Clintonville’s Kyle Finger drives home two runs in Game 2 of a double-header with Oconto Falls
The Clintonville offense is beginning to hit their stride. That was apparent in game one of a double-header with Oconto Falls Tuesday afternoon at Olen Park, when the Truckers put up 11 runs in five innings for the run-ruled 11-1 victory.
Despite allowing a run in the top of the first inning, Clintonville plated five in the bottom half to take the early lead and never looked back.
Hunter Vollmer, who was Clintonville’s starting pitcher, reached on an error and would come around to score, as the next five Clintonville batters drew walks. With two outs and the bases loaded, Chad Bork would score three on a two-out double down the left field line.
With plenty of run support, Vollmer turned in his second solid outing in as many starts and would find his groove in the final four innings. He limited the Oconto Falls offense to just four hits, striking out three, walking three, and only allowing the one run. In Vollmer’s previous start, he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and seven hits, in the 7-1 win over Wrightstown.
The Clintonville lineup would take it from there. Leading 5-1 in the third, after Kyle Finger crushed a one-out double off the left-center field fence, Keenan Doornink provided a two-run shot to put the Truckers in control.
Vollmer finished with a productive game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Nick Schoen and Chad Bork also recorded multi-hit games. Keenan Doornink finished 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored.
Oconto Falls starting pitcher Sam Virtues was out of the game after only 2/3 of an inning. He struck out one, but walked five, giving up four earned runs. Dalton Curl went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Panthers.
Oconto Falls 10, Clintonville 3