Marshall tops New Ulm
NEW ULM – New Ulm Eagles’ baseball coach Jay Backer was pretty blunt following his team’s 10-2 loss to Marshall in a non-conference ball game Monday at Johnson Park.
“We got our hind ends kicked today,” he said.
Backer’s reasoning for that was just four hits for his team, a costly error in the fourth inning that led to four of the five runs being unearned and three pitchers that issued seven walks.
Wyatt Peterson took the loss for New Ulm, now 6-1. He went 3 2/3 innings and gave up four runs. Dominic Comacho pitched 2 1/3 innings and was charged with five runs.
Colton Peterson earned the win for Marshall, going five innings and allowing two runs.
Derek Buysse led Marshall with three hits including two doubles. Cole Dulas had two of New Ulm’s hits.
New Ulm held a 2-1 lead going into the fourth inning as the Eagles had plated two runs in the first inning on a Dulas’ infield single and a Tanner Kluis’ sacrifice fly.
But the Tigers tied the game in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from Bryce Johnson. A walk ended Peterson’s day. Comacho came in and got the second out before a potential inning-ending groundout was booted by third baseman Brach Kraus. The Tigers took advantage and added four more runs for a 6-2 lead. Marshall then added three more runs off of Comacho in the fifth on four hits for a 9-2 cushion.
The Eagles had a big scoring threat in the fifth when Chase Meyer doubled and Dulas walked with two outs. But Peterson retired Tanner Kluis on a groundout.
New Ulm stranded seven runners on base in the first five innings.
“We did not hit or pitch well,”Backer said. “We had high pitch counts for our pitchers. We have not hit in our last three games – we were fortunate to get wins in those games.”
New Ulm is at St. Peter today.