-2, Ed Estrada 3-4, 2b … SJ: Brandon Bloch 4-5, Tyler Mueller 3-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Brady Smith 4.1-8-4-4-3-2; Dylan Koll (W) 4.2-8-2-2-1-1 … SJ: Josh Wood (L) 6-6-5-4-5-2; Joe Barrett 1.1-3-3-3-1-0; Alex Kendall 2.2-2-2-2-1-5

Saturday’s Results

Sauk Valley

Litchfield 4,

Clear Lake 2

Litchfield..............000 200 020 — 4 6 2

Clear Lake............000 020 000 — 2 4 0

HITTING – Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 1-3, Brady Smith 1-4, 2b, rbi, Dylan Koll 1-4, Eric Hulterstrum 1-4, Ed Estrada 2-4, 2b, rbi-3 … CL: Sam Iten 1-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Kaleb Kalkbrenner (W) 9-4-2-2-2-1 … CL: Matt Korte (L) 9-6-4-4-2-7

Sartell 14, Litchfield 4

Litchfield..................000 000 4 — 4 6 1

Sartell...................014 201 6 — 14 11 0

HITTING – Litchfield: Eric Hulterstrum 1-3, Brady Smith 1-3, 2b, rbi, Toby Chellin 1-2, Josh Johnson 1-3, Ed Estrada 1-3, rbi-2, Brandon Behnke 1-2 … Sartell: Rab Vosewell 3-4, Jake Sweeter 2-4, 2b-2, Jace Otto 2-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: Aaron Valient (L) 3-4-7-6-4-0; Steve Pennertz 3-7-4-4-3-0; David Hamm 0-0-2-1-1-0; Dan Oster 1-0-1-1-3-0 … Sartell: Adam Wenker (W) 7-6-4-4-2-4