Bulldogs/Nielson Clip Undefeated Clippers 1-0Issue Date: April 25, 2019
With pitch counts in place, getting through a full seven-inning game under 100 pitches is tough, but Nick Nielson did just that for Peshtigo, making quick work of previously undefeated Sturgeon Bay on Monday in a 1-0 win.
Nielson allowed just two hits and walked two hitters in seven innings, striking out four.
"He threw a lot of strikes," Peshtigo coach Neal Henrigillis said. "The wind was blowing in today, so we let the defense play, he threw strikes, he kept us in the game the whole time and that's kind of who Nick is. Nick's a competitor. He wants the ball and he wants to go at the top teams."
Sturgeon Bay was undefeated in conference play coming into Monday. Now, both teams have one loss going into the second round of Packerland play.
With the wind blowing in, small ball was the name of the game for Peshtigo. Scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, Nielson and Brandon Eick both reached without a ball leaving the infield. With runners on second and third, Brody Heroux lifted a fly ball just far enough in right field to score Nielson from third.
In the first inning, Heroux struck out with runners on second and third and two outs, but he did what he needed to do to get the run across in crunch time.
"I was really glad to see Brody make the adjustment, because earlier in the game, he had struck out with runners on," Henrigillis said. "Late in the game, he made the adjustment and just said "I'm going to put the ball in play.'"
Crivitz with one Run
The Peshtigo Bulldogs had a non-conference game with old conferecen rival Crivitz and were able to establish the fact that they still hold dominance with the close 7-6 win.
"I always tell the guys there are good losses and bad wins, It was a bad win today," said Peshtigo coach Neal Henrigillis. "That being said we stuck in and played hard. Landen Lemke threw a lot of strikes even though we didn't give home much backup. He isn't afraid of the moment. Especially when it came to Jaden Werner who is an excellent hitter. I was really roped of the two out he forced on him."
Crivitz had a huge first inning as Jaden Werner slugged a two run homer to set the tone. Cougar Wagner made it a 3-0 lead over the first with his baulk score.
"We have some young guys out here," said Dorschner. "Which unfortunately means were have some growing pains to work through, kind of what ya get with young guys, We get out flashes of brilliance and then some not so good flashes."
Peshtigo also showed off their early start capabilities as they fired in four runs over the bottom of the first to take the lead.
Leading off that inning for the Bulldogs was Travis Plym who walked. Nick Nielsen followed with a single while Brandon Eick reached off an error. Brody Heroux singled in two runs to give the Bulldogs the first inning 4-3 lead.
"We had some good at bats today," said Henrigillis. "the defense just wasn't what it needed to be today. It was slightly disappointing to see that since we preach to these guys control what you can control and defense is where that control needs to be. We made too many mistakes and mental errors. I feel the guys you have two hours to come here and stay focused and sharp and today for some reason we just didn't have the mental sharpness I want from our guys."
Crivitz retook the lead over the third off of three runs from their hitters. Chase Gosse reached first with a fielders choice base while Jonah Behrendt walked. Ethan Plekin doubled to bring in Gosse while Alec Grandaw sent a shot to deep left to bring in Behrendt. Pelkin an made it 6-4 with a score off an error.
Peshtigo posted a two run fourth inning thanks to runs from Mitch Peters and Zach Wallin. The final run of the game came in the seventh when Peshtigo's Nielsen reached base on an error and was brough in by Jake Gordon on a single.
"We don't have to go back to the drawing board necessarily, said Dorschner. "But i think getting a solid week of practices in will really make a difference. We have some guys who are having some issues adjusting to the grind of the variety schedule, three four games a weak leave guys with sore arms we just have to figure out to get through the mental grind."
The winning pitcher was Peshtigo's Heroux who allowed one hit and three strikeouts.
"Our pitching strategy worked perfectly today though," said Henrigilli. "Brody and Darren did an awesome job. I told them they have 29 pitches to play with, thats out new pitch rule. Darren did his job and Brody looked fantastic today. We had some fun in the dugout with them pitch counting and yelling out what number they were at."
Grandaw took the loss for the Wolverines allowing one hit, one run and one walk. Wagner started the game for the Wolverines allowing three hits, six runs (two earned) and two walks while striking out six over his five and a third innings.
"Wagner has shown some great consistency for us so far," said Droschner. "His strike to ball ratio is really good, I think its plus 30, had it not be for that first inning he probably would have finished the game for us. We can't have five errors behind a guy and expect him to beat a team like Peshtigo. He did very well though and is a major part of our team this year."
At the plate Werner led the Wolverines with one of our with one run and two RBIs while Chad Schroeder was one of three with one run and one RBI.
Peshtigo's Heroux was one of three with one run and two RBIs while Nielsen finished the evening one of three with two runs and an RBI.
"I have said this before, but put the ball in play," said Henrigillis. "Brody has been one of our honest hitters but we bunted him and I told Jake that we get a runner on you better put it in play, and he did his job perfectly, Jake works hard and its good to see him build some momentum, when he gets hot he can really carry a team."
The Wausaukee Rangers defeated Gillett/Suring 11-0 on Thursday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
In the first inning, the Rangers got their offense started when Andrew Schroeder singled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run.
Wausaukee tallied four runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower by the Rangers was led by Danny Gottbeheut, Struve, Hayden Renikow, and Justin Parr, all driving in runs in the frame.
A single by Grover in the fifth inning was a positive for Gillett/Suring.
Cole Caylor was the winning pitcher for Wausaukee. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out eight and walking one. Struve threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Reed took the loss for Gillett/Suring. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits and striking out three.
Wausaukee racked up 12 hits in the game. Renikow, Brenden Versaskas, and Schroeder each collected multiple hits for the Rangers. Renikow went 4- for-4 at the plate to lead Wausaukee in hits. Wausaukee was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Renikow had the most chances in the field with ten.
Grover led Gillett/Suring with one hit in two at bats.
Cougars Good Side
The Crivitz Wolverines may have had troubles with the Coleman Cougar baseball team over the past few years, but Thursday night the Wolverines showed that the trend most have gotten used to in the area may be coming to an end as they defeated the Cougars 3-1.
The bitterly cold game saw the two squads battle it out with frozen sticks that seemed shy of the hit. Crivitz was the first on the board in the third posting three runs before their third out.
Eli Gruszynski led that inning off for the Wolverines and produced a walk. Jade Werener swatted a single while Kougar Wagner hit a single that produced an error for the Coleman boys and two runs for the Wolverines.
In the next inning Coleman found a single run off the at bat off Mason Risner who patiently watched his fourth ball for a base. Eisner got his opening at the plate when Seth Seefeldt hit a double to center field.
On the mound the Wolverines saw Kougar Wagner bag the win. He allowed just three hits and one earned run over his seven innings. He also walked three while striking out five.
The loss was taken home by Risner who allowed two hits and three runs (one earned) over his four innings. He gave up four walks while striking out four.
At the plate Wagner led the Wolverines with a two of three showing with one RBI to boot. Werner was one of two for one run.
Coleman's three hits were wrangled by Branden Engels, Seth Seefeldt and Tyler Blanchard with Seefeldt getting the Cougars only RBI of the night.
Crivitz Splits DH
With Northland Pines
The Crivitz Wolverines split two games with the Northland Pines boys, losing game one 17-8 before coming back to win game two 9-2.
During that first game the Wolverines saw the Northland Pines boys plug out four first inning runs.
They on the other hand were able to post two over the bottom of the inning. Those two were scored by Dawson Andrist and Austin Burnside.
Pines added two more over the second inning and five over the third for the 11-2 lead. The third inning saw the Wolverines get three more. Jonah Behrendt got a two run double during the inning.
The Wolverines narrowed the lead with a single run during the fourth. Andrist was brough home by Jaden Werner for that score giving the Wolverines a big hole to climb out of 11-5.
Pines kept the runs consistently crossing the plate while the Wolverines managed two final runs over the sixth.
Pines' Lars Evanson took the win allowing seven hits, six earned runs and three walks while striking tout seven. Andrist took the loss for Crivitz allowing 10 hits, 11 runs (two earned) and three walks while striking out two.
At the plate Wolverine Behrendt was three of four with two RBIs while Chase Gosse was three of four with one run and four RBIs.
During game tow the Wolverines were able to tuner the tables on the Northland Pines boys, securing a 9-2 win.
Jaden Werner got things rolling in the first for Crivitz as he hit a double and went home off an error. Kougar Wagner walked to reach and was scored on a passed ball.
The third saw two more Wolverine runs added to the board as Andrist reached base after being struck by a p[itch and altered scored off Wagner's RBI. Burnside posted a run off a Jonah Behrendt base after being struck by a piutch with base loaded.
Werner and Andrist aded runs during the fourth for the 6-0 lead before Pines made it 6-1 during the bottom of then innning.
Crivitz ended the game string with a three run seventh while Pines ended the game with one run in the sixth.
Taking the mound win was Wolverine Burnside who allowed four hits, two runs (two earned) and three walks while striking out seven.
The loss was taken by Northland's Mitch McCanles who allowed four hits, six runs (three earned) and four walks while striking out six.
At the plate the Wolverines' Werner was three of four with two runs and an RBI. Wagner was one of three with one run and two RBIs.
Crivitz Tough Match
The Niagara Badgers traveleved to Crivitz Monday night where they put up a good fight but fell to the home field Wolverines 3-2.
Niagara got an early 2-0 lead going over the first inning before they saw their bats fall silent to the pitching of Jaden Werner.
Niagara got those two run off the bat of Ethan Sweig who clubbed a single to bring in Landen Kaldor and Athony Hansen.
Crivitz got on the board during the third when Werner slugged a triple to bring in Dawson Angriest who was on base after a walk.
Austin Burnside made it a 2-2 game during the fifth when he singled, advanced on a Werner double and went home off an error.
Werner took the lead with no time to spare as he walked in the seventh before going to third off an error. He made it home when Chase Gosse hit a sacrifice fly to right field.
At the plate the Wolverines Werner was two of two with one run and one RBI. Burnside was two of three with one run.
Niagara's Sweig was two of three with two RBIs while Kaldor was two of three with one run.
On the mound Werner gave the Wolverines a win allowing four hits, two earned runs and one walk while striking out a whopping 16 Badger hitters.
The Wausaukee rangers are quickly establishing themslesv as the powerhouse of the M&O as they blasted away the Niagara Badgers Tuesday night 15-2.
At the plate the Rangers' Hayden reendow was perfect. He went four for four with three runs and three RBIs. Dole Caylor was two for four tight one run and two RBIs while Justin Par went two for three with one run and two RBIs.
Niagara's Tristan DeJardin was one of two with one run while Landen Kaldor went one of three with a run.
On the mound Wausaukee's Andrew Schroeder took the win allowing one hit, one run (one earned) and one walk while striking out six.
Colder took the pitching loss giving up three hits, two runs and striking out three.
Maroons Drop a
Doubleheader to Braves
The Menominee Maroons dropped a pair to the Gladstone Braves on Friday, 12-0 and 11-1.
In game one, Gladstone scored two runs in the first inning. Those two runs were enough to give Menominee pitcher Zach Starzynski the loss for his two innings of work, allowing four hits and a walk, striking out two.
Gladstone scored three runs in the third after Starzynski left the game, four more in the fourth and closed things out early with three in the fifth.
Keaton Uecke and Carter Berger had Menominee's only hits.
Keagan Monroe took the loss on the mound in the second game, allowing four runs in the first, four in the second and two in the third.
Menominee got a run from Monroe, but offense was once again limited for the Maroons.
Things shut down early once again with Gladstone's 11th run in the fifth.
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