Oshkosh North Scores 14 In Final 2 Innings
Oshkosh North 16, Hortonville 4
The Oshkosh North Spartans scored 14 unanswered runs in the final two innings to complete a season ending come from behind victory over Hortonville. The Polar Bears led 3-0 in the first inning and led 4-2 in the fifth, before the Spartans exploded for 13 hits to take over the game. Hortonville’s starting pitcher Sophomore Jason Jennerjohn struggled in the first two innings, walking four batters, but his bend, but not break effort kept Oshkosh North to just one run and one hit. Jennerjohn settled in during the third and fourth innings, allowing just two hits, but saw his pitch count reach limit in the fifth. With bases loaded, and a 4-2 lead, Jennerjohn was replaced by Tyler Ziegler who gave up back to back hits and back to back walks all with two outs. Ziegler was replaced by Hunter Hanson, who got the Polar Bears out of the inning, but not before five more runs scored, giving the Spartans a 10-4 lead. Ziegler faced just four batters in the 6th, but after loading the bases, Hortonville coach Greg Yaeger went to his fourth pitcher. Eli Kramer gave up five hits, giving North a 16-4 lead, which they held on to for the win in 6 innings. Jennerjohn got the no decision with five strikeouts and 6 walks.
Tyler Hafeman was 2 for 3 and Brock Young and Eli Kramer also had two hit days for the Polar Bears.
Kyle Waller had a strong relief outing, holding Hortonville scoreless and giving up just three hits for the win. Waller led the way at the plate, going 3 for 5 while driving in 3 runs.