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.

RIVERDOGS-TWO RIVERS GAME

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.

SAUKVILLE
10

RIVERDOGS
3

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.

RIVERDOGS
3

TWO RIVERS
7

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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