Two days removed from a gut-wrenching 10-inning loss to the No. 1 team in the state, Sheboygan North’s baseball team got back to its winning ways Thursday with a 4-1 road win over Green Bay Notre Dame.
North pitcher Ryan Rudolph scattered five hits over six innings of work, allowing just one run to get the win. Joe Ullmer came on in the seventh inning and earned the save.
The Golden Raiders (13-4, 8-3 Fox River Classic Conference) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-out single by Garet Rivest.
After Notre Dame cut the lead in half, North tacked on another run in the fourth and added another insurance run in the seventh on a two-out single by Weston Nelson.
North takes on rival South Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. at Wildwood Baseball Park.
Bay Port 3,
Sheboygan South 0
For most of the afternoon, South hung around against the state’s top-ranked Division 1 team.
The Pirates, positioned atop the latest Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association ranking this week, scored an unearned run in the third inning and got a lucky two-run double after a shot went just inches past the Redwings’ outfielder.
Otherwise, South’s Carter Amundsen pitched a strong seven innings, giving up seven hits and just two earned runs on a three-strikeout performance.
“He pitched very well,” South coach Craig Kloes said.
“We went toe-to-toe with the No. 1 team in the state,” he added. “(If) the ball bounces a little bit different, the outcome could have been different. But they’re a solid team.”
South (10-7, 6-6 FRCC) scattered three hits all day.