Yellow Medicine East and Paynesville passed the lead back-and-forth on Saturday. With one out in the first inning Austin Friese drove in one run when he singled. YME scored an early lead, racking up three runs in the first inning. Paynesville scored four runs in the second, bringing their total to six runs. YME fought back with two more runs in the fourth inning. Payneville answered with three runs of their own in the fifth.

In the 6th inning, YME clawed their way back in with four runs. The game was tied at ten with Paynesville batting in the bottom of the sixth when Sam Oehrlein doubled off of Will Jeseritz, driving in one run. Paynesville scored six runs in the sixth inning. YME couldn’t score in the seventh, so Paynesville prevailed 16-10.

The Sting collected ten hits and Paynesville had nine in the high-scoring affair Sam Oehrlein earned the win for Paynesville. He pitched three and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, four hits, and striking out five. Will Jeseritz pitched for Yellow Medicine East. He went three and a third innings, giving up seven runs, and three hits.

Brandon Schmidt started the game for YME. He threw one and one-third innings, allowing six runs, three hits, striking out two, and walking one. Jordan Odegard, Jace Odegard, Friese, and Nick Peterson each collected multiple hits for Yellow Medicine East Sting Varsity.

Batting

YME

Odegard 4-2 r 4 Lindstrom 4-1 r 2 Rupp 1-0 so 1 Odegard 2-2 r 2 rbi 1 bb 1 Friese 3-2 r 1 rbi 3 Peterson 4-2 r 1 rbi 2 Beckler 3-0 bb 1 so 2 Schmidt 4-1 rbi 2 Jeseritz 3-0 so 2 Lindstrom 1-0 so 1 Louwagie 2-0 bb 1 so 1

Paynesville

Haines 1-0 r 1 so 1 Hopfer 1-0 r 2 Stranger 4-1 r 2 rbi 1 bb 1 so 1 Fuchs 3-1 r 2 rbi 4 Leusink 4-1 r 1 rbi 3 bb 1 Ludwig 5-1 rbi 2 so 1 Garielson 4-0 Oehrlein 2-2 r 4 rbi 2 bb 2 Schroeder 3-2 r 2 rbi 1 Mackedanz 3-1 r 2 so 1

Pitching

YME

Schmidt ip 1.1 h 3 r 6 er 3 bb 1 so 2 Lindstrom ip 0.2 h 1 r 1 er 1 bb 1 so 1 Jeseritz ip 3.1 h 3 r 7 er 4 bb 2 so 0 Odegard ip 0.2 h 2 r 2 er 2 bb 0 so 1

Paynesville

Imholte ip 1 h 3 r 2 er 1 bb 1 so 1 Imholte ip 2.1 h 2 r 3 er 0 bb 0 so 2 Oehrlein ip 3.2 h 4 r 4 er 4 bb 2 so 5