Kiel almost let Tuesday night’s Eastern Wisconsin Conference contest tilt in favor of Two Rivers, but a run-laden sixth inning helped Kiel hold onto a 10-5 win and improve to .500 in the league.
After leading for most of the game, Kiel (4-6, 2-2 EWC) fell behind after Two Rivers (3-7, 2-7 EWC) poured in three runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Kiel responded by scoring eight runs in the sixth inning to regain a lead it didn’t let slip away in the seventh.
Nathan Pieper and Cole Voelker each scored two runs, and Jordan Meyer, Terren Driscoll and Calvin Winkel each batted two hits to help lead Kiel’s offense. Pieper picked up the win after throwing two innings on Kiel’s mound. He gave up two hits and as many runs, and picked up a strikeout.
Kiel’s decisive sixth inning got rolling after a single by Cole Voelker drove in Nathan Voitek, who’d advanced to base earlier in the inning after doubling down the left field line. Kiel finished the inning with six hits, and got help from three Two Rivers errors, and Two Rivers committed three errors.
Sheboygan Falls 14, Kewaskum 4
Ryan Halverson and Jake Wiesenthal each scored three runs, and Halverson, Jake Meyer and Eric Burgard each notched two hits to power the Falcons’ offense.
After falling behind 3-0 after the top of the first inning, Falls (7-4, 5-3 EWC) scored six runs in two straight innings to surge ahead.
Cedar Grove-Bel. 14, Elkhart Lake 3 (5)
All nine Cedar Grove-Belgium players scored in the five-inning home win.
Spencer Bares pitched four innings to earn the win, surrendering three runs on seven hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. David Niebauer pitched the final inning and allowed one hit.
Bailey Klug took the loss in 21⁄3 innings. AJ Klemme finished the game.
Tyler Falk, Brett Michels and David Niebauer led the Rockets’ offense.
Cedar Grove-Belgium next will travel to Elkhart Lake on Friday at 6:30 p.m.