Victory League: Sobieski sails to 12-2 first-round win

Sports Editor

Sobieski and Buckman traded a pair of early runs, Saturday. Sobieski didn’t trade any more after that, plating 10 unanswered runs en route to a 12-2, eight-inning victory.

After Sobieski scored two runs in the first inning Buckman tied things back up on a wild pitch and a solo shot by Joe Kahl.

However, the Skis started to run away with things in the bottom of the third after Andrew Lange delivered a go-ahead single.

Jon Czech and Isaac Smieja powered the Sobieski offense, each going 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs batted in.

Josh Wenzel, Nate Olson, Joey Hanowski and Collin Eckman each had multi-hit games for Sobieski as well, as the Skis racked up 16 hits.

Wenzel and Olson both scored twice, Hanowski  drove in three runs and Eckman added a pair of RBIs.

Simon Waltman turned in a quality start, allowing two runs over six innings before exiting after the score became lopsided.

Olson pitched two scoreless innings to finish off the contest.

Kahl went 2-for-4 for Buckman. Corey Egan scored the Billygoats’ other run and reached base three times.

Sobieski will square off against Fort Ripley in a prime-time clash under the lights, Sunday, at 7:30 p.m.

Buckman will seek to keep its playoff hopes alive in an elimination game versus Avon, Sunday, at 1:30 p.m.

Buckman Billygoats       2  7   1
Sobieski Skis                 12 16 0

Billygoats-Joe Kahl: 2-4, HR, RBI, R; Corey Egan: 1-2, R, 2-BB, SB; LP-Mark Kahl: 5 2/3-IP, 6-R, 11-H, 2-BB, 1-K.

Skis-Isaac Smieja: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2-RBI, 2-R; Jon Czech: 3-4, HR, 2-RBI, R; WP-Simon Waltman: 6-IP, 2-R, 6-H, 3-BB, 4-K.

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