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Prep Baseball: Sandgren, BOLD put down Bulldogs

BOLD’s Trent Athmann beats out an infield single as Paynesville first baseman Brandon Schleper elevates for the tag in the third inning Monday at Lions Memorial Park in Bird Island. Athmann would score on Trevor Nissen’s two-run triple. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

BIRD ISLAND — BOLD senior southpaw Logan Sandgren tossed his third shutout of the still-young season on a gorgeous Monday afternoon as the Warriors knocked off Paynesville 5-0 in West Central Conference baseball.

The Bulldogs managed four hits off Sandgren, which is twice the number of hits he’s allowed in two previous games (a no-hitter and a shutout).

He whiffed 10 Bulldogs which was good for $100 in the Warriors’ baseball bank. A sign on the backstop proclaimed Home Town Bank contributes $10 for every strikeout in the ballpark by a BOLD pitcher.

Warriors’ manager Brian Kingery explained that the donation is capped at 30 Ks and that the local bank has similar challenges for other sports.

Sangren doesn’t need a lot of support but a three-run third put his team up 4-0. Trent Athmann and Lane Stadther started the rally with singles and Trevor Nissen followed with a triple to the 368-foot sign in straightaway center.

Several more hard-hit balls followed facing Bulldogs’ righty Jordan Roos. He allowed nine hits and a walk over five innings.

Paynesville dropped to 6-4 overall. Blake Karsch, who bats in the No. 2 spot, had two of the visitors’ four safeties off Sandgren.

BOLD 5, Paynesville 0

Paynesville (6-4)               000 000 0 — 0  4  1 

BOLD (6-0)          013 100 x — 5  9  0 

HITTING – Paynesville: Blake Karsch 2-for-3; Matt Quade 1-for-2, Mitch Weidner 1-for-2 … BOLD: Trent Athmann 1-for-2, Lane Stadther 1-for-4, Trevor Nissen 1-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Riley Kramer 2-for-3, Austin Weis 1-for-3, rbi; Ben Steffel 2-for-3, Brett Grund 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Paynesville: Jordan Roos (L) 5-9-5-4-1-4, Chris Strodtman 1-0-0-0-1-2 … BOLD: Logan Sandgren (W) 7-4-0-0-2-10

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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