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Amateur Baseball: Norway Lake-Sunburg in 15C, Montevideo in 9C survive first weekend of regions

SPICER -- Norway Lake-Sunburg responded from a rough game Saturday by routing County Line League rival Atwater 16-0 Sunday in the loser's bracket of the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament.

The Lakers fell 16-3 to Spring Hill in the second of three games Saturday at Green Lake Diamond. That put them in Sunday's elimination bracket with Atwater. Lake Henry edged the Chuckers 4-2 in the first game Saturday.

The Lakers will play another elimination game next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Elrosa. Lake Henry and Spring Hill start the day at noon with the winner qualifying for the Class C State Tournament.

Elrosa beat Farming 1-0 Saturday before falling 7-4 to Spring Hill on Sunday. Farming was eliminated Sunday by losing 5-4 to Lake Henry.

The Lakers held a slim 1-0 lead over Atwater before scoring 15 runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Eight alone came in the fifth.

Chris Braaten limited the Chuckers to three hits in his complete-game win.

Aaron Zimmer went 4-for-4, and Justin Johnson and Grant Johnson each had three hits to ignite the Lakers' offense. Grant Johnson knocked in six runs.

NL-Sunburg 16, Atwater 0

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HITTING - Atwater: Josh Cunningham 1-for-3, Matt Lilliberg 1-for-2, Lucas Pickle 1-for-2 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Grant Johnson 3-for-5, 2b, 6 rbi; James Cortez 2-for-4, rbi; Aaron Zimmer 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Kent Gjerde 1-for-2, Chad Searcy 1-for-4, rbi; Jonah Johnson 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater: B.J. Kingery (L) 41/3-9-7-6-4-3, Austin Hadley 2/3-3-5-4-2-1, Brooks Maurer 1-3-4-3-1-0 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten (W) 7-3-0-0-1-1

Saturday's games

Lake Henry 4, Atwater 2

Lake Henry produced all of its offense in the first inning as nine batters visited the plate. Jason Kampsen knocked in two runs with a single and Nathan Nietfeld and Jordan Lieser both had an RBI single in the bottom half of the first.

Nietfeld worked the first eight inning to get the win, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out eight. Josh Roelike recorded the three outs in the ninth to earn the save.

Justin Schroeder led off the Atwater ninth with a double before scoring on Matt Lilleberg's flyout. Jordan Tanner doubled in Ryan Walsh in the third for the Chuckers' first run.

Brian Kingery doubled and singled twice to account for half of Atwater's six hits. Atwater starting pitcher

Justin Schroeder settled down after the first inning to go the distance. Schroeder gave up seven hits, three earned runs and five walks while striking out four.

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HITTING - Atwater: Brian Kingery 3-for-4, 2b; Justin Schroeder 1-for-4; Matt Tanner 1-for-4; Jordan Tanner 1-for-2, 2b, rbi ... Lake Henry: Jason Kampsen 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Jon Lieser 1-for-3, 2b; Nathan Nietfeld 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Lieser 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Atwater: Justin Schroeder (W) 8-7-4-3-5-4 ... Lake Henry: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 8-6-2-2-2-8, Josh Roelike (S) 1-0-0-0-0-0

Spring Hill 16, NL-Sunburg 3

The Chargers posted eight runs in the second inning driving Starbuck draftee Jon Hoffman off the mound.

Spring Hill finished with 17 hits, including eight doubles and two homers, over seven innings.

Designated hitter Cody Eichers went 5-for-5 with three doubles and Jamie Terres added a homer and a double among his three hits.

James Cortez and Aaron Zimmer each knocked in a run for Norway Lake-Sunburg.

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HITTING - Spring Hill: Cody Eichers 5-for-5, 3 2b's, 3 rbi; Jamie Terres 3-for-5, 2b, solo HR, 3 rbi; Nathan Terres 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Cory Schoenberg 2-for-4, 4 runs, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Chris Spanier 1-for-4, solo HR, rbi ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Justin Johnson 1-for-4, Grant Johnson 1-for-3, James Cortez 1-for-4, rbi; Aaron Zimmer 1-for-2, rbi; Bryan Schlagel 1-for-1, Kent Gjerde 1-for-3, Chris Braaten 1-for-3, Jonah Johnson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Spring Hill: Shawn Schoenberg (W) 7-8-3-3-1-4 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jon Hoffman (L) 12/3-5-8-4-3-2, Marc Beckman 22/3-5-4-4-4-1, Grant Johnson 12/3-7-4-4-1-2, Justin Johnson 1-0-0-0-0-2

Montevideo 1-1 in first 9C weekend

WHEATON -- The Montevideo Spartans went 1-1 on Saturday to stay alive in the Region 9C tournament hosted by the Wheaton Walleyes.

The Spartans were dropped into the loser's bracket after they fell 5-3 to Ada in the third of four first-round games. Montevideo then outslugged Morris 11-8 to live to play another day. Montevideo will play Canby in an elimination game next Saturday at 4 p.m. in Wheaton.

Montevideo scored all three of its runs against Ada in the eighth inning behind Troy Hendrickson's two-run single and Josh Anderson's RBI single.

The Spartans built an 8-3 lead through 3½ innings before Eric Riley hit a grand slam for Morris to pull the Eagles within one. Montevideo then responded by scoring three runs in the fifth to pad its lead.

Joe Schlagel hit a solo home run, Mitch Christensen knocked in three runs, and Cameron and Colton Vien each had two RBI to pace the Spartans.

Complete results were not provided to the Tribune.