TR falters in upset bid

TR falters in upset bid

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TR falters in upset bid

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The No. 12-seeded Two Rivers baseball team was unable to continue its magical run in the WIAA Summer Baseball Tournament as the underdogs fell to No. 1 seed Kewaskum 9-0 at Sheboygan Falls High School on Monday morning.

The Raiders had several chances to complete an upset bid as they outhit Kewaskum 10-8 overall.

However, Two Rivers — which finishes the season 11-13 — stranded 12 runners, including two opportunities with the bases loaded.

Two Rivers had played Eastern Wisconsin Conference champion Kewaskum three times during the regular season, falling by scores of 13-3, 10-0 and 17-0.

In this game, the Raiders allowed six runs in the first three innings as the only inning Kewaskum wouldn’t score in was the fourth.

With the win, Kewaskum and its 23-5 record advanced to take on No. 2 seed Sheboygan Falls in the sectional finals on Monday night. Results of that game were not available as of press deadline.

“We played OK, but just a couple of hits at the right time would have made it a closer game,” Two Rivers coach Lee Nebel said in an email after the game.

Offensively, Two Rivers was led by Bo Skornicka and Cameron Green who each went 2-for-4.

Also for Two Rivers, starting pitcher Brett Kasper was 3-for-4. In taking the loss, Kasper allowed six runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts. He finishes the season with a 7-5 record and a 2.54 earned run average.

“He really had a good year for us,” Nebel said of Kasper.

Brock Gospodarek pitched two innings of relief and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks with one strikeout.

“(Finishing fourth in the EWC) and the regional title made it a fine season. I am very proud of the way my team played all year,” Nebel said. “We played hard but most of all we had fun.”

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