Minster ACME Tops New Bremen in Ohio Return

Staff Writer


In its first game played in the Buckeye State since the Minster High School program won the state championship and a week-long trip to Tennessee, the Minster ACME baseball team rallied from an early deficit thanks to an offense that scored in six of its seven at-bats and defeated New Bremen 11-6 at Melcher Street Park on Wednesday, June 14.

New Bremen led 5-1 after putting up five runs in the top of the second inning, but Minster scored one in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth to pull away.

Minster’s Jack Heitbrink went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Isaac Schmiesing doubled and drove in two runs. Adam Knapke, Jared Huelsman, Jacob Hoying and Jack Olberding all drove in runs.

Heitbrink pitched the first 1 2-3 innings, allowing five runs before the bullpen picked him up with 5 1-3 innings of outstanding relief. Knapke worked 2 1-3 innings, allowing one run. Alex Lehmkuhl worked the game’s final three innings without giving up a run or a hit and striking out three.

New Bremen lost despite having 11 hits to Minster’s six. The Cardinals committed four errors, which led to six unearned runs.

Ryan Bertke had a big day at the plate for New Bremen, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Grant Selby drove in two runs. Pat Wells was 2-for-4. Justin Tenkman doubled and drove in a run. Caleb Alig and Spencer Alig each added RBIs. Jackson Terpstra and Aaron Vonderhaar added hits for New Bremen.

Justin Tenkman worked the first 4 1-3 innings for New Bremen before Bryce Blickle and Casey Parker pitched out of the bullpen.

The top of the Minster Jr. ACME team’s order provided the offensive pop and Jacob NIemeyer pitched a gem as the Wildcats romped to a 15-1 win over Versailles on Wednesday, June 14. Niemeyer pitched a complete six-inning game with five strikeouts on the mound. Niemeyer, Ethan Lehmkuhl and Gabe Phillips, who formed t he top three of the Wildcat order, combined to drive in seven runs and scored seven runs. Niemeyer was 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and three runs scored. Lehmkuhl was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Phillips was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Kyle Reithman, A.J. Heitkamp, Brendan Bornhorst and  Ben Wuebker added hits. Jacob Larger was 2-for-3.