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Amateur Baseball: NL-Spicer wins 2 to take Cornbelt North top seed

SUNBURG -- New London-Spicer won a nearly seven-hour long duel in the baking sun with Norway Lake-Sunburg for the Cornbelt North playoff championship on Sunday.

SUNBURG -- New London-Spicer won a nearly seven-hour long duel in the baking sun with Norway Lake-Sunburg for the Cornbelt North playoff championship on Sunday.

The Twins edged the Lakers 8-6 in 14 innings to force a second game with the regular-season champions. A 14-run, first-inning rampage left no doubt and the Twins went on to win 26-4 in seven innings. Twins pitcher Darrin Ogdahl got the win in both games.

Both teams move on to the six-team Region 15C tournament starting Saturday and Sunday in Regal. (The Lakers will play New Munich and the Twins take on Lake Henry on Saturday.)

NL-Spicer 8, NL-Sunburg 6

Brady Toops lashed a two-run double in the top of the 14th to break a 6-6 deadlock that had existed since the ninth inning.

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Toops and Ogdahl combined to hold the Lakers scoreless the last seven innings. Skip Toops had four hits.

Jason Roepke hit a solo homer for the Lakers. Kasey Van Heuveln took the loss.

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HITTING - New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 1-for-4; Brady Toops 2-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Scott Rambow 3-for-6, rbi; Mike Thompson 1-for-6, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Tony Salonek 2-for-7; Darrin Ogdahl 1-for-7; Skip Toops 4-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: James Cortez 3-for-5, rbi; Jordan Johnson 1-for-5, rbi; Jason Roepke 2-for-7, solo HR, rbi; Kasey Van Heuveln 1-for-2; Jared Johnson 1-for-6; Chad Searcy 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Dan Leyritz 3-for-6, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Josh French 2Zc-2-3-3-4-1; Skip Toops 4Xc-5-3-1-0-1; Brady Toops 3-1-0-0-1-4, Darrin Ogdahl (W) 4-5-0-0-1-3 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jake Suter 4Zc-5-4-4-4-2; Darrin Carlson 4Xc-4-2-1-3-2; Kasey Van Heuveln (L) 5-5-2-1-3-5

NL-Spicer 26, NL-Sunburg 4

Mike Mays hit a grand slam and Brady Toops added a two-run blow in the first. Tony Salonek later added a three-run homer among his four hits.

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HITTING - New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 3-for-6, 2b, 2 rbi; Josh French 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Brady Toops 3-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Tony Salonek 4-for-6, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Jamie Scheevel 3-for-5, 2b; Mike Mays 4-for-6, grand-slam HR, 7 rbi; Wade Wessling 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Seth Rosendahl 1-for-4, 2b ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jared Johnson 1-for-1; Darrin Carlson 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Matt Zimmer 1-for-2; Grant Johnson 2-for-3; Erik Ellingboe 1-for-3; Paul Beckman 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Darrin Ogdahl (W) 4-2-1-0-1-4; Ben Kulset 3-5-3-3-0-2 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jordan Johnson (L) Zc-3-6-6-3-0; Josh Wagner 1Xc-11-14-6-2-0; Grant Johnson 3-2-2-1-1-3; Matt Zimmer 2-5-4-4-1-2

Result Saturday

NL-Spicer 4, Paynesville 0

Mays and Brady Toops combined on a six-hit shutout at Regal. Scott Rambow singled in Josh French in the fourth to stake May to a 1-0 lead. Mays allowed all six Paynesville hits over seven innings.

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HITTING - Paynesville: Trent Hanson 2-for-4; Jamie Paul 1-for-3; Shannon Olmschied 1-for-4; Justin Butkofski 1-for-3; Jordan Haug 1-for-2... New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 1-for-4; Josh French 2-for-4; Brady Toops 1-for-2; Scott Rambow 1-for-3, rbi; Mike Thompson 1-for-4, rbi; Tony Salonek 1-for-3; Darrin Ogdahl 1-for-4; Mike Danielson 1-for-1, 3b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Jamie Paul (L) 6Xc-6-3-3-2-2; Justin Butkofski 1Zc-3-1-1-0-0 ... New London-Spicer: Mike Mays (W) 7-6-0-0-0-3; Brady Toops 2-0-0-0-0-4

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