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Prep baseball: Paynesville’s Meyer tosses 5-inning no-hitter

Paynesville senior right-hander Nathan “The Diesel” Meyer throws a pitch in the second inning against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Bulldogs’ lone returning starter no-hit the Falcons Friday in Paynesville, allowing two baserunners.

PAYNESVILLE — Is this a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs or are they just rearranging?

Paynesville is a modest 2-2 with a nearly all-new line-up after walloping ACGC 13-0 on Friday, but indications are these boys can play.

Just ask the Falcons after they were buried by a nine-run Dogs’ second and ended up on the short end of a five-inning no-hitter pitched by Nathan Meyer, the lone full-time starter back.

Meyer walked one and hit a batter and fanned six. He also had two hits on offense.

Trent Gertken smashed a 3-run homer in the second while Anthony Johnson, batting in the leadoff spot, triple in the second and homered, a solo, in the third, a ball that traveled an estimated 400 feet, according to Paynesville’s veteran head coach Brad Skoglund. 

Paynesville ended up with 11 hits.  They sent 13 batters to the plate in the decisive second.

Jordan Nelson took the loss.    

Paynesville 13, ACGC 0

ACGC    000 00 —   0   0  3

Paynesville         094 0x  — 13  11 0

HITTING – ACGC: no hits … Paynesville: Nick Dingman 1-for-3, Blake Karsch 1-for-2, Anthony Johnson 2-for-4, 3b, solo HR; Matt Quade 2-for-3, Trent Gertken 1-for-2, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Nathan Meyer 2-for-2, 2b; Brandon Schleper 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – ACGC: Jordan Nelson (L)  … Paynesville: Nathan Meyer 5-0-0-0-1-6

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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