Elrosa scores 16 runs in big season-opening win
Saints open the home portion of the 2019 campaign on May 3
The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team got off to a terrific start to the 2019 season on Sunday, April 28. The Saints traveled to neighboring division rival Greenwald and came home with a 16-2, seven-inning win.
Elrosa throttled their way to a 9-0 first inning lead. With Kevin Kuefler earning a leadoff walk and Jackson Peter reaching on an error, Cody Eichers launched a shot over the fence for a three-run home run in his first at bat of the year. Elrosa ultimately had 14 batters in the first inning alone.
James Kuefler tacked on a three-run home run in the fifth inning to add to the offensive highlights.
Overall, Elrosa tallied 12 hits, with two each by Kevin Kuefler, Jackson Peter, Cody Eichers and Matt Schmitz.
Ethan Vogt started and pitched three innings (five hits, two earned runs, four Ks); Austin Imdieke pitched two innings (one hit, four Ks); and Aaron Vogt closed the door (four Ks) on the Cubs.
Next for Elrosa is an exhibition game on Friday this week (May 3) against Dassel-Cokato at 7:30 p.m. at Saints Field. It is the home opener for the team. They are scheduled for a trip to Spring Hill to resume the Battle for the Keg rivalry on Sunday, May 5 with first pitch at 1:30 p.m. from Chargers Field.