Peshtigo/Sturgeon Bay Share Packerland Conference CrownIssue Date: May 22, 2019
Peshtigo Drops Final Game to Southern Door; Ties For Conference
The Peshtigo Bulldogs were in a tough match last Monday night when they took on Southern Door who they fell to 5-1. The loss allotted the Bulldogs a share of the conference title with the winning Southern Door boys.
It was Southern Door who found the first runs of the night as the first inning saw two Southern Door boys cross home. Starting the early push was Derik LeCaptain who hit a single. Tyler Kroll reached off an error. Both scored for the lead
Peshtigo also had a score over the first inning, getting Nick nelson in off a Brandon Eick RBI. Unfortunately it was Peshtigo's only run of the night as the Southern Door defense clamped down for the rest of the match.
Southern Door scored two during the third inning thanks to hits by Nate Euerand and Tyler Kroll while finishing strong in the sixth inning with a LeCaptian run off a Logan Janquardt single.
At the plate the Bulldogs were unable to produce a hit.
Derik LeCaptain threw a no hitter for Southern Door. While Peshtigo's pitcher Nolan Lemke took the loss giving up 2 runs in a one inning start.Freedom Defeats
Braves Beat Bulldogs With Late Rally
Peshtigo dropped a non-conference game to Gladstone on Thursday, 6-5.
Gladstone scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead, but Peshtigo got three in the third to take the lead a 4-3, with Travis Plym starting things off with a hit, Nick Nielson singling and scoring and Brody Heroux walking and scoring. In the fourth, Zack Wallin hit a home run to add to its lead, 5-3.
Landon Lemke, toeing the rubber in the game, made it through four innings. He started the fifth with a walk and Heroux replaced him. Two runs later, Gladstone had taken a 6-5 lead, which it wouldn't lose.
For Peshtigo, Nielson went 2-for-4, while Wallin went 2-for-3 with a home run.
Bulldogs Drop Extra Inning Contest to Clippers
With their Packerland Conference title hopes on the line Friday night, Sturgeon Bay nipped Peshtigo 4-3 in nine innings, keeping the door open for the Clippers to squeak into a conference title place.
"Today was one of those games, it was on the radio, we were in Sturgeon Bay. In the last two years in the Packerland Conference, every single time we've played Sturgeon Bay, it's been a really nip-and-tuck game, back-and-forth," Peshtigo coach Neal Henrigillis said.
The last two times the teams met, Peshtigo got close wins, but they weren't as lucky this time.
Peshtigo scored one in the second when Jake Gordon singled to lead off the inning and came around to score.
Sturgeon Bay also scored in the first to keep things knotted up, scoring again in the third to take a lead.
In the fifth, Peshtigo scored two, with Brandon Eick homering on a 2-0 count to score Nick Nielson, who had doubled. Sturgeon Bay would keep things tied with a run in the inning.
"All year, we've been saying "when you get the count 2-0, I want you to take a good swing,' and I tell you what, he put a good swing on it," Henrigillis said. "He hit a home run to right-center field and definitely got the team fired up."
It didn't wake up the team's clutch bats, however, as Peshtigo wouldn't get anyone around to score in the last four innings, though the Bulldogs would put runners in scoring position in the sixth, seventh and ninth innings.
In the ninth, Ryan Jacobson walked and Jake Schneider singled him home to make Peshtigo wait on its conference title and keep Sturgeon Bay's hopes alive.
"I give them credit. They had runners on base in the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth innings, so they put the pressure on us, and they just won today, so give them credit for pulling out a victory," Henrigillis said.
Darren Dionne took the loss, pitching four innings and allowing one run on two hits and five walks. Nick Nielson threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
Henrigillis was happy with his pitching.
"Our defense kind of let them down on a couple cases, but we worked our way through it," Henrigillis said. "We still only gave up four runs. Typically, in a high school game, if we only give up four runs, that's enough to win a game."
Bulldogs Fall to Mustangs in Non-Conference Play
Peshtigo lost a non-conference battle with Little Chute on Saturday, with the Mustangs scoring eight runs to outscore the Bulldogs in terrible conditions.
Little Chute scored three runs in the first inning, jumping on freshman Will Boettcher early on a windy day of mid-30s wind chills.
"This is the epitome of what our season has been weather-wise, so our guys were kind of used to it. We had guys out there playing in short sleeves, which is interesting to me," Peshtigo coach Neal Henrigillis said. "It was a good opportunity for a lot of our players. We got a lot of our seniors who don't play a whole lot, they got into the game."
Nolan Lemke, Jake Gordon and Jared Potkay would contribute to the Bulldog response, scoring one of three runs to tie things up in the second.
Peshtigo scored three in the fourth as well, with Zack Wallin, Potkay and Jared Madsen each scoring runs. In the final three innings, Peshtigo would put just one runner on base, allowing Little Chute to get the win after five runs in the third.
Henrigillis recognized Potkay and Madsen for their contributions in the game, as the seniors stepped up in one of their final games as seniors despite somewhat limited playing time.
"Those are two seniors who have four years in the program. They don't get to play a lot, but I'll tell you what, they had two of the best games we had today," Henrigillis said. "They both had a couple hits, they both put the ball in play and they both made really good plays in the outfield, so I was really glad about the way they've handled the whole season in general and the way they played today."
Boettcher took the loss with seven earned runs on three hits, six walks and three strikeouts. He was called up from JV to pitch the game and had "freshman moments," but he battled, Henrigillis said. Jake Gordon came in and finished the game strong, pitching four innings.
Crivitz Posts Solid Win Going into Final Week; Burnside
The Crivitz Wolverines posted a nice non-confeecne win Thursday evening in Stephenson when they took down the hosting Eagles with a big swinging night ending the game 15-0.
The Crivitz sticks were on fire, no doubt, but it wasn't just the offense thats was cranking on all cyclinder. Wolverine pitcher Austin Burnside also was just as unstoppable as he struck out 11 Eagles on his way to a no-hitter evening.
Starting off that 15 point shutout rally was Dawson Andrist who slapped a deep hit double to begin the game. Burnside followed up with a walk while Jaden Werner made it a 1-0 game with his single too left that scored Andrist.
Jonah Behrend kept his season Rbi count up with a short hit to left to score Burnside. During the play an error allowed Behrendt to reach first.
It was a blue light special nearly all game long for Burnisde who turned the Stephenson field into a "K"-"Mart". He struck out two in the first inning while setting down the second inning in order with strike outs. The third was a replication of the second with another triple helping of "K" sandiwhiches being given to the Eagles.
Burnside ended the game with a three strikeout fifth inning. What was very interesting about Burnside performance is that the Eagles never sent more than three hitter to the plate in all five innings. Bing-Bang-Boom over.
The Wolverines on the other hand enjoyed successful innings throughout as the second deveopled into another pile of runs.
Eli Gruszynski started off the second frame with a double to right field. Andrist singled to bring him home. Burnside walked along with Werner who walked in the next at bat. With bases loaded Cougar Wagner got the RBI off his walk while Behrendt followed with a base off a fielders choice.
Ethan Pelkin slapped a shot to right field to bring in a runner while Chad Schroeder's single to right opened the plate up for two Wolverine visitors.
At the end of two the Wolverines were rolling 7-0.
After a silent third the Wolverine went back to work with a Behrendt double to deep right. Pelican chipped into the effort with a smart at bat that led to a base off an error. During that error Behrendt sllipped past the defense to tag the plate. Alec Grandaw got an RBI single to wrap up the innings scoring.
That fifth saw the great hitting continue and was highlighted by doubles from both Werner and Wagner with Werner getting an RBI off his.
Burnside's 11 "K" no hitter was a gem for the Wolverines as they took the resounding win.
Stephenson's Preston Kuntze took the loss allowing four hits, seven runs (seven earned), four walks and one strike out.
At the plate the Wolveriness' Behrendt was two of four with three runs and one RBI. Werner was two of four with two runs and two RBIs while Andrist went two of four with two runs and one RBI. Burnside was one of one with one run and two RBIs.
No Stephenson player was able to record anything at the plate during the game thanks to Burnsides fantastic day on the mound.
Niagara Goes Wild on Goodman/Pembine
The Niagara Badgers took on their normally co-op buddies the Godman-Pembine Patriots and slapped them with a 16-1 loss Thursday evening.
The Badgers bullpen was a triple threat during the game as three players took the helm in the five inning game with only two hits being produce on them along with the Badgers striking out eight sduring the game the Patriots had little in the way of offense.
After an almost first run first for the Badgers the Patritots faced a though challenge in Niagara pitcher Tristan DejArdin who fired three "k:"s over the first, setting down the inning in order.
Niagara got their bats going in the second when Anthony Hansen loosed up then defense with a walk to lead off. DeJardin made it on base thanks to an error that also led Hansen home. Elliot Peterson slapped a single while logan Carlson posted a a RBI single.
During inning three the Badgers saw Josh Weber and Dejardin cross home for the 6-0 lead.
Niagara continued the onslaught over the fourth and fifth innings getting another five runs in each of the closing innings.
At the plate the Badgers' Weber was two of three with three runs and Three RBIs. DeJardin went two of three with two runs and an RBI while Landen Kaldor was two of three with two runs and one RBI.
The Patriots' Landon Kalkofen went one of two at the plate with one run. Coleby Nelson was one of two with an RBI.
On the mound DeJardin took the win allowing no hits or runs in his three inning. he also struck out seven.
Nelson took the loss for the Patriots allowing seven hits, 11 runs (three earned) and four walks while striking out two.
Rangers Are Victorious Over Wabeno/Laona
Both Wausaukee and Wabeno/Laona had their offenses going on Friday, but the Rangers eventually prevailed 11-7.
Wausaukee got on the board in the first inning when Danny Gottbeheut drew a walk, scoring one run.
Wausaukee Rangers Varsity notched four runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to a triple by Andrew Schroeder, a sacrifice fly by Cole Caylor, and a double by Hayden Renikow.
Wabeno/Laona scored three runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for Wabeno/Laona came thanks to a single by Carson Kalata and an error on a ball put in play by Derek Moravec.
Kyle Struve led things off on the hill for the Rangers. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out four.
Jesse Pakulski was on the pitcher's mound for Wabeno/Laona. He lasted four innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs while striking out two. Seth Lempel and Bob Brauer entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
Wausaukee tallied 11 hits. Schroeder and Andy Schaal each had multiple hits for the Rangers. Schroeder went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Wausaukee in hits.
Moravec led Wabeno/Laona with two hits in four at bats.
Coleman in Non-Conference Contest
The Coleman Cougars were unable to get ahead of the fast paced Freedom Irish last Monday as they fell to the visiting Irish 7-2.
Coleman's two runs were not scored until the bottom of the sixth inning. By that point The irish had amassed seven runs. Four during the second inning, two during the fifth and a final run in the top of the sixth for that 7-2 lead.
Crivitz Sneaks Past Xavier
In a tough non-conference showdown the Cirivitz Wolverines traveled to Green Bay to take on Xavier, who they defeated by a narrow 7-6 margin.
Crivitz kicked the action off early in this one as lead off hitter Dawson Andrist walked to start things off. Austin Burnside walked next while Jaden Werner slugged the one RBI double. Jonah Behrendt reached first after a fielders choice while Chase Gosse hit a single to bring in Behrendt. Werner scored on an error.
That four run lead became a five run lead during the second inning. Jade Werner hit a triple and went home off a Cougar Wagner fly ball.
Xavier made it a one run game over the bottom half of the second inning. Isaac Gabler walked to start followed by Luke Dolsky on another walk. Dylan Schmidt loaded the bases with another walk. John Jansen hit a three RBI single to help push his guys closer to the lead. T. J. VanEperen ended the inning with an RBI single.
Ethan Pelkin gave his Wolverines a run over the third inning, hitting a single to reach base and going home off a Andrist fielders choice.
Xavier's Jansen scored one more run during the fourth while Connor Simon gave his team their final run of the night during the sixth.
The Wolverines broke the tie with a Burnside run off a Behrendt single during the sixth.
At the plate Crivitz's Werner was two of four with two runs and one RBI. Pelican was two of four with one run whileEli Gurszynski ended the evening two of two.
Xavier's Jansen was two of four with two runs and two RBIs. While VanEperan was two of two with two RBIs.
On the mound Werner secured the win for the Wolverined allowing four hits, five runs (five earned) and five walks while striking out 10.
Jansen took the loss for Xavier allowing six hits, six runs (six earned) and three walks while stinking out three.
Niagara Ditches Flivvers
The niagara Badgers took a close 3-2 win over the visiting Kingsford Flivvers last Thursday.
Niagara got started during the first inning with a walk from Landen Kaldro that led to score thanks to a single by Anthony Hansen.
Kingsford responded with two runs scored during the second, both of those went home off an error.
Ethan Sweig tied things up in the fourth inning thanks to a double by Tristan DeJardin that brought him home for the 2-2 tie.
The final inning saw the Badgers post the winning run, a Tristan DeJardin score off an error.
The evening winning pitcher was Niagara's Anthony Hansen who allowed one hit, no runs and three walks while striking out four. Landed Kaldro pitched three of the six inning giving up no hits, two runs and one walk.
Kingsford's Andrew Paupore posted the loss giving up five hits, two runs and no walks while striking out six.
Rangers Claim Blow Out Win Over Oconto
Wausaukee put up five runs in the sixth on its way to an 8-2 victory over Oconto on Tuesday. The big inning was thanks to singles by Kyle Struve and Andrew Schroeder, a walk by Justin Parr, a groundout by Andy Schaal, and an error on a ball put in play by Brenden Versaskas.
Oconto knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the third inning, when Bennett Frazer grounded into a double play, scoring one run.
Wausaukee pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. In the fourth Danny Gottbeheut singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The Rangers notched five runs in the sixth inning. Versaskas, Parr, Schaal, Struve, and Schroeder all drove in runs in the frame.
Cole Caylor got the start for Wausaukee. He lasted six innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out three.
Zach Sherman led things off on the pitcher's mound for Oconto. He surrendered five runs on four hits over five innings, striking out six. Andrew Ramage and Hayden Honish entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and one-third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Schroeder led the Rangers with three hits in three at bats. Wausaukee didn't commit a single error in the field. Versaskas had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.
Sean Durand went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Oconto in hits. Sherman led Oconto with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.
The Bulldogs had six hits in the game.
Marines Corral Mustangs in NEC Play
Marinette has put together some complete baseball games in recent weeks, and Thursday was another one, as Marinette beat Little Chute by a 5-3 score with its offense and pitching both in top form.
Marinette scored three runs in the first inning to give Trey Bretl a cushion to work with, and he took full advantage, allowing three runs (two earned), on three hits and two walks, striking out 11.
None of the three runs in the first inning were earned by Little Chute pitching, as errors bit the Mustangs.
Tyler Fayta reached on an error to start things off, Rylie Nelson doubled and scored and Trey Bretl singled and scored.
Marinette added one more run in the fourth, but Little Chute hung tight with three in the bottom half of the inning. In the sixth, the Marines added an insurance run for good measure and Asaia Polazzo shut the door with a scoreless inning.
At the plate, Rylie Nelson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Marines, Ryan Dura was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Polazzo went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Tyler Fayta added two hits and a run scored as well, as Marinette racked up 12 hits, drew two walks and took advantage of three Little Chute errors.
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