Amateur Baseball: Big inning powers Milroy past Willmar

MILROY -- A five-run sixth inning helped spur Milroy past Willmar in Cornbelt South League amateur baseball action Sunday. The Yankees (2-0, 3-1) led 2-1 entering the bottom of the sixth. The first seven batters reached base, the first two on wal...

MILROY -- A five-run sixth inning helped spur Milroy past Willmar in Cornbelt South League amateur baseball action Sunday.

The Yankees (2-0, 3-1) led 2-1 entering the bottom of the sixth. The first seven batters reached base, the first two on walks, then Milroy had five straight hits. Nathan Deutz hit a two-run single, followed by RBI singles from Dave Schmidt and Dean Zwach.

The Rails (0-1, 0-1) responded with two runs in the seventh. Cody Scott walked and stole second, then scored on Matt Sagedahl's single. Sagedahl crossed the plate on an error.

In the ninth, Willmar scored when Josh Dahlke took a bases-loaded walk, but Milroy reliever Austin Deutz got the last three outs.

Zwach and Christopher Eichten had three hits each for the Yankees. Schmidt and Ben Dolan added two hits each.


Sagedahl and Dahlke paced the Rails with three hits apiece. Lane Kleist followed with two hits.

Milroy 9, Willmar 4

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Milroy 020 005 20x -- 9 13 2

HITTING - Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 3-for-5, 2b, rbi; Lane Kleist 2-for-4, 2b; Anthony Stern 1-for-5; Josh Dahlke 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; George Jacobson 1-for-5, rbi; Matt Carlson 1-for-5 ... Milroy: Dean Zwach 3-for-5, rbi; Brian Dolan 2-for-4; Cory Schmidt 1-for-4; Christopher Eichten 3-for-5; Nathan Deutz 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Dave Schmidt 2-for-4, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Darren Ditterich (L) 5-9-7-6-4-3; Troy Ditterich 2-4-2-2-0-1; Cody Scott 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Milroy: Anthony Rohlik (W) 6-5-1-1-2-9; Austin Deutz 3-6-3-2-2-7

Raymond 11, Granite Falls 3

Mike Jeseritz, Jordan Smith and Ben Ruter each drove in a pair of runs as the Rockets shot past Granite Falls at Richter Field on Sunday.


Jeseritz went 3-for-6, including a double, and Shawn Thissen walloped an RBI triple.

Nate Hebrink pitched the first four innings allowing five hits and one run. Tom DeBoer threw the final five to get the win.

Kilowatt starter Nick Richter left in the third inning. Curt Kvam threw two innings and Andrew Walters the final five.

Luke Berg and Brandon Mensink each got a pair of hits for Granite Falls (0-3).

Raymond 031 043 000 -- 11 11 0

Granite Falls 100 001 001 -- 3 10 4

HITTING - Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 3-for-6, 2b, 2 rbi; Shawn Thissen 1-for-3, 3b, rbi; Tyler Steen 1-for-2; Mike Kragenbring 1-for-5, 2b; Zach Nelson 1-for-1, 4 bb's, 2 runs; Tom DeBoer 1-for-4; Jordan Smith 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Ben Ruter 2-for-5, 2 rbi ... Granite Falls: Greg Listul 1-for-3, rbi; King Richter 1-for-2; Jake Suter 1-for-4, rbi; Tom Doyle 1-for-2, rbi; Tyler Flatum 1-for-3; Luke Berg 2-for-3; Brandon Mensink 2-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Raymond: Nate Hebrink 4-5-1-1-1-0, Tom DeBoer (W) 5-5-2-2-1-5 ... Granite Falls: Nick Richter (L) 2-4-4-3-4-0, Curt Kvam 2-2-0-0-0-2, Andrew Walters 5-5-7-4-2-0


Cornbelt North

New London-Spicer 11, Paynesville 3

New London-Spicer pitcher Ben Kulset got off to a rocky start but quickly throttled back Paynesville on Sunday afternoon in the Twins' third win of the new Cornbelt season.

The Pirates got all three of their runs in the first frame, a sum that was matched by the Twins in the lower half of the inning.

Kulset gave up four hits and one earned run over eight innings. At the plate, he went 4-for-5 with three RBI. Mike Danielson was 3-for-4, also with three RBI. He pitched the ninth.

Doug Fuchs had two hits for Paynesville. Pirates starter Shannon Olmschied left in the second inning as NLS piled up all its runs in the first four innings.

Paynesville 300 000 000 -- 3 4 0

NL-Spicer 324 200 00x -- 11 15 2


HITTING - Paynesville: Derek Stangler 1-for-1; Doug Fuchs 2-for-5; Trent Hanson 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset 4-for-5, 3 rbi; Mike Danielson 3-for-4, 3 rbi, 2b; Adam Luberts 1-for-5; Jack Hartley 1-for-4; Jeremy Dirksen 1-for-3, 2b; Taylor Dammermann 2-for-5, rbi, 2b; Luke Reiter 1-for-4; Jared Williamson 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Shannon Omschied (L) 1Zc-5-4-4-2-0, Derek Stanger 2Zc-6-5-5-1-1, Adam Hemmesch 4Zc-4-2-2-2-3 ... New London-Spicer: Ben Kulset (W) 8-4-3-1-5-3, Mike Danielson 1-0-0-0-0-2-1

Regal 3, Atwater 1

Austen Hadley broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single for the Eagles (2-1, 3-1). Chris Beier, who hit a two-out double, scored the run.

Josh Cunningham doubled and drove in the the only run for the Chuckers (0-3, 0-3).

Beier pitched the first six innings for the win. He allowed one run on six hits, struck out five and walked two. Hadley threw the final three innings for the save.

Atwater 000 100 000 -- 1 7 1

Regal 000 101 10x -- 3 8 0


HITTING - Atwater: Josh Cunningham 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Zach Cunningham 1-for-4; Justin Downes 1-for-4; Matt Tanner 1-for-4; Mike Malvin 1-for-3; Mike Walsh 1-for-4; Luke Pickle 1-for-4 ... Regal: Austen Hadley 2-for-4, rbi; Steven Gerding 2-for-3; Jordan Beier 1-for-2, 2 bb's; Chris Beier 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2b; Andy Hadley 1-for-4, rbi; Austin Kampsen 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater: Justin Downes (L) 6-5-3-3-3-5; Mike Malvin Zc-0-0-0-0-0; Justin Schroeder 1Xc-3-0-0-2-2 ... Regal: Chris Beier (W) 6-6-1-1-2-5; Austen Hadley (S) 3-1-0-0-0-1

Norway Lake-Sunburg 10, Starbuck 4

The Lakers cruised into the eighth inning with a 3-0 lead where 11 runs were scored.

The Stars got a quick four to take the lead. Norway Lake-Sunburg starter Chris Braaten gave up the first two and was relieved by Grant Johnson. Mike VanOverbeke drove in two runs with the second of his two doubles to put the Stars ahead, 4-3.

The Lakers (2-1) answered with seven runs in their half of the frame, helped by walks and hit batters. Jordan Johnson, who was 3-for-5, and Braaten supplied RBI hits in the outburst that came against relievers Nick Sutton and then Joe Heidelberger.

Grant Johnson got the win in relief of Braaten, who took a shutout into the eighth.

Starbuck 000 000 040 -- 4 8 1


NL-Sunburg 001 200 07x -- 10 13 2

HITTING - Starbuck: Aaron Kessler 1-for-5; Joe Heidelberger 2-for-5; Zach Lagred 2-for-4; Mike Andreas 1-for-4, rbi; Mike VanOverbeke 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jared Johnson 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Johnson 3-for-5, 2 rbi; James Cortez 1-for-3, rbi; Chris Braaten 2-for-5, 3 rbi; Nate Schagel 1-for-2, 2b; Chad Searcy 2-for-5; Grant Johnson 1-for-4; Brant Beckman 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Starbuck: Jon Hoffmann 5-7-3-3-2-4, Jim Walker 2-1-0-0-0-2, Nick Sutton (L) Zc-2-4-4-2-0, Joe Heidelberger Xc-3-3-3-0-1 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Chris Braaten 7Zc-6-2-2-2-8, Grant Johnson (W) 1Xc-2-2-1-0-3

Saturday's game


Sacred Heart 9, Paynesville 7

The teams combined for 26 hits. Mike Johnson paced Sacred Heart with three hits.

Doug Fuchs had three hits for Paynesville.

Sacred Heart 001 002 132 -- 9 16 2

Paynesville 001 300 102 -- 7 10 3

HITTING - Sacred Heart: Mitch Schwindt 2-for-5, 2 runs; Tyler Kleinhuizen 1-for-3, 2 bb's, rbi; Ryan Hebrink 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Jeff Hinderks 1-for-5; Mike Kuschel 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2b; Mike Johnson 3-for-5, 2 runs, rbi; Greg Hagen 1-for-1, 2b; Adam Potter 2-for-3; Bryan Aeikens 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Matt Koenen 1-for-4 ... Paynesville: Jamie Paul 1-for-3; Colin Spooner 1-for-3; Ryan Hess 2-for-5; Doug Fuchs 3-for-5, 2b; Matt Fuchs 1-for-4, 2b; Trent Hansen 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen (W) 8-9-7-4-3-5; Ryan Hebrink (S) 1-1-0-0-0-2 ... Paynesville: Ryan Hess 7-11-4-*0-5, Jamie Paul 2-5-6-*-3-0

Late result Friday


Litchfield 5, Watertown 2

Down 2-1, the Blues scored four times in the top of the ninth using four walks, a Watertown error and some well-place bunts. Litchfield's Kaleb Kalkbrenner threw the last seven innings to get the win.

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Watertown 000 002 000 -- 2 10 2

HITTING - Litchfield: Russ Nathe 1-for-4, rbi; Terry Euerle 1-for-5; Dan Estrada 3-for-5, rbi; Jarit Euerle 1-for-2 ... Watertown: Joe Brandenberg 2-for-5; Josh Anthony 2-for-5, 2b; Derrick Sommerfield 2-for-5; Jared Duske 2-for-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Litchfield: Jon Euerle 2-2-0-0-1-4, Kaleb Kalkbrenner (W) 7-8-2-0-1-5 ... Watertown: Jared Duske 8-6-2-0-5-9, Dan Jesmer (L) 1-0-3-2-4-0

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