Brewers storm back to take down Long Sox
NEW ULM — In the top of the fifth inning, Lamberton scored six runs to erase a 2-1 New Ulm Brewers lead and take an at-that-time commanding 7-2 lead.
But the Brewers responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning and then added three more runs in the sixth and went on to a 12-8 win over the Long Sox Tuesday night in a Region 2C playoff game at Mueller Park.
Wade French got the win for the Brewers, who improved to 3-0 in Region 2C play.
Avery Stevens, a draftee from Essig, got the save as he recorded four strikeouts in two innings.
Shane Schoberg took the loss for Lamberton, now 1-2 in 2C action.
Hunter Ranweiler led New Ulm with three hits. Justin Hoffmann, Andrew Peters and Jon Ahern each had two hits.
Hoffmann, Ranweiler, Judd Davis and Peter each had a triple.
Hoffmann and Peters each had two RBIs.
Holden Salfer had three hits for Lamberton.
The Brewers play Wednesday night in Hanska with Lamberton in Sleepy Eye. Games have 7:30 p.m. starts.
“This win sets us up pretty good for region play,” Brewers manager Al Flor said. “This was a good team win for us — everybody contributed.”
New Ulm trailed 7-2 in the fifth inning when their offense got rolling.
Davis stroked a one-out triple and came home on an error. Jaden Domeier singled and scored on Peters’ triple. Peters scored on a Zach More sacrifice fly.
In the sixth, an error, a Davis’ single, a walk and a Domeier base hit gave the Brewers an 8-7 lead, with a walk making it 9-7.
A Brody Peterson RBI single and a Hoffmann two-run single closed out the scoring.
“Our hitters have a lot of confidence — they just keep plugging away,” Flor said. “And Avery has been very tough for us. We did not draft him as a closer for us, but he has been awesome.”
Flor said that he will probably go pitching by committee Wednesday as the Brewers hope to go 4-0 in 2C play.