Amateur Baseball roundup: Oehrlein, Pirates shut down Lakers, 3-1

Paynesville pitcher sharp in win over Norway Lake-Sunburg

PAYNESVILLE — Sam Oehrlein threw a four-hitter to lead the Paynesville Pirates amateur baseball team to a 3-1 County Line League victory over the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers on Friday night.

Oehrlein, a left-hander who pitches for Concordia-Moorhead, struck out four and walked two, allowing four hits. The run he allowed came from a solo home run in the top of the ninth by the Lakers’ Regan Carlson.

The Pirates’ Drew Tangen was 1 of 3 for a double and a run. Luke Johnson was 1 of 3 for a triple and a run.

NLS 000 000 001-1 4 2
Paynesville 111 000 000-3 6 3
Hitting - NLS: Weston Gjerde 2-3, Regan Carlson 1-4 r rbi hr, Chris Moist 1-2 ... Paynesville: Drew Tangen 1-3 r rbi 2b, Luke Johnson 1-4 r 3b, Abe Bullard 1-4 rbi, Sam Oehrlein 1-3 r, Blake Vagle 1-3, Tanner Stanley 1-3, Grady Fuchs 0-3 hbp.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Gjerde (L) 6-6-3-2-0-4, Justin Johnson 1-0-0-0-0, Ryan Torkelson 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Paynesville: Sam Oehrlein (W) 9-4-1-1-2-4

Litchfield 13,
Maple Lake 9

Five Litchfield players had multiple hits as the Blues went off for 17 in a North Star League win over host Maple Lake.

Gabe Lecher was 4-for-4 with two RBIs while Jake Jones finished 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and a stolen base. Andrew Loch, Cody Klabunde and Drew Kotzer each had two hits in the victory.


Jack Ramthun was the winning pitcher for the Blues, striking out six over six innings.

Litchfield hosts the Loretto Larks at 6 p.m. Sunday at Optimist Park.

Litchfield 330 501 100-13 17 1
Maple Lake 001 002 105- 9 7 2
Hitting - Litchfield: Andrew Loch 2-6 r-2, Cody Klabunde 2-6 r-2 rb sbi, Jake Jones 4-5 r-2 rbi-3 2b sb, Brady Smith 1-5 r, Drew Kotzer 2-4 r-3 rbi-4 bb 2b hr, Avery Liestman 1-3 r rbi bb 2b, Gabe Lecher 4-4 rbi-2, Kal Volinkaty 0-4 r, Winky Estrada 1-3 r bb … Maple Lake: Luke Fobbe 0-4 bb r, Jake Bergstrom 0-2 hbp, Ryley Hagen 1-1 r bb, Ben Clapp 1-3 bb-2, Hunter Malachek 0-3 r-3 rbi-2 sb bb, Ben Reilley 2-4 r rbi-2 bb, Donnie Mavencamp 2-5 r rbi-3 hr, Derek Rachel 0-4 r bb, Logan Orazem 0-5 rbi, Jordan Tanner 0-0 r bb, Cody Decker 1-1 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Jack Ramthun (W) 6-2-3-3-6-6, Volinkaty 2 1/3-5-6-5-2-1, Liestman 2/3-0-0-0-0-2 … Maple Lake: Nick Preisinger (L) 3 1/3-9-8-6-0-1, Gavin Wolff 2⅔-5-4-4-3-3, Tanner 3-3-1-1-0-3

Raymond 9,
NLS Twins 8

Raymond scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat the New London-Spicer Twins.

Mike Jeseritz, Paxton Nelson and Brett Swason all had three hits for the Rockets. Jeseritz was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Nelson was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI and swanson was 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a double.

Adam Scrhader went 4-for-5 with a double and a home run and four RBI for the Twins.

NLS 101 120 030-8 13 2
Raymond 200 210 022-9 15 2
Hitting - NLS: Jake Rambow 2-4 r-2 3b, Adam Schrader 4-5 r-2 rbi-4 2bhr, Scott Rambow 1-3 r, Dalton Rambow 2-5 rbi-2 2b, Derek Dolezal 1-4 r rbi, Josh Soine 1-4 r 2b, Mason Tougtes 1-4, Ben Kulset 1-4 r rbi … Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 3-5 r-2 rbi, Paxton Nelson 3-6 r-2 rbi-2, Tyler Steen 1-4 r 2b, Caleb Ditmarson 2-3 rbi-3 2b, Eric Hulterstrum 0-4 rbi, Tanner Bauman 1-3 r rbi, Brady Kienitz 2-2 r, Brett Swanson 3-4 r-2 rbi 2b.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Grant Bangen 8-11-7-7-5-3, Ben Kulset (L) 2/3-4-2-2-0-2 Raymond: John Sawatzky 5-9-5-5-5-5, Herman Solomon 3-3-3-3-2-1, Brooks Asche (W) 1-1-0-0-0-0

Elrosa 15,
Freeport 4

Will Van Beck and Peyton Winter each had two hits to help the Elrosa Saints beat the Freeport Black Sox at Freeport.


The game was called after eight innings. Freeport pitchers hit six batters.

Elrosa 040 150 50-15 10 4
Freeport 200 110 00-4 6 1
Hitting - Elrosa: Will Van Beck 2-3 r-2 hbp-2 sb, Jackson Peter 1-3 r rbi-3 2b hbp bb, Kevin Kuefler 1-3 rbi-3 bb, Gavin Kampsen 1-1 r rbi-2, Matt Schmitz 0-3 r hbp sb, Derek Wiener 0-2 r, Luke Van Becker 0-2 r hbp, Payton Van Beck 1-2 r rbi, Ethan Vogt 1-3 r rbi-2 2b, Riley Lenarz 1-1 rbi bb, Brandon Roelike 0-0 r-3 hbp bb-2, Peyton Winter 2-5 r-2 rbi-2 … Freeport: Carter Sawyer 1-3 r 2b bb, Bryan Benson 1-4 r, Jake Braegelmann 2-3 r-2 rbi sb bb, Brady Pesta 1-2 rbi-2 2b, Taylor Erickson 0-4 rbi, Ike Sawyer 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Elrosa: L. Van Beck (W) 5 1/3-6-4-3-3-4, P. Van Beck 1⅔-0-0-0-2-3, Winter 1-0-0-0-0-2 … Freeport: Tyler Hemker (L) 6-8-14-11-6-5
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