June 9, 2023 12:26 am

Beneath THE TAG — Blue Earth Region runner Levi Osborn stirs up the dust whilst safely sliding beneath the tag of New Ulm second baseman Jaxon Buegler through Section 2AA baseball action Thursday at Veterans Memorial Field in Blue Earth. (Photo by Kevin Mertens/Faribault County Register)

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area’s Levi Osborn played the hero on Thursday, hitting a one particular-out single to score Taylor Davids with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the No. eight-seeded Blue Earth Region Bucs previous the No. 9-seeded New Ulm Eagles eight-7 in a Section 2AA initially-round game at Veterans Memorial Field in Blue Earth.

Subsequent for the Bucs (9-12) is a sectional second-round game at five p.m. Tuesday against the No. 1-seeded New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers in New Richland.

“It was a major, major, major win for us, and we advance,” BEA head coach Paul Nienaber mentioned. “Taylor (Davids) had the major lead-off double to get started our seventh inning, and Colton (Hubly) had a ideal sacrifice bunt. It will not appear quite in the box score, but it was major for us. Levi (Osborn) had the winning hit.”

The Bucs constructed a 7-three lead heading to the seventh inning. They scored two runs in the bottom of the initially inning on Davids’ two-run double. Caleb Langager and Parker Meyers each walked and came about to score on the double. Abe Kokos also walked as the Bucs loaded the bases prior to the Davids’ double.

The Bucs loaded the bases once again in the second inning, but this time Nick Barke had a 3-run double as the house group created it a five-1 game.

The Eagles scored one particular run in the second inning and added two in the third on Ayden Jensen’s two-run house run to left field.

The Bucs added an insurance coverage run in the bottom of the sixth as Barke singled house Langager.

The Eagles rallied for 4 runs in the best of seventh as a stroll, hit by pitch, a run-scoring double, followed by 4 singles amongst the subsequent 5 batters to tie the game 7-all and they had the bases loaded with only one particular out.

Parker Meyers came in to pitch and threw only 4 pitches prior to catching a bunt try and threw to third to turn the inning-ending double play.

In the Bucs’ seventh, Davids led off with a double and sophisticated to third on Colton Hubly’s sacrifice bunt. Osborn followed with the game-winning single.

Davids began and received a no-choice. He pitched six 1/three innings, providing up seven runs — six earned — 11 hits, one particular stroll, hit one particular batter, and struck out 4. Meyers was the winning pitcher, throwing two/3s of an inning and did not give up a run, a hit, a stroll or get a strikeout.

For the Eagles, Blaine Olson began and pitched 1 two/three innings, providing up 5 earned runs on two hits, 5 walks and struck out two. Ben Hohensee was the losing pitcher, going four two/three innings, providing up 3 earned runs, six hits, two walks and struck out two.

NU 012 000 4–7 11 1

BEA 240 001 1–8 eight two

Blain Olson, Ben Hohensee (two, LP) and Ayden Jensen. Taylor Davids, Parker Meyers (7, WP) and Carson Sturtz.

LOB–New Ulm six, BEA 7. 2B–Parker Neubauer (NU) two, Ken Brudelie (NU), Soren Fering (BEA), Nick Barke (BEA), Abe Kokos (BEA), Taylor Davids (BEA) two. HR–Ayden Jensen (NU). SAC–Lucas Seuss (NU), Ken Brudelie (NU), Colton Hubly (BEA).

Section 2A Playoffs

Martin County West 7, BOLD six — Jacob Clarke walked with the bases loaded, scoring Tyson Thiesse with the winning run to lead the No. eight-seeded Martin County West Mavericks previous the No. 9-seeded BOLD Warriors 7-six in a Section 2A game on Thursday at the Fox Sports Complicated in Welcome.

The Mavericks (eight-7) advance to play No. 1-seeded Sleepy Eye at five p.m. Tuesday in Sleepy Eye.

Clarke was 1-for-two with a stroll, two RBIs and a stolen base to pace the Mavericks. He also was hit by a pitch twice.

In addition, Wyatt Williamson was two-for-four with a double, a triple and an RBI, whilst Riley Kascht was two-for-three with one particular run scored and a double for the Mavericks.

Thiesse had a group-major 3 hits, such as a triple, and drove in two runs, whilst Cody Potts had a hit, two runs scored and two stolen bases for MCW.

On the mound, Zach Anderson was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, providing up six runs — two earned — on nine hits, one particular stroll and struck out 12 for the Mavericks.

For the Warriors, Sam Sigurdson suffered the loss, pitching two 1/three innings, providing up two earned runs, two hits, two walks and struck out one particular.

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