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St. Peter freshman catcher Sam Moelter makes a dives catch of a pop fly down the first-base line against New Ulm at Mueller Field. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

New Ulm left hander Ethan Stade pitched a five-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and two walks to lead the Eagles to an 8-0 first round victory over St. Peter in the Section 2AAA baseball playoffs Wednesday at Mueller Field.

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St. Peter senior Theo Geidd runs to third as New Ulm third baseman Jack Albrecht picks up a ground ball and throws to second for a force out. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

St. Peter starting pitcher, left hander Theo Geidd, went 2⅓ innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks.

Right hander Josh Robb finished up the last 3⅔ innings with two earned runs on two hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

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St. Peter senior Josh Robb is forced out by New Ulm second baseman Carter Lang with an assist from third baseman Jack Albrecht. (Pat Beck/southernminn.com)

Geidd led the No. 7 seeded Saints (7-14) in hitting, going 2-for-3. Robb (1-for-3), Jorgen Jeremiason (1-for-2) and Shea Hildebrandt (1-for-1) had the other hits for St. Peter.

No. 2 seeded New Ulm (16-3) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning ontwo hits , a walk and an error.

The Eagles upped their lead to 3-0 with two runs int he second inning on an error, doubled, walk and sacrifice fly.

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St. Peter senior third baseman Jake Rimstad tags out New Ulm senior Hunter Sehr. (Pat beck/southernminn.com)

The Eagles doubled their lead to 6-0 with three runs in the third inning on an error, walk, singled and sacrifice fly.

New Ulm finished off the scoring with two runs in the fifth on two hits and a double steal.

The Saints threatened to score but left six runners on base.

St. Peter next faces No. 6 seeded Waconia (7-14) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mueller Park in an elimination game. No. 3 Marshall (14-6) defeated Waconia 11-3 in the first round.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on Twitter.com @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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