Chargers come back to beat Knights
NEW ULM — It was early-season high school baseball.
Brent Sexton scored from second on a Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Minnesota Valley Lutheran to a 7-6 win over the Knights Thursday afternoon in a Tomahawk Conference game at Mueller Park.
Leyton Brau got the win for the Chargers in relief. Brau relieved starter Josh Giefer who went 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs and fanned seven.
Jake Steven took the loss for St. Mary’s.
Spencer Hoffman, Carson Domeier and Peter Hoffmann each had two hits for the Knights.
MVL started its winning rally in the eighth on base hits from Sexton and Brau to start the inning before an throwing error on an attempted double play ball ended the game.
For the most part, it was a typical early season game with a lot of rust being scrapped off.
The Knights took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third thanks to two hits coupled with three MVL errors.
But the Chargers also took advantage of Knights’ starting pitcher Kyle Goblirsch who allowed four MVL runs in the bottom of the inning on just one hit.
But a hit batsman, three walks and four wild pitches gave Minnesota Valley Lutheran a 4-3 lead.
St. Mary’s retook the lead in the top of the sixth inning with three runs, two of them coming on a Domeier single.
But the Chargers knotted up the contest in the home half of the sixth on a two-run single by Giefer.
MVL is at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Tuesday.