Amateur roundup: Stamer lifts Adrian A's

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The Adrian A’s are starting to heat up.

Ian Stamer was among several Adrian stars who contributed mightily as the A’s won a pair of games last week and improved to 3-2 in amateur baseball Gopher League play.

Manager Mike Preuss’s A’s edged Pipestone 7-6 on Wednesday, with Stamer pitching well and slapping two base hits. He also scored two runs.

Stamer then went 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBIs on Friday as Adrian defeated the Worthington Cubs 18-2.

Jake Olson also had three hits and knocked in four, while Brandon Veen had three hits and two RBIs.


Tucker Sorenson fanned seven in four innings of work against Worthington. Alex Loosbrock threw a scoreless inning.

In other amateur baseball games involving Gopher and First Nite League teams last week it was:

Windom 4, Heron Lake 3

HERON LAKE — Drew Rothenberger hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh to lift the Pirates to victory on Sunday.

Rothenberger, who just completed his sophomore year at Windom High, followed a pinch-hit single by Alex Fink with an eventual game-winning home run to left.

Luke Gilbertson struck out six in six innings, while Collin Lovell fanned the side in the seventh to earn the save.

Angel Perez pitched well for Heron Lake.

Heron Lake 7, Mountain Lake 1


HERON LAKE — Logan Knutson pitched a complete game as host Heron Lake topped Mountain Lake on Sunday in the first of two seven-inning games.

Cesar Otero had two hits for Heron Lake.

Windom 13, Fairmont 1

FAIRMONT — Collin Lovell struck out 10 in seven innings as the Pirates blasted Fairmont last Wednesday.

Alex Fink had four hits, while Brett Willaby and Kobe Lovell had three.

Jackson 2, Hadley 1

JACKSON — Evan Olesen pitched eight shutout innings in relief and drove in the game-winning run with a double in the eighth as the Bulls prevailed last Wednesday.

Olesen allowed but three hits, while walking two and striking out seven.


Fox Lake 13, Heron Lake 3

TRUMAN — Cale Steuber had three RBIs and reached base four times to lead the Foxes to victory last Wednesday.

Blake Buntjer and Steven Zehms each had two hits.

Luverne 15, Worthington 0

WORTHINGTON — Ben Serie cracked his third home run in three games as the Redbirds drilled the Cubs last Wednesday.

Phil Paquette had three doubles and ace right-handler Jake Haugen pitched effectively. Newt Johnson also homered for Luverne.

Milroy 5, Ruthton 2

RUTHTON — Moses Dolan earned the pitching victory and Derek Smith homered for the triumphant Irish last Wednesday.

Milroy 5 Fox Lake 0 (2 innings, suspended)

FAIRMONT — The game on Sunday was suspended by rain and will be made up at a later date.

Other games rained out Sunday and their rescheduled dates include Lakefield at Jackson (new date June 26) and Pipestone at Ruthton (July 15).

Among other rescheduled games are Hadley at Ruthton (June 8), Hadley at Milroy Irish (June 26) and Adrian at Hadley (July 16).


(League games only)

Gopher League—Milroy Irish 5-0, Luverne 6-1, Hadley 4-2, Adrian 3-2, Pipestone 3-4, Ruthton 1-6, Worthington 0-8

First Nite League—Windom 6-1, Jackson 6-2, Lakefield 3-2, Fairmont 3-2, Fox Lake 2-3, Heron Lake 2-6, Mountain Lake 1-6.


Wednesday, June 8–Heron Lake at Adrian, 7:30; Luverne at Windom, 7:30, Fairmont at Lakefield, 7:30; Jackson at Fox Lake, 7:30; Hadley at Ruthton, 7:30

Saturday, June 11–Hadley at Pipestone A’s tournament; games at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 12–Worthington at Windom, 2:00; Worthington at Jackson, 5:00; Heron Lake at Milroy Irish, 2:00; Ruthton at Jackson, 2:00; Fox Lake at Mountain Lake, 2:00.

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