Sibley East sweeps Mayer, but splits two other league tilts.
SE 2 Mayer 0
Michael Bullert spun a two hit shutout Monday to lead Sibley East’s Legion baseballers to a 2-0 victory over Mayer at Gaylord’s Walsh Field.
Mayer managed only a first inning single and a fourth inning double off Bullert. Sibley East’s defense meanwhile played an error free game behind Bullert. Catcher McKoy Rodning highlighted defensive action by throwing out a runner attempting to steal second base in the fourth inning.
Walks followed by hits enabled Sibley East to plate runs in the second and third frames.
SE 11 Mayer 0
Lucas Herd smacked a grand slam and scored three runs Monday to highlight Sibley East’s 11-0 victory over Mayer.
Sibley East plated two runs in the first inning and two runs in the second frame. The black and gold then exploded for seven runs in the third frame. Herd homered in the at-bat while Ed Reichenbach, Ben Melsha and Kyle Goetsch contributed singles.
Goetsch was also the winning pitcher. Complete statistics were not available but Goetsch struckout eight through the first three innings.
SE 9 Norwood 7
A League “A” shootout Friday went in favor of Sibley East as the black and gold tripped Norwood 9-7 in Green Isle.
Sibley East plated runs in four of its six at-bats. Three walks fueled a three run first inning for the home team. Sibley East then took a 5-4 advantage with two runs in the third frame. A McKoy Rodning triple and singles by Matt Pichelmann and Ben Melsha highlighted the third inning at-bat.
Norwood would eventually take a 7-6 advantage only to have Sibley East score three times in the bottom of the fifth inning. Rodning delivered the game winning hit. His single scored two runs. Melsha, Lucas Herd and Erik Goetsch also stroked singles in the fifth frame.
Herd would get the mound win. He shutout Norwood, allowed but one hit and struckout four over the final two innings.
Justin Rettmann pitched the first three innings for Sibley East while Michael Bullert pitched the fourth and fifth frames.
SE 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 4
Missed scoring opportunities proved costly for Sibley East last Tuesday. The local Legion nine fell to Le Sueur-Henderson 4-1 at Walsh Field in Gaylord.
Sibley East stranded eight baserunners in the seven inning tilt including a pair in each the fifth and seventh innings.
Singles by Michael Bullert and Justin Rettmann produced the Sibley East run in the fourth frame.
LSH meanwhile scored one in the first inning, two in the third and one in the fourth. All four of the runs were unearned.
McKoy Rodning pitched the first four innings for Sibley East. He allowed four hits and struckout two. Erik Goetsch blanked LSH and fanned three over the finals three innings.