The Indians drove home two wins at home against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday, May 10.
Sleepy Eye 9, BLHS 6
Sleepy Eye 6, BLHS 3
During game one, after a quiet first inning, Sleepy Eye sprung out to an early lead that only grew as the game progressed. By the sixth inning the game was well in hand for the Indians at 9-0, as all of their nine runs were scored though sixth innings. BLHS made a monster push in the seventh inning but the game was well in hand for the Indians.
Avery Stevens pitched lights out, not allowing a single hit over the first six innings, accruing a total of 14 strikeouts. Carter Brinkman, Kyle Domeier, and the rest of the Indians were red hot at the plate. Brinkman went 2 for 4 with two RBI. Kyle Domeier was impeccable and went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI.
“Game one ended up a lot closer than needed,” said Coach Aaron Nesvold. “It should have been over after the sixth inning, but we did a good job of finishing them off.”
Game two wasn’t quite as one-sided, as BLHS held a lead over the Indians until the third. But Parker Neid jump started the Indians back into business and they stole the lead during the fourth.
Matthew Sellner rode the mound, but had a rather wobbly start, giving up three runs in the third. Sellner found his footing in the fourth and put on a rock solid performance allowing only 5 hits throughout.
“I was very pleased with Matthew Sellner’s pitching performance in game two,” said coach Nesvold.
Carter Brinkman once again put on a stellar performance going 2 for 3 pounding home 2 RBI.
Parker Neid, Avery Stevens, and Kyle Domeier also had RBIs to help secure the victory during the late push to overtake BLHS.
Coach Nesvold was very pleased with his teams performance saying, “We had key hits to retake the lead and then extend it for the sweep.”
Sleepy Eye 9, GFW 0
Sleepy Eye 12, GFW 0
The Indians put on quite a show on Tuesday night, May 15 at Fairfax. Pitcher Jacob Berg kept GFW on ice all night, not allowing a single RBI in the first game.
Berg tallied up five total strikeouts while only allowing five hits. The Indians sprang out to an early 4-0 lead in the second inning after key doubles from Avery Stevens and Zach Haala, and only saw green grass.
By the fifth inning the game was well in hand and the last score came from Kyle Domeier after a fly ball from Luke Mielke. Stevens went 3 for 4 at the plate and finished with 3 total RBI and Zach Haala followed suit with 2 RBI after five plate appearances.
The Indians were just as merciless in the second game, once again shutting out GFW and dismantling them 12-0. Eight of those RBI coming within the first two innings.
Zach Haala was red hot from the mound, allowing only 1 hit and 4 strikeouts through four innings. A single by Jacob Berg in the first inning jump started the Indians, vaulting them to a 4-0 lead.
Avery Stevens was superb from the plate going 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. Luke Mielke and Jacob Berg also produced 2 RBI.
GFW had no answer throughout, and were subdued after a pop fly induced by Palmer Hittesdorf.