Metro Wire Staff
SPASH baseball traveled to La Crosse on Friday for a doubleheader with La Crosse Central at Copeland Park. The Panthers dominated in game one to win 7-2 and battled their way back to win game two 9-7.
SPASH started the game off strong scoring two runs in the first inning with Jack Kelly hitting a single line drive to left field to score both Brady Franz and Mason King.
The Panthers were tied going into the fifth inning but got their bats rolling to score four runs. Kelly started the scoring run by doubling on a line drive to left field to score Franz. Austin Beyer then hit a sacrifice fly to bring Brett Ehr across the plate. Dayne Hoyord singled to bring in Kelly.
SPASH scored an additional two runs in the sixth with a double from Ehr and a fielder’s choice from Mason King.
Franz, Ehr, and Kelly lead in hitting with two hits each. Kelly led the team in RBIs with four.
Dylan Trigg was the starting pitcher going five innings with two strikeouts, two hits, two runs, and two walks. Kaleb Schulist pitched out of the bullpen going two innings with two strikeouts and no runs.
SPASH was behind La Crosse Central in the first three innings of the game two 0-4 until the fourth inning where they scored four runs to tie. Dayne Hoyord doubled on a long fly ball to center field to score Ehr and Kelly. Berrett Brooks then singled to bring Hoyord and Logan Schulfer across the plate.
Stevens Point was able to take the lead in the fifth inning with scoring an additional two runs with a single from Schulfer to bring Ehr and Kelly in.
La Crosse scored three runs in the sixth inning to take the lead. SPASH answered by scoring three runs in the seventh to secure the win with a timely double from Hoyord to bring Ehr and Schulfer home and King drove Hoyord home on a single.
Hoyord lead in hits going 2-for-3 and RBIs with four.
Kenny Schultz was the starting pitcher. Dylan Davis and Austin Beyer pitched in relief. Kaleb Schulist earned the save coming out of the bullpen in the final inning with one strikeout, one hit, no runs, and no walks.
SPASH will host Appleton West at Bukolt Park on Monday at 4:00 p.m.