New Ulm Brewers hammer Leavenworth

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm Brewers second baseman Corey Schaefer (9) throws the ball to first baseman Wade French (8) for an out during the Brewers game against Leavenworth Wednesday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.

NEW ULM — The only thing that New Ulm Brewers manager Al Flor may have been disappointed with in their Tomahawk East League game against Leavenworth Wednesday night was the 13 runners that his team left on base.

Other than that it was a dominating win.

Wade French went 4 for 4 with two doubles and Sam Berg added three hits as the Brewers won their second game in as many days and moved over the .500 mark with an 11-2 win over the Orioles at Johnson Park.

Adam Slander got the complete game win for the Brewers (9-8). He struck out six and was in control as he scattered five hits.

Dan Schwartz took the loss for Leavenworth (3-14). He was charged with five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Judd Davis and J.T. Hoffmann added two hits for New Ulm who outhit Leavenworth 14-5.

Billy Cook and Zach Mickelson each had two hits for the Orioles, with Mickelson driving in both Leavenworth runs in the sixth inning with a double.

“We are playing good baseball right now,” Flor said. “We still need to clean our game up, but we played very well.”

New Ulm took a 1-0 lead on the Orioles in the first when Judd Davis singled, stole second, went to third on a J.T. Hoffmann groundout and scored on Wade French’s first double of the game.

The Brewers added four more runs in the third when Hoffman walked and French followed with a single. A Corey Schaefer double scored Hoffmann and French. A Sam Berg infield single and a wild pitch brought in Schaefer.

A Zach More base hit then plated Berg.

Leavenworth cut the lead to 5-2 in the top of the sixth, but the Brewers scored three runs of their own on just one hit.

French was hit by a pitch before Schwartz issued walks to Schaefer, Berg and More for a 6-2 New Ulm lead. John Cook came in and allowed a two-run single to Landon Rewitzer.

The Brewers added two runs in the seventh on a Schaefer groundout and a Berg single and added a run in the eighth on a Davis single

The Brewers host Willmar Max Bat at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Mueller Park in a nonconference game.

“They are a college wood bat team,” Flor said.

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