(Kevin Kuefler had two hits in Elrosa's loss to Sleepy Eye!)
NEW PRAGUE--One bad inning ended Elrosa’s season Sunday in a 9-4 loss at New Prague. The Saints had an early 4-1 lead in which they drove the Sleepy Eye starting pitcher from the mound. Kevin Kuefler (2-5) opened the bottom of the first with a double off the top of the wall and Cody Eichers had a one-out RBI single to give Elrosa a 1-0 lead. In the third inning Kuefler singled to start a second rally. After a walk to Jackson Peter, Matt Schmitz singled and James Kuefler doubled giving Elrosa its four-run lead. The fifth inning was a blessing for Sleepy Eye but a nightmare for Elrosa. New Prague scored eight runs that inning, only one earned. Three of Sleepy Eye’s five hits came in that inning, as did two of the Elrosa’s errors, a hit batter and a walk. After that inning Sleepy Eye had only two other batters reach base, one of them taken out on a double play. Ethan Vogt was charged with the loss. Brad Mergen, drafted from Farming and Aaron Vogt pitched the final four innings.
Elrosa 4 12 3
S.E. 9 5 3
Kevin Kuefler 2-5, 2B, 2R. Jackson Peter 0-4, R, BB, K. Cody Eichers 2-5, RBI. Ethan Vogt 2-5. James Kuefler 1-5, 2B, R, RBI, 2K. Matt Schmitz 2-4, 2R, 2 RBI, 2-2B, HBP. Derek Wiener 1-5, K. Brandon Roelike 2-3, HBP. Austin Imdieke 0-3, BB, 2K. Aaron Vogt.
Ethan Vogt (L), 4 2/3 IP, 5H, 9R, 2 ER, 2BB, 2K. Brad Mergen 2 1/3 IP, 1 BB. Aaron Vogt 2 IP, 3K.