NEW?ULM - Erik Curry's late game heroics propelled the New Ulm Kaiserhoff to a 6-5 victory over the Arlington A's on Sunday.
With the bases loaded and two outs and the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning, Curry drove an 0-1 fastball to left field to score Nick Dewanz for the walk-off win.
The Kaiserhoff scattered 17 hits off right-hander Dan Chies, who took the loss for the A's.
"We needed a breakout game like this," said Kaiserhoff head coach Tim Reinke, "We've had a stretch of some rough games."
New Ulm's Travis Kretsch got the win in two innings of relief of starting pitcher Mike Schlottman. who gave up four runs (three earned), on six hits, striking out two and walking six.
"Schlottman pitched a nice game for us," said Reinke.
New Ulm scored early with Curry scoring a run in the first from Schlottman's RBI single. The Kaiserhoff scored three more in the second inning with RBI singles from Erik Curry, Schlottman, and Jonathon Curry.
Schlottman kept Arlington in check, throwing four scoreless innings until Arlington tied the game up with four runs.
Singles from Tyler Agre and Chies and a Nate Hanke walk loaded the bases for the A's. Another walk gave Arlington its first run of the game. Shan Hanke then singled to score two, and an overthrow of a runner advancing to third scored another.
After three scoreless innings for both teams, Arlington pushed across the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning.
Down a run in the ninth, New Ulm needed at least one run to stay alive. Schlottman led off with a walk, who was then pinch run for by Wyatt Peterson. Jonathon Curry moved Peterson over on a sacrifice bunt before Dan Reinke tied the game with an RBI single. A walk from Justin Bruns and a single from Travis Kretsch loaded the bases and allowed for Erik Curry's ninth inning heroics.
Erik Curry and Jordan Schneider each finished with three hits. Schlottman had two hits and two RBIs.