IRA Outlaw Sprints finish strong after brief rain delay|
A little bit of patience was required, but the dedicated staff of the Langlade County Fairgrounds put forth the effort to make the annual appearance of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints a reality in spite of Mother Nature’s best effort to halt the show. Rain showers hit the track just as hot laps were set to begin.
After an hour, and a half delay and some hard work by track officials, the track was ready to host the 900 horsepower Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprints. The fans were treated to an incredibly fast track with the drivers approaching 130 mph on the tacky 5/8 mile racing surface.
Former two-time series champion Travis Whitney of Coon Rapids, Minn. dominated the last half of the A-main on his way to victory. Whitney finished a full straightway ahead of early race leader Scotty Neitzel.
“The track was just fast. I knew we had to get around these guys early as I knew the track was going to be narrow and tough to pass,” Whitney stated accepting the applause of the crowd. “I was getting a little bit worried as my engine was heating up and blowing oil out.”
While Whitney was impressive on the ultra tacky racing surface, the track proved cha
Road ends for 12U All-Stars as Burlingtone earns lopsided win
The Antigo 12U All-Star team’s amazing state tournament run was dashed in the championship game itself on Friday evening with a 13-1 loss to the two-time defending champion Burlington team.
Burlington started the scoring in the first inning by amassing eight runs on four hits and an untimely five Antigo errors.
Taking an 8-0 lead into the second inning, Burlington added two more runs in the second and another three in the third inning. Burlington piled on seven total hits in the two innings combined.
Antigo’s lone tally came in the top of fourth. With one out, Mason Burkhart singled, followed by a Kaden Steckbauer hit by pitch. Dakota Matuszewski singled to help drive in Burkhart, allowing Antigo to avoid a goose egg on the scoreboard.
Austin Schedlbauer started for Antigo and took the team’s last decision loss of the season. Schedlbauer and Tyler Schroepfer combined to give up 13 runs, nine of which were earned, on 11 base hits. The duo walked one batter and struck out two.
Burlington’s pitching staff gave up just one run on three hits while giving up one walk and striking out four.
Elliot Orgeman, Burkhart, and Matuszewski each ta
Antigo's 12U Little League squad upsets undefeated Whitefish Bay, 15-6
Antigo 12U baseball pulled off a major upset on Thursday evening, beating an undefeated Whitefish Bay team 15-6 to advance to the state championship’s final game.
Earlier this week, Antigo’s Little League All-Stars were defeated by Whitefish Bay 17-6, but the boys did not let the previous defeat hamper their performance in the more-important semifinal rematch two days later.
The Antigo 12U team dominated the game, taking a lead in the top of the first inning that they would never give up. Down two outs, Eli Fleischman hit a solo home run to make it 1-0.
In the top of the second, Will Kubeny started off the inning by reaching base on an error. Dane Cornelius and Cole Musolff strung together singles to load the bases, and a walk to Kaden Steckbauer essentially drove in Kubeny. With the Whitefish Bay pitching staff faltering, a walk to Dakota Matuszewski drove in Cornelius.
With one out, a Neil Bretl single resulted in two runs batted in. Following the second out of the inning, Tyler Schroepfer singled to drive in Steckbauer and Bretl. The result was a 7-0 lead for Antigo.
Whitefish Bay’s offense showed some signs of resurgence in the bottom of
Typhoon struggles in first game versus Menasha
In its first game of the 2015 Class AA State Tournament, the Antigo Legion Post No. 3 took on the defending champion Menasha Twins on Wednesday morning. The Twins line-up pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of six Antigo errors en route to a 20-10 win.
Facing a large deficit early, the Typhoon rallied after a slow start, plating three runs in the third inning and seven runs in the fifth. Despite its efforts in the fifth inning, the Typhoon was unable to extend the game as they fell victims to the 10-run mercy rule.
Hunter Kirsch led the Antigo lineup with two hits, including a grand slam to centerfield. Jake Husnick finished with a two hits including a double, and Alex Nagel also had a pair of hits.
Max Nowinsky, Randy Krebs, Blake Kirsch, and Arin VerHagen also contributed with base hits in the losing effort.
Chris VanHandel led Menasha with three hits including a triple. Tyler Nelson added three hits at the plate, while teammate Kelvin Medrano finished with a home run and double. Griffin Jack added a pair of hits including a double.
With the loss, the Antigo Legion team falls into the loser bracket, where they will take on Waterford at 1
All-Stars given No. 4 seed, face Whitefish Bay
Despite a 9-2 loss to Burlington on Wednesday night, the Antigo 12U all-star will have its chance in the state championship semi-finals this evening after the completion of the group-play stage.
Burlington started the scoring in the first inning with a solo home run and tallied three more in the second on another home run and four singles to make it 4-0.
Antigo got on the board in the fourth when Mason Burkhart led off the inning getting hit by a pitch. Dane Cornelius followed with an infield single to put two aboard the bases. Caleb Kautza reached on a fielder’s choice, and a subsequent error allowed Burkhart to score.
With the score 4-1 in favor of Burlington, the two-time defending champions added three more runs in the fourth on a three-run homer to give them the six run advantage over Antigo.
Antigo scored its final tally in the fifth. Tyler Schroepfer walked to start the inning, and after two outs Kaden Steckbauer reached on an error scoring Schroepfer.
Now 7-2 in favor of Burlington, the victors scored their final two runs in the bottom of the inning on four consecutive singles and a fielder’s choice.
Austin Schedlbauer start
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