Town Ball: Lakers' comeback dries up

Spring Hill works out of jam to beat Lake Henry

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Lake Henry shortstop Matthew Quade reaches down to scoop up a ground ball in the dirt during Sunday's Stearns County League game against Spring Hill in Lake Henry. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

LAKE HENRY — With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Lake Henry had the game-tying run 90 feet away with runners on first and third base.

But ultimately, Spring Hill reliever Jordan Welle forced a groundout and got out of the jam as the Chargers left with a 3-2 Stearns County League win on Sunday.

Down 3-0 after the top of the sixth, one swing of the bat put Lake Henry on the board as Shane Kampsen connected with a solo home run to left-center field. Then with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, an RBI single by Nick Dingman made the score 3-2 and pushed the game-tying run at third. Dingmann finished 2-for-4 while Kampsen was 1-for-1, drawing three walks on the afternoon.

Jamie Terres was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI for the Chargers while both Aaron Christen and Brent Terres had a hit and a run scored.

Carter Wessel took the loss for Lake Henry after five innings of work while Reagan Nelson was the winning pitcher for Spring Hill.


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Lake Henry pitcher Carter Wessel fires off a pitch during Sunday's Stearns County League game against Spring Hill in Lake Henry. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Stearns County

Spring Hill 3,
Lake Henry 2

Spring Hill 100 101 000-3 7 1
Lake Henry 000 001 001-2 6 2
Hitting - Spring Hill: Austin Schoenberg 1-5 sb, Jamie Terres 1-3 r rbi bb sb, Eric Schoenberg 1-4 rbi, Nathan Terres 1-4, Reagan Nelson 1-1 bb, Aaron Christen 1-2 r sb, Brent Terres 1-3 r sac … Lake Henry: Levi Bast 1-5 r sb, Carter Wessel 1-4 2b bb, Shane Kampsen 1-1 hr r rbi bb-3, Nick Dingman 1-5 rbi, Grant Ludwig 1-5 sb, Colin Spooner 1-3 sac
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Spring Hill: A. Schoenberg 3-1-0-0-2-0, Nelson (W) 3-2-0-0-2-3, Jordan Welle (S) 3-3-2-2-1-0 … Lake Henry: Carter Wessel (L) 5-4-2-2-3-4, Ludwig 4-3-1-1-1-4

Greenwald 4, Roscoe 1

With Tyler Hoffman tossing a complete game, Greenwald was able to secure a 4-1 Stearns County League road win over Roscoe on Sunday.

Hoffman allowed one run on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts to get the victory. Offensively, the Cubs were led by Kagan Stueve, who was 3-for-4 with four runs scored.

Chris Vanderbeek was 2-for-4 for the Rangers while Brandon Schleper was 1-for-3 with a double.

Greenwald 100 110 010-4 10 1
Roscoe 000 000 001-1 6 1
Hitting - Greenwald: Kagan Stueve 3-4 r-4 bb sb, Nick Rademacher 1-4, Ryan Kraemer 2-4 rbi bb, Tyler Thomes 1-3 hr r rbi bb-2, Tyler Leukam 2-6 rbi-2, Bretty Engelmeyer 1-4 … Roscoe: Chris Vanderbeek 2-4, Russell Leyendecker 1-4, Devon Savage 1-3 r, Brandon Schleper 1-3 2b, Dawson Hemmesch 1-2 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Greenwald: Tyler Hoffman (W) 9-6-1-1-3-5 … Roscoe: Josh Mackedanz (L) 4.2-8-3-2-0-6, Hemmesch 4.1-2-1-1-5-4

Corn Belt

Bird Island 6, Raymond 1

Scoring four runs total in the second and third innings, Bird Island got out of an early hole to knock off Raymond for a 6-1 Corn Belt League win Sunday.


The Rockets got on the board in the opening frame when Paxton Nelson reached home on a Tyler Steen double.

In the bottom of the second, the Bullfrogs responded with a James Woelfel RBI single and a sacrifice fly from Dylan Gass. Then in the third, two more Bird Island runs came home on a two-run double by Trent Athmann. Colten Minkel added two more runs in the sixth with a two-run single into center field. Athmann finished 2-for-3 while Minkel came up 2-for-5 in the victory.

Logan Nisen was the winning pitcher for the Bullfrogs with eight strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Raymond 100 000 000-1 9 0
Bird Island 022 002 00x-6 10 1
Hitting - Raymond: Paxton Nelson 2-4 r sb, Caleb Ditmarson 1-3, Tyler Steen 1-3 2b rbi bb, Mike Jeseritz 3-4, Isaac Call 1-3, Brady Kienitz 1-2 … Bird Island: James Woelfel 1-4 rbi, Dylan Gass 1-2 2b r rbi bb sf, Tyler Hebrink 1-5 2b r, Trevor Nissen 1-2 r bb-3, Colten Minkel 2-5 r rbi-2, Trent Athmann 2-3 2b r rbi-2 bb sb, Jack Peppel 1-3 r bb, Jordan Sagedahl 1-4
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Raymond: Jose Rosario (L) 3-6-4-4-3-1, Alex Lothammer 2-1-0-0-2-3, John Sawatzky 2-3-2-2-0-4, Tanner Bauman 1-0-0-0-2-2 … Bird Island: Logan Nissen (W) 8-8-1-1-1-8, Eric Gass 1-1-0-0-0-2


County Line

Starbuck 10,
Norway Lake-Sunburg 2

With Austin VerSteeg doing damage both at the plate and on the rubber, Starbuck secured a 10-2 County Line League victory against Norway Lake-Sunburg on Friday.

VerSteeg struck out six in a complete-game victory, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. In the batter’s box, VerSteeg went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Teammate Matt Gruber also had three hits along with two runs and an RBI for the Stars.

Regan Carlson was the Lakers’ top hitter, going 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base.

NL-S 200 000 000- 2 5 4
Starbuck 212 302 00x-10 14 0
Hitting - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Weston Gjerde 0-3 r, Justin Johnson 1-4 r, Aaron Zimmer 0-3 rbi, Kyle Baker 1-2 rbi, Chris Moist 1-2, Regan Carlson 2-3 2b sb … Starbuck: Michael Gruber 1-4 r rbi-2 bb-2 sb, Matt Gruber 3-5 r-2 rbi, Austin VerSteeg 3-5 2b r rbi-3, Mike Kragenbring 1-3 r bb-2, Mike Andreas 2-4 r, Blake Andreas 0-1 r-2, Jackson Hendrickson 0-1 rbi bb-2 sac sf, Grant Jensen 1-5 r, Connor Westberg 3-5 r rbi sb

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Norway Lake-Sunburg: Carlson (L) 3-6-5-3-5-1, Levi Sweere 3-7-5-3-1-2, Gjerde 2-1-0-0-1-2 … Starbuck: VerSteeg (W) 9-5-2-2-2-6


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