Tough Week For Area Legion Teams
Pulaski Rallies to
Win Over Marinette
The Marinette Post 39 baseball team got hit hard last Monday evening, falling to Pulaski in an extra inning 7-6, but only after coughing up a 5-0 lead.
After two innings had been played Marinette enjoyed that 5-0 lead and maybe became a bit complacent. The complacency was evident in the rally that was about to befall them.
Pulaski narrowed the lease to 5-3 during the bottom of the third and then added one run in the fifth, along with Marinette who tagged one in during the top of the inning.
Still ahead 6-4 and entering the seventh inning, Marinette struggled to build a buffer and left the top of the inning scoreless. Pulaski then punched it into gear scoring two runs to tie the game at 6-6.
Pulaski drove the nail home in the bottom of the eight to take the match up 7-6.
Double Days Double
Up On Marinette
The Marinette Legion Post 39 baseball team played host to the Appleton Double Days Sunday afternoon for a double header that would not go their way as the Double Days took the 4-0 win during the first game and a 5-2 verdict during the second.
Though they lost both games Marinette did not look too bad at all. In fact, were it not for a couple costly mistakes, the games may have gone quite differently.
Appleton's Nicholas Goudreau had much to do with the Double Days success in game one. The hits were few and a bit too far between for the Marinette boys to get any real offense in motion. Goudreau finished the game with no runs on only three hits. It was an anemic hit count for the guys in purple, who have in many matches this season enjoyed an abundance of hits.
The Double Days on the other hand found their way inside with pitcher Tommy Sawinski, who fought hard to keep the dangerous Double Day hitters at bay. During the fifth inning, Sawinski fielded a grounder that was hit back at the mound. With the bases loaded, Sawinski flicked the ball to Luke Johnson who tagged the plate. Johnson then threw to Matt Osterberg at first base, beating the runner for the double play save.
Appleton registered their first run of the afternoon in the third when Chris Beyer singled, worked his way to second, then was brought home on a Bennett Groves single.
The Double Days did most of the damage in the fifth. Beyer reached on an error, advanced on a sacrifice fly, worked his way to third off a Nick Goudreau single and was brought home on a Cullen Driscoll walk. Alex Gerhardt increased the lead with an RBI single.
A single run was obtained by the Double Days during the sixth. Bayer scored the run off an error after reaching on a single to deep right.
Sawinski who took the loss, struck out four while allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits. He walked four during his six inning. Kevin Charlesworth came in at relief for Post 39.
Marinette's three hits came off the bats of Nick Sailer, Matt Osterberg and Alex Nemetz.
Marinette Takes Early
Lead, Falls to Three
During game two of a double header scheduled with the Appleton Double Days, the Marinette Post 39 Legion baseball team was unable to hold onto a second inning 1-0 lead, eventually falling to the DD's 5-2.
Pitching was hard to overcome during game one, but that silence was broken by the Post 39 guys who tallied for 8 hits on game two's pitcher Chris Beyer.
During the second inning, Kevin Konyn slugged a single, stole second, and went home on a Caylubb Maske double to left field.
What appeared to be a great start quickly settled into staleness as the Marinette boys were held off the board over the next four innings.
Appleton however quickly turned it right around to seize the lead. Nick Goudreau bunted during the fourth, making it on base at the cost of a runner who was tagged on his way to third. Goudreau later scored on a Trenton Brunker bases loaded walk.
During the next inning, Appleton broke the 1-1 tie thanks to a wild pitch that gave Sean Miller an opening at the plate.
The sixth saw the DD's build a bit of a cushion as the first two hitters, Brunker and Jared Nikodem walked. William Strauss bunted in Brunker while Miller flied out to right giving Nikodem a chance to score. Thanks to an error he did just that, increasing the DD's lead to 5-1.
Marinette fired in one run during the bottom of the seventh. Kevin Charlesworth reached on a single to right field and went home on an error during Bailey Brix's at bat.
Beyer took the mound win with only one "K" to his name. He walked three and allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits.
Luke Johnson took the loss for Marinette in relief. During his three innings, Johnson allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits. Starting the night on the mound was Trey Bretl who struck out one over four innings. He gave up one earned run on three hits.
Marinette's Nick Daye led the plate assault with a two of three showing. Appleton's Dritscoll and Goudreau both went two of four with Goudreau scoring one run. Strauss was one of three with a run and an RBI.
The Menominee Red Wave Legion Baseball team survived a grueling 11 inning contest with the Mid County Mavericks Tuesday night 8-7.
The win was highlighted by an 11th inning walk off single by Sam Larson, who drove in Mark Pulver to seal the deal.
Nathan Nowack took the win on the mound for the Red Wave striking out two while allowing three earned runs on two hits.
Pulver led the plate attack, going four of six with a double and a triple.
Feel the Blues
Menominee Legion Red Wave played up in Marquette Monday night as they took on the Blues. An early deficit was the difference in the game as Marquette built up a 5-0 lead before winning the matchup 9-4.
Marquette took the early advantage in the first inning as they went ahead 1-0. This was before their breakout inning in the second as they pushed across four runs pushing toe lead to 5-0.
Menominee cut into the lead in the third scoring two runs but Marquette answered with two more runs of their own in the fifth inning. Menominee again cut the lead to three in the sixth inning as Caleb Kleiman walked and Adam Nolde singled. Kleiman scored on Jason Janquardt's single and Nolde scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Sam Larson. The lead was trimmed to 7-4.
The Blues closed the door on the Red Wave in the bottom of the sixth by adding two runs making the lead 9-4.
Levi Kempka suffered the loss for Menominee on the mound. His two innings of work saw five runs, two earned, on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Jason Janquardt and Adam Nolde each went 2-for-4 on the day.
JV Legion Baseball
Strong Before Regionals
In their final game before the regional tournament, Marinette Legion Post 39's JV squad traveled to Pulaski. Post 39's eight-run third inning was the difference in the matchup.
With the score tied at 0-0, Marinette poured on eight runs in the third inning on five hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch to break the game open. Pulaski would answer with a three-run home run, but Post 39 scored four more unanswered runs to finish the game 12-3.
Jack Farley paced the offense with three hits in four at-bats including two singles and double out of the leadoff spot. Three other batters recorded two hits on the day including Trey Bretl, Gavin Brissette and Austin Marquardt. Marquardt also earned the victory with four innings pitched allowing just three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven hitters.
Marinette will open their play in the regional tournament, held at Pedersen Ball Park in Marinette, Thursday against West De Pere at 6PM.
Post 39 Cruise
Past GB Southwest
The JV squad for the Marinette Legion Post 39 played a make-up game in Green Bay Saturday afternoon against Green Bay Southwest. Marinette used a five-run second inning and a six-run third inning to ignite their offense and win 15-7.
Gavin Brissette led the way for Post 39 piling up three hits in four at-bats while also walking one and knocking in a run. Jack Farley took home the win for Marinette with his four innings pitched. Farley allowed just two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five batters.
Marinette Uses Extras
to Beat GB Shockers
The Marinette JV Legion Post 39 traveled to Green Bay to take on the Shockers Wednesday night. It took an extra inning to decide the game, but Marinette's two runs in the eighth propelled them to a 7-5 win.
With the game tied at 5-5, Post 39 scored two, two-out runs to give them the lead. Adam Wahl drew a walk followed by an error that allowed Riley Reif to reach base safely. Both runners scored on Austin Marquardt's single as they took the lead, 7-5.
Marquardt shut down the Shockers in the eighth inning earning the mound win. He pitched two innings allowing no runs, no hits, one walk and struck out two batters. Wahl and Kyler Kruse led the way at the plate, each recording two for three afternoons.
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