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Amateur Baseball: Vien doubles, homers to power Montevideo past Appleton, 7-3

APPLETON -- Cameron Vien hit the first Montevideo amateur baseball home run in 22 years with a solo shot in the fourth inning as the Spartans defeated Appleton 7-3 in a Land 'O Ducks League game on Saturday.

Vien also hit a two-run double and finished with three RBI.

Travis Epema pitched into the ninth inning for the win. He allowed three runs on four hits, struck out four and walked six. James Gallagher got the final two outs.

Greg Rotunda hit a two-run single in the ninth to lead Appleton.

Montevideo 7, Appleton 3

Monte (1-1, 1-3) 100 210 300 -- 7 12 1

Appleton 001 000 002 -- 3 4 3

HITTING - Montevideo: Josh Anderson 1-for-4; Todd Bergeson 1-for-3; Travis Epema 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; James Gallagher 1-for-5, 2b; John Gallagher 1-for-4; Joe Schlagel 2-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Cameron Vien 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2b, solo HR, 3 rbi ... Appleton: Baxter DuFrane 1-for-4; Kyle Sachs 1-for-3, Andy Klaers 1-for-4; Greg Rotunda 1-for-1, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Montevideo: Travis Epema (W) 8Zc-3-3-3-6-4; James Gallagher Xc-1-0-0-0-1 ... Appleton: Ryan Lee (L) 5-7-4-3-1-2; Kyle Sachs 4-5-3-1-0-2

Benson 10, Rosen 9

Andrew Simmonds' single in the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run for the Chiefs.

Simmonds and Jake Erickson had two hits each.

Trent Radermacher and Travis Radermacher had two hits each for Rosen.

Andrew Hughes pitched the last 1Zc innings for the win. He struck out three and walked two.

Rosen (1-1, 1-1) 010 102 050 -- 9 7 4

Ben. (1-0, 1-0) 010 430 11x -- 10 7 4

HITTING - Rosen: Tyler Adelman 1-for-4; Trent Radermacher 2-for-5; Travis Radermacher 2-for-4, 2 runs; Mickey Radermacher 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Evan Kraft 1-for-5; Ethan Hoffman 1-for-5, 2b ... Benson: Andrew Rustad 1-for-3, 2 bb's, rbi; Rick Jepma 1-for-4, rbi; Jake Erickson 2-for-5, rbi; Andrew Hughes 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Andrew Simmonds 2-for-5, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rosen: Evan Sammon 4-3-5-3-3-2; Dominic Radermacher 0-0-0-0-3-0; Travis Radermacher 3-2-3-3-3-2; Evan Kraft (L) 1-2-1-1-0-0 ... Benson: Adam Foslien 6-2-4-2-3-4; Wes Stettner 1-0-0-0-0-0; Rick Jepma Xc-2-5-3-2-1; Andrew Hughes (W) 1Zc-0-0-0-2-3


Litchfield 8, Sartell 6

Joe Pennertz belted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Blues the win.

Sartell scored four times in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead.

Joe Buschette was hit by a pitch leading off the ninth for Litchfield. Gabe Lecher then doubled before Pennertz homers.

Litchfield, which had only nine players at the game, had 14 hits. Lecher and finished with three hits each, while Lucas Johnson and Kurt Gartner had two each.

Gartner worked the first 71/3 innings, allowing seven hits and six runs. Ed Estrada tossed the final 12/3 hitless innings for the win.

Litchfield 200 002 103 -- 8 14 0

Sartell 002 000 040 -- 6 7 1

HITTING - Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 2-for-4, rbi; Terry Euerle 1-for-4, rbi; Ed trada 2-for-5; Kurt Gartner 2-for-4, rbi; Gabe Lecher 3-for-5, 2b; Joe Pennertz 3-for-4, 2b, 3-run HR, 5 rbi; Andy Busch 1-for-4 ... Sartell Muskies: Tim Burns 3-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Luke Sweeter 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Jake Sweeter 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Josh Ratthbun 2-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Kurt Garnter 7Zc-7-6-6-5-4, Ed Estrada (W) 1Xc-0-0-0-0-0 ... Sartell Muskies: Adam Wenker 7-12-5-4-2-4, Pete Johnson (L) 2-2-3-3-1-3

Late Friday result


Sacred Heart 11, Montevideo 0

Three Sacred Heart pitchers combined to hold Montevideo to three hits in a seven-inning, shutout win.

Nate Hebrink pitched the first four innings for the win. He struck out eight and walked four. Adam Loe struck out all three batters in the fifth and Matt Koenen closed out the final two innings with four strikeouts.

Ryan Hebrink, Jeremy Hinderks and Nate Hebrink had two hits each for Sacred Heart.

Todd Bergeson, Tim Epema and Kyle Goslee each had one hit for the Spartans.

Sacred Heart 128 000 0 -- 11 11 1

Montevideo 000 000 0 -- 0 3 3

HITTING - Sacred Heart: Tyler Kleinhuizen 1-for-3; Jeff Hinderks 1-for-2; Ryan Hebrink 2-for-4; Jeremy Hinderks 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Nate Hebrink 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Josh Hebrink 1-for-1, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Matt Huhnerkoch 1-for-1 ... Montevideo: Todd Bergeson 1-for-4; Tim Epema 1-for-1; Kyle Goslee 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Nate Hebrink (W) 4-1-0-0-4-8; Adam Loe 1-0-0-0-0-3; Matt Koenen 2-2-0-0-0-4 ... Montevideo: Josh Fenske (L) 2Zc-6-8-7-4-3; Jake Kareis 4Xc-5-3-1-2-6