Sixth-inning bombs lift Brewers by Longhorns

NEW ULM — In their first two at-bats Sunday, the New Ulm Brewers’ Trevor Nissen and Andrew Peters had gone hitless, with Nissen drawing a walk and striking out and Peters fanning twice.

But in the sixth inning, both players got some payback.

Nissen’s two-run home run was followed with a solo homer by Peters as the Brewers scored four runs to break a 3-3 tie and go on to a 7-4 win over the Stark Longhorns in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball game at Johnson Park.

Mitch Bockenstedt got the win for the Brewers, now 4-3 overall an and 2-1 in league play. He went eight innings and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven. Colton Schaefer pitched the ninth and allowed a run.

Zach Haala took the loss in relief for Stark. He allowed five runs in three innings of work.

Schaefer and Zach Hoffmann each had two hits for the Brewers.

Brandon Helget, Nick Labat and David Surprenant each had two hits for Stark (2-1).

The Brewers, who host Courtland Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Park, took a 2-0 lead in the first on a Schaefer infield single, a J.T. Hoffmann double and two infield groundouts.

Stark knotted the game in the fifth on a wild pitch and a Mason Cox groundout.

A passed ball in the bottom of the inning moved the Brewers to a 3-2 lead.

In the top of the sixth, a Haala double, a wild pitch and a Dylan Klein groundout had the Longhorns on top.

But in the sixth, Cole Ranweiler legged out an infield single and stole second. He scored on a Zach Hoffmann single.

Nissen followed by belting a Haala offering deep over the fence in left field for a 6-3 New Ulm lead.

One pitch later, Peters deposited a Haala fastball over the fence in right field for a 7-3 lead.


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