Sleepy Eye Indians baseball week of April 13

Sleepy Eye 0 Springfield 11

The Indians fell 11-0 to Springfield on Monday, April 13. Sam Baier recorded the win for Springfield. He pitched five shutout innings. Baier struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit. Springfield easily handled the Indians’ pitching as seven hitters combined for 11 hits, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. Austin Fischer couldn't get it done on the mound for the Indians, taking a loss. He allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out one. Springfield piled on eight more runs in the bottom of the third. Jevon Richert's triple got things going, bringing home Carter Erickson. That was followed up by Brandon Flock's single, plating Richert. What little offense the Indians managed was sparked by Matt Berkner’s 1 for 2 effort.

Sleepy Eye 10 Redwood Valley 4

The Indians beat Redwood Valley on Tuesday, 10-4 in seven innings. Matt Berkner racked up five RBIs on three hits for the Indians. He homered in the second inning, singled in the fourth inning, and doubled in the fifth inning. Miqueas Alvarez got the win for the Indians. He allowed four runs over seven innings. Alvarez struck out four, walked three and gave up eight hits. James Pendleton was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just four innings, walked three, struck out three, and allowed four runs. The game's last lead went to the Indians thanks to a second inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on a home run by Berkner. The Indians built upon their lead with three runs in the fifth. The inning got off to a hot start when Kolten Nienhaus doubled, scoring Jacob Rossbach and Austin Fischer. That was followed up by Berkner's double, bringing home Nienhaus. The Indians tacked on another two runs in the seventh. The inning looked promising as Isaiah Krumbach singled, plating Rossbach to kick things off.

Sleepy Eye 4 MVL 0

An ace performance by Dylan Klein led the Indians to a 4-0 win in seven innings over MVL on April 16. Sleepy Eye’s lead off batter Matt Berkner scored the first run and ended up going 4-4 with four singles, scoring twice. Klein pitched a complete game, walking one, striking out eight batters and allowing three hits. Coach Aaron Nesvold said, “Great pitching and good defense were the keys to the win.”

Sleepy Eye is now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.