Prep baseball: Lincoln rallies late, can't overcome early struggles

Prep baseball: Lincoln rallies late, can't overcome early struggles

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Prep baseball: Lincoln rallies late, can't overcome early struggles

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By the time the top of the first inning had come to a close, the No. 8-seeded Manitowoc Lincoln baseball team trailed 5-0 after allowing five unearned runs en route to a 9-5 home loss to No. 9 Beaver Dam in a WIAA Division 1 State Baseball Tournament regional opener on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded and two outs, the Golden Beavers hit a pop fly in the infield, which was misplayed by the Ships.

Brock Meyer took the loss for Lincoln, going five innings and allowing six runs — one earned — on seven hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

Devon Seiler and Ben Kohls paced the Ships offense, each going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Lincoln responded from the rough first inning to trim the deficit to 5-4 after three innings but Beaver Dam was able to add an insurance run in the fourth and three more in the seventh to help the Ships at bay.

DIVISION 3 Manitowoc Lutheran 11, Mishicot 1 (5)

Leading 2-1, host and No. 2-seeded Manitowoc Lutheran scored four runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth for the win over No. 6-seeded Mishicot.

Peter Menges earned the complete-game win, allowing no earned runs on two hits with three strikeouts. Kyle Haskell started and took the loss, allowing six runs — three earned — on two hits and six walks with five strikeouts. He threw 323 innings.

Jeff Stueck pitched an inning of relief and allowed four runs — three earned — on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts while Tanner Orth allowed an unearned run without recording an out.

Offensively, Lutheran was led by David Menk who was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs while Ryan LeClair was 1-for-3 with two RBI. Garrett Buch also had three walks and two runs while Menges went 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBI.

For Mishicot, Stueck and Aaron Schnell each went 1-for-2 while Tanner Orth had one run and Derek Hlinak one RBI.

Gibralter 12, Reedsville 2 (6)

No. 5 Reedsville allowed host No. 1 Gibralter to score five runs in the first inning and couldn’t recover. No other information was provided to the Herald Times Reporter as of press deadline.

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