The St. Mary’s Knights won three games, defeating Sleepy Eye 12-2, Blue Earth 16-13 and GFW 6-1


The St. Mary’s Knights won three games, defeating Sleepy Eye 12-2, Blue Earth 16-13 and GFW 6-1

St. Mary’s 16, Blue Earth 13

After a tense and exhausting double-header win over New Ulm Cathedral  last Monday, the Knights traveled to Blue Earth to take on the Buccaneers in a non-conference game. The St. Mary’s players must have been dragging because they made an uncharacteristic five errors in the first inning and gave up seven runs to Blue Earth. But this is a class team that shook off their fatigue and rallied with six runs in the third to tie the game 7-7. They gave up three more to the Buccaneers in the bottom of the inning bit came back with six more in the top of the fifth to gain control of the game, taking the lead 13-10. The Knights posted three more runs in the top of the seventh to put the game away after Blue Earth tied it up in the sixth with two runs. “We didn’t have our focus at the start of this one,” said Bruce Woitas, head coach, St. Mary’s. “Our guys regrouped and we worked our way back into the game and came away with an ugly win, but sometimes it’s OK to win ugly.”

Game stats
Scott Salfer: 3/4, 2 RBI, 2B
Jordan Anderson: 3/4, 1 RBI
Joe Meyer: 3/5, 3 RBI, 2B
Kyle Krzmarzick: 2/4, 3 RBI
Adam Sellner: 2/4, 1 RBI, 2B
Nolan Helget: 2/4, 1 RBI

Scott Salfer: 3 innings, 10 runs (5 earned), 6 hits, 4 BB, 2 strikeouts
Mitch Neid (W): 4 innings, 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 BB, 2 strikeouts

St. Mary’s 6, GFW 1
The Knights faced the GFW Thunderbirds in an away game Thursday for a relatively easy win compared to their last few games. St. Mary’s took control of the game in the third inning putting up three runs to take a 4-1 lead. The Thunderbirds did not score again with Jordan Anderson pitching shut-down ball with four innings of three up and three down for the four-hit win. “This was a nice way to close out a busy week, getting four wins,” said Woitas. “Jordan did an excellent job and we made some nice plays behind him.”

Game stats
Adam Sellner: 3/4  
Sean Mathiowetz: 1/3, 2 RBI
Tanner Weiss: 1/3, 1 RBI

Jordan Anderson (W): 7 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 1 BB, 4 strikeouts

St. Mary’s 12, Sleepy Eye 2
The Knights dominated Sleepy Eye in a Monday night home game, winning easily in five innings, 12-2. Mike Zinniel pitched all five innings for the win. The Indians managed to get on the scoreboard first with a run in the top of the first, but the Knights came right back with three in the bottom of the frame. St. Mary’s held the Indians scoreless in