Coleman and Niagara to Play for Top Spot in M&O
Thursday night the Marinette Marines welcomed the Little Chute Mustangs to Pedersen Ball Park for an NEC matchup. Little Chute piled up 12 runs on 16 hits that helped them to a 12-3 win over Marinette.
Marine Matt Eldredge suffered the loss allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits, two walks and four strikeouts in three innings.
Little Chute's Leighton Myers was the star of the game as he earned the win with four innings pitched, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits, seven walks and three strikeouts. Myers also went 5-for-5 at the plate including an RBI and scored two runs.
For the Marines, Spencer Hipke, Tanner Cole, Kevin Charlesworth, and Trey Bretl each recorded a hit.
The Oconto Falls Panthers hosted the Denmark Vikings Monday evening in a game that saw the Vikings offense on full display. Four runs in each of the first three innings gave Denmark a 12-1 lead, which they extended to 14-1 for the final score.
Oconto Falls' coach Charlie Rochon says of the game, "Can't have early errors and lapses in defensive judgment against a good team. You have to be assignment sure and Oconto Falls was not."
Oconto Falls mound-man Cliff Yuma suffered the loss. In two innings of work, Yuma allowed eight runs (seven earned), on seven hits and two walks. Denmark's Cole Paplham earned the win giving up one earned run on one hit, two walks and six strikeouts in four innings.
Dalton Curl had the only hit for the Panthers as he hit a double and later scored their run.
The Niagara Badgers played host to the Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Cavaliers Thursday in an M&O matchup. Niagara scored four runs in the second and six runs in the third to help enforce the run rule and go on to win, 12-2 in five innings.
Ethan Blagec led the Badgers offense as he went 1-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Dylan Neuens, Tristin DeJardin and Kalvin Jeffords each added one hit for the Badgers as well. The Cavs were led by Levi Potter who went 2-for-3 on the day including an RBI.
Cavalier Tyler Stuart suffered the loss, he gave up five runs (three earned) on one hit, four walks and two strikeouts in two innings pitched. Niagara's Anthony Hansen earned the victory on the mound. Hansen pitched three innings, gave up one unearned run on one hit and two walks while piling up nine strikeouts.
Delfosse's Gem Leads
Rangers over Bulldogs
The Wausaukee Rangers played host to the Peshtigo Bulldogs Monday evening. Wausaukee ace Matthew Delfosse was dialed in all evening long, even after a short seventh inning break. Delfosse threw seven innings and allowed just one hit, while the Rangers went to work on offense. Four, fourth inning runs sealed the victory for Wausaukee as they went on to win 6-1.
Wausaukee's Cole Caylor began the bottom of the third inning with a double to left field. After two outs, Kyle Struve was hit by a pitch. Next up was Delfosse who unleashed a two-run double to put the Rangers ahead 2-0.
The boys in red were seeing red in the fourth inning. A walk to Tyler Gruszynski followed by back-to-back singles from Dustin Westphal and Corbin Holtquist allowed the first three Ranger batters to reach safely. Each of the three came around to score. Cody Renikow also reached base via a walk and later scored the fourth Ranger run on Andrew Schroder's single as Wausaukee led 6-0.
It wasn't until the seventh inning that Peshtigo scored their first run. Wausaukee's Schroeder came on to pitch and walked Gavin Brissette and Blake VanVooren and hit Brock Bero. Ranger coach Paul Moser brought Delfosse right back in to pitch once again. Delfosse coaxed a ground ball to get an out, but Brissette scored to put Peshtigo on the board. A strikeout and flyout ended the game and Wausaukee went on to win, 6-1.
Delfosse pitched a complete game, one-hitter, giving up one walk and striking out seven batters. Peshtigo's Cole Tackmier took the loss, in three innings pitched, he gave up two earned runs on three hits a walk and two strikeouts.
Peshtigo's Ryley Demmith earned the Bulldogs' only hit of the evening. For Wausaukee, six batters each recorded a hit, including Schroeder and Delfosse who each had two RBI.
Thursday evening the Peshtigo Bulldogs played host to the Kingsford Flivvers in a non-conference game. After Kingsford took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third, Peshtigo came back with four unanswered runs and held off the Flivvers to win 5-2.
Peshtigo's Cole Tackmier drilled a leadoff double in the bottom of the first inning. Tackmier advanced on a flyout to right field before scoring on an error by the right fielder. The Bulldogs took the early lead, 1-0.
Kingsford grabbed the lead momentarily in the top of the third as they scored two runs to go ahead 2-1. Peshtigo responded in a big way in their half of the third. Tyler Hess was hit by a pitch to begin the inning. After stealing second base, Hess was plated on Tackmier's base hit. Nick Nielson followed up with a single. Riley Reif reached on an error and scored Tackmier. Nielson later scored the third and final run of the inning as Peshtigo went ahead 4-2.
The Bulldogs tacked on a run in the sixth as Hess started the inning with a single and came around to score and extend the lead 5-2. Peshtigo's Darren Dionne shut down the Flivvers in the final two innings and the Bulldogs took the win.
Peshtigo was led by Cole Tackmier at the plate with a 2-for-3 day including two runs and an RBI. Five other Bulldog batters recorded a hit on the evening as well. Nick Nielson secured the win for Peshtigo as he gave up two runs on two hits, three walks, and seven strikeouts in four innings of work.
Win Over Gillett/Suring
The Wausaukee Ranger baseball team took an 8-3 win over the host Gillett/Suring Hornets Thursday.
The Rangers wasted no time getting a lead in this one. Cody Renikow led the game off with a double and was followed by Andrew Schroeder on a walk. Kyle Struve slugged an RBI single after which Matthew Delfosse loaded the bases after being struck by a pitch. Aiden Shaw hit a fly out to left, giving Schroeder enough time to tag and score while Corbin Hulquist scored an RBI later in the inning thanks to a bases loaded walk.
The second inning saw Wausaukee improve the lead to 4-0 after Renikow walked and Schroeder doubled for the RBI.
On the mound Schroeder kept the "K's" coming. Setting down three consecutive hitters to end the second for Gillett.
The top of third was all Wausaukee. Dustin Westphal reached on an error and was brought in by Cole Caylor on a single. In the next at bat Caylor was brought home by Renikow on a single to center.
The Hornets found an opening during the bottom of the third. Duncan Breed walked while Sean Krueger singled. Both were brought home by a Cody Smith two RBI single to center.
Hultquist opened the fifth for Wausaukee by reaching first on an error and was followed by Renikow on a single. Both were scored thanks to a two RBI double by Schroeder for the 8-2 lead.
Gillett/Suring's Smith responded with a single which he made good on by stealing home for the final run of the evening.
Schroeder took the mound win by striking out 14. He allowed four hits, two runs(two earned) and two walks. Delfosse, who finished the final two innings struck out six and allowed two hits and one earned run.
Smith took the loss while giving up eight hits, eight runs (five earned) and five walks. He struck out seven over his five innings.
The Coleman Cougars had to fight for their 4-0 win over the hosting Crivitz Wolverines Friday night.
Matt Osterberg went completly berserk on the mound for the Cougars as he struck out a whopping 16 hitters over the course of the game. Thats 16 of 26 hitters sent back to the dugout empty handed. Relief pitcher Austin Marquardt struck out two as well.
Coleman's Austin Tachick led the game off with a single and was brought home on a sacrifice fly by Gunnar Patz.
Tachick led the third off by reaching base after being hit by a pitch and was brought home on another sacrifice fly this time from Jake Steeno who sent one deep to left field.
The fifth saw Coleman secure its third run of the night when Steeno slugged a double to center field. The hit brought home Osterberg who reached off a single to right.
With the game winding down the Wolverines failed to get their bats warmed up. Jordan Blanchard capped off the night by scoring off a wild pitch for the 4-0 lead.
Osterberg, who pitched six innings allowed only one hit and two walks while striking out 16.
Crivitz's Tommy Sawinski gave up five hits, four runs (two earned) while striking out four in his mound loss.
Steeno ended the night one of two at the plate with two RBIs while Tachick was one of three with two runs.
Both Sawinski and Vinnie Jopek recorded one of three plate appearances.
The Crivitz Wolverines went wild at the plate Monday night when they completely dismantled the hosting Gillett/Suring Hornets 19-4.
The Hornets opened with one run from Sean Krueger before the Wolverines' Tommy Sawinski clubbed a three RBI triple, helping to propel Crivitz to a 4-1 lead.
Brandon Larue smacked a two RBI double during the third while nearly everyone crossed the plate during the fourth for a 14-3 lead.
Kershaw Stumrbis cracked a two RBI single during the fourth as well.
Larue took the mound win with six strikeouts. He allowed six hits, four runs (two earned) and two walks.
Ethan Hischke took the loss giving up six hits, 10 runs (seven earned) and three walks while striking out four.
At the plate Sawinski was two of three with four runs and four RBIs. Larue was one of four with one run and three RBIs while Stumbris was two of three with three runs and two RBIs.
G/S's Lane Hischke was two of three with an RBI.
Badgers Dig Up
Win Over Wolverines
Traveling south to the diamond of the Crivitz Wolverines, the Niagara Badgers had to battle their way to a close 5-4 victory in extra innings.
To start the game the Badger's Landon Kaldor singled. He was followed by Ethan Blagec on a double to left field. Dylan Neuens walked to load the bases. Anthony Hansen scored the first runs of the night when he singled to left for two RBIs. Hansen scored next off a wild pitch.
Crivitz answered the three run Badger first with one run thanks to a Kershaw Stumbris RBI that brought in Jaden Werner.
Both teams defense dug in over the next two innings allowing no runs before Crivitz narrowed the lead over the bottom of the fourth. Dawson Andrist scored that run to bring the Wolverines to a 3-2 deficit.
During the sixth Wolverine Charlie Johnsen reached off a walk before being brought in by Jakob Voss on a single to right field, timing things up at 3-3.
After a scoreless seventh the game entered extra innings. Niagara took advantage of an error to score Blagec during the eight while Crivitz responded in the bottom half with a Johnsen run off a Aaron Tormey single.
Niagara helped to secure the win over the ninth thanks to a single from Kalvin Jeffords and an RBI single from Kaldor.
The Wolverines were unable to get a runner across during the final bottom half inning as Blagec struck out the final two hitters.
Taking the win for the Badgers on the mound was Hansen who struck out five while allowing three hits, one earned run and five walks.
Werner took the loss for the Wolverines in relief giving up two hits, one earned run and one walk while striking out one. Starting pitcher Tommy Sawinski struck out 10 for the Wolverines while giving up five hits, three runs (two earned) and two walks.
At the plate for the Badgers Kaldor was four of five with an RBI while Hansen went one of four with two RBIs.
Andrist recored a two of three showing for the Wolverines while getting one run. Voss and Stumbris both recorded one RBI each.
Wausaukee Wins In
Six over STAA/Lena
The Wausaukee Rangers took a 10-0 six inning win over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Tuesday night.
Wausaukee opened the action with a Andrew Schroeder run scored off a Kyle Struve single. Struve made it 2-0 when he went home on a wild pitch.
STAA's first went up and down along with the Rangers who were shutdown over the second by some solid pitching from Jack Farley who struck out two.
Wausaukee jumped back into the action over the third thanks to three runs scored. Renikow led off with a single followed by Schroeder on a walk. Kyle Struve scored Renikow off a single while Schroeder went home on a wild pitch. Dustin Westphal made it a 5-0 game after slugging a single that brought home Struve.
The fourth was more of the same Wes Schaal single along with Renikow and Schroeder who both singled. All three scored.
Two runs over the top of the sixth helped spell defeat for the Cavaliers.
Winning pitcher Renikow struck out three while allowing two hits, no runs and one walk.
STAA's Jack Farley took the mound loss giving up 10 hits, 10 runs (six earned) and two walks while striking out 11.
At the plate for the Rangers Struve was two of four with three runs and two RBIs. Renikow was three of four with two runs.
Hunter Borchert went one for one at the plate for the Cavaliers while Tyler Stuart was one of three.
Bulldogs Baffle Hornets
for First Conference Win
The Gillett/Suring Hornets traveled to Peshtigo Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs in a matchup of M&O teams. A solid pitching performance from the Bulldogs' Brock Bero in front of a 12-run day by their offense led to a 12-0 Peshtigo win in five innings.
Peshtigo put up five first inning runs on five hits. Cole Tackmier and Nick Nielson connected on back to back singles. Riley Reif walked and Gavin Brissette hit a sacrifice fly. Justin Fischer and Ryley Demmith then followed with their own back to back base hits. Travis Plym drilled a two-RBI single to center field that brought the lead to 5-0.
In the second, the Bulldogs were back at it. Tackmier started the inning again by reaching via an error before stealing second base. Reif was hit by a pitch and also stole second base. Tackmier and Reif were scored by Fischer's double, Fischer advanced to third on an error and the ball went into the dugout to allow Fischer to go all the way home. After the play, Peshtigo led 8-0.
The Bulldogs added four more runs in the fourth inning. Brissette, Fischer, Mitch Flett, and Darren Dionne each reached base consecutively and later scored to push the lead to 12-0. Peshtigo went on to win 12-0.
Brock Bero pitched a complete game shutout for Peshtigo allowing just two hits and two walks while fanning seven batters. Gillett/Suring's Cody Smith suffered the loss as his three and a third innings of work led to ten runs on ten hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
Justin Fischer paced Peshtigo's offense with a 3-for-3 day including a double, two singles and four RBI. Travis Plym added a 2-for-3 game and Darren Dionne was 1-for-1. Josh Reed and Jeremy Missall each went 1-for-2 for the Hornets
In a nonconference matchup, the Coleman Cougars hosted the Sevastopol Pioneers Tuesday. Coleman piled up eight hits on the day and took advantage of two Pioneer errors to go on and win 10-0 in five innings.
Jordan Blanchard led the Cougars with two hits and two RBI while Austin Marquardt also added two RBI. Marquardt took the win with two innings pitched for the Cougars and struck out three.
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