Baseball roundup: Paynesville sweeps New London-Spicer in Legion doubleheader

Area baseball report for Thursday, July 7, 2022, in west central Minnesota. The Plums earn 1-0 and 3-1 victories at the Green Lake Diamonds. In other games, Glenwood-Lowry sweeps Long Prairie and BOLD defeats Prinsburg.

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SPICER — Bennett Evans tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Paynesville Post 271 past New London-Spicer, 1-0, Thursday night in an American Legion baseball game.

Paynesville then completed the doubleheader sweep with a 3-1 victory in Game 2 at the Green Lake Diamonds.

In Game 1, Evans struck out six and walked one, allowing three hits.

The Plums scored their lone run in the second. Eli Nelson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and Evans went 1-for-3 for Paynesville.

Grant Paffrath went the distance in the loss, going all seven innings. He struck out six and walked two, allowing one unearned run.


American Legion

Game 1: Paynesville 1, NLS 0

Paynesville    010   000   0-1   3   1
NLS               000   000   0-0   3   1
Hitting - Paynesville: Eli Nelson 1-3 sb, P. Hemmesch 1-3, Bennett Evans 1-3, R. Johnson 0-2 bb, E. Stein 0-2 bb … NLS: Luke Knudsen 1-3 sb, Riley Lessman 1-3, Grant Paffrath 1-3 2b, Gabe Rohman 0-2 bbPitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Paynesville: Evans (W) 7-3-0-0-1-6 … NLS: Paffrath (L) 7-3-1-0-2-6

Game 2: Paynesville 3, NLS 1

Eli Nelson went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases to help Paynesville beat New London-Spicer at the Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.

Christopher Schneider went 2-for-3 with an RBI for NLS.

NLS                100   00-1   3   2
Paynesville    201   0x-3   1   1
Hitting - NLS: Luke Knudsen 1-2 r bb 2b sb, Bennet Schultz 0-2 bb, Christopher Schneider 2-3 rbi, Carson McCain 0-1 bb, Aeden Andresen 0-1 bb … Paynesville: Grayson Fuchs 0-2 r sb, Eli Nelson 1-2 r-2 2b sb-2, S. Spencer Eisenbraun 0-2 r bi, Esau Nelson 0-2 rbi, P. Hemmesch 0-0 bb hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Konnor Rohloff (L) 4-1-3-1-1-4 … Paynesville: Nelson 5-3-1-1-4-3

Game 1: Glenwood-Lowry 10, Long Prairie 0

Dylan Alexander smacked two doubles and a home run, driving in three runs, to lead Glenwood-Lowry past Long Prairie in the first game of a doubleheader.

Hunter Johnson and Blake Andreas combined on a one-hitter. Johnson went the first six innings, allowing the hit. He struck out six and walked four. Andreas walked two in his one inning of work.

Glenwood-Lowry    701   100   1-10   11   3
Long Prairie             000   000   0-0   1   1
Hitting - Glenwood-Lowry: Jacob Blair 1-3 r rbi, Torii Johnson 2-4 r bb, Dylan Alexander 3-5 r-2 rbi-3 2b hr, Blake Andreas 2-3 r, PJ Johnson 0-1 r bb, Alex Panitzke 0-2 bb, Jack Majerus 1-2 r bb, Ryland Martin 0-1 rbi, Nathan Dell 0-0 r, Hunter Johnson 1-1 rbi bb-2, Austin Ballhagen 1-1 r-2 rbi-2 bb … Long Prairie: not available.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Glenwood-Lowry: Hunter Johnson (W) 6-1-0-0-4-6, Andreas 1-0-0-0-2-0 … Long Prairie: Korbin Lowe (L) 7-11-10-10-9-3

Game 2: Glenwood-Lowry 11, Long Prairie 6

Conner Stein homered and Dylan Alexander was 3-for-3 with a double and three stolen bases to help lead Glenwood-Lowry to the doubleheader sweep over Long Prairie.


Long Prairie    210   21-6   11   1
Glenwood-Lowry      007   4x-11   12   2
Hitting - Long Prairie: Tye Urman 2-3 r-2 rbi bb 2b-2, Korbin Lowe 2-3 r-2 rbi 2b, Carter Halman 1-3,  Kole Hinnenkamp 2-3 rbi,  Benjamin Larson 1-3 r rbi 2b … Glenwood-Lowry: Torii Johnson 1-3 r 2b, Dylan Alexander 3-3 r-2 rbi 2B sb-3, J. Larson 1-1 r rbi bb sb, Conner. Stein 1-1 r rbi-2 hr, PJ Johnson 0-1 r bb-2 sb, Austin Ballhagen 0-0 r sb, Jack Majerus 2-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb 3b sb-2, Nathan Dell 1-2 r rbi sb, Cole Baker 0-0 bb, Alex Panitzke 1-2 r rbi, Blake Andreas 2-2 rbi-2 2b
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Long Prairie: Not available … Glenwood-Lowry: T. Johnson 2.2-9-3-3-0-0, Blaier (W) 2.1-2-3-1-2-4

BOLD 10, Prinsburg 0

Ryland Gass and Caleb Weispfennig combined on a three-hitter to lead BOLD to the five-inning win over Prinsburg at Bird Island.

Gass went the first four innings, striking out six and walking no one. He allowed two hits. Wesipfennig pitched the fifth, allowing one hit.

BOLD scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn the walk-off win because of the 10-run role.

BOLD led Prinsburg 2-0 after three innings when the game was called because of rain.

BOLD wraps up the regular season with a 2-8 record. BOLD is the third seed in its South Pod of its sub-state and plays at 7 p.m. Monday at No. 2 Redwood Falls. Prinsburg is the No. 4 seed and plays Monday at top-seeded Sacred Heart/MACCRAY.

Prinsburg    000   00-0   3   3
BOLD          100   09-10   8   0
Hitting - Prinsburg: Trenton Bulthuis 1-2, Ben Ryks 1-2 2b, Payton Meyer 1-2 … BOLD: Tate Sheehan 3-4 rbi-3, Nick Taylor 2-3 rbi, Ryland Gass 1-3, Mason Uhlenkamp 1-3 rbi-2, Hunter Malvin 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Prinsburg: Kaden Demlow (L) 4.2-6-7-3-2-3, Bulthuis 0-2-2-2-1-1… BOLD: Gass (W) 4-2-0-0-0-6, Caleb Weispfennig 1-1-0-0-0-0


Raymond 4, Granite Falls 3

Mike Jeseritz’s RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted Raymond to the Corn Belt League win over Granite Falls late Wednesday at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.


Paxton Nelson led off the bottom of the 12th with a double for the Rockets. He then scored on Jeseritz’s walk-off hit.

Nelson ended up 3-for-6 with two doubles and two runs. Eli Nelson was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Raymond.

John Sawatzky got the pitching victory with seven shutout innings of relief. He struck out eight, walked no one and allowed two hits.

Brandon Grund went 3-for-5 for the Kilowatts.

Granite Falls    100   200   000   000-3   7   2
Raymond      000   200   010   001-4   10   3
Hitting - Granite Falls: Jordan Odegard 2-5 r rbi bb, Brandon Grund 3-5, Colton Vien 0-4 rbi sf, Cody Dahlager 0-5 r, Kyle TeBeest 0-4 r bb, Nikson Knapper 2-5, Bryce Sneller 0-5 rbi, Ty Schulte 0-2 bb … Raymond: Paxton Nelson 3-6 r-2 2b-2, Mike Jeseritz 1-5 r rbi bb, Tyler Steen 1-3 2b bb-2, Isaac Call 0-4 rbi hbp, Eli Nelson 2-4 rbi sf, John Sawatzky 1-4 2b bb, Caleb Ditmarson 1-4 hbp sb, Herman Solomon 1-2 r sac, Asaiah Smith 0-0 sac
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Granite Falls: Bennett Knapper 9-6-3-2-2-8, Caleb Jans (L) 2-4-1-1-2-0 … Raymond: Tanner Bauman 3.2-5-3-1-3-1, Zach Nelson 1.3-0-0-0-0-3, Sawatzky (W) 7-2-0-0-0-8


Game 1:Litchfield 11, Hutchinson 0

Litchfield needed five innings to beat host Hutchinson by the 10-run rule in Game 1 of a doubleheader late Wednesday.

Litchfield         014   24-11   6   2
Hutchinson      000   00-0   2   2Hitting - Litchfield: J. McCann 0-2 r bb, J. Marquardt 1-2 r-2 bb, H. Schultz 1-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb, A. Estrada 2-2 r-2 rbi-2 bb 2b sb, E. Holz 0-2 r bb sb, W. Carlson 0-3 rbi, D. Lara 0-2 r bb sb, A. Medina 1-3 rbi, G. Boerema 0-2 r bb, B. Schultz 1-2 r rbi … Hutchinson: Schurk 1-2, Olsen 1-1 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Schultz (W) 5-2-0-0-1-8 … Hutchinson: Schurk (L) 4-5-7-6-3-4, Washington 1-1-4-4-4-1

Game 2: Litchfield 5, Hutchinson 0

Litchfield swept the doubleheader with a six-inning victory at Hutchinson.

Litchfield          000   203-5   9   1Hutchinson      000   000-0   2   1Hitting - Litchfield: J. McCann 1-3 sb, A. Medina 1-3 r, H. Schultz 2-3 r-2 rbi 3b, A. Estrada 1-3 r 2b, J. Marquardt 0-3 rbi, B. Schultz 1-2 r rbi bb sb, G. Boerema 2-3 rbi, E. Holtz 1-3, W. Carlson 0-1 bb … Hutchinson: Nelson 1-3, Johnson 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Carlson (W) 4-1-0-0-0-2, Marquardt 2-1-0-0-1-4 … Hutchinson: Nelson (L) 6-9-5-5-2-3

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