New Ulm Brewers down Stark, finish season
NEW ULM — Hunter Ranweiler blasted a double and a triple and drove in five runs as the New Um Brewers ended their Tomahawk East League regular season schedule by downing Stark 11-1 Sunday afternoon at Johnson Park.
The game was stopped in the bottom of the seventh inning because of the 10-run rule.
Mitch Bockenstedt got the pitching win for the Brewers. The right-hander went six innings and allowed one run on four hits while striking out 11.
Jake Mangen took the loss for Stark (6-5). He went four innings and was charged with four runs.
Ranweiler and Braden Zimmerman each had two hits for the Brewers who end their regular season a 10-2.
The Brewers will open their playoffs next Saturday at Johnson Park at either 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. against an opponent yet to be determined.
New Ulm plated three runs in the first inning when J.T. Hoffmann walked and stole second. He raced home on a Ranweiler double.
Wade French was hit by a pitch, and Braden Zimmerman walked.
A fielder’s choice and a wild pitch added two more runs.
The Brewers added a run in the second when Judd Davis doubled and scored on a Ranweiler sacrifice fly.
The Longhorns got their only run of the game in the third on consecutive two out singles from Jon Kopacek, Zach Haala and Sean Mathiowetz.
New Ulm pushed across four runs in the sixth on an error, a hit batsman, a walk and a Ranweiler three-run triple.
Ranweiler scored later on a Zimmerman groundout.
New Ulm ended the game by the 10-run rule on a Hoffmann groundout an a Chris Cariveau two-run double.