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No-hit, and then some more
Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Monroe junior Kris Rieder catches a ball in foul territory at first base in the Cheesemakers' 14-0 loss to Oregon on Monday.
MONROE - Oregon's Matt Marszalek pitched a no-hitter Monday to lead the Panthers to a 14-0 five-inning baseball win over Monroe to take sole possession of third place in the Badger South.

The Cheesemakers (7-9, 4-3 Badger South) had just four baserunners, on two walks and two errors.

Oregon's Aaron Nelson, who was 2-for-3 with four RBI, crushed a leadoff homer off Monroe junior Kris Rieder in the first inning to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Oregon (5-2 Badger South) pounded out 11 hits and erupted for a seven-run second as the Panthers batted around the order.

"It's an easy thing to do when you are leading nine or 10 to nothing," Monroe coach Steve Christensen said of Marszalek's ability to throw strikes and pitch a no-hitter. "We put Kris in a tough spot."

Oregon's Vince Schmitz reached on the first of two Cheesemakers' errors and Rieder walked Mike Coleman. Brett Subach, who was 3-for-4, singled to right to load the bases and then Rieder hit a batter to force in a run. The big blow in the second came when Nelson rocketed a three-run double to left to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead.

Rieder pitched two innings in relief in the Cheesemakers' 7-6 eight-inning win over Brodhead on Saturday. With Monroe senior lefty ace Mike Demianiuk not available after pitching in two games last week and since senior Mike Rear having thrown against the Cardinals, the Cheesemakers were strapped for pitching.

"This was not Kris Rieder's fault by any stretch of the imagination," Christensen said. "We made it tough."

The Panthers batted around the order for the second straight time with a five-run third. Oregon's Joe Stetzer went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, including a two-out, two-run double in the third to give the Panthers an 11-0 lead.

Rieder pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up 12 runs on nine hits. Monroe junior Jon Elmer pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief. Elmer gave up one run on two hits. Alex Dammen came in and pitched the fifth and gave up one run on two hits.

The three Cheesemaker pitchers combined to walk five and hit three batters.

Monroe plays Madison Edgewood at Warner Park at 7:30 tonight and plays at Oregon on Friday.

Christensen said the soonest Demianiuk can pitch is today against the Crusaders.

"We need him (Demianiuk) to right the ship," Christensen said. "We can't afford it to get ugly again."