Antigo 12U Stallions blast way into title game, but fall to Altoona|
The Antigo 12U Stallions traveling baseball team was in Altoona this past weekend, coming away with a strong second place tournament showing.
Antigo opened play against Bloomer, and pounded out 19 runs on 16 hits in a 19-3, four inning final.
Leading hitters included Riley Guenthner, who went four-for-four with a double, Jake Hanus ended the game three-for-four, including a triple.
Devin Breitenfeldt, Michael Preboski, and Jake Verhasselt added two hits each. Breitenfeldt tripled, while Preboski had a double.
Ben Robrecht and Jon Schmidt combined for the win on the mound, holding Bloomer to just three hits.
Game two was another blowout win for Antigo, as the Stallions took down Hayward 14-2, again in four innings.
Mason Gray led the Antigo attack with three hits, including a double and home run. Ty Kohler also had three hits, with Hanus going two-for-three with a double. Preboski contributed a pair of base knocks as well.
On the mound, the Stallions combination of Guenthner and Verhasselt got the job done. The pair struck 11 and allowed just two Hayward hits.
The win set up a championship showdown with the host
Antigo 10U Stallions compete at Three Lakes
The Antigo 10U Stallions traveling baseball team had a bit of a rough go of it this past weekend, winning one of four games played at the Northwoods Baseball Classic in Three Lakes.
The Stallions opened play against Wittenberg-Birnamwood and fell by a score of 10-3. The contest started off well, with starting pitcher David Voytovich giving up a pair of runs through two innings, before the wheels fell off and Wittenberg-Birnamwood pulled away for the win.
Antigos second contest was an exciting 8-7 win over Norway, Mich. A total of seven Stallions players recorded hits and 10 of 11 reached base.
Declan Adams had the game tying RBI single in the final frame and scored the winning run on Tucker McCanns single.
Voytovich, Diego Flores-Martinez, and Jacob Waldner formed the Antigo pitching staff in the win.
Game three for the 10U squad was a tough 15-2 loss to D.C. Everest. Keagan Buettner led Antigo with a two-for-two game, including a triple. Voytovich doubled, while Ethan Rantala and Jacob Waldner both singled.
The Stallions finished the weekend with a 15-3 loss to Verona. Antigo allowed nine first inning runs which p
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.