The Pierre Governors were on the opposite sides of two high scoring, high margin games on Saturday as they split a doubleheader falling 24-13, but winning 24-1 in the second game.
The Governors were able to score in every inning except the fifth in the second game as the offense has been able to start to find its rhythm after scoring seven unanswered runs in Friday nights second game loss. Pierre had 11 hits including a three run home run by Lincoln Kienholz which gave Pierre a 5-2 lead in the top of the second in the first game. However, a 13 run inning ensued for Washington and the Governors found themselves down by 10. Pierre answered with runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but every run was answered by the Warriors in the bottom half of the inning. Gary Nedved went 3-4 with two RBI while George Stalley came off the bench and went 2-3 in the first game.
Stalley continued to hit the ball hard in the second game 4-5 with 5 RBI in a 23 run win. Every starter recorded a hit in the second game win as seven different players drove in multiple runs as Jett Zabel, Grayson Hunsley, Matthew Brewer and Cade Kaiser all had three RBI each. Kaiser had a double and an inside the park home run as Pierre totaled seven extra base hits in the 20 secured in the game. Jackson Edman went three shutout innings to provide a boost to the pitching staff needing a solid outing allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out three. Spencer Kelly followed suit going the final two innings allowing one run on four hits and striking out one.
Pierre finishes the weekend at 1-3 and are now 4-6 on the season ending its six game losing streak. Tuesday the Governors begin the final stretch of the season, all at home for 16 straight games as they host the Huron Tigers in a JV game first and varsity game to follow. Coverage will begin around 6:45 for the varsity game only with first pitch around 7:00 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.