Brewers rally past Chuckers
NEW ULM — J.T. Hoffmann’s three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a seven-run inning as the New Ulm Brewers rallied by Atwater 11-8 Friday night in a non-league game at Johnson Park.
Sam Keckeisen got the win in relief for the Brewers (3-3). He went the final 4 2/3 innings and struck out eight.
Jack Peterson took the loss for the Chuckers (8-1). He pitched the eighth inning and allowed seven runs.
Josh Kingery started for Atwater and went seven innings and allowed four runs on four hits while striking out 13.
Hoffmann had two of the Brewers five hits in the game as New Ulm was aided by five Atwater errors in the game.
The Brewers trailed 6-2 in the bottom of the seventh when they scored two runs but used an error to score twice to cut the lead to 6-4.
Atwater regained momentum in the top of the eighth on a two-run home run from Kobe Holtz.
But in the bottom of the eighth, the Brewers mounted their comeback off of Peterson.
Cole Ranweiler was hit by a pitch and stole second. Zach Hoffmann walked. Ranweiler and pinch-runner Ayden Jensen advanced on a double steal. Trevor Nissen walked to load the bases.
An Andrew Peters single scored two runs before a Hunter Ranweiler pinch-hit double tied the game.
Peterson walked Keckeisen. One out later, Hoffmann deposited Peterson’s first pitch over the fence in right field to complete the comeback.
The Brewers are home Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. against Stark in a big Tomahawk East League matchup at Johnson Park.