Hanska rallies to beat Brewers

Staff photo by Kevin Sweeney New Ulm Brewers pitcher Mitch Bockenstedt delivers in the fourth inning at Johnson Park against the Hanska Lakers.

NEW ULM — The Hanska Lakers scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning and went on to top the Brewers 5-4 Thursday night in a Tomahawk East League game at Johnson Park.

Judd Davis led the Brewers (1-1) with four hits.

Zach Fischer had three hits for Hanska (3-0).

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Hanska’s Gabe Knowles drilled a Mitch Bockenstedt pitch over the fence in right field for a 1-0 lead.,

The Brewers came back in the bottom of the inning with two runs on two hits and two Lakers’ errors.

Hunter Ranweiler singled and stole second. He came home on a one out J.T. Hoffmann single with Hoffmann taking second on a throwing error.

Hoffmann then scored on a later Hanska error.

Hanska then pushed across four runs in the eighth inning.

Singles from Lucas Fredin, Kevin Larson, Eric Portner, Knowles and Zach Fischer gave Hanska a lead that they kept.

The Brewers got close in the home half of the eighth with two runs coming on RBI singles from Josh Seidl and a bases loaded walk to Judd Davis.


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