SPICER — Led by the arm of Eli Nelson and the bats of Grayson Fuchs and Drew Tangen, the Paynesville baseball team picked up a 12-1 non-conference win in five innings over New London-Spicer at the Green Lake Diamonds.
Nelson gave up just one hit — a fifth-inning single — in a complete-game effort.
It was the Wildcats that scored first after a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the first inning. Then in the top of the third, Fuchs put the Bulldogs up for good with a three-run home run over the fence in left-center field. He finished the day with three hits while Tangen had two hits, including a bases-clearing double.
With the victory, Paynesville has won three straight and is 7-3 overall. NLS drops to 2-8.
The Bulldogs travel to Elrosa on Tuesday for a Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. The Wildcats also have a doubleheader on Tuesday, hosting Rockford.
Paynesville 033 15-12
NLS 100 00- 5
DC 15, NLS 12
Dassel-Cokato scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat New London-Spicer at the Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
DC 060 420 03-15 11 1
NLS 024 012 30-12 15 5
Hitting - DC: K. Lynk 0-5 r bb sb, G. Londerville 1-3 r-3 rbi bb-2 2b sb, N. Niemela 2-4 r rbi, J. Gnerer 0-0 r-2 sb, J. Niemela 2-5 rbi-2 sb, Z. Morris 2-5 r-2 rbi-2 sb, R. Pennala 1-3 r-3 bb hbp, G. Haataja 2-4 r rbi hbp sb, T. Colline 0-3 r rbi bb, D. Terning 1-1 rbi, J. Gustafson 0-5 r rbi … NLS: Bennett Schultz 2-4 r rbi-2 bb sb-2, Luke Ruter 2-3 r-2 rbi bb hbp, Gavin Degner 1-5 rbi-2 2b, Mason Toutges 3-3 r-3 bb, Logan Woelfel 1-2 r rbi bb, Matthew Kraemer 1-1, H. Hayden Christopherson 2-5 r-2 rbi-3 hr, Brody Lien 1-1 r rbi bb, A. Andresen 2-3 r rbi bb sb-2.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - DC: J. Niemela 4.2-7-6-4-4-4, G. Helget 1.1-3-2-2-1-0, N. Niemela (W) 2-5-3-3-1-1 … NLS: K. Rohloff 4-6-10-5-5-4, Ruter (L) 4-5-5-3-0-2
NLS 5, DC 0
Riley Lessman tossed a five-hit shutout, striking out one and walking two, to help New London-Spicer earn a split with Dassel-Cokato at Spicer.
NLS 100 010 3-5 8 0
DC 000 000 0-0 5 2
Hitting - NLS: Bennett Schultz 2-4 r-2 rbi-2 sb-2, A. Andresen 1-4 rbi-2 sb, Luke Ruter 0-2 bb-2 sb, Gavin Degner 1-3 rbi bb sb, Hayden Christopherson 2-3, Brody Lien 0-0 r sac, R. Lessman 2-3, L. Brink 0-0 r sb-2, G. Rohman 0-0 r … DC: K. Lynk 2-4, N. Niemela 1-3, J. Niemela 1-2, J. Hillmann 1-2
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: R. Lessman (W) 7-5-0-0-2-1 … DC: N. Niemela (L) 3-4-1-1-0-2, G. Helget 3.1-4-4-3-2-1, M. Ailie 0.2-0-0-0-1-0.