Mudhens drop pitching dual to Pirates

Posted June 8, 2017

By Byron Higgin

Minneot Mascot Sports Editor


Henry Pesch got hooked up in a pitching dual against the Windom Pirates Friday night.

“He had eight strikeouts in six innings,” said Manager Tyson Sonnenburg. Then Thomas Fischer extended the shutout until the eighth, when Windom came up with four runs to take the contest, 4-0.

“The lighting on the field at Windom was poor and it was dusk and we couldn’t see the balls coming at us in the outfield,” said Manager Sonnenburg.

One fell for a triple by Dash Nielsen, there was one Minneota error and the Pirates capitalized on a couple of bloop hits. 

“We didn’t play the ball well at all,” said the manager.

Minneota managed just six hits all night and couldn’t mount a rally against the home team.

Adam Durfee led the team with two hits while Jesse Drager, Henry Pesch, Sonnenburg and Preston Nuy had one each.

“It’s too bad because Henry pitched really well — and so did Fischer,” said the manager.

“We had some tough luck hitting,” added assistant Manager Beau Buysse.

The loss left the Mudhens record at 4-4 on the season.


SUNDAY NIGHT they played an exhibition game with the Minneota American Legion.

The Mudhens and Legion players divided up into two teams and played seven innings.

The final outcome was a 7-7 tie.

“It was a lot of fun but was kind of spur of the moment. We might make this an annual thing in the future,” said Sonnenburg.


THIS WEEK: The annual Paul Larson Memorial Minneota Mudhen Classic will be held on Saturday.

It opens with Minneota playing Ruthton at 10 a.m. followed by Searles vs. Tracy at 12:30 p.m.; the third place game at 3:30 p.m. and the championship at 6:30 p.m.

Minneota will play without Sonnenburg and Drager and will have Beau Buysse running the team with help from Austin Buysse.

Concessions will be available all day.


Windom Pirates 4, Minneota Mudhens 0

MINNEOTA (AB-R-H-RBI) Beau Buysse, 2b 4-0-0-0; Jesse Drager, c 4-0-1-0; Tyson Sonnenburg, cf 4-0-1-0; Adam Durfee, ss 4-0-2-0; Danny Hennen, 1b 3-0-0-0; Ryan Koopman, ph 1-0-0-0; Henry Pesch, p-lf 4-0-1-0; Drew Fadness, ph 1-0-0-0; Mike Luke, lf 3-0-0-0; Thomas Fischer, p 0-0-0-0; Preston Nuy, 3b  3-0-1-0; Brock Buysse, rf 3-0-0-0. Totals 34-0-6-0.

WINDOM (AB-R-H-RBI) Dan Kneeland, 3-0-0-0; Sam Huska 3-1-1-0; Dash Nielsen 4-1-1-1; Collin Lovell 4-1-1-0; Nate Adrian 4-1-1-1; Joe Wrenke 3-0-0-0; Jake Johnson 4-0-2-1; Drake Borsgard, dh 4-0-1-0; Luke Gilbertson  4-0-1-0; Jake Mellstrom, 0-0-0-0. Totals 33-4-7-3.

Score by Innings

Minneota                    000 000 000 — 0 6 2

Windom                    000 000 04x — 4 7 1

E-Minneota: Fischer, Nuy; Windom: one. LOB-Minneota 6; Windom 8. SB-Windom: Borsgard, Gilbertson. SAC-Windom: Kneeland. 3B-Windom: Nielson.

Pitching                    IP   R   ER  H  BB  K


Henry Pesch           6     0    0     4   2    8

Fischer                    2     4    1     3   1    3


Total                        9     0    0     6    0   7


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