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Wordekemper hits grand slam

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Final at-bat at home

Eric Wordekemper hit a grand slam home run in his final at-bat at Memorial Field, and Joe Fitzgerald tossed a four-hitter to lead Storm Lake St. Mary's to an 11-1 victory over Kingsley-Pierson last Friday night.

Fitzgerald allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out three over six innings.

Wordekemper had three hits, including a double and a single, and drove in five runs.

St. Mary's collected 14 hits in the game. Billy Mach went 2-for-2, while Jeff Speers was 2-for-4 with an RBI single. Tim Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI single. Kevin Brown added two RBI singles.

St. Mary's finishes the regular season 20-8 overall.

"This was a good tune-up game for district play, St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said. "It was good to keep the momentum that we have going and a good win streak heading into tournaments."

Newell-Fonda 10

Laurens-Marathon 9

Newell-Fonda scored six runs in the fourth inning, then added two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to rally from a 7-0 deficit to knock off Laurens-Marathon last Friday night at Fonda.

The Mustangs pounded out 15 hits in the contest. Beau Artist collected two singles and a double, while Matt Stauter added a double, a single, and three RBIs.

Kurt Olsen had two singles and drove in two runs, while Austin Wells belted a pair of doubles. Jason Ripke had a triple and a single, and Aaron Bland added a single and a double. A.J. Kelly had an RBI single.

Kyle Stauter was the winning pitcher, improving his record to 9-1. He allowed two runs on one hit, walked four and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings of relief. David Miller gave up seven runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Newell-Fonda is now 22-7 overall.

"Laurens came out and hit the ball very well," Newell-Fonda coach Del Rieman said. "After falling behind 7-0, it was nice to battle back and win. We had some good at-bats."

Alta 3, Galva-Holstein 2

Heath Glienke pitched six innings of shutout baseball to pick up the win as Alta got past Galva-Holstein last Friday night at Holstein.

Glienke allowed just two hits, walked three and struck out five in six innings. Josh Droegmiller gave up two runs on two hits in one inning for Alta, now 21-9.

Droegmiller had two hits, including an RBI double. Jim Braunschweig stole his 30th base of the season.

"This was a real battle," Alta coach Jerry Braunschweig said. "We had a tough time putting up runs, but Heath did a great job keeping them off the board."



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