Delfosse Spins Birthday No-Hitter in Victory Over CrivitzIssue Date: May 3, 2018
Win Over Crivitz
It was a close game in Crivitz Monday night when they took on the visiting Wausaukee Rangers who took the win 1-0.
The 1-0 win was definitely a big move for the Rangers as they took down a cross town rival. But what was really amazing in this one was Matthew Delfosses's pitching. After seven innings the mound ace had given up no hits. By games end he had amassed 14 strikeouts while walking just one.
"Delfosse did a great job keeping our hitters off-balance," said Wolverine Head Coach Jeff Dorschner. "He really made an improvement from last year to this year on his control. But we need to do a better job at the plate with our mental preparation. Right now we are not hitting well in this last stretch of games. It's still early in the season, we'll get better in that area. "
The game was scoreless across six innings until in the seventh when Hayden Renikow walked and was brought in off an Andrew Schroeder single to center field.
"So far this year, we've been able to pitch it and play defense for the most part," said Dorschner. "Werner didn't have his best stuff but he kept us in the game and was able to get out of trouble a few times. Credit Wausaukee's hitters on fouling off a slew of pitches and getting his pitch count up. If we were able to get to their bullpen in that last inning it might have been a different outcome. But it's not too often you see a 1-0 game in high school baseball. It was a well played game defensively on both sides."
Taking the loss for the Wolverines was Alec Grandaw who gave up two hits, one earned run and two walks.
"This was a nice win for us," said Wausaukee Head Coach Jon Betts. "Matt did a masterful job and our defense did a great job making plays as well. It was a bit frustrating getting runners in scoring position and not getting them home in the first 6 innings, but Hayden Renikow drew a leadoff walk in the 7th, Kyle Struve laid down a nice bunt to move Hayden to 2nd, and then Andrew Schroeder came through with a clutch single to score the only run. It has been a tough spring, but our crew worked hard inside and we were mentally prepared when the time came to get on a field. We played our first 4 games without having any practice on the field and won all 4. I have a group of guys that love playing baseball. Oh, and by the way, It was Matt's 18th birthday as well."
At the plate for the Rangers Delfosse was two of two while Kyle Struve was one of two.
Niagara Brings the heat
The Niagara Badgers hosted the Gillett/Suring Tigers Monday night for a conference baseball contest that saw the Badgers come away with the 11-4 victory.
Niagara went on the board first with a Zach Prideaux double to left field. Prideuax went home for the first score off a Josh Weber single. After the base loaded up Ethan Sweig was struck by a pitch, bringing in Weber for the early 2-0 lead.
The Hornets posted a run over the third inning when Sean Kruger walked, stole second and third and was brought in by Tyler McDougal on a fly out.
They evened the score in the next innings at bats when Josh Reed walked, advanced on Duncan Breed walked, advanced again off a Krueger walk and went home off a McDougal walk.
But then the game opened up for the Badgers and the runs poured across the plate. During the fourth Prideaux reached first off an error and was followed by Weber with a double. then it was Anthony Hansen's turn. After stepping up to the plate Hansen keyed in on a pitch and blasted it for a two RBI double.
Gillett/Suring was able to produce on final runner the sixth when Ethan Hill singled then went home off a McDougal sacrifice fly to center field.
The Badgers wrapped things up in the sixth with runs scored by Prideaux, Weber, Hansen, Charlie Schaeffer and Sweig for the 11-3 win.
Ethan Hischke was saddled with the loss, striking out eight while allowing nine hits eight runs (five earned) and five walks.
Niagara's Weber piled up five strikeouts over four innings in his win in relief while allowing three hits, one earned run and five walks.
At the plate Niagara's Hansen was two of three with two runs and an RBI. Weber went three of five with three runs and two RBIs while Schaeffer was one of three with one run and one RBI.
Crivitz Gets Rolling
with Win Over
The Crivitz Wolverines Hosted the Southern Door Clippers last Friday and were awarded for their efforts with a nice little 5-2 "W" added to the season readout.
When it came to hits this game was sparse to say the least. Southern Door pitchers allowed six hits while the Wolverine battery gave up only two.
For the Wolverines those six hits all ended up making a difference, helping to push the Crivitz crew to that five point readout.
Winning pitcher for the game was Crivitz's Charlie Johnsen who amassed nine strikeouts over his four innings. He allowed one hit, one run (one earned). Cougar Wagner came in at relief getting the save allow one hit and one earned run.
Losing pitcher was Southern Door's Drew Price. Price took down five Wolverines with "K's" while allowing two hits five runs (one earned) and five walks.
At the plate the Wolverines Ethan Pelkin was one of two with a run while Vinnie Jopek was one of three with two runs.
Southern Door's Gavin Miller posted the best plate day with a two of two showing with one run to boot.
Coleman Wins Over
The Coleman Cougars took a 4-3 win over thew hosting Oconto Falls Panthers Saturday evening.
Zach Manning struck out five on his way to a mound win for the Cougars.
Errors Help Tigers
The Marinette Marines dropped a high-scoring 13-8 game against the Wrightstown Tigers on Thursday, April 26, with errors coming back to haunt the Marines.
The hosting Marines made seven errors in the game, allowing 10 of the 13 runs to score unearned. Matt Eldredge took the loss, pitching four innings and allowing eight runs, three of which were earned. He struck out five. Rylie Nelson went two thirds of an inning in relief, allowing five unearned runs and Ryan Dura pitched an inning and third, allowing two hits and no runs.
The bats were working for Marinette, but not enough to overcome their play in the field. Trey Bretl and Tyler Fayta each had two-hit games, scoring a run apiece. Fayta had two RBIs as well. Matt Eldredge did his best to help his own cause, going 1-3 at the plate with a double, while adding two runs and an RBI.
The Marines drew nine walks in the game and were active on the basepaths, stealing seven bases.
Wausaukee and Coleman had only five hits combined on Thursday, April 26, with Coleman blanking the Rangers 2-0.
The Cougars broke the 0-0 deadlock with a Cole Woulf run in the fourth inning. He singled with one out in the fourth, stole second and third and scored on a Hunter Woulf single.
Austin Marquardt scored the Cougars' second run in the sixth inning, when he reached base on a single and the Rangers made two errors to allow him to score.
The Cougars also walked only once, but they benefitted from four Wausaukee errors, which opened the door for the Cougars' insurance run in the sixth.
Marquardt pitched all seven innings for the Cougars, allowing just two hits and one walk, while striking out a whopping 13 Rangers.
He was able to get ahead in the count, throwing 19 first pitch strikes in 25 batters faced and throwing only 22 balls of the 95 pitches he threw.
Matthew Delfosse didn't have a bad game for the Rangers, pitching seven innings and allowing one earned run, with nine strikeouts to boot. He allowed only three hits and one walk.
Kyle Struve and Cole Caylor had the Rangers' only hits.
Wausaukee in Non
Peshtigo and Wausaukee engaged in a very high-scoring affair on Friday, April 27, meeting for the first time as non-conference foes.
The Bulldogs beat the Rangers 22-13, with neither team getting much going on the defensive side.
The Bulldogs piled on the runs early, with the first eight hitters of the game scoring. The Bulldogs led 10-3 after two. In the sixth, both teams scored six runs, and four more in the seventh sealed the deal for the Bulldogs.
Riley Reif and Nick Nielson powered the Bulldogs' offense, though almost everyone was in on the action. Reif had a home run, a double and 5 RBIs, while Nielson tallied three hits, two of which went for extra bases.
Lead to Truckers Win
A late seventh-inning rally came up just short for the Marinette Marines on Monday, April 30, as the Clintonville Truckers escaped with a 10-9 win.
Marinette took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Clintonville countered with a seven-run second inning to take a 7-2 lead. Marinette would pull within one with three in the bottom of the second and one in the third.
Clintonville added three runs to their lead, and no one would score in either the fifth or sixth inning, setting up the Marines for a tall task in the seventh. They scored three runs, but needed four.
Errors again came back to haunt the Marines. They've had some struggles in the field this season, and Monday was more of the same, with seven errors in the game.
Matt Eldredge pitched four innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits and one walk. Matt Bielawaki pitched three innings, with five hits and three walks allowed, but the team struggled in the field during his time on the mound, as eight of his nine runs allowed were unearned.
Carter Bourgeois went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and an RBI for the Marines. Adam Wahl had two hits and two RBIs, including a double. Wil LaLonde went 1-2 with three runs scored as well.
Peshtigo Falls Twice
The Peshtigo Bulldogs struggled to keep the Escanaba Eskymos off the scoreboard in a double header on Friday, April 28, allowing 29 runs on the day and losing both games.
The Eskymos took the first game 12-10. The Bulldogs were able to put a lot of runs on the board, but it wasn't enough.
They started with four runs in the third, with Trevor Bloch, Riley Reif, Nick Nielson and Darren Dionne coming around to score. Nielson, Bloch, Dionne and Travis Plym would each score two runs apiece, with Brody Heroux scoring in the seventh, when the Bulldogs almost made a late comeback.
Peshtigo loaded the bases, with the winning run on first base, but a fly ball to center ended the game in a 12-10 Eskymos win.
Brock Bero pitched for the Bulldogs, allowing 11 runs (seven earned) in five innings. The Eskymos got 14 hits off Bero, who was relieved by Jake Gordon, who allowed an unearned run in his one inning of work.
The second game did not go the distance, with the Bulldogs dropping the game 17-2.
Riley Rief and Nick Nielson each came around to score in the third, but those were the only runs the Bulldogs were able to muster.
Mitchell Ahrens started the game, lasting two and two thirds and allowing eight runs (seven earned). He walked eight batters and allowed five hits.
Gordon again came in in relief, but he didn't get much defensive support. In just a third of an inning, he allowed nine runs, but only two were earned.
Peshtigo and Algoma faced off on Monday, April 30, with the Bulldogs pulling away for an 8-3 victory.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the second, as Brandon Eick walked and came around to score on a Darren Dionne single.
They got two more runs in the third. Riley Reif walked and came around to score on a Nick Nielson single. Nielson came around to score as well, giving the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead.
Both teams scored two runs in the fifth. Reif and Nielson both scored again, and they would both score again in the seventh inning. Each scored three runs. In addition, Nielson had two hits and three RBIs. "Nick has been swinging a good bat," Bulldogs coach Neal Henrigills said. "When he stays within himself, he can be one of the better hitters in the conference."
Brody Heroux pitched all seven innings, with two of the three runs earned. He allowed just three hits and two walks.
"Brody did a great job throwing strikes," Henrigillis said. "It was a cold day and our team stayed active and played well today."
to Beat Clippers
Peshtigo walked off in the seventh inning to beat Sturgeon Bay 5-4, in the Bulldogs' first ever Packerland Conference game.
After falling behind 4-0, the Bulldogs rallied back with three runs in the fifth and two in the seventh. All five of their runs came with two outs.
In the seventh, Nick Nielson walked with two outs and came around to score on a Brandon Eick single to get the rally started.
"It's our first game at home and a beautiful day and I think the boys were a little bit anxious," Bulldogs coach Neal Henrigillis said. "It's better late than never, right?"
Mitchell Ahrens had the winning single to right field, which scored Eick, who also had two hits on the day.
"Those are two of the guys that are going to dictate where our season goes," Henrigillis said of Eick and Ahrens. "Brandon was kind of one of our stars on JV last year and he's progressed leaps and bounds. From the beginning of his sophomore year to his junior year now, he's put great at bats on. Mitchell's one of those kids who puts it in play. He's a battler."
Nick Nielson had two RBIs and a double for the Bulldogs. Darren Dionne didn't start the game, but he got the win after going four innings and allowing just one earned run. He struck out seven batters.
"You've got to give credit to Sturgeon Bay. They've got some tough pitching," Henrigillis said. "They stifled us the first couple innings, but we've been preaching "put the ball in play' and eventually that happened."
He added that "It was good to see the boys stick with it," saying, "I'm really proud the way our guys stuck with it. It easily could have been a game where in the fifth inning we could have rolled over, but pitching stuck it out, defense picked it up and our hitters just kept plugging along."
to Beat Blue Devils
The Peshtigo Bulldogs trailed 4-3 going into the seventh inning, but they stormed back to win 9-4 with a six-run seventh inning.
Trevor Bloch started the seventh inning with a single and came around to score his third run of the day. The Bulldogs then had Nick Nielson, Brandon Eick and Mitchell Ahrens all walk and Jake Gordon get hit with a pitch. Travis Plym reached on an error and came around to score the team's last insurance run.
Nielson started the game and went the distance. He allowed four runs to cross the plate, two of which were earned. He struck out three batters and allowed just five hits and two walks.
One of the earned runs was a home run from Hayden Honish in the third. Carson Moe singled and scored in the fourth and sixth. Bennett Frazer walked, stole a base and scored in the sixth as well.
The Coleman Cougars hosted the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavalier Monday night for a quick five inning match that saw the Cougars victorious 17-1.
For STAA Jack Farley came away with two hits.
Coleman's Mason Risner amassed two RBIs.
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