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Lang hits for cycle in return as Gold downs Sleepy Eye

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt New Ulm Legion Gold’s Cole Ranweiler hits the first RBI of the game after the grand re-opening at Johnson Park on Sunday.

NEW ULM — This spring, New Ulm High School junior Carter Lang saw his baseball season cut short with a foot injury that ended his season just before playoffs.

On Sunday at Johnson Park, Lang returned for his first game since his injury. And boy did he.

Lang went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle as New Ulm Gold downed Sleepy Eye 12-1.

The game was stopped in the bottom of the fifth after Lang deposited a Spencer Hoffmann pitch deep over the fence in left field for a three-run home run that put the 10-run rule in effect. For the game, Lang ended up with six RBIs.

Hunter Sehr got the win for Gold (2-2), who hosts St. Peter at 6 p.m. Monday at Mueller Park.

The Wartburg College-bound left-hander scattered five hits and fanned seven. The only run he allowed came in the top of the fifth inning and was unearned.

Jackson Bode and Cole Ranweiler each had two hits.

Jackson Huiras took the loss for Post 7, allowing seven runs in two innings.

New Ulm scored three runs in the first inning, with two of the runs coming on a Lang single.

Gold added six more runs in the second inning on four hits before ending the game in the fifth on an Isaiah Rieser double, a walk to Bode and Lang’s long home run.

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