April 29, 2018
Stearns County League
Courtesy of Herman Lensing's Blog
Austin Imdieke not only earned the win in relief, but also had three hits in Elrosa’s win over Spring Hill.
The 2018 Stearns County League season is underway and the opening chapter saw teams battling a strong wind as they took to the field. Results of the day were: Elrosa-15 Spring Hill-9, Richmond-13 Greenwald-8, New Munich-8 Meire Grove-4, St. Martin-6 Lake Henry-0.
The St. Martin win was the surprise of the day. Not only because the Martins shut out Lake Henry, which finished as the Class C runner-up last year, but because they also held the Lakers to one-hit. The game was played at Lake Henry where the wind was blowing. Jaylyn Arceneau, Scott Schlangen, who earned the win, Kyle Lieser and Ben Schroeder combined for the one hitter. The no-hit bid was stopped on a single by Mitch Wiedner. The Martins, however, hit the ball with Kyle Lieser going 4-5 with a double. Nate Schlangen (who doubled in two runs) and Bryan Schlangen both had two hits and Avery Schmitz singled.
While the Martins and Lakers faced an incoming win, Spring Hill and Elrosa played with the wind blowing straight out. There was only one home run in the 15-9 Elrosa win. That was a three-run, third inning homer by Kevin Kuefler. The wind did however help seven hits drop in for doubles. Five of them came for Elrosa. Ethan Vogt (2-5), James Kuefler (3-6), Derek Weiner (2-5), Brandon Roelike (1-1) and Austin Imdieke (3-5) all double for Elrosa. Nathan Terres (1-5) and Owen Meyer (2-5) both doubled for Spring Hill. AJ Hadley also had three hits for Elrosa. Jordan Orbeck cam off the bench to have three hits for Spring Hill. The hitters were also aided by 12 errors, six for each team. Elrosa’s Austin Imdieke earned the win in relief of Aaron Vogt. Ethan Vogt earned the save. Austin Schoenberg was charged with the loss.
At Richmond the Royals pulled out a 13-8 win over Greenwald, and there was some solid hitting in that game also. Dusty Adams and Cole Schmitz both had three hits for the Royals. Schmitz hit a three run home run. Greenwald had five players with at least two hits. Brandon Worms, one of the five, homered for the Cubs. DJ Schleicher earned the win and Tyler Braegelmann was charged with the loss.
New Munich's Chad Funk paced the SilverStreak offense to an 8-4 win. Funk was 2-3. Neal Anderson doubled in the game. Ty Reller earned the win and Matt Imdieke was charged with the loss. Meire Grove out hit New Munich 8-5 with Alex Welle and Kurt Marthaler both having two hits.
The Farming-Roscoe game was postponed.
Elrosa-15 Spring Hill-9
Elrosa 016 104 030-15 18 6
Spring Hill 032 121 000- 9 11 6
Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 2-4 2r 4bi hr bb, Matt Schmitz 1-5 hp, Cody Eichers 0-5 r bi bb, Ethan Vogt 2-5 3r d James Kuefler 3-6 2r 2bi d, AJ Hadley 3-5 2bi bb, Evan Weiner r, Derek Weiner 2-5 2r bi d, Eddie Martin 0-1, Brady Weller 1-4 r bi, Brandon Roelike 1-1 r d bb, Austin Imdieke 3-4 2r bi d. Spring Hill: Eric Terres 1-5 bi, Nathan Terres r d, Jamie Terres 0-2 r 3bb, Austin Schoenberg 1-3 r bb, Anthony Revermann 0-4 r, Eric Barten 0-1, Eric Schoenberg 3-4, Dylan Meyer 0-1, Jordan Welle 0-2, Jordan Orbeck 3-3 bi sf, Brent Terres 0-4, Carter Tschida 0-1, Owen Meyer 2-4 2r bi d sf. Pitching: Aaron Vogt 3i 5h 5r 2er 2k 2bb, Imdieke-W 2.2i 4r 4er 2bb 2k, E. Vogt-S 3.1i 2h 3k bb; Welle 3i 7h 7r er bb k, A. Schoenberg-L 3i 2h 5r 4er 2bb 2k hp, B. Terres 1.2i h 3r er 3b k hp, E. Schoenberg 1.1i 3h k.