Peter Menges had one of two RBI for the No. 4-seeded Manitowoc Lutheran baseball team, which couldn’t capitalize on four chances with the bases loaded.
Lutheran would go on to fall 12-2 in six innings against No. 1 Johnson Creek in the WIAA Division 4 sectional opener at Catholic Central on Tuesday.
The Lancers were undone on offense, as Menges went 1-for-2 and scored his RBI on a sacrifice fly. Lutheran had nearly as many errors (three) as hits (four) against a Johnson Creek offense which scored eight runs combined between the fourth and sixth innings.
Matt Fidler (1-for-3), Tyler Zastrow (1-for-3) and Erik Hernandez (1-for-4) had the other hits for Lutheran.
Zastrow started the game from the mound for the Lancers, lasting five innings and allowing 10 runs — seven earned — on 12 hits. He also issued five free passes on two walks and five hit batters.
Lutheran finishes the season 14-11 overall and 7-9 in Olympian Conference play.
Division 3 No. 3 Oshkosh Lourdes 8, No. 2Reedsville 1
Bryler Kiekhaefer was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI but Reedsville couldn’t muster anymore offense in the sectional road loss.
Starting pitcher Adam Denor started and went four innings, allowing eight runs — three earned — on six hits, while the Panthers’ defense committed three errors.
Oshkosh opened the game up with a five-run third inning and tacked on three more in the fourth to provide Robbie Klemen all the run support he’d need while allowing four hits for the complete-game victory.
Cody Schamburek (1-for-2) and Elliott Ebert (1-for-3) had the other two hits for Reedsville, which finishes the season 9-14 overall and 8-8 in the OC.
New Holstein 4, Kiel 2
New Holstein scored one run each in the first, second, third and fifth inning while Kiel scored its pair in the first in the home loss.
Tyler Konz started and took the loss for the Raiders, throwing five innings and allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts.
Kiel (1-5, 0-3 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) was led offensively by lead-off hitter David Esswein who was 2-for-4 with one run and Nathan Pieper who was 1-for-3 with one run.
Late Monday Campbellsport 6, Kiel 1
Jordan Meyer pitched four innings for the Raiders, allowing four runs — one earned — in Kiel’s road loss.
Meyer, who had a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio (six K’s, two BB’s) was let down by a defense which committed seven errors leading to three unearned runs.