Lincoln wins on walk-off HR

Lincoln wins on walk-off HR


Lincoln wins on walk-off HR


With two runners on and one out in the bottom of the seventh and the score level at 5-5, Manitowoc Lincoln’s Carl Samz blasted a three-run walk-off home run to give the Ships baseball team a dramatic 8-5 victory over visiting Pulaski on Tuesday.

Samz finished the game 1-for-4 at the plate but Lincoln coach Bruce Steinbecker said he left the best for last.

“There was absolutely no doubt when [Samz] connected,” added Steinbecker. “You could see how much it meant to him.”

Nick Spurney earned the win for the Ships, pitching two innings of scoreless baseball in relief of starter BJ Anderson. Anderson went five innings allowing five runs — all earned — on five hits with five walks and three strikeouts.

Spurney (3-for-3) also was active offensively driving in a pair of runs and swiping two bases.

Lincoln travels to take on Green Bay Southwest on Thursday.

Roncalli 4, Wrightstown 2

The host Jets jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on late for the win.

Brett Bahrs started for Roncalli (6-2, 3-1 Olympian Conference) and went four innings, allowing two runs — both earned — on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks to earn the victory.

Wesley Pautz led the Jets offense by going 0-for-1 with two RBI on a pair of sacrifice flys while teammates Logan Koss (1-for-2) and Tyler Heyduk (1-for-3) had the lone hits for Roncalli, which earned seven walks and one hit batter.

Roncalli hosts St. Lawrence Seminary on Thursday.

St. Lawrence Seminary 5, Manitowoc Lutheran 2

Lutheran allowed all five runs in the first inning of the road loss.

Ethan Hillmer took the loss, pitching two innings and allowing five earned runs on two hits and six walks with two strikeouts. Jared Muench and Kyle Staudt each pitched two innings with Muench having three strikeouts and Staudt collecting four.

Offensively, Lutheran was led by leadoff hitter Garrett Buch who was 2-for-4 with a run and two stolen bases while Peter Menges was 1-for-2 with one run, two walks and two stolen bases. David Menk also was 1-for-3 with an RBI, a double and one walk for Lutheran.

Brillion 6, Valders 0

The visiting Vikings were shutout by the Lions’ Bailey Krueger, who went the distance allowing six hits and striking out seven.

Individual stats for Valders were not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

Chilton 10, Mishicot 0 (5)

The host Indians fell in five innings after falling behind by 10 runs after three and being limited to one hit, a single by Jeff Stueck (1-for-2).

Stueck also started for Mishicot, lasting three innings and allowing 10 runs — eight earned — on nine hits with three walks and one strikeout.


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