Lincoln Kienholz threw seven no-hit innings but it wasn’t enough in game one as the Governors fell 1-0 in nine innings, but came back for a 11-10 win in game two against the Harrisburg Tigers.
Kienholz finished his outing with 16 strikeouts, seven straight to finish it out, but the Governors were unable to score including stranding the bases loaded in the bottom of the eight. Jayden Wiebe had a four pitch eighth inning, but in the ninth, the first hit of the ballgame for Harrisburg was a solo shot for Tyman Long as it proved to be the difference maker as Brandon Simunek threw four scoreless innings in relief for a combined shutout with Maddox Plack. Wiebe had three of Pierre’s six hits.
Spencer Letellier had a three run bases clearing double in the bottom of the fifth in part of a seven run fifth inning as the Governors broke open an 11-6 lead and had to hold on in the top of the seventh for the win as Jonny Lyons nabbed the win going two innings in relief of Brady Getz. Lyons was tagged for three runs on three hits as Gary Nedved was able to get the final three outs including a strikeout of Long with the bases loaded in an 11-8 game. Grayson Hunsley had two RBI.
The Governors are now 6-7 on the season and will face Sturgis on Tuesday at home in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 with coverage beginning at 4:40 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.