Town Ball Roundup: Starbuck Stars blank New London-Spicer Twins, 9-0

Austin VerSteeg pitches a two-hitter in a County Line victory

SPICER — Austin VerSteeg tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead the Starbuck Stars to a 9-0 victory over the New London-Spicer Twins on Friday night.

VerSteeg struck out eight and walked three for the Stars in the County Line League victory.

He was aided by Mike Kragenbring, who smacked a grand slam in Starbuck’s seven-run ninth inning.

Michael Gruber and Matt Gruber each had three hits for the Stars, who had 11 hits.

For New London-Spicer, Adam Schrader was 1-for-2 with two walks and Mike Danielson went 1-for-3.


Starbuck 9,
New London-Spicer 0

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New London-Spicer 000 000 000-0 2 5
Hitting - Starbuck: Michael Gruber 3-5 r-3 rbi, Matt Gruber 3-5 r rbi bb 2b, Austin VerSteeg 1-3 r rbi bb-2 2b, Mike Kragenbring 1-4 r rbi-5 hr, Parker Holtberg 1-3, Dylan Jergenson 0-1 r, Grant Jensen 1-3, Mason Blair 1-1 r … New London-Spicer: Adam Schrader 1-2 bb-2, Mike Danielson 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Starbuck: VerSteeg (W) 9-2-0-0-3-8 … New London-Spicer: Austin Hadley (L) 8-10-6-4-1-4, Dylan Arndorfer 1-1-3-3-3-0

Stearns County

Elrosa 6, Richmond 4

Richmond took a 4-0 lead after two innings, but the host Elrosa Saints came back to win the Stearns County League game.

Payton VanBeck struck out seven and didn’t allow an earned run in the final seven innings for the victory.

Kevin Kuefler went 4-for-4 with a run and RBI for the Saints. Matt Schmitz was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Ryan Illies was 2-for-4 with two runs and a double for Elrosa.

For Richmond, Dalton Thielen was 2-for-4 with two runs, including a home run, and Logan Aleshire was 2-for-5 with a double and RBI.

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Elrosa 001 020 30x-6 12 0
Hitting - Richmond: Dalton Thelen 2-4 r-2 rbi hr sb, Chase Aleshire 0-4 r, Logan Aleshire 2-5 rbi 2b, Cole Schmitz 1-4 rbi … Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 4-4 r rbi, Jackson Peter 2-4 r, Matt Schmitz 2-4 r rbi-2 2b, James Kuefler 0-4 rbi, Luke VanBeck 1-4, Ryan Illies 2-4 r-2 2B, Will VanBeck 1-3 r.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Richmond: Eli Emerson 5-8-3-3-0-8, D.J. Schleicher (L) 3-4-3-2-0-1 … Elrosa: Austin Imdieke 2-3-4-4-2-3-1, Payton VanBeck (W) 7-3-0-0-2-7

Land O’Ducks
Rosen 4, Madison 1

The Rosen Express knocked off the visiting Madison Mallards in a Land O’Ducks League game.

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Howard Lake 12,
Roscoe 0

The Howard Lake Orphans rolled to the exhibition win at Roscoe.

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Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
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