The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Amateurs go 2-1 beating Springfield, St. James

  • The Indians took on Springfield at home on June 11. Alan Woitas got the start on the mound for Sleepy Eye as they dominated the Tigers.
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  • The Indians took on Springfield at home on June 11. Alan Woitas got the start on the mound for Sleepy Eye as they dominated the Tigers.
    The Tigers got four of their five runs in the top of the first inning on five hits. The Tigers entered the bottom of the first with a 4-0 lead but Sleepy Eye didn’t waste any time scoring a few of their own.
    A hit by Joey Walter got things started for the Indians with a lead-off single. Andrew Woitas drew a walk and a single by Jake Bohnen set up a two-run single from Alan Woitas to cut the lead in half after the first.
    Alan Wiotas got in a groove striking out two in the top of the second leaving Springfield scoreless.
    Scott Salfer walked to start the bottom of the second for Sleepy Eye and Matt Berkner reached first on a fielder’s choice. Singles from Joey Walter, Sean Mathiowetz, Andrew Woitas and Jake Bohnen scored four runs to open up a 6-4 lead after two.
    The Indians wouldn’t look back as they scored four runs in the third and five runs in the fifth.
    Springfield scored one run in the top of the sixth inning but the Tigers would be ten-run ruled after only seven innings with a final score of 15-5.
    The Indians got caught in a closer game with the St. James A’s on June 13 in Sleepy Eye.
    Andrew Woitas got the start for the Indians and Sam Carlson for the A’s. St. James recorded two hits in the first inning but weren’t able to put any runs on the board.
    Sleepy Eye would strike first with one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an error to take 1-0 lead but St. James tied the game 1-1 in the fifth.
    St. James was held scoreless the rest of the game.
    Derek Nachreiner was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the eighth and Joey Walter recorded a single. Andrew Woitas hit a two-run single to score both runners taking a 3-1 lead. That would be the final score.
    Andrew Woitas pitched seven innings, giving up only one run on four hits.
    The Indian lost a close game to the Essig Blue Jays on June 15 in Essig.
    Two errors got things going for the Indian in the top on the first. Alan Woitas hit a double to score one run and Scott Salfer followed with an RBI single. The Indian took a 2-0 lead after the top on the first.
    Essig couldn’t seem to get anything going until the sixth inning but they would be down 7-0 until that point. Sleepy Eye scored three in the third and one in the fourth before Essig stormed back. The Blue Jays scored three runs in the sixth after three straight singles and a three-run double.
    Page 2 of 2 - They would add two more in the seventh. The score would be 7-5 entering the ninth inning.
    Sleepy Eye scored one run in the top of the ninth to take an 8-5 lead but Essig would respond with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. An error with two outs would score the winning run for Essig as they win 9-8.
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