July 24, 2017


ELROSA--The Saints were served a slice of humble pie in Friday night's 2-1 loss to New Munich before rebounding for a 12-5 victory over Meire Grove on Sunday to split the final regular season games. The Saints have earned the #1 seed for the SCL North playoffs and will open up against Meire Grove on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Saints will host both games with the Saturday winners playing at noon and the Saturday losers playing at 3:00 in seeding games. 

Elrosa 12, Meire Grove 5

Meire Grove--It was a good day for a Mike's and a good day for the Saints as they scored 9 runs in the fourth inning as they cruised to the SCL North victory Sunday afternoon in Meire Grove. Cody Eichers started on the mound an earned the victory throwing 7 effective innings. The Kuefler brothers had a memorable day at the plate as James smashed a home run and contributed three runs batted in while Kevin scored four runs, picked up a hit, stole a base, drove in two, and was credited with a sacrifice bunt. Brady Weller scored two runs and drove in a run with his first two hit performance of the summer. Ryan Illies contributed two hits as well for the Saints who knocked out 14 hits on the day. Ethan Vogt emailed a double down the left field line to aid the Saints offensively. Austen Hadley was utilized behind the plate and threw two innings on the mound to go along with two hits to cap off an 11 win SCL season for the navy and orange. 

Elrosa 1, New Munich 2

ELROSA--Austin Imdieke threw his best game of the summer but it was all for not as the Saints bats were kept silent by the veteran right hander Jim Thull. Imdieke and Thull locked up in a pitcher's duel as Thull came out victorious in tightly played contest Friday night in Elrosa. Thull pitched around four walks while Imdieke only allowed one free pass as the duo combined for 7 strikeouts. New Munich punched across two runs in the 2nd inning and Elrosa finally put together a comeback in the 9th inning on an RBI single from Pat Illies. Elrosa put the tying run on 3rd base but a missed squeeze and a strikeout ended the rally and the game. The Saints did manage to take advantage of Mother Nature's gift of rain with a slip and slide display following the contest which parlayed into a long drive contest that will be talked about at the Hadley dinner table for years.