Amateur Baseball: Norway Lake-Sunburg spoils Willmar opener

SUNBURG -- Willmar scored in the first inning of its first amateur baseball game of the season, but fell to Norway Lake-Sunburg 11-3 in a Cornbelt League game Sunday.

SUNBURG -- Willmar scored in the first inning of its first amateur baseball game of the season, but fell to Norway Lake-Sunburg 11-3 in a Cornbelt League game Sunday.

Jordan Olson hit an RBI single after the Rails' first two batters walked.

Willmar took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Lane Kleist and a Zach Horning single.

The rest of the game was controlled by the Lakers, who scored three runs in the fourth, three more in the sixth and two runs in both the seventh and eighth.

Willmar committed sev-en errors in the game, while the Lakers were flawless in the field.


Jordan Johnson doubled in two runs in the sixth for NL-Sunburg and Kyle Syverson's only hit drove in two runs in the eighth.

Jared Johnson, Kent Gjerde, James Cortez and Aaron Zimmer had two hits each for the Lakers (2-1, 2-1).

Horning, Olson and Matt Sagedahl had two hits apiece for the Rails (0-1, 0-1).

Alex Lotthammer pitched the first 7Xc innings for the win. He gave up eight hits, struck out eight but walked nine. Nate Schlagel allowed one hit, struck out three and walked one in the last 1Zc innings.

Darin Ditterich started the game for Willmar and took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out two. Jason Scheffler, Troy Ditterich and Cody Scott finished.

NL-Sunburg 11, Willmar 3

Will. (0-1, 0-1) 100 200 000 -- 3 9 7

NLS (2-1, 2-1) 010 303 22x -- 11 12 0


HITTING - Willmar: Matt Sagedahl 2-for-3; Lane Kleist 1-for-3, rbi; Zach Horning 2-for-5, rbi; Jordan Olson 2-for-5, 2b, rbi; Travis Koenen 1-for-5; George Jacobson 1-for-3 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jared Johnson 2-for-4, 2 runs; Grant Johnson 1-for-4, rbi; Jordan Johnson 1-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Kent Gjerde 2-for-5, rbi; James Cortez 2-for-4, 2b; Aaron Zimmer 2-for-5, 2b; Brant Beckman 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Kyle Syverson 1-for-1, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Darin Ditterich (L) 3Zc-3-4-2-2-3; Jason Scheffler 2Xc-5-3-2-2-2; Troy Ditterich 1Zc-4-4-4-4-0; Cody Scott Xc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Norway Lake-Sunburg: Alex Lotthammer (W) 7Xc-8-3-3-9-8; Nate Schlagel 1Zc-1-0-0-1-3

Sacred Heart 4, NL-Spicer 3

Two unearned runs scored in the third inning led the Saints to the win.

Two singles and a hit batsman loaded the bases for Sacred Heart, then an error at first base on a ground ball allowed two runs to score.

The Twins scored a run in the eighth to cut the lead to one when Jeremy Dirksen scored on a ground ball and beat the throw at home plate.

Jeremy Hinderks went the distance for the Sacred Heart win. He allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked four.

Darren Odgahl pitched all eight inning for the NL-Spicer. He gave up five hits, struck out five and walked three.


NL-Spicer 010 100 010 -- 3 7 2

SH (1-0, 5-0) 022 000 00x -- 4 5 3

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Kevin Soine 2-for-4; Jeremy Dirksen 1-for-5; Matt Plumhoff 1-for-3; Jay Magnuson 3-for-4, rbi ... Sacred Heart: Mike Johnson 1-for-3; Ryan Hebrink 1-for-3; Jeremy Hinderks 1-for-4; Mike Kuschel 1-for-3; Jeff Hinderks 1-for-4, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Darren Ogdahl (L) 8-5-4-1-3-5 ... Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks (W) 9-7-3-1-4-7

Starbuck 8, Bird Island 0

Jon Hoffmann hurled a four-hit, complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts to lead the Stars (1-2, 1-3). He did not issue a walk.

Mike Andreas highlighted a four-run second inning for Starbuck with a bases-loaded single to score two runs. Andreas, Ryan Gandrud and Matt Daniels had two hits each.

Ben Aaseth, Curt Seehusen, Alex Gay and Travis Frederiksen each singled for Bird Island (0-1, 0-1).


B.Island (0-1, 0-1) 000 000 000 -- 0 4 1

Starbuck (1-2, 1-3) 040 202 00x -- 8 9 2

HITTING - Bird Island: Ben Aaseth 1-for-2; Curt Seehusen 1-for-1; Alex Gay 1-for-4; Travis Frederiksen 1-for-3 ... Starbuck: Ryan Gandrud 2-for-3, 2 bb's; Zach Lagred 1-for-4, 3 rbi; Matt Daniels 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Mike Andreas 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Andy Toop 1-for-3; Wyatt Paumen 1-for-2, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Eric Gass (L) 4-7-6-6-5-3; Brad Gass 4-2-2-2-1-5 ... Starbuck: Jon Hoffmann (W) 9-4-0-0-0-12

Milroy 11, Atwater 0

Justin Schlemmer and Eric Dolan drove in two runs apiece to back the combined three-hit pitching of Nathan and Austin Deutz.

David Schmidt had three hits for Milroy (1-0, 4-0). Schlemmer and Matt Bauer had two hits apiece.

Nathan Deutz gave up one hit and no runs over two innings before being relieved by Austin Deutz, who allowed three hits over the final five innings for the win.


Jordan Tanner, Mike Malvin and Ryan Walsh has the Atwater hits.

Atwater (1-2, 2-2). 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1

Milroy (1-0, 4-0) ....430 310 0 --11 9 1

HITTING - Atwater: Jordan Tanner 1-for-4; Mike Malvin 1-for-3; Ryan Walsh 1-for-3 ... Milroy David Schmidt 3-for-4, 2b; Matt Bauer 2-for-3, rbi; Justin Schlemmer 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Eric Dolan 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Josh Hadley 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Atwater: Justin Schroeder (L) 4-7-10-7-5-7, Jordan Tanner 2-2-1-1-1-1 ... Milroy: Nathan Deutz 2-1-0-0-1-2, Austin Deutz (W) 5-3-0-0-3-4

Paynesville 8, Granite Falls 7

Adam Miller hit a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game for the Pirates, who won the game on an error which scored Shannon Olmscheid.

Granite Falls held a 7-0 lead after the top of the fifth. Paynesville scored one run in the bottom of the inning and three more in the seventh.


Jamie Paul had three hits and three RBI for Paynesville.

Brett Savelkoul pitched the last 4Zc innings for the win. He allowed just one hit, struck out seven and walked three.

Phil Johnson had three hits to pace the Kilowatts.

G.Falls (0-1, 0-1) 202 210 000 -- 7 8 1

P'ville (2-1, 2-1) 000 010 304 -- 8 15 2

HITTING - Granite Falls: Phil Johnson 3-for-6; Craig Listul 1-for-3; Nick Richter 2-for-4; Andrew Walters 1-for-1 ... Paynesville: Aaron Savelkoul 2-for-5; Jamie Paul 3-for-5, 3 rbi; Brett Savelkoul 2-for-5, rbi; Adam Miller 2-for-5, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Derek Stanger 1-for-5; Adam Hemmesch 2-for-4; Jordan Haag 1-for-1; Shannon Olmscheid 2-for-4, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Granite Falls: Tyler Kanten 7-10-4-4-2-4; Andrew Walters (L) 2-5-4-3-1-0 ... Paynesville: Jamie Paul 2Zc-4-4-2-5-4; Ryan Hess 1Zc-3-3-3-5-1; Brett Savelkoul (W) 4Zc-1-0-0-3-7

Raymond 2, Regal 1

No report was available by press time.


St. Cloud 5, Litchfield 1

Ryan Nothnagel went 3-for-3 and Brad Haag struck out 11 batters in seven innings to lift the St. Cloud Snappers over Litchfield.

David Pennertz went 2-for-4 and drove in a run for the Blues.

St. Cloud 000 111 020 -- 5 9 2

Litchfield 010 000 000 -- 1 6 2

HITTING - St. Cloud Snappers: Eric Schneider 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Brad Haag 1-for-5; Ryan Nothnagel 3-for-3; Reese Gregory 1-for-5, rbi; Doug Keller 1-for-2; Ryne Gregory 2-for-4, rbi ... Litchfield: Lucas Johnson 1-for-4; Joe Pennertz 1-for-4; David Pennertz 2-for-4, rbi; Joe Buschette 1-for-3; Toby Chellin 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Snappers: Brad Haag (W) 7-6-1-1-5-11, Josh Vorpohl 2-0-0-0-2-0 ... Litchfield: Kaleb Kalkbrenner (L) 5Xc-7-3-3-4-2, Stephen Pennertz 3Zc-2-2-1-2-2

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