Indians’ season ends with 2-1 loss

MAPLE?LAKE, Minn. – The Sleepy Eye amateur baseball team saw its season come to a close with its 2-1 loss to Green Isle in the first round of the state tournament on Saturday evening.

“We stranded numerous runners on second and third [base] throughout the game,” said Sleepy Eye coach Bruce Woitas on the phone after the game. “We had opportunities to score, but we didn’t get it done.”

Andrew Woitas got the loss for the Indians, giving up a two-run home run to Brian Scherching in the fourth inning for what turned out to be the deciding play of game. Woitas was pulled after four innings of work.

Leavenworth draftee Derek Skrobpen put in three innings of work on the mound for the Indians, while Alan Woitas pitched the final two innings of the game, as well as the season.

Scherching was 3-for-3 for Green Isle on the night with his two-run dinger as the highlight. Alex Twente also went 2-for-4 on top of getting the save for Green Isle. Cody Halahan got the win in 8 1/3 innings of work.

Joey Walter went 3-for-5 for the Indians with a double, while Kelly?Krzmarzick went 1-for-2 with the Indians’ only RBI of the game.

Green Isle will move on to face Morris next Saturday at Maple Lake.

Sleepy Eye finishes its season with an 18-12 record.

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