Baseball Returns to M&O Diamonds
Crivitz Ends Game
Early Over STAA
The Crivitz Wolverines played host the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers tuesday night. The game which was originally scheduled to be played in Marinette was moved to Crivitz. Though the Cavs started strong, keeping pace over two innings, the Wolverine bats sparked alive to end the game early due to the 10 run rule 11-1.
After one inning of scoreless play the Cavs posted the first run of the night as Levi Potter crushed a double. He was brought home by Bryce Hosting who hit a single to right field.
Crivitz took the lead during the third inning. Jaden Werner hit a double to get things rolling and was followed by Jakob Voss who walked. Kershaw Stumbris was hit by a pitch to load the bases. STAA mound man Jack Farley recovered with a strikeout to bring the Wolverines to two outs. But a Vinnie Jopek single would give the Wolverines a one run lead 2-1. After the lead change Farley struck out another potential hitter to end the rally.
"We were finally able to push a few runs across," said Crivitz Head Coach Jeff Dorschner. "It wasn't pretty early on. Farley did a great job."
The fourth saw the Wolverines pile on multiple runs. Aaron Tormey singled, Werner walked and Voss reached on an error to load the bases again. This time Stumbris wasn't hit by a pitch, he clobbered one, sending it out to left field,. The hit was good enough to clear the bases and leave Stumbris on second base. In the next at bat Stumbris crossed the plate thanks to a Tommy Sawinski single to the center left gap for the 6-1 lead.
In their next at bat the Wolverines continued to pour it on. Dawson Andrist was hit by a pitch and scored in the next at bat off a passed ball. That at bat saw Tormey reached on a double. Tormey scored off a wild pitch.
With bases loaded Sawinski wrapped things up for the Wolverines, slugging a base clearing double.
"It's still early in the season, we don't have too much to get worried about here," said Dorschner. "As long as we can pitch well and play good defense we will be ok. It's still a work in progress here but, we have a slew a games coming up here against some quality opponents so we will definitely have our work cut out for us."
Werner took the mound win striking out eight while allowing one earned run off of five hits.
Farley was saddled with the loss. He gave up five hits, six runs (two earned) and walked five while striking out seven.
At the plate Sawinski was two of three with four RBIs. Stumbris was two of three with three RBIs and two runs while Jopek was one of two with two RBIs.
Bryce Hosking led the way for the Cavs with a one of two plate wshowing with one RBI.
"With all the freshmen we have I don't think anything looked bad tonight," said STAA Head Coach Ric Powers. "They all played a pretty good game for not being on a diamond for a few years. We will straighten out some of the errors we committed and will have to pick up on some of our pitching, being that we have only one ace."
Second Inning Costly
An M&O Conference season opening contest was played Tuesday evening as the Peshtigo Bulldogs hosted the Niagara Badgers. The Badgers took advantage of a youthful Bulldog pitching staff with patience and timely hitting. A nine-run second inning spelled doom for Peshtigo and victory for Niagara as the Badgers took the win 11-0 in five innings.
A 0-0 game heading into the second inning was broken wide open when Niagara put up nine runs on six walks and two hits. In total, 13 batters came to the plate for the Badgers. Landon Kaldor and Jacob Bousley earned the two hits in the inning with Kaldor knocking in one run and Bousley hitting in two.
Niagara added an insurance run in each of the third and fourth innings. In the third, Ethan Blagec reached on a fielder's choice and scored on Anthony Hansen's single. Charlie Schaeffer was walked in the fourth inning and reached home on Bousley's base hit. The runs put the game at 11-0, which went on to be the final, in five innings.
Darren Dionne took the loss for Peshtigo with one and a third innings pitched, giving up six runs, two earned, on two hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Niagara's Hansen went three innings, gave up just one hit, one walk and five strikeouts while earning his first win of the season.
Landon Kaldor went 3-for-3 for Niagara and an RBI, Jacob Bousley went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Anthony Hanson recorded a 1-for-3 evening. Peshtigo's Josh Biegler went 1-for-1 in the game and Cam Noffke and Cole Tackmier each went 1-for-2.
Wausaukee in Five
The Coleman Cougars traveled up highway 141 Tuesday to take on the Wausaukee Rangers. Coleman continued their hot start to the 2017 campaign by earning their first conference win of the season, 13-3 over Wausaukee.
Matt Osterberg's base hit for the Cougars led to their first run as he was plated on a double off the bat of Gunnar Patz in the first inning. In the second inning, Austin Marquardt singled, Zack Manning walked, and Austin Tachick singled to load the bases. Osterberg scored Marquardt on a sac-fly, and Jake Steeno's base hit scored Manning and Tachick, pushing the lead to 4-0.
A five-run third inning for the Cougars extended the lead to 9-0. Five consecutive hits from Cole Woulf, Jordan Blanchard, Donovan Salewski, Marquardt and Manning turned into five runs for Coleman.
The Cougars added four more runs in the fourth inning on two hits and four walks to put the game at 13-0. Wausaukee's rebuttal came in the bottom half of the fourth as they put up three runs. Andrew Schroeder reached on a passed ball strikeout, Matthew Delfosse hit a single and Aiden Shaw walked. All three runners came around to score, making the score 13-3. The Cougars shut the game down in the fifth, and enforced the run rule, 13-3 in five innings.
Austin Marquardt took the win for Coleman with three innings pitched, allowing just one hit while striking out three batters. Wausaukee's Cody Renikow suffered the loss, as he threw two and a third innings, giving up nine earned runs on 12 hits and a walk.
Marquardt, Salewski, Blanchard, Steeno and Osterberg each recorded two hits for the Cougars. Osterberg and Steeno each led the team in RBIs with three.
For the Rangers, Cole Caylor, Matt Delfosse and Andrew Schroeder each recorded one hit.
North Fond du Lac
The Wausaukee Rangers had little trouble securing a 6-0 win over the visiting North Fond du Lac guys Friday night.
Wausaukee's Matthew Delfosse had a excellent day on the mound for the Rangers, getting 12 strikeouts on the night. He closed North Fond du Lac's first inning with three consecutive strikeouts.
The Rangers posted two runs during the first inning. Cody Renikow reached on a walk and Kyle Struve brought him home off a double. Delfosse also hit a double in the next at bat, scoring Struve in the process.
Delfosse continued to retire North Fond du Lac hitters during the second inning, this time setting down their number four, five and six hitters.
For the Rangers plate visit during the second Cole Caylor reached on single before going home on a wild pitch for the 3-0 lead.
After a short lull in the scoring Wausaukee jumped right back into the mix as Andrew Schroeder made it on with a single and later scored off a stolen base. During the final inning Hayden Renikow, who was on base pinch running, stole two bases on his way around the diamond while Renikow joined him on the baseline after getting walked. Schroeder finished the evening's scoring with a 2 RBI double to give the Rangers the 6-0 lead.
Taking the mound as closer, Schroeder helped to end the game in style, striking out three to lock up the win.
Delfosse bagged the mound win. Over six innings he set down 12 hitters with strikeouts, allowed two walks and three hits and gave up no earned runs.
North Fond du Lac's Cade Wolf took the loss, giving up three walks, nine hits, six runs (6 earned) while striking out five.
At the plate Delfosse recored a three for three showing with one RBI. Schroeder was two of four with one run and two RBIs. Struve went two of four with one run and one RBI while Renikow was one of two with two runs and one RBI.
Matt Klein seemed to be the only North Fond du Lac hitter to have any success as he was two of three at the plate.
Crandon in Five
The Coleman Cougars are back to their winning ways as they took the early-season home victory over the visiting Crandon Cardinals, 15-1 in five innings. Their high-powered offense wasted no time as they put up nine runs in the first inning before adding three in the second and three more in the fourth.
Two hits each from Jordan Blanchard, Jake Steeno and Gunnar Patz helped lead the way for the Cougars. Steeno recorded three RBIs in the contest and Patz pitched in with two. Crandon's lone run came in the top half of the fifth and final inning.
Crivitz Scores Early,
Overcomes One Run
Deficit to Bag First Win
of the Season
The Crivitz Wolverines took the initiate Monday night over the visiting Stephenson Eagles, but found themselves behind after one tough inning. That deficit was quickly erased with some good late game hitting that propelled the Wolverines to a 7-3 victory.
The Wolverines started their day with Brandon Larue on the mound. With some good defense behind him Larue helped to end the inning in three, striking out the third hitter to step to the plate.
The Wolverines looked like they might have been able to muster a first inning run as Jaden Werner, Jakob Voss and Vinnie Jopek loaded up the bases. But it was not to be as Bryce Thor set down the final two hitter on strikeout.
After giving up a base off a hit and another off a walk, Larue recovered by striking out three consecutive hitters to end the inning.
The bottom of the second was Crivitz's chance to post the first points of the game. William Faulkner reached off a walk, followed by Aaron Tormey on a single. Werner loaded the bases on a single before Voss recorded an RBI off a walk. Kershaw Stumbris followed suit with another RBI off a walk to give the Wolverines the early 2-0 lead.
The Eagles answered in the top of the third with three runs. Zach Cook reached on an error followed by Alex Hanson on another error. A third error load the bases for the Eagles. Ethan Brown clubbed in an RBI off a single while Jacob Thoney, in as pinch runner, scored off the error that put Jesus Becerra on base. Ashton Burston made it a 3-2 game thanks to his RBI single that brought home Brown.
A good inning for the Eagles, no doubt, but it would be the only opening the Wolverines would give the visiting Eagles.
After a quick bottom of the inning for the Wolverines the Crivitz defines stepped up and shut down the Eagle hitters.
Returning to the plate during the fourth inning, Tormey singled to set the tone. He was cut off in the next at bat which saw Werner reach first. Stumbles walked before Jopek walked to scored a runner. Larue posted a sacrifice RBI to make it 4-3.
For the rest of the game it was all defense for the Wolverines who let no one record a hit.
During the bottom of the fifth Dawson Andrist reached off a walk while Jaden Werner made it on with a single to left field. With a wild pitch let loose, Andrist took his opening scoring for the Wolverines.
The bottom of the sixth saw Sam Ferguson score off a wild pitch and Tormey slug in an sacrifice fly for an RBI and the 7-3 verdict.
Laura recorded the win for the Wolverines with eight strikeouts. He allowed four hits, three runs (0 earned) and two walks. Voss who pitched the final two innings got three strikeouts.
Alex Hanson took the loss for the Eagles allowing two hits, five runs (five earned) and nine walks. He struck out four on the night.
At the plate the Wolverines' Tormey was two of three with one run and one RBI. Werner was two of five with a run while Jopek recored a one of three showing with one RBI.
Stephenson's Brown led the way at the plate with two hits in his four at bats while scoring one run and recorded one RBI.
NEC Play with Win
In their North Eastern Conference opener Tuesday, the Marinette Marines hosted the Oconto Falls Panthers. Two runs in the second inning, along with one in each of the first, fifth and sixth innings helped the Marines to a 5-1 victory.
Marinette's Trey Bretl pitched five innings, allowing five hits and five walks, and also fanning 10 batters. Mason Sefcik took the loss for the Panthers. In his four innings of work, Sefcik gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits and seven strikeouts.
Jacob Perkins led the Marines with a 2-for-3 day including two singles. James Jagielski, Matt Eldredge, Kyler Kruse and Hunter Jardeen each added a hit for Marinette. Oconto Falls' Kamden Bloom paced the Panthers with a 2-for-3 afternoon.
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