The Sleepy Eye baseball team continues their quest for the first win of the season as they dropped two games last week in a double header against Minnesota valley Lutheran in New Ulm last Thursday afternoon.
Once again it was errors that cost the young Indians team a chance to compete, allowing the Chargers to capitalize on mistakes and shut the Indians out in both games (4-0 and 7-0).
John Mangen was on the hill in game one which turned out to be a pitcher’s duel that was determined by the errors. Mangen went the distance, pitching the full seven innings striking out seven, walking one, allowing four runs on four hits.
“John (Mangen) pitched a great game, but the defensive mistakes tipped the game in favor of the Chargers,” Head coach Aaron Nesvold commented about the first game of the double header.
Sam Hirschboek and Dylan Klein split the pitching duties in the second game.
Hirschboek started the game on the mound and went 4 2/3 innings. He gave up all seven Charger runs on 10 hits with no strikeouts and a walk.
Klein came in and pitchd the final 2 1/3 innings and gave up three hits and struck out three.
The two losses move the Indians to 0-12 overall and 0-10 in the Tomahawk Conference.