Manitowoc Lincoln pitcher Brock Meyer picked up where left off last season, holding visiting Sheboygan North to one run over five innings of work as the Ships were victorious in Tuesday’s season opener 11-1 in six innings.
Meyer kept the Golden Raiders in check, allowing four hits while walking three and striking out one.
Lincoln’s offense pushed a run in the second inning before North tied it in the top of the third, that tie that wouldn’t last a half inning. The Ships exploded for six in the bottom half of third before tacking on two more in both the fourth and sixth innings.
Byron Anderson paced the Ships at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Bryce Hrudka was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Reedsville 5, Mishicot 0
The Panthers’ Elliot Ebert struck out nine over six innings to earn the win for host Reedsville.
Ebert also had two two hits while teammate Brandon Thelen had a pair of RBIs to pace the offense.
Reedsville got going early, scoring two runs in both the third and fourth innings and tacked on an insurance run in the fifth.
Complete stats were not available.
Valders 8, Brillion 5
Trailing 5-3 entering the fifth, the Vikings used a five-run surge home half of the frame to rally past the visiting Lions.
Ben Lang went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored to pace Valders’ offense while teammate Ryan Valleskey was the lone Viking with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.
Earning the win was Jon Shimon, who allowed five runs — three earned — on seven hits in five innings of work. DJ Madson threw two scoreless innings to earn the save for Valders.
Roncalli 13, Oshkosh Lourdes 5
A sixth-inning outburst led the visiting Jets to a 13-5 win over the Knights.
Trailing by two, Roncalli started the fateful sixth inning with a double to the right-center gap followed by three straight walks. An error with the bases loaded then allowed two runs to cross the plate, followed by another walk to reload the bases. The Jets then blooped a single to left for the only hit of the inning, followed by a fielder’s choice that failed to record an out, a strikeout and another fielder’s choice that cut down the runner at second base by plated two more runs.
Two more walks — one with the bases loaded — ensued before the inning was over, and the damage had been done.
Roncalli managed just five hits in the game, but also reached base on eight errors and eight walks.
Jared Patek finished the night 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and two driven in.
Justin Bonin pitched three innings to record the win.
St. Mary Central 18, Man. Lutheran 3 (5)
The visiting Lancers fell behind 13-0 after the first inning and never recovered in the five-inning defeat.
Kyle Staudt took the loss for Lutheran, allowing six hits before recording an out and was charged with 11 runs.
Jared Muench paced the Lancers offensively, going 1-for-2 with a run scored while teammate Caleb Liermann (1-for-1) also scored a run.