By William

ELLIS – The Inman Teutons closed out a spectacular 2021 season on Thursday when they lost 5-1 to Ellis in their Class 2-1A Regional Championship game.

“This was one of those games where we were not clicking and seemed to be out of sync the entire day,” noted Teuton head coach Matt Mikulecky. “Ellis is too good of a team for us to overcome an off day. The scorebook says we committed three errors, but I can think of at least four or five additional plays that we normally make and did not do good job doing the little things.”

Ellis took a 3-1 lead by the end of the second inning and then added a pair of runs in the fifth while Inman was unable to push across any more runs of their own, giving Ellis the final 5-1 victory and a trip to the Class 2-1A State Tournament.

The Teutons split their pitching among three with Landen Snyder getting the start and going two innings while Kyler Konrade took the mound for three innings before Carter Brown finished out the sixth inning. The three combined to give up nine hits, just three earned runs while walking just two and striking out nine.

For Ellis, Tegan Cain hog tied the Inman hitters, giving up just two hits and walking three while striking out 11.

Coach Mikulecky did praise the Ellis pitcher by saying, “Tegan Cain was a buzz saw and we could not get anything going against him. We were not able to run him out on a pitch count.”

For the Teutons at the plate, only Kyler Konrade and Jayden Leonhardt got hits with Leonhardt’s getting the teams only run with a home run.

MIkulecky concluded his game reflections by adding, “These Inman boys have a lot to be proud of. They have had a heck of a year and accomplished so many things. It has been an honor and privilege to coach this team and these seniors. I am really going to miss the seniors next year, but I am excited for them and their future endeavors.”

The Teutons finished their season 18-3.



Scoring          1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

TEUTONS      0          1          0          0          0          0          0          1          2          3

Ellis                 2          1          0          0          2          0          X          5          9          2

INMAN TEUTONS PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Landen Snyder 2.0-56-4-3-2-3-1; Kyler Konrade 3.0-57-4-2-1-4-0; Carter Brown 1.0-21-1-0-0-2-1. Team Totals = 6.0-134-9-5-3-9-2.

INMAN TEUTONS HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = Kyler Konrade 2-0-1-0-0; Derick Johnson 3-0-0-0-0; Carter Brown 2-0-0-0-1; Carson Munoz 3-0-0-0-0; Jayden Leonhardt 2-1-1-1-1; Landen Snyder 3-0-0-0-0; Brant Mikulecky 3-0-0-0-0; Noah Pollock 2-0-0-0-1; Sammy Shober 3-0-0-0-0. Team Totals = 23-1-2-1-3.

HR (1) = Jayden Leonhardt – 1; SB (4) = Kyler Konrade – 2; Jayden Leonhardt, Brant Mikulecky – 1.

Ellis Pitching (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB) = Tegan Cain 7.0-96-2-1-1-11-3.

Ellis Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI-BB) = 27-5-9-4-2. 2B = 4; 3B = 1.