NEW ULM - If you could somehow magically erase Fairfax's second inning against New Ulm Kaiserhoff Friday night, Kaiserhoff would have won the game in the bottom of the ninth 3-2 on Jace Marti's two-run double.
Unfortunately for Kaiserhoff, a six-run second inning by the Cardinals all but sealed the deal early as Fairfax topped New Ulm 8-3 at Mueller Park in a River Valley League game.
Jon DeRock got the win on the mound for Fairfax. He went 5 1/3 innings and gave up just one run on four hits.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm Kaiserhoff starting pitcher Dalton Deinhart tosses a pitch to catcher Nate Schoenherr during New Ulm’s game against Fairfax Friday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
Dalton Deinhart took the loss for Kaiserhoff. He was charged with seven runs on eight hits in his five innings of work, but six of those runs and four hits came in the top of the second.
Mark Yejo led Fairfax with three hits, while teammates Angel Munoz, Jr. and DeRock each had two hits. Adam Buboltz had a two-run home run for the Cardinals and had three RBI.
Michael Schlottman and Ben Wolf each had two hits for New Ulm.
Fairfax did all of its damage in the second inning by sending nine men to the plate and using two New Ulm errors to help with the inning.
Angel Munoz reached on a two-base throwing error by Kaiserhoff shortstop Wolf. Andy Wegscheid's sacrifice bunt was thrown into right field by Deinhart, allowing Munoz to score. DeRock followed with a bunt single before Deinhart walked Kevin Erdal to load the bases.
An Angel Munoz, Jr. single plated two runs before Buboltz unloaded on a Deinhart offering, sending it over the fence in right field for a 6-0 lead.
Other than that, Deinhart, Collin Clyne and Marti allowed just two more Fairfax runs and six hits the rest of the way.
One of the runs came in the top of the fourth on a Yejo single and a Cody Loverude single.
Meanwhile, the right-handed DeRock was in control of the Kaiserhoff hitters, not allowing them a hit or a baserunner until Wolf singled in the fourth.
New Ulm threatened in the fifth when Nate Schoenherr walked and Schlottman singled with two outs, but DeRock retired Keith Bessmer to end the threat.
Kaiserhoff put a run on the board in the sixth. Wolf was hit by a pitch and Erik Curry walked. A Deinhart single loaded the bases before a Jonathon Curry infield single scored Wolf.
Fairfax added its last run in the eighth when Yejo doubled and later scored on a wild pitch.
New Ulm closed out the scoring in the ninth on singles from Schlottman and Wolf and Marti's double.