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Walk-off warriors
Monroe catcher Adam Scherer fields a sacrifice bunt by Cross Plains Ryan Pulvermacher and makes a throw to first in the sixth inning of the Brewers 4-3 win in a Home Talent Night League game Thursday, in Monroe.
MONROE - Brewers co-player manager Lon Scheuerell scripted the bottom of the seventh inning to perfection when he delivered a pinch-hit walk-off single to give Monroe a 4-3 win over Cross Plains in a Home Talent Night League game Thursday.

"That was just one part of it," Scheuerell said after he lined an RBI single over a drawn-in infield to center.

Scheuerell credited Monroe's other players for putting him in a position to drive in the go-ahead run.

Cross Plains relief pitcher John Breunig walked Monroe's Taylor Riese leading off the seventh. Jake Teasdale then laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Riese into scoring position. Monroe graduate Kris Rieder then poked a single to right. That set the stage for Scheuerell's heroics.

"Those other people did their jobs," Scheuerell said. "Our young guys were the key. Some of the young Monroe guys have been good contributors for us, especially on Thursday nights. I had an opportunity to get a hit to win the game."

Early on, the Brewers (5-2 in the Home Talent Night League) looked like they would blow the game open. Cross Plains starting pitcher Quintin Zander hit Mitch Marty leading off the first inning. Scott White then crushed an RBI double to left to score Marty to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. The Brewers were set up to have a big inning, but White was tagged out in a pickle near third base and Ben Korth was caught stealing.

Zander helped his own cause by crushing an RBI triple off Monroe starting pitcher Mike Cleary to left in the third to cut the Brewers' lead to 2-1. Cross Plains scored the game-tying run on Matt Statz's sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Cross Plains' Kyle Simon doubled off Korth leading off the sixth. Ryan Pulvermacher then laid down a sacrifice bunt. Simon scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball to take a 3-2 lead.

Cody Boals walking drew a walk as the Brewers battled back in their half of the sixth. Nick Diemer then delivered a two-out, game-tying RBI single up the middle that tied the game at 3.

Korth pitched two innings in relief and got the win. He gave up one unearned run on four hits. Cleary pitched four innings and gave up two runs on four hits. Boals pitched one shutout inning in relief. R.J. Sarbacker went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases to lead Cross Plains.

"We got off to a good start," Scheuerell said. "To get that early lead right away helps a lot."

Scheuerell assured the game would not go extra innings.

"With night games you are always worried about the lights because you don't have that," he said. "We probably could have played two more innings. I wanted to get it over."