Coleman Improves To 6-0
The winning ways continue for time defending champion Coleman.
Thanks to a rare 4-win week on the M-O Conference ball diamonds, the Cougars ran their league readout to 6-0 after beating Wausaukee 9-4, earning a forfeit over Lena-STAA and sweeping Gillett in Monday doubleheader 11-0 and 15-5.
Coleman currently owns a 1 1/2 game lead over second place Wausaukee (4-1). Coming off that tough loss to Coleman, the Rangers rebounded with a doubleheader rout of Lena-STAA 12-0 and 17-0.
Peshtigo (3-2) won 2 of three games, besting Gillett 11-2 and edging Crivitz 4-2 in 10 innings during the first game of a twinbill while losing the second game 3-0.
League play resumes Thursday with Coleman entertaining Crivitz, Wausaukee visiting Gillett and Peshtigo heading to Lena-STAA. The battle for second place will be held when Wausaukee visits Peshtigo Monday.
Top Wausaukee 9-4
Getting the pitching nod minutes prior to the start of the game, righthander Trevor Seewald hurled 5 innings and slugged a two-run homer to lead Coleman to a 9-4 win over visiting Wausaukee.
Derek Marquardt was scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Coleman, but couldnt get loose warming up so coach Kent Casper went with Seewald. And he didnt disappoint them. Seewald gave up 9 hits and 4 runs over 5 innings before giving way to reliever Mason Mergener for the final two frames.
We told Trevor just a couple of minutes before the game he would be starting and he gave us a great effort, Casper said. We also got some timely hitting and played good defense. Our younger players are gaining some confidence and starting to come through.
Wausaukee gave the host Cougars plenty to think about in the opening inning scoring 3 runs on 4 hits. Eddie Self singled to start things while Beau DeLaet and losing pitcher Cole Lewandowski doubled. After strikeouts by Aaron Schlies and Dillon Meyers, Brennan Gabriel came up with a two-out, two-run single.
Down 3-0 didnt bother the Cougars. Instead they pushed across 4 runs to take the lead. Seewald drew a leadoff walk, Marquardt lashed a RBI single and Mason Mergener walked. With one out, freshman Blake Margis ripped a single before walks to Dexter Karban and Alex Stodola along with number nine hitter Nick Sailer getting beaned forced in the runs.
Wausaukee got even in the third inning as Schlies and Meyers punched out back-to-back singles. Gabriel added a run scoring grounder for a 4-4 deadlock.
The Cougars regained the upper hand in the fourth with 4 runs on two hits. Sailer walked to start things then jogged home as Seewald unloaded a two-run homer to left. Marquardt walked, stole second and raced home on a RBI double by Blake Margis while Karban added a run scoring single.
Colemans final run came in the sixth as Sailer singled with one out and scored on a single off the bat of Marquardt.
Berth Baffles Gillett
With 15 Ks, One Hit
Putting on a dominating pitching performance, Peshtigo righthander Jordan Berth registered 15 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in an 11-2 rout of visiting Gillett. Berth fanned the side in the third, sixth and seventh innings while issuing 5 walks.
Jordan really pounded the strike zone. In the sixth inning he kind of lost his rhythm and was beginning to steer the ball. He worked out of it and finished strong, Peshtigo coach Pat Robbins said.
The Bulldog batters pounded a pair of Gillett hurlers for 12 hits, including two each by Andrew Majewski, Jake Veness, Derek Koronkiewicz and Marcus Sharkey.
Peshtigo scored 3 runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Tom Quigley. In the third frame, Sharkey tripled with one out and scored on a ground out while in the fifth Trevor Bero got hit by a pitch and scored on a single off the bat of Matt Borkovec.
A dozen Bulldogs strolled to the plate in the sixth inning, resulting in 6 runs on 3 walks and 3 hits. Veness ripped a run scoring triple while Dakota Keller chipped in with a two-run single.
We had 4 guys with two hits and are getting better at the plate. We had some guys with better at bats then others, Robbins added.
The only Gillett hit came off the bat of Jeremy Cibulka in the second inning.
In a conference mismatch, Crivitz banged out 12 hits and rode a nifty two-hitter from senior righthander Cody Wolf to a 20-1 rout of Lena-STAA. The Wolverines scored in every inning...2 in the first, 3 in the second, 5 in the third and 10 more runs in the fourth.
Wolf aided his own cause with 4 hits and 4 runs scored while AJ Garcia added 2 hits and 3 runs. Parker DeLosSantos crossed the plate 4 times and added a triple while Jake Sawinski, Colton Lange and Brad Shearer added two runs each.
Wolf finished with 8 strikeouts and no walks while giving up singles to losing pitcher Mitchell Harvey in the fourth and Austin Zorn in the fifth.
Banging 11 hits off a pair of Crivitz hurlers, host Wausaukee had no trouble cruising to a lopsided 11-1 win Friday. The Rangers jammed the plate for 6 runs in the opening inning and built up a 10-1 lead after three frames.
Punching out two hits each for Wausaukee were winning pitcher Beau DeLaet, Cole Lewandowski, Aaron Schlies and Russell Smith. Lewandowski drove in a trio of runs while DeLaet, Schlies and Zach Orlando added two RBIs each.
Wausaukee sent 10 batters to the plate in the opening inning with 6 collecting hits. Leadoff swinger Eddie Self lashed a double, DeLaet single and Lewandowski two-run single. The hits kept on coming as Schlies added a run scoring double before Orlando capped the wining with a two-run single.
A triple off the bat of Lewandowski followed by a double from Schlies upped the score to 8-0 in the second inning. Two more Rangers raced home in the third as Zach Struve walked, Smith singled while DeLaet lashed a two-run single.
Designated hitter Dan Tomaszewski reached on an error and scored on a double by Park DeLosSantos in the third.
Needing one run to win in 5 innings, Wausaukee loaded the bases on singles by Struve and Smith, walk to DeLaet before Lewandowski collected a walk to force in the run.
DeLaet allowed 2 hits and 2 unearned runs over 5 innings to earn the win.
Cougars Collect 33 Hits
To Rout Gillett Twice
With their hitters banging out 33 safeties, Coleman had no trouble turning back visiting Gillett twice on Monday 11-0 and 15-5.
In the opener, Coleman jammed the plate for 8 runs in the second inning on 7 hits to cruise to the shutout win. Seewald paced the victors with 3 hits and 3 runs scored, Mergener added 2 hits and 2 RBIs, freshman Blake Margis also added 2 hits and Karban 3 runs batted in.
Mergener worked the first 3 frames fanning 7 before giving way to Nick Sailer and Blake Margis for one inning each. The trio combined to toss a no hitter in the 5-inning win finishing up with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Derek Zahn took the loss yielding 11 runs on 10 hits.
The nightcap was also dominated by Coleman to the tune of a 15-5 rout. After scoring 4 runs in the first inning, the visiting Cougars tacked on 6 in the fourth to pry open a commanding 11-2 cushion.
Jackson Margis topped the 21-hit attack with two doubles and a single, Alex Stodola added two singles and a double while Seewald, Marquardt, Mergener, Blake Margis, Karban, Sailer and Derick Teteak punched out two hits each.
Seewald picked up the mound win allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 3 innings before being relieved by Marquardt (2 innings) and Mergener (2). The trio finished with 9 strikeouts, no walks and 8 hits.
Gillett starter Brian Zahn was roughed up for 8 runs on 9 hits in 3 innings before Bryce Cibulka added 4 innings of 12 hit/7 run relief help.
Bryce Cibulka punched out two hits for Gillett.
Pair From Lena-STAA
In another conference rout, the visiting Rangers rolled past host Lena-STAA 12-0 and 17-0.
In the opener, Aaron Schlies hurled 6 innings of one-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and 3 walks. The Rangers tallied 12 hits off losing pitcher Dom Ramirez as Schlies went 5-5, all singles, and Beau DeLaet chipped in with pair of doubles.
Wausaukee owned a 6-0 lead after two innings and never looked back.
Game two saw the Rangers go up 10-0 after two innings to claim the 17-0 win. DeLaet continued his red hot hitting with two more doubles and 4 RBIs, Zach Struve added 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs while Connor Kempinski chipped in with 2 singles, two runs and 2 RBIs.
Zach Orlando earned the mound win fanning 5 and giving up 2 hits over 5 innings.
The trio of Jameson Bardowski, Keller and Beranek shared mound chores for the Titans.
Peshtigo Tops Crivitz
In Game One 4-2,Falls
In Second Outing 3-0
What was scheduled to be a doubleheader Monday saw Peshtigo win the opener in 10 innings 4-2 before game two was called because of darkness with Crivitz in front 3-0. When the contest was resumed Tuesday, the Wolverines tacked on one more run to claim a 3-0 win.
Pitching dominated the opener as Peshtigos Jordan Berth recorded 15 strikeouts and 7 walks over 9 2/3 innings. He was nicked for two runs on 6 hits.
While Berth shutdown Crivitz, Cody Wolf fanned 14 Bulldogs and walked 7 in 9 innings of work.
Peshtigo went up 1-0 in the second inning as Tom Quigley and Derek Koronkiewicz walked with Quigley scoring on a ground out by Marcus Sharkey. In the sixth, Derrik Maye and Quigley lashed singles,Koronkiewicz hit a slow roller to first before Sharkey blooped a single into centerfield.
Crivitz knotted the score in their half of the sixth as Parker DeLosSantos walked, Jake Sawinski singled and Spencer Schwartz unloaded a two-run double. On the hit by Schwartz, Peshtigo outfielders Maye and Quigley collided in left centerfield allowing both runners to head home.
Deadlocked at 2-all heading into the 10th, the Bulldogs retrieved the win as Quigley singled and jogged across the plate in front of two-run homer by Derek Koronkiewicz.
Game two was scoreless until the sixth when Crivitz pushed across two runs. Wolf walked and DeLosSantos singled. Garcia bunted both runners up 90 feet before Sawinski drove in one run with a grounder and Schwartz the second on a bunt.
Colton Lange drew a leadoff walk in the seventh and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Wolf.
AJ Garcia continues to dominate the Peshtigo batters stretching his scoreless inning streak to 13 straight, dating back to the regional tournament last May. Garcia hurled 6 innings of 3 hit ball with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks before giving way to Sawinski for the final 3 outs.
Zach Neumann absorbed the loss yielding 2 runs on 4 hits with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
-Non League Results-
Three Lakes 9-1
Making the most of 8 hits, Coleman raced to a 6-0 lead after two innings on its way to a 9-1 victory over visiting Three Lakes Friday. The Cougars were sparked by a huge performance from Mason Mergener, who finished with 3 hits, two runs scored and 4 RBIs. Mergener also picked up 8 strikeouts during three innings of relief for starter Nick Sailer.
Sailer earned the mound win allowing 2 hits and 3 strikeouts over 4 innings while Mergener gave up one run on one hit with one walk.
Mergener ripped a two-run single and Dexter Karban a two-run double in the first inning while Jackson Margis added a RBI single in the second. Two Cougars headed home in the fourth with Mergener collecting a run scoring ground out.
Derek Marquardt scored 3 runs, Trevor Seewald and Mergener two each.
Pushing across 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Wausaukee defeated visiting Stephenson Saturday 7-3.
Stephenson took a 2-0 second inning lead when on a single by Arzick Brown a, error and a dropped fly ball.
Wausaukees Tyler Parr got aboard on an error and scored on another miscue while Lewandowski (single) and Schlies (error) crossed the plate in the third.
With the score deadlocked at 3-all heading into the bottom of the sixth, Wausaukee registered 4 runs to win going away. Four walks, a hit batsman and a two-run single by Schlies did the damage.
Russell Smith worked 5 innings allowing 2 unearned runs on 2 hits with 5 strikeouts before Brennan Gabriel hurled the final two frames, fanning 3 and walking 5.
Crivitz Slips Past
Three Lakes 7-6
Making the most of 6 hits and 7 walks, Crivitz knocked off visiting Three Lakes Tuesday 7-6. The Wolverines jammed the plate for 5 runs on 3 hits in the sixth inning to overcome a 4-2 deficit.
In the winning rally, three walks along with two-run singles by Lange and Tomaszewski and a RBI single by Wolf did the damage.
Lange pitched 6-plus innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits before being relieved by Spencer Schwartz and Sawinski. The trio fanned 3, walked 4 and gave up 7 hits.
Wolf banged out 2 hits, scored twice and stole a pair of bases for Crivitz.
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