Paynesville upsets Starbuck in amateur baseball playoffs

STARBUCK -- Paynesville scored three runs in four different innings en route to upsetting Cornbelt North League champion Starbuck 13-8 in the first game of the double-elimination playoffs Sunday.

STARBUCK -- Paynesville scored three runs in four different innings en route to upsetting Cornbelt North League champion Starbuck 13-8 in the first game of the double-elimination playoffs Sunday.

Paynesville will now play at Norway Lake-Sunburg, an 8-6 winner over New London-Spicer, next Sunday in the winner's bracket. Starbuck will host New London-Spicer next Sunday, with the loser eliminated.

Paynesville stroked 16 hits, including Adam Miller's three-run home run, to improve to 5-11.

Jamie Paul had three hits for the Pirates. Miller, Trent Hanson, Aaron Beyer, Shannon Olmscheid, Ryan Hess and Jordan Hess had two hits each.

Ryan Hess hurled the first five innings for the win, weathering 12 hits and allowing eight runs. Paul pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the save. He gave up three hits.


Zach Lagred and Mike Andreas had three hits each for Starbuck (11-9). Andreas had a triple and drove in three runs. Joe Heidelberger was tagged with the loss.

Paynesville 13, Starbuck 8

Paynesville (5-11) 003 313 030 - 13 16 3

Starbuck (11-9) 310 013 000 - 8 15 4

HITTING - Paynesville: Trent Hanson 2-for-3; Jamie Paul 3-for-6, 2b; Aaron Beyer 2-for-4; Adam Miller 2-for-6, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Shannon Olmscheid 2-for-3, rbi; Ryan Hess 2-for-5; Justin Butkofski 1-for-5, 2b; Jordan Hess 2-for-5, 2b ... Starbuck: Joe Heidelbergber 2-for-6, 3b; Tyler Topp 1-for-5; Zach Lagred 3-for-6, rbi; Mike Andreas 3-for-5, 3b, 3 rbi; Chad Andreas 2-for-5, rbi; Mitch Jackson 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Justin Pederson 1-for-2; Adam Slotten 1-for-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Ryan Hess (W) 5-12-8-*-3-3, Jamie Paul (S) 4-3-0-0-2-2 ... Starbuck: Joe Heidelberger (L) 5Xc-7-0-0-3-6, Jim Walker 3Zc-9-4-4-0-1

Norway Lake-Sunburg 8, New London-Spicer 6

Paul Gjerde went 4-for-4 and Dan Leritz delivered a two-run single in the third inning to lead the Lakers (11-5).


Jason Roepke was the winning pitcher, working seven innings. He allowed seven hits and five runs, while walking five and striking out three. Darren Carlson picked up a save with two innings of work.

Jordan Johnson had three hits and Leritz, James Cortez and Scott Olson had two hits each.

Brady Toops went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in four runs for New London-Spicer (10-7).

NL-Spicer (10-7) 120 000 210 - 6 9 3

NL-Sunburg (11-5) 132 002 10x - 8 16 1

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 1-for-2, 3 runs; Josh French 1-for-4; Brady Toops 3-for-3, 2b, 4 rbi; Tony Salonek 1-for-5, rbi; Darren Ogdahl 1-for-4; Skip Toops 1-for-3 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: James Cortez 2-for-3, rbi; Jake Suter 1-for-4, rbi; Paul Gjerde 4-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Jason Roepke 1-for-5, rbi; Scott Olson 2-for-5; Jordan Johnson 3-for-5, rbi; Jared Johnson 1-for-5; Dan Leritz 2-for-5, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New London-Spicer: Darren Ogdahl (L) 5Zc-14-7-2-1-4, Brady Toops 2Xc-2-1-1-1-2 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jason Roepke (W) 7-7-5-5-5-3, Darren Carlson (S) 2-2-1-1-1-1

Cornbelt South Atwater 4, Sacred Heart 3


Atwater secured the No. 3 seed in a tiebreaker over Willmar with the win. Both finished 8-7 in league.

No report was available at press time.

Raymond won the league title with a 13-2 record, followed by Bird Island at 10-5. Willmar and Atwater at 8-7 each, and Granite Falls and Sacred Heart each 4-11.

In double-elimination league playoffs on Wednesday, Raymond hosts Sacred Heart, Bird Island hosts Granite Falls and Atwater hosts Willmar.

Land O' Ducks Canby 9, Benson 2

Jay Buchhardt drilled a three-run homer in the fifth inning to spark Canby. Mike Monson pitched 61/3 innings for the win.

Benson (9-7) 010 000 300 - 2 5 4

Canby 002 032 02x - 9 9 1

HITTING - Benson: Jake Erickson 1-for-3, 3 sb's; John Wittenberg 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Andrew Rustad 1-for-2, 2 sb's, 2bb's; Josh Spor 1-for-3; Taylor Gramm 1-for-4 ... Canby: Jay Buchhardt 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Nate Buysse 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Andrew Hughes (L) 6-8-7-2-4-1, Rick Jepma 2-1-2-0-1-2 ... Canby: Mike Monson (W) 61/3-3-4-4-5-2, Jay Drager 12/3-2-1-1-1-1, Jay Buchhardt 1-0-0-0-1-2

Non-League Hutchinson 7, Bird Island 4

Mike Kutter had three hits and Andrew Dammann drove in two runs to lift Hutchinson (13-10).

Andy Padnos pitched 61/3 innings for the win, allowing seven hits and four runs. Kyle Messner pitched 22/3 innings of hitless relief.

Nick Okins went 3-for-3 for Bird Island (16-8).

Bird Island (16-8) 000 000 400 - 4 7 2

Hutchinson (13-10) 301 102 00x - 7 9 2

HITTING - Bird Island: Mark Neubauer 1-for-5, rbi; Kyle Bruns 1-for-5, rbi; Andy Dollershell 1-for-5; Stephen Engelmann 1-for-4; Nick Okins 3-for-3, rbi ... Hutchinson: Mike Kutter 3-for-5, 2 runs; Luke Klitzke 2-for-4, 2 sb's, rbi; Andrew Dammann 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Kyle Messner 1-for-3, 2b; Corey Ryks 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Eric Gass (L) 4Zc-6-5-3-6-0, Gregg Helin 1Xc-2-2-2-1-2, Darrell Bradley 2-1-0-0-0-1 ... Hutchinson: Adam Padnos (W) 6Zc-7-4-3-4-5, Kyle Messner 2Xc-0-0-0-0-1

Lakewoods Granite City 4, Litchfield 3

Granite City scored the eventual run in the top of the 10th inning on two errors and a sacrifice bunt.

Jeff Wollin pitched all 10 innings for Litchfield, scattering 11 hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Ed Estrada had two hits, including a solo homer for the Blues.

Granite City 300 000 000 1 - 4 11 2

Litchfield 000 100 200 0 - 3 6 2

HITTING - Granite City: Bret Hemmingard 2-for-5; Scott Halupgzok 1-for-4, rbi; Bubba Hollenhort 1-for-5, rbi; Dave Jonas 2-for-4; Dave Carlson 3-for-5, 2b, rbi ... Litchfield: Brandon Larson 1-for-5; Dan Estrada 2-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Dalen Jones 1-for-4; Ed Estrada 1-for-4, 2b; Dallas Stoffel 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite City: Bubba Hollenhorst 62/3-6-3-1-5-1, Cory Hollenhorst (W) 31/3-0-0-0-0-4 ... Litchfield: Jeff Wollin (L) 10-11-4-3-2-2

Results Saturday Land O' Ducks

Benson 8, Rosen 2

Adam Foslien tossed a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Andrew Hughes went 4-for-4 for Benson.

Andrew Rustad had three hits and Foslien and Wes Stettner had two apiece for Benson.

Foslien walked four and both runs off him were unearned.

Andy Larson took the loss for Rosen.

Benson (9-6) 030 100 400 - 8 13 2

Rosen 000 200 000 - 2 5 3

HITTING - Benson: Andrew Rustad 3-for-4, rbi; Wes Stettner 2-for-3; Andrew Hughes 4-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Adam Foslien 2-for-4, rbi; John Wittenberg 1-for-5; Rick Jepma 1-for-5, rbi; Matt Reardon 1-for-4, rbi ... Rosen: Mike Adelman 2-for-4; Joe Spor 1-for-3; Regy Radermacher 1-for-3; Mickey Radermachjer 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Adam Foslien (W) 9-5-2-0-4-10 ... Rosen: Andy Larson (L) 4-8-4-4-0-2, Ohm 3-5-4-0-2-2, Jared Wollschlager 2-0-0-0-0-1

Late results Friday Non-League Hutchinson 5, Litchfield 2

Corey Ryks spun a four-hitter with seven strikeouts for Hutchinson. Luke Klitzke belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and drove in another run with s single.

Bill Miller went the distance and took the loss for Litchfield.

Litchfield 000 002 0 - 2 4 3

Hutchinson 001 121 x - 5 7 1

HITTING - Litchfield: Brandon Larson 1-for-2; Gabe Lecher 1-for-3; Dalen Jones 1-for-2 ... Hutchinson: Jordan Schurtze 1-for-4; Andrew Dammann 2-for-4; Jamie Burrell 1-for-2; Luke Klitzke 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Chris Runke 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Bill Miller (L) 6-7-5-3-5-1 ... Hutchinson: Corey Ryks (W) 7-4-2-2-2-7

Raymond 6, Milroy 2

Tom DeBoer, Zach Nelson, Ron Hoekstra and Travis Epema combined on a four-hitter with eight strikeouts to boost the Rockets.

DeBoer worked the first three innings and gave up two hits and no runs. Zach Nelson pitched two innings and gave up one hit and two runs. Hoekstra and Epema each pitched a scoreless inning.

Mike Kluver went 3-for-3. Jed Nelson and Kyle Knot had two hits apiece.

Raymond (23-10) 302 100 0 - 6 9 0

Milroy (18-8) 020 000 0 - 2 4 2

HITTING - Raymond: Mike Kluver 3-for-3, 2 runs; Jed Nelson 2-for-4, 2 runs; Mike Kragenbring 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kyle Knott 2-for-2, 2 rbi; Tom DeBoer 1-for-3 ... Milroy: Corey Schmidt 1-for-3; Eric Dolan 1-for-4; Scott LaVoy 1-for-3; Matt Bauer 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Tom DeBoer (W) 3-2-0-0-0-2, Zach Nelson (W) 2-1-2-2-2-3, Ron Hoekstra 1-1-0-0-0-2, Travis Epema 1-0-0-0-1-1 ... Milroy: Anthony Rohlik (L) 4-8-6-4-2-5, Nathan Duetz 3-1-0-0-1-3

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