Hanska shuts down Brewers
NEW ULM — Brady Mosenden pitched seven innings of shutout ball, and reliever Eric Portner added two more shutout innings, as Hanska blanked the Brewers 5-0 Sunday afternoon at Mueller Park, in Tomahawk East League play.
Mosenden scattered five New Ulm hits in his stint and struck out four. Portner allowed two hits.
Mitch Kelly took the loss for the Brewers (9-9). He went six innings and was tagged with three runs. He fanned five.
Mosenden also paced the Lakers (13-5) on offense with three hits and two RBI. Kevin Larson, Portner, Kyle Fischer and Ben Wolf each had two hits, as Hanska out-hit New Ulm 14- 7.
Sam Berg had three of the Brewers’ seven hits.
Hanska scored a run in the third on singles from Wolf and Portner and a fielder’s choice.
The Lakers added two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to pad their lead.
In the sixth, Zach Fischer singled, and Mosenden walked. A Matt Suess double plated Fischer before an error allowed Mosenden to score.
In the seventh, Kevin Larson rapped a single to center, and Portner beat out a bunt single. Zach Fischer was safe on an error to load the bases, and Mosenden singled in Larson and Portner.
The Brewers, who have games at Mueller Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, had scoring threats in the seventh and eighth innings when they got their first two runners on base, but failed to score.
New Ulm hosts Stark on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and then play Springfield both Thursday and Friday at Mueller Park at 7:30 p.m. The baseball park at Springfield is still unplayable because of floods.