New Richland cools off Heat

Published 11:12 pm Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Hayfield Heat's Darin Wagner is greeted by teammates after his homerun in the bottom of the third inning Thursday night against New Richland. - Eric Johnson/

The Hayfield Heat cooled off in a 6-4 loss in 11 innings to New Richland in an amateur baseball game at Marcusen Park Thursday.

New Richland took the lead for good in the 11th when it strung together three straight singles to score one and it added another run on a Hayfield throwing error.

The Heat (5-4 overall) had led 4-2 going into the eighth but New Richland scored on a throwing error in the eighth and it tied the game in ninth on an infield single.

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Hayfield had five errors in the loss.

Hayfield Heat pitcher Aaron Krejci delivers in the first inning against New Richland Thursday night at Marcusen Park. - Eric Johnson/

“We’re at the point of the year where we have a different lineup every night,” Hayfield first baseman Craig Selk said. “We’ve got a different shortstop and a different second baseman every game and it’s tough.”

Hayfield scored all four of its runs in the third when Tyler Krekling doubled in a run and scored on a sacrifice fly by Selk to tie the game at two. Darin Wagner made it 4-2 with a two-run homer over the right field fence with two outs.

Hayfield’s offense never got going again as some of its younger players struggled with wood bats.

“It’s a huge difference between metal and wood,” Selk said. “It’s a completely different swing and it’s always better to start with wood and go to metal.”

New Richland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 — 6 14 0

Hayfield 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 4 11 5

Hayfield pitching: Aaron Krejci, 7 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 K, HBP; Ben Pollock (L), 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 K, HBP

Hayfield hitting: Tyler Krekling, 1-for-6, double, RBI, R; Shane Barry, 0-for-5, R, BB; Craig Selk, 1-for-4, RBI; Darin Wagner, 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, SB; Marty Dick, 1-for-3, BB, HBP; Evan Bungum, 1-for-3; Travis Kauffman, 1-for-4, double, HBP; Ben Pollock, 2-for-5; Jake Krier, 3-for-5, R; Mark Evjen, 0-for-2