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New Ulm opens season with big win over Waconia

Staff photo by Travis Rosenau New Ulm High School’s Evan Wiltscheck slides into third during a three-run first inning against Waconia on Friday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.

NEW ULM — Carter Lang and Evan Wiltscheck each collected two hits and left-handers Ethan Stade and Hunter Sehr combined to hold Waconia to four hits as the New Ulm Eagles opened their 2021 baseball campaign with a 10-1 win over the Wildcats on Friday at Mueller Park in a nonconference game.

Stade got the win for New Ulm. Stade went 4 1/3 innings and allowed one run and one hit while striking out five. Sehr pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, fanning three and allowing three hits.

Koen Bolmer took the loss for Waconia. He went three innings and was charged with five runs.

Lang had a triple and two RBIs, while Wiltscheck had a a double, a triple and three RBIs.

The Eagles, who host St. Peter at 5:30 p.m. Monday at New Ulm High School, got all the runs that they needed in the first inning when they scored three runs.

Cole Ranweiler legged out an infield single. Isaiah Miller followed with a walk.

Both runners moved up on a Bolmer wild pitch. A Carter Lang groundball was misplayed for an error, with Ranweiler scoring. Wiltscheck then delivered a two-run triple down the right-field line for a 3-0 lead.

New Ulm added two more runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Sehr coaxed a walk to lead off the inning and raced home on a Lang. Lang later trotted home on a Stade groundout.

Waconia scored their lone run in the fifth inning on an Owen Amrhein single.

But New Ulm responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Miller walked and and went to third on two consecutive wild pitches. He scored on a Lang single.

Stade followed with a walk. A Wiltscheck RBI double made it 7-1. A fielder’s choice added another run.

The Eagles added two insurance runs in the sixth on a Miller single and a passed ball.

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