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Baseball roundup: Five-run sixth lifts Tremper baseball


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For half an inning Thursday afternoon, the Tremper baseball team found itself behind in its Southeast Conference game at Racine Horlick.

It didn’t last long.

The Trojans answered the Rebels’ run in the fifth with five of their own in the top of the sixth and held on from there for a 5-1 victory.

Tremper, ranked seventh in the latest wissports.net Division-1 poll, improved to 16-3 overall and 13-1 in conference play.

“We hit a lot of balls on the screws, but right at Horlick fielders,” Tremper coach John Matera said. “That’s baseball. Our kids did a great job of baserunning and manufacturing some runs in the sixth.”

Garrett laBreche was 2-for-4 with a run for the Trojans, and Hunter Weddel and Mitchell Buban each drove in a run.

Buban also pitched six innings and gave up just three hits.

“Mitchell’s location was really good, and he settled in as the game moved along,” his coach said. “He mixed well, got them to hit the ball and showed a lot of poise. Nathan (Renner) came in and was able to nail it down for us.”

Indian Trail 21, Racine Park 1, 5 innings

Nick Elsen allowed just two hits and struck out 10, and the Hawks scored the first 12 runs of the game before getting a nine-run bottom of the fourth.

Kyle Antos drove in six runs on three hits, Jack Granucci collected four RBI and Ryan Hoerter and Elsen added three RBI on three hits apiece to give Indian Trail an 11-8 record (7-4 SEC).

“The elements were conducive for the offense,” Indian Trail coach Mike Schmidt said. “A few times a season you get that stiff wind blowing out to left and we took advantage of it. Pounding out 19 hits over four innings was great to see.

“Despite the good day for the offense, I was impressed with how Nick pitched and how the defense played behind him. Nick pounded the zone, striking out 10 of his 15 outs. The strikeouts were huge for Nick. A day like today, any ball hit in the ground or air can find holes. The strikeouts take the pressure off the defense.”

Wilmot 10, Union Grove 5

Wilmot’s winning streak stands at 11 games after its Southern Lakes Conference victory Thursday.

The Panthers broke a 5-5 tie with a run in the top of the fourth and added four more runs in the sixth.

Justin Paasch finished with three runs batted in, and Gunner Peterson was 3-for-3 with a solo home run, three runs scored and two RBI.

Peterson was also the winning pitcher after he did not allow a run and gave up two hits in 4

1/3

innings, as Wilmot finishes with a 10-4 record in the Southern Lakes Conference.

Shoreland 5, St. Catherine’s 1

Jordan Keckhaver gave up five hits and struck out six in six innings, and Sam Kirby pitched the seventh to lead the Pacers.

Shoreland, which scored twice in the top of the first and three more times in the second, got two RBI on two hits from Kirby. Josh Edmundson was 3-for-4 as well.

Badger 2, Central 1

Central tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the fourth when Jake Werth crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Parker Krumm.

But the Badgers scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to win, despite having two more errors and two fewer hits than the Falcons.

Garrett Gilbert tallied two of Central’s six hits.

Dave Boehler, Dan Truttschel


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