A pair of four-run innings and a great pitching performance from Christian Counard was all the Southern Door Eagles needed to beat the Gibraltar Vikings Friday night 8-2 in Fish Creek.
The Vikings were able to get base runners on in every inning but the sixth against the Eagles' pitching, only to be denied by the arms of Christian Counard and Charlie Neinas along with sound defense behind them. Counard struck out five over his five innings pitched while allowing a handful of hits. Neinas struck out four in his two innings of work.
The Eagles scored four in the third inning with with a hit by pitch registering the first run and a single by Neinas driving in some additional Eagles. After Brady Kita scored in the third inning, the Eagles would score four more in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach. Logan Jeanquart registered three RBI on the night. Jack Peterson and Tyler Neinas also had two hits.
Kita would come around to score again in the fifth inning to make it an 8-2 ballgame. Sam Lindenberg had four hits in the game for the Vikings while Kita also had multiple hits in the loss.
The Eagles host Cedar Grove/Belgium for a pair tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.