Big inning pushes town team past Arlington 12-3
Posted July 26, 2015
By CJ Siewert
The St. Peter town team used a nine-run fourth inning Friday to cruise past River Valley League West rival Arlington by a score of 12-3 at Veterans Field.
Arlington got on the board early with a run in the first inning on two singles and a walk. The next two innings were scoreless before the big fourth inning for the Saints.
The local nine made 14 plate appearances in the inning as Tyler Stoffel walked, Billy Hanson was beaned, Seth Wenner reached on an error, Ryan Wenner singled, Jayme Munsterman singled, CJ Siewert singled, Nick Kempenich singled, Sam Wenner singled, Stoffel reached on an error, Hanson was beaned again, Seth Wenner singled and Ryan Wenner singled. The three outs were made on a double play and a groundout.
St. Peter added a run in the fifth as Kempenich and Jordan Wilmes walked, and Stoffel hit an RBI single.
The Saints made it 11-1 in the sixth as Munsterman doubled, reached third on a past ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Siewert.
Arlington didn’t want to fall victim to the 10-run run, though, and was able to score a run in the seventh to prolong the game. The A’s scored another run in the eighth and the Saints responded with a run in the bottom half to make it a 12-3 final.
Jeff Wenner earned his fourth win of the season (4-3) after six innings of work. Wenner allowed one run on five hits with a strikeout and a walk.
Kevin Sandborg tossed the final three innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Ryan Wenner led the Saints at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a run and two RBI. Sam Wenner (2-5, R, SB, RBI), Stoffel (2-4, 2 R, BB, RBI) and Munsterman (2-4, 2 R, BB, 2B, RBI) also had multiple hits.
St. Peter finishes league play at 11-1 and as the No. 1 seed in the West division. Its overall record is 14-7 after winning seven consecutive.
The Saints travel to Chanhassen at 6 p.m. Sunday for their last road game of the regular season.
Photo: St. Peter shortstop Tyler Stoffel tags out Arlington's Lucas Bullert on a pick-off play at second. Catcher Billy Hanson nailed him. (Pat Beck/St. Peter Herald)