Typhoon loses close one to Rhinelander in extra innings|
In an extra innings outing, the dominant Antigo Legion Post No. 3 team fell 5-4 on the road to the Rhinelander Rebels.
Antigo got off to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Alex Nagel drove in a run on an RBI groundout. Rhinelander would get things going in the fourth inning when they were able to string together three straight singles that got through the infield. The Rebels would then cash in on a throwing error, allowing two runs to cross the plate.
The Typhoon would retake the lead in the top of the fifth when Brian Cuevas-Ruiz reached on a two-out error. Max Nowinsky drew a walk, allowing Jake Husnick to knock in a run with a base hit. Arin VerHagen would follow up with an RBI single.
Rhinelander quickly responded in the bottom of the fifth when Kurt Zuiker smacked a triple and later scored on a Kent Mathews’ sacrifice fly. In the top of the seventh inning, Antigo jumped ahead, taking advantage of another Rhinelander error that allowed Husnick to reach. A passed ball provided Husnick the chance to advance before VerHagen lined a single to centerfield while later an overthrow to home plate allowed Husnick to trot in to score the go-ahead run.
All-Stars continue state run with 11-5 win over Wausau
The 12U Antigo all-star team pressed onward in the District 5 Tournament following an 11-5 victory over Wausau American on Tuesday night.
Under the lights of Al Remington Field, Antigo scored one run via a passed ball in the first but found itself down 3-1 at the inning. A two-run home run for Wausau helped create the deficit Antigo found itself in.
In the second inning, Antigo rebounded with six runs of its own. A three-run blast by Tyler Schroepfer was the turn in the tilt, allowing the local all-stars to take a 7-3 advantage.
Wausau American added another two runs in the bottom of the second, but Antigo’s pitching staff took over behind a terrific relief effort from Schroepfer, replacing the starting Elliot Orgeman.
Holding Wausau scoreless for the rest of the game, Antigo added two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, including an Isaak Hall home run in the fifth.
Orgeman and Schroepfer combined to give up the five total runs on seven hits allowed, walking three batters and striking out seven.
Offensively, Neil Bretl, Eli Fleischman, Will Kubeny, Orgeman, Schroepfer, and Hall each ended their victorious day with two hits.
Legion team carries 9-1 record for June, beats Diamond Cats, Merrill
The Antigo Legion Post No. 3 baseball team was on the road last Thursday to take on Clintonville, a squad that has been a powerhouse program in recent years. Clintonville made several trips to the Class A state tournament, including titles in 2007, 2008, and 2010. In what hopes to become an annual matchup between the two Legion programs, the Typhoon was able to defeat the Diamond Cats for the second year in a row with a 8-4 victory.
Clintonville took an early 1-0 in the bottom of the first when Nick Hogen drove in a run on an RBI groundout. Antigo was able to respond in the top of the second when Jake Fleischman drove in a run on an RBI groundout and Brian Cuevas-Ruiz knocked in two runs on a base hit to give the Typhoon a 3-1 lead.
The Typhoon would add to the lead in the fourth, scoring two runs with a two-out rally, as Bryce Chrudimsky and Nick Greening had consecutive RBI hits. Clintonville rallied themselves with three runs in the fifth as Jaden Doornik smacked a double which led to a runner scoring on a throwing error to third base. Doornik was able to advance to third on the play and later score on a Damon Lorge sacrifice fly. Kyle Finger drove in the third C
Comets top Racers 10-3 in 12U softball contest, lead league
In last week’s 12U softball play, the Antigo Comets defeated the Antigo Racers 10-3.
After a tie ball game at one run apiece after the first inning, the Comets laid on five in the second to take a 6-1 lead after two innings of play. Though the Racers came back with two runs in the fifth, the Comets were able to get four more in the same inning to secure the win.
For the Comets, Ellie Preboski and Brynn Devore led the team, both 2-3 on the day. Preboski’s two hits included both a triple and a double. Devore, on the other hand, added a double.
Comet teammate Riley Bolen added a pair of singles, while MacKenzie Beckingham, Anja Busse, Alonna Weix, Abby Noskowiak, Grace Fleischman, Heather Arlen, Grace DeWan, and Chloe Knapkavage all had one hit each.
Weix was also the winning pitcher for the Comets, with relief help from Callie Hubatch and Noskowiak. The trio allowed three runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Anne Andrashko had both of the Racers’ two hits for the day. Riley McCann received the loss, with Lindsey Lightfoot providing help in relief. Together, the two Racers allowed 10 runs on 14 hits, striking out four and walki
Antigo All-Stars advance with 9-1 win over Rhinelander
The 12U Antigo Little League All-Star team (11 and 12 year old players) took the first game of the District 5-wide tournament with a 9-1 win over Rhinelander on Monday at Al Remington Field.
Eli Fleischman worked a complete game as Antigo’s starting pitcher, allowing just the solitary run on five hits. Fleischman was also able to strike out six Rhinelander batters while making sure none reached base on walks.
Tyler Schroepfer and Fleischman co-led the team at the plate, each finishing 2-4 with a double apiece and two runs scored. Elliot Orgeman also had an extra base hit with a double.
Mason Burkhart was 1-1 in the pinch hitting role, and came up big off the bench with a two-run homer. Cole Musolff, Will Kubeny, Dane Cornelius, and Kaden Steckbauer each recorded one hit for Antigo.
The 12U all-stars resume tournament play at home this evening against Wausau American at 7 p.m. The Wausau team reached the second round of the tourney after an 11-3 win over Lakeland on Monday night.
To complete Antigo’s district bracket picture, No. 1 seeded Wausau National is awaiting the make-up winner of Roche-A-Cri and Merrill, a game that was rained on Monda
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