Errors and mistakes on the routine plays continue to plague the Sleepy Eye Indians varsity baseball team’s quest for the elusive first victory as they dropped their 8th and 9th games of the season last week.
The first loss came on April 26th by way of narrow, 2-1, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey victory on Sleepy Eye’s home field.
The game was knotted up at one each going into the final inning, but a misplayed ball allowed CM/C to take a one run advantage witch Sleepy Eye was unable to overcome in the bottom of the final inning.
Scoring the Indians sole run was eighth grader Dylan Klein who was 2 for 4 in the game.
John Mangen pitched a complete game striking out seven, walking just one and giving up six hits. Mangen did well at the plate as well going 2 for 2, with a walk, an RBI?and three stolen bases.
On April 27th, Redwood Valley gave the Indians their 9th loss on the season in a 16-5, nine error loss for Sleepy Eye.
Redwood Valley came out ready to play and took advantage of the nine Sleepy Eye errors. RV put up runs in each of the six innings.
“Errors cost [us] a chance to compete. [We] will not win many, if any, games when [we] have nine errors,” Head Coach Aaron Nesvold commented.
Sam Hirschboeck was on the hill for Sleepy Eye. He pitched four and 2/3 innings, gave up 10 hits, 13 runs, struck out one and walked one. Hirschboeck was 2 for 3 at the plate with a run.
Matt Berkner was 1 for 1 with a sacrifice fly and a run scored.
John Mangen was 1 for 2 with two walks and an RBI.
The week’s losses move the Indians to 0-9 overall and 0-7 in the Tomahawk Conference.