Strong start lifts Saukville over Riverdogs

Saukville took control of the game early – erupting for eight runs in the second and third innings combined – to ignite a 10-3 win over the host Howards Grove Riverdogs Friday night in Land O’ Lakes Baseball League play.

The Saints upped their Northern Division record to 9-5 which is good for second place. The Riverdogs dropped to 3-13 in the division.

Saukville scored four in the top of the second and four more in the third to mount an 8-1 cushion. Sam Matthies hit a two-run single to key the second. Steve Dickmann’s tworun single highlighted the third.

Dickmann had a game-high three hits. Mike Sherrick and Mathties contributed two hits apiece. Matthies, the winning pitcher, had a team-best three RBIs and Sam Lepak, two.

Bryce Skelton’s two hits paced the Riverdogs. Skelton had the team’s only RBI.

Matthies posted a complete game. He allowed three runs (one earned) on just five hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Cole Reinemann started on the mound for Howards and took the loss – going only two innings. Reinemann gave up seven runs (all earned) on six hits with four walks and one strikeout.

Riverdog pitching allowed 11 walks.


Two Rivers exploded for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to key a 7-3 nonleague win over Howards on July 23.

The Riverdogs outhit the Polar Bears 7-6 but their pitching surrendered nine walks.

Brady Callahan led Howards in hits with three. Ashton Holzman and Skelton had one RBI each.

Mike Ruzek had a team-high two RBIs for the Polar Bears.



Score by Innings
Saukville...........044 100 001 – 10 11 2
Riverdogs..........010 100 010 – 3 5 3

Sam Matthies and Sam Lepak; Cole Reinemann, Brady Callahan (3), Bryce Skelton (6) and Skelton, Noah Steines (6). W – Matthies. L – Reinemann. 2Bs – Riverdogs, Steines, Skelton.



Score by Innings
Riverdogs............010 100 010 – 3 7 1
Two Rivers...........010 100 50x – 7 2 6

W – Casey Bartels. L – Eric Dickmyer. 2Bs – Howards Grove, Ashton Holzman, Brady Callahan; Two Rivers, Mike Ruzek, Shad Hintz, Jake Jeanquert.

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