By PATRICK SLACK
Foley’s starting pitcher held the Pierz baseball team in check for most of Tuesday’s game, but Pioneers junior pitcher Cody Weiss kept putting up zeroes until he cracked.
With neither team able to score through the first five innings, Pierz pushed across a run in the sixth and seventh as Weiss finished off a four-hit shutout, giving Pierz a 2-0 win.
Weiss struck out 10 and also doubled in a run.
Senior Brad Trapp and junior Ben Boser collected Pierz’ two other hits and also drew a walk.
Foley put runners on first and second with nobody out in the seventh, but a double play and a strikeout thwarted the rally and ended the game.
Pierz travels to Milaca, Friday.
Pierz 2 3 0
Foley 0 4 1
Pierz—Cody Weiss: 1-3, 2B, RBI; Brad Trapp: 1-2, R, BB; Ben Boser: 1-2, BB; WP-Weiss, 7-IP, 0-R, 4-H, 3-BB, 10-K.