(Avoca) The (5-12) Audubon Wheelers jumped out to a 5-0 lead, fell behind 6-5, and then came from behind to win 7-6 against AHST (7-10) last night in baseball.
Audubon picks up their fifth win of the year in a back and fourth battle. The Wheelers struck first, for a 5-run 2nd inning on 2-hits, 2-walks, and a pair of AHST errors. Tyler Riebhoff had a 2-RBI double and Mitchell Nelsen smacked a run producing single in the frame while Josh Lange had an RBI groundout to get the Wheelers off to a good start. AHST clawed back with a three run third to get right back in the game. Steven Jacobsen and Dylan Robinson both walked and scored in the inning while Lee Whyte and Zach Hagadon both hit RBI singles. The Vikings then took the lead with a three-urn 3rd. Jay Heiny led off the inning with a single followed by a Nathan Eggers walk. They both scored on a Kyle Bauerkemper triple. Baurkemper scored the go ahead run on an error to make it a 6-5 game which is where they game would hold for the next few innings. With two outs in the 6th, Audubon #8 hitter Josh Lange singled and #9 hitter Mitchell Nelsen walked. Colby Rattenborg delivered the game tieing single and then Mitchell Nelsen scored on an error off a slow roller from Riebhoff to put Audubon back on top 7-6. AHST managed only one base runner over the final three innings as Lange got the win on the mound and Rattenborg earned the save.
It was a big win for the Wheelers as they notch their 5th 'W' of the year. Afterwards coach Sean Birks talked about the contest.