Pierre Post 8 won for the first time in game one of a doubleheader on Thursday and ended up sweeping Mitchell 4-3 and 5-2 to even its record at 5-5.
Lincoln Kienholz was the starter in game one and dealing with a bad non-throwing shoulder, gutted out five and two thirds innings allowing just three runs. Jack Van Camp finished the job in the sixth and seventh inning thanks to the help of catcher Cade Hinkler who drove in three of the four runs in the first game, including the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Pierre came back from a 3-0 deficit for the win.
Van Camp went right back out on the mound and threw four scoreless and hitless innings for Post 8 and left with a 3-0 lead as Bennett Dean picked up two RBIs in his first two at bats. Brecken Krueger came in relief to pick up a three inning save for the 5-2 win. The Eights added the two runs in the bottom of the sixth in part of an RBI single on Hinkle’s fourth run driven in on the day. Jack Merkwan would score on a pickoff attempt to first base that bounced away from the first baseman.
The Eights are now back to .500 at 5-5 on the season and have won three in a row. They host Renner 2 on Saturday in a doubleheader at Hyde Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 on KCCR, todayskccr.com and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler and Greg Dean on the call.