Huron 14U splits twinbill against Pierre

BENJAMIN CHASE/PLAINSMAN Huron’s Cooper Bischoff reaches out to make contact during a doubleheader against Pierre on Wednesday at Memorial Field.

HURON – The Huron 14U Tigers split a pair with Pierre Post 8 14U on Wednesday at Memorial Field, taking the first game 15-5 and dropping the nightcap 11-10.

The Huron offense exploded for 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to pull away for the 15-5 win in the opener.

Jeremy Hofer went the distance on the mound for the Tigers, tossing six innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks, striking out four.

Cooper Bischoff scored four runs and drove in four as well with a pair of singles and a walk. Bischoff also stole a pair of bases.

CJ Siedschlag had a pair of singles and a walk and Hofer had three walks. Gavin Waldner had a double, single, and was hit by pitch twice. Waldner also stole three bases while Siedschlag stole a pair.

Nolan Stahly led Huron with five runs batted in on a pair of timely singles.

Zach Scheer and Diego Colon each recorded a stolen base.

Huron pitcher Jeremy Hofer delivers a pitch during the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Pierre at Memorial Field.

Post 8 jumped out to an early 8-4 lead after two innings in the finale. Huron made a comeback attempt, but the final out was recorded with runners on second and third base for the Tigers as five errors in the field doomed the home squad.

Siedschlag opened the game on the hill, allowing eight runs on six hits and a pair of walks, striking out one Pierre hitter. Stahly took over and tossed the final five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, striking out six.

Siedschlag had a strong game at the plate, with a double, two singles, a walk, and two stolen bases.

Waldner was on base three times with a single and a pair of walks, adding two steals.

Bischoff, Korbin Brock, and Sheer each had a pair of singles. Scheer and Brock both had two steals.

Hofer, Stahly, Teagen Lien, and Landon Hulst each swiped one base in the loss.

The Tigers will take a 14-6 record on the road next Wednesday against Sioux Falls Post 15 14U.