Brewers top Courtland
NEW ULM — Judd Davis lead-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 3-3 tie as the New Ulm Brewers (3-2) earned an 8-3 win over Courtland Wednesday night at Johnson Park.
Braden Zimmerman got the win for the Brewers. He went five innings and allowed three runs on two hits.
Chase Meyer took the loss for the Cubs (0-2). Meyer pitched five innings and was charged with seven runs on seven hits.
J.T. Hoffmann led the Brewers’ attack with two hits. Jaden Domeier drove in three runs for New Ulm. Ted Giefer had a two-run double for Courtland.
The Brewers, who host Fairmont Friday night at 7:30 in a non-league game at Johnson Park, took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
Davis walked and Hunter Ranweiler reached on an infield error. After Meyer struck out the next two batters, Domeier delivered a two-run double to center field.
The Cubs sliced that lead in half in the top of the second. Troy Filzen was hit by a pitch and scored on a fielder’s choice.
New Ulm scored a run in the third on singles from Ranweiler and Hoffmann, a wild pitch and a Domeier groundout.
Courtland tied the game in the top of the fifth on two walks and a Giefer double, but the Brewers scored four runs in the bottom of the inning.
After Davis’ shot over the fence in right field, Ranweiler walked, stole second and scored on a bad hop single by Hoffmann. Hoffmann stole second and third and scored on a throwing error.
Domeier later score don a Zach More base hit.
New Ulm closed out the scoring in the eighth when Corey Schaefer was hit by a pitch and eventually scored on a wild pitch.