Schlottman drives in game-winning run for Brewers in 10th

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm Brewers second baseman Zach More waits for the ball as a Bird Island baserunner slides into second Friday at Johnson Park in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to

NEW ULM — Mike Schlottman’s single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Dylan Klein from second and gave the New Ulm Brewers a 4-3 win against the Bird Island Bullfrogs in a non-league game at Johnson Park.

Andrew Peters got the win for the Brewers. Peters relieved New Ulm starter Adam Slander, who went eight innings and allowed one run on seven hits.

Ben Steffel, the third of three pitchers used by the Bullfrogs in the game, took the loss.

Zach More and Wade French each had two hits for the Brewers with French driving in two runs.

Steffel, Lane Stadtherr and James Woefel each had two hits for the Bullfrogs.

Both the Brewers and Bullfrogs did not get on the board for the first seven innings of the game.

Bullfrogs starter Logan Sandgren had held the Brewers hitless for 4 1/3 innings before Connor Forbrook singled to center off the left-hander.

The Bullfrogs got on the board first in the top of the eighth inning when Wyatt Peppel singled in Stadtherr for a 1-0 lead.

But the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the inning off Stadtherr, who took over for the lefty in that inning.

More singled and Jason Shaul was hit by a pitch. Wade French then lined a shot to right field for a two-run triple.

French scored on a two-out double off the bat of T.J. Sweere for a 3-1 lead.

But the Bullfrogs knotted the game off Peters in the top of the ninth on a two bunt singles and a fielder’s choice.

New Ulm, which hosts Hanska at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Park, started its rally in the bottom of the 10th when Klein singled with one out.

Sweere coaxed a walk and Schlottman followed with a sinking liner to right field to win the game.


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