The Indians are attempting to get on a streak and stay above .500 this season. Throughout 10 games, the Tribe is 5-5 on the season.
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The Indians fought back an early first inning deficit in which they found themselves trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the first. The Indians scored five runs of their own off Essig starter Sam Hansen.
A Matt Mielke two-run double tied the game after a Chad Armbruster sacrifice fly. The Indians added two more on base hits from Jake Mielke and Austin Fischer.
The Indians used the five run first and chipped in runs in the second, third, and fourth innings to take a 10-3 lead.
Essig scored one in the fifth and five in the sixth to make it 10-9, however the Indians would tally three more to take home a 13-9 victory. The winning pitcher was Chad Armbruster and leading the offense was Matt Mielke going 4-for-5 with four RBIs.
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The Indians were home once again on Friday, June 14 as they hosted the Orioles from Leavenworth. No matter the standings, Leavenworth has always played the Indians very strong. A good-hearted rivalry between the two teams.
Leavenworth scored two unearned runs in the first inning after starter Alex Sellner got two quick outs and the Indians defense let him down. After the two runs in the top of the first, the two teams exchanged zeroes until the seventh inning. The Indians left the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth. A Leavenworth run in the top of the seventh gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead.
The Indians would tally two runs in the bottom of the inning led by a double off the right field wall by Sam Tessmer to begin the inning. Tessmer would later score on a Joey Walter base hit. Matt Mielke would also score on a groundout to make the score 3-2.
Jevan Richert led off the top of the eighth with a triple to right-centerfield and scored on a Billy Cook single to take a 4-2 lead.
The Indians got their opportunity in the bottom of the ninth, but left the tying run at second base.
Dylan Hillesheim was the winning pitcher for the Orioles. Hillesheim went seven innings, allowing two earned runs, striking out six, and allowed six hits and five walks. Dominic Helget closed it out for a two-inning save. Offensively for Leavenworth, Billy Cook was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Sleepy Eye was led by Joey Walter going 2-for-5 with an RBI. Alex Sellner was the tough luck losing pitcher going eight innings, allowing four runs, two earned, striking out three, while walking two.
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Sleepy Eye continued their homestand with a 10-8 victory over Searles on Sunday. The Indians collected 12 stolen bases in the contest. Jake Mielke got his first win of the season going five innings. Alan Woitas was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Matt Mielke was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
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The Indians were tough luck losers Wednesday night as Gibbon scored two in the top of the eighth on a Cody Nachreiner base hit to right field. The go-ahead run reached base on an error to lead off the inning and a second run came across to score as the ball scooted past the Sleepy Eye rightfielder. Gibbon got one run in the first inning as two wild pitches put a guy at third base, whom scored on a groundout for the second out of the inning.
Alan Woitas got his first start on the mound this season and went seven innings, allowing two earned runs, allowing five hits, and striking out one. Austin Fischer threw two innings in relief, allowing two runs, none earned, and striking out two.
Jon Derock got the win for Gibbon pitching seven innings, allowing four hits, five walks, and striking out three awhile allowing two runs, one earned.
The Indians host Hanska Sunday night at 7 p.m.