The Pierre Governors came back from three separate deficits in game one to beat the Sturgis Scoopers 9-7 but couldn’t make a five run come back in the seventh inning in game two and split the doubleheader with a 10-9 loss.
Jackson Edman had a solid outing on the mound in game one for the Pierre Governors going four innings allowing five runs, three earned on six hits with two walks and striking out eight. Cade Kaiser hit a two run shot in a three run third inning to tie the game at 4-4 as Pierre had to come back from a 5-4 deficit and a 7-6 deficit to pick up a win. The Govs scored three times in the sixth inning as Spencer Easland had an RBI ground out to tie the game at 7-7 before a wild pitch scored the go-ahead run in Kaiser as Lincoln Kienholz reached on an error to increase the lead to 9-7. Jayden Wiebe came in in the sixth with the bases loaded and one out down 7-6 and induced a double play and retired the seventh inning to pick up the win.
In the second game, a six run third inning would doom the Governors as they were never able to recover. Two errors in the inning as Christian Busch would be charged with just two earned runs in the six run third. Pierre pulled back to 6-4 with two runs in the fourth and two in the fifth on just one hit in total. A four run sixth moved the Scoopers back up to 10-4 and the Governors, who went into the seventh down by five, scored four times and had runners on second and third with two outs, but a strikeout finished the ball game and the Scoopers, with six errors in game two, escaped with a split of the doubleheader. Gary Nedved had two RBI in the game as Pierre drove in just three of the nine runs scored.
The Governors are now 7-8 and will look to get back to .500 as Rapid City Stevens will be at Hyde Stadium on Wednesday for a JV, Varsity doubleheader. JV has first pitch at 4:00 as KCCR will have coverage of the varsity game only starting around 5:45 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler and Blake Dean on the call.