The Kiel and Two Rivers baseball teams split a doubleheader on Tuesday, with host Kiel taking Game 1, 4-3, and Two Rivers stealing Game 2, 6-5.
Aaron Glysch started and took the loss for Two Rivers despite allowing no earned runs. He struck out five.
Two Rivers (4-4, 2-4) rallied from an early two-run deficit by scoring three in the sixth as Tanner Tome and Spencer Feest each had an RBI. Tome went a perfect 3-for-3 and Feest (1-for-3) got his hit when it mattered.
Tyler Konz got the complete-game win for Kiel (2-9, 1-6), surrendering nine hits and three runs — two earned — with five strikeouts and one walk.
Nathan Pieper (1-for-3) led Kiel with a game-high two RBI.
Two Rivers exacted revenge in Game 2, erupting for a six-run fourth inning behind three two-RBI hits. Josh Tice (1-for-3) started the inning off with a two-RBI single before the Skornicka brothers, Scott and Bo, hit a two-RBI single and double, respectively.
Tome got the win for Two Rivers, going six innings and allowing five runs — all earned — on four hits with three strikeouts and five walks. Brock Gospodarek pitched the seventh to earn the save.
Kiel’s big inning came in the fourth as well, with Tim Bertram (1-for-2) smashing a two-RBI double.
Pieper took the loss from the hill for Kiel, allowing four runs — all earned — in 3 1/3 innings of work.
Both teams play on the road Friday, with Kiel traveling to Kewaskum and Two Rivers squaring off against New Holstein.
Man. Legion 21, GB Southwest 18
Manitowoc jumped out to 12-2 lead after three innings and held off a late rally by Southwest to earn the home victory in the team’s season opener.
All 21 of Manitowoc’s runs came in the first six innings while Southwest had a nine-run fourth inning. Manitowoc had 16 hits to Southwest’s 12.
Eli Steimle started and pitched 3 1/3 innings for Manitowoc, allowing nine earned runs on four hits and seven walks with three strikeouts. Max Hansen earned the relief win, throwing 1 2/3 innings and allowing seven runs, six earned, on five hits and two walks. Travis DuPont pitched the game’s final 1 1/3 inning to earn the save, collecting two strikeouts while allowing one hit and no runs.
Manitowoc was led by Logan Koss, who was 3-for-5 with a double and Hansen who was 2-for-3 with four runs. Also for Manitowoc, Michael Longmeyer was 2-for-3 with five runs and a triple and Steimle was 3-for-4 with a triple, four runs and three RBI.