Ozaukee needed a few runs in the bottom of the seventh inning if it wanted to stave off a Central Lakeshore Conference loss to visitor Howards Grove on Wednesday.
The Warriors got the scores they needed, putting two runners across home plate in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5 before scoring the winning run in an extra eighth inning to claim a 6-5, come-from-behind win at home.
The score was tied at 3-3 in the fourth inning, before the Tigers took a 5-3 lead that they carried into the bottom of the seventh.
Ozaukee’s Lee Wysocki scored the winning run in the eighth inning. He advanced to first base on an error, and later ran across home plate after Mike Richter singled into left field to drive him in.
“Zach Fritz pitched well enough to win but we just didn’t finish it in the bottom of (seventh),” Howards Grove coach Mark Weber said in a statement. “… We had plenty of opportunities to blow the game open leaving several runners in scoring position in the first three innings. We’ll have to bounce back and play better baseball.”
Lutheran/Kohler 13, Elkhart Lake 1 (5)
Charlie Tobin collected the CLC win Wednesday after striking out six batters and surrendering just three hits in five innings on Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler’s mound.
Noah Fink and Phil Case each registered two hits for the Crusaders (8-7, 8-4 CLC), and Nate Tures and Calvin Stefanczyk each hit a double.
Elkhart Lake’s AJ Klemme batted 2-for-3.
New Holstein 7, Kiel 6
Trailing 6-2 entering the sixth inning, the New Holstein baseball team scored three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh for a 7-6 road win over Kiel on Tuesday night.
Brady Schmitz started for New Holstein and threw 32⁄3 innings while allowing five runs — four earned — on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts. Michael Voelker pitched the final two innings, allowing two hits with one strikeout for the win.
Eric Weber started for Kiel and pitched 51⁄3 innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Nathan Pieper took the loss, throwing 11⁄3 innings and allowing two unearned runs on one hit and two walks.
For the Huskies, Mark Sippel was 2-for-4 with three runs while Jason Brandt was 2-for-3 with one run and two RBI.
For Kiel, Jordan Meyer was 3-for-3 with two RBI while Weber was 2-for-3 with one RBI.