Cubs coast by Brewers 5-2
NEW ULM — Jackson Bode allowed just one run on five hits through six innings and Chase Meyer permitted one run in the last three innings as the Courtland Cubs made a statement in the Tomahawk East League Wednesday night with a 5-2 win over the New Ulm Brewers at Johnson Park.
Bode got the win for Courtland (3-1 in the TEL). He fanned four.
Ethan Stade took the loss for the Brewers, now 2-2 in TEL play and 3-4 overall.
Stade went three innings and was charged with three runs on four hits while striking out four.
The Brewers, who entered this season with a 26-game winning streak in the TEL, have now lost two of their last three league games.
Jaden Drill led Courtland with three hits and drove in two runs. Nolan Drill had two doubles and drove in two runs with Carter Lang adding two hits as the Cubs out-hit New Ulm 10-7.
Jaden Domeier had two hits and an RBI for the Brewers.
Courtland took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first off when Cade Bushard singled, stole second and took third on a passed ball. Nolan Drill’s two-out double plated Bushard before Jaden Drill singled in Nolan Drill.
The Cubs added a run in the second when Josh Giefer walked and took second on a wild pitch. He scored on a Bode single.
Courtland increased their lead to 5-0 in the fifth off of reliever Braden Zimmermann. A walk to Bushard, a stolen base and a Nolan Drill double made it 4-0. Jaden Drill followed with a double for a 5-0 lead.
The Brewers would threaten in the bottom of the inning when Andrew Peters walked and Jaden Domeier singled.
But Bode retired the next three hitters to end the inning.
New Ulm did score a run in the sixth when Colton Schaefer singled and scored on a Cole Ranweier double.
The Brewers scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on a fielder’s choice, a single and a passed ball.
The Brewers host North Mankato Friday at 7:30 p.m, at Johnson Park in a non-league game before playing at Essig Sunday at 1 p.m.