Amateur baseball roundup
Hadley falls in series opener
The Hadley Buttermakers dropped the opening game in a best-of-three Region 13C series 12-2 to Wilmont on Wednesday in Wilmont.
The Buttermakers were only able to muster two runs in the game, while the Cardinals put together an eight-run fourth inning.
Max Zwart led the way at the plate for Hadley, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Nick Bruning was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Game 2 of the Region 13C series will move to Hadley on Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Buttermakers will try to stay alive in their bid for a Class C state tournament appearance.
Hadley 000 000 2-2 8 0
Wilmont103 800 X-12 15 0
H-Zach Bruns, Paul Counter (4), Sam Erickson (4), Eric Wieneke (6); W-Justin Saufley, Ryan Rasche (6), Nick Aarons (7). WP-Saufley. LP-Bruns. 2B: W-Stuart Rogers (2), Blake Rogers. 3B: W-B. Rogers.
Brewers stop Long Sox streak
The Lamberton Long Sox fell to the New Ulm Brewers 13-2 in the 2C Region round robin tournament on Wednesday, but a Leavenworth loss to Stark the same night sealed the Long Sox trip to the Class C state tournament.
Colby Pack took the loss for Lamberton, while Wade French picked up the win for New Ulm.
The Long Sox (23-10) managed six hits in the game, but all were singles. The Brewers put together 12 hits, including six doubles and a home run.
Lamberton will be in action again on Saturday night when they travel to Springfield.
New Ulm 230 122 03 – 13 12 2
Lamberton 000 002 00 – 2 6 2
NU-Wade French, Gary Wilfarht (7). L-Colby Pack, Wade Werner (6) Seth Guetter (7). WP-French. LP-Pack. 2B: NU-Zach Hoffmann (3), Aaron Pfaff (2), Drew Pfaff. HR: NU-Brady Ranweiler.