Amateur Baseball Roundup: Lotthammer, Sawatzky dominate mound in Rockets' win

RAYMOND -- Alex Lotthammer and John Sawatzky were dominant on the mound and Tyler Steen's run-scoring single in the first proved to be the winning run in Raymond's 2-0 victory over Marshall on Sunday.

RAYMOND - Alex Lotthammer and John Sawatzky were dominant on the mound and Tyler Steen’s run-scoring single in the first proved to be the winning run in Raymond’s 2-0 victory over Marshall on Sunday.

Lotthammer struck out 12 in six innings, allowing two hits. Sawatzky earned the save, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out three over the final three innings.

Their efforts countered a strong outing by the A’s Colton Smit, who pitched all eight innings and struck out 10.

Steen was 2-for-4 and scored an insurance run in the eighth when Sawatzky lifted a sacrifice fly to center field.

Mike Jeseritz was 1-for-3 and scored on Steen’s single in the first.


Justin Koenen, Jordan Daugherty, Kyle Knott and Jordan Smith had the other Rockets hits.

Raymond 2, Marshall 0

Marshall               000 000 000 - 0 3 0

Raymond             100 000 01x - 2 9 1

HITTING – Marshall: Andrew Kinney 1-3, Drew Hmielewski 2-3 … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-3 r, Justin Koenen 1-1, Jordan Daugherty 1-1 Tyler Steen 2-4 rbi r, Kyle Knott 1-3, Jordan Smith 1-4, John Sawatzky 0-4 rbi sf

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Marshall: Colton Smit (L) 8-7-2-2-2-10 … Raymond: Alex Lotthammer (W) 6-2-0-0-3-12, Sawatzky (Sv) 3-1-0-0-1-3

Bird Island 12, Willmar 1

Mike Nagel drove in four runs and Jesse Bjur and Barry Wohler combined on a seven-inning one-hitter in the Bullfrogs’ victory on Sunday in Bird Island.


Bjur worked the first five innings, allowing an unearned run and striking out six. Wohler pitched the final two innings and struck out three.

The Bullfrogs’ Luke Kramer homered and drove in three runs, and Nagel, Dylan Gass, Tyler Hebrink and Logan Sandgren all had two hits. Hebrink drove in two runs.

Tanner Thunstedt picked up the Rails’ lone hit, a fourth-inning double. He came around to score on a ground out and an error.

Willmar 000 100 0 -   1  1  3

Bird Island           016 500 x - 12 12 1

HITTING – Willmar: Tanner Thunstedt 1-3 2b r … Bird Island: Elliot Serbus 1-3 2b r, Dylan Gass 2-4 r, Shawn Dollerschell 1-5, Tyler Hebrink 2-4 2b rbi-2 r-2, Mark Neubauer 0-3 r-2, Trevor Nissen 1-3 2b r-2, Logan Sandgren 2-3 rbi r-2, Mike Nagel 2-3  rbi-4 r, Luke Kramer hr 1-3 rbi-3 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Derek Weiss (L) 3.1-9-12-8-6-2, Josh Warne 2.2-3-0-0-0-1 … Bird Island: Jesse Bjur (W) 5-1-1-0-0-6, Barry Wohler 2-0-0-0-1-3

Milroy Yankees 6, Sacred Heart 2


Nathan Deutz struck out 15 Sacred Heart batters in Milroy’s victory on Sunday in Milroy.

Sacred Hearts’s Nate Hebrink was 2-for-4 and Steve Jakel, Matt Koenen and Jeff Hinderks had the Saints’ other hits.

Sacred Heart      000 200 000 - 2 5 2

Milroy   101 400 00x - 6 8 0

HITTING – Sacred Heart: Jeff Hinderks 1-4, Jeremy Hinderks 0-1 r, Nate Hebrink 2-4 r, Matt Koenen 1-3, Steve Jakel 1-3 … Milroy: Matt Bauer 2-3 2b-2 rbi r, Austin Kretsch 1-2 2b rbi-2 r, Eric Dolan 2-3 2b rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart: Matt Koenen (L) 8-8-6-5-3-5 … Milroy: Nathan Deutz (W) 9-5-2-2-4-15

County Line

NL-Sunburg 12, Starbuck 2


Kyle Baker was 4-for-4 and scored four runs and Aaron Zimmer had two hits and drove in three runs in the Lakers’ County Line League win over the Stars on Sunday in Sunburg.

Alex Baker and Justin Schmitz both drove in two runs and Jonah Johnson and Justin Johnson both were 2-for-4 and had RBIs.

Mike Andreas homered and drove in both Stars’ runs, and Jake Amundson was 2-for-4 with a double.

The Lakers are 3-1 in the league and overall.

Starbuck              100 001 0 -   2  6  2

NL-Home             021 204 3 - 12 13 1

HITTING – Starbuck: Jake Amundson 2-4 2b, Mike Andreas 1-4 hr rbi-2, Taylor Kollman 1-1, Tyler Toop 1-3, Mike Nielson 1-3 2b  … Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 2-4 rbi, Justin Johnson 2-4 rbi, Chad Searcy 1-3 2b, Aaron Zimmer 2-4 rbi-3, Kyle Baker 4-4 r-4, Alex Baker 1-1 rbi-2, Justin Schmitz 1-3 2b rbi-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: Matt Katzenmeyer (L) 4-7-5-3-0-1, Kollman 1.2-2-4-4-1-1, Trenton Burg 0.1-4-3-3-3-0 … NLS: Justin Johnson (W) 5.1-5-2-2-8-5, Jonah Johnson 1.2-1-0-0-0-4


Regal 21, Paynesville 3

Regal batted around in three innings and pounded out 20 hits in a County Line League win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Shane Rademacher, Austin Hadley and Andy Hadley all drove in four runs and had eight of the Eagles’ hits.

Austin Hadley got the win.

Paynesville’s Kyle Smith had two hits and drove in two runs.

The Eagles are now 8-2 overall.

Paynesville         000 200 1 -  3   6  6

Regal     721 542 x - 21 20 2


HITTING – Paynesville: Kyle Smith 2-3 rbi-2 r, Brett Savelkoul 1-4 r, Justin Butkowski 2-2, Alex Najokas 1-1 rbi … Regal: Shane Rademacher 2-6 2b rbi-4 r-2, Jordan Beier 2-5 3b r-3 bb, Austin Hadley 3-4 2b rbi-4 r-3, Chris Beier 1-3 r-2 bb-2, Andy Hadley 3-5 rbi-4 r, Nathan Meyer 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-2, Nathan Beier 2-2 2b rbi r-3 bb, Ryan Schneider 1-3, Austin Kampsen 1-3, Alex Wosmek 2-2 r-2, Jeff Schaefer 1-1 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Aaron Savelkoul (L) 3.2-13-15-10-4-2, Butkowski 0.2-3-4-4-3-0, Kyle Schmidt 1.2-3-2-0-0-1 … Regal: Austin Hadley (W) 5-4-2-1-1-6, Rademacher 2-2-1-1-2-3

Sauk Valley

Litchfield 3, St. Joseph 2

Kaleb Kalbrenner worked a complete game and struck out seven as the Blues picked up a win at home on Sunday.

Jake Johnson had three hits and Josh Johnson drove in two of the Blues’ three runs.

Ben Alvord had two hits and drove in both St. Joseph runs.

St. Joseph           000 011 000 - 2 7 3

Litchfield              201 000 00x - 3 6 0

HITTING – St. Joseph: Eric Vigil 2-3, Ben Alvord 2-4 rbi-2 … Litchfield: Matt Spreiter 1-4, Josh Johnson 1-3 rbi-2, Jake Johnson 3-5, Derek Koll 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - St. Joseph: Michael Ashell (L) 8-6-3-2-4-4 … Litchfield: Kaleb Kalkbrenner (W) 9-7-2-2-1-7


Mora 17, NL-Spicer 2

Mora came in swinging and didn’t let up, scoring eight runs in the seventh to finish off New London-Spicer on Sunday the third-place game of the Omann Insurance Invitational.

Kevin Soine doubled twice and scored twice and Scott Rambow had two RBIs.

Mora’s Asa Patterson got the win with relief help from Ryan VanSomeran.

Mora     221 004 8 - 17 20 1

NLS Twins            101 000 0 -  2   8  5

HITTING – Mora: Sean Graff 4-6 2b-2 rbi-4, Dylan Graves 2-4 2b rbi-3 r-2 … New London-Spicer: Kevin Soine 2-4 2b-2 r-2, Jake Rambow 2-3, Scott Rambow 1-3 rbi-2, Andrew Bangen 1-2, Jordan Asckerman 1-3, Patrick Courtney 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Mora: Asa Patterson (W) 5-8-2-2-0-5, Ryan VanSomeran 2-0-0-0-1-2 … NLS: Bangen (L) 4-9-5-2-3-1, Mike Danielson 2-4-4-3-0-0, Jake Damhof 1-7-8-7-2-1

Results Saturday

County Line

Atwater 3, NL-Sunburg 2

Matt Tanner singled in two eighth-inning runs to lead Atwater to a victory over Norway Lake-Sunburg on Saturday at Kingery Field in Atwater.

NLS’ Chris Braaten held the Chuckers scoreless through six innings, but Matt Tanner scored on an error in the seventh, then singled to left to plate Jordan Tanner and Vance Martin in the eighth.

Matt Tanner was 3-for-3.

Martin worked a strong game, going all nine innings and striking out five. He issued just one walk and shut out the Lakers the final eight innings.

NLS’s Jonah Johnson was 2-for-4 and Braaten also had two hits and drove in a run.

The Chuckers play next against Dassel-Cokato at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Cokato.

NL-Sunburg        200 000 000 - 2 6 1

Atwater               000 000 12x - 3 4 1 

HITTING – Norway Lake-Sunburg: Jonah Johnson 2-4 sb-2, Justin Johnson 0-4 r hbp, James Cortez 0-3 r hbp, Aaron Zimmer 1-4 rbi, Chris Braaten 2-4 rbi, Kyle Baker 1-3, Alex Baker 1-1 … Atwater: Vance Martin 0-3 r bb, Matt Tanner 3-3 rbi-2 r sb, Mike Malvin 1-4, Jordan Tanner 0-2 r bb

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Braaten 6-3-1-0-1-4, Jonah Johnson (L) 2-1-2-2-2-2 … Atwater: Martin (W) 9-7-2-2-1-5

Land O’ Ducks Teal

Montevideo 4, Ortonville 3

Zac Enevoldsen provided his own entertainment on his 18th birthday Saturday as the recent Montevideo High School graduate provided the winning hit in his first amateur baseball game.

The Spartans owned a 3-0 lead after two innings of play and held the advantage until visiting Ortonville scored three times in the eighth and ninth. Joe Bednar bunted with one out in the Montevideo ninth to reach base and later stole second. Enevoldsen soon followed with a line-drive hit to left to knock in Bednar and give the Spartans (1-0, 1-2) their first win of the season.

Montevideo starter Eldon Evans struck out six in six shutout innings before giving way to eventual winner Colton Vien. All three of the Rox runs were unearned as Montevideo committed six errors on the day.

Ortonville            000 000 012 - 3 7 1

Montevideo       120 000 001 - 4 7 6

HITTING – Ortonville: John Thomas 2-5, Chris Fellows 2-5 rbi-2 … Montevideo: Joe Schlagel 2-3, Colton Vien 1-3 2b, Tanner Lindemann 1-2, Joe Bednar 1-2, Jake Bednar 1-4 rbi, Zac Enevoldsen 1-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ortonville: Tony Schake 5-5-3-3-3-7, Fellows (L) 3.2-2-1-1-0-7 … Montevideo: Eldon Evans 6-4-0-0-1-6, Vien (W) 3-3-3-0-2-5


Bird Island 13, Midway 3

Logan Sandgren drove in five runs and the Bullfrogs worked around eight walks to down the Snurdbirds on Saturday in Bird Island.

Dylan Gass was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, Shawn Dollerschell doubled and drove in a pair, and Elliot Serbus had two hits and drove in a run.

Luke Kramer worked six innings to get the win.

Midway                000 012 0 -   3  3  4

Bird Island           041 320 4 - 13 11 0

HITTING – Midway: Ray Mueller 1-2 rbi r, Frank Moren 1-3 rbi … Bird Island: Elliot Serbus 2-4 rbi r, Dylan Gass 2-4 rbi-2 r-2, Shawn Dollerschell 1-3 2b rbi-2 r, Tyler Hebrink 0-1 r, Jake Pettit 1-3 r-2, 1-3 r-2, Trevor Nissen 0-4 rbi-2, Logan Sangren 2-4 rbi-5 r, Mark Neubauer 1-3 r, Jeremy Mortenson 1-2 rbi r-3, Trey Weisfennig 1-4 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Midway: Jake Lund (L) 2-2-4-0-3-2, Stetson Burkman 4.2-9-9-4-2-3 … Bird Island: Luke Kramer (W) 6-3-3-3-7-5, Tate Lange 1-0-0-0-1-0

Sacred Heart 9, Midway 1

Jeremy Hinderks allowed just a run on five hits while striking out seven to lead the Saints to a victory over the Snurdbirds on Saturday in Bird Island.

Midway’s Steve Wetterling hit a fourth-inning solo home run.

Jeff Hinderks homered and drove in three runs and Tom Lippert had three hits and drove in three runs.

Jeremy Hinderks had two hits and an RBI.

Midway                000 100 000 - 1 5 3

Sacred Heart      303 200 01x - 9 9 2

HITTING – Midway: Steve Wetterling 1-4 hr rbi r … Sacred Heart: Trent Novotny 0-2 r-3, Mike Nelson 1-4 r-2, Jeff Hinderks 1-3 hr rbi-3 r-3, Jeremy Hinderks 2-5 rbi, Tom Lippert 3-4 rbi-3 r, Chris Potter 1-3 rbi, Steve Jakel 1-4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Midway: Zach Etter (L) 5-6-8-6-2-5 … Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks (W) 9-5-1-1-0-7

Isanti 9, NL-Spicer 2

Isanti put up five runs in the first and New London-Spicer never got its offense going in the semifinals of the Omann Insurance Invitational.

Scott Rambow and Jake Damhof both hit solo home runs to account for both Twins runs.

NLS        100 100 0 - 2  6  2

Isanti     503 001 x - 9 12 1

HITTING – New London-Spicer: Jake Rambow 1-4, Scott Rambow 1-3 rbi r, Mike Danielson 1-3, Jake Damhof 1-3 rbi r, Jordan Ackerman 1-3, Jack Schwaegerl 1-3 … Isanti: Kyle Johnson 2-3 rbi-3 r-2, Brett Tholen 3-4 rbi r-2, Patrick Lind 3-4 rbi-2 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Patrick Courtney (L) 4-8-8-7-6-3, Andrew Bangen 2-4-1-1-1-0 … Isanti: Adam West (W) 4-5-2-2-0-3, Alex Bauermeister 3-1-0-0-2-3

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