Pistulka leads Long Sox to pair of road wins on Sunday
Johnny Pistulka had four extra-base hits over two games Sunday and helped the Lamberton Long Sox to a pair of road wins.
In Lamberton's first game of the day against Sleepy Eye, Pistulka went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and two RBIs in his team's 8-7 win in 10 innings. Pistulka led off the 10th with a double and was knocked in by Tyler Reiner on an RBI fielder's choice to score the eventually game-winning run.
Mike Wotschke had three hits and two RBIs for Lamberton.
On the mound, Derrick Jenniges tossed nine innings for the Long Sox and earned the win. He gave up seven runs (four earned) on 12 hits, striking out six batters. Shane Schoborg came in for the bottom of the 10th and sat the Indians down in order to earn the save.
The Long Sox travelled to Stark for their second game of the day and defeated the Longhorns 10-5, scoring five runs in the first inning.
Pistulka went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Mike Samyn was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Wotschke and Donald Strand each had two hits and scored three runs for the Long Sox.
Lamberton (13-3 overall, 8-1 Tomahawk) returns to the field Tuesday for a game in Redwood Falls.
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LAM-Derrick Jenniges, Shane Schoborg (10). SE-Alan Woitas, Matt Helget (8), Nathan Kral (9). WP-Jenniges. LP-Kral. Save-Schoborg. HR: LAM-Johnny Pistulka (2). 2B: LAM-Pistulka, Mike Wotschke, Colby Pack, Tyler Reiner, Isaac Jenniges; SE-Helget.
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LAM-Shane Schoborg, Blake Altermatt (8), Colby (8). ST-Adam Sellner, Scott Mathiowetz (7). WP-Schoborg. LP-Sellner. 2B: LAM-Pack, Johnny Pistulka, Tyler Reiner, Mike Samyn; ST-Joey Wahl (2), Jake Mangen.
Hadley 14, Tracy 4
Two big innings by the Hadley Buttermakers resulted in a lopsided 14-4 victory over Tracy in seven innings Sunday in Hadley.
Hadley's Zach Bruns smashed a grand slam in a six-run bottom of the third inning for the Buttermakers, then Hadley added five runs in the sixth to further break open the game.
The Buttermakers piled on 17 hits in the victory. Eric Wieneke was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Jamie Boelter finished the game 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Max Zwart went 3-for-5 and knocked in a runner for Hadley, while Bruns finished the game 2-for-4.
Bruns also got the win on the mound, pitching a complete game. He had four strikeouts and allowed six hits and three walks.
Jason Minett had half of Tracy's hits Sunday, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Greg Barnes had a double and three RBIs.
Hadley (3-8 overall, 3-6 Gopher League) plays again next Sunday when the Buttermakers host both Jackson and Marshall. Tracy (6-10, 2-8) will play Wednesday at Luverne.
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T-Calvin Kosminskas, Nathan Schaeffer (3), Andrew Mathiowetz (7). H-Zach Bruns. WP-Bruns. LP-Kosminskas. HR: H-Bruns, Eric Wieneke. 2B: T-Greg Barnes; H-Jamie Boelter.
Yankees split weekend set
The Milroy Yankees suffered their first loss of the season over the weekend, falling to Spicer 9-8 on Saturday before bouncing back with a 6-3 victory over Bird Island on Sunday.
The Yankees took an 8-5 lead into the ninth inning against Spicer, but the Twins put up four runs on relief pitcher Matt Bauer to pull ahead and earn the win.
Bauer was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Eric Dolan had a three RBI double, while Austin Deutz and Dave Schmidt each had two hits.
After waiting for wet weather to pass and their field to dry on Sunday, the Yankees took the field and topped Bird Island 6-3 thanks to five runs in the fifth inning.
Josh Hadley earned the win on the mound for the Yankees, giving up six runs (three earned) over seven innings. He had nine strikeouts and walked three batters.
Schmidt had three hits to lead the Yankees' offense, while Hadley and Micah Gronli each had two.
Milroy (9-1 overall, 7-0 Corn Belt League) has 10 days off before resuming play June 27 with a home game against Granite Falls.
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S-Kevin Soine, Jake Rambow (8). MY-Ryan Rohlik, Matt Bauer (8). WP-Rambow. LP-Bauer. 3B: S-Jake Bamhof. 2B: MY-Eric Dolan, Bauer.
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BI-Jesse Bjur, Adam Stevens (5). MY-Josh Hadley, Nathan Deutz (8). WP-Haldey. LP-Bjur. Save-Deutz. 2B: BI-Shawn Dollerschall.
Pipestone 13, Minneota 9
With two teams combining for 29 hits, it was the Pipestone A's who came out victorious in a 13-9 win over Minneota Sunday in Minneota.
Minneota had a 2-0 lead through three innings when Pipestone struck for nine runs in the top of the fourth, getting seven hits off Mudhens starter Danny Hennen. Minneota came back to tie the game with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth, with the help of a three-run double by Tyson Sonnenburg and a three-run triple by Tony Shaikoski, but the Mudhens were held scoreless the rest of the way by relief pitcher Brandon Alfson while the A's managed four more runs.
Pipestone finished with 17 hits in the game. The A's were led at the plate by Colin Taulbert, who went 4-for-5, scored two runs and had an RBI. None of the A's 17 hits went for extra bases.
Sonnenburg finished the game 3-for-5, while Riley Carpenter and Leo Zerr each had a pair of hits. Jason Myhre had two hits, including a two-run homer.
The Mudhens fall to 9-5 with the loss and will continue play Wednesday at home against Wilmont.
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PIPE-Bryce Beyers, Marc Abrahamson (5), Brandon Alfson (5). MIN-Danny Hennen, Justin Greenwood (4), Jesus Macias (6), Matt Musser (8). WP-Alfson. LP-Hennen. HR: MIN-Jason Myhre. 3B: MIN-Tony Shaikoski. 2B: MIN-Tyson Sonnenburg.