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.