Metro Wire Staff
Some questionable calls and a rain delay marred what should have been a non-conference doubleheader at Watertown on Saturday.
The teams only made it through part of one game before the event was called for weather, with Watertown winning 4-2.
The rain started during the start of the bottom of the fifth inning when SPASH was on offense. Game officials let the inning complete, as the rain increased and SPASH gave up four runs. Watertown wanted to call the game after the fifth inning, but SPASH objected and the game continued.
SPASH scored one run in the top of the sixth inning. Their last strike in the last out was called by the umpire as Brett Ehr was hit by a pitch, and the official claimed Ehr intentionally moved his arm to take the hit on purpose. SPASH coaches and fans thought otherwise.
Officials then called for a rain delay and ultimately canceled the rest of the game.
Up until the fifth inning, SPASH was up 1-0. The Panthers scored in the first inning off of a fielder’s choice hit by Mason King. In the top of the sixth inning, Brady Franz brought in an RBI by being hit by a pitch.
Kaleb Schulist was the starting pitcher going four and two-thirds innings with two hits, no earned runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Senior pitcher JD Schultz pitched in relief after being sidelined with an injury for the past month.
Jack Kelly lead in hits going 3-for-3 for the day and Brett Ehr went 2-for-4.
SPASH will host Mosinee for a non-conference game on Monday.