The Sleepy Eye Indians went 2-1 this past week in the Tomahawk East League.
The Sleepy Eye Indians went 2-1 this past week in the Tomahawk East League. After a tough loss at home against Lamberton, the Indians bounced back with two wins on Sunday.
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The Indians got men on the bases but just couldn’t get the big hit they needed as they dropped a tough one at home to start the week.
The Long Sox got on the board in the first when Colby Pack singled to drive in the first run and take a 1-0 lead.
Lamberton added two more runs in the fourth inning off of just one hit.
The lone Indians run came in when Zach Salfer grounded out for second base to score Alan Woitas.
The Indians left eight men on base in the loss.
Matt Helget got the loss on the mound despite pitching a good game. Helget went the complete game allowing just two earned runs off of eight hits while striking out two.
Alan Woitas 2-4
Joey Walter 1-4
Matt Berkner 1-2
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Sean Mathiowetz was nearly untouchable as the Indians got a much needed bounce back win. Mathiowetz went the complete game, allowing one run off three hits while striking out 11.
The Express hung around with the Tribe until the eighth inning when the Indians pushed four runs across. The Indians took advantage of four walks in the inning to push across those four runs with just two hits.
Jake Bohnen led the way at the plate going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a RBI.
Alan Woitas and Andrew Woitas each added two hits apiece while Matt Berkner and Alex Bruggeman each had one hit.
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It wasn’t pretty, but in their second game of the day in the intense heat, the Indians found a way to win.
The Tribe was looking good early when Jake Bohnen got the scoring started with an RBI single in the bottom of the first to put the Indians up 1-0. The Indians settled for a 3-0 lead after one inning. They were cruising along until Zach Salfer lost control of his pitches and walked the bases loaded in the fourth. The Cubs would take advantage of those walks and combine them with two hits and two errors in the inning as they put up a six spot and took a 6-3 lead.
The Indians fought back though with one in the fourth and two in the sixth to tie it all up at six.
Joey Walter had the big hit the Indians were looking for in the seventh. With a full count and two outs, Walter ripped a triple, scoring two runs. The Indians took a 9-6 lead and were able to hold on.
Three different pitchers took the mound for the Indians. Alan Woitas went two scoreless innings to start the game. Salfer came on in relief, allowing six runs off two hits. Finally, Matt Helget came on and picked up the win going the rest of the way. He allowed two runs on one hit while striking out seven. At one point Helget struck out four batters in a row, including striking out the side in order in the sixth.
Joey Walter 2-5, 2 RBI
Matt Berkner 2-3
Alan Woitas 2-3
Andrew Woitas 1-4, 2 RBI
Nolan Helget 1-5, 2 RBI