14U Fillies close a strong season with tournament win|
The Antigo 14U Fillies softball team closed our their season this past weekend, winning the eight team Shawano Tournament.
The team fell to Peshtigo Friday night, but rebounded to beat Shawano 9-4, Oconto Falls 6-0, and Hortonville 9-0 in the championship game.
Against Shawano, the Fillies scored eight runs in the second inning to break the game wide open. The team collected four hits in the frame, courtesy of an Alicia Turunen triple, a double from Ellie Preboski and singles from Gabby Baginski and Abbi Noskowiak.
The Fillies added a run in the fourth, while Shawano picked up three in the second and one in the fifth. Noskowiak was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and six walks.
Taking on Oconto Falls, the Fillies scored once in the second inning, once in the third and then four times in the sixth. The big blow was a two run homer by Natalie Dewey. Kiana Lese, Turunen and Noskowiak all added hits. Noskowiak went the distance on the mound, tossing the three hit shut out, while striking out four Oconto Falls batters.
The championship game against Hortonville started with a first inning rally by the Fil
Pitching solid in doubleheader split for Typhoon versus Marshfield
The Antigo American Legion baseball team split a home doubleheader with Marshfield on Thursday night, falling in game one 3-2, and bouncing back with a 7-0 win in the nightcap.
Game one saw a pitchers duel between Antigos Jesse Jankowski and Marshfield ace Jake Brueggen. With Antigo serving as the visiting team on the scoreboard for the Wisconsin Valley Legion League contest, Matt Winter scored the initial run in the top of the first inning on a passed ball.
The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the third, when the Blue Devils went ahead 2-1, as Andy Goettl and Walker Wiethruth reached on consecutive errors. Logan Jakobi would then drive in a run with a sacrifice fly and Paul MaGuire put his team ahead with a single.
The Typhoon tied the contest in the top of the sixth, as Jake Husnick led off with a single, which set up Garrett Helds RBI double to the right-center field fence.
Marshfield would get the walk off win in the bottom of the seventh however, as an Antigo error allowed Ryan Krueger to score the winning run for the Blue Devils.
Jankowski went the distance for the Typhoon and took the hard luck loss. Than
Antigo 10U All Stars start strong, rout Merrill 10-0
The Antigo 10-year-old Little League All Star team won their opening game in the District Five tournament on Tuesday, defeating Merrill 10-0 in five innings.
Antigo started the game strong, as starting pitcher Porter Nicholson retired Merrill in order in the top half of the first inning, and his team plated four runs in the bottom half.
Preston Knapkavage led off with a single, followed by two more singles courtesy of Nicholson and Carter Wassen to load the bases. That would bring up clean up hitter Zone Wienke who preceeded to clear the bases with a double. Wienke then came home two batters later when Dylan Matuszewski drove him in.
That would be all the scoring until the fifth inning, when Antigo tacked on six more runs, highlighted by a double by Knapkavage, as the game ended on the mercy rule.
Knapkavage went three for four to lead the Antigo attack, including two doubles. Zone Wienke finished two for three, with Nicholson, Wassen, Tre Wienke and Mitch Meyer all adding singles.
Nicholson was the winning pitcher, tossing four shutout innings. The Antigo ace allowed just three base hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out two. Wassen pit
Antigo All-Stars run ends with disappointing loss
The Antigo 12-year-old Little League All Star team saw their run in the District Five tournament come to a disappointing end on Monday night, as they fell to Wausau American 12-5 at Wausaus Doepke Park.
The game was scoreless until a disastrous third inning put Wausau American up by a score of 6-0. American took advantage of two key Antigo errors, several passed balls, two walks and recorded four hits in the frame, including a hard hit double by Bryce Heil.
Antigo finally got on the board in the top half of the fourth inning, as Dane Fredrickson reached on a throwing error by the American shortstop, and Trevor Tarras and Reed Kuenzli followed with singles to load the bases. That set the stage for Connor Cornelius, who delivered a two run single to make it a 6-2 ball game.
American added a run in the bottom of the fourth, but Antigo got back on the board in the fifth. Trevin Walbeck led off with a single and would come around to score on a Fredrickson double to again get his team within four runs.
Wausau American officially put the game out of reach in their half of the fifth with another five runs. In an inning eerily similar to the third, Amer
Blue Jays win majors title in Little League, down Braves
The CoVantage Blue Jays were crowned champions of Antigo Little Leagues majors division on Thursday night, leaving no doubt in a 10-2 romp over Tommys Braves.
The game was tight early, tied at two in the fourth inning, until the Blue Jays took command with a six run bottom half of the frame.
Braden Stanke and Cole Umland came up with key hits from the bottom of the lineup, setting the stage for the top half, as Dane Fredrickson and Trevor Tarras both had run scoring singles. The Jays also took advantage of four walks by Braves pitching in the inning.
The Blue Jays added two runs in the fifth, with the frame highlighted by a double from Stanke. Umland and Tarras had hits in the inning as well.
Stanke, Umland and Tarras led the way at the plate with two hits each. Fredrickson and Mason Gray each had one.
Gray, Tarras, Fredrickson and Connor Cornelius combined on the mound to hold the Braves to five hits.
Riley Leveque had two of those hits to lead the Braves, while Paden Michalik doubled and Sam Bretl and Marvin Duchac singled.
Ty Kohler, Duchac, Bretl and Ben Robrecht comprised the Braves pitching sta