Aaron Einyck and Nick Mergen hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the eight to give the Flames a dramatic 5-4 win over the Silverstreaks.
After a scoreless first inning, New Munich put up two in the top of the second. Farming responded with a run of their own on a double by Craig Klein, and an RBI single by starting pitcher Kyle Zierden. Farming tied things up in the third when Aaron Einyck reached on an error, and scored on a line double to left by Nick Mergen.
New Munich scored two in the top of the fith to take a 4-2 lead. Crafty veteran Jim Thull stranded runners on 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of the fourth, and then retired the next seven Flames in order.
However, Farming battled back in the seveth. Craig Klein led off the inning with his second double of the game, and went to third on a wild pitch. After a strikeout, Cody Fourre drilled a line single to right, scoring Craig and reducing New Munich's lead to 4-3. In the bottom of the eight, Aaron and Nick's homers gave the Flames the lead for good at 5-4.
Kyle Zierden started for Farming and had a fine effort, going the first six innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits. Brad Mergen relieved in the seventh inning, and got the win for Farming. New Munich started the ninth inning off with a walk, a bloop single, and a sacrifice bunt, to put runners on second and third with one out. But Brad enticed a popup to Aaron Nett at first for the second out, and then recorded a strikeout to end this entertaining ballgame.
With the win, the Flames now stand 4-1 in the Stearns County South. Next Friday, Farming travels to Elrosa for a 7:30pm game under the lights against the always tough Saints. On Sunday, Farming will host the winless Greenwald Cubs at 1:30pm.