Brewers take first in league

NEW ULM — With Searles having beaten Lamberton earlier in the day, the game between the New Ulm Brewers took on extra importance as all three teams had 5-3 records in the Tomahawk East League.

Chris Cariveau allowed three runs on two hits in his first two innings of relief and did not allow a hit in his final six innings of work as the Brewers took over first place in the TEL with 7-4 win over Gibbon Sunday afternoon at Johnson Park.

Cariveau took over for starter Mitch Kelly in the third inning and fanned nine for the win.

Cody Loverude took the loss for Gibbon, going six innings and allowing five runs.

Wade French led the 10-hit Brewers’ attack with three hits. Judd Davis and Brody Peterson each had two hits with Davis belting a three-run triple in the four-run New Ulm third inning.

Kyle Maurer led Gibbon with two hits including a solo home run in the third inning.

Gibbon took a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings with single runs off of Kelly. But the Brewers plated four runs in the bottom of the third on Davis’s bases-loaded triple and a Wade French base hit.

Gibbon scored twice in the fourth to tie the game.

But New Ulm scored a run in the bottom of the inning on a J.T. Hoffmann double and added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh on a Brody Peterson RBI single and an error.