APPLETON – The Appleton Legends baseball team pounded out 32 hits in their 28-5 victory over Manitowoc in a first-round Northeastern Baseball League playoff game on Sunday.
The Legends’ Tyler Nehring led the offensive assault, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI. Jason Malkowski also had four hits for Appleton with Trent Whitcomb finishing 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. Kevin Kangas also had three hits, including two doubles and five RBI.
John Hendrick got the win for Appleton (28-12).
WP: John Hendrick. LP: Phil Clark. Leading hitters: Brian Tladhe M 2×4, 2 RBI; Clark M 2×4; Bryan Afzali M 2B; Courtney Watkins A 3×5, 2B; Tanner VandeHey A 2B, 2 RBI; Jake Smith A 2 RBI; Nick Kukurich A 2 RBI; Tyler Nehring 4×5, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI; Trent Whitcomb A 3×4, 3B, 4 RBI; Kevin Kangas A 3×4, 2 2B, 5 RBI; BJ Chase A 2×2; Earl Vorhagel A 3×6, 2B, 2 RBI; Jason Malkowski A 4×6, 2B, 2 RBI; Peter Feldkamp A 2×4, 2B; Chris Erm A 2×2.