THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Area Baseball Teams Resume Play with Full Slate of Games
Issue Date: July 15, 2020
Cougars Get Shut Out Win Over Cavvies
The Coleman Cougar baseball team took on the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers last week and handed the Cavvies a 6-0 loss.
"We've been home a few games now," said Coleman Head Coach Kent Capser. "Now that we've gotten a few game under our belt we are starting to get rolling. We are just having fun right now. This Cavvie team will be a great team once they get rolling. They have a lot of talent."
The win saw the Cougars get started relatively early on as they punched the ticket on four unanswered second inning runs.
Starting the second inning scoring rally Zack Cops reached on a fields choice followed by Kitzinger on a single. Olsen joined the base runners with a double that scored the two early hitters while Simon Meadke hit a single that brought in Kitzinger. Meadke also scored to bring the tally to 4-0.
STAA had a hard time getting the gears turning in the ally goings as they saw their first, second and third innings end one-two-three.
Coleman's King scored the only run of the third inning after being walked and brought home on a Nosgovitz single.
"Coming off a long game last night and now we come back today they boys looked a little worn out, said Casper. "Even so they played great. Things are different in summer baseball, its not coming from school, its coming from work on very hot days."
John Bieber scored a single run in the fourth while one final run in the seventh sealed the deal for the Cougars.
Crivitz Capitalizes in Fifth Inning for Win over Coleman
The Crivitz baseball team took on the Coleman Cougars last week and the Cougars were faced down by a tough fifth inning that propelled the Wolverines of Crivitz to the 4-3 win.
Coleman scored the games first run in the second inning off a wild pitch.
"The boys did battle hard today," said Coleman Head Coach Kent Casper. "This is their third game in a row and they threw senior pitchers while we threw freshman so to be in the game when your throwing freshman is good. We did good things today, made good contact, so I thought we played a great game."
Crivitz was able to answer the score in the third when Jacob Hansen singled then scored when Jaden Werner hit his single.
"The Cougars have a bright future ahead of them," said Crivitz Head Coach Jeff Dorschner. "They had some young guys out there. They will be a force to be reckoned with in the future."
With the score tied 1-1 things got defensive. that is until the fifth inning when the Wolverines opened the game up.
It started with a single from Eli Gruszynski and was followed by an Austin Burnside single. Werner brought the two in with a double while later scoring on a Cougar Wagner double. The slew of runs gave the Wolverines the 4-1 lead.
"They didn't give us many pitches to hit," said Dorschner. " but when they did we missed a few. That fifth inning out two seniors were bale to carry us through to the end. It was very nice to drive runs in for a change."
Coleman fought back over the sixth and seven inning swhere they posted one run each falling just shy of extra innings 4-3.
Menominee Takes DH Over Gladstone and Ashwaubenon
Menominee started red hot in a double header with Gladstone and Ashwaubenon, notching a hefty 4 runs in inning one of the first game to help secure the 12-5 win. Game two saw the Red Wave also win over Ashwaubenon in a narrow 7-6 victory.
Against Gladstone the Red Wave opened the game very strong as Andrew Schroeder, Keagan Monroe, Austin Burnside and Buddy Beyer all crossed the plate for runs scored and the 4-0 lead.
Gladstone responded in the third with runs from Blake Krouth, Zach Hansen and Cadon Alwooden.
Menominee scored two in the fourth as Monroe and Schroeder returned to the plate thanks to a Breaden McMahon RBI double.
One run by Gladstone in the fifth was answered by the Red Wave in the sixth with a run from Beyer, Keaton Uecke, and Hunter Goldschmidt, Dante Sartorelli picked up the 2 RBI triple.
Game two against Ashwaubenon was more of a struggle as the Ashwaubenon boys fired in five runs to start the action.
During the first inning Ashwaubenon saw Marty Kiernnan, Luke Jacobs, Riley Sidzinski and Clayton Monfils all cross home to set a 5-0 tone.
But that wasn't enough to dishearten the Red Wave who fought back with a three run first.
"In the game with Ashwaubenon I told the boys to just stay calm and keep their heads in it ", said John Lauzer. "They did a great job this and helped hold it together in the end."
During their half of the first the Red Wave's Jaden Werner, Keagan Monroe and Braden McMahon all got back to the plate after making their rounds bringing the score to 5-3.
After that first inning Menominee's defense held strong, except for a small hiccup in the fourth that saw one Ashwaubenon runner squeak back to the plate for the 6-3 lead.
"We told Dante today that he only had two hits all season," said Lauzer. " He had some real great hits today and I am so proud of him."
Menominee was however able to make up all the ground needed, starting with a run by Schroeder in the fourth. Another three runs in the sixth, one by Schroeder gain and the other two by Monroe and Goldschmidt gave the Red Wave the one point edge and the win.
Coleman Edges Freedom By One Run
The Coleman Cougar baseball team had a defensive battle on their hands last week when they took on the Freedom Irish who they were able to set down with a late game three run surge for the 3-2 win.
"They got the bats going when we needed them to, " said Coleman Head Coach Kent Casper. " And against a very very good team tonight in Freedom."
Freedom got the jump on Coleman in the third inning with two runs. Those however would be the only two runs produced by the Irish as the Cougars dug in defensively and held their ground.
Coleman's answer to those two runs did not come until the sixth inning where Jake Engels scored their first run after reaching due to a walk.
During the third, trailing by one run the Cougars got Seth Seefeldt and Zack Zablocki into position off doubles which they were able to capitalize on for two more runs and the 3-2 win.
"It was a great game, a quick game," said Casper. "We put it togther right at the end when we needed too. That seventh inning comeback saw some great defense by our boys. We had so much fun tonight."