Amateur baseball roundup: Raymond Rockets rule Sacred Heart Saints

Baseball report for Friday, July 1, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Raymond's pitching dominates in a 6-0 Corn Belt League win over Sacred Heart

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The Raymond Rockets' Paxton Nelson goes for a head-first slide into third base during a Corn Belt League game against Sacred Heart on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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RAYMOND — The Raymond Rockets displayed some of their dominant pitching Friday night.

Caleb Ditmarson and John Sawatzky combined to toss a three-hitter in Raymond’s 6-0 victory over the Sacred Heart Saints at Lilleberg Field.

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The Sacred Heart Saints' Isaac Strommer takes a cut at a pitch during a Corn Belt League game against Raymond on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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Ditmarson started and went five innings. He struck out nine and walked one, allowing a one-out line drive to left by the Saints’ Nate Hebrink.

Sawatzky then came in. He went the final four innings, allowing two hits and no runs.

Raymond scored two unearned runs in the third, getting an RBI single to center from No. 2 hitter Mike Jeseritz. Jeseritz also had an RBI single to right in the Rockets’ three-run seventh inning.


Raymond is now 8-1 and leading the Corn Belt League. Bird Island is in second place at 8-2 after a 7-1 victory at Marshall on Friday night. Sacred Heart fell to 4-5.

The Rockets return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they host the Granite Falls Kilowatts. Sacred Heart hits the road to play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall.

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Raymond Rockets second baseman Eli Nelson waits on a chopper during a Corn Belt League game against Sacred Heart on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Lilleberg Field in Raymond.
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Raymond 6, Sacred Heart 0

Sacred Heart    000   000   000-0   3   2
Raymond          002   000   31x-6   11   0
Hitting - Sacred Heart: Jeremy Hinderks 0-3 bb, Jose Ortiz 1-4, Nate Hebrink 1-3, Mike Johnson 1-3… Raymond: Paxton Nelson 2-4 r-2, Mike Jeseritz 2-4 rbi-2, Brady Kienitz 1-4 2b, Eli Nelson 1-4, Tanner Bauman 2-4 r rbi, Wylee Lottman 1-3, Alex Call 0-0 r, Brett Swanson 2-4 r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Sacred Heart: Hinderks (L) 3-2-2-0-0-3, Jack Howard 3-4-0-0-0-3, Ayden Gustafson 2-5-4-2-na-na … Raymond: Caleb Ditmarson (W) 5-1-0-0-1-9, John Sawatzky 4-2-0-0-na-na

Bird Island 7, Marshall 1

Aidan Elfering struck out nine in a complete-game shutout as the Bird Island Bullfrogs beat the Marshall A’s at Legion Field in Marshall.

Elfering was also 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Jordan Sagedahl also had two hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Shawn Dollerschell drove in a pair of runs, finishing 1-for-4.

Bird Island    201   002   020-7   10   1
Marshall        010   000   000-1   4   0
Hitting - Bird Island: Braeden Tersteeg 1-5 2b rbi, Trent Athmann 1-5 2b r, Jordan Sagedahl 2-4 2b r-2 bb sb, Shawn Dollerschell 1-4 2b rbi-2 bb, Aidan Elfering 2-5 2b r rbi, Nic Taylor 1-4 , Eric Gass 1-4 r rbi, Andrew Sheehan 1-2 r rbi bb hbp, Dylan Gass 0-4 r bb … Marshall: Peyton Grant 1-4 2b, Coby Brownlee 1-3, Logan Tomasek 1-4 r, Andrew Cowden 1-3 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Bird Island: Elfering (W) 9-4-1-1-0-9 … Marshall: Tomasek (L) 8-10-7-7-3-7, Mitchell Bouwman 1-0-0-0-1-1

NLS Twins 11, Regal 7

Mike Danielson hit two home runs for the New London-Spicer Twins in a County Line League victory over the Regal Eagles at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.


Danielson belted two-run homers in both the second and fifth innings. He finished the game 3-for-4 with six RBIs and three runs scored.

Jake Rambow was 4-for-6 with three doubles, three runs and an RBI for the Twins. Dalton Rambow was 4-for-5 with an RBI in the victory.

Nathan Meyer led Regal’s offense with a 3-for-4 outing. Jordan Beier, Josh Beier and Grant Paffrath each had two hits for the Eagles as the two teams combined for 30 hits.

Regal              031   100   101-7   11   0
NLS Twins      341   021   00x-11   19   3
Hitting - Regal: Jordan Beier 2-4 r rbi, Josh Beier 2-3 2b r-2 rbi bb sf sac, Nathan Meyer 3-4 rbi bb sb, Blake Karsch 1-5 rbi, Grant Paffrath 2-4 r rbi-2, Jeff Schaefer 1-1, Derek Dengerud 0-4 r bb, Adrian Belden 0-3 r bb, Nathan Beier 0-4 r … NLS Twins: Ben Kulset 2-5 r-3 bb sb, Jake Rambow 4-6 2b-3 r-3 rbi sb, Mike Danielson 3-4 hr-2 r-3 rbi-6 sf sac, Josh Soine 1-4 r sb hbp, Scott Rambow 2-5 rbi, Jett Salonek 1-3 rbi bb-2, Derek Dolezal 1-5 2b r, Dalton Rambow 4-5 rbi, Ethan Haugen 1-5 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Regal: Belden (L) 1-8-6-6-1-1, Paffrath 4.1-9-5-5-1-3, Jordan Wosmek 2.2-2-0-0-1-4 … NLS Twins: Haugen 4-6-5-5-4-7, Kulset (W) 5-5-2-1-0-2 

Elrosa 6, New Munich 0

Peyton Van Beck tossed a six-hitter to lead the Elrosa Saints to the Stearns County League victory over the New Munich Silverstreaks at Elrosa.

Van Beck struck out eight and walked no one, though he did hit three batters.

Jackson Peter was 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run and Blaine Fischer went 2-for-3 for Elrosa.

Caden Sand, Will Funk, Joe Stangler, Ty Reller, Neal Anderson and Jacob Hinnenkamp all had hits for the Silverstreaks.


New Munich    000   000   000-0   6   2
Elrosa              000   000   60x-6   8   2
Hitting - New Munich: Caden Sand 1-5 sb, Will Funk 1-4 2b sb, Joe Stangler 1-3 hbp, Ty Reller 1-3, Neal Anderson 1-4, Jacob Hinnenkamp 1-3, Logan Funk 0-3 hbp, Devin Hansen 0-3 hbp … Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 0-4 r rbi sb, Jackson Peter 2-5 r 2b-2, Ashton Dingmann 0-3 r rbi hbp-2, Derek Wiener 1-4 r rbi hbp, Matt Schmitz 0-4 rbi, Gavin Kampsen 1-4, Petyon Winter 1-2 r rbi-2, Blaine Fischer 2-3, Will Van Beck 1-4 r, Andrew Weller 0-0 hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Munich: Reller (L) 6.1-5-5-5-3-7, W. Funk 1.2-3-1-1-1-3 … Elrosa: Peyton Van Beck (W) 9-6-0-0-0-8

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