Brewers take Tomahawk East title with win over Courtland

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Brewers clinched the regular season championship in the Tomahawk East League Sunday at Mueller Park with a 10-2 win over Courtland.

Mitch Bockenstedt got the win for the Brewers, who end their regular season at 16-4. The right-handed Bockenstedt pitched the final five innings of no-hit ball and struck out seven.

Mitch Kelly and Adam Slander each saw two innings of work.

Keith Bessemer took the loss for Courtland (0-20).

The win for the Brewers also gives them a first round playoff bye.

Wade French had three of New Ulm’s nine hits with Justin Hoffmann adding two hits.

Cory Schaefer had three RBis.

Courtland held a 2-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings before the Brewers tied it with two runs in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single from Hoffmann and a Schaefer groundout.

New Ulm then scored seven runs in the fifth using four walks and five hits.

The Brewers made it 10-2 in the sixth on the 10th walk of the game by Courtland pitching.