Brewers edge Sleepy Eye 3-2

SLEEPY EYE — Brody Peterson’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning scored Jon Ahern from third and broke a 2-2 tie as the New Ulm Brewers edged Sleepy Eye 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Tomahawk East League play.

Chris Cariveau went for the win in relief for New Ulm, now 1-1 in the Tomahawk East League. Cariveau pitched the final 1 2/3 innings. Adam Slander started for the Brewers and pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on six hits while fanning four.

Dylan Klein took the loss for the Indians, also 1-1 in league play.

He relieved starter Adam Sellner who went seven innings.

Peterson and Ahern each had two hits for the Brewers.

Joey Walter had two hits for Sleepy Eye.

Each team scored a run in the second inning.

The Brewers, who host Stark next Sunday at 2 p.m. at Johnson Park, scored their run when Ahern walked and was sacrificed to second by Zach More. Eric Austvold walked before Peterson laced an RBI single to center.

The Indians, who play at Hanska next Sunday at 2 p.m, tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a walk, an error and an Austin Fischer groundout.

Sleepy Eye mounted a scoring threat off of Slander in the fourth on three straight singles to load the bases. But the left-handed Slander struck out the next two batters and then ended the threat with a groundout.

Sellner would work out of a similar jam in the seventh when the Brewers loaded the bases with two outs but failed to score.

The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning when Peterson and Slander both walked. Hunter Ranweiler’s two-out single scored Peterson.

But Sleepy Eye tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

New Ulm used an Ahern lead-off single in the ninth, a More sacrifice bunt, a hit batsman and a Mitch Bockenstad base hit to load the bases for Peterson whose sacrifice fly ball to right field plated Ahern for the win.