Tigers rally late to edge Resorters

HOWARDS GROVE – Ethan Schelk’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Howards Grove Tigers a 7-6 comeback win over the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters here Thursday night.

The Tigers trailed 6-5 after Elkhart rallied from a 5-1 deficit with three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.

In the Howards seventh, two hit batters and a walk loaded the bases. Nick Merenick followed with another walk which forced in Derek Gabsch with the tying run. One out later, Schelk delivered the game-winning hit which drove in pinch runner Hunter Hahn.

Bryce Hoffmann earned the win in relief. Hoffmann allowed two runs (both earned) on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 2-2/3 innings.

The losing hurler was Danny Schneider who went the distance. Schneider gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits with six walks, two hit batters and one strikeout.

In Elkhart’s fifth, Schneider had an RBI single, A.J. Klemme knocked in a run with a fielder’s choice and the third run scored on an error.

The Resorters grabbed a 6-5 lead in the sixth on RBI singles by Nick Miller and Tyler Jones.

Elkhart outhit its county arch-rival 11-7 but made four errors which resulted in three unearned runs. The Resorters’ bats were led by Elliot Van Oss, Jones, Schneider and Cody Wilterdink with two hits each. Klemme had a team-high two RBIs.

Gabsch paced Howards in hits with two. Hoffmann led in RBIs with a pair and stole a game-high two bases. Travis Stanczyk led the Tigers in runs with two.



Score by Innings
Elkhart Lake...........100 032 0 – 6 11 4
Howards Grove......301 100 2 – 7 7 2
W – Bryce Hoffmann. L – Danny
Schneider. 2Bs – Elkhart Lake, Tyler Jones, Cody Wilterdink; Howards
Grove, Derek Gabsch.

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