Savages streak ends in narrow loss to Huskies

Highland – The Sigourney Savages saw their season-high seven-game win streak end when they played at Highland on July 2. Sigourney nearly kept their streak alive but wound up finishing a couple runs shy in a 7-5 loss. 

Sigourney and Highland trudged through the first four innings without much results, neither team scoring more than one run per inning. The Savages were down three entering the fifth, and that’s when their offense started to find their rhythm. Three runs scored in the fifth put the pressure back on Highland, and after not scoring in the bottom of the inning, Sigourney took advantage by scoring once in the sixth to take a one-run lead.

Unfortunately, the Huskies offense came alive late as well en route to three runs scoring in the bottom of the sixth. With three outs left, the Savages were unable to cut into the deficit, losing by two runs. 

Payton Schauf and Nick Goad had two hits apiece and Schauf driving in one run. Bo Schmidt pitched four innings before being replaced by Mac Conrad. Pitching 1 2/3 innings, Conrad allowed one hit but saw three runs score, walked five and struck out four. Schauf pitched the final 1/3 inning with five pitches to end the Huskies threat.

Earlier in the week, Sigourney had more success at the plate, beating Tri-County and Winfield Mt. Union with a combined 24 runs scored and one run allowed. Brett Striegel and Schauf went yard against Tri-County, combining for six runs driven in and Josh Mohr got the win, pitching five innings of two-hit ball and struck out five.

To read the full recap, pick up this weeks' edition of the News-Review.