UNDER THE TAG — Blue Earth Space runner Levi Osborn stirs up the mud whereas safely sliding below the tag of New Ulm second baseman Jaxon Buegler throughout Part 2AA baseball motion Thursday at Veterans Memorial Subject in Blue Earth. (Picture by Kevin Mertens/Faribault County Register)

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Space’s Levi Osborn performed the hero on Thursday, hitting a one-out single to attain Taylor Davids with the successful run within the backside of the seventh inning to elevate the No. 8-seeded Blue Earth Space Bucs previous the No. 9-seeded New Ulm Eagles 8-7 in a Part 2AA first-round recreation at Veterans Memorial Subject in Blue Earth.

Subsequent for the Bucs (9-12) is a sectional second-round recreation at 5 p.m. Tuesday towards the No. 1-seeded New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers in New Richland.

“It was an enormous, large, large win for us, and we advance,” BEA head coach Paul Nienaber mentioned. “Taylor (Davids) had the massive lead-off double to start out our seventh inning, and Colton (Hubly) had an ideal sacrifice bunt. It received’t look fairly within the field rating, however it was large for us. Levi (Osborn) had the successful hit.”

The Bucs constructed a 7-3 lead heading to the seventh inning. They scored two runs within the backside of the primary inning on Davids’ two-run double. Caleb Langager and Parker Meyers each walked and got here round to attain on the double. Abe Kokos additionally walked because the Bucs loaded the bases earlier than the Davids’ double.

The Bucs loaded the bases once more within the second inning, however this time Nick Barke had a three-run double as the house crew made it a 5-1 recreation.

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

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

The Eagles rallied for 4 runs within the prime of seventh as a stroll, hit by pitch, a run-scoring double, adopted by 4 singles among the many subsequent 5 batters to tie the sport 7-all they usually had the bases loaded with just one out.

Parker Meyers got here in to pitch and threw solely 4 pitches earlier than catching a bunt try and threw to 3rd to show the inning-ending double play.

Within the Bucs’ seventh, Davids led off with a double and superior to 3rd on Colton Hubly’s sacrifice bunt. Osborn adopted with the game-winning single.

Davids began and obtained a no-decision. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs — six earned — 11 hits, one stroll, hit one batter, and struck out 4. Meyers was the successful pitcher, throwing 2/3s of an inning and didn’t quit a run, successful, a stroll or get a strikeout.

For the Eagles, Blaine Olson began and pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on two hits, 5 walks and struck out two. Ben Hohensee was the shedding pitcher, going 4 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs, six hits, two walks and struck out two.

NU 012 000 4–7 11 1

BEA 240 001 1–8 8 2

Blain Olson, Ben Hohensee (2, LP) and Ayden Jensen. Taylor Davids, Parker Meyers (7, WP) and Carson Sturtz.

LOB–New Ulm 6, BEA 7. 2B–Parker Neubauer (NU) 2, Ken Brudelie (NU), Soren Fering (BEA), Nick Barke (BEA), Abe Kokos (BEA), Taylor Davids (BEA) 2. HR–Ayden Jensen (NU). SAC–Lucas Seuss (NU), Ken Brudelie (NU), Colton Hubly (BEA).

Part 2A Playoffs

Martin County West 7, BOLD 6 — Jacob Clarke walked with the bases loaded, scoring Tyson Thiesse with the successful run to guide the No. 8-seeded Martin County West Mavericks previous the No. 9-seeded BOLD Warriors 7-6 in a Part 2A recreation on Thursday on the Fox Sports activities Advanced in Welcome.

The Mavericks (8-7) advance to play No. 1-seeded Sleepy Eye at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Sleepy Eye.

Clarke was 1-for-2 with a stroll, two RBIs and a stolen base to tempo the Mavericks. He additionally was hit by a pitch twice.

As well as, Wyatt Williamson was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI, whereas Riley Kascht was 2-for-3 with one run scored and a double for the Mavericks.

Thiesse had a team-leading three hits, together with a triple, and drove in two runs, whereas Cody Potts had successful, two runs scored and two stolen bases for MCW.

On the mound, Zach Anderson was the successful pitcher, going seven innings, giving up six runs — two earned — on 9 hits, one stroll and struck out 12 for the Mavericks.

For the Warriors, Sam Sigurdson suffered the loss, pitching 2 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs, two hits, two walks and struck out one.

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