Three games, two wins for 9U Stallions at home|
The Antigo 9U Stallions baseball team continued a strong showing by home teams at last weekends Antigo Dugout Club Tournament, by taking second place with a 2-1 overall record.
The Stallions opened play Saturday morning against Rhinelander, and emerged 11-4 winners.
Blake Genske was the Stallions leading hitter with two hits in the game. Also providing base knocks was Gauge Guenthner, Nathan Malone, and Scott Hagerty, who tripled.
Hagerty, Malone, and Genske all recorded RBIs.
Hayden Thill and Genske pitched in the win. Thill went 2 1/3 innings, and allowed four runs, three earned on two hits. He walked five and struck out six. Genske went 1 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit. He did not walk a batter, and recorded four strikeouts.
Game two under a hot Saturday sun, was a 10-2 loss coming against Green Bay. Antigo produced just two hits against a tough Green Bay pitching staff. Both of those hits were courtesy of Guenthner.
Thill and Genske each went two innings. Thill struck out three, while giving up two earned runs on three hits. Genske had one strike out, walked two and was tagged for five earned runs on seven hits.
Antigo 9U Stallions finish in fourth at Bulldog Bash
The Antigo 9U Stallions team opened its season this past weekend, finishing fourth in the 11-team Bulldog Bash held in New London.
Antigo opened play Saturday against West Bend, and scored a 5-3 win. The Stallions needed just four hits to account for its five runs, with Liam Burt leading the way with a double and single. Caleb Vandenlangenberg and Scotty Hagerty each added doubles as well.
Marcus Washatko, Vandenlangenberg, and Hagerty were all solid on the mound in the win. Washatko struck out four over two innings of work, while Vandenlangenberg punched out five. Hagerty threw one scoreless frame.
Game two was an 11-3 rout of Laconia, in a game ended on the mercy rule.
Coleman Marmes led the Stallions at the plate with two doubles and two runs batted in, while Hagerty tripled and drove in a pair.
Burt had an RBI double, with Nate Malone contributing a two-bagger to the winning cause.
Hayden Thill and Blake Genske comprised the Stallions pitching staff. Each tossed two innings. Thill struck out five, Genske punched out four.
Antigo moved on to face Waupaca Sunday and emerged 8-4 winners after trailing early 3-0.
Tom Schofield is new Antigo athletic director
Antigo High School will have a new Athletic Director beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
Current AHS Head Football Coach Tom Schofield has accepted the position, after Matt Meronk stepped down as AD after six years. Meronk will remain with the district, as he has taken on a new position as assistant eight and ninth grade principal at AHS.
Schofield will remain on as Head Football Coach, a position he took over in 2015, taking a 4-6 team to three straight Great Northern Conference championships, including a 10-2 record and deep playoff run this past season.
Tom is the grandson of legendary Antigo coach Gordon Schofield, who won three state titles during his time at the helm, and played college football at Eastern Illinois where he provided the punting duties.
He has also worked as a physical education teacher in the district, but will now take on the challenge of overseeing all of Antigos athletic operations.
Im very excited for the opportunity to continue a strong tradition of Red Robins athletics and activities, Schofield said. I hope to ensure the highest quality programs for all students to participate in at Antigo.
Historic season ends for Red Robins in sectional final
A historic season for the Antigo Red Robins baseball team came to a close Tuesday, one win shy of a state tournament appearance.
Playing in a WIAA Division One sectional at Bay Port High School, the Robins took advantage of late Wausau West miscues to work some seventh inning magic in a 3-2 come from behind win, before the miscues worked against Antigo in the sectional final, a 12-4 loss to Green Bay Preble.
This was by no means a lost season, the boys had an absolute great year, Head Coach Scott Farmer said. There was 96 teams that started this journey and only eight can say they made it farther than the Red Robins, only four can say they beat us, and with the goofy weather and adversity they overcame, including losing A.J. Kirsch on the mound and from the lineup for a bit, they have every reason to walk with their chins high for the great work they did.
Play began Tuesday morning with the sectional semifinal against Wisconsin Valley Conference power Wausau West. The game was a tight pitchers duel throughout, as Antigos Brady Tatro matched up against Chandler Fochs for the Warriors.
Tatro went the distance, allowing j
No early exit, Red Robin baseball team advances to sectional with decisive 13-3 win over Raiders
There will be no early exit for the Antigo Red Robins baseball team in the playoffs this season, as the top seeded Robins added a Division One regional championship to what is already an impressive campaign with a 13-3, five inning win over Pulaski Thursday at Kretz Park.
The win erased memories of last seasons disappointment, when a 22-2 Robins team fell to Mosinee 5-1 in another regional final.
The boys did a great job coming ready to play, Head Coach Scott Farmer said. Our pregame was the best it has looked all year and it carried out onto the field, everyone did a great job.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first, the Robins took control with a four-run frame. Matt Winter led off the inning with a walk, Wade Farmer and Brady Tatro both singled, loading the bases for Garret Held, who delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the game.
Two batters later, A.J. Kirsch step to the plate and delivered a three-run homer for a 4-1 advantage. It was a nice return for Kirsch, who had missed recent time with an injury.
We had a great start with Matt, Wade, and Brady getting us going by making them have to play D right away, Farmer noted. A.J. got bac