The Post 66 Braves took a break from Northeast Kansas League play on Sunday, traveling to Corning for a pair of games. After a rough game one, the Braves kept the second game tight, but still came away with the loss to move their record to 2-10 on the season.
Gabe Corbett pitched game one, and held up early as Hiawatha held Corning to 5 runs through the first five innings, but in the 4th, the home team broke out for 6 runs to put the game away. Hiawatha’s Jayden Gibson scored the team’s lone run in the 3rd, as he walked and came around on an Andrew Lierz RBI double. Lierz was 1-2 on the night, while Corbett went 1-2 as well, as the Braves took the 11-1 loss.
In game two, Hiawatha’s offense woke up, putting 3 runs on the board in the first, but Corning shot back with a 4-run 4th to take a 5-3 lead that they would never relinquish. After Corning grabbed 3 runs in the 3rd, Hiawatha answered with 2, then responded to a giving up 1 in the 4th by scoring 2 of their own in the 5th to fall 9-7. Hunter Pavlish was 1-2 with walk, a double and an RBI, while Tyler Dvis went 1-1 with 2 walks, a double and a run scored. DJ Sample was 1-1 with a double, an RBI, 2 walks and a run and Dylan Koenig added a pair of singles and 2 runs scored.