Despite what the Schmitz boys did with their bats Friday, the New Holstein High School baseball team dropped an extra-innings Eastern Wisconsin Conference game, 9-7, to visiting Plymouth.
New Holstein’s Brady Schmitz, Adam Schmitz and Jared Schmitz combined for six of the Huskies’ 10 hits, and they knocked in five of the runs.
Plymouth (20-6, 14-4) got five runs in its half of the eighth inning on five hits and an error to grab the lead for good.
New Holstein (6-17, 5-13) came right back for three runs in the bottom of the eighth and had a runner on base when a flyout ended the game.
The teams combined for 22 hits and seven errors.
New Holstein second baseman Jared Schmitz had the hottest day, collecting three hits with a double and two RBIs. Center fielder Adam Schmitz had two hits, and Brady Schmitz, the shortstop, had a hit and two RBIs.
Jason Brandt, New Holstein’s lead-off man, had a pair of hits and an RBI.
Three pitchers threw for New Holstein, with reliever Hunter Petrie taking the loss in two innings of middle relief. Mike Voelker started and worked five before he left trailing 4-2.
New Holstein hosts Howards Grove at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in a WIAA Regional opener.
Kewaskum 4 Campbellsport 3
The visiting Cougars had a good chance to take the lead in the sixth inning Friday but couldn’t push across another run in a three-hit inning.
Kewaskum led 3-2 going into the top of the sixth. A lead-off walk got things started for Campbellsport, then three singles capped by a Jake Blatz RBI plated a run. A comebacker ended the Cougars’ threat when it turned into a double play.
Kewaskum scored a single run in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead back. The Cougars got a two-out walk in the seventh, but couldn’t put a rally together.
“We’ve had a lot of close ones this year,” said Campbellsport coach Jerry Raether.
Cole Sippel and Nate Stahl both went 2-for-3 to lead the Campbellsport seven-hit attack.
Next up for Campbellsport is a regional opener at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday against visiting Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah.
Legion Horicon 14 Lomira-Theresa 10
L-T led 7-5 going into the bottom of the sixth, but that’s when things began to unravel.
Six walks and a hit batsman to start the inning got Horicon on a roll, and it scored nine runs when the dust settled.
Alex Foulkes threw seven innings and gave up 10 runs, but only three earned to get the win for Horicon (2-6).
Lomira-Theresa drops to 4-5 and plays at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Fond du Lac.