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New London-Spicer shuts down Norway Lake, 7-0

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Norway Lake-Sunburg's Weston Gjerde stumbles while in the midst of a pickle in the first inning against the New London-Spicer Twins at Green Lake Diamonds on Friday, July 2, 2021. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

SPICER — The New London-Spicer Twins got off to a hot start against their County Line League opponent, Norway-Lake Sunburg, on Friday, leading to a 7-0 victory at Green Lake Diamonds.

The Twins held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first inning.

In the bottom of the second, following Derek Dolezal scoring on an error, Josh Perkins notched a two-run home run to help the Twins take a 4-0 lead against the Lakers.

Following a solo homer by Scott Rambow in the bottom of the fifth, Dolezal connected for an RBI triple and scored on a double by Josh Soine.

The Twins earned the victory with 11 hits, with four of the Twins having multiple-hit games.


Rambow was 3 of 4 with a double and a home run. Dolezal was 2 of 3 with a triple, an RBI, a walk, a stolen base and two runs.

Twins right-hander Ethan Haugen earned the win, giving up three hits and striking out four in five innings.

The Twins play their final regular-season game against the Paynesville Pirates at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in Paynesville.

The Lakers host the Atwater Chuckers in their final-regular season game at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Sunburg.


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Weston Gjerde was the starting pitcher for the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers against the New London-Spicer Twins at Green Lake Diamonds on Friday, July 2, 2021. Matthew Curry

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New London-Spicer Twins' batter Ben Kulset slides into second for a double in the first inning at Green Lake Diamonds against Norway Lake-Sunburg on Friday, July 2, 2021. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

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The New London-Spicer Twins' Derek Dolezal celebrates scoring a run despite an attempt by Norway Lake-Sunburg to get him out at the plate at Green Lake Diamonds on Friday, July 2, 2021. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

County Line
NLS Twins 7, NLS Lakers 0

Norway Lake-Sunburg 000 000 000-0 6 2
New London-Spicer 130 030 00x-7 11 2
Hitting - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Weston Gjerde 2-4 hbp, Jared Cortez 1-4, Josh Peterson 2-4 2b Regan Carlson 1-3 bb … New London-Spicer: Jake Rambow 2-4 2b hbp, Scott Rambow 3-4 2b hr r rbi, Mike Danielson 2-3 r rbi hbp, Derek Dolezal 2-3 3b r-2 rbi bb sb, Josh Soine 1-3 2b r rbi bb sb, John Perkins 1-3 hr r rbi-2 bb, Ben Kulset 0-4 r bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Gjerde (L) 4 2/3-10-7-7-4-7, Carlson 2 1/3-1-0-0-0-3, Ryan Torkelson 1-0-0-0-0-1 … New London-Spicer: Ethan Haugen (W) 5-3-0-0-2-4, Adam Nibaur 3-2-0-0-0-3, Danielson 1-1-0-0-0-1

Atwater 10, Regal 0

Josh Kingery pitched a complete-game shutout and homered to lead the Atwater Chuckers to the home victory over the Regal Eagles.

Connor Barker and Josh Olson also homered for Atwater..

Corn Belt
Bird Island 15, Willmar 2

Bird Island’s 11-run second inning made the difference in its Corn Belt League win over the Willmar Rails at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Tyler Hebrink went 2-for-5 with four RBI. Dylan Gass was 2-for-5 with two runs. Aiden Elfering was 2-for-4 with two runs. Shawn Dollerschell went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Zeke Walton was 2-for-5 with two runs and five RBI and Jared Dettmann was 2-for-3 with two runs for the Bullfrogs (9-2 Corn Belt).

Zak Madsen went 2-for-3 for Willmar (4-4 Corn Belt).


The Bullfrogs are off until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they play at Raymond. Willmar’s next game is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when the Rails are host to the Marshall A’s.

Bird Island 0(11)0 200 2-15 15 0
Willmar 110 000 0- 2 4 4
Hitting - Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 1-4 r rbi, Trent Athmann 1-4 r, Logan Swan 1-4 r rbi, Tyler Hebrink 2-5 r rbi-4, Dylan Gass 2-5 r-2, Aiden Elfering 2-4 r-2, Shawn Dollerschell 2-3 r-3 rbi-2, Zeke Walton 2-5 r-2 rbi-5, Jared Dettmann 2-3 r-2 ... Willmar: Ashton Gregory 1-3 rbi, Gunnar Banks 1-3 r, Zak Madsen 2-3, Caleb Owens 0-2 r hbp sb, Ian Koosman 0-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Jared Dettmann 2-3-2-2-0-1, Eric Gass (W) 3-0-0-0-1-1, Dylan Gass 2-2-0-0-0-0 … Willmar: Patrick Courtney (L) 1 1/3-9-9-9-0-1, Jordan Steffer 2/3-2-2-2-0-0, Gregory 2-3-2-1-1-0, Adam Herman 2-0-0-0-0-1, Sam Huseby 1-1-2-2-2-0

Raymond 16, Wabasso 1

A seven-run seventh helped seal this one for Raymond, invoking the 10-run rule, as the Rockets earned the victory at Wabasso.

Wylie Lottman went 2-for-2 with two doubles for Raymond, which had nine hits. John Sawatzky went the distance for the Rockets, striking out nine and walking two. He allowed three hits an no earned runs.

Leo Meis went 2-for-2 for the Jaxx.

Raymond (7-2) next plays host to the Bird Island Bullfrogs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wabasso (0-10) next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Sacred Heart.

Raymond 022 050 7-16 9 1
Wabasso 000 000 1- 1 3 2
Hitting - Raymond: Tyler Steen 1-3 r-3 bb-2, Caleb Ditmarson 1-2 r-3 rbi-2 bb-2 sb sf, John Sawatzky 1-2 2b r bb sb, Isaac Call 1-2 r-2 rbi sb bb, Brett Swanson 1-4 r rbi, Mike Jeseritz 1-2 r, Wylie Lottman 2-2 2b-2 r, Asaiah Smith 1-2 r rbi, Eric Hulterstrum 0-2 r-2 bb-3 sb … Wabasso: Colton Taylor 1-2 bb, Leo Meis 2-2, Caleb Kemp 0-3 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Sawatzky (W) 7-3-1-0-2-9 … Wabasso: Meis (L) 4 1/3-2-7-5-6-1, Ty Trost 2 2/3-7-9-5-7-1
Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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