Sleepy Eye 3 GFW 9
The Indians hung tough on Monday, but GFW pulled away late for the 9-3 victory, scoring four runs in the top of the seventh. Matt Berkner paced the Indians at the plate. Berkner went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the third and fifth innings and homered in the seventh inning. GFW didn't relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the first inning when it scored on an RBI double by Munoz and a two-run error. Indians baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the first, third and seventh. In the first, the Indians scored on an error, plating Isaiah Krumbach. GFW added two more runs in the top of the second. A one-run seventh inning helped bring the Indians within five. A solo home run by Berkner sparked the Indians' rally. Avery Stevens was the losing pitcher for Sleepy Eye.
Batting leaders: Matt Berkner: 3-4, 1 RBI, 1-HR, Isaiah Krumbach: 1-2, 1-2B, Miqueas Alvarez: 2-3
Sleepy Eye 2 Mankato Loyola 12
Despite eight hits, the Indians lost 12-2 to Mankato Loyola on Friday. Matt Berkner was solid at the plate for the Indians. Berkner went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the third inning. Luke Sellner recorded the win for Mankato Loyola. He allowed two runs over five innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered eight hits. Sam Tessmer ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out two. Mankato Loyola scored two runs in the top of the second and piled on five more runs in the top of the third. All of the Indians runs were scored in the bottom half of the third, making the score 8-2. An RBI triple by Berkner and an RBI single by Austin Fischer set off the Indian’s rally.
Batting leaders: Matt Berkner: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1-3B, Dylan Klein: 2-3, Austin Fischer: 2-3, 1 RBI, Avert Stevens: 1-2
Sleepy Eye 2 New Ulm Cathedral 7
Gabe Knowles got it done on the mound for the Greyhounds on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Avery Stevens couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Indians, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in five innings, walked two and struck out five. The bottom of the first saw Cathedral take an early lead, 1-0. The Indians tied the score in the top of the fourth only to see Cathedral regain the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth. The Greyhounds scored five runs the rest of the way to seal the win.
Batting leaders: Dylan Klein: 2-3, Austin Fischer: 2-3, Jacob Rossbach: 2-2
Sleepy Eye 3 New Ulm Cathedral 4
Matt Berkner did all he could to give the Indians a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past NU-Cathedral, as the Indians lost 4-3 in seven innings on Thursday. Berkner had a hot bat for the Indians going 3-4 and scoring two runs. He singled in the first, fifth, and sixth innings. Collin Helget got the win for Cathedral. He allowed three runs over seven innings. Helget struck out four, walked two and gave up eight hits.
Dylan Klein ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He pitched seven innings, walked one, struck out six, and allowed four runs. Cathedral jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Indians answered with two runs of their own in the first. The Indians scored on an RBI triple by Klein and an error. The game was never in doubt after the fifth, as Cathedral scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Helget and an RBI single by Herzog.
Batting leaders: Matt Berkner: 3-4, Alex Bruggeman: 2-4, Dylan Klein: 1-4, 1-3B, 1 RBI
Sleepy Eye 4 Springfield 7
The Indians lost despite Dylan Klein's efforts from both the mound and the plate. Klein led the Indians' offensive threat, getting on base three times in the game. He scored one run and had one RBI. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning. Springfield's lineup had no answer for Klein. Klein held Springfield hitless in the seventh inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three. Carter Erickson recorded the win for Springfield. Miqueas Alvarez was charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in six innings, walked five and struck out two. The Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Matt Berkner singled to ignite the Indians' offense. A groundout by Isaiah Krumbach then moved Berkner from first to second. Klein doubled, bringing home Berkner. Springfield never trailed after scoring four runs in the third on a three-run double by Zach Johnson and a fielder's choice. The Indians brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the third, the Indians scored on an RBI triple by Alex Bruggeman, plating Klein. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fifth, the Indians faced just a 6-4 deficit. A walk by Sam Tessmer sparked the Indians' rally. Avery Stevens struck out to end the Indians threat.
Batting leaders: Matt Berkner: 3-4, 1-2B, Dylan Klein: 2-3, 1-2B, 1 RBI, Sam Tessmer: 1-2, 1-2B, 1 RBI
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