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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Sleepy Eye Indians fall to Brewers, Tigers

  • The Sleepy Eye Indians extended their losing streak to three after falling to New Ulm and Springfield.
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  • June 26: New Ulm 7, Sleepy Eye 5; June 30: Springfield 8, Sleepy Eye 5
     
    The Sleepy Eye Indians extended their losing streak to three after falling to New Ulm and Springfield.
     
    On June 26, Sleepy Eye hosted the New Ulm Brewers in a game that went wrong for the Indians from the start. New Ulm was able to score three runs in the second inning for an early lead, while Sleepy Eye struggled at bat.
     
    The Indians fought back in the fourth inning and scored two, and even tied the Brewers 5-5 in the sixth inning. But New Ulm prevented extra innings late in the game after they scored two more. Andrew Woitas and Jake Bohnen led the Indians at bat. Woitas had two hits, two runs, and one double, while Bohnen had two runs and a double as well. Alan Woitas pitched for Sleepy Eye and threw four strikeouts along with allowing nine hits.
     
    On June 30, Sleepy Eye traveled to Springfield to take on the Tigers. Springfield got off to a good start in the first after a few hits including a triple led them to a three run lead.
     
    Nolan and Matt Helget got things going for the Indians in the second inning with base hits which led to two runs scored for Sleepy Eye. Two more were added in the third from N. Helget and Kelly Krzmarzick.
     
    But Springfield was relentless as the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the third which brought the score to 7-4. The Indians had some big opportunities to score in the ninth inning, but failed to execute on them.
     
    N. Helget had two RBI and one run to lead Sleepy Eye. Meanwhile, Scott Salfer had four hits and scored two runs of his own. Sean Mathiowetz also did well at bat, as he had three hits and one run scored. John Mangen and Matt Helget shared the game on the mound. Mangen allowed nine hits and five walks while both Mangen and Helget threw two strikeouts apiece.
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