Sturgeon Bay’s baseball team, which dropped a non-conference road game 4-1 on Friday against Luxemburg-Casco, picked up a pair of Packerland victories at home Saturday against NEW Lutheran.
“Overall, we took a little step in the right direction,” said Clippers head coach Neal Henrigillis. “Our pitchers did a pretty good job of throwing strikes, which has been our kryptonite so far this season.”
Sturgeon Bay beat NEW Lutheran in game one in six innings, 18-8.
Brody Kollath pitched the first five innings to record the victory, allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits with a walk while striking out five.
Of the Clippers’ 13 hits, Kollath, Bryce Plzak and Braylon LaRoche tallied two apiece. Kollath, LaRocke and Trey VanderLeest each doubled.
Sturgeon Bay won the second game, 5-4.
Curt Meyer tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings to record the victory, scattering three hits and five walks while striking out four.
The Clippers’ eight hits included a pair of doubles from Garrett Ulberg, a double and single from Plzak and a pair of singles from Cole Frangipane.
Up next for Sturgeon Bay, which improved to 2-4 in the Packerland, is a conference doubleheader Tuesday at Sevastopol, which dropped to 0-6 in league play after being swept in a doubleheader Saturday at Peshtigo.