Kewaunee lost to Amherst in a Division 3 sectional semifinal Tuesday at Crivitz, 5-1. The Falcons used two walks, two errors and a two-run single by T.J. Brandl to grab a 4-0 lead after the top of the first. That turned out to be plenty for U.W.-Milwaukee commit, Ben Lee. Amherst’s hard throwing right hander allowed a run on five hits and had eight strikeouts for the win. After allowing the two-run single, Kewaunee starter Cal Ihlenfeldt settled in and retired 14 of the next 15 hitters before giving up a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Caleb Schaller tripled to lead off the bottom of the fifth and he scored on a wild pitch. Ihlenfeldt, Payton Kohnle, Sawyer Pribek and Thomas Stangel all had singles for Kewaunee, who out hit Amherst, five to four.
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Iola-Scandinavia beat Gibraltar/Washington Island, 6-1, in a Division 4 game in Rosholt. The Vikings had the lead in the first inning when Sam Lindenberg singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. But the Thunderbirds tied the game in the top of the 5th inning on a home run from Parker Gullixon and then took the lead for good with a 4 run 6th inning. The Vikings loaded the bases in the bottom of the 6th but couldn’t score and would leave 11 runners stranded on base for the game. Will Friedenfels and Lindenberg had two hits each and Rylan Caldecott singled and was on base twice.