Typhoon rebound from tough weekend to trounce DePere 10-0|
The Antigo American Legion Post #3 baseball team was back to full strength on Monday as its entire starting lineup was together for the first time all season. The Typhoon defeated the De Pere 17U team 10-0 in six innings.
Antigo got its bats rolling in the third inning as Rob Bastle delivered a two-out, two-run double, followed by an RBI single by Randy Krebs and an RBI double by Bryce Chrudimsky to put Antigo up 4-0.
The Typhoon kept the momentum going with five runs in the fourth inning with RBI base hits from Justen Wegter, Bastle, Chrudimsky and Cameron Noskowiak. Antigo finished off the Panthers with an RBI triple from Luke Osborne to win by the 10-run rule in the sixth.
Randy Krebs was the starting pitcher for Antigo, pitching five innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. Making his debut on the mound in an Antigo uniform, newcomer Jesse Homp pitched the top half of the sixth allowing two walks while striking out one.
Offensively for Antigo, Blake Below led the team in going 4-for-4 at the plate, with Noskowiak, Bastle and Chrudimsky each hitting a double and a single. Wegter added a pair of singles, Osborne smacked a triple while Krebs and Caleb Raddant contributed with base hits.
On Saturday, the Typhoon traveled to Waupaca and dropped a pair of close games, losing 7-5 to Waupaca and 5-4 against Bonduel in extra innings.
In the first game against Waupaca, Noskowiak led off with a single in the first, followed by Max Nowinsky and Below getting hit by pitches. After an infield pop-out and a strike-out, Osborne drove in two runs on an RBI single. Both teams exchanged scoreless innings until Waupaca was able put a run on the board in the bottom of the fourth off an Antigo error.
The Typhoon responded in the top of the fifth with another RBI single by Osborne to go up 3-1. The bottom of the fifth spelled doom for the Typhoon as Waupaca went on to score five runs and put Antigo in a deficit that they could not overcome.
Waupaca was able to tack on another run in the sixth, before Antigo rallied with two runs on RBI singles by Caleb Raddant and Alex Nagel. Unfortunately the effort fell short, giving Waupaca the two-run victory.
Below started on the mound for Antigo and lasted five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) off of nine hits while walking three batters and striking out seven. Nagel provided relief, allowing an unearned run while walking two in one inning pitched.
Offensively for the Typhoon, Noskowiak and Osborne finished with two hits, with Chrudimsky adding a double. Below, Nagel, Jed Weix, Raddant, and Arin VerHagen all finished with singles.
In the followup versus Bonduel, both teams went scoreless through the first three innings before the Typhoon went ahead 1-0 off of a Chrudimsky RBI single. Bonduel answered in the bottom of the fourth with a pair to go up 2-all. Below tied it up with an RBI single in the fifth.
Knotted at 2-all, the game remained tied until the ninth when Nowinsky and Osborne delivered RBI singles to go up 4-2. Returning the favor, Bonduel scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Typhoon 5-4.
Noskowiak excelled in his start on the mound. Lasting 7 1/3 innings, he allowed only two runs (one earned) off five hits and one walk. Nagel recorded the final two outs of the seventh, including a strikeout to end the inning with runners in scoring position.
Struggling in the ninth in allowing three runs on three hits and one walk, Erik Schielke was tagged with the loss.
Leading hitters for Antigo were Nowinsky and Schielke with two hits each. Below, Nagel, Osborne and Chrudimsky each contributed singles.
With the two weekend losses, Antigo drops to 2-3 on the season. As new members of the Fox River Valley Legion Baseball League, the Typhoon will be competing against De Pere 17U, White Lake, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Peshtigo, Marinette, and Menominee, MI in the North Division.
The stint left Coach Alex Heiny’s Typhoon at 3-3 overall including and 1-0 in the North Division of the Fox River Valley Legion League. The team will travel to Peshtigo on Wednesday. Other teams in the league include White Lake, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Peshtigo, Marinette and Menominee, Mich.
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