The Pierre Governor Baseball team spotted the Huron Tigers a five run first inning but answered and scored the final nine runs to win the first game 9-5 and then sweep the Tigers with a 4-1 win on the road Tuesday.
The first five guys reached base safely in the bottom of the first for Huron and a triple opened up a big first inning, but that was the only hit allowed in the game, Matt Hanson threw four hitless innings allowing just one walk while Jayden Wiebe had the six out save retiring all six hitters in order to pick up the 9-5 win. Pierre responded in the second inning with a four run inning then taking the lead 6-5 in the fourth while adding a run in the next three innings to secure the win. Spencer Letellier had two RBI in the win.
In game two, Brady Getz threw three perfect innings while the Govs got on the board first in the third inning with an RBI groundout from Wiebe. Getz would go on to throw five innings of four hit baseball without a walk and seven strikeouts. Lincoln Kienholz had an RBI sac fly in the fourth to give Pierre a 2-0 lead and Andy Gordon had a clutch two out two RBI single to up the lead for Pierre to 4-0 as Kienholz came in in the sixth to pick up the six out save.
The Governors, now at 8-2, will finally have its home opener on Friday as they face the Brookings Bobcats. Brookings will face Harrisburg on Thursday before coming to Hyde Stadium. You can listen to the game on Today’s KCCR, todayskccr.com and available to watch on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler and Greg Dean on the call.