Kiel shortstop Tate Hartlaub and center fielder Daniel Schmitz converge on a pop up

Brad Mey rolled the dice twice in the eighth inning and came up with a winning shake both times.

His Kiel Raider baseball team rallied from down 4-2 in the seventh inning to force extra innings and executed a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eight to take a 5-4 Eastern Wisconsin Conference victory from archrival New Holstein Thursday afternoon at the Raider diamond.

Daniel Schmitz laid down the bunt with one out scoring Tate Hartlaub with the game winner. The play came two batters after winning pitcher Brandon Stephany came through with a base hit through the right side of the New Holstein defense on a hit-and-run. Keenan Manz was then intentionally walked to load the bases setting up the game-winning bunt.

Kent Blatz took the tough loss in relief of starter Cooper Olson for the Huskies. Travis Kohlmann, who had three hits, started on the hill for Kiel.

For more on this game, read next week’s Tri-County News.

Kiel 5 New Holstein 4 (8 innings)

Kiel (ab-r-h-rbi): Tate Hartlaub 2-2-1-0, Brandon Stephany 5-0-1-0, Keenan Manz 3-1-1-0, Max Schaefer 0-1-0-0, Daniel Schmitz 3-1-2-2, Nathan Stephany 4-0-0-0, Reed Libke 3-0-0-0, Tyler Halfmann 1-0-0-0, Travis Kohlmann 3-0-3-3, Isaac VanderMeer 3-0-0-0, Jackson Neese 1-0-0-0, Brett Hartlaub 3-0-2-0. TOTALS: 31-5-8-5.

New Holstein: Henry Schnell 4-0-1-1, Brevin Sabel 3-1-0-0, Cooper Olson 4-1-2-1, Cody Abler 2-0-0-0, Jacob Kremer 0-1-0-0, Cameron Olson 2-0-0-0, Kent Blatz 3-0-0-0, Hunter Lisowe 2-0-0-0, Zander Casper 0-0-0-0, Caleb Ausloos 3-0-0-0, Dylan Danes 3-1-1-0. TOTALS: 26-4-4-2.


Score by Innings                             R H E

New Holstein...0 0 1   0 0 3   0 0 = 4 4 1

Kiel..................0 0 0   1 1 0   2 1 = 5 8 1

W- Brandon Stephany

L- Kent Blatz



2B- T. Hartlaub, Manz.

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