May 19, 2018
Stearns County League
Elrosa first baseman Brady Weller made
the catch, but it was too high to retire
New Munich’s Will Funk.
Pitching and key hits were again the key as Elrosa continued as the power in the SCL-North. The Saints, playing without Cody Eichers, posted a 3-1 win over New Munich. The game featured some solid pitching as well as key hits and costly errors. Elrosa’s Aaron Vogt won the game scattering three New Munich hits across seven innings. Ethan Vogt earned the save allowing one hit and striking out four in the final two innings. The Saints needed that effort as New Munich’s Nick Stangler didn’t give them many scoring chances. Stangler pitched a complete game striking out 11 batters and walking only two. The Saints did have five hit – they almost all contributed to runs. New Munich had the early lead. Jacob Hinnenkamp reached on an error with two out. A pickoff attempt when sour and Hinnenkamp sprinted to third base. Hunter Rademacher then singled, scoring Hinnekamp of a 1-0 lead. Offensively the Saints found some magic in the bats of Austin Imdieke, Kevin Kuefler and Matt Schmitz. Imdieke’s two-out single sparked a tying rally in the third inning. Kevin Kuefler’s walk moved him to second base and Schmitz single scored him. In the fifth inning Schmitz singled and Ethan Vogt doubled to score Kuefler. Imdieke, who had three hits in the game, again stepped to the fore in the seventh with a double. That hit was bit of a break for the Saints as centerfield Jacob Hinnenkamp leaped for the ball and got his glove to it, but couldn’t control it. New the SilverStreaks misplayed Kuefler’s sacrifice bunt and Imdieke scored. That was all the Saints needed to write the story of their fourth win of the season. In another SCL game today Richmond moved to 3-0 on the year with a 9-2 over Farming.
Elrosa 3, New Munich 1
Elrosa 001 010 100-3 6 2
New Munich 010 000 000-1 4 2
Elrosa: Kevin Kuefler 0-2 bb sf, Michael Bendix 0-2 r, Matt Schmitz 2-4 bi, Ethan Vogt 1-4 bi d, AJ Hadley 0-3, Ryan Olmscheid 0-1, Brandon Roelike 0-3 bb, Brady Weller 0-4, Ryan Illies 0-3, Eddie Martin 0-1, Aaron Vogt 0-4, Austin Imdieke 3-4 2r d. New Munich: Chad Funk 0-4, Neal Anderson 0-3 bb, Will Funk 1-4, Joe Stangler 0-3 hp, Ty Reller 1-4, Tanner Rieland 0-3, Caldin Rieland 0-1, Logan Funk 1-4, Jacob Hinnenkamp 0-2 r 2bb, Hunter Rademacher 1-3 bi. Pitching: A. Vogt-W 7i 3h r 0er 2bb 4k hp, E. Vogt-S 2i h k; Nick Stangler-L 9i 5h 3r er 2bb 11k. LOB: Elrosa 7, New Munich-7.
Right photograph The ball went in the glove, but didn’t stay there as Jacob Hinnenkamp made an extra-ordinary attempt to record a putout against Elrosa.