Amateur baseball roundup: Atwater's Kingery claims a no-hitter

Amateur baseball report for Sunday, May 15, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Chuckers lefty strikes out 21 in 8-0 win over the Starbuck Stars in a County Line League game.

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ATWATER — Josh Kingery was unhittable on Sunday afternoon.

Hosting the Starbuck Stars for a County Line League amateur baseball game, the Atwater Chuckers’ left-handed fireballer threw a no-hitter as part of an 8-0 victory at Kingery Field.

Josh Kingery finished the game with 21 strikeouts with just two walks surrendered.

Josh also led the Atwater offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and four stolen bases. David Kingery scored twice and stole four bases in a 1-for-5 outing. Jordan Olson finished 1-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases.

Austin Ver Steeg started the game for Starbuck, striking out seven over five innings in the loss.


Atwater 8, Starbuck 0

Starbuck   000   000   000-0   0   0
Atwater      003   014   00x-8   11   1
Hitting - Starbuck: No hits … Atwater: Josh Kingery 3-4 2b r-2 bb sb-4, David Kingery 1-5 r-2 sb-4, Kobe Holtz 1-4 r rbi sb-2, Jordan Olson 1-4 r-2 sb-2, Josh Cunningham 1-2 rbi bb, Jeff Peterson 2-3 rbi bb, Ezra Kaping 1-3 rbi sb, Afton Kaping 1-2 2b r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Au. Ver Steeg (L) 5-7-4-2-3-7, Aaron Ver Steeg 1-2-4-3-1-3, Michael Gruber 2-2-0-0-0-4 … Atwater: J. Kingery (W) 9-0-0-0-2-21

Paynesville 6, NL-Sunburg 5

A two-out RBI single by Grant Fuchs gave Paynesville the go-ahead run in a County Line League victory over Norway Lake-Sunburg at Sunburg.

Along with going 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run, Fuchs got the win on the mound. He threw two scoreless innings of relief.

The Lakers’ top hitter was Justin Johnson. He went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Paynesville      001   200   201-6   13   0
NL-Sunburg     001   040   000-5   6   2
Hitting - Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 1-4 bb, Blake Vagle 2-4 r rbi bb, Garrett Leusink 2-4 2b-2 r, Tanner Stanley 2-5, Grant Fuchs 2-5 2b r rbi-3, Rick Hendrickson 3-5 r-2, Sam Oehrlein 1-3, Bennett Evans 0-0 r … NL-Sunburg: Jared Cortez 2-4 r rbi, Justin Johnson 2-3 r rbi bb, Luke Ruter 1-4 rbi-2, Brandon Rasmussen 1-4, Weston Gjerde 0-4 r bb, Ryan Torkelson 0-3 r bb, Caleb Collins 0-3 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Oehrlein 7-5-5-5-5-4, Gran. Fuchs (W) 2-1-0-0-0-2 … NL-Sunburg: Gjerde 5-7-3-1-0-5, Rasmussen 2-4-2-2-2-2, Johnson (L) 2-2-1-1-0-0 

Litchfield 16, Rockford 4

Already up 5-2, the Litchfield Blues tacked on seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to get a North Star League win against the Rockford Crows at Rockford.

Ryan Quast finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs for Litchfield. Brady Smith hit a pair of doubles, going 2-for-3 with five RBIs.

Litchfield      410   721   1-16   9   2
Rockford      200   110   0-4   4   3
Hitting - Litchfield: Cody Klabunde 1-4 r-2 rbi bb-2, Andrew Loch 1-3 r rbi bb, Joey Hyde 1-1 r, Eric Hulterstrum 1-4 r rbi bb sb, Jake Jones 1-2 r-2 rbi bb-2, Ryan Quast 2-3 r-3 rbi-3 bb sb, Brady Smith 2-3 2b-2 rbi-5 bb, Ben Alsleben 0-0 r-3 bb-3, Dylan Koll 0-3 r-2 bb-2 sb, Bennett Lecher 0-4 r rbi bb … Rockford: Jake Kraft 3-4 2b-2 rbi-3, Levi Broking 1-1 bb-2, Ben Bjorn 0-2 r bb-2, Drew Engebretson 0-4 r, Jack Hanson 0-3 r bb, Soren Peterson 0-3 r sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Jack Ramthun 3.2-2-3-3-5-3, Koll (W) 3.1-2-1-0-2-4 … Rockford: Ryan Lowe (L) 3.2-6-12-7-10-0, Zach Nelson 2.1-2-3-3-4-2, Kraft 1-1-1-1-1-3 


Elrosa 4, Meire Grove 0

Kevin Kuefler hit a home run for the Elrosa Saints in a shutout win over the Meire Grove Grovers in Stearns County North League play in Elrosa.

Kuefler finished the game 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.

On the mound, the Saints’ Wyatt Steffensen picked up the win after four innings of scoreless relief pitching.

Meire Grove   000   000   000-0   6   3
Elrosa             100   100   200-4   5   1
Hitting - Meire Grove: Tyler Moscho 2-4, Colton Meyer 1-4 bb, Alex Welle 1-3 bb, Tanner Klaphake 1-3, Josh Roelike 1-2 … Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 1-3 hr r-2 rbi-2, Will Van Beck 1-4, Gavin Kampsen 1-4 sb-2, Derek Wiener 1-4 2b sb, Blaine Fischer 1-3, Ryan Olmscheid 0-2 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Meire Grove: Mat Imdieke (L) 6-4-2-1-1-5, Ben Klaphake 0.2-1-2-2-1-1, Brady Birch 1.1-0-0-0-0-0 … Elrosa: Payton Van Beck 4-3-0-0-2-5, Wyatt Steffensen (W) 4-3-0-0-1-2, Ethan Vogt 1-0-0-0-0-0

Games Saturday

New Munich 1, Roscoe 0

Logan Funk drove in teammate Ty Reller with a two-out RBI single for the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning to put the New Munich SilverStreaks over the Roscoe Rangers in a Stearns County League game at Roscoe.

The Rangers had eight hits in the game, led by a 3-for-3 effort from Jaxson Leyendecker.

New Munich    000   000   001-1   6   0
Roscoe            000   000   000-0   8   0
Hitting - New Munich: Chad Funk 1-4 sb, Will Funk 1-4 2b, Hunter Rademacher 1-4, Logan Funk 1-3 rbi bb, Carter Schiffler 1-3, Caden Sand 1-4, Ty Reller 0-2 r bb-2 … Roscoe: Austin Pauls 1-4, Russell Leyendecker 1-3, Chris Whessler 1-2 bb, Bryce Vanderbeek 1-4, Spencer Eisenbraun 1-2 bb, Jaxson Leyendecker 3-3 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Munich: Jim Thull (W) 9-8-0-0-4-3 … Roscoe: Josh Mackedanz (L) 9-6-1-1-4-11

Starbuck 13, Kensington 2

Mitchell and Michael Gruber combined for five of the Starbuck Stars’ 13 hits in an exhibition win over the Kensington Norsemen in Kensington.


Mitchell finished 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI. Michael was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI in the victory. Austin Ver Steeg added a pair of doubles, three RBIs and a pair of runs for the Stars.

Starbuck          240   061   0-13   13   2
Kensington      000   200   0-2   7   1
Hitting - Starbuck Michael Gruber 2-4 2b r-3 rbi bb-2 sb, Mitchell Gruber 3-6 r-2 rbi sb, Austin Ver Steeg 2-5 2b-2 r-2 rbi-3 bb, Jackson Hendrickson 1-4 r rbi bb, Mike Andreas 1-5 r, Andrew Toop 1-3 r bb, Jared Feese 2-2 r rbi-4 bb-3, Drew Olsonaski 1-4 r-2 rbi-2 bb … Kensington: n/a
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Olsonaski 2-2-0-0-1-5, Mit. Gruber 2-3-2-2-0-3, Luke Barkeim (W) 3-2-0-0-0-6 … Kensington: n/a

Raymond 10, Clinton 0

The Raymond Rockets pieced together 14 hits in a shutout victory against the Clinton Cards in exhibition play at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.

Tyler Steen hit a home run for the Rockets, going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Isaac Call also went deep, going 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI. Mike Jeseritz, John Sawatzky and Brady Kienitz were each 2-for-4 for Raymond.

Herman Solomon was 3-for-3 with an RBI. He also got the win on the mound with six strikeouts over the first four innings.

Clinton         000   000   0-0   3   1
Raymond     311   020   3-10   14   2
Hitting - Clinton: Sam Adelman 2-2 bb, Kevin Casper 1-3 … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 2-4 r-2, Tyler Steen 2-3 hr r-3 rbi-2 bb, Isaac Call 2-3 2b hr r-3 rbi bb, John Sawatzky 2-4 2b r rbi-3, Eli Nelson 1-4 rbi-2, Brady Kienitz 2-4 2b r rbi sb, Herman Solomon 3-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Clinton: Keane Turner (L) 6-9-7-6-3-3, Zak Adelman 0.1-5-3-3-0-0 … Raymond: Solomon (W) 4-3-0-0-0-6, Esau Nelson 1-0-0-0-1-1, Sawatzky 2-0-0-0-0-4

Ortonville 14, Benson 1

Tony Schake tossed a seven-inning complete game as the Rox beat the Plowboys at Ortonville.

Schake struck out 10 and walked two. He allowed six hits and no earned runs.

William Enderson went 1-for-3 with a double for Benson.

Benson           000   001   0-1   6   3
Ortonville      525   020   x-14   11   1
Hitting - Benson: Isaac Minchow 0-3 bb, Matthew Goossen 0-3 bb, Matthew Laumeyer 1-3, Matthew Ebnet 1-1 r, William Enderson 1-3 2b, Brandon Osterbauer 1-1, Devon Swanson 1-2, Matthew Tolifson 1-3 … Ortonville: Tyson Powell 1-3 r rbi bb-2, Joe Fuller 1-4 r-2 rbi bb, Justin Downes 2-4 r-2 rbi bb, Chris Doney 1-3 r-2, Andrew Treinen 2-3 r-3 rbi-2 bb, Tony Schake 1-4 r-2 rbi-2 bb, Dexter Tweeter 2-3 r rbi bb, John Thomas 1-4 r rbi-2 bb 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Benson: Daniel Lenarz (L) 0.2-0-5-1-5-1, M. Lenarz 4.1-11-9-5-3-4, Enderson 1-0-0-0-1-1 … Ortonville: Schake (W) 7-6-1-0-2-10

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