Mitchell Post 18 extended its win streak to six games on Tuesday, but it needed a comeback at Cadwell Park.
Post 18 plated the final four runs of the contest in a 6-3 win over Renner Post 307. Mitchell improves to 24-14 on the season after its fourth win in three days.
“It was really great. Renner’s usually got a pretty good team,” Mitchell outfielder Carson Max said. “We’ve kicked it on in July, so we need to keep it going. We’re climbing toward peaking at the right time.”
Jackson Sadler worked his way out of jams all night to hold Renner to three earned runs on five hits and two walks as he went the distance. He forced a ground out and had one of his four strikeouts to hold Renner scoreless in the first inning after it put runners on first and second with one out.
Post 307 put its first two runners on in the sixth, too, with Mitchell leading 4-3. However, Sadler responded by forcing an infield fly, strikeout and fly out to end the threat.
“We got in trouble in a few innings and we were able to work out of jams,” Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. “He did a really good job of pitching and not going up there to throw, and to execute pitches and get the ball in play.”
Mitchell jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead for Sadler thanks to Brady Hawkins and Peyton Nash both hitting an RBI single. Nash tied the game in the fourth before Carter Max hit a go-ahead RBI single in the next at-bat, leading to Sam Breit taking the loss.
Post 18 tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth, too. Nash, who went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, hit an RBI single, while Koby Larson, who advanced to third on one of Renner’s six errors, scored on Carson Max’s ground out.
“We probably scored half of our runs on the amount of hustle we provided,” Norden said.
Mitchell plays Lakeville South (Minn.) and Omaha Skutt (Neb.) to start the Gopher Classic on Friday in Bloomington, Minnesota.