Brewers blank Stark
NEW ULM On Sunday, May 19th, the New Ulm Brewers took a 2-0 lead over Stark in the top of the fourth thanks to RBI singles from Chris Peters and Aaron Pfaff before the rains came and caused the Tomahawk East League game to be suspended.
Twenty-five days later, the two teams resumed the contest, which remained a 2-0. New Ulm led until the bottom of the seventh inning when the Brewers broke lose for six runs and went on to an 8-0 win over the Longhorns.
Zach More, who pitched the final 5 1/3 innings taking over for New Ulm starter Wade French, got the win as the Brewers improved to 7-2.
Craig Fischer took the loss for Stark.
Aaron Pfaff, Cory Ranweiler, Wade French and Chris Peters each had two hits for the Brewers, who host Sleepy Eye at 8 p.m. tonight.
For the Brewers and manager Al Flor, the resumption of the suspended game was something that was like looking for a fastball when the pitcher comes with an off-speed offering.
“It was hard to do,” he said. “It ends up being a conscious thing with all of the players – it is hard to make substitutions.”
The 2-0 lead was all the offense that New Ulm could muster until the bottom of the seventh when they sent 11 men to the plate.
Aaron Pfaff walked and went to third on a stolen base paired with a wild pitch. Jason Shaul’s bloop single to left field scored Pfaff. Cory Ranweiler reached on a bunt single before Wade French, who threw 164 pitches in a 5-0 win over Hanska last week, drilled an RBI double that gave New Ulm a 4-0 lead. A Peters’ sacrifice fly, a wild pitch and a two-run single off of the bat of Aaron Pfaff that brought in both Drew Pfaff and Taylor Rolloff moved the Brewers to an 8-0 lead.
“That has been the story for us for most ot the season,” Flor said. “We let teams hang around for most of the game and then we break the game open.”
Meanwhile, Brewers’ righthander Zach More allowed just three hits in his stint.