Kimberly 6, Oshkosh North 5: The Spartans nearly came back to tie it with a furious seventh-inning rally, only to fall short.
In fact, North thought they had tied after Sam Hawley crossed the plate on Mike Becker grounder that he was orginally called safe on at first by the base umpire. But the home plate umpire overruled the base umpire, erasing the run and ending the game.
That was just after Hawley had drawn North to within a run on a double off the wall that scored Alex Hintze.
Becker had two hits in the loss for the Spartans, while Hawley, Hintze and Alex Madden each posted RBIs.
Osh. North… 000 100 4 — 5 8 1
Kimberly …220 110 x — 6 9 2
WP: Matt Muelmans (3 IP, 1 Ks, 0 BBs). LP: Andrew Winchell (4.1 IP, 2 Ks, 0 BBs).
Leading hitters: ON — Sam Hawley 1×4 2B, RBI, Mike Becker 2×4 2B, Alex Hintze 1×3 RBI; Alex Madden 1×1 RBI; KIM — Ben Deidrich 2×3; Scott Schreieber 2×3 RBI; Mitch Turreville 1×3 RBI.