Knights fight Sleepy Eye to the end

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 28, 2006

SLEEPY EYE &045;&160;It wasn’t a mighty hit &045;&160;in fact it was just a bunt &045;&160;but it was enough to knock Alden-Conger out of the postseason.

The Knights were up 3-0 on the higher seeded Sleepy Eye when an Indian batter put down a bunt that jump started a four-run inning which eventually led to a 9-3 Indian victory.

&8220;Ross (Hemmingsen) was cruising until that bunt and he just couldn’t find the zone after that,&8221; said A-C head coach Faron Bremseth.

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Hemmingsen pitched four innings, struck out three and walked seven. The Knight pitchers combined to walk 11 in the game which gave Sleepy Eye all the chances it needed after the slow start.

The Knights scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings, but A-C also left eight runners on base including a bases loaded situation in the first.

&8220;We got hits to put people on base but we could not drive them in and that hurt,&8221; said Bremseth.

Anthony Wittmer scored the Knights’ first run when he was driven in by a Mitchell Kleinschrodt single.

Two walks put A-C in good position to begin the third and MacKinley Schultz picked up the RBI. The final run came in the fourth when Zak Drescher roped a ball for an RBI single to plate Wittmer.

The Knights concluded their season with a 6-10 record.

&8220;I am very proud of what we did this year and I am already looking forward to next season,&8221; said Bremseth.