Land O' Lakes Game Recaps/Box Scores
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Menomonee Falls 8 at Oconomowoc 12
The Oconomowoc Five O's got their first win of the season with an impressive 12-8 win over the highly regarded Menomonee Falls Lakers, who got an impressive come from behind walk off win the week prior. Oconomowoc got 5 impressive innings in relief from Dominick Meyer, who got the win on the mound.
The Falls got on the board first when Joel Zyhowski singled and later scored on a defensive error. Oconomowoc answered right back and took the lead for good in the bottom half of the first when Alex Aldrich singled home Derek Nelson and Josh Bouche. Tyler Fitzsimmon's sacrifice fly would cut the lead to 3-2 but Aaron Benz would tack on a RBI single in the 2nd to give Oconomowoc the 4-2 lead. Falls would cut the lead to 4-3 after a RBI single by Donald Meurer would score Kyle Zimermann.
Oconomowoc would put up 8 runs in the bottom half of inning 4. The big blows were a 2 RBI single by Alex Aldrich, and RBI single by Ellis Nosek, Derek Nelson, Josh Bouche, and Aaron Benz. The Falls tried chipping away with 3 runs in the 5th, and single runs in the top of the 6th and 7th.
Oconomowoc was led offensively by Dominick Meyer and Aaron Benz, who both had 3 hits, while Josh Bouche and Alex Aldrich had multiple hit games for the Five O's. Joel Zyhowski had a multiple hit game for Menomonee Falls.
West Bend 7 Up 11 at Milwaukee 9
There is a saying in baseball that you never say out loud that a game is going quickly, because the baseball god's will automatically slam the breaks on the game. So when a fan said loud enough for all the fans from both Milwaukee and West Bend to hear, that boy this game is flying along, everyone gasped. What happened in the next 5 innings was 2 hours of offense, in route to West Bend's 11-9 victory.
Milwaukee got on the board first in the bottom of the 4th after a RBI double by Korben Biersack scored Jarret Gates. West Bend bats exploded in the top of the 5th scoring 6 times. A RBI single by Sam Mattheis scored Adam Sarauer, and a 2 RBI double by Adam Rohlinger scored Austin Sarauer and Brett Cramer. Matt Parrent would continue his slugging ways with a 2 RBI double to score Sam Mattheis and Adam Rohlinger. Matt Parrent would score on a sacrifice fly by Dan Ranieri. West Bend would make the score 7-1 in the top of the 6th when Matt Schubert hit a RBI single to score Austin Sarauer.
Finally in the 7th, the Milwaukee Beavers bats figured out West Bend starter Tyler Adams. Matthew Huffaker would hit a leadoff home run to make it 7-2. With 2 outs, Justin Barkhurst would walk, Dominic Bumadianne singled and Jarrett Gates would single home Justin Barkhurst before Doug Martin launched a 3 run home run over the scoreboard in left field and cut the lead to 7-6 after 7.
West Bend would give themselves some breathing room in the 8th scoring 4 times all with 2 outs. Matt Schubert hit his first home run of the season. Adam Sarauer would put an exclamation point on the inning with a bases clearing single that would score Matt Parrent, Taylor Koth, and Dan Ranieri.
Milwaukee would score 2 times in the 8th to cut the lead to 11-8 after a 2 RBI double by Dominic Bumadianne scored Peter Nelson and Justin Reminger. Milwaukee got the tying run on base in the 9th, but could only push across 1 run on a RBI single by Peter Nelson scoring Doug Martin. Matt Schubert would strike out 2 of the next 3 batters to seal the win for West Bend.
West Bend got 3 hit games from Sam Mattheis, Matt Schubert, and Matt Parrent, while getting multiple hit games from Adam Rohlinger, Taylor Koth, Adam Sarauer, and Austin Sarauer. Milwaukee got a 3 hit game from Jarrett Gates, and multiple hit games from professional hitter Justin Barkhurst, Dominic Bumadianne, Doug Martin, Korben Biersack, and Matthew Huffaker.
Monches 15 at West Bend Braves 0
The story of the season thus far for Monches is their ability to pitch the baseball. The Irish pitchers shut down a West Bend Braves team and allowed them just 3 hits. The trio of Andy Smith, Andrew Tucci, and Devin Fish locked down the West Bend Braves and allowed only one runner in scoring position, a double by Nathan Block in the 3rd.
Monches raced out of the gates scoring twice in the 1st and 8 times in the 2nd to lead 10-0 after 2. Monches would score 3 times in the 3rd and 2 times in the 5th to close out the scoring.
Luke Dubnicka would start the scoring with a 2 RBI single to score Brady Williams and Benny Serres. In the 2nd Monches started out with double by Jonathan Dominguez. With 2 outs, Monches would score8 times. A RBI double by Brady Williams to score Jonathan Dominguez. Mitchell Dubnicka would single in Brady Williams, Eric Paz would double in Benny Serres and Mitchell Dubnicka. Luke Dubnicka would single in Eric Paz, and then Jonathan Dominguez would hit his 2nd double of the inning scoring Luke Dubnicka and Buck Konkol. The inning would get one last run when Andy Smith would hit a RBI double to score Jonathan Dominguez.
In the 3rd Mitchell Dubnicka would hit a 2 RBI double to score Brady Williams and Benny Serres, before Luke Dubnicka would score his brother with a RBI single. Monches would score 2 times more in the 5th with a RBI ground out by Buck Konkol and a RBI double by Andrew Tucci.
Monches got 3 hits from Benny Serres and Luke Dubnicka, and multiple hit games from Brady Williams, Mitchell Dubnicka, Eric Paz, Buck Konkol, and Jonathan Dominguez.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Genesee 6 at Racine 0
So far in the Southwest Division in the 2019 season has been the play of Eric Solberg. Whether at the plate or on the mound Solberg has carried his Genesee team to a hot start. So far in 2019, Solberg has yet to give up an earned run in 19 innings pitched, and his .400 average is one of the tops in all of Land O' Lakes. Solberg was the story again against Racine, as Genesee used a 3 run 3rd and shut down pitching to shutout Racine 6-0.
In the 3rd, Genesee got leadoff singles from Matt Bauer and Ethan Fleigle, before Eric Solberg helped his own cause with a RBI double to left. TJ Pfaffle hit a sacrifice fly, and then Keith Koehn hit a RBI single over the head of a leaping shortstop to score Solberg. Genesee would score a single run in the 5th when again Keith Koehn single over the shortstop to score Solberg. Genesee would tack on a single run in the 6th when Dominic Nabak scored on a wild pitch. Lucas Bourassa would give the Rebels one last insurance run scoring Pfaffle on a single.
Eric Solberg went 8 innings of scoreless ball, striking out 10 and giving up just 3 hits. Solberg led Genesee's offense with 4 hits. TJ Pfaffle and Derek Urban had 3 hits, while Keith Koehn and Arron Buck had multiple hits for Genesee.
Brookfield Bulldogs 13 at Hartland 5
It was a seesaw affair early on in Hartland before the Bulldogs put up 8 runs in the 5th inning in what would become a 13-5 victory for Brookfield. Outside of the offensive explosion for the Bulldogs, the story of the day was the pitching of Curt Pryal. Pryal came on in the 6th and gave up just one base runner from there on out.
Brookfield would jump out first, when Mike Mierow reached via an error, and scored on a Kris Franzen sacrifice fly. Hartland would tie the game up in the 2nd when Craig Henschel would lead off the inning with a single and then score on a RBI single by Paul Archambault. Brookfield would regain the lead in the 3rd when Scott Booth would deliver a 2 out RBI single to score Dan Barwick. Hartland would take a brief 3-2 lead when Trevor Duran would hit a big 2 out 2 RBI double off the left center field fence scoring Paul Archambault and Casey Meinecke.
The momentum only lasted so long as Brookfield would score 8 times in the 5th, all with the theme of the weekend in the league, with 2 outs. The shocking part of the inning was they would score all the runs on just 1 hit. 7 walks lead 3 walked in, before Mike Jacobs cleared the bases with a 3 RBI double to left.
Hartland continued to show some heart, scoring twice in the 6th, when Trevor Duran knocked a 2 run home run just to the left of the scoreboard. Brookfield would score 3 times in 9th thanks to a RBI double by Bill Gorman that scored Scott Booth. Mike Mierow would provide the last bit of offense with a 2 RBI single scoring Bill Gorman and Josh Lemke.
Scott Booth led the Brookfield offense with 3 hits, while Josh Lemke had a multiple hit game. Trevor Duran led the Hartland offense with a multiple hit game with 4 RBI. Paul Archambault and Travis Koeppen had multiple hit games for Hartland.
Oconomowoc 1 at West Bend Braves 10
What a difference 24 hours make in Land O' Lakes baseball. Oconomowoc came off an impressive win over Menomonee Falls, while West Bend was licking their wounds after a drubbing at the hands of Monches. But in baseball things can flip on a dime, and West Bend won 10-1, thanks to the right arm of Brad Rindfleisch and clutch bat of Derek Handel.
The story of the day for West Bend was Rindfleisch. The righty made life tough for the Five O's bats. Rindfleisch gave up just 2 hits on the day and struck out 16 batters. As good as Rindfleisch was, it was Oconomowoc that got on the board first. Dominick Meyer led of the game with a single, a stolen base, and consecutive wild pitches allowed the Five O's to take the brief lead. The Braves would score 3 runs in the 1st to take the lead for good. Brad Rindfleisch would help his own cause with a RBI single to score Ben Seaman, and then Derek Handel would lace a 2 RBI single to left to give the Braves the 3-1 lead after 1.
The score would remain 3-1 until the bottom of the 4th when West Bend would put up 6 runs. A RBI single by Ben Seaman, Brad Rindfleisch, Justin "Beano" Wiedmeyer, and Nick Sterman, would give West Bend the 9-1 lead. West Bend would tack on one more in the 7th.
Ryan Morrison and Brad Rindfleisch had 3 hit days for West Bend, while Nathan Block reached 4 times. Derek Handel had a multiple hit game for West Bend. Dominick Meyer reached base 3 times for Oconomowoc.
Menomonee Falls 1 at Sussex 6
Sussex seems to always seem to get lost in the shuffle at the beginning of each year, but one thing is constant for the Sussex Cardinals, and that is they have a stable of arms in 2019 that can rival just about any team in the state. The stable of Travis Thompson, Nick Schreiber, Jake Eigner, Tim Saskowski, and Lucas Keller provide Sussex a myriad of pitching options each game. Against Menomonee Falls, Sussex gave the ball to Lucas Keller to start and Keller was brilliant, giving up just one run in 7 innings.
Sussex jumped out and scored the first run of the game with a 2 out RBI single by Ben Wilkins scoring Michael Barnes. The score would remain 1-0 until the 4th when Sussex would score 3 runs off Falls starter Don August. A leadoff single by Seth Kroenke, would set the table for Victor Perez Jr. who scored Kroenke from 1st with a booming RBI double off the center field fence. Aaron Trattner would score Perez Jr. from 2nd with a RBI single. With 2 outs, Trevor Wesline would single, and score on a RBI double by Michael Barnes to make the score 4-0.
Menomonee Falls would score a run in their half of the 7th when Jacob Sutherland would score on the RBI ground out by Eric Beauchamp. Sussex would get that run right back in their half of the 7th when Michael Barnes would score on the Carson Youngquist RBI single. Sussex would score 1 more insurance run in the 8th when Aaron Trattner would lead off with a double, move over to third on a wild pitch, and score when a third strike in the dirt forced the Falls to take the out at first.
Jake Eigner and Nick Schreiber were perfect in 2 innings of relief.
Milwaukee 8 at Pewaukee 2
Milwaukee's goal for Sunday was to make sure they played a consistent game and prevent a big inning and the Beavers were able to accomplish their goal with a hard fought 8-2 win over Pewaukee. Milwaukee was able to accomplish this with the right arm of Josh Smith. For Pewaukee it was a hard fought loss for Josh Nitch, who went the distance for the Muskies.
Milwaukee jumped on the board first in the top of the 1st with a RBI single by Doug Martin scored Joe Green. The score remain 1-0 until the 3rd when Peter Nelson led the inning off with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Barkhurst. Pewaukee would cut the lead to 2-1 when Chris Tredwell lined a RBI single to left scoring Connor Moroder. Milwaukee would get that run back in the top of the 5th when Jarrett Gates RBI single to centerfield scored Justin Barkhurst.
The score remained 2-1 Milwaukee until the top of the 8th, when the Beavers scored 5 times with 2 out. Peter Nelson started it off with a 2 RBI single scoring Matthew Huffaker and Kyle Knaust. After a wild pitch scored Justin Barkhurst, Jarrett Gates lined a 2 RBI double to left scoring Peter Nelson and Joe Green.
Josh Smith went the distance giving up just 1 earned run, and scattered 6 hits. Peter Nelson, Joe Green, Jarrett Gates, and Matthew Huffaker had multiple hit games for Milwaukee. Pewaukee got a multiple hit game from Jake Nitch.
Helenville 9 at Merton 12
Ixonia 5 at Dousman 0