Southern Door's baseball team won a non-conference DH at Winneconne on Saturday to run their winning streak to 9 games.
Game 1 saw a total of 3 hits in the entire game, 2 by SD and 1 by Winneconne. The Wolves scored 1 run in the bottom of the 1st and 3rd innings, and the Eagles plated 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning, with no hits involved in these rallies. A
Jared Hawkey 4th inning single led to a 3-2 SD lead, and a Jaden DillerRBI double in the 5th inning produced a 5-2 Eagles lead and ended the scoring in a lackluster
1st game. The game featured a 1-hit 5 inning relief pitching performance by Mason Paye to earn his first varsity win.
Things went from relative calmness to absolute craziness in game 2. Jack Peterson made his 1st high school pitching start, and produced a solid 5 inning performance, leaving with a 3-2 lead after 5 innings. Southern Door's relief pitchers could not find the strike zone in the top of the 6 inning, and 7 walks and a number of wild pitches later, Winneconne led 7-3. The charity drive continued in the top of the 7th inning when the Wolves added 4 runs on a
hit batter, 3 walks, and 2 hits to make the score 11-3. However, things spun completely out of control for Winneconne in the bottom of the 7th inning when 8 hits and 4 walks resulted in an incredible 9-run uprising to produce an improbable 12-11 Southern Door victory. With 2 outs and the Eagles trailing 11-8, Jack Peterson's RBI single made the score 11-9. After a Tyler Neinas single (his 2nd hit of the inning) put the tying runs on base, Jaden Diller ripped a double into the left-center field gap (also his 2nd hit of the inning) to square the score 11-11. Diller's hit was followed by 3 consecutive walks, allowing SD to literally walk away with the victory.
The twin wins brings the Eagles season record to (14-1), and (10-0) in the Packerland Conference. Southern Door now travels to Kewaunee on Monday for the long-awaited showdown for 1st place with the Storm, who hold a (12-0) conference record. The first pitch for game 1 is scheduled at 4pm.