Minster baseball shuts out New Bremen 5-0

MINSTER – The Minster Wildcats took advantage of four unearned runs and Brandon Hoying kept the New Bremen bats at bay in a 5-0 six-inning win called after six innings because of lightning on Tuesday.

Minster put pressure on the New Bremen defense with small ball.

“I thought we bunted well tonight,” Minster head coach Mike Wiss aid. “Bunting was something we have been working on and we played good defense. We have made goof strides the last couple weeks and I’m glad with that. ”

“It was a good game until the last inning,” Cardinals head coach Josh Bowersock said. “We decided to throw the ball away a little bit in that final inning.”

Minster’s Brandon Hoying pitched the complete game victory giving up no runs on four hits. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.

“Brandon threw the ball well tonight,” Wiss said. “I thought we played good defense behind Brandon tonight.”

Jacob Gilberg took the loss for the Cardinals pitching all six innings. He gave up five runs, one earned, on six hits. He struck out one and walked two.

“Jacob pitched a great game for us,” Bowersock said. “We just couldn’t make the plays behind him unfortunately. It was just another night where the balls that we hit went right to people and the balls that hit at us were okay until the final inning.”

Neither team could generate much offense until the bottom of the sixth inning.

Walterbusch led off with a walk and advanced to second on a ground out by Huber. A single to left by Drew Ripploh allowed Walterbusch to go to third where he scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Wuebker. Both Ripploh and Wuebker moved up on an error. Both runners scored when Falk grounded to first and the first baseman attempted to throw to second and threw the ball away to make the score 5-0. Lightning in the top of the seventh inning delayed the game before it was called 30 minutes later.

“New Bremen played well,” Wiss said. “Gilberg threw a nice game for them. They made a few mistakes we were able to capitalize on.”

The Cardinals (2-9, 0-3) will travel to Greenville on Thursday and entertain New Knoxville on Friday, while the Wildcats are 11-8 and 3-0. They will travel to St. Henry today, at Bath on Thursday and at Parkway on Friday.