CENTRAL MINNESOTA TOWN BALL REPORT: Pearl Lake slugs past Eden Valley

April 26-May 1 2022 

Back for the ninth season at 1390 Granite City Sports with your weekly amateur baseball (Town Team) reports. Including game summaries, upcoming schedules, league standings, tournament summaries and an occasional special interest feature. The plan is to continue to include: Arrowhead West/Section 2B: Cold Spring Springers, Moorhead Brewers, Moorhead Mudcats, Hamel Hawks, EGF Mass and Brainerd Bees,  Central Valley League, Sauk Valley League, Victory League South and Stearns County, New London-Spicer and Paynesville Pirates of the County Line League teams and the Foley Lumberjacks formerly of the Sauk Valley League, now the Victory League throughout their league playoffs, regional and state tourney games. Check out the Minnesota Amateur Baseball website for additional information. PEARL LAKE LAKERS 23, EDEN VALLEY HAWKS 14

(Friday, April 29) 

The Lakers defeated their Central Valley League rivals the Hawks in their season opener. They collected 17 hits, including four doubles, this gave the Lakers pitcher great support. Mitch Wienke started on the mound, he threw one inning, he gave up six hits, seven runs and two walks. Noah Klinefelter threw 2 2/3 innings, he gave up one hit, three runs, one walk and he recorded three strikeouts. Chance Berger threw two innings in relief, he gave up one hit, four runs, six walks and he recorded four strikeouts. Justin Kunkel threw 3 1/3 innings in relief, he gave up three hits, one walk and he recorded four strikeouts. 

The Lakers’ offense was led by five players with multi-hit games. Alex Lenzmeier went 3-for- 6 with a double and a sacrifice fly for six RBIs and he scored four runs. Max Fuchs went 3-for-6 with a double for three RBIs, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Nick Schmitt went 3-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, he was hit twice by a pitch, he earned a walk and he scored three runs. Rudy Notch went 3-for-7 with two doubles and he scored three runs. Mitch Wieneke went 2-for-4 for an RBI, he was hit twice by a pitch, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Brady Leverington went 1-for-4 for two RBIs and he earned a walk and Colton Fruth had a sacrifice fly and he was credited for two RBIs. Ryan Wieneke went 1-for-5 for an RBI, he earned a walk, was hit by a pitch and he scored two runs. Andrew Schmitt earned a walk, had a stolen base and he scored four runs. Noah Klinefelter went 1-for-1 with a stolen base and he scored a run, Blake Kunkel earned a walk and he scored a run and Ryan Heslop earned a walk and he scored two runs. 

The Hawks’ starting pitcher was Austin Berg, he threw 3 1/3 innings, he gave up eight hits, 10 runs, and he recorded a strikeout. Austin Schlangen threw one inning, he gave up three hits, five runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Matthew Pennertz threw three innings in relief, he gave up four hits, eight runs, five walks and he recorded a strikeout. Stephen Pennertz threw 1 2/3 inning, he gave up two hits, one walk and he recorded two strikeouts. 

The Hawks’ offense was led by Austin Berg, he went 3-for-6 with a home run and a triple for four RBIs. Jackson Geislinger went 2-for-3 for two RBIs, he was hit twice by a pitch, he earned a walk and he scored three runs. Tanner Olean went 2-for-6 for an RBI, he earned a walk and he scored two runs. Cullen Hoffman went 2-for-3 with a home run for two RBIs and he earned two walks. Austin Schlangen went 1-for-3 for an RBI, he earned two walks, he was hit by a pitch and he scored a pair of runs. Jeff Haag went 1-for-5 for an RBI and Matt Unterberger went 1-for-4, he earned two walks and he scored a pair of runs. David Pennertz was hit by a pitch, he had a stolen base and he scored a run, Luke Ludwig earned a walk, he had a stolen base and he scored a run and Cain Renner earned a walk and he scored a run. 

CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 3, ROSCOE RANGERS 3

(Friday, April 29)

The Rivers Cats of the Sauk Valley League and the Rangers of the Stearns County played to a tie in exhibition action. They collected six hits to give their pitchers a little support. Andy Nefs started on the mound, he threw five innings, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded seven strikeouts. Adam Smith gave up one hit, three runs and two walks and Jake Carper threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one walk and he recorded a strikeout. 

The River Cats were led on offense by Al Smith, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and Nick Proshek went 2-for-2, with a walk and he scored a run. Hunter Holewa went 1-for-3, with a stolen base and he scored a run and Jake Carper earned two walks, a stolen base and he scored a run. Samson Schlegel went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, Andy Nefs went 1-for-2, Adam Smith earned a walk and Cody Thiery had a sacrifice bunt. 

The Rangers’ starting pitcher was Dawson Hemmesch, he threw six innings, he gave up six hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded six strikeouts. Devon Savage led the Rangers on offense, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and he earned a pair of walks. Bryce Vanderbeek went 1-for-2 and he scored a run and Austin Pauls went 1-for-3. Russ Leyendecker earned two walks, and Brandon Schleper earned a walk and scored a run. 

MINNEAPOLIS NORTH STARS 6, CLEARWATER RIVER CATS 1 

(Sunday, May 1) 

The North Stars from the Park National league defeated the River Cats, backed by four hits and they were aided by eight walks. 

Their offense was led by Michael Cisewski, he went 1-for-3 for 3 RBIs and Troy Williams went 1-for-3 for an RBI. Ryan Polehonka went 1-for-2, he earned a walk and he scored a run. Rob Dembroski earned two walks, he had a stolen base and he scored a run and Myer was hit twice by a pitch and he scored two runs. 

The River Cats starting pitcher was Jack Grell, he threw four innings, he gave up two hits, three runs, three walks and he recorded seven strikeouts. Cody Thiery threw one inning in relief, he gave up one hit, two runs, two walks and he recorded two strikeouts. Jake Carper threw the final inning in relief, he gave up one hit, one run, three walks and he recorded three strikeouts. 

Their offense was led by Jordan Picka, he went 1-for-3 for an RBI and a stolen base. Samson Schlegel went 1-for-3 with a double and he scored a run. Callen Henkemyer went 1-for-3 and Cody Thiery earned a walk. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY MAY 4-8 

CENTRAL VALLEY 

Friday, May 6 

Eden Valley Hawks at Cold Spring Rockies, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, May 7

St. Augusta Gussies at Maple Lake Lakers, 2 p.m. 

Kimball Express at Clearwater River Cats, 2 p.m. 

Sunday, May 8

Luxemburg Brewers at Eden Valley Hawks, 2 p.m. 

St. Augusta Gussies at Cold Spring Rockies, 2 p.m. 

St. Nicholas Nicks at Watkins Clippers, 2 p.m. 

SAUK VALLEY 

Wednesday, May 4

Montrose-Waverly at Albertville Anglers, 6:30 p.m. 

Friday May 6 

Sartell Stone Poneys at Dassel-Cokato Saints, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, May 7 

Sartell Stone Poneys at Roscoe Rangers, 3 p.m. 

Royalton Riverdogs at Clear Lake Lakers, 3 p.m. 

Kimball Express at Clearwater River Cats, 2 p.m.

STEARNS COUNTY 

Friday, May 6 

Lake Henry Lakers at Farming Flames, 8 p.m. 

Saturday, May 7 

New Munich Silverstreaks at Meire Grove Grovers, 1:30 p.m. 

Sunday, May 8

Richmond Royals at Elrosa Saints, 1:30 p.m. 

St. Martin Martins at Roscoe Rangers, 1:30 p.m. 

Greenwald Cubs at Spring Hill Chargers, 1:30 p.m. 

VICTORY LEAGUE 

Sunday, May 8

Avon Lakers at Foley Lumberjacks, 1:30 p.m. 

Fort Ripley Rebels at Freeport Black Sox, 1:30 p.m. 

St. Mathias at St. Wendel Saints, 1:30 p.m. 

Aitkin Steam at Opole Bears, 1:30 p.m. 

Swanville Swans at Royalton Riverdogs, 1:30 p.m. 

Pierz Lakers at Sobieski Skis, 1:30 p.m. 

COUNTY LINE 

Sunday, May 8 

Atwater Chuckers at NLS Twins, 1:30 p.m.

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