Mitchell Post 18 had 15 hits in Game 1 and needed extra innings in Game 2 to sweep Renner Post 307 in a doubleheader Thursday night at Cadwell Park.
Mitchell won the opener 9-5 and won Game 2 by a 7-6 score in eight innings, improving its record to 10-16 on the season.
In the opener, Mitchell got off to a hot start. Ty Neugebauer, who finished with three RBIs for the game, started it off with an RBI single to left field. Mitchell would then go on to score three runs in the second inning and four runs in the third giving Post 18 a 7-1 lead after three. Mitchell ended this game with 15 hits, three from Neugebauer and three from Joe VanOverschelde. Van Overschelde also had an RBI. Seth Muth had two runs and one RBI while Parker Bollinger had two hits. Carson Fahey had two hits and an RBI, while Landon Waddell also drove in a run.
Jonah Schmidt was the winning pitcher in Game 1, throwing four innings and allowing four hits and three runs, while striking out six. VanOverschelde and Jackson Ebert each pitched an inning, striking out three and allowing two hits and two runs combined.
In Game 2, Mitchell bats remained hot as they recorded three straight singles from Seth Muth, Jonah Schmidt, and Parker Bollinger giving them a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Renner would respond in the third and fourth innings, scoring six straight unanswered runs.
Mitchell had a four-run sixth inning to even the game, would go cold until a double by Bollinger in the bottom of the sixth. Nick Lord followed up with a sacrifice fly to center field to bring Bollinger home and make it 6-3. Carson Fahey chipped in with an RBI single and after Schmidt reached on an error and a wild pitch that allowed Fahey to score, it was tied at 6-all.
In the bottom of the eighth, Ty Neugebauer doubled on a line drive to center field to lead off the inning. After two pitches, Mason Geraets got his first hit of the game to bring Neugebauer home for the win.
Jake Helleloid started Game 2, allowing nine hits and six runs, but struck out four in four innings. Jace Larson earned the victory in relief, with four innings pitched and three hits allowed without a run.
Mitchell will host Aberdeen at 1 p.m. and Yankton at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25 at Cadwell Park to continue its homestand.