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TEL roundup: Cardinals earn wild win over Bluejays

Fairfax 12, Essig 11

FAIRFAX — The Fairfax Cardinals earned a wild walk-off win 12-11 over the Essig Bluejays on Wednesday night in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball game.

After Andrew Peterson led off the bottom of the ninth with a single and stole second, he was bunted to third by Andres Herrera before a wild pitch allowed Andrew Peterson to score the winning run.

Andrew Peterson was 3 for 5 with two RBIs for Fairfax, while Andrew Willemssen was 3 for 4 and Carter Peterson was 2 for 6. Willemssen got the win in seven innings of relief of Owen Swenson, allowing seven hits and six walks for four earned runs while fanning three.

Zach Riederer took the loss in two innings of relief for Essig, allowing two hits and two walks for one earned run while striking out three. Hunter Lewandowski led Essig at the plate, going 2 for 4 with three runs scored, while Erich Prokosch and Nick Stadick each went 2 for 5, with Stadick adding a double and an RBI. Winsten Nienhaus was 2 for 6 with two RBIs also for the Bluejays.

Fairfax moved to 3-5 in the TEL with the win, while Essig dropped to 2-3 in defeat.

Fairfax is at New Ulm for a 7:30 p.m. TEL game Friday at Johnson Park, while Essig is at Sleepy Eye for TEL play at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sleepy Eye 11, St. James 4

SLEEPY EYE — Behind a monster game from Luke Mielke, which included a grand slam, the Sleepy Eye Indians downed the St. James Athletics 11-4 on Wednesday night in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball game.

Sleepy Eye is now 3-4 in the TEL, while St. James fell to 1-7.

In addition to his grand slam, Luke Mielke ended up going 4 for 5 with eight RBIs and a double, while Nick Mielke added a double and an RBI. Luke Mielke also pitched five innings for the win, allowing four hits and two walks for one earned run while striking out five.

For St. James, Lucas Anderson was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Bransen Peterson was 2 for 4 with a double. Dylan Grev took the loss in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and four walks for seven runs, two earned. He struck out five.

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY

Also in the TEL Wednesday night, Hanska defeated Lamberton 7-6 in Hanska, while Leavenworth topped Stark 16-11 in Leavenworth and Courtland shut out Searles 11-0 in Courtland. No statistics were provided for these games.

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