PIERRE-Mitchell Post 18 split a pair of Legion baseball games with Pierre on Monday.
Pierre won a pitchers duel 1-0 in the first game, then Post 18 scored late in Game 2 to salvage the doubleheader, 5-4.
Post 18 was no-hit by Peyton Zabel, a 19th round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers, in Game 1.
"We just weren't aggressive on fastballs on counts where we should've been," Luke Norden said.
Drew Kitchens reached on an error in the first, Jackson Sadler was hit by a pitch and Austin Kerr, Koby Larson and Carter Max walked for Mitchell's only baserunners of the game.
Brady Hawkins didn't allow a run and struck out five batters in his five-inning start for Post 18. Pierre only managed three hits and a walk against him.
"I thought Brady Hawkins threw better than Zabel threw," Norden said. "Both of them were throwing hard, but Brady's offspeed was better than Zabel's offspeed."
Larson suffered the loss as he allowed an unearned run on two hits in an inning of relief.
Post 18 was out-hit 10-5 in the second game. However, it had a cleaner defensive game as it only committed one error compared to Pierre's three.
"Our defense won us the second game as far as just making plays on the infield," Norden said.
Post 18's offense also got off to a fast start as Hawkins was walked and Max was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, giving Mitchell a 2-0 lead in the first.
Pierre clawed its way back to tie Post 18 at four heading into the seventh, leading to Baley Miller's sacrifice fly to drive home the eventual winning run.
Sam Michels went 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Hawkins, Max, and Miller each had an RBI. Logan Sparks and Miller both had a hit.
"We'd see someone throwing really hard, then we'd see someone throwing soft," Norden said. "Everybody had to make an adjustment, and the guys that made adjustments had better at-bats."
Jared Miller lasted four innings in his start, giving up two earned runs and six hits. He also fanned four batters. Austin Kerr threw three-shutout innings in relief.
"Jared threw four innings really well," Norden said. "Then Austin Kerr did a great job coming in in relief and getting us out of an inning, then two solid innings after that.
Post 18 (12-14) hosts Yankton at 6 p.m. on Thursday.