Cougars Claim Extra Inning Victory Over Niagara 8-7Issue Date: April 18, 2019
After a 10-inning, 15-run game Tuesday, the Coleman and Niagara coaches had differing opinions on the game.
The Coleman Cougars won the game in 10 innings when three walks came back to bite the Badgers, but coach Kent Casper wasn't too pleased with the sloppy win.
"Not good. Like I said to the boys, in all phases of the game, there was not one good thing," Casper said. "There was not one good thing from fielding to pitching to hitting, everything, there was not one good thing today."
Casper said he kind of expected that after extended time off the field due to weather.
It was Niagara's first game of the season and just the Badgers' second time outside, coach Dean Neveau said.
"Great game, especially for spectators to watch, heartbreaker to lose though, but a lot of early mistakes," he said of the extra-innings loss. One positive to the extended game was more work out on the field.
"Two good teams, but neither team has really been outside in the last week," Neveau said. "It's been hard. A long game like this is great because the kids actually got to play baseball for 10 innings."
After trailing 4-1 after three, Niagara scored a run in the fourth and two in the fifth to tie the game at four apiece. The teams remained scoreless until the eighth, when Niagara exploded for three runs from Dawson Lincoln, Elliot Peterson and Landen Kaldor.
Coleman matched it, however. After a leadoff groundout to the pitcher, the Cougars made their comeback.
Tyler Blanchard, Trevor Risner and Mason Risner each got on base and came around to score to knot the game up, setting up the game winner in the 10th when Blanchard drew a bases loaded walk to score Hunter Woulf.
Casper was happy with how his team didn't hang their heads due to early mistakes, instead coming back to tie the game in the eighth.
"We hung in there, but lots of work to be done," he said.
Mason Risner had two hits for Coleman and Seth Seefeldt walked three times.
For Niagara, Josh Weber had three hits
Marines Use Hot Bats
to Take Down Tigers
After a tough 2-1 loss to Fox Valley Lutheran on Monday, Marinette bounced right back with a 9-1 win over Wrightstown on Tuesday.
Bailey Thielen started at pitcher for Marinette, striking out nine while allowing one unearned run on five hits and two walks.
"Bailey Thielen was outstanding," Marinette coach Josh Lacy said. "After a little hiccup in the first, she was in the strike zone and getting ahead in the count the entire day."
She was helped along by a Marinette offense that scored nine runs just a day after striking out 15 times collectively.
Maya Carviou and Matti Renikow went 2-for-3, with Renikow doubling and scoring three runs. Both swiped a base each. Jordan Boettcher went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Lexi Kacalo went 3-for-4 with a double, run and RBI.
"The girls bounced back and took care of business," Lacy said.
Rangers Get Ealry
with Win Over Crivitz
The Wausaukee Ranger baseball team was ready to go after being cooped up inside due to heavy snowfalls. But Tuesday the field was ready and so were the Wausaukee boys, who were victorious 6-1.
The Rangers' Hayden Renikow walked to get on base first and was quickly brought home when he fled for home plate on a wild pitch.
The 1-0 lead stood till the top of the third where Andrew Schroeder raised the lead to two after going home on an overthrow.
The Wolverines scored their only run of the night in the bottom of the third when Austin Burnside was brought in by Jaden Werner on a sacrifice fly.
The fifth inning proved to be a back breaker for the Wolverines who saw the Rangers plug out three more runs. Kyle Struve, Schroder and Cole Caylor all crossed home during that inning for the 5-1 lead.
Wausaukee's final run was tallied during the seventh when Schroeder went home on a wild pitch.
At the plate Schroeder was one of three with three runs and an RBI
In a battle of the co-op team the Gillett/Suring Hornets bagged a 15-3 victory over the Lena/STAA Cavaliers.
At the plate Gillett wass led by Genosic with a two of three showing with three runs.
Marinette Drops a
Marinette dropped a pair of games against Wrightstown on Tuesday, 6-3 and 14-4.
In game one, it was a five-run third inning that haunted Marinette, with the Tigers doing damage in the inning and tacking one on in the fourth for good measure.
The Marines led 1-0 on a Breaden McMahon double that brought home Rylie Nelson, but it wouldn't last. A comeback came up short late on, with the deficit cut to three but no closer.
In the second game, a five-run third inning hurt Marinette once again, as Marinette trailed 8-2 after the third inning.
Trey Bretl took the loss in game one, though errors didn't help his cause. Just three of the six runs he allowed were earned. He walked two and allowed five hits.
Nate Stewart and Tyler Fayta each had two-hit performances for Marinette.
Peshtigo Pulls Away
from Gibraltar Late
for 7-1 Win
In the team's only game in the span of two weeks, Peshtigo came out and handled Gibraltar Tuesday, 7-1.
Peshtigo, facing a pitcher in Trevor Reinhart that Bulldogs coach Neal Henrigillis called one of the best in the Packerland Conference, looked a bit timid in the first half, with two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning.
In the second inning, Peshtigo got going. Brody Heroux reached on an error, Jake Gordon singled him home and Nolan Lemke reached and scored to make it 3-0. Nick Nielson would single and score in the third and Peshtigo never looked back, sealing the deal with three more runs in the sixth, starting off with a Brandon Eick double and run. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run and stolen base.
"He's been on it," Henrigillis said. "He was first-team all-conference last year and he's come in and he's rolled it right into the season and he's started really well for us."
On the mound, it was a team effort for Peshtigo, which used four pitchers to get through the game. Nolan Lemke started and went 2 1/3 innings. He struck out five and didn't allow a run on a hit and three walks.
His brother, Landon Lemke, finished the game with a scoreless inning, Nielson got the win with 2 of scoreless, one-hit ball on the mound, striking out six, and Darren Dionne threw an inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk.
With this being Peshtigo's only game of the week, it was important to keep a handful of arms sharp for the rest of the season with some game action.
"I just wanted to see guys throw. I wanted to see all our guys throw. I told all of them early in the game that none of them would go over maybe 50, 60 pitches and that's exactly what happened," Henrigillis said. "I was happy to see our top three guys and then Landon's obviously a freshman, he's a young kid, but we wanted to see what he can do in a varsity game and he's done a good job. He came in, threw strikes and finished it out for us."
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